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03-01 Top FARC leader killed by Colombians Ecuador
2. 03-02 Medvedev 'heading for clear win' Moscow
3. 03-04 McCain wins Republican nomination USA
E. 03-06 Gunman opens fire in Jewish seminary Jerusalem
F. 03-07 Leaders say Colombia crisis over Dominican Republic
6. 03-09 Socialists claim victory Spain
H. 03-12 Scandal-hit governor resigns New York
I. 03-14 Riots, shots as anti-China unrest grows Lhasa, Tibet
J. 03-24 Protest as Olympic torch is lit Greece

Summary.     Click for More >   Medvedev 'heading for clear win'   The outcome is not expected to be a surprise: A hand-picked successor is expected to win in a landslide, after hardly even bothering to camp...   McCain wins Republican nomination   John McCain has won the Republican party's nomination to run for president with projected poll wins in Ohio, Vermont, Rhode Island and Texas Gunman opens fire in Jewish seminary Leaders say Colombia crisis over Socialists claim victory Scandal-hit governor resigns   Eliot Spitzer has resigned, after being linked to a prostitution ring. Flanked by his wife, he told he could not allow 'private failings' to... Riots, shots as anti-China unrest grows Map of Lhasa China
  Top FARC leader killed by Colombians
Mar.1   Ecuador
  Raul Reyes, the top commander of left-wing guerrillas was killed in an air raid followed by a ground operation.    Ecuador has protested to Colombia over the incursion. Raul Reyes ...
 Gaza  Palestinians: Israel attacks kill dozens
 Armenia  President declares state of emergency
 Baghdad  Iranian President arrives in Iraq
Mar.2   Moscow
 West Bank  Palestinians suspend talks with Israel
 Gaza  Israel begins Gaza withdrawal
Mar.3  Moscow  Vote rig claim after Medvedev landslide
 Ecuador  Ecuador cuts ties with Colombia
Mar.4   USA
 Texas  Clinton takes key primary polls
Mar.5  Jerusalem  Rice talks with top Israeli officials
 Gaza  Life in Gaza cited worst since 1967
Mar.6  Thailand  Thailand holds Russian 'top arms dealer'
 Kenya  President pushes peace deal
  Jerusalem
 Baghdad  Pair of bombs kills 53
Mar.7   Dominican Republic
Mar.8  Serbia  Prime Minister dissolves government
 Malaysia  Election setback for PM
 French Guiana  Europe's rocket launches to space
Mar.9  Pakistan  Anti-Musharraf parties to share power
  Spain
 Paris  French voters send warning to Sarkozy
Mar.10  New York  Scandal-hit governor 'sorry'
 Pakistan  Three suicide blasts kill 29
Mar.11  European Union  Central banks plan emergency cash
Mar.12   New York
Mar.13  Mosul  Archbishop death condemned
 Senegal  Sudan and Chad strike peace deal
Mar.14   Tibet
  Opponents of Chinese rule set fire to vehicles and shops as tear gas filled the streets and gunfire rang out in the capital, Lhasa.    Rallies have continued all week in the largest protests against Beijing's rule in 20 years. Dalai Lama, released a statement...
 Tibet  Deaths reported in protests Mar.15  Iran  Hardliners surge ahead in vote  Albania  4 dead, 170 injured in blast  Tibet  Dalai Lama's Tibet bloodshed fear Mar.16  Tibet  'Eighty killed' in unrest  New York  JPMorgan to acquire Bear Stearns  Paris  Sarkozy's party suffers at polls Mar.17  Jerusalem  Historic agreement for Israel, Germany  New York  Markets slump on banking worries  Iraq  Female suicide bomber kills 65 Mar.18  India  Dalai Lama 'to resign' if violence worsens  Washington  Federal Reserve slashes rates by 0.75  Sri Lanka  Writer Arthur C Clarke dies at 90 Mar.19  Washington  Bush speech hails Iraq 'victory'  Osama bin Laden  bin Laden message condemns Europe Mar.20  Tibet  Police 'shot at Tibet protesters'  China  China locks down restive regions Mar.21  Washington  US candidates' records breached Mar.22  Taiwan  Opposition triumphs in elections  Tibet  China threatens Tibetians; West protests  Jerusalem  Cheney backs Israel over security Mar.23  Baghdad  U.S. military deaths in Iraq hit 4,000 Mar.24   Greece Protest as Olympic torch is lit   A protester managed to breach the tight security during the torch lighting ceremony. He unfurled a banner, but was apprehended   Pakistan Judges freed by new PM Mar.25   Basra Iraq forces battle Basra militias   Heavy fighting has been raging as thousands of Iraqi troops battle Shia militias in the southern city. British forces carried out air strike...  Iraq  Unrest spreads around Shia Iraq Mar.26  Baghdad  Ultimatum as cease-fire in jeopardy  Tibet  Monks disrupt tour of journalists Mar.27  Iraq  Death toll climbs as fighting rages on  London  Delays, protests as Heathrow's T5 opens   Netherlands Dutch MP posts Islam film on web  Right-wing politician Geert Wilders has posted a controversial 17-minute film critical of the Koran, on video-sharing website LiveLeak  Baghdad  Baghdad under curfew amid clashes  North Korea  N. Korea 'test-fires missiles' Mar.28  Basra  Iraqis' Basra fight not going well Mar.29  Zimbabwe  Opposition cries foul as Zimbabwe votes Mar.30  Athens  Greece hands China Olympic torch  Basra  Moqtada Sadr calls off militias  Zimbabwe  First results of elections announced Mar.31  London  Duke 'did not order Diana death'   Chad Aid workers free after Chad pardon


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Arab Countries
Iranian President arrives in Iraq
Palestinians suspend talks with Israel
Ahmadinejad: foreigners must leave Iraq
Rice hopes to jump-start Mideast talks
Life in Gaza cited worst since 1967
Ultimatum as cease-fire in jeopardy
Palestinians: Israel attacks kill dozens
Israel begins Gaza withdrawal
U.S. military deaths in Iraq hit 4,000
Iraq forces battle Basra militias
Unrest spreads around Shia Iraq
Ultimatum as cease-fire in jeopardy
Death toll climbs as fighting rages on
Baghdad under curfew amid clashes
Iraqis' Basra fight not going well
Pair of bombs kills 53
Archbishop death condemned
Female suicide bomber kills 65
bin Laden message condemns Europe
Aid workers free after Chad pardon
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Iraq
Iranian President arrives in Iraq
Ahmadinejad: foreigners must leave Iraq
Ultimatum as cease-fire in jeopardy
U.S. military deaths in Iraq hit 4,000
Iraq forces battle Basra militias
Unrest spreads around Shia Iraq
Ultimatum as cease-fire in jeopardy
Death toll climbs as fighting rages on
Baghdad under curfew amid clashes
Pair of bombs kills 53
Archbishop death condemned
Female suicide bomber kills 65
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Israel
Palestinians suspend talks with Israel
Rice talks with top Israeli officials
Life in Gaza cited worst since 1967
Historic agreement for Israel, Germany
Palestinians: Israel attacks kill dozens
Israeli airstrike hits Hamas premier's office
Israel begins Gaza withdrawal
Israel returns to Gaza
Gunman opens fire in Jewish seminary
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USA
McCain wins Republican nomination
Clinton takes key primary polls
Scandal-hit governor 'sorry'
Scandal-hit governor resigns
Bush speech hails Iraq 'victory'
China trying to crack U.S. computers
Bush speech hails Iraq 'victory'
China trying to crack U.S. computers
Scandal-hit governor 'sorry'
McCain wins Republican nomination
Clinton takes key primary polls
US candidates' records breached
European Union
Socialists claim victory
French voters send warning to Sarkozy
Protest as Olympic torch is lit
Dutch MP posts Islam film on web
Duke 'did not order Diana death'
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Duke 'did not order Diana death'
Socialists claim victory
French voters send warning to Sarkozy
Sarkozy's party suffers at polls
China
Riots, shots as anti-China unrest grows
Deaths reported in protests
Dalai Lama's Tibet bloodshed fear
'Eighty killed' in unrest
Police 'shot at Tibet protesters'
China locks down restive regions
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Palestine
Palestinians suspend talks with Israel
Life in Gaza cited worst since 1967
Palestinians: Israel attacks kill dozens
Israeli airstrike hits Hamas premier's office
Israel begins Gaza withdrawal
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Baghdad
Iranian President arrives in Iraq
Ahmadinejad: foreigners must leave Iraq
Ultimatum as cease-fire in jeopardy
U.S. military deaths in Iraq hit 4,000
Ultimatum as cease-fire in jeopardy
Baghdad under curfew amid clashes
Pair of bombs kills 53
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Gaza
Life in Gaza cited worst since 1967
Palestinians: Israel attacks kill dozens
Israeli airstrike hits Hamas premier's office
Israel begins Gaza withdrawal
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Basra Your ad is here
Iraq forces battle Basra militias
Iraqis' Basra fight not going well
Moqtada Sadr calls off militias
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South America
Ecuador leader 'linked to rebels'
Ecuador cuts ties with Colombia
Top FARC leader killed by Colombians
Venezuela 'sends tanks to border'
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Mar.1   Ecuador  
  Raul Reyes, the top commander of left-wing guerrillas was killed in an air raid followed by a ground operation
 Ecuador has protested to Colombia over the incursion. Raul Reyes died along with at least 16 other rebels and one Colombian soldier
  Gaza   Palestinians: Israel attacks kill dozens   45 Palestinians been killed since Friday, Palestinian sources said, and 2 Israeli soldiers have died. Israel wants to stop rocket attacks   Armenia President declares state of emergency
  Baghdad Iranian President arrives in Iraq  UN  UN chief condemns Gaza violence  Gaza  Israeli airstrike hits Hamas premier's office

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Mar.2   Moscow     Medvedev 'heading for clear win'
  The outcome is not expected to be a surprise: A hand-picked successor is expected to win in a landslide, after hardly even bothering to campaig
 The state-owned pollster VTsIOM showed Medvedev with 69.6% of the vote. Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov gets nearly 20%
  West Bank Palestinians suspend talks with Israel
 Venezuela  Venezuela 'sends tanks to border'   Gaza Israel begins Gaza withdrawal  Moscow  Medvedev: I will work with Putin  Colombia  Ecuador leader 'linked to rebels'

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Mar.3   Moscow Vote rig claim after Medvedev landslide
 Baghdad  Ahmadinejad: foreigners must leave Iraq   Ecuador   Ecuador cuts ties with Colombia  Ecuador has cut diplomatic ties with Colombia in a deepening crisis over a cross-border raid by Colombian troops  Washington  China trying to crack U.S. computers

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Mar.4  West Bank  Abbas calls for Middle East truce  Egypt  Rice hopes to jump-start Mideast talks   USA     McCain wins Republican nomination
  John McCain has won the Republican party's nomination to run for president with projected poll wins in Ohio, Vermont, Rhode Island and Texas
 Mike Huckabee has dropped out of the race and pledged to support McCain's candidacy. McCain's wins in 3 states have given him enough delegates to take him over the threshold of 1,191 needed to claim the nomination at the party's national convention
 Gaza  Israel returns to Gaza   Texas Clinton takes key primary polls  Beijing  Inflation tops China 2008 agenda

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Mar.5   Jerusalem Rice talks with top Israeli officials
 West Bank  Abbas u-turns to OK peace talks   Gaza Life in Gaza cited worst since 1967

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Mar.6   Thailand   Thailand holds Russian 'top arms dealer'   Viktor Bout, dubbed the 'merchant of death', suspected of being one of the world's biggest illegal arms dealers has been arrested   Kenya President pushes peace deal
  Jerusalem   Gunman opens fire in Jewish seminary
  Palestinian gunman infiltrated Mercaz Harav in West Jerusalem in the Kiryat Moshe quarter and opened fire. He was shot dead by an Israeli army officer.    The gunman was carrying an AK-47 and a pistol and had time to swap weapons during the massacre. Hamas calle...
  Baghdad     Pair of bombs kills 53  A roadside bomb exploded first in the central district of Karrada. As others gathered to help the wounded, a suicide bomber detonated a vest  Washington  Pentagon bans Google map-makers  Jerusalem  Attack won't halt talks - Israel

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Mar.7  West Bank  Palestinian territories sealed   Dominican Republic     Leaders say Colombia crisis over
  The presidents of Ecuador, Venezuela and Colombia have shaken hands at a summit, marking the end of a crisis triggered by a cross-border raid
 Jerusalem  Attack linked to Hezbollah  Venezuela  Chavez urges unity after summit

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Mar.8   Serbia Prime Minister dissolves government  Basra  Iraqis demand protection from crime  Washington  Bush vetoes bill banning waterboarding   Malaysia   Election setback for PM   Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's National Front, the ruling coalition, has suffered its worst election result in decades by winning only a simple maj...   French Guiana Europe's rocket launches to space  Northern England  Battle over Liverpool intensifies

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Mar.9   Pakistan   Anti-Musharraf parties to share power   Shortly after making their coalition official, main opposition parties called on President Musharraf to immediately convene parliament  Jerusalem  Israel approves settlement growth  Spain  Spain votes in national elections  Beijing  Foiled terror plots targeted Olympics   Spain   Socialists claim victory
  Zapatero's Socialists had 44%, followed by Mariano Rajoy's conservative Partido Popular with 40%. Turnout was put at 75%.    Prime Minister Zapatero thanked a crowd of cheering supporters ...
 Zimbabwe  Mugabe approves new ownership law   Paris French voters send warning to Sarkozy

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Mar.10  Spain  PM seeks support after election  Baghdad  Bomb kills 5 US troops   New York Scandal-hit governor 'sorry'
  Pakistan Three suicide blasts kill 29

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Mar.11   European Union Central banks plan emergency cash
 Mississippi  Obama 'wins Mississippi primary'  Washington  US Mid-East commander steps down

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Mar.12  Paris  Second SocGen employee detained  Lahore  Al Qaeda probed over blasts   New York   Scandal-hit governor resigns
  Eliot Spitzer has resigned, after being linked to a prostitution ring. Flanked by his wife, he told he could not allow 'private failings' to disrupt public work
 Eliot Spitzer apologized for not living up to the standards he demanded of others. He made his name as an investigator of organized crime, financial crime and prostitution
 Kabul  Car bomb attack kills six

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Mar.13  Northern Italy  Miller claims overall World Cup title  Serbia  Serbia set for vote on Kosovo split  Gaza  Israel jets strike northern Gaza   Mosul   Archbishop death condemned   The death of Paulos Faraj Rahho, the Chaldean Catholic Archbishop, who was kidnapped two weeks ago has provoked furious condemnation   Senegal     Sudan and Chad strike peace deal  Chad's Idriss Deby and Sudan's Omar al-Bashir have signed an accord aimed at halting five years of hostilities between the two countries  New York  Gold hits $1,000 for first time  Iran  Iranians vote; reformists barred  European Union  EU set to agree emission cut plan

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Mar.14   Tibet   Riots, shots as anti-China unrest grows Map of Lhasa China
  Opponents of Chinese rule set fire to vehicles and shops as tear gas filled the streets and gunfire rang out in the capital, Lhasa
 Rallies have continued all week in the largest protests against Beijing's rule in 20 years. Dalai Lama, released a statement expressing deep concern. He called on the Chinese leadership to stop using force and begin dialogue with the Tibetan people
 Pakistan  Court quashes last Zardari graft charge  European Union  EU leaders urge banks to reveal losses   Tibet Deaths reported in protests  New York  Bear Stearns gets emergency funds  Tibet  China sets protest deadline  Venezuela  Venezuela dares US to put it on terror list

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Mar.15   Iran   Hardliners surge ahead in vote  Hardliners allied with President Ahmadinejad took the lead in parliamentary elections, but reformists showed strength in some cities   Albania 4 dead, 170 injured in blast
 Pakistan  2 die in 'foreigner' restaurant blast  Wales  Wales romp to Grand Slam triumph   Tibet Dalai Lama's Tibet bloodshed fear  UN  U.N.: Glaciers shrinking at record rate

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Mar.16   Tibet   'Eighty killed' in unrest   Indian-based officials said the figure was confirmed by several sources, even though China put the death toll at 10  Baghdad  McCain arrives in Baghdad  Tribal Areas  Border strike 'kills 16'   New York JPMorgan to acquire Bear Stearns
  Paris Sarkozy's party suffers at polls  Sichuan  Tibet unrest spreads beyond Lhasa  Tibet  Troops 'did not shoot Tibetans'

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Mar.17   Jerusalem Historic agreement for Israel, Germany
  New York Markets slump on banking worries  Kosovo  Kosovo clashes force UN pullout  London  Mills awarded 24.3m settlement  UN  UN calls for restraint in Tibet   Iraq     Female suicide bomber kills 65   A bomber apparently was targeting Shiite worshippers. The incident occurred 0.5 mile from the Imam Hussein shrine of Karbala  Beijing  China premier attacks Dalai Lama  Iraq  Human rights groups see disaster in Iraq

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Mar.18   India Dalai Lama 'to resign' if violence worsens
 Washington  US admits economy is in downturn   Washington   Federal Reserve slashes rates by 0.75   The Federal Reserve has cut US interest rates to 2.25% to restore confidence to nervous financial markets and boost the ailing economy   Sri Lanka Writer Arthur C Clarke dies at 90  Kenya  Lawmakers passes power-sharing deal  Japan  Asian markets lift after Fed cut  Washington  Bush: War in Iraq must go on

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Mar.19   Washington Bush speech hails Iraq 'victory'
 Beijing  China ready to talk to Dalai Lama   Osama bin Laden   bin Laden message condemns Europe  The statement condemns European countries for siding with the US in Afghanistan and for allowing the publication of cartoons  Washington  Protesters march on Iraq anniversary

March 20 ... more > Top ^

Mar.20  India  Dalai Lama 'powerless' to stop protests  Russia  Brothers face spy charges   Tibet Police 'shot at Tibet protesters'
  China China locks down restive regions  Washington  Firings over Obama file breach

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Mar.21  House of Representatives  House speaker blasts China over Tibet  Cyprus  Peace talks to restart   Washington US candidates' records breached
 Taiwan  Taiwan votes, with China on minds

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Mar.22   Taiwan   Opposition triumphs in elections   Voters overwhelmingly elected Nationalist Party's Ma Ying-jeou to be president, choosing the promise of economic growth through ties with Ch...   Tibet China threatens Tibetians; West protests
 Pakistan  Pakistan People's Party nominates new PM  Vatican  Pope baptises Muslim at Easter vigil   Jerusalem Cheney backs Israel over security

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Mar.23  West Bank  Cheney meets Palestinian leaders   Baghdad U.S. military deaths in Iraq hit 4,000
 Colombia  Ecuadorean death report confirmed

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Mar.24   Greece   Protest as Olympic torch is lit
  A protester managed to breach the tight security during the torch lighting ceremony. He unfurled a banner, but was apprehended
 Pakistan  PM Gillani vows to free judges   Pakistan   Judges freed by new PM
  Deposed chief justice made his first public appearance in 4 months after Yousaf Raza Gilani vowed to release all judges held since last year
 Afghanistan  Donors accused of failing Afghans  Comoros  Army launches assault

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Mar.25   Basra   Iraq forces battle Basra militias
Map of Basra Iraq
  Heavy fighting has been raging as thousands of Iraqi troops battle Shia militias in the southern city. British forces carried out air strikes
 Clashes have spread to Baghdad's Sadr City. 3 Iraqi army brigades were deployed to Basra as back-up for the offensive. Up to 15,000 troops could be involved. The operation is being overseen by PM Maliki, a day after he vowed to 're-impose law'
 Iraq  Iraqi raids anger Shiite militia  Venezuela  Chavez: Little chance to free Betancourt  Somalia  Relief agencies: Somalia too dangerous   Iraq Unrest spreads around Shia Iraq  Argentina  Farmers strike leaves shelves bare  Norway  Building collapses in west Norway

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Mar.26   Baghdad Ultimatum as cease-fire in jeopardy
 London  Sarkozy begins state visit to UK  Paris  France offers more troops for Afghanistan  Washington  Bush calls Hu to urge Tibet talks   Tibet Monks disrupt tour of journalists  North Korea  N Korea expels S Korean managers

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Mar.27   Iraq   Death toll climbs as fighting rages on   42 people were killed in Kut, southeast of Baghdad, the latest casualties in 3 days of clashes between militias and Iraqi security forces   London   Delays, protests as Heathrow's T5 opens  A protest by campaigners opposed to the expansion of the airport and luggage delivery delays have overshadowed the opening of Terminal 5  France  'Serial killer' Michel Fourniret on trial   Netherlands   Dutch MP posts Islam film on web
  Right-wing politician Geert Wilders has posted a controversial 17-minute film critical of the Koran, on video-sharing website LiveLeak
  Baghdad Baghdad under curfew amid clashes
  North Korea N. Korea 'test-fires missiles'  Zimbabwe  Mugabe critics predict fraud in elections

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Mar.28  Basra  Iraq extends militiamen deadline   Basra Iraqis' Basra fight not going well
 Zimbabwe  Mugabe in final election appeal  Kenya  Kenyan leaders in conflict over Cabinet

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Mar.29   Zimbabwe Opposition cries foul as Zimbabwe votes
 Baghdad  Curfew to be extended in Baghdad  Zimbabwe  Vote counting begins

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Mar.30   Athens   Greece hands China Olympic torch   The torch has been handed over to Chinese officials at a ceremony in Athens, amid scuffles between police and pro-Tibet demonstrators   Basra Moqtada Sadr calls off militias
 Zimbabwe  Monitors warn on 'delay'   Zimbabwe First results of elections announced  Beijing  Olympic torch re-lit in Tiananmen Square

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Mar.31   London     Duke 'did not order Diana death'  The Coroner: There is 'not a shred of evidence' that the Duke of Edinburgh ordered Diana's death or that it was organised by MI6  Iraq  Iran helped prod al-Sadr cease-fire  Washington  US plans finance system overhaul  Angola  24 died in building collapse   Chad   Aid workers free after Chad pardon
  6 French aid workers convicted of plotting to kidnap African children for adoption in Europe have been released from prison.    The members of a charity were convicted o...
 Argentina  Striking farmers resume blockades  Zimbabwe  Anxious wait for results