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Albania minister quits over blast

Tuesday 18th of March 2008, 0:45
related countries: Albania Albania
related places: Tirana

Albania Defence Minister Fatmir Mediu resigns following a series of fatal explosions at an arms dump near Tirana.
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Iraqi asylum seeker numbers jump

Tuesday 18th of March 2008, 1:25
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The number of Iraqis applying for asylum in developed countries almost doubled in 2007, a UN report says.
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US oil spill ship pilot charged

Tuesday 18th of March 2008, 1:42
related countries: United States United States

The pilot of a ship that spilt 58,000 gallons of oil into San Francisco Bay is charged with criminal negligence.
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'Deadly clashes' in the Comoros

Tuesday 18th of March 2008, 2:03
related countries: Comoros Comoros

Soldiers from the Comoros islands clash with renegade forces on Anjouan ahead of a planned AU operation.
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Seven dead in Indian rebel attack

Tuesday 18th of March 2008, 5:53
related countries: India India

Police in the north-eastern Indian state of Manipur say militants have killed seven Hindi-speaking migrants.
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Trial of Chinese activist begins

Tuesday 18th of March 2008, 6:36
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Human rights activist Hu Jia goes on trial in the Chinese capital, Beijing, charged with subversion.
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China thanks India for Tibet move

Tuesday 18th of March 2008, 6:53
related countries: India India, China China

Chinese PM Wen Jiabao says he "appreciated" steps taken by Indian authorities in handling protests by Tibetans.
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Tennis: Nadal overpowers Young

Tuesday 18th of March 2008, 7:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Young

Rafael Nadal and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will meet in the fourth round of the Pacific Life Open.
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Woman named Pakistani speaker

Tuesday 18th of March 2008, 9:41
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The main political party in Pakistan nominates a woman to be the next speaker of parliament.
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Stocks rebound from Monday fall

Tuesday 18th of March 2008, 9:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Monday

Share prices in Europe rebound as investors await an interest rate decision from the US central bank.
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Nine-month crisis over in Belgium

Tuesday 18th of March 2008, 10:20
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Belgium's political crisis comes to an end with a deal for a coalition government headed by Yves Leterme.
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Andean row agreement reached

Tuesday 18th of March 2008, 10:34
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Ecuador Ecuador

OAS foreign ministers agree a text deploring Colombia's raid on rebels in Ecuador that sparked border tensions.
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NZ teen charged over backpacker

Tuesday 18th of March 2008, 10:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, New Zealand New Zealand

Relatives welcome news a boy, 14, has been charged with the murder of a British woman in New Zealand.
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Court releases Venezuelan assets

Tuesday 18th of March 2008, 10:52
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A London court suspends an order freezing assets of Venezuela's state oil firm in a dispute with ExxonMobil.
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Iraq bomb attack toll rises to 52

Tuesday 18th of March 2008, 11:03
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Karbala'

An Iraqi health official says the death toll in Monday's bombing in Karbala has risen to 52.
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Top policeman convicted of murder

Tuesday 18th of March 2008, 11:06
related countries: India India

A senior Indian policeman, Ravi Kant Sharma, is found guilty of murdering an Indian Express journalist.
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Greek common-law marriage row

Tuesday 18th of March 2008, 11:49
related countries: Greece Greece

The Greek Orthodox Church opposes government plans to give more rights to unmarried couples.
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China blames Dalai Lama for riots

Tuesday 18th of March 2008, 12:02
related countries: China China

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao says exiled Tibetan leader, the Dalai Lama, organised recent unrest in Lhasa.
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Vatican-Saudi talks on churches

Tuesday 18th of March 2008, 12:04
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The Vatican and Saudi Arabia discuss building the first church in the kingdom, where only Muslim worship is allowed.
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Rabbi stabbed in East Jerusalem

Tuesday 18th of March 2008, 12:24
related countries: Israel Israel

A rabbi has been wounded in a stabbing attack in the Old City area of East Jerusalem, Israeli police say.
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Anger at Somali pirates' ransom

Tuesday 18th of March 2008, 13:19
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Somalia Somalia

A Somali official condemns the reported $700,000 ransom payment to pirates to free a Danish-owned boat.
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Illicit India 'blood farm' raided

Tuesday 18th of March 2008, 14:05
related countries: India India

Indian police say they have found 17 weakened people in a raid on an illicit blood-donation racket.
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UN officer dies after Kosovo riot

Tuesday 18th of March 2008, 14:21
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A Ukrainian policeman injured in clashes between Kosovo Serbs and international forces dies of his wounds.
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US admits economy in downturn

Tuesday 18th of March 2008, 14:21
related countries: United States United States

US Treasury boss Henry Paulson says the US is in a downturn as the Fed prepares to slash interest rates to 2%.
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Russia-US missile talks 'stalled'

Tuesday 18th of March 2008, 14:50
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Moscow, Top

Russia's foreign minister says no deal has been struck with the US over its missile shield plans in Europe.
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US court hearing key gun law case

Tuesday 18th of March 2008, 14:58
related countries: United States United States

The Supreme Court considers Washington DC's gun laws, in a landmark case about Americans' right to bear arms.
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SocGen rogue trader is released

Tuesday 18th of March 2008, 15:01
related countries: France France

Former Societe Generale trader Jerome Kerviel, accused of losing billions of euros, is freed from custody.
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Shooting rocks Afghan prison

Tuesday 18th of March 2008, 15:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan security forces seal off the country's main high-security prison after days of unrest there.
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Kenya MPs support power-sharing

Tuesday 18th of March 2008, 15:33
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenyan MPs pass bills paving the way for a coalition government after a deal to end post-election violence.
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Ghana to expel female protesters

Tuesday 18th of March 2008, 15:45
related countries: Liberia Liberia, Ghana Ghana

Ghana is to deport Liberian women refugees arrested for holding naked protests, a minister alleges.
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Kuwait emir to tackle cabinet row

Tuesday 18th of March 2008, 15:53
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait, Morocco Morocco

Kuwait's ruler is expected to cut short a private trip to Morocco to try to resolve a growing political crisis.
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Rabbi stabbed in East Jerusalem

Tuesday 18th of March 2008, 16:09
related countries: Israel Israel

A rabbi has been wounded in a stabbing attack in the Old City area of East Jerusalem, Israeli police say.
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Cheney vows to finish job in Iraq

Tuesday 18th of March 2008, 16:29
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

US Vice-President Cheney says the US will complete its Iraq mission, to prevent it becoming a base for terrorists.
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Merkel tells Knesset of 'shame'

Tuesday 18th of March 2008, 17:02
related countries: Israel Israel, Germany Germany

Angela Merkel tells Israeli MPs of Germany's "shame" over the Holocaust, as she visits Israel to beef up ties.
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Director Anthony Minghella dies

Tuesday 18th of March 2008, 17:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Cold Mountain and The English Patient film director Anthony Minghella has died at the age of 54, his agent says.
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Body-snatching ring boss 'guilty'

Tuesday 18th of March 2008, 18:03
related countries: United States United States

The head of a US body-snatching ring who stole body parts from about 1,000 people pleads guilty.
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SA 2010 could cost $3.7bn

Tuesday 18th of March 2008, 18:18
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The cost of hosting the 2010 World Cup in South Africa could surge to $3.7bn, organisers say.
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Kosovo riots 'were orchestrated'

Tuesday 18th of March 2008, 19:08
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

A senior UN official in Kosovo criticises Serbia over unrest that caused the death of a Ukrainian UN policeman.
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Malaysian PM unveils new cabinet

Tuesday 18th of March 2008, 19:23
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysian PM Abdullah Badawi unveils a slimmed-down cabinet in response to last week's poor election results.
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EU attacks Sri Lanka over rights

Tuesday 18th of March 2008, 19:34
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

An EU delegations says it has "serious concerns" about reports of human rights abuses in Sri Lanka.
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Federal Reserve slashes US rates

Tuesday 18th of March 2008, 20:09
related countries: United States United States

The US central bank announces another deep cut in interest rates to calm nervous markets.
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Dalai Lama urges end to violence

Tuesday 18th of March 2008, 21:00
related countries: China China

The Dalai Lama calls for violence in Tibet to end and rejects China's claims he masterminded the unrest.
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Panel alleges Nigeria corruption

Tuesday 18th of March 2008, 22:55
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The government of former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo paid millions to non-existent firms, says panel.
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Visa in record US stock offering

Tuesday 18th of March 2008, 23:01
related countries: United States United States

Worldwide payment card group Visa has raised more than $17.9bn (£8.9bn) in the biggest US share issue.
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Tennis: Federer hits form

Tuesday 18th of March 2008, 23:43
related countries: India India

Top seed Roger Federer thrashes Nicolas Mahut to reach the fourth round of the Pacific Life Open.
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