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Gene therapy 'treats' Parkinson's

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 0:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Parkinson

Treating Parkinson's disease with gene therapy has been shown to be successful in clinical trials for the first time, say US researchers.
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Prosecco, anyone?

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 0:14
related countries: Italy Italy

Why 150th anniversary party of Italian unification lacks fizz
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UN backs Central America security

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 0:49
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, on a visit to Guatemala, promises to support Central America in its fight against insecurity and violence.
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US cyber war defences 'very thin'

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 1:05
related countries: United States United States

The US military lacks people and resources to defend adequately against concerted cyber attacks, the head of the Pentagon's cyber command says.
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US alarm over Japan atomic crisis

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 3:39
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

Increasing alarm is expressed in the US about the crisis at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, with warnings of "potentially lethal" radiation doses at the facility.
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VIDEO: Japan steps up cooling operation

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 5:17
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

Japan is stepping up efforts to cool reactors at the tsunami-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, amid increasing US alarm at radiation leaks.
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Malaysia probes seized ship cargo

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 5:49
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, China China

Malaysian police say they have seized materials that they suspect could be used to make nuclear weapons on a ship bound from China to the Middle East.
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BOJ injects $76bn to calm markets

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 5:54
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

The Bank of Japan pumps an extra $76bn into the country's financial markets as the yen hits a record-high against the US dollar.
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US urges tough UN draft on Libya

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 6:06
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States

The US says the UN should consider more than just a no-fly zone over Libya, amid Security Council division on a draft resolution.
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India rate rise to curb inflation

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 6:43
related countries: India India

India's central bank raises interest rates to 6.75% as it continues to fight against rising consumer prices.
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Horses to slaughter

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 7:01
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The equine victims of Ireland's recession
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William visits NZ disaster zones

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 7:07
related countries: Australia Australia, New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Christchurch

Prince William visits the damaged centre of Christchurch, as he begins a tour of disaster-stricken areas of New Zealand and Australia.
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Malaysia Christian in Shariah ban

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 7:27
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

A Christian lawyer in Malaysia loses her bid to practise in the country's Shariah Islamic court system.
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L&G predicts growth for UK unit

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 8:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The chief executive of Legal & General predicts good growth in the UK for sales of insurance and savings.
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Venezuela freezes nuclear plans

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 8:10
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, Chile Chile, Japan Japan

Venezuela halts plans to develop nuclear power in the light of the crisis in Japan, but Chile says it will keep the nuclear energy option open.
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China suspends nuclear building

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 8:11
related countries: Japan Japan, China China

China suspends approval for new nuclear power stations following the accident at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi plant.
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VIDEO: Protester shot in Bahrain clampdown

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 8:29
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain
related places: Manama

Authorities in Bahrain have arrested at least five key opposition figures, a day after a crackdown on anti-government protesters in the centre of the capital Manama, reports say.
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Pakistan anger over Davis release

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 8:53
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Lawyers, Davis

Lawyers in Pakistan stage protests over the decision on Wednesday by a court to release a US CIA contractor accused of two murders.
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Power trip

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 9:17
related countries: United States United States

How Obama's visit could help reset US-Brazil ties
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VIDEO: Italy's sober 150th birthday celebrations

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 9:26
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy marks its 150th birthday but not everyone in the country is in the mood for celebrating
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Tibet monk death 'sparks protest'

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 9:44
related countries: China China

Heightened security and unrest is reported around a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in southwestern China after a monk self-immolates.
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Graduates 'could pay back double'

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 9:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Some graduates in England could end up paying back double their original student loans under the new fees regime, figures calculated for the BBC suggest.
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'No way' Gaddafi funded Sarkozy

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 9:57
related countries: Libya Libya

Nicolas Sarkozy's former presidential election campaign head rejects claims by a son of Col Gaddafi that they received Libyan funding.
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Zimbabwe 'Egypt' activists bailed

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 10:31
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

A Zimbabwe court grants bail to six activists accused of treason for attending a lecture about the Egypt uprising but they remain in custody while they raise the money.
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Yen hits record as Nikkei slides

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 10:38
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

The Japanese yen hits a post-WWII record against the US dollar as stocks slide amid radiation and earnings concerns.
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England pick Banahan for Dublin

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 11:12
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

Matt Banahan starts for injured skipper Mike Tindall in Saturday's Grand Slam showdown against Ireland in Dublin.
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Bolshoi head quits after erotic snaps

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 11:12
related countries: Russia Russia

The head of Russia's world-famous Bolshoi ballet troupe resigns after photographs purporting to be him were posted on a website.
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VIDEO: Crowded airports as people flee Japan

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 11:30
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's nuclear crisis is sparking fears of radiation poisoning and many people are deciding whether to stay in the country.
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Merkel calls time on nuclear age

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 12:06
related countries: Germany Germany, Japan Japan

German Chancellor Angela Merkel announces a "measured exit" from nuclear power in response to the Japanese crisis.
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Museum must return mask to Egypt

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 12:54
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United States United States

The US government orders the St Louis Art Museum to hand over Egyptian death mask.
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Live - England v West Indies

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 13:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England's World Cup hopes are in the balance as West Indies edge closer towards the 244 they need to win the Group B match in Chennai.
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Bangladeshis 'bullied' in Bahrain

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 13:14
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain, Bangladesh Bangladesh

Bangladeshi expatriates in Bahrain say they have been forced to take part in pro-government rallies.
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India vote 'influenced by cash'

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 13:26
related countries: India India

India's ruling Congress party paid off MPs to survive a crucial vote of confidence in 2008, a diplomatic cable released by the Wikileaks website suggests.
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US inflation rate picks up speed

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 13:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: February

US prices rose 0.5% in February compared with the previous month, figures show, as food and fuel prices continue to increase.
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Libya rebel tanks 'repel attack'

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 13:33
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Ajdabiya

Libyan rebels deploy tanks, artillery and a helicopter for the first time to repel an attack by pro-Gaddafi forces on the key town of Ajdabiya, the BBC understands.
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VIDEO: Residents head south away from Tokyo

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 13:38
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

Residents and foreign nationals are evacuating Tokyo as concern over food and fuel supplies, as well as a damaged nuclear plant continue.
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New book bomb attack in Indonesia

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 13:46
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

A mail bomb is sent to an Indonesian singer - the fourth incident targeting prominent people who have called for religious tolerance in under a week.
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VIDEO: Gaddafi troops head to Benghazi

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 13:55
related countries: Libya Libya

Troops loyal to Colonel Gaddafi reach the outskirts of the main rebel stronghold, Benghazi, according to Libyan State Television.
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UK arranging Japan charter planes

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 14:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Japan Japan, Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Tokyo

The government is to charter planes so that Britons who want to leave Japan can fly from Tokyo to Hong Kong.
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Japan and Bahrain boost oil price

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 15:11
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain, Japan Japan

The oil price rebounds as markets refocus on events in the Middle East and Japan's need to substitute lost nuclear power.
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VIDEO: Sheltering from the nuclear crisis

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 15:23
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Yamagata

Nearly a week on from the devastating earthquake and tsunami which has destroyed entire communities, half a million people have been left homeless in northern Japan. Clyde Myrie reports from a refugee centre in Yamagata.
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VIDEO: 'Braving the bullets' in Bahrain

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 15:31
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

The UN human rights chief has condemned the "shocking" use of force by security forces against protesters in Bahrain.
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Nissan resumes Japan production

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 15:38
related countries: Japan Japan

Nissan resumes some of its car production in Japan, less than a week after an earthquake and a tsunami severely damaged the country.
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Trial date set for Pakistan trio

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 15:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Three former Pakistan cricketers facing conspiracy charges are granted unconditional bail ahead of a trial starting on 20 May.
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Bahrain urged to rein in forces

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 15:45
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

The UN human rights chief condemns the "shocking" use of force by security forces against protesters in Bahrain.
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First US X Factor judge confirmed

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 16:07
related countries: United States United States

US music mogul LA Reid, who helped bring Jay Z and Kanye West to fame, is the first judge to be confirmed for the American X Factor.
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England win keeps Cup hopes alive

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 16:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England take four wickets in 20 balls to clinch a dramatic 18-run win over the West Indies that keeps their World Cup campaign alive.
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England win keeps Cup hopes alive

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 16:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England take four wickets in 20 balls to clinch a dramatic 18-run win over the West Indies that keeps their World Cup campaign alive.
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Leave Bahrain now, Britons urged

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 16:52
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK Foreign Office urges Britons to leave Bahrain on Thursday using commercial flights, as protests and violence continue in the Gulf state.
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Airbus faces manslaughter charges

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 17:02
related countries: France France

A French judge files manslaughter charges against European aircraft maker Airbus over a crash in 2009.
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VIDEO: New aerial footage of reactor damage

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 17:21
related countries: Japan Japan

New footage has been released of the tsunami-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan.
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Ramaphosa buys McDonald's in SA

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 17:25
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Prominent anti-apartheid activist Cyril Ramaphosa is to take over the McDonald's fast-food chain in the country, it is announced.
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RBS pays £375m to 323 key staff

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 17:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Royal Bank of Scotland, 83% owned by the taxpayer, says it paid 323 top people an average of £1.2m each in 2010.
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Pakistan drone strike 'kills 40'

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 17:27
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least 40 people, most of them civilians, have been killed in a US drone strike in the Pakistani tribal region of North Waziristan, officials say.
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Live - Europa League

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 17:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Liverpool

On a disastrous night of Europa League football for British teams Man City beat Dynamo Kiev but go out on aggregate, Liverpool are held by Braga and also exit and Rangers go down 1-0 at Ibrox to PSV Eindhoven.
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VIDEO: News team flees oncoming tsunami

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 17:32
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Sendai

A local Japanese news team have filmed the moment they attempted to run for safety as the tsunami hit Sendai.
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Japan steps up cooling operation

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 17:34
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

Japan is stepping up efforts to cool overheating fuel at the tsunami-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, as helicopters dump tonnes of sea water.
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Gaddafi jets 'bomb rebel bastion'

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 17:44
related countries: Libya Libya

Forces loyal to Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi reportedly launch their first air raids on the main rebel-held town of Benghazi, as the UN considers imposing a no-fly zone.
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Strauss proud of England spirit

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 17:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Captain Andrew Strauss says England's "hunger and desire" helped them to their 18-run win over the West Indies having been on the brink of defeat.
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Pakistan army in drone outburst

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 18:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Pakistan's army chief Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kayani condemns the latest US drone raid as "intolerable", in an unusually strong statement.
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New York Times to charge for web

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 18:40
related countries: United States United States

The New York Times outlines plans to charge North American users for access to some of its internet content.
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General Mills 'buys into Yoplait'

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 18:42
related countries: France France

A 50% stake in French yoghurt maker Yoplait will soon be sold to General Mills, according to sources close to the situation.
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EU introduces China tiles duties

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 19:20
related countries: China China

Ceramic tile prices are set to rise in Europe as the European Union (EU) introduces heavy duties on imports from China.
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UK quake rescuers to leave Japan

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 20:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Japan Japan

UK rescuers are to begin withdrawing from Japan after extensive searches of rubble following last Friday's earthquake did not lead them to any survivors.
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Japan car parts crisis hurts GM

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 20:23
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

US carmaker General Motors temporarily closes a pick-up truck factory due to a parts shortage caused by the crisis in Japan.
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Nine sentenced for AUC killing

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 20:23
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Nine men are sentenced to 40 years in prison in Colombia for the kidnapping and murder of Carlos Castano Gil, the former-head of a right-wing paramilitary group, the AUC.
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UK flight departs Bahrain empty

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 20:50
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain, United Kingdom United Kingdom

No Britons chose to board an evacuation flight from Bahrain chartered by the government despite warnings about ongoing violence in the country.
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US evacuation plane leaves Japan

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 20:57
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

The first US government-chartered evacuation flight takes off from quake-hit Japan, amid global concern about the growing nuclear disaster.
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UK warplanes 'over Libya in days'

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 21:18
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A senior government source tells the BBC that British forces could be in action over Libya as early as Friday, if a no-fly zone UN resolution is agreed.
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UN 'to back anti-Gaddafi action'

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 21:49
related countries: Libya Libya

The United Nations Security Council is set to back a resolution on Libya that supports military action but rules out an invasion, diplomats say.
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Cable reaches Japan nuclear plant

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 21:54
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Fukushima

Engineers lay a cable to Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant that should allow pumps to be restarted.
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VIDEO: 'Many people' evacuating Tokyo

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 21:58
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

Residents and foreign nationals are evacuating Tokyo as concern over food and fuel supplies, as well as a damaged nuclear plant continue.
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US Congress backs stop-gap budget

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 22:19
related countries: United States United States

The US Senate passes a stop-gap bill to fund the government for three weeks and avoid a shut-down while lawmakers seek a deal on the main budget.
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UN backs action against Gaddafi

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 22:38
related countries: Libya Libya

The United Nations Security Council backs a resolution on Libya that supports a no-fly zone and "all necessary measures" to protect civilians.
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VIDEO: US on Libya: 'We must protect civilians'

Thursday 17th of March 2011, 23:33
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States

The UN Security Council backs a resolution on Libya that supports military action.
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