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'Moment of truth' for Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

Friday 30th of March 2012, 0:08
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood on verge of power but bitterly split
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Colombia drug law change proposed

Friday 30th of March 2012, 1:44
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Lawmakers in Colombia propose decriminalising the cultivation of the coca leaf and marijuana to deprive traffickers of revenue.
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VIDEO: Gunman funeral held near Toulouse

Friday 30th of March 2012, 2:41
related countries: France France
related places: Toulouse

Gunman Mohamed Merah, who killed seven people in south-western France in three shootings earlier this month, has been buried outside the city of Toulouse.
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Fall in Japan industrial output

Friday 30th of March 2012, 3:09
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's industrial output unexpectedly fell in February, due to lower overseas demand for cars and electronic goods, figures show.
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Japan leaders clear tax hike bill

Friday 30th of March 2012, 3:53
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's government agrees on a bill to double sales tax by 2015 to cut debt and prepares to submit it to parliament.
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Norway to release Indian children

Friday 30th of March 2012, 4:27
related countries: India India, Norway Norway
related places: A

A child welfare agency in Norway says it will hand over two Indian children taken into foster care 10 months ago to their uncle.
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UK doubles aid to Syria opponents

Friday 30th of March 2012, 4:47
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK is doubling its non-military aid to opponents of President Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria, Foreign Secretary William Hague says.
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Suu Kyi: Burma's poll 'not fair'

Friday 30th of March 2012, 5:54
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi points out irregularities ahead of a key by-election, but says she does not regret taking part.
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Japan issues N Korea rocket order

Friday 30th of March 2012, 6:51
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Japan says it will shoot down a North Korean rocket if necessary, as new satellite images appear to show preparations for the rocket launch next month.
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Germany retail sales fall again

Friday 30th of March 2012, 6:55
related countries: Germany Germany

German retail sales fell in February for the second month in a row, denting hopes that consumer spending will support the economy in the first quarter.
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VIDEO: Is Mega Millions jackpot too big?

Friday 30th of March 2012, 7:08
related countries: United States United States

The prize in a US lottery has reached $540m (£340m) and organisers say this is the biggest lottery jackpot in history.
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Trott goes ninth in Test rankings

Friday 30th of March 2012, 7:31
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England batsman Jonathan Trott rises to ninth in the ICC Test batting rankings after his century in Sri Lanka.
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Locked-in teenage servant rescued

Friday 30th of March 2012, 7:33
related countries: India India, Thailand Thailand

A teenage domestic servant in the Indian capital is rescued after her employers locked her in and went on holiday to Thailand, police say.
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Djokovic powers through in Miami

Friday 30th of March 2012, 7:56
related countries: Spain Spain

World number one Novak Djokovic holds off a strong fightback from Spain's David Ferrer to reach the Miami Masters semi-finals.
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Banksy artworks sell for £400,000

Friday 30th of March 2012, 8:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A collection of works by graffiti artist Banksy sell for more than £400,000 at an auction in London.
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Sun Hung falls 13% after arrests

Friday 30th of March 2012, 8:41
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Shares in Sun Hung Kai Properties fall sharply in Hong Kong after the arrest of its joint chairmen on suspicion of bribery.
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Mali coup leaders given ultimatum

Friday 30th of March 2012, 9:06
related countries: Mali Mali

West African nations give Mali's coup leaders 72 hours to restore constitutional order or face sanctions.
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Synthetic drug fentanyl takes deadly toll in Estonia

Friday 30th of March 2012, 9:25
related countries: Estonia Estonia

The synthetic drug wiping out young users in Estonia
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France arrests Islamist suspects

Friday 30th of March 2012, 9:29
related countries: France France
related places: Toulouse

French police arrest 19 suspected Islamist militants, including some in Toulouse where gunman Mohamed Merah killed six of his seven victims.
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Cooking with Poo wins book award

Friday 30th of March 2012, 9:38
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A Thai cookbook wins the Diagram Prize for oddest book title of the year.
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VIDEO: Suu Kyi: Burma's poll 'not fair'

Friday 30th of March 2012, 9:39
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has spoken of irregularities ahead of Sunday's by-election.
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Nine Afghan policemen shot dead

Friday 30th of March 2012, 9:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Nine Afghan police officers are shot dead by a colleague in the eastern Paktika province, Afghan police sources have said, blaming the Taliban for the killings.
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UK-US extradition overhaul urged

Friday 30th of March 2012, 10:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Britons are losing confidence in the UK's extradition arrangements with the US and big changes are needed to restore public faith, MPs say.
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India blocks steel plant licence

Friday 30th of March 2012, 10:41
related countries: India India, North Korea North Korea

An Indian tribunal suspends the environmental licence given to the South Korean company Posco for building a steel plant in the state of Orissa.
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Marseille: One Square Mile of France

Friday 30th of March 2012, 10:47
related countries: France France
related places: Marseille

Rich mix or economic suicide - welcome to Marseille
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Lagos traffic tweeter is revealed

Friday 30th of March 2012, 12:15
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The identity of the tweeter Gidi Traffic, who informs motorists in Nigeria's largest city Lagos of traffic jams, is revealed to the BBC.
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Afghan Taliban use phones for propaganda

Friday 30th of March 2012, 13:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Taliban take advantage of Afghan mobile boom
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VIDEO: War heroes pulling more tourists to France

Friday 30th of March 2012, 13:08
related countries: France France

Remembrance tourism attracted 20 million visitors to France last year and interest in the history of the battle sites and cemeteries is rising despite the passage of time.
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Bahrain activist's release urged

Friday 30th of March 2012, 13:20
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Amnesty International has demanded the jailed Bahraini human rights activist, Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, be released "immediately and unconditionally".
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Hitler parents' tombstone removed

Friday 30th of March 2012, 13:59
related countries: Austria Austria

The tombstone marking the grave of Adolf Hitler's parents in Austria is removed, to end its use as a pilgrimage site for right-wing extremists.
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VIDEO: 'Batman' pulled over by US police

Friday 30th of March 2012, 14:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Maryland

One crimefighter confronted another in this video of a traffic incident. A man was pulled over dressed as Batman in Montgomery County, Maryland.
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VIDEO: Brazilians protest against coup ceremony

Friday 30th of March 2012, 14:42
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Police in Brazil clash with protesters demonstrating against a ceremony held to mark the anniversary of the 1964 military coup.
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Buble nominated for radio honour

Friday 30th of March 2012, 14:54
related countries: Canada Canada

Canadian singer Michael Buble is in the running for a Sony Radio Academy Award for his music show on Magic 105.4.
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Stolen art worth $1m is uncovered

Friday 30th of March 2012, 15:05
related countries: Germany Germany

Four paintings worth $1m (£625,000) stolen from a New York gallery are recovered in Germany 24 years after the crime.
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Vietnam state firm bosses jailed

Friday 30th of March 2012, 15:18
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Nine top officials are given tough jail sentences for incurring huge losses that nearly ruined one of Vietnam's largest state-owned companies.
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Former KGB chief 'kills himself'

Friday 30th of March 2012, 15:52
related countries: Russia Russia

A former head of the KGB's foreign intelligence branch, Leonid Shebarshin, has apparently shot himself dead aged 77, Russian prosecutors say.
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Syria 'must begin ceasefire now'

Friday 30th of March 2012, 15:57
related countries: Syria Syria

The UN and Arab League envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan, expects the government to implement his peace plan immediately, his spokesman says.
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Palestinian Land Day sees clashes

Friday 30th of March 2012, 17:07
related countries: Israel Israel

A Palestinian man has been shot dead by Israeli security forces in the Gaza Strip after a day of protests to mark Land Day, Palestinian medics say.
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VIDEO: Chavez warns 'big companies'

Friday 30th of March 2012, 17:07
related countries: Cuba Cuba

After returning from radiotherapy treatment in Cuba, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez issues a nationalisation warning to big national and international companies that he says support his opponents.
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France 'set to extradite Rwandan'

Friday 30th of March 2012, 17:14
related countries: France France, Rwanda Rwanda

A French court has allowed the first-ever extradition of a suspect to Rwanda over the country's 1994 genocide, local media reports say.
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Eurozone boosts firewall to $1tn

Friday 30th of March 2012, 17:15
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Copenhagen

Finance ministers in Copenhagen agree to increase the size of the eurozone's rescue funds to 800bn euros ($1.1tn; £667bn).
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VIDEO: Greek city of Perama facing crisis

Friday 30th of March 2012, 17:19
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Perama

High levels of unemployment combined with the ongoing financial crisis could bring about a humanitarian crisis for the old port city of Perama in Greece.
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VIDEO: Largest handwritten Koran in Kabul

Friday 30th of March 2012, 17:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

One of the world's most exquisite copies of the Koran, has been unveiled in Kabul. It is the world's largest handwritten copy of the Koran.
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Italian police find Scarface bust

Friday 30th of March 2012, 17:28
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Naples

Italian police discover a life-sized bust of actor Al Pacino as the drugs boss "Scarface" when they raid the home of a suspected drugs boss near Naples.
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Spain unveils 27bn euros of cuts

Friday 30th of March 2012, 17:32
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain cuts 27bn euros ($36bn; £22.5bn) from its budget this year and freezes public sector salaries to try to address its "extreme" economic situation.
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'New Iran oil sanctions' from US

Friday 30th of March 2012, 17:49
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

US President Barack Obama is set to introduce fresh sanctions on foreign banks still involved in the trading of Iranian oil, US officials say.
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Race to Mexico's presidential palace begins

Friday 30th of March 2012, 18:26
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Starting gun for Mexico's glitzy presidential campaign
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Mitt Romney backed by budget hawk

Friday 30th of March 2012, 19:27
related countries: United States United States

A US Republican at the forefront of efforts to cut government spending becomes the latest big endorsement for presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
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BA-owner cleared for BMI purchase

Friday 30th of March 2012, 19:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Heathrow

The owner of British Airways and Iberia, IAG, receives approval for the takeover of BMI in return for giving up landing slots at Heathrow.
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Ford to invest $1.3bn in Mexico

Friday 30th of March 2012, 19:42
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico
related places: Ford, Hermosillo

US car giant Ford announces a $1.3bn investment in its plant in the Mexican town of Hermosillo, creating 1,000 jobs.
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Mali rebels seize desert capital

Friday 30th of March 2012, 19:43
related countries: Mali Mali
related places: Kidal

Rebels in Mali capture the northern town of Kidal, a week after the military seized power saying the army needed more equipment to fight insurgents.
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US credit firms in breach warning

Friday 30th of March 2012, 20:11
related countries: United States United States

Visa, Mastercard and Discover warn that details of credit card holders' personal information could be at risk after a security breach.
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Weed-growing shop in US capital

Friday 30th of March 2012, 20:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

A shop selling equipment to grow cannabis at home opens its first US East Coast outlet in Washington DC, just a few miles from the White House.
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VIDEO: Queues as lottery fever grips US

Friday 30th of March 2012, 20:50
related countries: United States United States

Americans gripped by lottery fever ahead of the record draw with the jackpot of more than $500million have been buying tickets around the country.
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VIDEO: Aung San Suu Kyi campaigns for votes

Friday 30th of March 2012, 21:08
related countries: Burma Burma

Aung San Suu Kyi looks set to win her seat in parliamentary elections in Burma, although she says the campaigns have not been free or fair
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Sino-Forest in bankruptcy filing

Friday 30th of March 2012, 21:58
related countries: Canada Canada, China China
related places: Forest

Chinese forestry firm Sino-Forest, accused last year of inflating its revenues and exaggerating its holdings, files for bankruptcy protection in Canada.
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Japan eases Fukushima danger area

Friday 30th of March 2012, 22:05
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Fukushima

Japan is allowing some of the 80,000 people forced to move following last year's Fukushima nuclear disaster to visit their homes again.
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Japanese PM defends death penalty

Friday 30th of March 2012, 22:43
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda defends the country's use of the death penalty, days after three death-row inmates were hanged.
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Libya claims Saadi Gaddafi's London mansion

Friday 30th of March 2012, 23:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Why Libya wants Saadi Gaddafi's London mansion
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TV ad calls for smokefree homes

Friday 30th of March 2012, 23:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A new government TV campaign in England says invisible second-hand cigarette smoke is harming children and putting them at risk of lung disease.
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Mancini does not trust Balotelli

Friday 30th of March 2012, 23:07
related countries: Italy Italy

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini admits he does not trust striker Mario Balotelli, but will continue to play the Italian.
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Hungary leader 'will not resign'

Friday 30th of March 2012, 23:18
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hungarian President Pal Schmitt resists pressure to resign, a day after being stripped of his doctorate for plagiarism.
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Dutch design challenges hijab ban

Friday 30th of March 2012, 23:30
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Dutch designer aims to boost Muslim women's football
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