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El Salvador in general election

Monday 12th of March 2012, 0:24
related countries: El Salvador El Salvador

Votes are being counted in El Salvador where people have been casting their ballots in legislative and municipal elections.
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Istanbul blaze kills 11 workers

Monday 12th of March 2012, 1:00
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Istanbul

A fire in a giant tent at a construction site in the Turkish city of Istanbul kills at least 11 workers, officials say.
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West Bank settlers agree to move

Monday 12th of March 2012, 1:35
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Jewish settlers in the biggest illegal outpost in the West Bank strike a deal with the government to relocate to a state-built community.
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Malaysia women's minister to quit

Monday 12th of March 2012, 2:04
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

A Malaysian minister embroiled in a corruption scandal over millions of government funds meant for a cattle project says she will resign next month.
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Young homebuyers make the best of a bad market

Monday 12th of March 2012, 2:54
related countries: United States United States

Young US homebuyers find deals in housing woes
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China reports large trade deficit

Monday 12th of March 2012, 3:28
related countries: China China

China posts its largest trade deficit in at least a decade after imports of commodities jump as firms build up supplies.
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Australia tourism targets China

Monday 12th of March 2012, 4:30
related countries: China China

Australia says it plans to target China's rapidly growing second-tier cities to boost tourism revenue, based on research findings.
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Church targeted in Nigeria attack

Monday 12th of March 2012, 4:44
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Jos

A suspected suicide car bombing at a Roman Catholic church in the Nigerian city of Jos kills at least 10 people, officials say.
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VIDEO: Istanbul tent fire kills workers

Monday 12th of March 2012, 4:53
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Istanbul

At least 11 workers have died after a fire swept through a tent on a construction site in the Turkish city of Istanbul.
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VIDEO: China politicians at annual session

Monday 12th of March 2012, 5:00
related countries: China China

China's politicians have begun campaigning at the national annual parliamentary session, ahead of the political reshuffle that will see a change in its top figures later this year.
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VIDEO: Challenges facing India food bill

Monday 12th of March 2012, 5:07
related countries: India India

India's Food Security Bill aims to provide cheap grain rations for all who need them, but funding the programme is not the only challenge the government faces.
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Japan core machinery orders jump

Monday 12th of March 2012, 5:16
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's economic recovery receives a boost as core machinery orders rise more than expected in January.
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Indian legislators 'face charges'

Monday 12th of March 2012, 5:31
related countries: India India

More than a third of the legislators elected in the recently concluded polls in five Indian states face criminal charges, says an independent watchdog.
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VIDEO: Annan 'optimistic' on Syria talks

Monday 12th of March 2012, 6:41
related countries: Syria Syria

UN-Arab League peace envoy Kofi Annan has said he is optimistic following two days of talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
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Bangladesh braced for mass rally

Monday 12th of March 2012, 8:24
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Dhaka

Thousands of police and soldiers patrol the streets of Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka, ahead of a major anti-government rally.
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South Africa education crisis fuels state school exodus

Monday 12th of March 2012, 8:48
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's education crisis fuels state school exodus
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AUDIO: Why has Armenia left Eurovision?

Monday 12th of March 2012, 8:53
related countries: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan, Armenia Armenia

Author of The Eurovision Song Contest: The Official History, John Kennedy O'Connor, reflects on news that Armenia has withdrawn from the 2012 Eurovision contest, in Azerbaijan over hostility between the two countries.
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Railway line 'collapses' in China

Monday 12th of March 2012, 9:31
related countries: China China
related places: Hubei

A newly built section of a high-speed rail line has collapsed in China's central Hubei province following heavy rain, state media reports.
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US on alert for Afghan reprisals

Monday 12th of March 2012, 9:36
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

US forces in Afghanistan are being warned of possible reprisal attacks following the killings of 16 civilians by an American soldier.
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Mortgage scheme boost for buyers

Monday 12th of March 2012, 9:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

People in England are to be offered help to climb onto or up the housing ladder as the government's new mortgage guarantee scheme launches.
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VIDEO: ICC's Ocampo backs Kony campaign

Monday 12th of March 2012, 10:02
related countries: Uganda Uganda

A controversial campaign to capture accused Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony wins the praise of the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor.
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Ozone pioneer Rowland dies at 84

Monday 12th of March 2012, 10:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Earth, Rowland

The death is announced of Sherwood Rowland - the US chemistry professor who first suspected that the Earth's ozone layer was being depleted by man-made chemicals.
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Hawking to star in Big Bang show

Monday 12th of March 2012, 10:41
related countries: United States United States

Professor Stephen Hawking films a cameo for US sitcom The Big Bang Theory.
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VIDEO: Asia's 'richest woman' in feud

Monday 12th of March 2012, 11:06
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian mining mogul, Gina Rinehart, is said to be Asia's richest woman with an estimated wealth of more than $18 bn.
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China's death row TV hit

Monday 12th of March 2012, 12:14
related countries: China China

China's ratings hit - murderers' last interviews before execution
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ICJ opens Habre extradition case

Monday 12th of March 2012, 12:16
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Chad Chad

The International Court for Justice starts hearing Belgium's request to extradite Chad's ex-President Hissene Habre over alleged atrocities.
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John Carter falters at box office

Monday 12th of March 2012, 12:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Disney

Disney's science fiction film John Carter takes $30m at the US box office and fails to take pole position, falling behind its reported budget of $250m.
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Merkel warning on Afghan pullout

Monday 12th of March 2012, 12:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Germany Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the circumstances are not yet right for German troops to leave Afghanistan in 2014.
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Olympics 'could boost West End'

Monday 12th of March 2012, 12:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: West End

The London Olympics and Paralympics could boost West End box offices, according to a survey of theatre-goers.
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'China Twitter' nears ID deadline

Monday 12th of March 2012, 12:50
related countries: China China

China's Sina Weibo microblog says less than two-thirds of its account holders will register their details ahead of a state-imposed deadline.
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VIDEO: Hague: UN has failed on Syria

Monday 12th of March 2012, 12:58
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UN has so far failed in relation to the crisis in Syria, but must not stop making efforts to try and end the bloodshed, British Foreign Secretary William Hague has said.
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VIDEO: Under fire with Free Syrian Army

Monday 12th of March 2012, 13:25
related countries: Syria Syria

Panorama reports from inside the Syrian regime's assault on its own people.
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Experts find 'possible' Da Vinci

Monday 12th of March 2012, 14:05
related countries: Italy Italy

Researchers in Italy say they may have found traces of a Leonardo Da Vinci painting hidden in a Florentine fresco.
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Afghans 'lose patience' with Nato

Monday 12th of March 2012, 14:23
related countries: United States United States

Afghans have run out of patience with foreign troops, the country's MPs warn, after a US soldier kills 16 civilians, sparking reprisal fears.
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'Many dead' in fresh Homs attacks

Monday 12th of March 2012, 14:28
related countries: Syria Syria

As many as 47 civilians, many of them women and children, have been found tortured and killed in the embattled Syrian city of Homs, activists say.
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South Sudanese attacks 'kill 100'

Monday 12th of March 2012, 14:32
related countries: Sudan Sudan

An estimated 100 people are killed in South Sudan's Upper Nile state in the latest of a series of ethnic clashes and cattle raids, officials say.
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Bolivia's Morales makes coca plea

Monday 12th of March 2012, 14:52
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Bolivia's President Evo Morales renews his call for the UN to lift a ban on chewing coca leaves.
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Give Lancaster the job - Healey

Monday 12th of March 2012, 15:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Healey

Austin Healey believes Stuart Lancaster should be named the full-time coach of England with immediate effect.
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Spotify prepares Germany launch

Monday 12th of March 2012, 15:49
related countries: Germany Germany

Spotify launches in Europe's biggest economy on Tuesday. Experts say tensions with the local royalty agency may have delayed the move.
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Deadly Iraq gold market robbery

Monday 12th of March 2012, 16:19
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Nine Iraqis are killed robbers target Baghdad gold market and get away after an exchange of fire with security forces.
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VIDEO: China's vegetable medley

Monday 12th of March 2012, 16:24
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Two brothers in Beijing are playing music ranging from traditional Chinese songs to western pop on instruments made entirely from vegetables.
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Vietnam sends monks to Spratlys

Monday 12th of March 2012, 16:54
related countries: China China

Vietnam is sending six Buddhist monks to re-establish abandoned temples on islands that are the subject of a bitter territorial dispute with China.
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McLaren expect F1 title challenge

Monday 12th of March 2012, 17:09
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

The Woking team believe drivers Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton can challenge for this year's Formula 1 titles.
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Canada Hell's Angel suspect held

Monday 12th of March 2012, 17:11
related countries: Canada Canada, Panama Panama

A Canadian member of the Hell's Angels motorcycle gang wanted on charges including 22 counts of murder has been arrested in Panama, police say.
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Brazil football chief steps down

Monday 12th of March 2012, 17:24
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil's football and 2014 World Cup head Ricardo Teixeira leaves his post citing health reasons, after a string of corruption allegations.
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BOA 'optimistic' over drugs ban

Monday 12th of March 2012, 17:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British Olympic Association is 'cautiously optimistic' its lifetime bans for drugs cheats will remain after a hearing on Monday.
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Al-Shabab denies Nairobi attack

Monday 12th of March 2012, 17:38
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

Somali Islamist militant group al-Shabab denies Kenyan claims that it was behind Saturday's grenade blasts in the capital Nairobi, in which at least six people were killed.
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Albania imprisons blast officials

Monday 12th of March 2012, 17:49
related countries: Albania Albania

Nineteen former officials are jailed for a series of explosions at an ammunition disposal factory in Albania that killed 26 people in 2008.
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Egyptian views: Virginity tests verdict

Monday 12th of March 2012, 17:53
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Anger at acquittal of military doctor over virginity tests
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US urges 'united voice' on Syria

Monday 12th of March 2012, 17:55
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The US secretary of state and UN secretary general urge the international community to stand united on Syria, as violence against civilians continues.
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VIDEO: Opposition rally in Bangladesh

Monday 12th of March 2012, 18:21
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Dhaka

In Bangladesh, thousands of opposition activists have taken part in an anti-government rally in Dhaka.
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WTO upholds Boeing subsidy ruling

Monday 12th of March 2012, 18:34
related countries: United States United States

The World Trade Organization upholds most of its ruling that Boeing received illegal subsidies from the US government.
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South-east facing hosepipe bans

Monday 12th of March 2012, 18:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Seven water companies across southern and eastern England are to impose hosepipe bans from 5 April amid drought conditions, it is announced.
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ICC rejects match-fixing claims

Monday 12th of March 2012, 18:49
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India

The ICC denies claims it is investigating match-fixing during the 2011 World Cup semi-final between India and Pakistan.
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Canada smoke firms sued for $27bn

Monday 12th of March 2012, 19:24
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Montreal

A Canadian class-action lawsuit that could cost three large tobacco companies up to C$27bn (£17.4bn) is set to begin in Montreal.
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Israelis place hopes in Iron Dome against Gaza fire

Monday 12th of March 2012, 19:44
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel hopes new missile defence system will stop Gaza rockets
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Deadly air strikes hit Gaza Strip

Monday 12th of March 2012, 20:19
related countries: Israel Israel

At least two civilians and four militants have been killed by Israeli air strikes on Gaza, medics say, as cross-border violence continues.
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Turkey coup trial reporters freed

Monday 12th of March 2012, 20:21
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Istanbul

Four Turkish journalists accused of involvement in a plot to topple the government are freed by an Istanbul court.
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US massacre soldier 'acted alone'

Monday 12th of March 2012, 21:04
related countries: United States United States

An American soldier accused of killing 16 Afghans acted alone, US officials say, insisting that it was an isolated incident.
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VIDEO: Spain's 'most indebted town' fight

Monday 12th of March 2012, 21:41
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Peleas de Abajo

With only 240 inhabitants, Peleas de Abajo is known as Spain's 'most indebted town'.
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Texas voting ID law struck down

Monday 12th of March 2012, 21:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Texas

A Texas voter ID law has been rejected by the US justice department, which says that it could discriminate against Hispanic voters.
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Imam dies in Belgium mosque arson

Monday 12th of March 2012, 22:05
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Anderlecht, Brussels

An imam has died in an apparent arson attack on a mosque in the Brussels suburb of Anderlecht, police say.
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US city faces toilet paper crisis

Monday 12th of March 2012, 22:14
related countries: United States United States

Public buildings in the capital of the US state of New Jersey face running out of toilet paper following a months-long dispute over costs.
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New York funeral for Marie Colvin

Monday 12th of March 2012, 22:16
related countries: Syria Syria

The funeral of award-winning war reporter Marie Colvin, killed by shelling in the Syrian city of Homs, takes place in Long Island, New York.
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Eurozone backs new Greek bailout

Monday 12th of March 2012, 23:03
related countries: Greece Greece, Spain Spain

The eurozone group has backed Greece's second bailout of 130bn euros pending a contribution from the IMF, after last week's private debt swap.
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VIDEO: Obama: Afghan shootings 'heartbreaking'

Monday 12th of March 2012, 23:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

President Barack Obama has called the shooting of 16 Afghan civilians by an American soldier "heartbreaking".
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