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VIDEO: Rebels in Benghazi 'under attack'

Sunday 20th of March 2011, 0:35
related countries: Libya Libya

Throughout the day, rebels in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi said they had been bombarded by pro-Gaddafi forces.
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VIDEO: Coalition targets pro-Gaddafi forces

Sunday 20th of March 2011, 0:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British forces are taking part in an international campaign against pro-Gaddafi forces.
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UK soldier killed by bomb named

Sunday 20th of March 2011, 3:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British soldier who died of his injuries after a bomb blast in Afghanistan is named by the Ministry of Defence as Pte Daniel Steven Prior.
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Power hopes rise at Japan plant

Sunday 20th of March 2011, 7:05
related countries: Japan Japan

Engineers are close to restoring power at a stricken Japanese nuclear plant, officials say, as the death toll from the tsunami and quake reaches 8,000.
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VIDEO: Despair for Japan tsunami homeless

Sunday 20th of March 2011, 7:05
related countries: Japan Japan

Hundreds of thousands of people in Japan remain homeless after the 11 March tsunami and earthquake, with many said to be living in "inadequate" shelters.
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Live - India v West Indies

Sunday 20th of March 2011, 8:17
related countries: India India

India defeat West Indies by 80 runs at the World Cup to set up a quarter-final against Australia.
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Libya attacked from air and sea

Sunday 20th of March 2011, 8:20
related countries: Libya Libya, France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The US, France and the UK fire dozens of missiles at Libya as enforcement of the UN-mandated no-fly zone gets under way.
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US ambassador to Mexico resigns

Sunday 20th of March 2011, 9:57
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico

US Ambassador to Mexico Carlos Pascual resigns after a row over leaked diplomatic cables in which he doubted Mexico's ability to tackle drug gangs.
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Ricky Martin wins gay media award

Sunday 20th of March 2011, 10:39
related countries: United States United States

Pop singer Ricky Martin is given an award from a leading US gay and lesbian organisation after coming out as gay last year.
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UK missiles fired at Libyan sites

Sunday 20th of March 2011, 10:53
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British jets and a submarine have fired missiles at Libyan military sites in a UN-backed international operation to enforce a no-fly zone.
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AUDIO: Misrata 'being razed to the ground'

Sunday 20th of March 2011, 11:34
related countries: Libya Libya

A rebel spokesman in the Libyan city of Misrata has told the BBC that the city is being "razed to the ground" by Col Gaddafi's forces.
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Obama set to take in Rio sights

Sunday 20th of March 2011, 12:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Janeiro, Rio

US President Barack Obama is set to speak in Rio de Janeiro and visit a shantytown as he continues a Latin America trip to bolster US influence.
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UK nuclear plants 'must go ahead'

Sunday 20th of March 2011, 12:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Japan Japan

The nuclear crisis unfolding in Japan will not affect EDF's plans to build new reactors in the UK, the firm's boss tells the BBC.
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Musician Wyclef Jean shot in hand

Sunday 20th of March 2011, 12:40
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Haiti-born hip-hop star Wyclef Jean is released from hospital after being treated for a gunshot wound to his hand, his spokesman says.
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Live - Celtic v Rangers

Sunday 20th of March 2011, 13:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The first silverware of the Scottish season is up for grabs as Celtic and Rangers go head-to head at Hampden in the League Cup final.
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British woman killed in Hong Kong

Sunday 20th of March 2011, 14:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Police in Hong Kong investigate the suspected murder of British Salvation Army worker Janet Gilson.
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AUDIO: Gaddafi warns 'crusading Western powers'

Sunday 20th of March 2011, 14:39
related countries: Libya Libya

Col Muammar Gaddafi says Libya will fight a "long war" after Western air strikes against his forces to protect rebel-held areas.
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Gaddafi vows 'long war' in Libya

Sunday 20th of March 2011, 15:03
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Col Gaddafi says Libya will fight a "long war" after air strikes against his forces by the US, France and the UK to protect rebel-held areas.
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VIDEO: Saif Gaddafi: The world is wrong

Sunday 20th of March 2011, 15:04
related countries: Libya Libya

Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saif Gaddafi, has accused those enforcing the UN mandated non-fly zone over his country of supporting terrorists.
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Japan warns on quake deaths rise

Sunday 20th of March 2011, 15:27
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Fukushima

Japanese police say 15,000 people may have died in one prefecture alone, as efforts to tackle the Fukushima nuclear crisis go on.
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India win sets up Aussie showdown

Sunday 20th of March 2011, 16:25
related countries: India India, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, Australia Australia

India set up a World Cup quarter-final against holders Australia with a 80-run victory over West Indies, who face Pakistan in the last eight.
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Huge turnout for Yemen funerals

Sunday 20th of March 2011, 17:15
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Tens of thousands of people have turned out in Yemen for the funerals for dozens of protesters who were shot dead on Friday.
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Saudis boost Middle East stocks

Sunday 20th of March 2011, 17:23
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Middle Eastern stock markets rise sharply, despite regional unrest, after King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia boosted government spending.
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Australia split over carbon tax

Sunday 20th of March 2011, 17:25
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's Labor government is grappling with potentially combustible plans to introduce a carbon tax.
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VIDEO: 'City of God' welcomes Obama

Sunday 20th of March 2011, 17:40
related countries: Brazil Brazil, United States United States

US President Barack Obama continues tour of Brazil with stop at 'City of God' favela.
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Yemeni president fires government

Sunday 20th of March 2011, 18:50
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh fires his cabinet amid continuing protests against his rule and a string of resignations.
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VIDEO: Libya orders 'ceasefire'

Sunday 20th of March 2011, 19:55
related countries: Libya Libya

Libya's government has called for an "immediate ceasefire" and for all Libyans to take part in a "peaceful march" to Benghazi, ahead of "democratic" discussions on the future of the country.
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Scherzinger single topples Adele

Sunday 20th of March 2011, 20:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Don, Adele

US singer Nicole Scherzinger topples Adele from the top of the UK singles chart with Don't Hold Your Breath.
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French jets resume Libya sorties

Sunday 20th of March 2011, 20:28
related countries: Libya Libya, France France

French jets launch a second day of operations over Libya to enforce a no-fly zone against Col Muammar Gaddafi's forces.
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Explosion in Tripoli - witnesses

Sunday 20th of March 2011, 20:42
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

Loud blasts shake the Libyan capital Tripoli, witnesses say, as allied forces resume operations to enforce a no-fly zone.
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UK hails Libya action 'success'

Sunday 20th of March 2011, 21:14
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK officials say they are "entirely comfortable" with the outcome of airstrikes on Libya, which saw British jets and a submarine attack a range of targets.
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Small Saudi protest in capital

Sunday 20th of March 2011, 21:25
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Dozens of people protest outside Saudi Arabia's interior ministry in the capital, Riyadh, demanding the release of detainees.
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Syrian protesters burn buildings

Sunday 20th of March 2011, 22:26
related countries: Syria Syria

Demonstrators in southern Syria set fire to several buildings including a courthouse during a third day of protests, witnesses say.
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VIDEO: Benghazi 'hopeful' of Gaddafi defeat

Sunday 20th of March 2011, 23:15
related countries: Libya Libya

More explosions in Libya on Day Two of the campaign against Col Gaddafi's military forces.
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Djokovic overhauls Nadal in final

Sunday 20th of March 2011, 23:25
related countries: India India

Novak Djokovic defeats world number one Rafael Nadal and records his 18th straight win of the year in the Indian Wells final.
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