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Health plan 'unethical' BMA warns

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 0:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The government health reform plans for England are "disgracefully unethical" and could undermine trust, the British Medical Association tells the BBC.
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Brazil driver mows down cyclists

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 1:36
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian police question a motorist accused of driving his car at high speed through a crowd of cyclists promoting the use of bikes in Porto Alegre.
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Two ministers resign in Tunisia

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 2:00
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Two ministers quit Tunisia's interim government a day after Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi announced he was resigning from his post, following demands from protesters.
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Venezuelan union leader jailed

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 2:19
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

A Venezuelan trade union leader is jailed for seven years over a strike at the state iron ore mining company in 2009.
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China's US debt holdings jump 30%

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 4:01
related countries: United States United States

China's holding of US treasury securities is 30% more than the assessment made by the Treasury Department two weeks ago.
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Atomic bomb art

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 4:08
related countries: United States United States

American sculptor Jesse Smigel's weird and wonderful creations
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Danish children seized by pirates

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 4:22
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, India India

Pirates have hijacked a sailing boat in the Indian Ocean seizing seven Danish people, including three children.
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A new life

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 5:25
related countries: Georgia Georgia, South Africa South Africa

Georgia invites South African farmers to start afresh
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NZ falls silent in quake memorial

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 6:32
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Christchurch

New Zealand holds a two-minute silence exactly a week after the Christchurch earthquake, as officials say the death toll could be as high as 240.
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Baidu put on US pirate-goods list

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 6:42
related countries: United States United States, China China
related places: Baidu

The US puts China's top search engine Baidu on a list of "notorious markets" for counterfeit and pirated goods.
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S Korea offers talks amid drills

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 7:19
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States
related places: North

South Korea's president says the South is ready for talks with the North, amid heightened tensions as the South and US hold large-scale military drills.
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Blood money

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 7:33
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The hidden players in Pakistan's 'CIA spy' saga
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Hyundai targets company car market

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 7:48
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Korean carmaker Hyundai enters the company car market as a first step towards offering luxury cars for the masses.
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China minister in corruption case

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 8:14
related countries: China China

China's sacked railways minister is under investigation for allegedly embezzling more than 800m yuan (£75m; $100m), state media report.
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Hidden treasure

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 8:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

How priceless Afghan gold was kept from warlords and the Taliban
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Japan seeks exam hall phone ban

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 8:58
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan wants to ban mobile phones from university examination halls after the internet was allegedly used to help students cheat.
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Men to die for India train fire

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 9:14
related countries: India India
related places: Godhra

Eleven men are sentenced to death for setting fire to a passenger train in the Indian town of Godhra in 2002, killing dozens of Hindu pilgrims.
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Jayawardene outraged by TV remark

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 9:16
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka vice-captain Mahela Jayawardene is considering legal action in response to commentary that implied he was guilty of match-fixing.
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Gaddafi is 'delusional', says US

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 9:26
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States

A senior US diplomat says Col Muammar Gaddafi is "unfit to lead" after the embattled Libyan leader's interview with Western journalists.
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Vivendi results above forecasts

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 10:04
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Telecom and entertainment group Vivendi beats profit forecasts thanks to good sales growth in video games, broadband and Brazil.
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Belarus KGB 'tortured' protesters

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 10:06
related countries: Belarus Belarus

A former opposition candidate in the Belarus presidential election alleges he suffered human rights abuses in detention.
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VIDEO: Russian police to change its name

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 10:14
related countries: Russia Russia

In Russia, the militsiya will now officially be called police.
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Oscar US TV ratings drop by 10%

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 10:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Sunday

More than 37 million Americans tuned into the Oscars ceremony on Sunday, down 10% on the previous year.
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Parched crops

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 10:24
related countries: China China

Impact of China's severe drought may be felt worldwide
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Cuba's mass lay-off plan held up

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 10:33
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuban President Raul Castro admits plans to make some 500,000 state workers redundant by the end of March are behind schedule.
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Mass funeral for Turkish Islamist

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 10:52
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Istanbul

Thousands of mourners gather at a mosque in Istanbul for the funeral of Turkey's first Islamist prime minister, Necmettin Erbakan.
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Fela musical to travel to Nigeria

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 11:30
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

An award-winning stage musical about the life of the late Nigerian musician Fela Kuti is to be staged in his home country for the first time.
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Fury over Pakistan oil price rise

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 11:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan increases fuel prices by almost 10%, sparking an outcry from political groups.
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Conflict 'robs 28m of education'

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 11:59
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Warfare is stopping 28 million children worldwide from receiving an education, with DR Congo one of the worst-affected places, the UN says.
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Broad faces England fitness test

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 12:09
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Bowler Stuart Broad could play in England's Cricket World Cup clash against Ireland if he comes through Tuesday's training session successfully.
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Gaddafi 'exam cheat' under review

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 12:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The London School of Economics has confirmed it is investigating allegations that Colonel Gaddafi's son plagiarised his PhD thesis.
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Reporters 'must work with China'

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 12:19
related countries: China China

China's Foreign Ministry tells journalists to "co-operate" with police, after several reporters were roughed up during a crack-down on calls for anti-government protests.
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Morning Business Round-up: Egypt exchange shut

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 12:24
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The daily Morning Business Round-up: Middle East events still the story as Egypt again delays share trading until Sunday.
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US warns Sri Lanka over war probe

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 12:56
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, United States United States

The US warns Sri Lanka to apply international standards to its investigation into the deaths of civilians in the final months of its civil war.
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Many ambulances 'not sent' on 7/7

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 12:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Only half of 201 London ambulances available on the day of the 7/7 bombings were sent to help victims, the inquest into the attacks has heard.
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VIDEO: Tackling China's drought crisis

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 13:17
related countries: China China

The Chinese government is spending $1bn (£600m) on emergency measures in an attempt to combat one of the most serious droughts in decades.
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VIDEO: Libyan writer: My brother has been shot

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 13:34
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Dr Faraj Najem, a Libyan writer and historian who now lives in London, describes how his brother was shot during protests in his homeland.
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Irish coalition talks under way

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 13:54
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

Talks between Fine Gael and Labour to discuss the possible formation of a coalition government are under way in Dublin.
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Holy smoke: Sadhus banned from selling dope

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 14:11
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Thousands of sadhus - or holy men - are banned from selling cannabis to festival-goers at an ancient temple in Nepal.
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Pakistan cricketers to fight bans

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 14:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan trio Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir file appeals to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against bans for spot-fixing.
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Malinga hat-trick hammers Kenya

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 14:34
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Pace bowler Lasith Malinga claims six wickets - including a hat-trick - as Sri Lanka ease to a comfortable nine-wicket victory over Kenya in Group A.
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Cameron pledges Afghan friendship

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 14:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain is an "all-weather friend" to Afghanistan and will remain involved in the country after troops leave in 2015, David Cameron says.
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Tunisia legalises Islamist group

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 14:56
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Tunisia allows banned Islamist group Ennahda to stand in the next elections, amid more resignations from the fragile interim government.
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UK prepared for Libya aid effort

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 15:35
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK is prepared for a humanitarian aid effort after the political turmoil in Libya, International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell says.
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Spinning the Mid-East

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 15:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Arab states look to London for public relations facelift
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Broad faces England fitness test

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 16:41
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Bowler Stuart Broad could play in England's Cricket World Cup clash against Ireland if he comes through Tuesday's training session successfully.
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Greece migrants taken to hospital

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 16:44
related countries: Greece Greece

Up to 50 migrants are being given hospital treatment, five weeks after going on hunger strike in Greece.
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Thousands back on Yemen streets

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 16:55
related countries: Israel Israel, Yemen Yemen, United States United States
related places: Sanaa

Tens of thousands return to the streets of Sanaa, as Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh blames the US and Israel for ongoing unrest.
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Tehran police break up protests

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 16:58
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Iran security forces fire tear gas to break up demonstrations by opposition supporters in the capital Tehran.
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German defence minister resigns

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 17:23
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Guttenberg

German Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg steps down after he was found to have copied large parts of his university doctorate.
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 17:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British soldier from the Royal Army Veterinary Corps has been killed in a gunfight in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Pearson says Libyan shares frozen

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 18:01
related countries: Libya Libya

Pearson says the stake in the publishing group held by Libya's sovereign wealth fund has been frozen as governments block Libyan assets.
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Fire boss wants safety law change

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 18:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The head of Scotland's largest fire brigade claims health and safety law is preventing firefighters from saving lives.
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VIDEO: Uprising reaches outskirts of Tripoli

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 18:54
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

Anti-government protests have taken place on the outskirts of Tripoli.
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VIDEO: Galliano sacking shocks fashion world

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 19:04
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The French fashion house Christian Dior has sacked its British designer, John Galliano following alleged anti-Semitic comments he made last week.
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IOC dismisses 'racist' logo claim

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 19:08
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom

IOC president Jacques Rogge dismisses Iran's suggestion that the London 2012 logo is 'racist'.
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SA columnist in 'racism' furore

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 19:17
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A South African columnist apologises for an article criticised as racist against mixed race people after her paper suspends her column.
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VIDEO: How would Libya no-fly zone work?

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 19:17
related countries: Libya Libya

Several countries are considering imposing a military no-fly zone over Libya but how would it be imposed?
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'Refugee crisis' on Libyan border

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 21:22
related countries: Libya Libya, Tunisia Tunisia

The situation on Libya's border with Tunisia reaches crisis point as tens of thousands of foreigners flee unrest, the UN says.
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Clinton: Libya may face civil war

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 22:13
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States

Libya could become a peaceful democracy or face protracted civil war in the years ahead, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tells US lawmakers.
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UN urges mass Libyan evacuation

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 22:48
related countries: Libya Libya

The UN calls for a mass humanitarian evacuation for people who have fled from Libya as it suspends the country from its Human Rights Council.
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US House passes two-week budget

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 22:49
related countries: United States United States

The US House of Representatives approves a measure to fund the US government for a further two weeks, avoiding a looming shut-down.
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VIDEO: On patrol with the Afghan police

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 22:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain will continue to support Afghanistan after the withdrawal of troops scheduled for 2015, David Cameron has told the Afghan President Hamid Karzai. But once the transition has taken place, the Afghan police will play an important role.
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Eyewitness to an exodus

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 23:07
related countries: Liberia Liberia

Fleeing Ivory Coast amid reports of foriegn mercenaries
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Oil price rise 'poses risk' to US

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 23:07
related countries: United States United States

The length of time that oil prices remain high will be significant for the US economy, US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke says.
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Ex-Goldman Sachs director charged

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 23:37
related countries: United States United States

A former Goldman Sachs board member is charged with insider trading by the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Price of gold reaches fresh high

Tuesday 1st of March 2011, 23:51
related countries: Libya Libya

The price of gold hits a record high as investors worry about the political turmoil in Libya and tensions in the Middle East.
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