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Cuba neighbours to restore ties

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 0:09
related countries: El Salvador El Salvador, Costa Rica Costa Rica, Cuba Cuba, United States United States
related places: Havana

Costa Rica and El Salvador, the last two Central American nations not recognising Cuba, say they will re-establish ties with Havana.
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Eurodivision

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 0:43
related countries: Israel Israel

The controversy surrounding Israel's song of peace
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In pictures

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 1:11
related countries: Burundi Burundi

"Peace villages" to ease Burundi's ethnic tensions
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US arsonist 'should be executed'

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 3:22
related countries: United States United States

A US jury recommends the death penalty for an arsonist who killed five firefighters.
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New Mexico scraps death penalty

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 3:34
related countries: United States United States

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson signed legislation abolishing the death penalty in the US state.
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North Korea 'holds US reporters'

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 5:01
related countries: United States United States, North Korea North Korea, China China

North Korean troops arrest at least one Korean-American journalists near the border with China, South Korean media say.
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'Prophet carpet' set for auction

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 6:25
related countries: India India, Qatar Qatar

A carpet commissioned in India 150 years ago for the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad in Medina is to be auctioned in Qatar.
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Obama 'mulls Afghan army boost'

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 8:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US is planning to more than double Afghanistan's national security forces to try to bring stability, US media reports say.
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China 'to step up naval patrols'

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 8:23
related countries: China China

China says it plans to increase patrols in the South China Sea to protect its territory from other countries' "unfounded claims".
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Natasha Richardson dies aged 45

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 8:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British actress Natasha Richardson, the wife of actor Liam Neeson, dies in a New York hospital after a skiing accident.
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A secret land

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 9:42
related countries: North Korea North Korea, China China

A glimpse of life on the Chinese border with North Korea
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Israel seizes West Bank Hamas men

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 9:46
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Israel detains 10 top Hamas figures in the West Bank, days after prisoner swap talks collapse between the two sides.
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South Koreans urged to flee Yemen

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 9:54
related countries: Yemen Yemen

South Korea urges citizens to leave Yemen following two suicide attacks in the last week which killed four people.
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Nadal edges Nalbandian in classic

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 9:57
related countries: India India, Chile Chile

World number one Rafa Nadal survives five match points to defeat David Nalbandian 3-6 7-6 6-0 and reach the quarter-finals at Indian Wells Masters
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Should migrants pay for UK council costs?

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 9:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Migrants from outside the EU are to be charged an extra £50 for UK visas to help with the costs of immigration. Is this fair?
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Canadian in Ethiopia terror case

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 10:04
related countries: Canada Canada, Ethiopia Ethiopia

A Canadian citizen, allegedly held in secret detention for two years, appears in an Ethiopian court accused of terrorism charges.
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Bomb explosion 'kills Afghan MP'

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 10:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An Afghan MP and four others are killed by a roadside bomb in the southern province of Helmand, officials say.
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Fritzl jury considers its verdict

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 10:24
related countries: Austria Austria

Austrian Josef Fritzl says he regrets his actions, as the jury in his murder and rape trial considers its verdict.
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Nigerian police killed in robbery

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 11:00
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Kano

A shoot-out between Nigerian police and armed robbers leaves at least eight people dead in the northern city of Kano.
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Topple Somali leader - Bin Laden

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 11:06
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Osama Bin Laden calls for the overthrow of Somalia's moderate Islamist leader Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed.
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North Korea 'holds US reporters'

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 11:19
related countries: United States United States, North Korea North Korea, China China

North Korean troops have reportedly arrested two American journalists near a river on the border with China.
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Orissa Hindu activist shot dead

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 11:19
related countries: India India

Suspected Maoists kill a hardline Hindu leader in a district of India's Orissa state that saw bloody religious clashes last year.
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Newborn 'left behind' on NZ plane

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 11:26
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand police are investigating whether a passenger left her baby on a plane after giving birth.
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Namibia declares flood emergency

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 11:33
related countries: Namibia Namibia

Namibia's leader declares a state of emergency in six districts of the country after floods killed at least 90 people.
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Philippines hostage deal brokered

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 11:41
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Philippine militants agree to release one of three kidnapped aid workers as government troops pull back, the Red Cross says.
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New Australian fuel 'cuts abuse'

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 13:11
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

A new fuel has reduced petrol-sniffing in Aboriginal communities in Australia's central desert area, officials say.
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Pope's first giant Mass in Africa

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 13:14
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon
related places: Yaounde

Some 60,000 people pack a stadium in Cameroon's capital, Yaounde, to hear Pope Benedict XVI celebrate his first open-air Mass in Africa.
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Israel ex-president on rape charge

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 13:15
related countries: Israel Israel

Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav is formally charged with rape and other sexual offences against three female staff.
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Israel troops admit Gaza abuses

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 13:34
related countries: Israel Israel

An Israeli college prints soldiers' damning tales of civilian killing and destruction of property during the Gaza offensive.
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Pakistan orders Sharif ban review

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 14:09
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Sharif

Pakistan's government asks the Supreme Court to review a ruling that bans ex-PM Nawaz Sharif and his brother from office.
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Azeris end president's term limit

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 14:27
related countries: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan

Voters in Azerbaijan have overwhelmingly approved a plan to lift the two-term limit for the country's president, officials say.
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Mexican drugs lord son arrested

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 15:18
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Vicente Zambada, the son of one of Mexico's top drug barons is arrested in Mexico City, officials say.
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Madagascar leader axes land deal

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 15:49
related countries: Madagascar Madagascar, South Korea South Korea

Madagascar's new leader axes a controversial deal for a South Korea firm to lease a vast tract of land to grow food crops.
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Austrian Fritzl sentenced to life

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 16:18
related countries: Austria Austria

The Austrian man who locked his daughter in a cellar for 24 years and fathered her seven children, Joseph Fritzl, is jailed for life.
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Steyn shines as Australia crumble

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 16:40
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Australia Australia

Four wickets from Dale Steyn helps South Africa to a great start as they bowl Australia out for 209 on the first day of the third and final Test.
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Jewel thieves rob shop, but are robbed during their getaway

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 16:48
related countries: United States United States

Two men who held up a Wisconsin jewellery store got robbed themselves during their getaway, US police say.
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Dollar slides after US Fed plan

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 17:18
related countries: United States United States

The dollar falls against all major currencies after the US Federal Reserve announced $1.2 trillion stimulus plan.
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Grim mood

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 17:31
related countries: France France

Strikes provide vivid focus for growing French public anger
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Africans reject Madagascar leader

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 17:44
related countries: Madagascar Madagascar

Southern African countries refuse to recognise Madagascar's new leader, Andry Rajoelina, who ousted the president on Tuesday.
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Pope's first giant Mass in Africa

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 17:47
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

Some 60,000 people attend Pope Benedict XVI's first open-air Mass in Africa, at a stadium in Cameroon's capital, Yaounde.
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Mugabe appeals for Zimbabwe aid

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 17:57
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe calls for international help and an end to sanctions.
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US father guilty of bridge deaths

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 18:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Alabama

An Alabama jury convicts a man of murdering four children whom he threw off a bridge in January 2008.
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Live text - Uefa Cup

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 19:15
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Man City scrape past Aalborg on penalties to reach the quarter-finals of the Uefa Cup despite losing the second leg 2-0.
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Civilian misery

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 19:36
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Defenceless victims of Sri Lanka's bloody conflict
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Murray reaches Indian Wells semis

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 20:01
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British number one Andy Murray plays Ivan Ljubicic for a place in the Indian Wells semi-finals.
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French unions claim 3m on street

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 20:44
related countries: France France

Three million French people have joined street protests against the country's economic policies, unions claim.
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Ordeal over

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 20:49
related countries: Austria Austria

Tensions ease after week of Fritzl trial horror in Austria
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India call-centre credit card scam

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 20:49
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The sale of stolen UK credit card details accessed via an Indian call centre is exposed by a BBC News investigation.
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US deports SS 'murder pits guard'

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 21:57
related countries: Austria Austria, Poland Poland, United States United States

The US deports to Austria a former SS man connected to the Nazi killing of some 8,000 Jews in occupied Poland.
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Venezuela calls for mayor arrest

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 22:21
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The Venezuelan government calls for the arrest of prominent mayor and key opposition leader, Manuel Rosales.
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Murray reaches Indian Wells semis

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 22:47
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Andy Murray battles to a 7-5 7-6 win over Ivan Ljubicic to reach the last four at Indian Wells.
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Man City edge through on penalties

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 22:52
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Man City scrape into the last eight of the Uefa Cup with a 4-3 penalty shoot-out win following a 2-0 defeat by Aalborg in Denmark.
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US lawmakers vote for bonus tax

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 22:52
related countries: United States United States

The US House of Representatives votes to levy a 90% tax on big bonuses from firms bailed out by taxpayers.
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Land boost for Brazilian Indians

Thursday 19th of March 2009, 23:57
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazil's top court approves a large reservation for the sole use of Amazonian Indians, in a boost to indigenous rights.
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