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What happend on March 17th 2012

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VIDEO: US fear of nuclear Iran 'not new'

Saturday 17th of March 2012, 0:03
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Tehran

Several US government figures have spoken to the BBC about cables leaked by Wikileaks, the holes in US foreign intelligence regarding Tehran and how three successive US administrations have worried about a nuclear Iran.
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Syria's Kurds undecided over future

Saturday 17th of March 2012, 0:53
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria's Kurds unsure whether to join the uprising against Assad
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German biker makes Harley hearse

Saturday 17th of March 2012, 2:22
related countries: Germany Germany

A German biker is helping fellow motorcycle enthusiasts arrive at their final resting place in style - using a sidecar hearse fitted to a Harley.
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Hamilton quickest as Vettel spins

Saturday 17th of March 2012, 4:16
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, Aruba Aruba

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton sets the fastest time in final practice for the Australian Grand Prix but Sebastian Vettel spins out.
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Chavez flies home after cancer op

Saturday 17th of March 2012, 5:02
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returns home from Cuba after three weeks of treatment for a recurrence of cancer.
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Reagan's 'torso' doodle released

Saturday 17th of March 2012, 5:06
related countries: Canada Canada

Doodles by former US President Ronald Reagan at the 1981 G7 summit, and then kept by UK PM Margaret Thatcher, are released.
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US names Afghan killings suspect

Saturday 17th of March 2012, 5:09
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians, named as Staff Sgt Robert Bales, arrives at a military detention centre in Kansas.
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Hamilton beats Button to pole

Saturday 17th of March 2012, 7:17
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, Aruba Aruba

Lewis Hamilton qualifies ahead of McLaren team-mate Jenson Button for the Australian GP, with Lotus's Romain Grosjean third.
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E Timor votes in presidency poll

Saturday 17th of March 2012, 8:21
related countries: East Timor East Timor

East Timor holds the first round of its presidential election, 10 years after independence, with Jose Ramos Horta seeking re-election.
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Nadal books last four Federer tie

Saturday 17th of March 2012, 9:15
related countries: Argentina Argentina, India India

Roger Federer will play Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals at Indian Wells after they each beat Argentine opponents in the last-eight.
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VIDEO: Row over new Afghan history books

Saturday 17th of March 2012, 10:11
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

New history books published in Afghanistan have enraged students, teachers and MPs as they do not cover the country's past four decades.
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'Deadly blasts' in Syrian capital

Saturday 17th of March 2012, 10:48
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

At least 27 people have been killed in two explosions in the Syrian capital Damascus, officials say, describing them as "terrorist attacks".
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Azarenka lines up Sharapova final

Saturday 17th of March 2012, 10:58
related countries: India India, Seychelles Seychelles

Victoria Azarenka stretches her 2012 winning run to 22 matches to set up a final with Maria Sharapova at Indian Wells.
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Button biggest threat - Hamilton

Saturday 17th of March 2012, 11:09
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, Aruba Aruba
related places: Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton considers team-mate Jenson Button to be his biggest threat, as they begin the Australian GP on the front row.
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The biggest ghost town in China

Saturday 17th of March 2012, 11:51
related countries: China China

The ghost town where China's housing bubble has burst
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Bin Laden 'plotted to kill Obama'

Saturday 17th of March 2012, 11:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Laden

New documents reveal that Osama bin Laden was plotting to kill US President Barack Obama, according to US media reports.
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Nazi camp guard Demjanjuk dies

Saturday 17th of March 2012, 12:10
related countries: Germany Germany

John Demjanjuk, found guilty for his role as a guard at a Nazi death camp in World War II, has died aged 91, German police say.
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Arduous path to Afghan 'end-game'

Saturday 17th of March 2012, 12:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Lyse Doucet on a massacre's impact on US-led withdrawal
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China 'concern' at N Korea rocket

Saturday 17th of March 2012, 13:39
related countries: North Korea North Korea, China China

China expresses its concern over North Korea's plans to launch a rocket-mounted satellite, joining international criticism.
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Italy 13-6 Scotland

Saturday 17th of March 2012, 14:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Italy secure their first Six Nations win of the season as whitewashed Scotland are confirmed as recipients of the Wooden Spoon.
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Red Bull's co-founder Chaleo dies

Saturday 17th of March 2012, 15:44
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

The creator of the energy drink Red Bull, self-made billionaire and one of Thailand's richest men, Chaleo Yoovidhya, dies in Bangkok.
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Morocco rally over rape-marry law

Saturday 17th of March 2012, 16:12
related countries: Morocco Morocco

Women's rights activists in Morocco protest outside parliament to demand repeal of a law allowing rapists to avoid prosecution by marrying their victims.
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Wales 16-9 France

Saturday 17th of March 2012, 16:30
related countries: France France

Wales clinch a third Grand Slam in eight years as they edge past France at a delirious Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
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Egypt Coptic Christian Pope dies

Saturday 17th of March 2012, 18:04
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The head of Egypt's Coptic Christian Church, Pope Shenouda III, has died at the age of 88, Egyptian state TV announces.
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Thousands celebrating Grand Slam

Saturday 17th of March 2012, 18:10
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cardiff

Welsh fans are celebrating a third Six Nations Grand Slam in eight years after Wales beat France at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
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England 30-9 Ireland

Saturday 17th of March 2012, 18:50
related countries: Ireland Ireland

England produce a dominant forward display to steamroller Ireland and finish second in the Six Nations table in coach Stuart Lancaster's first campaign in charge.
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VIDEO: Gaddafi intelligence chief 'held'

Saturday 17th of March 2012, 19:21
related countries: Libya Libya

The man who served as intelligence chief to the former Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi has reportedly been arrested in west Africa.
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VIDEO: Afghan killing suspect back in US

Saturday 17th of March 2012, 19:23
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Sunday

The US soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians on Sunday night has been flown back to the US.
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Gaddafi's intelligence chief held

Saturday 17th of March 2012, 20:16
related countries: Libya Libya, Mauritania Mauritania

The Libyan authorities confirm the arrest in Mauritania of Abdullah al-Senussi, former leader Muammar Gaddafi's intelligence chief.
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Iraq militants release US captive

Saturday 17th of March 2012, 20:40
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A Shia militant group in Iraq releases a former US soldier who was snatched last year, but the US has not confirmed the man's identity.
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VIDEO: Morocco protest over rape-marriage law

Saturday 17th of March 2012, 23:44
related countries: Morocco Morocco

Several hundred women's rights activists have demonstrated outside Morocco's parliament to demand the repeal of a law on sexual violence.
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Union fury over public pay plans

Saturday 17th of March 2012, 23:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Unions react angrily to plans to scrap national pay rates for some public sector workers in the UK.
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