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What happend on March 5th 2008

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German airports face strike threat

Wednesday 5th of March 2008, 0:15
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany faces widespread strikes at airports, as unionised workers seek higher wages.
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Clash on Armenian-Azeri border

Wednesday 5th of March 2008, 1:33
related countries: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan, Armenia Armenia

Armenian and Azerbaijani forces clash over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, leaving two dead.
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Police seize $220m of mafia goods

Wednesday 5th of March 2008, 1:35
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian police seize more than $200m of property and goods from the Calabrian mafia, the 'Ndrangheta.
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Ecuador seeks to censure Colombia

Wednesday 5th of March 2008, 2:13
related countries: Colombia Colombia, United States United States

Ecuador urges the Organisation of American States to condemn Colombia for violating its territory.
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Cricket: England restrict Kiwis

Wednesday 5th of March 2008, 4:43
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England overcome some big-hitting from Brendon McCullum to restrict New Zealand to 282-6 on the opening day of their Test Series.
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Inflation tops China 2008 agenda

Wednesday 5th of March 2008, 5:20
related countries: China China

Tackling record levels of inflation is one of China's major tasks for this year, Premier Wen Jiabao says.
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Afghan MPs oppose Prophet cartoon

Wednesday 5th of March 2008, 5:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan MPs protest against a cartoon and a film regarded as insulting to Prophet Mohammed and Koran.
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India announces girl child award

Wednesday 5th of March 2008, 6:30
related countries: India India

The Indian government announces it will pay poor families nearly $3000 to bring up their girl children.
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Japanese activist kills himself

Wednesday 5th of March 2008, 8:01
related countries: Japan Japan

A man thought to be a right-wing activist shoots and kills himself in front of the Japanese parliament.
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India media hail cricket victory

Wednesday 5th of March 2008, 8:35
related countries: India India, Australia Australia

Indian newspapers hail the country's cricket team's one-day series victory over Australia.
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Deal in Kenya to be implemented

Wednesday 5th of March 2008, 9:21
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga pledge to implement fully their power-sharing deal.
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US warning on India nuclear deal

Wednesday 5th of March 2008, 9:34
related countries: India India, United States United States
related places: Washington

A top US diplomat says "time is tight" for India to finalise a civilian nuclear deal with Washington.
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Germany's airports hit by strike

Wednesday 5th of March 2008, 10:40
related countries: Germany Germany

Flights from German airports are severely disrupted after members of the Verdi union go on strike.
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Somali al-Qaeda suspect named

Wednesday 5th of March 2008, 10:47
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia, United States United States
related places: Monday

The US missile strike in Somalia on Monday was aimed at a Kenyan al-Qaeda suspect, US officials say.
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Sudan slave rescue bid resumes

Wednesday 5th of March 2008, 11:26
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: `Arab

At least seven South Sudanese are freed from Arab abductors as an operation to rescue them resumes.
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Terracotta city tourists' ordeal

Wednesday 5th of March 2008, 12:28
related countries: Aruba Aruba, China China

A man is shot dead after taking 10 Australian tourists hostage in China's Terracotta Army city of Xian.
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Treason charge for Nigerian rebel

Wednesday 5th of March 2008, 12:31
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A leader of an oil-militant group unseen since his arrest fails to appear before a Nigerian court.
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Court drops cases against Zardari

Wednesday 5th of March 2008, 12:52
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A Pakistani court drops five corruption cases against Asif Ali Zardari, widower of ex-PM Benazir Bhutto.
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Sunni anger at Iraq trial failure

Wednesday 5th of March 2008, 13:11
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A Sunni Arab party criticises the collapse of a trial of two Iraqi ex-officials accused of aiding death squads.
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Sudan 'finds' EU soldier's body

Wednesday 5th of March 2008, 13:23
related countries: France France, Sudan Sudan, Chad Chad
related places: Eu

A body is found in Sudan believed to be that of a missing French soldier from the EU Force in Chad.
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Israel launches fresh Gaza raid

Wednesday 5th of March 2008, 13:23
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli forces briefly re-enter Gaza and do battle with militants, with a baby and a senior militant being killed.
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Key wins secure Clinton comeback

Wednesday 5th of March 2008, 14:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Republican

Hillary Clinton revives her US presidential campaign with primary wins in the key states of Texas and Ohio.
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Gazprom restores Ukraine gas flow

Wednesday 5th of March 2008, 15:50
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian energy giant Gazprom says it has resumed full gas supplies to Ukraine following a dispute over payments.
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Abbas calls for calm before talks

Wednesday 5th of March 2008, 15:53
related countries: Israel Israel

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas says peace talks with Israel can only resume when calm is restored in Gaza.
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Ugandan rebels 'will sign deal'

Wednesday 5th of March 2008, 15:56
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Uganda's rebel leader Joseph Kony is prepared to sign a peace deal, a key negotiator tells the BBC.
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Cricket: Pakistan await verdict

Wednesday 5th of March 2008, 16:47
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Cricket Australia will decide in the next few days whether to go ahead with a tour of Pakistan later this month.
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Tennis: Serena returns with win

Wednesday 5th of March 2008, 17:10
related countries: India India

Serena Williams returns from a month on the sidelines after gum surgery with a straight-sets win over Tzipora Obziler in India.
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Kenyan state 'linked to poll clashes'

Wednesday 5th of March 2008, 17:15
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The BBC learns of alleged state-sanctioned violence after Kenya's poll, but the government denies the claim.
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Iran rejects new EU nuclear talks

Wednesday 5th of March 2008, 17:50
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran rules out fresh nuclear talks with the EU, saying it will now only discuss its programme with the UN.
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North Koreans 'shot at frontier'

Wednesday 5th of March 2008, 18:28
related countries: China China

Fifteen North Koreans were executed after an attempt to flee into China, an aid group reports.
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UK leaders clash over EU vote

Wednesday 5th of March 2008, 19:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

MPs throw out a call to hold a UK-wide referendum on whether to ratify the EU's Lisbon Treaty.
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MEP makes 'fraud' report public

Wednesday 5th of March 2008, 19:25
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A Dutch MEP has published a confidential internal report revealing abuses of staff allowances by colleagues.
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Venezuela troops 'move to border'

Wednesday 5th of March 2008, 21:34
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, Colombia Colombia

Thousands of Venezuelan troops take up position on Colombia's border, Venezuela's defence minister says.
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Football: Roma knock out Real

Wednesday 5th of March 2008, 22:39
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Roma, Real

Real Madrid are knocked out of the Champions League after losing at home against Roma.
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US economy 'slowing', says Fed

Wednesday 5th of March 2008, 23:09
related countries: United States United States

The US has seen a slowdown across all regions since January, according to a Federal Reserve report.
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Ex-US sailor convicted of spying

Wednesday 5th of March 2008, 23:14
related countries: United States United States

A former US navy sailor is convicted of spying and supplying al-Qaeda supporters with information on ship movements.
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