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Clegg and Miliband challenge SNP

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 1:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The deputy prime minister and Labour leader are to launch an attack on independence in speeches to their Scottish party conferences.
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Nato's crisis of trust in Afghanistan

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 1:09
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Attacks by rogue Afghan 'allies' rattle Nato nerves
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Poor numeracy 'blighting economy'

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 1:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Poor numeracy is hitting Britain's economic performance and ruining lives, according to a new charity launched to champion better maths skills.
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Greece factory gunman surrenders

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 1:34
related countries: Greece Greece

A siege at a wheelie bin factory in northern Greece ends after a gunman surrenders, having injured two people and taken another two hostage.
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Suspect charged for Ohio shooting

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 2:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Chardon, Ohio

A 17-year-old accused of a US high school shooting will face juvenile murder charges after allegedly killing and wounding fellow students in Chardon, Ohio.
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Obama birth proof 'may be forged'

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 2:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Arizona

A tough-talking Arizona sheriff suggests US President Barack Obama's birth certificate may be a forgery, and calls for an criminal investigation.
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Australia's Gillard names new FM

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 2:43
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian PM Julia Gillard names Bob Carr to replace Kevin Rudd as foreign minister in a cabinet reshuffle following Monday's leadership vote.
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Should Iraq veterans get war parades?

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 3:06
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Should US veterans from the Iraq war get a parade?
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VIDEO: Iran's conservatives head to head

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 3:32
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran holds parliamentary elections on Friday, but many of the 48 million Iranians eligible to vote have decided not to bother.
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Arrest in buttocks-injection case

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 3:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Philadelphia woman, who allegedly gave illegal buttock-enhancement injections and may be linked to the 2011 death of a British woman, is arrested.
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India to clarify telecoms ruling

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 4:29
related countries: India India

India's government seeks clarification from the Supreme Court over its cancellation of 122 telecommunications licences awarded to companies in 2008.
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ONGC share sale short of target

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 5:01
related countries: India India

The Indian government's attempt to sell a 5% stake in oil firm ONGC falls just short amid concerns the shares were over-priced.
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Australia 'needs media watchdog'

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 5:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Australia Australia

A media inquiry in Australia, launched following Britain's phone-hacking scandal, recommends a new watchdog body to enforce journalistic standards.
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VIDEO: Relief workers to enter Baba Amr

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 5:47
related countries: Syria Syria

Relief workers in Syria are hoping to gain access on Friday to the area worst affected by the constant onslaught from government forces.
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The Wanted at number five in US

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 7:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The group are the highest charting UK boy band in the US charts ever beating Take That's record from 1995.
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Orchestras lead out Music Nation

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 9:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Some of the UK's leading orchestras and choirs are taking part in more than 100 performances across the UK to mark Music Nation weekend.
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Sudan's Darfur region dabbles with peace

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 9:18
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Reservoirs and new houses - is peace breaking out?
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VIDEO: Mexico's state-of-the-art prison

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 9:27
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican authorities are showing off an ambitious new maximum-security prison with a capacity for over 3,500 inmates.
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China cities 'will miss air mark'

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 9:46
related countries: China China

Two-thirds of China's cities will fail to meet new air quality standards, a senior Chinese environment official says.
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Redknapp could tempt Scholes back

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 9:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tottenham, Scholes

Gary Pallister says Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is the only manager who could tempt Paul Scholes to return for England.
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Germany retail sales slide back

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 10:02
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: May

German retail sales fell unexpectedly in January by 1.6%, the biggest drop since May last year, official figures show.
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US says special forces in India

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 10:13
related countries: India India, United States United States

US special forces are present in India, engaged in counter-terrorism training, a Pentagon commander reveals, but the US embassy in Delhi says the deployment is not permanent.
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Accused NGO workers leave Egypt

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 10:16
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United States United States

Seventeen foreign democracy activists at the centre of a row between Egypt and the US are flown from Cairo to Cyprus, a day after a travel ban is lifted.
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VIDEO: Who is really in control of Libya?

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 10:46
related countries: Libya Libya

The interim government in Libya has given militia groups until the end of the week to relinquish control of the country's border crossings, ports and airports.
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VIDEO: Video shows damage in Baba Amr

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 10:52
related countries: Syria Syria

A Red Cross convoy is on its way to the Baba Amr area of the Syrian city of Homs to deliver food and medical supplies after a month-long siege.
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US sprinter Rodgers accepts ban

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 11:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Rodgers

Former United States 100m sprint champion Mike Rodgers has accepted a nine-month ban for a failed drugs test in July 2011.
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SL beat Australia to reach final

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 11:41
related countries: India India, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, Australia Australia

Sri Lanka claim a dramatic nine-run win over Australia to reach the final of the one-day tri-series and knock out India.
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Wenger upset at use of Vermaelen

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 11:57
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger may complain that Belgium's use of Thomas Vermaelen in midweek could have aggravated his ankle injury.
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VIDEO: Why do people believe in witchcraft?

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 12:00
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The murder of Kristy Bamu has raised concerns about the spread of a belief in Kindoki from DR Congo to migrant communities in the UK and elsewhere.
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Oil price dips from fresh highs

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 12:15
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The price of crude oil reaches a three-and-a-half-year high following reports of an explosion at a pipeline in Saudi Arabia.
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Key Somali militant base captured

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 12:34
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A major base of Somalia's al-Shabab militants is captured on the outskirts of the capital in an offensive by government troops backed by African Union forces.
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Ryan Giggs damages claim rejected

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 13:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A damages claim by Manchester United and Wales footballer Ryan Giggs against the Sun newspaper is thrown out by a High Court judge.
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Spanish 'to miss deficit target'

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 14:00
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says his country will miss its budget deficit target this year, as EU leaders agree a new treaty on budget discipline.
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Red Cross convoy arrives in Homs

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 15:01
related countries: Syria Syria

A Red Cross convoy arrives in the Syrian city of Homs and prepares to deliver supplies to the Baba Amr district after a month-long bombardment.
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Lawyers and media clash in India

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 15:10
related countries: India India
related places: Bangalore

At least 16 policemen are injured in Bangalore, during clashes between lawyers and journalists at a courthouse.
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No England boss until late season

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 15:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Football Association general secretary Alex Horne tells BBC Sport a new England manager will not be announced until late in the season.
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East Africa port project launched

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 15:35
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Ethiopia Ethiopia

Construction begins on a multi-billion dollar port project in Kenya which will also see an oil pipeline, railway and motorway built to South Sudan and Ethiopia.
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Bomber kills 'Pakistan militants'

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 15:41
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A suspected Taliban suicide bomber kills 20 members of a rival militant group, officials say, as violence claims at least 50 lives in Pakistan's Khyber region.
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EU leaders sign new fiscal treaty

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 15:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

All but two of the EU's 27 leaders sign a new treaty to enforce budget discipline within the bloc and rein in debts.
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VIDEO: Tokyo TV tower is world's tallest

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 15:54
related countries: Japan Japan

Construction finishes on the Tokyo Sky Tree in Japan - now the world's tallest free-standing broadcast tower completed in Japan.
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Hariri suspects face new charge

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 16:04
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Prosecutors at the UN-backed tribunal investigating the killing of former Lebanese PM Rafik Hariri want to expand the charges against the accused.
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VIDEO: Resurrecting Haiti's art scene

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 16:15
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Cash from foreign aid workers in Haiti is helping to revive the country's colourful artistic traditions.
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Apple and Samsung cases dismissed

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 16:15
related countries: Germany Germany

Apple and Samsung both have their patent lawsuits - over the "slide-to-unlock" feature - thrown out by a German court.
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Student's riot robbers convicted

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 16:17
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Two men are found guilty of robbing a Malaysian student as they pretended to help him during last summer's riots in London.
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Obama warns against Iran strike

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 16:34
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

US President Barack Obama says it would be unacceptable for Iran to have a nuclear weapon but warns against any pre-emptive attack.
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Mystery witness in US webcam case

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 17:04
related countries: United States United States

A man allegedly secretly filmed kissing a US university student, who killed himself days later, has told a court he noticed a webcam in the dormitory room.
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Nigeria buries ex-Biafra leader

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 17:24
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Thousands of people in south-eastern Nigerian attend the funeral of former Biafran secessionist leader Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu.
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Spain to extradite Egypt tycoon

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 17:31
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Spain Spain

Spain's National Court orders the extradition to Egypt of Hussein Salem, a close associate of former President Hosni Mubarak.
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US tornadoes wreak fresh mayhem

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 17:41
related countries: United States United States
related places: Alabama

Homes are wrecked by suspected tornadoes in Alabama, with storms predicted in four other US states after days of extreme weather that has left 13 dead.
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VIDEO: Edith Bouvier returns to France

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 17:53
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, France France
related places: Paris, Homs

Two French journalists who were caught up in shelling and smuggled out of Homs into Lebanon have been flown back to a military airport outside Paris.
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Hackers controlled Nasa computers

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 18:52
related countries: United States United States

Hackers took "full functional control" of key Nasa computers in 2011, the agency's inspector general tells a US congressional committee.
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Briton tells of Homs 'slaughter'

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 19:28
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British photographer Paul Conroy, injured in Syria, describes the attacks on the city of Homs as "a systematic slaughter of the civilian population".
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VIDEO: Conroy: Homs 'the next Srebrenica'

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 19:47
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom, Rwanda Rwanda

The British photo journalist wounded in the Syrian city of Homs, Paul Conroy, has told Newsnight's Gavin Esler he fears the slaughter there may be comparable to past murderous events in Srebrenica or Rwanda.
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Fifa raps Brazil over World Cup

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 20:21
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Fifa's general secretary expresses concern about Brazil's preparations for the 2014 World Cup, and says the organisers need a "kick up the backside".
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Iran conservatives contest poll

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 21:03
related countries: Iran Iran

Polls close in Iran after voting in parliamentary elections was extended by five hours because of a high turnout, according to state media.
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Obama calls student in slut slur

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 21:09
related countries: United States United States

President Obama calls a US law student to offer support after she was attacked by radio host Rush Limbaugh for testifying in support of contraception.
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VIDEO: UN on reports of summary executions

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 21:26
related countries: Syria Syria

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is asking the Syrian government to immediately give humanitarian workers access to people who desperately need aid.
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Red Cross convoy stopped in Homs

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 21:29
related countries: Syria Syria

The ICRC says Syria has refused to allow a humanitarian convoy to enter the bombarded Baba Amr district of Homs, a move it calls "unacceptable".
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Zardari party leads Pakistan poll

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 21:55
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari's beleaguered ruling political party makes gains in the Senate elections, unofficial results indicate.
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Syrian 'crimes' against civilians

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 22:50
related countries: Syria Syria

The UN secretary general says the Syrian authorities have committed crimes against civilians, but militarisation of the opposition is no solution.
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Rose leads but McIlroy shows form

Friday 2nd of March 2012, 23:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England's Justin Rose and Tom Gillis share the lead in the Honda Classic in Florida with Rory McIlroy one shot behind.
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