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Chile to seek US Pinochet files

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 0:34
related countries: Chile Chile, United States United States

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera says he will ask the US for classified documents relating to human rights violations under Gen Augusto Pinochet.
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HIV test push as UK rates double

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 1:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A doubling of HIV spread in the UK in the past decade prompts health experts to tell GPs to offer testing to all adult male patients in some areas.
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End of an era

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 1:44
related countries: Russia Russia

BBC's Russian Service looks back on 65 years of radio
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Havana laugh

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 2:07
related countries: Cuba Cuba

How many Cubans does it take to change a hotel room?
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Knowledge is power

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 2:10
related countries: India India

Why whistle-blowing in India can cost you your life
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US court blocks Google book deal

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 3:08
related countries: United States United States

A copyright deal between Google and publishers over the web firm's publication of books online is torpedoed by a US court.
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More Japan produce contaminated

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 4:14
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Fukushima

The Japanese Prime Minister has halted more shipments of vegetables grown near the Fukushima nuclear power plant.
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Malaysia Anwar ruling overturned

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 5:34
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

The judge hearing sodomy charges against the Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim overturns an earlier ruling and will now allow DNA evidence.
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Rock star's plea over badger cull

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 7:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

AMs are set to vote on a cull of badgers in west Wales as Queen guitarist and campaigner Brian May opposes the motion.
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Obama in Central America pledge

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 7:28
related countries: El Salvador El Salvador, Chile Chile, United States United States

US President Barack Obama - on a visit to El Salvador - promises $200m (£122m) to fight drug trafficking and gang violence in Central America.
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Wales can beat England, says Bale

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 7:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wales star Gareth Bale believes his side can cause an upset against England in the Euro 2012 qualifier at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.
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Japan rebuilding to cost 25tn yen

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 7:53
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan says it will cost as much as 25 trillion yen ($309bn) to rebuild the country after the deadly earthquake and tsunami.
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Live - Pakistan v West Indies

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 8:02
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Mirpur

Captain Shahid Afridi leads from the front as Pakistan reach the World Cup semi-finals with an emphatic 10-wicket win over West Indies in the first quarter-final in Mirpur.
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US welcomes Karzai pullout plan

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 8:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The United States welcomes Afghan President Hamid Karzai's announcement that his forces will take charge of security in seven areas from July.
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Defiant Gaddafi pledges victory

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 8:30
related countries: Libya Libya

Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi appears at a recently bombed site in Tripoli and says "we will be victorious in the end".
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Faithfull receives French honour

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 8:40
related countries: France France

Singer Marianne Faithfull has been awarded one of the highest cultural honours in France.
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Egypt exchange halted after slump

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 9:14
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt's stock market is suspended again after plunging 10%, minutes after reopening from its two-month closure.
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Nuclear shift

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 9:25
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, Japan Japan

Japan crisis prompts Swiss rethink on nuclear power
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Women of Egypt

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 9:26
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Perils and possibilities for women in the 'new Egypt'
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VIDEO: Concerns for Swiss nuclear reactors

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 9:56
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Switzerland gets almost half its energy from nuclear power, but, critics say the Swiss reactors are ageing and may not be safe.
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India to probe police 'rampage'

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 9:58
related countries: India India

The Indian government says it is investigating reports that police fighting Maoist rebels rampaged through three villages last week.
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Ponting dismisses retirement talk

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 10:09
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia captain Ricky Ponting says he has no plans to retire from cricket after the World Cup.
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VIDEO: Libyans in Tripoli 'back Gaddafi'

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 10:09
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi has widespread support in the capital Tripoli, according to a journalist in the city who spoke to the BBC.
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Ukraine's Kuchma in murder denial

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 10:13
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's former President Leonid Kuchma denies any involvement in the notorious murder of journalist Georgiy Gongadze in 2000.
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VIDEO: Viewing the Northern Lights in Canada

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 10:15
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Yellowknife

Brandy Yanchyk travels to Yellowknife in Canada for a view of the famous Northern Lights.
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Fresh attacks in Israel and Gaza

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 10:19
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli warplanes have launched air strikes east of Gaza City, after Palestinian militants fired two rockets into southern Israel.
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VIDEO: Exodus from Finnish churches

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 10:36
related countries: Finland Finland

The Lutheran Church in Finland is losing around a thousand members a week, as the society becomes more secular and questions the moral teachings of the Church.
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China railway funds 'embezzled'

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 10:51
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing, Shanghai

China's state auditor says $28m in funds intended for a high-speed rail link between Beijing and Shanghai have been embezzled.
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AUDIO: Libya resident: 'You're invaders not allies'

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 11:07
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

An Iraqi woman living in Tripoli tells BBC Radio 5 live presenter Peter Allen 'they think you're invaders, not allies', following air strikes on Libya.
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Muralitharan set to face England

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 11:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Sri Lanka coach Trevor Bayliss believes Muttiah Muralitharan will be fit to face England in Saturday's World Cup quarter-final.
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VIDEO: Assessing the turmoil in Bahrain

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 11:27
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Bill Law examines the real story behind the continuing unrest in Bahrain.
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Ex-Intel man 'tipped' Rajaratnam

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 11:47
related countries: United States United States

Ex-Intel executive says he passed company information to the man accused in the biggest US insider-trading trial in decades.
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Radiation warning for Tokyo water

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 11:50
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Fukushima

Radiation levels in Tokyo's tap water make it unfit for babies to drink, Japanese officials warn as efforts to stabilise a quake-stricken nuclear plant continue.
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VIDEO: Gaddafi: 'I'm not afraid'

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 11:52
related countries: Libya Libya

With allied attacks on Libya for the fourth night in a row, Gaddafi addresses a crowd and maintains his defiance.
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Out of work network

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 11:53
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain's social website for the jobless
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Yemen imposes state of emergency

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 12:39
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Yemen's parliament approves the imposition of a state of emergency amid escalating street protests against President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
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Nepal Christians in cemetery row

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 12:46
related countries: Nepal Nepal
related places: Kathmandu

Hundreds of people from Nepal's minority Christian community protest in Kathmandu to demand designated burial grounds.
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VIDEO: Syria troops fire on protesters

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 13:23
related countries: Syria Syria

At least 10 people have been killed after witnesses say police opened fire on people protesting at the deaths of anti - government demonstrators
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Turkey warns over Libya 'agenda'

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 13:28
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Libya Libya

Turkish President Abdullah Gul warns the coalition forces taking action in Libya against pursuing any hidden agenda.
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Abortion plot star given parole

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 13:32
related countries: France France

A singer jailed in France for trying to abort his ex-partner's child is given parole after serving less than half his five-year sentence.
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Pakistan crush dismal West Indies

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 13:53
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Mirpur

Pakistan dismiss the West Indies for 112 and win their World Cup quarter-final in Mirpur by 10 wickets to set up a match with India or Australia in the last four.
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Senators hit at drink-drive apps

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 14:14
related countries: United States United States

A group of US senators asks smart phone firms to cease distributing apps said to enable drink-drivers to avoid police checkpoints.
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Karzai plea to Taliban on schools

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 14:39
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai urges the Taliban to stop attacking schools, saying education is the way to bring peace to the country.
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Allies join fight for Libya city

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 14:49
related countries: Libya Libya

International forces launch air strikes near Libya's rebel-held city of Misrata, witnesses say, but Col Gaddafi's forces continue their attacks.
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Senegal releases 'coup plotters'

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 15:23
related countries: Senegal Senegal

Senegal releases four people suspected of planning a coup, saying there is not enough evidence to prosecute them.
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Sudan to unleash cyber jihadists

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 15:31
related countries: Sudan Sudan

The ruling party in north Sudan warns that its cyber jihadists will crush internet dissent.
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Manila criticised over bus hijack

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 15:34
related countries: Philippines Philippines, Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Manila

A Hong Kong inquest criticises Philippine officials for their slow response to a Manila bus hijacking that left eight tourists from the city dead.
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UK economy 'to grow more slowly'

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 15:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK economy will grow more slowly this year than previously forecast, the Chancellor George Osborne announces.
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'Fake' Mayan statue sold for $4m

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 15:47
related countries: France France, Mexico Mexico
related places: Paris

A Mayan sculpture that fetched 2.9m euros ($4.2m, £2.5m) at a Paris auction is a fake, Mexican officials claim.
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US new home sales at all-time low

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 15:55
related countries: United States United States

The renewed slump in the US housing market continues with the sale of new homes hitting its lowest level on record.
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Italy navy moves Tunisia migrants

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 15:59
related countries: Italy Italy, Tunisia Tunisia
related places: Lampedusa

Italy's interior minister is to visit Tunisia for talks aimed at stopping the flow of migrants to the Italian Mediterranean island of Lampedusa.
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Cuba frees final two dissidents

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 16:10
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The Cuban government frees Felix Navarro and Jose Ferrer, the last two activists who had refused to go into exile as a condition of their release.
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Ugandan police accused of torture

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 16:11
related countries: Uganda Uganda

A special unit of the Uganda police carries out torture, extortion and extrajudicial killings, according to a Human Rights Watch report.
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Soldier tried for Afghan killings

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 16:16
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Washington

A US soldier accused of being a part of a rogue squad that killed Afghan civilians for sport faces a court-martial in Washington state.
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VIDEO: Bomb blast in central Jerusalem

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 16:28
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli officials say that one person has died and more than 20 others are injured after a bomb blast in central Jerusalem
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Israel passes 'Jewish state' law

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 16:30
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's parliament passes a law allowing the state to deny funding to institutions that question the country's existence as a Jewish state.
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Danish art film to last 240 hours

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 16:45
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Finland Finland
related places: Helsinki

A 10-day film by a group of Danish artists about a building is being billed as the longest film ever as it is screened in Helsinki.
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'Serious' cyber strike against EU

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 17:41
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

The EU reports a "serious" cyber attack on the Commission and External Action Service before a summit in Brussels.
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Live - Cycling World Track Championships

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 17:45
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Britain win bronze medals in the men's team sprint and team pursuit on day one of the World Track Championships in the Netherlands, as Belarus win two of the five gold medals available.
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Taliban shut down Helmand phones

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 17:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

All mobile telephone networks have been switched off in the southern Afghan province of Helmand after a threat from the Taliban.
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EU envoy defends Bahrain police

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 17:59
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

A top EU diplomat says police in Bahrain, accused of human rights abuses, have had a tough task and during unrest "accidents happen".
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Seven tourists seized in Lebanon

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 18:01
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Seven Estonian tourists have been kidnapped while cycling in the Bekaa Valley in eastern Lebanon.
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Pirates 'show Danes to reporter'

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 18:04
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Somalia Somalia

A Danish newspaper says one of its reporters has met the Danish family being held hostage by Somali pirates and they seem to be well.
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Egypt ex-minister to face trial

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 18:37
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt's former interior minister and four other officers are to face trial on charges of killing protesters, the country's public prosecutor said.
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Jail for Cairo synagogue attack

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 18:52
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

An Egyptian man is jailed for five years after throwing a makeshift fire-bomb at a synagogue in Cairo in 2010
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Syria mosque 'protesters killed'

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 18:57
related countries: Syria Syria

At least six people have died after security forces fired on protesters outside a mosque in the Syrian city of Deraa, human rights activists say.
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Deadly bombing targets Jerusalem

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 19:13
related countries: Israel Israel

One person is killed and more than 30 others are wounded, some seriously, as a bomb explodes at a crowded bus stop in Jerusalem.
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VIDEO: Tokyo water works is 'new ground zero'

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 19:15
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

Residents of Tokyo have been warned not to give tap water to babies because of radiation from the damaged nuclear plant 220 kilometres to the north
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PM: Arab world backs Libya action

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 19:16
related countries: Libya Libya

Arab support for the no-fly zone over Libya is "very strong", Prime Minister David Cameron tells MPs.
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VIDEO: USS Bataan's role in Libya offensive

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 19:37
related countries: Libya Libya

As the USS Bataan prepares for deployment to the Mediterranean Sea in response to the violence in Libya, Mark Mardell explains what role the ship will perform.
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Osborne's Budget 'to fuel growth'

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 20:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chancellor George Osborne announces a greater than expected cut in fuel duty as he sets out a "Budget for growth".
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Bolivia to put sea claim to court

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 20:13
related countries: Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean, Chile Chile

Landlocked Bolivia says it will take Chile to international tribunals to recover access to the Pacific Ocean, which it lost in a 19th Century war.
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Portuguese debt rescue 'closer'

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 20:22
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Portugal's opposition parties defeat new austerity measures in a parliamentary vote, bringing a debt bail-out closer.
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France win world team sprint gold

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 20:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Sir Chris Hoy wins his 21st World Championship medal as Britain win bronze in the team sprint and team pursuit in Apeldoorn.
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Portugal PM resigns over budget

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 21:41
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates resigns after parliament rejects an austerity budget.
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Israeli PM's pledge after bombing

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 21:42
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will act "vigorously and responsibly" to restore security after a bomb explodes in central Jerusalem.
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Libya air force 'unable to fight'

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 22:06
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The commander of British aircraft operating over Libya says that Col Gaddafi's air force "no longer exists as a fighting force".
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Canada parties seek to topple PM

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 22:42
related countries: Canada Canada

Canadian opposition parties say they will vote against the Conservative government's budget, in a move that could trigger an election.
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Spanish matches off over dispute

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 22:52
related countries: Spain Spain

The Spanish league season may end three weeks later than planned after the next round of matches is postponed because of a dispute over television revenue.
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UK embassy team pull out of Yemen

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 22:54
related countries: Yemen Yemen, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain is temporarily withdrawing part of its embassy team from Yemen due to ongoing violence in the country, the Foreign Office says.
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VIDEO: Libyan rebels parade captured troops

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 22:58
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

After suffering five days of coalition attacks, the Libyan air force no longer exists as a fighting unit, according to the officer leading the British air operation.
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VIDEO: Portugal PM resigns over budget

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 23:14
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates resigns after parliament rejects an austerity budget.
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Mexico confronts sexist language

Wednesday 23rd of March 2011, 23:47
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexico publishes a manual to help government workers reduce the use of sexist language, in a nation renowned for its machismo.
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