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US troops return to Uzbek bases

Thursday 6th of March 2008, 1:08
related countries: Uzbekistan Uzbekistan, United States United States

US forces are allowed back into Uzbekistan on a limited basis following their eviction in 2005.
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Whaling body seeks compromise

Thursday 6th of March 2008, 1:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The International Whaling Commission aims to find common ground between the factions at a London meeting.
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Musharraf rejects prisoner plea

Thursday 6th of March 2008, 5:26
related countries: India India

Pervez Musharraf rejects a mercy plea by an Indian man to have his death sentence for spying overturned.
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Bush endorses McCain in US race

Thursday 6th of March 2008, 5:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: McCain, Republican

George W Bush backs John McCain, who has sealed the Republican nomination to run for US president.
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UN envoy to discuss Burma plans

Thursday 6th of March 2008, 5:51
related countries: Burma Burma

UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari arrives in Burma, a month after the junta unveiled new constitutional plans.
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Vietnam tanker sinks, 14 missing

Thursday 6th of March 2008, 7:26
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Emergency crews battle an oil slick and search for 14 sailors, missing since a tanker capsized in Vietnam on Sunday.
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Boat sinking kills 16 in Albania

Thursday 6th of March 2008, 7:52
related countries: Albania Albania
related places: Tirana

At least 16 people die after a boat sinks in a lake near Albania's capital, Tirana, police say.
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Golf: Dougherty leads in Malaysia

Thursday 6th of March 2008, 8:03
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Nick Dougherty cards a 62 in the opening round of the Malaysian Open after having the chance of the first 59 in European Tour history.
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Zambians sacked over China attack

Thursday 6th of March 2008, 9:03
related countries: Zambia Zambia, China China

Some 500 Zambian mine workers are sacked after rioting and attacking a Chinese manager.
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Ex-governor halts Nigeria probe

Thursday 6th of March 2008, 9:09
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The former governor of an oil-rich Nigerian state wins immunity from investigation by anti-graft agencies.
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Gaza conditions 'at 40-year low'

Thursday 6th of March 2008, 9:15
related countries: Israel Israel

Gaza's humanitarian situation is at its worst since Israel occupied the territory in 1967, say human rights groups.
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Bali three win execution appeal

Thursday 6th of March 2008, 10:04
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Three Australians convicted of drug smuggling in Indonesia have their death penalties commuted to life in prison.
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S Lanka rapped over 'disappeared'

Thursday 6th of March 2008, 10:13
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's government is one of the worst perpetrators of enforced disappearances, a report says.
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Karachi power cuts hit millions

Thursday 6th of March 2008, 11:04
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Karachi

Pakistan's state electricity company cuts off power to the main city, Karachi, because of unpaid bills.
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Fierce Gaza clashes break out

Thursday 6th of March 2008, 11:09
related countries: Israel Israel

Reports from Gaza say fierce fighting has broken out between Israeli troops and Palestinian gunmen.
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Colombia raid 'must be condemned'

Thursday 6th of March 2008, 11:17
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, Colombia Colombia, Ecuador Ecuador

The presidents of Ecuador and Venezuela say Colombia must be condemned for its raid on rebels inside Ecuador.
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Bolivia and Peru defend coca use

Thursday 6th of March 2008, 11:53
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, Peru Peru

Bolivia and Peru defend the traditional use of coca leaves after criticism in a UN drugs agency report.
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Cyprus may hold early peace talks

Thursday 6th of March 2008, 12:08
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Cyprus Cyprus

Cyprus' new president says he wants to meet the Turkish Cypriot leader later this month to revive peace talks.
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Bollywood school set for London

Thursday 6th of March 2008, 12:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The UK's first Bollywood acting school will open in London in September, its promoters announce.
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Thousands cheer Indian cricketers

Thursday 6th of March 2008, 12:43
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

The Indian cricket team is feted at a colourful ceremony in Delhi after its one-day series defeat of Australia.
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Hard times at Kenya's desert school

Thursday 6th of March 2008, 13:52
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Jonathan Barker reflects on how Kenya's post-election turmoil is having repercussions for girls' education in the north of the country.
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'Nine militants killed' in Iraq

Thursday 6th of March 2008, 13:54
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Sunday

US and Iraqi forces killed nine suspected al-Qaeda fighters near Talafar on Sunday, the US military says.
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Spain criticised for energy deal

Thursday 6th of March 2008, 14:17
related countries: Germany Germany, Spain Spain

Europe's top court criticises Spain for trying to obstruct a German takeover of a Spanish energy firm.
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Manila 'bomb plotters' arrested

Thursday 6th of March 2008, 14:29
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: Manila

Three Middle Eastern men are arrested in the Philippines accused of a plot to bomb foreign embassies in Manila.
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Thailand holds 'top arms dealer'

Thursday 6th of March 2008, 14:40
related countries: Russia Russia, Thailand Thailand

A Russian man suspected of being one of the world's biggest illegal arms dealers is arrested in Thailand.
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Soldiers killed in Somalia attack

Thursday 6th of March 2008, 14:47
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Four soldiers and one civilian are killed after Islamist insurgents stage an attack on a check-point in Mogadishu.
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India PM warns of Sikh militancy

Thursday 6th of March 2008, 15:41
related countries: India India

Indian PM Manmohan Singh says Sikh separatists based abroad are trying to revive militancy in Punjab state.
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'Substantial' Dutch terror risk

Thursday 6th of March 2008, 16:08
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

The Netherlands raises its terror alert level to "substantial", amid anxiety about an anti-Islam film.
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Kenya MPs urged to back deal

Thursday 6th of March 2008, 16:09
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki urges MPs to pass into law a power-sharing deal aimed at ending weeks of violence.
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Iran and Iraq try to bridge the gap

Thursday 6th of March 2008, 16:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Iran Iran

Jim Muir reflects on whether the Iranian president's visit to Iraq will have helped to bring the countries closer together.
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Settlers 'to leave' some outposts

Thursday 6th of March 2008, 16:29
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Israel's defence minister reportedly agrees with settlers to evacuate 26 outposts in the West Bank.
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Sudan 'still bombing in Darfur'

Thursday 6th of March 2008, 16:40
related countries: Sudan Sudan

A BBC correspondent sees a helicopter drop bombs near refugees in Sudan's Darfur region.
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'National crisis' for Iraqi women

Thursday 6th of March 2008, 17:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The situation for women in Iraq has become a "national crisis" since the 2003 US-led invasion, a report says.
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Egypt hosts Gaza ceasefire talks

Thursday 6th of March 2008, 17:37
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Israel Israel

Delegations from Palestinian militant groups begin talks in Egypt about a possible ceasefire with Israel.
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US urges talks in Colombia crisis

Thursday 6th of March 2008, 18:04
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, Colombia Colombia, Ecuador Ecuador, United States United States

The US government urges diplomacy to settle a crisis that has set Colombia against Venezuela and Ecuador.
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Greece rejects Macedonia Nato bid

Thursday 6th of March 2008, 18:37
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia, Albania Albania

The Greek government says it cannot back Macedonia's bid to join Nato, in a row over its neighbour's name.
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Democrats face pressure to unite

Thursday 6th of March 2008, 18:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Clinton

US Democrats face a struggle to keep their party united as Clinton and Obama battle to run for president.
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Tamil MP is killed in Sri Lanka

Thursday 6th of March 2008, 19:15
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A Tamil member of the Sri Lankan parliament and his driver are killed in an explosion in the north of the country.
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Fresh gloom for US housing

Thursday 6th of March 2008, 20:33
related countries: United States United States

The number of US home foreclosures reaches a record high, but the fall in pending home sales stabilises.
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Nicaragua cuts ties with Colombia

Thursday 6th of March 2008, 20:49
related countries: Nicaragua Nicaragua, Colombia Colombia, Ecuador Ecuador

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega breaks diplomatic ties with Colombia over its raid into Ecuador.
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Kai Eide nominated Afghan envoy

Thursday 6th of March 2008, 21:41
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Norway Norway

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon names Norwegian diplomat Kai Eide as the next UN envoy to Afghanistan.
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