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What happend on March 3rd 2012

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Moody's downgrades Greece again

Saturday 3rd of March 2012, 0:03
related countries: Greece Greece

Moody's cuts Greece's credit rating again to "C", the lowest level on its scale, warning of default despite a recent debt write-off deal.
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US 'busts major smuggling rings'

Saturday 3rd of March 2012, 0:23
related countries: Philippines Philippines, United States United States, Taiwan Taiwan, China China

The US authorities say they have smashed several major smuggling rings bringing fake goods to the US from China, Taiwan and the Philippines.
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Colombia chief prosecutor quits

Saturday 3rd of March 2012, 0:34
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombia's chief prosecutor Viviane Morales stands down after a court rules her election invalid, but defends her role in tackling corruption cases.
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Shortages in Syria as conflict bites

Saturday 3rd of March 2012, 1:30
related countries: Syria Syria

Power cuts and candle shortages blight daily life in Syria
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Private firms offered police role

Saturday 3rd of March 2012, 1:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Private security firms could investigate some crimes and patrol neighbourhoods under plans being drawn up for police forces in England and Wales.
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US pet spending 'at record high'

Saturday 3rd of March 2012, 2:09
related countries: United States United States

Americans' spending on their pets is greater than ever before, exceeding $50bn in 2011, according to a new report.
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Dutch offered 'euthanasia on wheels'

Saturday 3rd of March 2012, 2:19
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Dutch debate over mobile euthanasia units
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Nicaragua deploys eco-soldiers

Saturday 3rd of March 2012, 2:28
related countries: Nicaragua Nicaragua

Nicaraguan troops join fight against logging
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Broken Windows crime expert dies

Saturday 3rd of March 2012, 2:59
related countries: United States United States

Political scientist James Wilson, whose "Broken Windows" theory on policing changed crime-fighting in major US cities, dies at the age of 80.
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VIDEO: Fierce storms leave dozens dead in US

Saturday 3rd of March 2012, 3:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ohio, Indiana

A series of powerful storms and tornadoes have killed at least 27 people in the US states of Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, officials say.
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The evolution of the Cuban cigar

Saturday 3rd of March 2012, 4:37
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuban cigars thrive despite changes all around
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Syrian 'crimes' against civilians

Saturday 3rd of March 2012, 5:11
related countries: Syria Syria

The Syrian authorities have committed crimes against civilians, says the UN secretary general, but militarisation of the opposition is no solution.
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BP reaches $7.8bn oil spill deal

Saturday 3rd of March 2012, 6:32
related countries: United States United States

BP says it has reached a $7.8bn (£4.9bn) deal with the largest group of plaintiffs suing it over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Homs another Rwanda, says Conroy

Saturday 3rd of March 2012, 10:01
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The bombardment of Homs will be judged by history as a massacre comparable to Rwanda or Srebrenica, says a British photographer injured in the attacks.
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VIDEO: Hearing on Costa Concordia wreck

Saturday 3rd of March 2012, 10:45
related countries: Italy Italy

Key information about the capsizing of the Costa Concordia cruise ship has been handed over to a panel of experts during a pre-trial hearing in Italy.
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Fierce storms leave 28 dead in US

Saturday 3rd of March 2012, 12:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: Alabama

At least 28 people are killed in the US states of Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, as storms and tornadoes sweep across vast parts of the Midwest.
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VIDEO: Flood water rising in Australia

Saturday 3rd of March 2012, 14:37
related countries: Australia Australia

Thousands of people are having to leave their homes in Australia as the flood waters continue to rise in several states.
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China protest village elects head

Saturday 3rd of March 2012, 15:45
related countries: China China
related places: Wukan

Thousands turn out to elect a new leader for a Chinese village that staged a high-profile revolt over perceived local corruption.
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Iran: Poll turnout 'slap' to West

Saturday 3rd of March 2012, 16:13
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's interior minister says turnout in Friday's parliamentary elections was 64%, describing it as a "slap in the face" to Iran's enemies.
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Brazil to boycott Fifa official

Saturday 3rd of March 2012, 16:29
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil says it will no longer deal with key Fifa official Jerome Valcke after his criticism of its World Cup 2014 organisation.
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PM defends 'urgent' NHS changes

Saturday 3rd of March 2012, 17:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Prime Minister David Cameron tells his party's spring conference the need for change in the NHS in England is "unavoidable and urgent".
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Hearing on Costa Concordia wreck

Saturday 3rd of March 2012, 17:26
related countries: Italy Italy

Key information about the capsizing of the Costa Concordia cruise ship is handed over to a panel of experts as part of a pre-trial hearing in Italy.
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Halifax 'to raise' mortgage rate

Saturday 3rd of March 2012, 17:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Halifax

The UK's biggest mortgage lender, the Halifax, is raising its standard variable mortgage rate from 1 May, to 3.99% from 3.5%.
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Critics fear private police role

Saturday 3rd of March 2012, 17:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Labour say plans which could see companies carry out roles normally done by police in England and Wales risk "crossing a line" in to core policing.
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Russia set for presidential poll

Saturday 3rd of March 2012, 18:15
related countries: Russia Russia

Polls open shortly in eastern parts of Russia in a presidential election that sees Vladimir Putin seeking to return to the post after four years as PM.
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Thief steals Dublin saint's heart

Saturday 3rd of March 2012, 20:07
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

The preserved heart of Dublin's patron saint has been stolen from the city's Christ Church Cathedral, officials say.
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Harry visits Mayan ruin in Belize

Saturday 3rd of March 2012, 20:40
related countries: Belize Belize, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Prince Harry visits a ruined Mayan city in Belize on the second day of his jubilee visit to the former UK colony on behalf of the Queen.
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Arrests in Greek antiquities ring

Saturday 3rd of March 2012, 21:20
related countries: Greece Greece

Police in northern and central Greece arrest 35 people suspected of smuggling antiquities and recover thousands of artefacts.
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'Many hurt' in Poland train crash

Saturday 3rd of March 2012, 22:14
related countries: Poland Poland

Two trains collide in southern Poland, leaving tens of people injured, local media reports say.
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US clears up after tornado havoc

Saturday 3rd of March 2012, 23:00
related countries: United States United States

US authorities search for survivors and clear damage after a string of tornadoes killed at least 37 people in four Midwestern states.
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New Homs delay for Red Cross aid

Saturday 3rd of March 2012, 23:11
related countries: Syria Syria

The Red Cross is denied entry to the devastated Baba Amr region of the Syrian city of Homs for a second day, as new shelling is reported in other districts.
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