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Haiti candidates back Martelly

Monday 14th of March 2011, 0:09
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Five defeated candidates in Haiti's presidential election back Michel Martelly, who faces Mirlande Manigat in the 20 March run-off vote.
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UK 'gave torture tacit approval'

Monday 14th of March 2011, 0:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The former president of Pakistan says he was never told about Britain's disapproval of torture, a claim denied by British ex-officials.
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Royal flush

Monday 14th of March 2011, 0:53
related countries: India India, Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Abdul

How Victoria's fondness for Indian servant set tongues wagging
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Health groups reject alcohol deal

Monday 14th of March 2011, 2:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Six leading health groups have dealt the government a blow by refusing to sign up to its new "responsibility deal" on alcohol in England.
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India 'largest importer' of arms

Monday 14th of March 2011, 5:00
related countries: Sweden Sweden, India India, China China

India overtakes China to become the world's largest importer of arms, a Sweden-based think tank says.
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China wants more for NZ quake dead

Monday 14th of March 2011, 5:17
related countries: China China

Chinese officials say parents of Chinese students lost in the Christchurch earthquake should receive higher compensation.
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Pakistan drones 'kill militants'

Monday 14th of March 2011, 6:14
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least three suspected militants die in a drone strike in the troubled Pakistani tribal region of North Waziristan, officials say.
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VIDEO: Uprising in Libya 'losing ground'

Monday 14th of March 2011, 6:35
related countries: Libya Libya

The uprising in Libya appears to be losing ground - reports from the east of the country suggest that rebel fighters are being forced back after government forces recaptured all or at least part of the town of Brega.
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VIDEO: Fears over third Japan nuclear reactor

Monday 14th of March 2011, 6:55
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Fukushima

Officials in Japan are warning that a third reactor is suffering cooling problems at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant raising fears of another explosion.
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Suicide bomber hits Iraqi troops

Monday 14th of March 2011, 7:37
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

At least nine soldiers are killed and many others injured in a suicide bomb attack on an Iraqi army base north-east of Baghdad, officials say.
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Chinese premier calls for reforms

Monday 14th of March 2011, 7:44
related countries: China China

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao says once again that China needs to carry out political reforms, as the country's annual parliament session ends.
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Rate rise 'could derail recovery'

Monday 14th of March 2011, 7:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A rise in UK interest rates over the next couple of months could derail the economic recovery, says a new report.
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Indian navy captures 61 pirates

Monday 14th of March 2011, 8:05
related countries: India India, Mozambique Mozambique

Dozens of pirates aboard a Mozambican ship are captured by the Indian navy after a gun battle in the Arabian Sea.
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China rules out faster yuan rise

Monday 14th of March 2011, 8:20
related countries: China China

China will not change its policy on the value of the yuan in order to control inflation, Premier Wen Jiabao says.
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Adele's UK chart reign continues

Monday 14th of March 2011, 8:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Adele continues her reign at the top of the UK album and singles charts this week.
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Lahore court avoids Davis ruling

Monday 14th of March 2011, 8:53
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Lahore

A Pakistani court declines to rule on whether a CIA contractor arrested for killing two men in Lahore has diplomatic immunity.
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Federer beats Andreev in opener

Monday 14th of March 2011, 9:04
related countries: India India

World number two Roger Federer makes a winning start at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells and there were also victories for Novak Djokovic, Andy Roddick and Kim Clijsters.
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England must be better - Johnson

Monday 14th of March 2011, 9:10
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Coach Martin Johnson says England must up their game if they are to seal a Six Nations Grand Slam against Ireland on Saturday.
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BOJ pumps $183bn to calm markets

Monday 14th of March 2011, 9:11
related countries: Japan Japan

The Bank of Japan is to inject $183bn into the banking system to stabilise financial markets as the Nikkei falls 6.2%.
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More Thai 'red-shirts' released

Monday 14th of March 2011, 9:30
related countries: Thailand Thailand

More anti-government protest leaders are released on bail after Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva announces plans to call an early election.
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India Maoists die in gun battle

Monday 14th of March 2011, 9:31
related countries: India India
related places: Bihar

Six Maoist rebels have been killed in a gun battle in the Indian state of Bihar, police say.
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GB on track for record 2012 Games

Monday 14th of March 2011, 10:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain is on course to secure a record medal haul at the London 2012 Olympics, says UK Sport chief executive Liz Nicholl.
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World skating postponed in Tokyo

Monday 14th of March 2011, 10:14
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

The International Skating Union postpones next week's World Figure Skating Championships in Tokyo following the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
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Bangladesh ease past Netherlands

Monday 14th of March 2011, 11:04
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Bangladesh ease to a six-wicket win over Netherlands to boost their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup quarter-finals and dent England's in the process.
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Gas at Australia asylum protest

Monday 14th of March 2011, 11:13
related countries: Christmas Island Christmas Island, Australia Australia

Australia's immigration minister says tear gas was used on hundreds of protesting asylum seekers at the over-crowded Christmas Island holding centre.
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Inquiry into 'false' demo arrest

Monday 14th of March 2011, 11:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

An investigation starts into whether three Metropolitan Police officers colluded to falsely arrest a man at a tuition fees rally in central London last year.
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New blast at Japan nuclear plant

Monday 14th of March 2011, 11:21
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Fukushima

A Japanese nuclear plant stricken by Friday's quake and tsunami has been hit by a second explosion, while a third reactor has lost its cooling system.
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Japanese economy 'will rebound'

Monday 14th of March 2011, 11:42
related countries: Japan Japan

Friday's disasters have left parts of Japan's economy frozen but it will bounce back later this year, say analysts.
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Turkey singing star Tatlises shot

Monday 14th of March 2011, 11:53
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Istanbul

Turkish singer Ibrahim Tatlises is shot in the head and critically wounded in an attack in Istanbul.
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Abbas condemns settler killings

Monday 14th of March 2011, 12:11
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas strongly condemns the murder of a family of Jewish settlers in the West Bank.
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India action over 'fake' pilots

Monday 14th of March 2011, 12:19
related countries: India India

The licenses of all pilots in India will be checked after four people were discovered flying aircraft with what authorities say are fake documents.
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Takeaway jobs ban for immigrants

Monday 14th of March 2011, 13:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Migrants from outside the European Economic Area will no longer be allowed to work in the UK as chefs in takeaway restaurants, the government says.
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Governor stabbed in Yemen unrest

Monday 14th of March 2011, 13:27
related countries: Yemen Yemen

The governor of Yemen's Marib province has been attacked and wounded as anti-government protests rock the country.
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Deadly attack on Afghan recruits

Monday 14th of March 2011, 13:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

At least 36 people are killed in an apparent suicide attack on an army recruitment centre in northern Afghanistan, Afghan officials say.
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VIDEO: Long queues for supplies in Sendai

Monday 14th of March 2011, 14:11
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Sendai

The BBC's George Alagiah has been assessing the impact in Sendai after Friday's devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Japan's north-east coast.
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Israel call to cancel UN premiere

Monday 14th of March 2011, 14:16
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States
related places: New York

Israel urges the United Nations to cancel the US premiere, at its New York headquarters, of a film about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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G8 leaders consider Libya action

Monday 14th of March 2011, 14:44
related countries: Libya Libya, France France
related places: Paris

Foreign ministers from the Group of Eight major world powers are in Paris to consider whether to back a no-fly zone over Libya.
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Challenger wins Niger's election

Monday 14th of March 2011, 15:20
related countries: Niger Niger

Niger opposition leader Mahamadou Issoufou won Saturday's presidential run-off with nearly 58% of the vote, the election commission announces.
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Fears grow over UK quake victims

Monday 14th of March 2011, 15:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Japan Japan

Increasing numbers of Britons raise concerns about friends and relatives possibly caught up in Japan's earthquake, as a UK rescue team begins work.
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China overtakes UK in art league

Monday 14th of March 2011, 15:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, China China

China overtakes the UK as a global art market for the first time, a report suggests.
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Ex-Zuma aide arrested on parole

Monday 14th of March 2011, 16:53
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A convicted former aide to South Africa President Jacob Zuma, Schabir Shaik, is arrested after allegedly assaulting two people while out on medical parole.
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VIDEO: BBC team flees amid new tsunami alert

Monday 14th of March 2011, 17:01
related countries: Japan Japan

The Japanese port town of Minamisanriku was completely wiped out by the Friday's tsunami, with the scale of the devastation just becoming clear some 72 hour later.
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VIDEO: Fears grow over Japan nuclear plant

Monday 14th of March 2011, 17:14
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan has asked the US for assistance as technicians battle to stabilise a third reactor at a quake-stricken nuclear plant, which has been rocked by a second blast in three days.
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German nuclear extension halted

Monday 14th of March 2011, 17:28
related countries: Germany Germany, Japan Japan

Germany suspends a controversial plan to extend the lives of its ageing nuclear power stations, in response to the unfolding Japanese crisis.
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VIDEO: Relief worker on Sendai situation

Monday 14th of March 2011, 17:40
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo, Sendai

Tokyo resident Luke Cummings gives a first hand account of what he experienced when he arrived in Sendai to help with the relief effort.
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Pakistan book quarter-final berth

Monday 14th of March 2011, 17:59
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan book a place in the quarter-finals of the World Cup with a comfortable seven-wicket victory (D/L method) over Zimbabwe in a rain-hit Group A match in Pallekele.
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Cuba cuts peso to match US dollar

Monday 14th of March 2011, 18:00
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States

Cuba devalues its currency by 8% in relation to the US dollar as part of efforts to revive its economy.
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VIDEO: Japan's nuclear plant crisis explained

Monday 14th of March 2011, 19:05
related countries: Japan Japan

David Shukman explains what is going on inside Japan's quake stricken Fukushima Daiichi plant, and assesses the potential risks from radiation.
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Bombing suspect on terror charges

Monday 14th of March 2011, 19:11
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: A

A man who was arrested in Glasgow in connection with a suicide bombing in Sweden appears in court on terrorism offences.
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US sued over syphilis experiments

Monday 14th of March 2011, 19:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lawyers

Lawyers representing Guatemalans deliberately infected with syphilis sue the US government for compensation.
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Life sentences for Somali pirates

Monday 14th of March 2011, 20:01
related countries: Somalia Somalia, United States United States

Five Somali men convicted of attacking a US Navy ship they mistook for a merchant vessel are sentenced to life in prison.
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No-fly zone can happen - Cameron

Monday 14th of March 2011, 20:58
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cameron

Imposing a no-fly zone over Muammar Gaddafi's Libya is "perfectly deliverable", UK Prime Minister David Cameron says.
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VIDEO: Japanese town 'wiped from the map'

Monday 14th of March 2011, 21:30
related countries: Japan Japan

The BBC's Damian Grammaticas has travelled to a tsunami-hit town in eastern Japan, which he says was "once a pleasant fishing port" but has been "wiped from the map".
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Insurers hit by Japan earthquake

Monday 14th of March 2011, 21:34
related countries: Japan Japan

Insurance shares around the world are hit as concerns grow about the cost of reconstruction in Japan following Friday's earthquake.
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Meltdown alert at Japan reactor

Monday 14th of March 2011, 21:44
related countries: Japan Japan

Engineers battle to cool a third reactor at a Japanese nuclear plant after a second blast in three days, amid continuing fears of a possible meltdown.
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VIDEO: Gaddafi forces bomb Libya rebels

Monday 14th of March 2011, 22:01
related countries: Libya Libya

Col Muammar Gaddafi's forces are slowly pushing towards the main rebel-held towns in Libya, reports say.
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VIDEO: Gulf states send forces to Bahrain

Monday 14th of March 2011, 22:24
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Bahrain Bahrain

Gulf states, including Saudi Arabia, send troops to Bahrain at the request of the small Gulf kingdom after violent anti-government protests.
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Gaddafi forces bomb Libya rebels

Monday 14th of March 2011, 22:51
related countries: Libya Libya

Col Gaddafi's forces are pushing towards the main rebel-held towns in Libya, as the UN Security Council fails to reach consensus on a no-fly zone.
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Gulf states send force to Bahrain

Monday 14th of March 2011, 22:54
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Bahrain Bahrain

Gulf states, including Saudi Arabia, send troops to Bahrain at the request of the small Gulf kingdom after violent anti-government protests.
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End-of-life row baby moved to US

Monday 14th of March 2011, 22:56
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States
related places: Ontario

Parents of a terminally ill Canadian boy transfer him to a US Catholic hospital after an Ontario court rules doctors can remove a breathing tube keeping him alive.
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New blast at Japan nuclear plant

Monday 14th of March 2011, 23:23
related countries: Japan Japan

A fresh explosion is heard at a nuclear plant in northern Japan that was damaged in Friday's earthquake, amid fears of a meltdown.
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Fuelling concern

Monday 14th of March 2011, 23:31
related countries: Japan Japan

How will the Japan disaster affect America's nuclear energy plans?
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US urges Aristide to delay return

Monday 14th of March 2011, 23:35
related countries: Haiti Haiti, United States United States
related places: Jean

The US urges former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide to delay his return from exile until after presidential elections on 20 March.
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Cameron concern for quake Britons

Monday 14th of March 2011, 23:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Japan Japan

Prime Minister David Cameron says there are "severe concerns" for a number of British nationals after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
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Bangladesh Yunus appeal expected

Monday 14th of March 2011, 23:57
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

The Bangladeshi Supreme Court is set to hear an appeal by Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus against a High Court decision to uphold his sacking.
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