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03-05 French team destroys pirate boats Seychelles
C. 03-05 Soldier jailed for refusing to fight in Afgh-n Colchester, England
3. 03-05 U.N. chief visits as aftershocks shake Chile
E. 03-05 Choir singer involved in gay scandal Vatican
5. 03-05 Strong earthquake strikes off coast Bengkulu, Sumatra
G. 03-05 Obama to block vote on Turkey genocide Washington
7. 03-05 Chile sacks official over tsunami alert Chile
I. 03-05 Referendum on Icesave repayment plan Iceland
J. 03-05 Blackwater allegations prompt US review Washington

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Mar.5   Seychelles   French team destroys pirate boats Map of Seychelles
  28 pirates were taken into custody by the European Union Naval Force after a handful of failed attacks on fishing vessels in the Indian Ocean


  England Soldier jailed for refusing to fight in Afgh-n  Lance Corp. Joe Glenton who went absent without leave rather than return to fight in Afghanistan was jailed for 9 months by a military court

  Chile U.N. chief visits as aftershocks shake  Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in earthquake-damaged Chile, which endured two more strong aftershocks while working to recover

  Vatican Choir singer involved in gay scandal  A Nigerian man who sang in a Vatican choir arranged gay liaisons for an Italian government official who served in the unpaid role of papal usher

  Sumatra Strong earthquake strikes off coast  The quake, which occurred shortly after 11 p.m., was centered about 100 miles west of Bengkulu, and 215 miles south of Padang

Day News


  Washington     Obama to block vote on Turkey genocide   The administration has said it will seek to block a controversial bill describing as genocide the World War I killing of Armenians by Turks

  Chile   Chile sacks official over tsunami alert  Chile has sacked Mariano Rojas, the head of its oceanographic service, part of the navy, following the devastationg earthquake and tsunami

  Iceland Referendum on Icesave repayment plan  People are preparing to vote in a referendum on plans to repay debts owed to the UK and the Netherlands in the wake of Icesave bank's collapse

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  Washington     Blackwater allegations prompt US review  US Defence Secretary Robert Gates is to review allegations of misconduct in Afghanistan by the security company

  Madagascar Pirates seize Norwegian tanker  Pirates have hijacked UBT Ocean off the coast of Madagascar and are steering the ship toward Somalia

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