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What happend on March 21st 2009

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Afghan blasts kill Canada troops

Saturday 21st of March 2009, 0:29
related countries: Canada Canada, Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kandahar

Four Canadian soldiers are killed and eight injured in two separate bombs in Afghanistan's Kandahar province.
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Vicious cycle

Saturday 21st of March 2009, 4:03
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait

Is there a way out of Kuwait's repeating crises?
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US halts Madagascar aid over coup

Saturday 21st of March 2009, 4:20
related countries: Madagascar Madagascar, United States United States

The US halts non-emergency aid to Madagascar, which continues to court global controversy after an army-backed coup.
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'Propaganda'

Saturday 21st of March 2009, 4:32
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish film about 1915 'genocide' revives old dispute
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N Korea restores military hotline

Saturday 21st of March 2009, 6:59
related countries: North Korea North Korea, China China

North Korea restores a military hotline with the South and confirms it is detaining two US reporters.
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N Korea confirms reporters held

Saturday 21st of March 2009, 8:22
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

North Korea confirms the arrest of two female US journalists, saying they were detained for illegally entering its territory.
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Jet's tail hits Australia runway

Saturday 21st of March 2009, 10:06
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Melbourne

An airliner carrying more than 225 people makes an emergency landing after its tail hits the runway in Melbourne.
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Madagascar's leader is sworn in

Saturday 21st of March 2009, 10:14
related countries: Madagascar Madagascar

Madagascar's Andry Rajoelina is sworn in as the Indian Ocean island's new leader, but many diplomats boycott the ceremony.
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Iran demands change in US policy

Saturday 21st of March 2009, 10:59
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei responds to President Obama's overture by demanding US policy changes.
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'Obstacle' Hungary PM to resign

Saturday 21st of March 2009, 11:06
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany says he will quit because he is an obstacle to the country's economic recovery.
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Quest to legalise polygamy in Utah

Saturday 21st of March 2009, 11:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Utah

Up to 40,000 people in Utah live in polygamous families, but under US law polygamy is a crime. Humphrey Hawksley met the families campaigning for a change in the law.
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Sudan aid cut 'extermination'

Saturday 21st of March 2009, 11:57
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Bashir

Sudan's president Omar al-Bashir is accused of 'exterminating' civilians by denying access to the giant refugee camps in Darfur.
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Live text - Six Nations

Saturday 21st of March 2009, 12:28
related countries: Ireland Ireland, France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cardiff

Wales take on Ireland in the championship decider, while France and England end their campaigns with victories.
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Bombers strike on Afghan new year

Saturday 21st of March 2009, 12:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two bombings in eastern Afghanistan have left at least eight people dead, officials say.
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Queensland elects female premier

Saturday 21st of March 2009, 13:10
related countries: Australia Australia

Queensland elects the first female state premier in Australia's history, as Anna Bligh wins for Labor.
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Outcry forces US state to ditch plan to ban bikini waxes

Saturday 21st of March 2009, 13:31
related countries: United States United States

The US state of New Jersey scraps plans to ban bikini waxes after an outcry from salon owners.
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Outcry forces US state to ditch plan to ban bikini waxes

Saturday 21st of March 2009, 13:31
related countries: United States United States

The US state of New Jersey scraps plans to ban bikini waxes after an outcry from salon owners.
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Monterrey attack suspect arrested

Saturday 21st of March 2009, 13:43
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico
related places: Monterrey

Mexico arrests an alleged senior drug cartel member accused of a grenade attack on the US consulate in Monterrey.
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Germany mourns shooting victims

Saturday 21st of March 2009, 15:12
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Winnenden

Tens of thousands of people gather in the German town of Winnenden for a memorial service for the 15 victims of a shooting.
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Malaysia tiger park plan attacked

Saturday 21st of March 2009, 16:05
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Conservationists criticise a Malaysian plan to set up a tiger park on the resort island of Penang.
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Staying away

Saturday 21st of March 2009, 16:33
related countries: Madagascar Madagascar

Madagascar unrest harms burgeoning tourist industry
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AIG bonuses 'higher than thought'

Saturday 21st of March 2009, 16:54
related countries: United States United States

Controversial US insurance giant AIG paid $218m in bonuses - much more than previously thought, a senior US official says.
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Toilet arsonist reward not to be sniffed at

Saturday 21st of March 2009, 17:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: San Francisco

A US firm is offering a major reward as they hunt an arsonist who has attacked a host of portable toilets across San Francisco
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Pope warns Angola of witchcraft

Saturday 21st of March 2009, 17:51
related countries: Angola Angola
related places: Luanda

Pope Benedict XVI urges Catholics in Angola to reach out to people "living in fear of spirits" to attract them into the church.
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O'Gara seals historic Irish Slam

Saturday 21st of March 2009, 19:26
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cardiff

Ireland claim the Grand Slam for the first time in 61 years, beating Wales 17-15 in a dramatic Six Nations finale in Cardiff.
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Envoy damns US Afghan drug effort

Saturday 21st of March 2009, 19:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

US counter-narcotics efforts in Afghanistan are "wasteful and ineffective", the US envoy to Afghanistan says.
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Live text - Murray v Federer

Saturday 21st of March 2009, 20:11
related countries: India India

Andy Murray takes on Roger Federer in the semi-finals of the Indian Wells Masters in California.
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O'Driscoll revels in Slam triumph

Saturday 21st of March 2009, 20:56
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll reveals his relief after a thrilling win over Wales clinched their first Grand Slam for 61 years.
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Iraq kidnappers send latest video

Saturday 21st of March 2009, 21:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Baghdad

The kidnappers of five Britons held in Iraq for nearly two years send a new video to the British embassy in Baghdad.
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US 'backs Danish PM as Nato head'

Saturday 21st of March 2009, 21:36
related countries: Denmark Denmark, United States United States

The US is prepared to back Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen as Nato's next secretary general, reports say.
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Murray shines in win over Federer

Saturday 21st of March 2009, 22:00
related countries: India India

Andy Murray reaches the Indian Wells Masters 1000 final with a fine 6-3 4-6 6-1 victory over Roger Federer.
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Live text - Women's World Cup final

Saturday 21st of March 2009, 22:39
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England need to score 51 from 20 overs, with seven wickets standing, to win the Women's World Cup after bowling New Zealand out for 166.
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'Deadly' stampede at Pope speech

Saturday 21st of March 2009, 23:55
related countries: Angola Angola

Two people reportedly die in a stampede in Angola as the Pope gives an address at a football stadium in the capital.
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