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Mexican prison riot 'kills 20'

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 0:15
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Ciudad Juarez

At least 20 people are killed during a riot at a prison in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez, say police.
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Shares up on China stimulus hopes

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 1:43
related countries: China China

Share prices around the world jump amid hopes China will announce an expansion to its economic stimulus plan.
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China offers Taiwan peace talks

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 2:27
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, China China

China is ready to talk to Taiwan about ending hostilities, Chinese PM Wen Jiabao tells the annual session of the parliament.
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Arrest warrant draws Sudan scorn

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 4:27
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Sudan dismisses a warrant issued by the International Criminal Court against its president as a plot, and expels aid groups.
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Venezuela seizes US rice producer

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 4:29
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, United States United States

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez orders the expropriation of a US-owned rice mill, amid a battle over price regulation.
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Australia ups aid for Rohingyas

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 4:58
related countries: Burma Burma

Australia's foreign minister pledges an additional $1.5m to help displaced people from Burma's Rohingya minority.
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Barbara Bush undergoes heart op

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 6:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bush

Former US First Lady Barbara Bush is 'alert' after open-heart surgery, a spokesman for the Bush family says.
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Stevens vows to return 'better'

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 6:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Bath

England prop Matt Stevens believes he can return to rugby a better player once he has served his two-year suspension.
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Air raids kill militants in Gaza

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 7:15
related countries: Israel Israel

Separate Israeli air attacks kill a commander and two other Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza, reports say.
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Nato to discuss Afghanistan

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 7:24
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Russia Russia, United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is due at her first Nato meeting, with Russia and Afghanistan topping the agenda.
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Pakistan criticised for 'lapses'

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 7:33
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Criticism mounts over apparent security lapses leading to Tuesday's attack on Sri Lanka's cricket team in Pakistan.
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Peston in China

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 7:44
related countries: China China

China's growing budget deficit is still a flea bite
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Fiji coup leader rules out vote

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 7:45
related countries: Fiji Fiji

Fiji's military ruler dismisses Commonwealth pressure for a return to democracy and rules out any election soon.
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Obama renews Zimbabwe sanctions

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 7:59
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, United States United States

President Obama extends US sanctions against Zimbabwe for a year because the government there is 'undermining' democracy.
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Age campaign awaits Euro verdict

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 8:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The European Court of Justice is to rule later on whether it is legal for UK employers to force workers to retire at 65.
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UK interest rates to fall further

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 8:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Bank of England is expected to cut interest rates to a record low and start increasing the money supply.
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Tecktonik shift

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 8:52
related countries: France France

New dance craze is de rigueur among French youth
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Palestinian health care 'ailing'

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 9:10
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza are suffering from an "ailing landscape" of health services, a new study claims.
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China 'faces most difficult year'

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 9:21
related countries: China China

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao says the country faces unprecedented challenges, as he gives details of its economic stimulus plans.
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Indian contest for rupee symbol

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 9:30
related countries: India India

The Indian finance ministry begins a public competition to select a design for the symbol of the rupee.
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Sri Lankans recover after attacks

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 9:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan cricketers are recovering after surgery on injuries suffered during the attacks in Pakistan.
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La Dolce Vita

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 9:51
related countries: Italy Italy

A classic moment in Italian cinema reaches 50
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La Dolce Vita

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 9:51
related countries: Italy Italy

A classic moment in Italian cinema reaches 50
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Seoul, Canberra sign defence pact

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 10:00
related countries: South Korea South Korea, Australia Australia

The leaders of South Korea and Australia sign a defence cooperation pact and announce the start of free trade talks.
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EU judges back UK retirement age

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 10:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK's compulsory retirement age of 65 is not in breach of EU legislation, the European Court of Justice rules.
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Thursday 5th of March 2009, 10:16
related countries: Thailand Thailand, Laos Laos

A rail track linking Thailand with neighbouring Laos opens, bringing a region-wide rail network another step closer.
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Guadeloupe strike ends after deal

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 10:21
related countries: Guadeloupe Guadeloupe, France France

Unions on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe agree to suspend a 44-day-old strike as most of their demands are met.
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Nigerian sisters tell of African good news odyssey

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 11:16
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigerian sisters, Chioma and Oluchi Ogwuegbu, have got fed up with all the bad news out of Africa. So much so that they've embarked on a journey right across Africa to try to draw attention to the good news which doesn't get reported.
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Should the Bank create more money?

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 11:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Bank of England is pumping extra money into circulation in an attempt to revive the economy. Is this a good idea?
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Malaysia in $2.7bn economy boost

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 11:25
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

The Malaysian government unveils plans for a second stimulus package in a further attempt to revive its economy.
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Mandela grandson enters politics

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 11:37
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The grandson of South Africa's former President Nelson Mandela is on the ANC list of candidates for April's polls, the party says.
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Pakistan's tour of Bangladesh off

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 11:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Lahore

Pakistan's tour of Bangladesh is postponed because of security concerns in the wake of the Lahore attacks.
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Tibet 'calm' ahead of anniversary

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 11:47
related countries: China China

Tibet's China-appointed governor says he does not expect major unrest around next week's 50th anniversary of a failed uprising.
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Sufi Shrine 'blown up by Taleban'

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 11:53
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Suspected Taleban militants in NW Pakistan blow up the shrine of a 17th Century Sufi poet of the Pashtun language, police say.
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Thai military deny secret US jail

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 12:29
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United States United States
related places: Washington

Thailand's army chief denies allegations that Washington had a secret jail in Thailand where al-Qaeda suspects were held.
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Torture tales

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 12:47
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Hidden cells reveal clues to Bolivia's dark past
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Cuban officials 'admit mistakes'

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 12:59
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Two top officials ousted in Cuba's cabinet shake-up admit making "mistakes", in letters published in the state press.
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France 'holds Europe jewel thief'

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 13:08
related countries: France France

A woman and her son are arrested in northern France in connection with the theft of jewellery across Europe.
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Israeli leader faces more charges

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 13:24
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli police recommend a third set of charges be brought against the outgoing Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert.
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Lahore suspect sketches released

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 13:49
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Lahore

Pakistani police release sketches of four men suspected of involvement in the ambush of the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore.
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Bashir vows to defy Darfur charge

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 13:59
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Bashir

Sudan's president vows not to "kneel" to the West, as he furiously defies the war crimes court's indictment against him.
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N Korea threatens civilian planes

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 14:15
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

Pyongyang says it cannot ensure the safety of South Korean civilian flights near its airspace, amid heightened tensions.
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Row over phone-tapping in Uganda

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 15:23
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Opposition MPs in Uganda say they will try to block a bill to legalise phone-tapping by security agents.
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Nigerians face baby poison charge

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 15:31
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Three people appear in a Nigerian court over the deaths of 80 children, linked to a poisonous teething mixture.
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Uganda to continue Congo LRA hunt

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 15:36
related countries: Uganda Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Uganda says DR Congo has agreed to let its troops continue their mission against LRA rebels on its territory.
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SA shuts Zimbabwe refugees' camp

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 15:51
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Thousands of Zimbabweans are stranded after authorities shut a makeshift refugee camp in a South African border town.
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'Substantial doubt' for GM future

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 15:53
related countries: United States United States

There is "substantial doubt" about the ability of US car giant General Motors (GM) to stay afloat, the firm's auditors say.
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Rape row sparks excommunications

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 16:31
related countries: Botswana Botswana

A Brazilian Catholic archbishop says all those who helped a child rape victim secure an abortion are to be excommunicated.
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Colombo offers 'safe route' plan

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 17:08
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan government says it is to open two safe routes for thousands of civilians trapped in the war zone in the north-east.
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Nato woos Russia on Afghanistan

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 17:08
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Brussels

Nato ministers agree to resume formal ties with Russia, with a call to tackle the challenge of Afghanistan.
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Reset button

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 17:28
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

US and Russian foreign ministers' first meeting
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Canada bus killer not accountable

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 17:49
related countries: Canada Canada

A man accused of beheading a fellow bus passenger is not criminally responsible due to mental illness, a judge has ruled.
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Journey into exile

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 18:15
related countries: India India

Why Tibetans old and young made the trek into India
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Thursday 5th of March 2009, 18:30
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK Foreign Office confirms it is re-establishing contacts with the Lebanese political group Hezbollah.
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Horses tamed earlier than thought

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 19:19
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

Horses were domesticated about 1,000 years earlier than previously thought, evidence from Kazakhstan suggests.
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UN pleads with Sudan over aid ban

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 19:25
related countries: Sudan Sudan

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon asks Sudan to reconsider its decision to expel aid agencies from the country.
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'Final curtain call' for Jackson

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 20:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Michael Jackson's series of concerts at the O2 arena in London in July will be "the final curtain call", he tells fans at the venue.
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Gandhi items 'to return to India'

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 21:40
related countries: India India, United States United States

An controversial auction of items belonging to Mahatma Gandhi results in a sale to an Indian businessman for $1.8m.
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Obama launches US health review

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 22:25
related countries: United States United States

US President Obama begins public consultations on reforming the US health care system, a key election campaign pledge.
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Pair die together at Swiss clinic

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 22:31
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

An elderly British couple with terminal cancer die together at a Swiss euthanasia clinic.
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EU calls for crisis talks over GM

Thursday 5th of March 2009, 22:56
related countries: United States United States

The European Commission calls for a crisis meeting among EU states hosting General Motors plants.
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