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Guard arrested near 2012 stadium

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 0:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A female security guard is arrested near the Olympic Stadium in east London on suspicion of possessing explosives.
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Spanish tragedy

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 0:48
related countries: Spain Spain

The babies taken from their parents and never seen again
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Guatemala 'drug lord' captured

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 0:59
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala, United States United States
related places: Quetzaltenango

US and Guatemalan agents capture Guatemala's most-wanted drugs suspect, Juan Ortiz Lopez, in a raid in Quetzaltenango.
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US 'backs covert Libya rebel aid'

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 1:35
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States

US President Barack Obama has secretly authorised covert aid to rebels seeking to overthrow Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, US reports say.
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Japan cut for American Airlines

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 1:39
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

American Airlines is reducing the number of flights to Japan as travel demand falls after the earthquake and tsunami.
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Israel 'given Argentina pledge'

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 2:10
related countries: Israel Israel, Argentina Argentina
related places: Buenos Aires

Israel says Argentina pledged "deep commitment" to investigating two 1990s bombings of Jewish targets in Buenos Aires, after media reports to the contrary.
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VIDEO: Floods deluge in Thailand

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 2:53
related countries: Thailand Thailand

At least 15 people have been killed in heavy flooding in southern Thailand after more than a week of unseasonably heavy rain.
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Ohio passes 'anti-union' measure

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 2:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ohio

Legislators in the US state of Ohio pass a bill that will severely limit the collective bargaining rights of public sector workers, despite protests.
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Baidu deletes 2.8m online works

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 3:07
related countries: China China
related places: Baidu

Chinese search engine Baidu has deleted 2.8m works from its online library in an attempt to settle a copyright dispute.
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Libya foreign minister 'defects'

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 4:21
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Libyan FM Moussa Koussa arrives in Britain and "is resigning", the UK Foreign Office says, as rebel fighters are pushed back by Gaddafi forces.
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Indian actor jailed in rape case

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 4:46
related countries: India India

Award-winning Bollywood actor Shiney Ahuja is sentenced to seven years in prison for raping his maid.
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Azarenka beats Clijsters in Miami

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 6:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Miami

Kim Clijsters says she lacked "fighting spirit" after losing to Victoria Azarenka at the Sony Ericsson Open, while Novak Djokovic maintains his winning run.
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VIDEO: Libyan foreign minister flees to UK

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 6:03
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa is in Britain and "no longer willing" to work for Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's regime, the Foreign Office has said.
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VIDEO: Kidnapped doctor to face killing trial

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 6:32
related countries: France France, Germany Germany

A German doctor who was cleared of the manslaughter of his stepdaughter in his home country has been told he will have to stand trial for the same crime in France.
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China eyes US military expansion

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 6:44
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Asia

The US is increasing its military presence in the Asia-Pacific region, which is becoming more "volatile", a Chinese defence white paper says.
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ICBC bank's profits increase 28%

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 7:03
related countries: China China

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the world's biggest bank by market value, reports better-than-expected results for 2010.
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Google's China exit 'exaggerated'

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 7:37
related countries: China China

Google says reports of its pulling back from China have been 'greatly exaggerated', as a deadline looms for its mapping service to continue in the country.
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Sold into slavery

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 8:55
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Uganda Uganda

The Ugandan women 'exported' to Iraq - and their daring escape
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Swiss nuclear group hit by blast

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 9:38
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Olten

Two women have been hurt in an explosion at offices belonging to lobby group Swissnuclear in the northern Swiss city of Olten.
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Yemen leader 'must leave country'

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 9:41
related countries: Yemen Yemen

One of Yemen's most influential politicians, Hamid al-Ahmar, says President Saleh must leave the country, not just step down from power.
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UK wants Libyan officials to quit

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 9:48
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia, United Kingdom United Kingdom, Libya Libya
related places: London

UK officials say they want other senior Libyan officials to abandon Col Gaddafi after his foreign minister flees to Britain and resigns.
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Cricket boosts South Asian ties

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 9:52
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India

India and Pakistan's PMs pledge to repair relations between the countries, as they watched India beat Pakistan in their World Cup cricket clash.
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VIDEO: US policy towards Cuba 'a mistake'

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 9:56
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States

Former American president Jimmy Carter says US policy towards Cuba, including the trade embargo and travel ban, is a mistake
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Men At Work song appeal rejected

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 9:58
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian band Men At Work lose an appeal against a court ruling that their hit Down Under was partially copied from a folk song.
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SA rugby star 'in axe rampage'

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 10:03
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A former South African rugby star appears in court for allegedly hacking three men to death with an axe.
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VIDEO: Yemen leader 'should leave country'

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 10:28
related countries: Yemen Yemen

One of Yemen's most influential political figures, Hamid al-Ahmar, has told the BBC, that the country's president Ali Abdullah Saleh must not only stand down, but leave the country as well.
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Aniston to direct cancer TV film

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 10:30
related countries: United States United States

Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore and singer Alicia Keys are to direct short films about breast cancer, due to be aired on US cable network Lifetime.
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Chinese 'ran Germany euro scam'

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 10:34
related countries: Germany Germany, China China

Police in Germany arrest six people - four of them ethnic Chinese - over alleged forgery of euro coins worth about 6m euros (£5.3m).
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Vodafone makes $5bn India buyout

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 11:10
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK mobile giant Vodafone is to pay local partner Essar Group $5bn to buy out its share in their Indian joint venture.
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Dalglish backs 'focused' Carroll

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 11:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish says Andy Carroll is focused on football, despite England boss Fabio Capello's concerns.
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Syria 'to study' reforming laws

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 12:10
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria's president directs a committee to look into lifting unpopular emergency laws in place for nearly half a century, the state news agency reports.
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VIDEO: Town that stood up to the tsunami

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 12:49
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Oirase

Roland Buerk reports from Oirase, where a sea wall proved decisive in protecting citizens from the tsunami that devastated Japan's north east coast.
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Warning on Japan evacuation zone

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 13:50
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Fukushima

The UN's nuclear watchdog advises Japan to consider expanding the evacuation zone around the stricken Fukushima reactors.
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VIDEO: Gaddafi forces push back rebels

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 14:33
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Ajdabiya

Colonel Gaddafi's forces have continued to clash with rebels along the Libyan coastline, managing to push the opposition further back towards Ajdabiya.
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Pakistan Islamist chief targeted

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 14:47
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least 10 people are killed in Pakistan after a suicide bomber hits the convoy of hardline Islamist leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman, police say.
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Infamous clan

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 14:51
related countries: United States United States

BBC's Louis Theroux returns to visit US’s most hated family
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Pedrosa rides despite injury blow

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 14:52
related countries: Spain Spain

Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa will race in Sunday's Spanish MotoGP despite discovering he is suffering from damaged nerves in his arm.
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Ivorian army chief 'seeks refuge'

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 15:18
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo's army chief seeks refuge with the South African ambassador in Abidjan as troops loyal to the rival president "arrive at city's gates".
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Sri Lanka web editor is arrested

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 15:24
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Police in Sri Lanka arrest the editor of a news website critical of the government.
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G20 considers wider role for yuan

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 15:29
related countries: France France, China China

Leaders at the G20 meeting in Nanjing move towards agreeing that China's currency should have a wider role in global finance.
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Judo medallist falls to her death

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 15:32
related countries: Austria Austria, Greece Greece
related places: Vienna

Austrian judo medallist Claudia Heill, who won silver at the Athens Olympics, dies after falling from a sixth-floor window in Vienna.
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First privatised jail sparks row

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 16:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Justice Secretary Ken Clarke says the military is on standby if prison officers strike over the first privatisation of a UK public sector prison.
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Scottish FA seeks Brazil apology

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 16:06
related countries: Brazil Brazil, United Kingdom United Kingdom, Botswana Botswana

Scottish FA chief executive Stewart Regan writes to the Brazilian FA to request an apology for Neymar's accusation of racism from Scotland fans.
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China's medical tourists

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 16:08
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan hopes its medical services will impress
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Ministers not reversing oil tax

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 16:10
related countries: Norway Norway

UK government ministers say they will not reverse the Budget decision to raise taxes on North Sea oil profits.
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'Abducted' Gazan in Israel court

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 16:11
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Israel Israel

A Gaza engineer, who was allegedly abducted by Israeli agents in Ukraine, has appeared in court in Israel.
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Sarkozy calls for nuclear rules

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 16:21
related countries: France France, Japan Japan
related places: Fukushima

The French president calls for clear international standards on nuclear safety as the crisis at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant continues.
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No UK immunity for Libya minister

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 17:17
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The UK says it has not offered immunity from prosecution to Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa, who reportedly defected when he flew to Britain on Wednesday.
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Shot girl 'target' comes forward

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 17:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A youth thought to have been targeted by the gang who shot a five-year-old girl and another man in south London contacts police.
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VIDEO: Libyan rebel: 'There is no plan'

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 17:52
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Ajdabiya

After making gains at the weekend the rebels have been pushed back, retreating from the oil port of Brega towards Ajdabiya.
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VIDEO: Irish banks need extra 24bn euros

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 18:26
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The Republic of Ireland's banks need an extra 24bn euros (£21.2bn) to survive the financial crisis.
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US subsidies to Boeing 'illegal'

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 19:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

The World Trade Organization rules that Boeing received at least $5.3bn (£3.3bn) in unfair subsidies from Washington.
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Freighter blocks US-Canada seaway

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 19:31
related countries: United States United States

Tug boats free a freighter that ran aground in the St Lawrence Seaway, which runs along the US-Canada border, blocking passage for 10 hours.
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VIDEO: No UK immunity for Libyan minister

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 19:59
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Foreign Secretary William Hague has said the apparent defection to Britain of one of Colonel Gaddafi's most senior ministers shows the Libyan regime is crumbling from within.
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Portugal misses borrowing target

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 20:00
related countries: Portugal Portugal

The Portuguese governments admits it overshot its 2010 budget deficit target, sending its cost of borrowing to yet new highs.
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US Congress hones budget cut deal

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 20:44
related countries: United States United States

US congressional leaders labour on a deal that could cut a record $33bn (£20.6bn) from the government budget by October.
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Irish banks need extra 24bn euros

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 20:56
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The Republic of Ireland's banks need an extra 24bn euros (£21.2bn) to survive the financial crisis, the central bank announces.
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Bronx Zoo's missing venomous cobra found

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 21:05
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A venomous Egyptian cobra which went missing from the Bronx Zoo in New York has been found after six days, zoo officials say.
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'Bomb plot' at Borussia Dortmund

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 21:32
related countries: Germany Germany

German police say they have detained a 25-year-old man after three suspected explosive devices were found outside Borussia Dortmund's stadium.
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Mexican attorney general resigns

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 21:33
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican Attorney General Arturo Chavez resigns, after 18 months marked by the battle against violent drugs cartels.
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Man arrested over girl's shooting

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 21:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A 19-year-old man is held on suspicion of the attempted murder of a five-year-old girl shot in a shop in south London.
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Oil price jumps on supply fears

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 21:37
related countries: Libya Libya

Oil prices rise to their highest close in two-and-a-half years as Libya's conflict and Middle East unrest spark fresh worries.
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Austria 'Obama-mask robber' held

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 21:58
related countries: Austria Austria, United States United States

Austria police have arrested a man suspected of robbing banks while wearing a mask of US President Barack Obama.
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Gaddafi 'not at breaking point'

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 22:49
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States

Col Muammar Gaddafi's forces are not at breaking point yet, US military chiefs warn, saying allied air strikes have wiped out up to 25% of their strength.
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Scots prescription fees abolished

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 23:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England is now the only part of the UK still charging for prescriptions as Scotland joins Wales and Northern Ireland in abolishing the fees.
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Powell and Gay in double UK duel

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 23:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Birmingham, London

Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay will go head-to-head twice in the UK this summer in London and Birmingham ahead of London 2012.
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Birdbrain idea? Put chicken feathers in plastic!

Thursday 31st of March 2011, 23:39
related countries: United States United States

The millions of tonnes of chicken feathers discarded each year could be used in plastics, researchers say in a report to the American Chemical Society meeting.
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