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Death 'looms for Saudi sorcerer'

Thursday 1st of April 2010, 0:24
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Lebanon Lebanon

The lawyer for a Lebanese TV host sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia for witchcraft appeals for international help to save him.
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UN Haiti pledges surpass targets

Thursday 1st of April 2010, 1:06
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Aid pledges totalling nearly $10bn are made for earthquake-hit Haiti, exceeding the target set at a donor conference.
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India launches right to education

Thursday 1st of April 2010, 5:48
related countries: India India

A landmark law which makes education a fundamental right for children comes into effect in India.
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Karzai election decree rejected

Thursday 1st of April 2010, 6:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Afghan parliament rejects a decree that would give President Karzai more control over a key electoral watchdog.
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Condoms 'can help tackle poverty'

Thursday 1st of April 2010, 6:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The leader of Catholics in England and Wales says contraception is an "attractive" idea in tackling Third World poverty.
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Japan economic confidence grows

Thursday 1st of April 2010, 7:05
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Toyota

A key survey of Japanese manufacturers shows confidence improving and Toyota reports a big jump in domestic sales.
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Seoul urges restraint over ship

Thursday 1st of April 2010, 7:30
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's president says there must be "no suspicion" as officials investigate what sank a navy warship.
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Risk worth taking

Thursday 1st of April 2010, 8:26
related countries: Israel Israel, Thailand Thailand

The Thai labourers tilling Israeli land in range of rockets
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Biswas on India

Thursday 1st of April 2010, 8:33
related countries: India India

Why epic census is a major achievement
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Mexico gang 'targeted US guard'

Thursday 1st of April 2010, 8:58
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico

A suspect in the murder of three people linked to the US consulate in Juarez says the target was a US guard, Mexican officials say.
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Mugabe names rights, poll heads

Thursday 1st of April 2010, 9:45
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

President Mugabe swears in Zimbabwe's first human rights and electoral commissions intended to oversee free polls.
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NZ calls for whaling compromise

Thursday 1st of April 2010, 9:59
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Allowing whaling nations to kill a limited number of the animals is the only way to control hunting, New Zealand says.
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In pictures

Thursday 1st of April 2010, 10:02
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

A traditional Easter procession in Venezuela's capital
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Prisoners escape from Yemen jail

Thursday 1st of April 2010, 10:09
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Dozens of prisoners escape from a jail in southern Yemen after an explosion at the prison causes chaos.
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Malaysia woman's caning commuted

Thursday 1st of April 2010, 10:23
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysian religious authorities say a woman who admitted drinking beer will not be caned but will instead do community service.
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Missing girl case shocks Mexico

Thursday 1st of April 2010, 11:14
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A four-year-old girl whose disappearance was the focus of much media attention in Mexico City is found dead at home.
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Iran takes nuclear case to China

Thursday 1st of April 2010, 11:33
related countries: United States United States, Iran Iran, China China
related places: Western

Iran's top nuclear official visits China, amid signs Beijing may relax opposition to a new round of sanctions against Tehran.
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Sri Lanka president visits Jaffna

Thursday 1st of April 2010, 12:01
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Jaffna

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa makes a rare visit to Jaffna, the cultural capital of the country's Tamil minority.
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Conflict resolution

Thursday 1st of April 2010, 12:14
related countries: Israel Israel

Palestinian views on planned indirect talks with Israel
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India launches biometric census

Thursday 1st of April 2010, 13:43
related countries: India India

India launches a census in which every person over the age of 15 will be fingerprinted to create a biometric national database.
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Kenya ends Somali pirate trials

Thursday 1st of April 2010, 14:27
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia

Kenya says it will not accept any more Somali pirates to be tried in its courts, because of a lack of support from other nations.
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US envoy holds Sudan crisis talks

Thursday 1st of April 2010, 14:49
related countries: Sudan Sudan, United States United States
related places: Khartoum

The US envoy to Sudan holds crisis talks in Khartoum after the main opposition candidate pulls out of April's presidential election.
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US manufacturing growth speeds up

Thursday 1st of April 2010, 14:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: March

The US manufacturing sector expanded at its fastest rate for six years during March, a report says.
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Kremlin challenge

Thursday 1st of April 2010, 15:15
related countries: Russia Russia

What Metro bombs say about Russia's Chechnya policy
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Nepalese mountaineer to take Edmund Hillary's ashes up Everest

Thursday 1st of April 2010, 15:17
related countries: Nepal Nepal, New Zealand New Zealand

A Nepalese mountaineer announces he will take the ashes of New Zealand explorer Sir Edmund Hillary to the summit of Everest.
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UN accused over Afghan poll fraud

Thursday 1st of April 2010, 15:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai launches a stinging attack on foreign officials, accusing them of fraud in last year's elections.
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US Navy seizes suspected pirates

Thursday 1st of April 2010, 15:37
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles, United States United States

A US warship seized five suspected pirates after an exchange of fire near the Seychelles, the US Navy says.
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Brazil's election race kicks off

Thursday 1st of April 2010, 16:07
related countries: Brazil Brazil

The two front-runners for Brazil's presidency leave their current jobs to be able to run in October's election.
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Pirate 'swarm'

Thursday 1st of April 2010, 16:57
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Navies struggle with upsurge in attacks off Somalia
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Protest at Saudi sorcery sentence

Thursday 1st of April 2010, 17:02
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanon's prime minister is urged to intervene to stop the execution of a man accused of sorcery in Saudi Arabia.
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Edgy city

Thursday 1st of April 2010, 17:24
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Moscow residents remain nervous after attacks
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US puts sanctions on 'militants'

Thursday 1st of April 2010, 17:38
related countries: United States United States

The US Treasury imposes sanctions on two men based in Europe who it says support radical Islamist groups.
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Karadzic loses bid to delay trial

Thursday 1st of April 2010, 17:53
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

An international court rejects an appeal by former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic to have his war crimes trial delayed.
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Medvedev visits bomb-hit republic

Thursday 1st of April 2010, 18:17
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Chechen, Moscow

Russia's president makes a surprise visit to Dagestan, a day after a double suicide attack in the North Caucasus republic.
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Toyota sees rebound in US sales

Thursday 1st of April 2010, 19:29
related countries: United States United States

Toyota's US sales bounce back as substantial discounts help to win back customers shaken by the firm's mass safety recalls.
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'Coup' attempt in Guinea-Bissau

Thursday 1st of April 2010, 21:09
related countries: Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau, Guinea Guinea
related places: Bissau

Army officers in Guinea-Bissau detain the nation's top general and arrest the prime minister, but deny staging a coup.
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Fulham 2-1 Wolfsburg

Thursday 1st of April 2010, 21:19
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Wolfsburg

Fulham take a narrow lead to Germany for the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final following a hard-fought victory over Wolfsburg.
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Daimler admits worldwide bribery

Thursday 1st of April 2010, 21:35
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States

German carmaker Daimler pleads guilty to US corruption charges and agrees to pay $185m (£121m) to settle the case.
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UN envoy denies Afghan poll fraud

Thursday 1st of April 2010, 22:15
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A former UN envoy to Afghanistan dismisses accusations of electoral fraud levelled by President Hamid Karzai.
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Cuba and US hold rare talks at UN

Thursday 1st of April 2010, 23:23
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States

Cuba's foreign minister talks to a senior US official - in one of the highest level contacts between the two nations for years.
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