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Japanese man in stabbing frenzy

Monday 24th of March 2008, 0:25
related countries: Japan Japan

A man runs amok outside a shopping centre in Japan, killing one person and wounding seven others.
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UK row over embryo research

Monday 24th of March 2008, 3:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Labour peer accuses a senior Catholic of misleading people over the government's embryo research bill.
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Sarkozy's ex-wife marries in NY

Monday 24th of March 2008, 3:53
related countries: France France

French President Nicolas Sarkozy's ex-wife Cecilia Ciganer-Albeniz remarries at private ceremony in New York.
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Ecuadorean death report confirmed

Monday 24th of March 2008, 4:27
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombia confirms that an Ecuadorean was killed when its troops attacked a rebel camp in a cross-border raid.
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Cricket: England on top in NZ

Monday 24th of March 2008, 4:45
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Andrew Strauss (173no) and Ian Bell (110) give England a big lead in the third Test against New Zealand.
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Ukrainian sailors missing off HK

Monday 24th of March 2008, 5:17
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hopes fade for 18 Ukrainian sailors trapped underwater when their boat sank after a collision off Hong Kong.
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Taiwan markets rally after poll

Monday 24th of March 2008, 8:54
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan's stock market and its currency get a big boost after the opposition wins the island's presidential election.
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Al-Qaeda deputy calls for attacks

Monday 24th of March 2008, 8:56
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

A message attributed to al-Qaeda deputy leader Ayman Zawahiri calls for attacks on US and Israeli interests.
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Casualties in south Russia blast

Monday 24th of March 2008, 9:50
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Nazran'

A car bomb injures at least four in Nazran, the main town in Russia's southern republic of Ingushetia.
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Talks seek to end Somali violence

Monday 24th of March 2008, 10:11
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somalia's interim prime minister meets Hawiye elders as he tries to quelll insurgent attacks
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Zimbabwe ballot papers spark row

Monday 24th of March 2008, 11:07
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's MDC says there are millions of extra ballot papers, but officials reject claims they may be misused.
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Latvia hunts for mystery tycoon

Monday 24th of March 2008, 13:29
related countries: Russia Russia, Latvia Latvia

Latvia searches for a Russian-born tycoon who vanished a week ago in suspicious circumstances.
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Gillani elected new Pakistan PM

Monday 24th of March 2008, 13:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's parliament votes to elect Yusuf Raza Gillani as the country's new prime minister.
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Liberians suspend Ghana protest

Monday 24th of March 2008, 14:26
related countries: Liberia Liberia, Ghana Ghana

Liberian women refugees halt a five-week sit-in protest against their repatriation from a refugee camp in Ghana.
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US home sales see surprise rise

Monday 24th of March 2008, 15:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: February

US home sales unexpectedly rose in February but prices posted a record fall, industry figures show.
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Iran 'behind Green Zone attack'

Monday 24th of March 2008, 15:21
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Sunday, Baghdad

The top US general in Iraq says he has evidence Iran was behind Sunday's attack on Baghdad's Green Zone.
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Saudi king to boycott summit

Monday 24th of March 2008, 15:21
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Syria Syria
related places: `Arab

Saudi Arabia says King Abdullah will not attend a forthcoming summit of Arab leaders in Syria.
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Ugandans 'forgive' Gaddafi

Monday 24th of March 2008, 15:32
related countries: Uganda Uganda, Libya Libya

Ugandan Church leaders ask Christians to forgive Libya's leader for suggesting the Bible was forged.
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Hawker family renew appeal

Monday 24th of March 2008, 16:06
related countries: Japan Japan

The family of murdered teacher Lindsay Ann Hawker make a fresh appeal in Japan to trace her killer.
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Russia plans aid for Kosovo Serbs

Monday 24th of March 2008, 16:29
related countries: Russia Russia

President Putin tells the Russian government to send humanitarian aid to Kosovo Serbs.
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Fuel supplies for US troops hit

Monday 24th of March 2008, 16:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Some 40 road tankers supplying fuel to foreign troops in Afghanistan are blown up.
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US mayor charged in text case

Monday 24th of March 2008, 16:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Detroit

Detroit's mayor is charged with perjury over explicit text messages he allegedly sent to a top aide.
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Hezbollah leader pledges revenge

Monday 24th of March 2008, 18:34
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah vows to avenge the death last month of one of the group's top commanders.
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Comoros president orders assault

Monday 24th of March 2008, 19:06
related countries: Comoros Comoros

The president of the Comoros islands authorises military force to retake the island of Anjouan from rebels.
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Tibetan riots continue in China

Monday 24th of March 2008, 20:26
related countries: China China

Riots continue in Tibetan-populated areas of China, with state media reporting the death of a policeman.
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Hamas 'wrecking Mid-East peace'

Monday 24th of March 2008, 20:51
related countries: Syria Syria, Iran Iran, United States United States

US Vice-President Dick Cheney says Hamas, along with Iran and Syria, is trying to torpedo Middle East peace.
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JP Morgan raises Bear Stearns bid

Monday 24th of March 2008, 21:00
related countries: United States United States

JP Morgan Chase raises its offer for troubled bank Bear Stearns to $10 a share, from an original $2.
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US military Iraq toll hits 4,000

Monday 24th of March 2008, 21:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US military death toll in Iraq since 2003 reaches 4,000, the US military and independent counts say.
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Bhutanese vote in historic poll

Monday 24th of March 2008, 21:50
related countries: Bhutan Bhutan

People in Bhutan vote in elections that will bring an end to more than a century of royal rule.
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Pakistan PM vows to free judges

Monday 24th of March 2008, 21:56
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

New Pakistani PM Yusuf Raza Gillani says he will order the release of all judges detained under emergency rule.
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Earthquake strikes northern Chile

Monday 24th of March 2008, 22:05
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, Chile Chile, United States United States

A 6.1-magnitude quake hits northern Chile close to the border with Bolivia, the US Geological Survey says.
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Olympic torch lit despite protest

Monday 24th of March 2008, 22:09
related countries: Greece Greece, China China
related places: Beijing

The Olympic torch is lit in Greece, in a ceremony briefly disrupted by pro-Tibet demonstrators.
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Basra imposes night-time curfew

Monday 24th of March 2008, 22:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The south Iraqi city of Basra imposes an indefinite night curfew amid fears of Shia militia violence.
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