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Text insurgency

Monday 16th of March 2009, 2:25
related countries: Somalia Somalia

SMS Islamists vying to seize Somalia and beyond
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Elusive peace

Monday 16th of March 2009, 2:29
related countries: Philippines Philippines

No relief for the victims of southern Philippines rebellion
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China patrols in South China Seas

Monday 16th of March 2009, 5:32
related countries: United States United States

China sends a patrol vessel to disputed islands in South China Seas, days after a separate spat with US ships in the area.
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Left-winger wins El Salvador poll

Monday 16th of March 2009, 6:31
related countries: El Salvador El Salvador

Mauricio Funes of El Salvador's former Marxist rebel FMLN wins a presidential election, ending 18 years of conservative rule.
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US drone 'kills five in Pakistan'

Monday 16th of March 2009, 7:11
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

A suspected missile fired by a US drone kills at least five people in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province, officials say.
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Australia cuts migrant job intake

Monday 16th of March 2009, 7:16
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia cuts its quota of foreign skilled workers to save local jobs during the international financial downturn.
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Baghdad park-life

Monday 16th of March 2009, 8:08
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Cautious optimism greets improved security in Iraq
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Bernanke hopeful for US recovery

Monday 16th of March 2009, 8:24
related countries: United States United States

The head of the US central bank, Ben Bernanke, says he expects the country's recession to end this year.
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Explosions near Madagascar palace

Monday 16th of March 2009, 8:50
related countries: Madagascar Madagascar

Two explosions are heard near Madagascar's presidential palace, as pressure grows on head of state Marc Ravalomanana.
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Policemen killed in Afghan blast

Monday 16th of March 2009, 8:59
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A suicide bomber kills 11 people, including nine policemen, and wounds many others in an attack in southern Afghanistan.
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Foreign investment in China falls

Monday 16th of March 2009, 9:09
related countries: China China

Foreign investment in China fell in January and February as overseas firms were hit by the global recession, figures show.
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What next for Pakistan?

Monday 16th of March 2009, 9:10
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's government will reinstate a sacked Supreme Court chief justice. Will this quell recent unrest?
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N Korea partially reopens border

Monday 16th of March 2009, 9:28
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea partially reopens its border to allow South Koreans trapped in an industrial zone since Friday to return home.
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UN aid workers seized in Somalia

Monday 16th of March 2009, 9:49
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Gunmen in southern Somalia kidnap four UN aid workers, three of them foreigners, reports say.
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Indonesia poll campaigning starts

Monday 16th of March 2009, 10:12
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Jakarta

Indonesia marks the start of campaigning with a political rally in Jakarta, ahead of parliamentary and presidential polls.
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Lebanese flag raised in Damascus

Monday 16th of March 2009, 11:23
related countries: Syria Syria, Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Damascus

Lebanon opens its first embassy in the Syrian capital after decades of turbulence with its powerful Arab neighbour.
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Serbia seeks IMF emergency loan

Monday 16th of March 2009, 11:47
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Serbia begins talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to agree an emergency loan worth up to 2bn euros.
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Nigerian militants 'rape women'

Monday 16th of March 2009, 12:06
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Niger Niger

Gunmen in Nigeria's Niger Delta gang rape at least five women hijacked from a passenger boat.
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North Korea gets its first pizzeria, staffed by Italian-trained chefs

Monday 16th of March 2009, 12:29
related countries: Italy Italy, North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

North Korea's first pizza and pasta restaurant, staffed by Italian-trained chefs, opens in Pyongyang.
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Burundi 'albino killers' arrested

Monday 16th of March 2009, 13:26
related countries: Burundi Burundi

At least eight people are arrested in Burundi in connection with a trade in albino human body parts.
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Fritzl admits rape, denies murder

Monday 16th of March 2009, 13:49
related countries: Austria Austria

Austrian Josef Fritzl, accused of imprisoning his daughter and fathering her children, admits rape but not murder.
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Pakistan reinstates sacked judge

Monday 16th of March 2009, 15:07
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad

Pakistan's government reinstates sacked top judge Iftikhar Chaudhry, prompting the opposition to call off protests.
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Karmapa softens stance on China

Monday 16th of March 2009, 15:11
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Tibetan Buddhism's third-highest figure speaks of his admiration for Chinese culture, suggesting a softer line on Beijing.
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Sudan to 'expel all aid groups'

Monday 16th of March 2009, 15:37
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Bashir

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir says he wants all international aid groups out of the country within a year.
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Far right joins Israel coalition

Monday 16th of March 2009, 15:40
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's PM-designate signs his first coalition deal, provisionally handing the foreign ministry to a controversial right-winger.
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Call to arrest Madagascar leader

Monday 16th of March 2009, 15:51
related countries: Madagascar Madagascar

Madagascar opposition leader Andry Rajoelina rejects an offer of a referendum to solve the nation's political crisis.
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China athletes 'faked their age'

Monday 16th of March 2009, 15:55
related countries: China China

Thousands of young athletes in southern China are faking their age to gain an advantage over their rivals, a study suggests.
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Report claims CIA used 'torture'

Monday 16th of March 2009, 16:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Red Cross

A leaked international Red Cross report says torture was used by the US on al-Qaeda suspects in CIA secret prisons.
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Smuggler's car found crawling with trapdoor spiders

Monday 16th of March 2009, 16:45
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, Germany Germany

German customs officials detain a Swiss man trying to smuggle more than 160 large trapdoor spiders into the country.
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Gravity satellite launch delayed

Monday 16th of March 2009, 17:00
related countries: Russia Russia

The European Space Agency delays its gravity mapping satellite because of a technical problem at its Russian launch site.
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Mathieu v Murray - round 3 result

Monday 16th of March 2009, 18:03
related countries: India India

Andy Murray defeats Paul-Henri Mathieu in the third round of the Indian Wells Masters 1000.
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EU offers compromise to Belarus

Monday 16th of March 2009, 18:21
related countries: Belarus Belarus

European Union foreign ministers have agreed a compromise deal on the EU's relations with Belarus.
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Iranian drone 'shot down in Iraq'

Monday 16th of March 2009, 18:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US forces shot down an Iranian drone aircraft 60 miles (100km) north of Baghdad last month, the US military says.
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Blast strikes Pakistan bus depot

Monday 16th of March 2009, 19:54
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Rawalpindi

At least eight people are killed in an explosion at a bus depot on the outskirts of the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi, police say.
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S Africa to host Champions Trophy

Monday 16th of March 2009, 19:55
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The 2009 Champions Trophy will be hosted by South Africa, the ICC confirms.
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Aid workers 'released' in Somalia

Monday 16th of March 2009, 20:04
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Four UN aid workers, three of them foreigners, are freed in southern Somalia hours after being abducted, reports say.
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Madagascar soldiers seize palace

Monday 16th of March 2009, 20:39
related countries: Madagascar Madagascar

Soldiers storm one of Madagascar President Marc Ravalomanana's palaces, as the Africa Union condemns an "attempted coup".
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Fritzl hears daughter's testimony

Monday 16th of March 2009, 22:10
related countries: Austria Austria

Austrian Josef Fritzl is quizzed over video testimony from the daughter he has admitted raping and fathering children with.
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Khatami pulls out of Iranian race

Monday 16th of March 2009, 22:28
related countries: Iran Iran

Mohammad Khatami quits the June presidential election in Iran, saying he does not want to split the reformist vote.
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Experts unearth tiny meat-eating dinosaur in Canada dig

Monday 16th of March 2009, 23:56
related countries: Canada Canada

The smallest meat-eating dinosaur ever found in North America has been identified from six tiny pelvic bones.
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