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Saturday March 03 2007 

Warning over shipping emissions
Emissions from shipping are more than double those of aviation, and increasing at an alarming rate, reports say.
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Frost gets audience with Gadafy
Interview on Al-Jazeera gives no sign of hope for democracy.
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Rudy can't fail ... can he?
Giuliani faces tough year after an astounding start in the polls.
US elections 2008

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Holidaying British diplomats abducted in Ethiopia
Witnesses say uniformed men marched them away.
World news guide: Ethiopia

Found in India: the last king of France
Indian lawyer acclaimed as head of royal house as Prince Philip's cousin sets out 'incredible' theory.
More on France

Birth amid the bloodshed, then some tough choices

Iraqi parents agonise over fleeing their homeland to protect their children.
Full Iraq coverage

Anna Nicole Smith buried in Bahamas
A saga that has captivated cable news anchors for weeks reaches the end of a chapter.
Full US coverage

New Orleans sues US army corps over Katrina
Claim filed against US army corps of engineers for building levees incapable of withstanding Hurricane Katrina.
Full US coverage

In pictures
Gallery: Declan Walsh at Pakistan's wildest festival.
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US madam threatens to sell phone records
Lawyer claims 10,000 clients were on books.
Full US coverage

Australian Guantánamo inmate finally charged
David Hicks charged with a single count of providing material support to terrorists.
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Pakistan arrests senior Taliban commander
Ex-defence minister close to fugitive leader.
More on Pakistan

Prosecutors target Russian clinic testing MMR vaccine
Vaccine made by British drugs company accused of having disturbing side effects in a clinical trial.
More on Russia

Estonian online poll a world first
Estonia has become the first country to allow voters in a general election to cast their ballots online.
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Imaginary minister joins cabinet
Andre Kasongo Ilunga was the rising star of Congolese politics. But unfortunately he never existed.
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Swiss soldiers invade country by mistake
Swiss soldiers march into Liechtenstein in the dead of night unbeknownst to the Swiss.

Lagerfeld ages well
Clothes for older customers - a prim skirt suit, perhaps, or a sober black coat - are hung on the shoulders of girls.
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Sunday March 04 2007 

 Kidnap Britons sighted in Eritrea
Ethiopians fear that the abduction marks an escalation of conflict
World news guide: Ethiopia

 Waste not, want not in £700m slum
Recycling industry helping thousands escape poverty in Mumbai slum.
More on India

 Sects slicing up Iraq
Displacement continues despite moves to end sectarian violence.
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Obama told of family's slave-owning history in deep South
Genealogist reveals surprise in the family tree of contender in the race to be the Democrats' presidential candidate.
US elections 2008

Bush joins outcry in hospital scandal
As the row over filthy conditions at a top US military ward cost two army chiefs their jobs, the president vows to help veterans.
Full US coverage

I want to cut my hair off, says troubled Natascha
Fears for mental health of Austrian kidnap victim as she celebrates 19th birthday party.
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Police go on trial over Katrina killings
Seven police officers set to stand trial for murders in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
More on Hurricane Katrina
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 In pictures
Gallery: Declan Walsh at Pakistan's wildest festival.
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Last hope for vanishing white rhinos
The world's most endangered large mammal may yet be saved by human fertility methods.
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Farmer's son revives French voters' faith
Outsider draws support from an electorate disillusioned with old divisions.
French toast the return of a rock dinosaur
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Shadow of Darfur's killers follows refugees into Chad
Notebook: Orla Guerin reports from Chad, an unstable country locked in conflict with itself and Sudan.
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'Oprah of the Middle East' flees over TV row
Presenter in London amid allegations that actresses were paid to pretend they were prostitutes on her television show.
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Monday March 05 2007 

Petraeus is last best hope in Iraq
The top US commander in Iraq has final chance to make the conflict a succes for the White House.
Full Iraq coverage

 Kidnap site 'distressing'
Foreign Office reacts to finding of two shot-up embassy vehicles.
Graphic of region
World news guide: Ethiopia

 Call for fairer, greener China
China's premier calls for environmental protection.
Analysis: Jonathan Watts
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Global markets keep on falling
Wall Street opens down but not as badly as expected.
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Japanese PM unapologetic over 'comfort women'
News blog: Shinzo Abe is resisting pressure on him say sorry for Japan's use of sex slaves in the second world war, writes Justin McCurry.
Japan rules out new apology to 'comfort women'
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 Car bomb in Baghdad kills 26
Attack near book market.
Raid finds signs of Iraqi torture
Full Iraq coverage

Chinese inertia stalls green revolution
Despite new rhetoric over climate change, China is unlikely to see any real progress until its political system is overhauled, says Jonathan Watts.
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 More Afghan civilians killed
Two incidents involving US forces leave 19 dead since yesterday.
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Anarchy in the DK
Jakob Illeborg: Rioting between police and Denmark's youth has erupted on the normally peaceful streets of Copenhagen. But what is behind the aggression?
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Official report says US CO2 to rise by 20%
Publication delayed for more than a year whilst authors argue president's efforts 'are working'.
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Will Cambodia's oil wealth do more harm than good?
Aid workers fear resource bonanza offers new potential for corruption.
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 Attack on Iran 'would backfire'
UK nuclear expert fears for region after air strikes.
Architecture threatened
Full Iran coverage

'Chinky' still an old-school gangster at 96
America's oldest mobster deals with the prosecutors to keep out of jail.
Full US coverage

Rocket attack kills two British soldiers in Afghanistan
Street protests after US forces fire on civilians.
More on Afghanistan

Japanese metal stolen to 'feed China's Olympic boom'
Japanese police blame metal thefts on Chinese construction boom and rising world metal prices.
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 Democrats battle for black votes
Clinton and Obama both go to Selma for same civil rights event.
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Minister upsets Italians in cyber row
Protest against plans by a minister to build a campaign headquarters in the virtual reality community Second Life.
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A human ear and a liver but no table legs
In Michigan, two packages arrive which were expected to be parts of a table bought on eBay.
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It's only a wargame! Arabs reject US army bit-part
Dozens of Arab-speaking applicants at a supposed movie casting session are wanted to play Iraqis in a US wargame.
Full US coverage

Health and safety check for Mickey Mouse
Mickey Mouse, Cinderella and Buzz Lightyear face more danger in the workplace than most of us, new study reveals.
Full US coverage

Australian troops hunt East Timor rebel leader
Australian troops mount a pre-dawn raid on a rebel stronghold in East Timor.
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Britons await fate in Algeria after storm wrecks trip
A retired British couple are being held under armed guard in Algeria after they were hit by a freak storm whilst sailing.

News in brief
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  Tuesday March 06 2007 


 Libby found guilty in CIA leak trial
Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, Lewis 'Scooter' Libby, was found guilty on four out of five counts of perjury and obstruction.
The main players
Comment: Michael Tomasky
Q&A: Lewis 'Scooter' Libby trial
Full US coverage

 Up to 90 Shias killed in Iraq
Suicide bombers kill up to 90 Shia pilgrims near Kerbala.
Full Iraq coverage

 Indonesian toll 'likely to rise'
At least 70 killed on Sumatra island after earthquake.
Graphic: how earthquakes happen
Map: where it happened
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British soldier killed in Helmand
Royal Marine killed in Afghanistan as Nato launches major offensive.
Taliban kidnaps Italian journalist
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 Ghana's golden jubilee
50 years of independence celebrated with fireworks display.
Comment: Happy 50th Ghana
Slideshow: Independence Day

Coulter clash
News blog: Ultra-conservative pundit Ann Coulter has united all three Republican presidential candidates in defence of one of their opponents.
Cheney diagnosed with deep-vein thrombosis
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Nine US soldiers die in Iraq blasts
US forces yesterday suffered heavy casualties from roadside bombs as insurgents kept up attacks on American soldiers.
Full Iraq coverage

Kidnapped Britons taken to Eritrea, police say
Five Britons kidnapped in Ethiopia have been taken by their captors across the border to Eritrea, say Ethiopian police.
Comment: Conor Foley
Ambassador pleads for help in search for kidnap Britons
World news guide: Ethiopia

 Rare lions killed in Indian reserve
Poachers trapped and skinned three Asiatic lions, officials say.
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Libya takes the long road to the free market
Gadafy is making cautious concessions to a changing world, but the Libyan leader shows no sign of disappearing from centre stage.
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Australian terror suspects appear in court
A group of Muslim men stockpiled chemicals similar to London July 7 bombings, a court heard today.
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The gilded walls of Japan's imperial palace
News that the empress of Japan is suffering from mental fatigue is symptomatic of a claustrophobic monarchy, reports Justin McCurry.
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Tearful protesters fail to save historic centre
· Police protect workers as building is demolished
· Christian sect to take over site of Copenhagen riots
World news guide: Denmark

 America's last hope in Iraq?
Profile: General David Petraeus, by Simon Tisdall.
Full Iraq coverage

Trading places
Seth Freedman: Israelis always ask me, 'Why are you here?' But London life seems flat, the edginess here more real.
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Markets stage fight-back
London and other European markets in positive territory after Japan's Nikkei ends its five-day losing streak.
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Bush heads for Latin America to counter Chávez appeal
President George Bush promised a series of US-financed measures to help Latin America's poor.
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China bans opening of new internet cafes
China will ban the opening of new internet cafes from this July in a campaign to clamp down on online addiction and juvenile crime.
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 Asia's largest slum
Audio slideshow: Recycling in the slums of Mumbai.
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US airstrike in Kabul kills nine members of same family
An American airstrike on a house near Kabul killed nine people spanning four generations of the same family.
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Pop star shocks Mexico with gay admission
A 23-year-old pop star has become the first Mexican celebrity to publicly announce that he is gay.
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St Petersburg theatre installs jammers
Russia's oldest theatre has come up with a novel solution to the problem of mobile phones going off - jam the signal.
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Living costs rise in London as Oslo remains dearest city
The cost of living in London has overtaken Tokyo and soared 25% above that in New York, according to a new survey.
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Russian journalist who angered military falls to death
· Colleagues scorn claims of suicide from flat window
· He exposed failure of new intercontinental missile
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 China edges towards green
Wen Jiabao advocates greener, leaner model of development.
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Spanish cars to use different type of juice
The orange groves of Valencia could soon be powering cars as a new technology is developed to turn orange peel into biofuel.
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Children's slides feed Beijing Olympic metal boom
Japan blame the theft of stainless steel slides on the insatiable appetite for scrap metal in booming China.
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Boys videoed teaching 2-year-old to smoke pot | Hamas orders destruction of folk tale anthologies | Judges strike after police storm high court | Seven die after plane and helicopter collision

Wednesday March 07 2007 

 Many survive Indonesia crash
Nearly 100 people escape from Indonesian jet after it crashes on landing.
In pictures: from the scene
Injured man films aftermath
Timeline: air crashes in Indonesia
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 White House aide found guilty
Lewis 'Scooter' Libby found guilty of perjury in relation to events leading up to the invasion of Iraq.
How Bush aide fell to earth
Leader: Lies about crimes
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 Ernest Gallo, 1909-2007
Workaholic overcame family grief to found famous wine brand.
American wine giant dies

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Turkey pulls plug on YouTube over Ataturk 'insults'
A Turkish court today ordered access to YouTube to be blocked because of videos allegedly insulting the founder of modern Turkey.
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Journalist 'sacked' for speaking about police brutality
Russian journalist sacked from because she gave an interview to independent media about police brutality at an anti-Kremlin march, it was claimed today.
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Crisis talks to save Khmer Rouge trial
Critical talks to avert the collapse of a genocide trial for the extermination of 1.7 million Cambodians by Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge regime began in Phnom Penh today.
World news guide: Cambodia

 A very public struggle for control
Rafsanjani challenges Ahmadinejad over Iran's economy.
World briefing: Simon Tisdall
Full Iran coverage

US admits extra 7,000 troops may go to Iraq
Army says more soldiers needed as 110 pilgrims die in suicide attacks.
Full Iraq coverage

Bush's daughter bags book deal
Jenna Bush to write book based on her experiences as an intern working with Unicef in central America.
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US pair fall ill in Moscow from thallium poisoning
· Deadly metal was blamed at first in Litvinenko case
· Mother and daughter are originally from Russia
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Clinton eyes new target with 'women for Hillary' campaign
· Female leaders lined up to counter Obama threat
· Up to 60% of voters in primaries will be women
US elections 2008

Jacko's Japanese fans pay $3,500 for face time
Tomorrow Michael Jackson will give a whole new meaning to the term 'golden handshake' when he greets Japanese fans prepared to pay terrific sums to meet him.
More on Japan

 Independence day
Gallery: Ghana celebrates independence from British rule.
Ghana celebrates 50 years

Emails shed light on astronaut's love triangle
Love triangle that lay behind NASA astronaut's 900-mile drive and alleged attempt to kidnap the other woman laid bare.
Full US coverage

Russian generals put old foe back into their sights
Russia to replace military doctrine with version that boldly identifies Nato and the west as its greatest danger.
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Big blasts or tiny tugs: how to stop an asteroid catastrophe
Collision with Earth is seen as inevitable, but scientists are meeting to find solution.
More on space exploration

Briton faces US trial over hotel rape claim
· Second New York court appearance today
· Charges relate to alleged incident seven years ago
Full US coverage

Man flew plane carrying child into house of ex-wife's mother
Student pilot took eight-year-old daughter up in small plane killing the girl and himself.
Full US coverage

 24 hours in pictures
Gallery: A selection of the best images from around the world.
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'Bargain' Picassos netted fraudsters $20m
Viewers of cable TV could become owners of works by some of the greatest artists of the 20th century.
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Death in the desert
Scientists set up DNA scheme to identify remains of Mexicans fleeing to US.
Full US coverage

Model to sweep floors to pay for brush with law
In two weeks Naomi Campbell will begin her community service as punishment for lashing out at her former maid.


Thursday March 08 2007 

 Iranian general missing in Turkey
A former Iranian deputy defence minister has disappeared in Istanbul, amid reports that he has defected to the west.
Full Iran coverage

 Royal faces tax evasion claims
French presidential hopeful denies wrongdoing.
More on France

 Obama's share deals questioned
Campaign team says his share deals were above board.
US elections 2008

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Norway's Aryan children go to court
Victims of Nazi scheme claim they were locked up in mental homes, denied education and faced public prejudice.
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Lucky duo share record $370m lottery
Two tickets were worth $185m (£90m) each, sharing the spoils of the largest jackpot ever won in the US.
Full US coverage

Baby fights for life in Italy after abortion attempt
· Mother wanted procedure after fears of abnormality
· Law requires resuscitation if foetus shows signs of life
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British push on CO2 at security council
· Diplomats seek to put climate change on agenda
· Foreign Office argues it is a matter of global stability
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Pupils and pilgrims defy Iraqi bombers
A suicide bomber killed more than 30 people and wounded dozens in a cafe north-east of Baghdad.
Full Iraq coverage

Wham! bang! Marvel kills off Captain America
Captain America, the Marvel comics superhero, is gunned down by a sniper in the latest instalment of the comic.
Full US coverage

The brotherhood is gathering outside pharaoh's palace
Timothy Garton Ash: By trying to strangle Egypt's Islamists, the Mubarak regime has strengthened them.
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Blair to urge Nato allies to head Afghan anti-opium drive
Tony Blair is to urge Britain's Nato allies to take the lead in fighting the growth of opium production in Afghanistan.
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Children left stranded after migrants held in factory raid
About 100 children were left stranded at schools and day care centres after their parents were rounded up by authorities.
Full US coverage

118 people escape as burning jet makes crash landing
· Alarm at recent Indonesia air and ferry disasters
· Five Australians among 22 missing or killed in flames
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Winemaker who brought wealth to California dies
Founder turned a modest family brewing firm into world's largest producer.
Full US coverage

Jacko bags £1,800 handshakes
Michael Jackson will give a whole new meaning to the term 'golden handshake' tonight when he greets Japanese fans.
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Judges want genocide trial for Khmer Rouge leaders
International judges make a final effort to try leaders of Pol Pot's regime accused of killing 1.7 million Cambodians.

News in brief
Camp fire to wildfire - scouts in £171,000 lawsuit | State journalist sacked for report on protest march | Charity worker Jenna Bush to publish book | Court blocks YouTube access over Ataturk posts | Thousands of rare snakes found in airport cargo | Tests show rediscovered bird is separate species | Roosevelt's war speech enters sound archive



Friday March 09 2007 

EU to reduce emissions by 20%
Ambitious deal agreed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20% and produce a fifth of energy via renewable sources by 2020.
Full EU coverage

Israeli army 'using human shields'
Israel investigates whether troops used two Palestinian children as human shields during operation.
Lebanon war 'planned in advance'
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Guantánamo trials begin in secret
Trials of 14 terrorism suspects begin behind closed doors.
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Bush strikes fuel deal amid violent protests
George Bush signs fuel deal in Brazil where he is on the first leg of his Latin America tour - while Hugo Chavez continues his attacks on the US president.
Brazilians protest over Bush visit
Brazil's renewable energy boom
More on Brazil

US jaw-jaws on Iraq
News blog: Mark Tran finds out what the US papers are saying about the Bush administration's return to using talk rather than force.
Democrats demand troops out of Iraq by 2008
Comment: Simon Tisdall
Full US coverage

 'Third man' sees surge in France
François Bayrou sees support rise to 24% - a whisker behind the leading candidates.
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Racing mogul in £2.5bn Indian tax inquiry
A reclusive racehorse breeder based in a small southern Indian city has emerged at the centre of 200bn rupee tax evasion investigation.
More on India

FBI abused Patriot Act powers, audit finds

The FBI improperly and, in some cases, illegally used the USA Patriot Act to secretly obtain personal information about people in the US, a justice department audit found.
Full US coverage

Kidnapped Britons reported safe
A group of British nationals kidnapped in Ethiopia more than a week ago are 'safe and secure', Ethiopia's foreign ministersaid today.
Map: Where the kidnapping happened

Film savaged by Hindu zealots opens in India
Controversial Oscar-nominated Indian film has finally been released in the country in which the script is set.
More on India

Super-rich get richer
In pictures: Some of the world's billionaires on the Forbes rich list.
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Man guilty of Norfolk Island murder
Guilty verdict in Norfolk Island's first murder trial since the tiny Pacific island was settled by descendants of the HMS Bounty mutineers.
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Georgia to send more troops to Iraq
Georgia's pro-western president, Mikhail Saakashvili, says the former Soviet republic is to raise the number of its soldiers serving in Iraq to more than 2,000.
Full Iraq coverage

Germany pushes fast-track strategy for EU constitution
· Document rejected by voters in 2005 cut by 80%
· Aim to have new charter in place by next February
Full EU coverage

Israel planned for Lebanon war in advance - PM
Olmert's leaked testimony contradicts earlier remarks.
More on Israel & the Middle East

Muslim clerics in Australia gagged for 'double-speak'
A Muslim association in Australia has banned five clerics from talking to the media for what it said were "anti-Australian" comments.
More on Australia

Greek Cypriots raze wall
Wall that has divided Nicosia for over 30 years knocked down.
Analysis: Mark Tran
Special report: Cyprus

Split on nuclear power threatens agreement
Divisions threaten to derail the EU's campaign to assume a global leadership role in the fight against climate change.
More on climate change

Congo nuclear chief held over uranium sale
About 100 bars reportedly missing from plant.
More on Congo

Anti-mafia agents hunt 'Jesus'
The Cosa Nostra's 'boss of bosses', who was seized last year after 43 years on the run, had a powerful protector.
More on Italy

A predator becomes more dangerous when wounded
Noam Chomsky: Washington's escalation of threats against Iran is driven by desire for energy resources.
Full Iran coverage

Coma womans's 'awakening' lasts only three days
Colorado woman wakes up after six years in coma but lapses back into mysterious state.
Full US coverage

24 hours
Gallery: From Ballymena to Brazil, the best images from around the world. 

Japanese PM fuels tensions over wartime sex slaves
Shinzo Abe announces a new investigation into Japan's wartime use of sex slaves.
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Eurozone borrowing cost lifted to five-year high
The European Central Bank raises interest rates to a five-year high.
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Porn actors do it for Catalan
The Catalan government funds a series of blue movies, deeming them useful for spreading the Catalan language.
More on Spain

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Eight children among nine dead in Bronx blaze | Former sailor accused of supporting terrorism | Kidnap case astronaut turns in her spacesuit | Spielberg studio to take Tintin to Hollywood




Saturday March 10 2007 

Angry crowds hunt Bush in Brazil
Brazilians take to streets with effigies and abuse while presidents cement alliance that many do not want.
More on Brazil

EU sets climate change example
Merkel steers through 20% cut in emissions.
More on climate change

Ghost of Hindu Kush haunts US

Six years after 9/11, Bin Laden is maddeningly out of reach.
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Russian journalists fear worst after another death

Safety fears heightened by mystery plunge of man known for damaging scoops.
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Palestinian, 11, says army used her as shield
The Israeli army is investigating whether its troops used two Palestinian children as human shields.
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Gingrich admits having affair at time of Clinton scandal
Newt Gingrich confirmed that an extra-marital affair was ongoing at the time he forced the impeachment of Bill Clinton.
Full US coverage

Chef convicted of Norfolk Island killing
Relief after territory's first murder trial in 150 years.
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Campaigners clip wings of the vultures
The light of publicity may scare away scavengers of developing world debt.
More on debt relief

Arrests fail to halt Iran protest
Police in Iran arrest trade unionists in an unsuccessful attempt to stop thousands of teachers protesting.
Full Iran coverage

Dark horse opens up race for French presidency
François Bayrou, the "third man" in the French presidential race, this week saw his support surge to 24%.
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24 hours
Gallery: From Ballymena to Brazil, the best images from around the world.
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FBI abused Patriot act powers, says report
The FBI abused its powers under George Bush's Patriot act to obtain information about US citizens.
Full US coverage

US defends secrecy surrounding Guantánamo Bay hearings
The US opens military hearings at Guantánamo Bay into the 14 suspects described as "high value".
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Racehorse breeder at centre of tax evasion case
A reclusive racehorse breeder in a southern Indian city is at the centre of £2.5bn tax evasion investigation.
More on India

Eternal wonder of humanity's first great achievements
Only one still stands, but tales of the seven 'must see' monuments still grip the world's imagination.



Sunday March 11 2007 

'Smart' rebels outstrip US
Top American generals make shock admission as Iraq leader pleads with neighbouring countries to seal off their borders.
Full Iraq coverage

'Gringo go home', Bush told
Chavez rally upstages US president's Latin America tour.
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Chirac bows out amid revolution
Mood in France reflects a desire for a radical break with old elitist ways.
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FBI hunts last of the lynchers
Washington is bringing elderly Klansmen to justice for killings carried out up to 60 years ago.
Full US coverage

Bollywood set for the ultimate wedding
Forget Liz and Arun. The union of India's real movie royalty is generating $100m.
More on India

Egypt in the dock over tactics of police torturers
Dissidents tell of cattle prods, whips and beatings as Cairo rejects criticism of abuses in Mubarak onslaught.
More on Egypt

New York abuzz as Queen of Pop goes house hunting
Madonna searches for property in Manhattan's most exclusive district.
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Gay rights furore over MP's garter
An Italian senator who belongs to Opus Dei and is known for her anti-homosexual views is called a sado-masochist.
More on Italy

Resistance hero awaits death camp son's DNA

Wartime reunion story enchants French lawyers and judges.
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News in brief
Military action on kidnap ruled out | 'World's oldest' woman dies aged 128


Monday March 12 2007 

Sudan blamed for Darfur crimes
Khartoum has orchestrated and taken part in 'large-scale international crimes', high-level UN human rights team says.
Interactive: Crisis in Darfur
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Pakistan lawyers and police clash
Protests grow over sacking of country's top judge.
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BBC journalist 'kidnapped' in Gaza
Palestinian police say gunmen have seized Gaza correspondent.
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US army hospital scandal claims third scalp
White House forces army's surgeon general to resign over squalid conditions at Walter Reed military hospital.
Full US coverage

Seeing Berlin in virtual 3D
News blog: Kate Connolly on how Berlin became the world's first city to present itself in 3D on Google Earth.
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Undiplomatic ties cost drunk ambassador his job
Israel recalls its ambassador to El Salvador after he was found drunk and naked apart from bondage gear.
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Fighting for a voice
News blog: Zimbabwe repression.
Opposition leader jailed
More on Zimbabwe
US tries to stop Chávez stealing Bush's thunder
US officials tried to stop South American trip becoming de facto showdown between two presidents.
News blog: Peter Walker
More on Venezuela
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Withdrawal plans if 'surge' fails
US plan 'to withdraw soldiers from Iraq and emphasise training if troop increase fails'.
Blix: Blair used spin to justify war
Bush asks for more Iraq troops
Full Iraq coverage

Cash dispute delays opening of Iranian reactor
Funding row delays start of Iran's first nuclear power plant, Russian company building the facility says.
Iran to take nuclear case directly to UN
Full Iran coverage

 Chirac says farewell to politics
President prepares departure.
News blog: Chirac bids adieu
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UK-style rules 'may have prevented friendly fire death'

Killing of UK soldier by US pilots would not have happened under UK rules of engagement, inquest hears.
Full Iraq coverage

Playing the al-Qaida card
World briefing, Simon Tisdall: Morocco is playing on fears of terrorism to maintain control of Western Sahara.
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So you think you live in a democracy?
Comment is free, Ronald Dworkin: The US and UK are falling far behind the conditions of genuine democracy.
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Swiss man faces up to 75 years for insulting Thai king
Swiss man faces long jail term after conviction for lese-majeste for insulting revered king.
World news guide: Thailand

China calls for fewer executions
State's top legal bodies call for less use of the death penalty.
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More general attorney than attorney general
News blog: Mark Tran finds little support for Alberto Gonzales and his apparent distrust of the constitution.
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Republican war critic set to run for president
Chuck Hagel to announce he is to seek the Republican nomination for next year's presidential contest.
Full US coverage

Poisonous ants avoid annihilation
News blog: Peter Walker on monks having trouble with an infestation because of vows not to harm living creatures.
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UN to decide Kosovo future after talks fail
Serbian and ethnic Albanian leaders ended a year of fruitless negotiations over Kosovo at the weekend.
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Children born with HIV survive into teens
Children with HIV surviving into adolescence, overturning assumption that virtually all die before five.
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It's a stick-up: Italy's new bandits use wild west tactics
· Sleeper trains targeted by night-time thieves
· Gangs pull emergency cord to escape from trains
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Separate rooms come into vogue in US
· Two master suites likely in 60% of designer houses
· Getting away from snores could save a marriage
Full US coverage

Vehicle of kidnapped embassy staff recovered
UK investigators return to desert camp where five embassy workers and relatives kidnapped.

Tokyo victims of US firebombing sue Japan
A group of Tokyo residents has demanded compensation from the Japanese government for starting the war.
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Russian party cries foul after being excluded
Voters went to the polls in 14 of Russia's 86 regions amid claims that opposition parties were marginalised.
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Remnants of stolen lives to finally be seen
Largest collection of Nazi death camp records to be opened up to historians.
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Cancún faces new beach battle
The resort of Cancún is fighting the forces of nature again, a year after Hurricane Wilma.
Guardian Unlimited Environment

Hitler's honour lives on in G8 summit town
German town forced to make embarrassing admission that Adolf Hitler is still an honorary citizen.
More on Germany

March 11 memorial unveiled
Cylindrical glass tower etched with names of 191 victims of Europe's worst attack by Islamists unveiled.
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Mauritania holds landmark free election
Democratic civilian rule is on the brink of being restored to Mauritania after a landmark free election.

Two Britons die on Norwegian ski trek
· Third man is stable after being found by Red Cross
· Trio got lost in snowstorm as they headed for hut

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MP calls for international help over refugee crisis | Marijuana-filled lorry abandoned on road | Woman who died at home not found for four years



Tuesday March 13 2007 

Police 'tried to kill Tsvangirai'
Zimbabwe's opposition leader sent for hospital tests after appearing in court with head wound.
World briefing: Simon Tisdall
Leader: Collapse of a regime
More on Zimbabwe

Bush heads home empty-handed
US president has little to show from Latin America tour.
Full US coverage

Le Pen country
Audio slideshow: Angelique Chrisafis and Dan Chung in National Front heartland.
Le Pen clings to heartland
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Divide and rule in Zimbabwe
World briefing, Simon Tisdall: Despite the recent violence, Mugabe is far from losing his grip on power - for now.
More on Zimbabwe

Bush pondered firing all attorneys
White House wanted to sack all 93 US attorneys at the start of George Bush's second term in 2004.
News blog: Mark Tran
Full US coverage

Britons kidnapped in Ethiopia released
Five Britons kidnapped in Ethiopia have been released, foreign secretary Margaret Beckett says.
World news guide: Ethiopia

Surreal Berlusconi trial begins as it means to go on

Long-awaited trial of Silvio Berlusconi begins in dramatic fashion with a defendant locked in a cage.
More on Italy

Demonstrator killed in protest over 60p bus fare rise
One dead and dozens injured in clashes in central China as thousands take to streets over bus fares.
More on China

No word on missing BBC journalist
BBC still has no confirmation of whereabouts of Alan Johnston, who has reportedly been kidnapped in Gaza.
Masked gunmen kidnap British reporter in Gaza
Foreign journalists are too useful to resist
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Hope over N Korea nuclear deal
UN's chief nuclear inspector expresses optimism that North Korea will comply with disarmament agreement.
Full North Korea coverage

High court blow for Rwandan genocide accused
Four men accused of taking part in 1994 genocide failed in high court bid to avoid extradition from UK.
More on Rwanda

British soldiers cleared over Iraqi abuse
Two soldiers were cleared today of failing to ensure their men did not abuse Iraqis in Basra.
Pessimistic Pentagon studies fallback options in Iraq
Full Iraq coverage

Letter proves Speer knew of Holocaust plan
Newly discovered letter by Hitler's architect Albert Speer offers proof he knew about plans to exterminate Jews.
More on the second world war

Viacom sues Google and YouTube
Media conglomerate files $1bn lawsuit accusing search engine giant of 'massive copyright infringement'.
Is the GooTube shootout Viacom's last chance saloon?
More business news

Stallone charged with importing banned hormone
Airport staff found 48 vials of the human growth hormone Jintropin in Sylvester Stallone's luggage.
More on Australia

Evangelical Christians attack use of torture by US
Statement critical of US policy towards detainees and repudiating torture as a tactic in the war on terror.
Full US coverage

Nepalese PM calls for end to monarchy
Nepalese monarchy effectively ended by prime minister's call to clear the way for a republic.
World news guide: Nepal

Morocco plays on terror fears in Sahara peace bid
Simon Tisdall: Morocco is seeking international backing for a new peace plan for the Western Sahara.
More world briefings

Russia displays looted German treasure
Exhibition fails to end row over ownership of artefacts stolen by the Red Army in 1945.
More on Russia

Israeli ambassador found drunk and naked with sex toys
Tsuriel Raphael discovered at residence drunk, naked, bound and surrounded by sex toys.
More on Israel & the Middle East

160,000-year-old jaw redefines origins of species
· North African fossil hints at ties to humans today
· Find shows growth of complex society
More science news and features

US army surgeon general quits in hospital row
Scandal over hospital treatment of wounded returning from Iraq and Afghanistan claims biggest scalp yet.
Full US coverage

Sudan accused of orchestrating Darfur abuses
· International response to region's crisis 'inadequate'
· Islamic states try to block damning report's delivery.
More on Sudan

Swiss man faces 75 years jail for insulting Thai king
Swiss man convicted of lese-majeste for insulting the country's revered king.
World news guide: Thailand

China's legal bodies want cut in executions
China should reduce use of death penalty and stop humiliating death-row prisoners, top legal bodies declare.
More on China

Musharraf's removal of chief justice sparks clashes
Lawyers clash violently with riot police as protest grows over the ousting of Pakistan's top judge.
More on Pakistan

Relatives of missing Iranian general accuse US of kidnap
Accusations contradict western intelligence claims that the senior Iranian general has defected.
Full Iran coverage

Perón's widow faces asset freeze
Lawyers ask for some $7m (£3.5m) of assets inherited from husband to be frozen by Spanish court.
More on Argentina

British skiers who froze to death not properly equipped

Two skiers who froze to death on Norwegian mountain were warned of deteriorating weather.
World news guide: Norway

Water of life
Explosion of life triggered as floodwaters flow into world's largest ephemeral lake in outback Australia.
More on Australia

News in brief
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 Wednesday March 14 2007 

Mugabe rival in intensive care
Mugabe regime unrepentant as Morgan Tsvangirai says his beating was an inspiration to continue his struggle.
Tsvangirai sent to hospital
World briefing: Simon Tisdall
More on Zimbabwe

Congress set for full Iraq debate
Republican senators end blocking tactics over withdrawal debate.
Full US coverage

Attack on al-Qaida
Video: Iraqis themselves are turning on al-Qaida.
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US general splits opinion with gay remarks
News blog, James Sturcke: op US general's remarks come just as commanders in Iraq plead for more troops.
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Global stocks tumble again
London's FTSE 100 index crashes more than 160 points amid renewed turmoil in world markets.
More business news

Spain divided as hopes grow for Eta arms handover
Claim that Basque separatists are to make symbolic handover of arms adds fuel to already heated debate.
More on Spain

Six protesters die in Indian land clashes
India's attempt to imitate China's economic boom by handing farmland to big business turns violent.
More on India

Heading south
In pictures: Bush in Latin America.
Anti-Bush protests in Mexico
Bush heads home empty-handed

No sex please, we're Japanese
Couples who prefer a good night's sleep to fumbling on the futon could be to blame for the falling birth rate.
More on Japan

EU calls on Syria to help in Lebanon and Iraq
Foreign policy chief urges Syria to help stabilise Lebanon and Iraq during visit marking thaw in relations.
Europe leads bid to bring Syria in from cold
More on Syria

Aids strategy a root out of misery
News blog, David Beresford: South Africa's Aids new plan may help divert HIV sufferers from 'natural' remedies.
More on South Africa
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In pictures: A selection of the best images from around the world.
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Muslim militants execute nine Thai bus passengers
Separatist violence in southern Thailand's boils over as suspected Muslim militants ambush commuter minibus.
World news guide: Thailand

White House closes ranks over 'purge' of prosecutors
White House rejects calls by Congress for senior staff to give evidence in growing row over prosecutors.
Full US coverage

Iran accuses Hollywood of 'psychological warfare'
Government, MPs and bloggers denounce film depicting Greek and Persian battle at Thermopylae in 480BC.
The 300 movie is a glorious camp video game
Full Iran coverage

 Guatemala's 'baby factory'
US under pressure to curb trade as 1% of babies go abroad.
World news guide: Guatemala

Ethiopia blames Eritrea for kidnappings
Former British hostages speak of ordeal as Ethiopia accuses its neighbour of orchestrating the abduction.
World news guide: Ethiopia
World news guide: Eritrea

Nuclear agency says North Korea ready to negotiate
Pyongyang open to talks on shutting nuclear programme once financial sanctions lifted, IAEA chief says.
Full North Korea coverage

Better the Tiger you know for Sri Lanka
News blog: Colombo's deal with a Tamil Tigers splinter group has caused more civilian deaths, says Mark Tran.
More from News blog

Harry Belafonte at 80
Singer and actor has devoted most of his life to activism.
Full US coverage

Obama loses ground in campaign
· Clinton impresses with 'commanding' speech
· Latest head-to-head woos Jewish lobby
US elections 2008

Billionaire Chelsea owner Abramovich divorces wife
Russian tycoon divorces his wife in what is thought to be one of the world's largest divorce settlements.
More on Russia

Surreal Berlusconi trial begins as it means to go on
Long-awaited trial of Silvio Berlusconi begins in dramatic fashion with a defendant locked in a cage.
Italian paparazzi king paid off by Berlusconi's daughter
More on Italy

A trip to Le Pen's heartland
Audio slideshow: Angelique Chrisafis and Dan Chung in the National Front's stronghold.
More on France

Starbucks to blend its own music
The coffee company has announced it is expanding into the music business.
Guardian Unlimited Music

Hamas government acts to free kidnapped BBC man
Palestinian government says it is working to release Alan Johnston, the BBC's Gaza correspondent.
More on Israel & the Middle East

The world stands by while Darfur burns
Jonathan Freedland: Plea from 14 UN humanitarian bodies on behalf of people in western Sudan is ignored.
More comment and debate

Nepalese PM's U-turn may seal monarchy's fate
Nepal's previously pro-monarchist prime minister said it was time to clear the way for a republic.
World news guide: Nepal

Iconic casino razed to the ground
Last remaining bit of Las Vegas legend lit up with fireworks and laser beams before crashing down.
Full US coverage

US general calls gays immoral
Gay rights groups criticised head of the US joint chiefs of staff for calling homosexuals 'immoral'.
More on gay rights

News in brief
Rocky landing for Stallone down under | Protester dies in riot over hike in bus fares




Thursday March 15 2007 

Mugabe lashes out at critics
Robert Mugabe tells west to 'go hang' and attacks Zimbabwe opposition's 'violent campaign'.
Battered Tsvangirai defiant
In praise of ... Morgan Tsvangirai
More on Zimbabwe

Al-Qaida man 'admits' killing Pearl
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed 'admits' beheading US journalist.
Comment is free: Jason Burke
Blog: Confessor draws sceptics
'I was responsible for 9/11'
More on the 9/11 attacks

Rebels kill 49 Indian police
Maoist rebels attack remote police station in forests of eastern India.
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Balkans on the brink
World briefing, Simon Tisdall: Russian power play over Kosovo could trigger a new European war.
More world briefings
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Australian army imposter gatecrashed security meetings
Truck driver and convicted armed robber attended top-level military meetings after posing as army officer.
More on Australia

Vietnamese boy joins Jolie family
Angelina Jolie in Vietnam to complete final stages of adopting three-year-old boy, her advisers confirm.
Jolie and Pitt in Vietnam to adopt boy, 3
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 Palestinian factions agree on deal
Hamas and Fatah factions agree to coalition cabinet.
More on Israel & the Middle East

Friendly fire victim's widow in direct appeal to Bush
Widow of Matty Hull appeals to US president for help in finding out truth about her husband's death.
Full Iraq coverage

An end to isolation
Comment is free, Ian Black: Javier Solana's visit to Syria shows the EU is at willing to do business again with a key player in the Arab-Israeli conflict.
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Banana firm fined for paying off Colombian paramilitaries
Chiquita admits paying protection money to group implicated in abuses and cocaine smuggling.
More on Colombia
Full US coverage

Rare Borneo leopard identified as new species
Rare leopard that hunts in south-east Asia has been identified as an entirely new species of great cat.
More on conservation

Conrad Black's lawyer gets on wrong side of judge
Embarrassing start to proceedings with attorney pulled up for comments to media before trial started.
Guardian Unlimited Business
Full US coverage

Attack on al-Qaida
Video: Iraqis themselves are turning on al-Qaida.
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Pakistani president faces revolt
Pervez Musharraf comes under renewed pressure as lawyers take to the streets again.
More on Pakistan

Charity calls for compensation for flower workers
Workers in Kenya and Colombia supplying flowers for Mothers Day face serious health problems, charity warns.
More on Colombia
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Freed Ethiopia hostages return to UK
Five Europeans kidnapped by rebel group in northern Ethiopia and held for almost two weeks fly to the UK.
World news guide: Ethiopia

Bush and Blair threaten new Sudan sanctions
· Bashir asks to renegotiate deal on peacekeepers
· US to block transactions involving dollars
More on Sudan

Sushi knives are out for Michelin critics
· French gourmets' bible to publish first Tokyo guide
· Japanese chefs question Europeans' expertise
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Six protesters die in Indian land clashes
· Riot police battle farmers over new economic zones
· Loss of livelihoods fuels violence in West Bengal
More on India

Judge rules Khartoum behind attack on USS Cole
US federal judge blames Sudan for al-Qaida attack on the USS Cole in 2000 that killed 17 seamen.
More on al-Qaida

For Russia's poor it is just getting worse
Petro-dollars fail to trickle down to pensioners, jobless and government workers.
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I'm no hero, says woman who saved 2,500 children
· Poland puts 97-year-old forward for Nobel prize
· Social worker smuggled Jews out of Warsaw
More on the second world war

Spain divided over Eta deal
Claim Basque separatist group to make symbolic handover of arms adds fuel to an already heated debate.
More on Spain

Google to erase information on billions of searches
Google to erase personal data on billions of internet searches in attempt to secure privacy of its users.
More from Technology Guardian

'Life saving' marijuana case lost
Woman whose doctor says marijuana is only medicine keeping her alive is not immune from prosecution.
Full US coverage

Birthrate fear as Japanese prefer sleep to sex
Exhausted couples who prefer a good night's sleep could be to blame for Japan's rapidly declining birthrate.
More on Japan

 A trip to Le Pen's heartland
Audio slideshow: Angelique Chrisafis and Dan Chung in the National Front's stronghold.
More on France

Victim's mother in court over Austria kidnap claims
Hearing into whether mother of Austrian kidnap victim Natascha Kampusch involved in abduction.
More on Austria

Spartans film is psychological war, says Iran
In Iran's pantheon of hated western symbols Hollywood is established as place of cultural decadence.
Full Iran coverage

Friday March 16 2007 

 Mugabe 'at war' with dissidents
Zimbabwean opposition leaders say there is no going back in campaign to drive Robert Mugabe from power after police beat up opponents of the regime.
Mugabe tells west to 'go hang'
More on Zimbabwe

 Pakistani police trash TV station
Opposition leaders detained in protests over top judge's ousting.
More on Pakistan

 Spector prepares to face music
Dan Glaister: The murder trial of the man behind the wall of sound.
Audio slideshow: Troubled genius
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Olmert attempts to shrug off unpopularity
Israeli PM tries to restore political standing ahead of eport expected to criticise handling of Lebanon war.
More on Israel & the Middle East

Emails show Karl Rove's role in prosecutors sackings
Pressure mounts on White House over allegedly political sacking of eight US federal prosecutors.
Full US coverage

World breaks temperature records
Planet's warmest period on record during northern hemisphere winter, according to US scientists.
Arctic may lose all ice by 2040

Soldier's friendly fire death 'unlawful'

Coroner hits out at US military over death of British soldier killed in 'assault' on convoy.
Victim's widow asks Bush to aid hunt for truth
Full Iraq coverage

 Without a trace
Declan Walsh reports on Pakistan's disappeared.
Audio: Declan Walsh

Haditha officer defends actions
US marine charged with the killing of 18 Iraqi civilians 'followed military procedures'.
Full Iraq coverage

New law strengthens China's private property rights
China takes further step away from its communist with laws strengthening rights for individuals and firms.
More on China

Castro 'in perfect shape' to stand in 2008 elections
Cuban president in 'perfect shape' to stand for parliament, says head of national assembly.
Márquez avoids 80th birthday to walk with Castro
More on Cuba

US troops kill five Afghan policemen
US forces mistakenly killed five Afghan policemen in clash in south of country, government in Kabul says.
More on Afghanistan

Lost civilisation
Cartoon: Steve Bell on Bush's tour of Latin America.
More cartoons by Steve Bell

Balkans on the brink
World briefing, Simon Tisdall: Russian power play over Kosovo could trigger a new European war.
More world briefings

Iran cracks down on teachers' pay protests
Authorities signal determination to break teachers' pay revolt by arresting up to 1,000 people.
Full Iran coverage

Democrats defeated in Iraq timetable vote
Democratic party hopes of tying Bush to a timetable for US troop withdrawal from Iraq suffer setback.
Full US coverage

 Conrad Black
Profile: Former Telegraph owner links trial to his lifestyle.
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Russia joins west in turning sanctions screw on Iran
Moscow agrees to tighten UN sanctions, day after announcing delay in supply of nuclear fuel to it.
More on Russia

Japanese internet tycoon guilty of securities fraud
Controversial Livedoor entrepreneur Takafumi Horie sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison.
The life and times of Takafumi Horie
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9/11 man boasts of Pearl death
· Gruesome claim detailed in Pentagon transcript
· Detainee's boast of link to 31 plots
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 Attack on al-Qaida
Video: Iraqis themselves are turning on al-Qaida.
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Israel risks isolation as Hamas-Fatah coalition begins
· Europe and UK sound out moderates in new cabinet
· US fails to join boycott over peace conditions
More on Israel & the Middle East

Need a mortgage? No problem
Aggressive selling has plunged millions of badly-off Americans into financial disaster
Full US coverage

Musharraf vows to stay out of top judge's trial
Pervez Musharraf has promised not to interfere with the disciplinary case against Pakistan's top judge.
More on Pakistan

Russia tightens grip on EU energy supply
· Concerns increased over dependency on Moscow
· Putin signs deal for oil pipeline to Greece
More on Russia

India's Maoist insurgency gathers pace
· Pro-government militia fighters among casualties
· Rebels' strength may draw army into direct conflict
More on India

Murder victim 'wrote message with her blood'
Message apparently written in blood by dying murder victim enables Italian police to reopen murder case.
More on Italy

Brazilian looters flee with £1m in cash after plane crash
· Four die as light aircraft comes down in woodland
· Police find money in local settlement after chase
More on Brazil

US banana firm fined $25m
Chiquita to pay a $25m (£13m) fine after admitting it paid terrorists for protection in Colombia.
More on Colombia

Minister given liver transplant
South Africa's minister of health, Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, has had a liver transplant.
More on South Africa

The $1,000 caviar pizza
The humble pizza has come a long way from its 19th century origins as an oven-baked Neapolitan favourite.
Full US coverage

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Saturday March 17 2007 

 Inside Mugabe's crumbling state
At the end of a week that saw protests violently crushed, Chris McGreal reports on a nation sliding into chaos.
The enemy within
More on Zimbabwe

 Pakistani police trash TV station
Major TV station targeted as protests grow over ousting of top judge.
Leader: Justice denied
More on Pakistan

 'Fascism is in fashion'
In an extract from her final book, Anna Politkovskaya chronicles the death of Russian democracy.
More on Russia

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Friendly fire death was a criminal act, coroner rules
· British soldier's death in Iraq 'entirely avoidable'
· Widow speaks of feeling badly let down by US
Full Iraq coverage

Olmert defiant as calls grow for resignation
· Israeli prime minister admits he is unpopular
· He calls media criticism a 'cauldron of poison'
More on Israel & the Middle East

Phil Spector and the wall of charges
After four years of denials, claims and bizarre court appearances, legendary producer faces murder trial.
Audio slideshow: Troubled genius
More on Phil Spector's trial
Full US coverage

CIA spy says cover blown by own side
· Plame claims government destroyed her career
· Lives put in danger by 'reckless' leak
Full US coverage

 Without a trace
Declan Walsh reports on Pakistan's disappeared.
Audio: Declan Walsh

'I try to forget - but i can't'
Rory McCarthy meets Huda Ghalia, the shy girl who became a symbol of Palestinian despair.
More on Israel & the Middle East

Police raid on theatre saves a lobster from certain death
Police raid Milan playhouse to save a lobster from being bludgeoned to death and eaten on stage.
More on Italy

UN man escapes Gaza kidnap bid
Head of Gaza's UN refugee mission narrowly missed being kidnapped after gunmen opened fire on his car.
More on Israel & the Middle East

Take the Coca out of Cola, Bolivian farmers say
Coca farmers want to reclaim leaf as part of Bolivia's cultural heritage by forcing drinks giant to change brand name.

 Lost civilisation
Cartoon: Steve Bell on Bush's tour of Latin America.
More cartoons by Steve Bell

Iran crushes teachers' pay protest
Authorities in Iran arrest up to 1,000 teachers in crackdown that signals their determination to break a pay revolt.
Full Iran coverage

Finnish PM improves his prospects
· Kiss-and-tell published in run-up to election
· Affair began at Ikea and ended with text message

Kremlin chiefs get own lane in Moscow tunnel
Russian president is to get his own fast lane in a tunnel that is meant to relieve traffic congestion.
More on Russia

Majorca protest over expansion
Thousands on Spanish island expected to protest against new developments today.
More on Spain

 Attack on al-Qaida
Video: Iraqis themselves are turning on al-Qaida.
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Sunday March 18 2007 


Suicide chlorine bombers hit Iraq
Baghdad security faces new threat as rebels' gas weapon is unleashed against coalition forces.
Full Iraq coverage

 'Emergency law' in Zimbabwe
Opposition parties stand defiant as Mugabe makes more threats.
Zimbabwe MP tells of ordeal
More on Zimbabwe

 Gang mayhem grips Los Angeles
Conflict between Hispanic and black gangs spreading across LA.
Full US coverage

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Israel snubs Palestinian coalition

The new, more moderate government installed in Palestine yesterday has not been recognised by Israel.
More on Israel & the Middle East

Fee row stalls Khmer Rouge trial
Genocide trial of former Khmer Rouge leaders in Cambodia saved from collapse after tense 10-day meeting of judges.

Fiennes scales his toughest challenge
Sir Ranulph Fiennes reaches the summit of the Eiger after successfully scaling its treacherous north face.

New Fab Four on track to rock the US
Amy Winehouse and the Fratellis spearhead Britain's latest chart assault
Guardian Unlimited Music

Lost civilisation
Cartoon: Steve Bell on Bush's tour of Latin America.
More cartoons by Steve Bell

£100m drug cash haul
Police have confiscated $206m (£105m) from a criminal gang stretching from Asia to Central and North America.

Top French tennis coach faces sex abuse claims
French tennis coach Regis de Camaret in custody awaiting trial amid allegations of sex abuse and rape.
More on France

Why Pakistan is crucial to the world's stability
Denis Macshane: Time and again, the West has turned its back on Pakistan. That mistake should not be made again.
More on Pakistan

Refugees flee Sri Lanka fighting
Aid workers unable to cope as number of refugees fleeing fighting in eastern Sri Lanka rises dramatically.

Attack on al-Qaida
Video: Iraqis themselves are turning on al-Qaida.
GuardianFilms

A meeting of great minds
Notebook: Some of our greatest mathematical minds are chatting when the topic turns to money, and Hollywood.
More on Italy


Monday March 19 2007 

Bush defends Iraq presence
Leaving Iraq now would have devastating consequences for US security, George Bush warns on fourth anniversary of start of attack on Iraq.
'I regret toppling Saddam'
Former Iraqi VP 'to hang at dawn'
Peter Walker: A lucky strike
Full Iraq coverage
 
US releases frozen N Korea funds
Nuclear talks resume in Beijing after US unfreezes Pyongyang accounts.
Full North Korea coverage
 
Naomi goes for cleaner image
Supermodel chauffeur-driven to warehouse for community service.
Audio: Ed Pilkington in New York
Full US coverage

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Russian mine blast kills 61
At least 61 Russian coal miners were killed today in a methane gas explosion, and fears were growing for those still trapped underground.
More on Russia

Former Iraqi vice president 'to hang at dawn'
Iraqi officials request transfer of Taha Yassin Ramadan from US custody for execution tomorrow.
Full Iraq coverage

New York police charged over killing turn themselves in
Two New York police detectives today turned themselves in after being charged with manslaughter in the killing of an unarmed black man on his wedding day.
Full US coverage

Burma produces first vintages
German engineer with no experience in viticulture helps Burma join list of wine-producers.
More on Burma

Confession triggers appeal in Daniel Pearl case
Briton on deathrow in Pakistan to appeal after Guantanamo inmate's confession over murdered reporter.
More on Pakistan

Climate change expert slates US 'interference' in research
White House interference reveals 'flaws' in democracy, according to leading US climate scientist.
More from Environment
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US to open talks with Palestinian coalition ministers
· American officials will not meet Hamas members
· Israel insists it will not deal with new government
More on Israel & the Middle East

Two dollars bought mugger 17 years in jail
· Half a life later, campaign overturns severe penalty
· Same judge gave a white man probation for murder
Full US coverage

 Troubled genius
Audio slideshow: As Phil Spector's trial opens, we profile the man behind the 'wall of sound'.
Full coverage: Phil Spector trial

Voters can't send a message to you Rudy
News blog: Mark Tran sees Rudy Giuliani sign up to a networking website only to block incoming visitors.
More from News blog

Mugabe opponent beaten again
Opposition spokesman Nelson Chamisa seized at airport on his way to EU conference in Brussels.
More on Zimbabwe

Italian militant turned crime writer caught in Brazil
Former terrorist turned bestselling writer who fled France in 2004 is arrested in Brazil.
More on Brazil
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Putin authorised Litvinenko killing, says tycoon
Russian president authorised murder of former spy, exiled tycoon Boris Berezovsky says in interview.
More on Russia

 France's 'son of soil' ruffles rivals
Tractor-driving François Bayrou sets out his vision for the nation.
More on France

Emigrants from Latin America send home £32bn lifeline
· Record sum dwarfs foreign direct investment and aid
· Remittances saved up to 10m families from poverty
World news guide: Latin America

Plague of beetles raises fears for American beauty
Beetle infestation could destroy 90% of Colorado's distinctive lodgepole pine forests.
More environment news

'Bong' banner is test case for student free speech
US supreme court to decide if school was wrong to punish student for banner reading 'Bong hits for Jesus'.
Full US coverage

Clinton's Stars and Stripes proves file-sharers' hit
Fuzzy video of Hillary Clinton's off-key rendition of Star Spangled Banner garners 1.1 million online viewers.
More on the US elections 2008

Tragic story of Mussolini's wife made into film
Film to be made about woman whom Italy's fascist dictator tried to airbrush out of history.
More on Italy

Bar fee dispute delays Khmer Rouge hearings
Proposed £2,500 charge for lawyers to take part in Cambodia's genocide trial threatens to derail process.
News guide: Cambodia

 Attack on al-Qaida
Video: Iraqis themselves are turning on al-Qaida.
GuardianFilms

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 Tuesday March 20 2007 


 Saddam's vice-president hanged
Taha Yassin Ramadan hanged for Dujail killing of 148 Shias.
Comment is free: Salam Pax
Comment is free: Sami Ramadani
Stand firm on Iraq, pleads Bush
UK firms face fraud allegations
Full Iraq coverage
 WWF warns of freshwater crisis
Some of the world's best-known rivers 'at risk of drying up'.
Guardian Unlimited Environment
 'Their business is jihad'
Declan Walsh visits a hotbed of Islamic militancy at the heart of Pakistan's capital.
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Muslim Brotherhood decries 'anti-terrorism' referendum
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood protests at plans for a referendum on legal changes designed to crack down on terrorism.
More on Egypt

Pressure increases on US attorney general to resign
George Bush calls Gonzales to reassure him his job is safe.
Comment: Michael Tomasky
Full US coverage

Siberian mine deaths rise to 105
British consultant is feared to be among the victims of Russia's worst mining accident in a decade.
More on Russia

Chávez v his allies
News blog: Rory Carroll on the Venezuelan president 's ultimatum to members of his ruling alliance.
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Russian care home fire kills 62
Blaze sweeps through a nursing home in southern Russia killing at least 62 people.
More on Russia

Mad Macs
Comment is free, Brian Whitaker: McDonald's wants the definition of 'McJob' changed. Many staff would agree.
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 Please look after me
News blog: Would you have this bear shot, asks Kate Connolly.
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GM mosquitoes offer new hope
Significant but controversial boost in fight against malaria with development of GM mosquitos.
More science news and features

Celebrity boot camp: Campbell's garbage shift
Supermodel Naomi Campbell begins community sentence for phone assault on her housemaid.
Audio: Ed Pilkington in New York
Full US coverage

Mugabe threat to expel envoys
Zimbabwe's president, Robert Mugabe, warns diplomats not to aid opposition activists.
Opposition prepares for final push
More on Zimbabwe

Free my son, BBC reporter's father pleads
Concern mounts for the safety of Alan Johnston, abducted in the Gaza Strip a week ago.
More on Israel & the Middle East

Kenya sets world first with money transfers by mobile
· Banking system bypassed by using text messages
· Phone networks size up global trade worth billions
More on Kenya

 Many happy returns
Cartoon: Steve Bell on the fourth anniversary of the Iraq invasion.
More cartoons by Steve Bell

Beijing finally embraces modern British art
Beijing show coincides with exhibition of Chinese contemporary artists in UK.
More on China

Bush appointees 'watered down greenhouse science'
Bush administration ran a systematic campaign to play down the dangers of climate change, Congress told.
Full US coverage

Inside the dragon's lair
Did Anna Politkovskaya interview the man who had her killed? The final extract of her last book.
More on Chechnya

 Troubled genius
Audio slideshow: Richard Williams profiles Phil Spector.
Guardian Unlimited Music

Winemaker ferments a revolution in Burma
Vineyard set up by German engineer is improbable addition to growing list of world's wine producers.
More on Burma

German envoy attacks US policy
Washington has forfeited legitimacy and credibility in eyes of most of world, senior German official argues.
More on Germany

Jury selection begins in Spector trial
Murder trial begins four years after actor who starred in cult movie shot dead in foyer of his home.
Full coverage: Phil Spector trial

Brazil holds runaway Italian terrorist of 1970s
Brazilian police to transfer Cesare Battisti to federal police headquarters where he will face extradition.
More on Brazil

German drill sergeants on trial for abuse
Biggest scandal in the German army's post-war history with 18 training officials on trial for abusing recruits.
More on Germany

Hidden fossil, flying dragon
Xianglong zhaoi is the first lizard fossil in the world to be found with gliding ribs.
More on China

Poland to ban schools from discussing homosexuality
Teachers face the sack, fines or imprisonment if they ignore ban on discussing homosexuality.
More on gay rights

News in brief
Police officers surrender in 'racist' shooting case | Five more judges resign over chief justice removal



Wednesday March 21 2007 


 'Child decoys' used in Iraq
US commanders are investigating an incident in which two children appeared to be used as decoys to get past an American checkpoint in a car that was then blown up with the pair still inside.
Full Iraq coverage
 Fighting returns to Somalia
Rebels drag bodies of two soldiers through Mogadishu.
World news guide: Somalia
 The Children of Baghdad
Video: Second of three films looks Iraq's most vulnerable children.
Iraq reaches out to insurgents
The quest to leave Baghdad
Comment: Simon Jenkins
Full Iraq coverage

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Chirac finally backs Sarkozy
Nicolas Sarkozy today declared himself 'very touched' by outgoing president Jacques Chirac's support for his bid to succeed him.
News blog: Just Jacques
More on France

Bush aides called to testify over prosecutor sackings
Congressional Democrats today set up a showdown with the White House as a panel approved subpoenas for Karl Rove and other White House aides,
Louis Fisher: The politics of privilege
Full US coverage

Blair joins African calls for action on Zimbabwe
Prime minister Tony Blair today pledged to press the EU to impose tougher sanctions against Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe's regime.
South Africa under fire for failure to act in Mugabe crisis
More on Zimbabwe

Woolmer's death is suspicious, say police
The death of Pakistan cricket coach and former England Test batsman Bob Woolmer is being treated as suspicious, Jamaican police said today.
Guardian Unlimited Sport

Magazine defamed Russia's richest woman, court rules
Yelena Baturina was £2,150 better off today after a court in Moscow upheld her complaint against the Russian edition of Forbes magazine.
MediaGuardian.co.uk
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 24 hours
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Tamiflu warning in Japan after child suicides and injuries
Concerns about the anti-flu drug Tamiflu deepened today after doctors in Japan were warned against prescribing it to teenagers.
More on Japan

Ahmadinejad weighs into row over US film
Iran's president today attacked western filmmakers for portraying his country as 'savage'.
Full Iran coverage

Israel hit by general strike
Nationwide open-ended strike stops international flights and shuts down public services.
More on Israel & the Middle East

Bush phone call fails to defuse pressure on Gonzales
· Power struggle centres on firing of prosecutors
· Cross-party attack on attorney general
Leader: Congress bites back
Full US coverage

 Take in the view
In pictures: The new tourist attraction at the Grand Canyon.
In pictures

27kg of opium - another day in the Afghan war on drugs
Despite an improved counter-narcotics strategy, poppy production is greater than ever, reports Julian Borger.
More on Afghanistan

Way, José!
Comment is free: Farmers' hero José Bové should liven up a dull race for France's presidency, says Colin Randall.
Full coverage of the French elections
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North Korea holds its tongue until funds released
Nuclear talks make little headway as Pyongyang sticks to its demand ro receive frozen funds worth $25m.
Full North Korea coverage

 World's great rivers drying up
Nile, Ganges, Yangtze and others face man-made collapse: WWF.
Guardian Unlimited Environment

South Africa under fire for failure to act in Mugabe crisis
Zimbabwe's archbishop accuses South Africa of failing to use its power to force change in his country.
More on Zimbabwe

Witch hunt
Hundreds of Indian women are killed or disfigured every year after being branded witches. Raekha Prasad reports.
More on India

'Robbers use guns. He used lies'
Opening of Conrad Black trial hears claims of greed, lust for power and $60m theft.
MediaGuardian.co.uk

'Their business is jihad'
Declan Walsh visits the Red Mosque, a hotbed of Islamic militancy at the heart of Pakistan's capital.
More on Pakistan

 Troubled genius
Audio slideshow: Richard Williams profiles Phil Spector.
Guardian Unlimited Music

Italian released after Taliban deal
Taliban fighters released in return for freedom of Italian journalist Daniele Mastrogiacomo.
More on Afghanistan

Court censures Poland for denying abortion rights
European court of human rights ruled that Poland was failing to guarantee access to lawful abortions.
World news guide: Poland

Muslim Brotherhood decries 'anti-terrorism' referendum
Egypt's opposition protests at plans for referendum on legal changes designed to tackle terrorism.
More on Egypt

Hurley launches India's Hello!
The first Indian edition of Hello! magazine was launched in Delhi with Liz Hurley on the cover.
More on India

Central America drug cartels take double hit
Police in seize more than 19 tonnes of cocaine and £106m in cash in separate operations.
World news guide: Latin America

US Communist party's archives opened to the public
· Lenin interview among 2,000 donated documents
· Post-McCarthy era history given to New York library
Full US coverage

Google joins Apple in race to launch mobiles in Europe
Several leading European mobile phone companies are being courted by Apple and Google.
Guardian Unlimited Business

News in brief
Saddam's deputy is fourth to be hanged | Rising CO2 in seawater threatens shellfish | Trade unionist murders soar to 84 in year | Scores drown after truck causes bridge to collapse



Thursday March 22 2007 


 Baghdad blast shakes UN chief
· Rocket lands yards away
· First visit by Ban Ki-moon
· Baghdad in insurgent talks
Q&A: Talks with insurgents
US investigates 'child decoys'
Full Iraq coverage
 Fighting hits Pakistan's tribal belt
Government hails killing of Islamist radicals; claims of 135 dead denied by tribal sources.
Audio slideshow: Waziristan
More on Pakistan
 'Woolmer had a broken neck'
Pakistan team quizzed as police deny they are treating death as murder.
Guardian Unlimited Sport

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US struggles to avert Turkish intervention in Iraq
US scrambles to head off 'disastrous' Turkish military intervention in Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq that threatens to open up third front in battle to save Iraq.
More on the Kurds
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The campaign goes on, says Edwards
John Edwards is to continue his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination despite his wife suffering a recurrence of cancer.
Full US coverage

EU agrees open skies deal
British government backs deal that heralds revolution in transatlantic air travel after winning 11th hour amendment.
Q&A: Open skies
Full EU coverage

 Pill stops cow burps
Scientists invent pill to cut bovine burping and save planet.
Guardian Unlimited Environment

North Korea talks break down over frozen funds
North Korean negotiators walked out of nuclear disarmament talks today over $25m of frozen funds.
Full North Korea coverage

Sons for sale
Despite the 200th anniversary of the end of the slave trade, Sarah Left finds Ghanaian boys are still sold.
World news guide: Ghana

Mogadishu street battles rage for second day
Government troops and their Ethiopian allies clash with Islamist forces for the second day running.
Soldiers burned in Mogadishu
World news guide: Somalia

Woolmer's widow not ruling out murder
Results of second post-mortem on late Pakistan cricket coach and former England player due later today.
Woolmer death suspicious, say police
More on Pakistan

 Al Gore triumphs in Congress
Oscar-winner delivers well-honed climate change warning.
Full US coverage

Chirac finally backs Sarkozy in presidential race
French president announces his support for the interior minister's bid to succeed him.
Full coverage of the French elections

Mass trial of Islamists begins in Morocco
Fifty charged with planning to overthrow monarchy as court is to hear of alleged suicide bomb campaign.
World news guide: Morocco

Map suggests Cook was pipped by Portugal
Charts found in bookshop cast doubt on Britain's claim to discovery of Australia.
More on Australia

Europe needs a bold new story
Timothy Garton Ash: The EU at 50 has got the blues. Leaders must discover their common ground.
Full EU coverage

 The Children of Baghdad
Video: Second of three films looks at Iraq's most vulnerable children
Full Iraq coverage

Independence is only solution for Kosovo
UN envoy will tell security council that independence is the only viable option for the province.
More on Kosovo

27kg of opium - another day in the Afghan war on drugs
Despite a more sophisticated strategy, poppy production is greater than ever, reports Julian Borger.
More on Afghanistan

Elite force sent in to curb escalating violence in Rio
1,000 members of security force will be deployed in Rio de Janeiro to counter escalating violence.
More on Brazil

Nasa grounds its ideas factory
Lack of funds forces closure of brainstorming institute that dreamed up space elevator and crops on Mars.
More on space exploration

BP bosses to meet Putin
Mounting expectation that the Kremlin will make moves to buy out the 50% stake in TNK-BP.
Guardian Unlimited Business

Billionaire rents luxury homes to Hawaii's poor
Japanese billionaire selects families to rent multimillion-dollar home for $150 (£76) a month.
More on Japan

 24 hours
In pictures: Some of the best images from around the world.
More picture galleries

Tamiflu warning in Japan after child suicides
Doctors told not to give drug to teenagers as concern rises over favoured treatment for bird flu.
More on bird flu

Welcome to Little Britain - in Manhattan
Anglophiles in New York are campaigning to have a corner of the island officially renamed Little Britain.
Full US coverage

Maths conundrum finally cracked after 100 years
A mathematical problem that remained unsolved for more than a century has finally been cracked.
Science news and features

 Troubled genius
Audio slideshow: Richard Williams profiles Phil Spector.
Guardian Unlimited Music

News in brief
Lawyers rally against removal of chief justice | Human remains found on golf course fairway | Judge backs Dame Kiri in knickers row | Richest woman wins case against Forbes magazine



Friday March 23 2007 


 Pakistan team's DNA sought
Police investigating Woolmer murder seek players' samples.
Woolmer: it was murder
Manhunt begins for the killer
In pictures: Bob Woolmer
The police statement in full
Guardian Unlimited Sport
 FO demands Iran frees sailors
The Iranian navy has detained up to 15 British sailors, sparking a diplomatic standoff.
Q&A: the seized British sailors
Map: where it happened
Full Iran coverage
 Iraq deputy PM injured in attack
Salam Zikam Ali al-Zubaie wounded in Baghdad's green zone.
Democrats to vote on withdrawal
UN chief rocked by Baghdad blast
Full Iraq coverage

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Bails and googlies leave the Irish stumped
Despite Ireland's historic success at the cricket World Cup, the game is still a mystery to most of the country's sports fans.
Guardian Unlimited Sport

Kremlin cracks down on opposition ahead of protests
Russia's next parliament likely to be without any genuine opposition after a court banned a leading liberal party from standing in elections.
More on Russia

Holy row over troop colours
News blog: The discovery of a second world war telegram has led Italians to question whether Pius XII was racist, writes John Hooper in Rome.
More on Italy

Zimbabwean archbishop calls for mass protests
Archbishop Pius Ncube has called his countrymen 'cowards' for failing to stand up to Mugabe.
Britain prepares for life after Mugabe
Leader: turning up the volume
More on Zimbabwe

Twelve dead in Congo street clashes
At least 12 people were killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo as government troops clashed with supporters of a former rebel leader.
Live blogging - from the Congo
More on Congo

 24 hours
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In pictures

Will Houdini be there? Remains to be seen
Legendary escapologist's family announces plans to exhume his body in bid to discover if he was murdered.
Full US coverage

Mozambique weapons depot blast kills 72
At least 72 people killed when explosion and fire rip through huge weapons depot in Mozambique.
World news guide: Mozambique

Chicago - the emerald city?
On America: The city thronged with people pretending to be Irish to celebrate St Patrick, writes Andrew Clark.
Full US coverage

Where is Megumi?
News blog: Story of abducted Japanese girl has inspired songs and a film, and is hindering talks with North Korea.
More from News blog
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 Shakira
Profile: The Colombian superstar taking the UK by storm.
More on Colombia

Poison darts at Hong Kong races
Remote-control devices targeted horses and riders found at one of the world's most famous racetracks.
Guardian Unlimited Sport

Kenya under fire for secret transfer of 88 prisoners
Government under increasing pressure to justify covert transfers to Somalia of at least 88 people.
More on Kenya

Taliban plan more kidnappings after Italian deal
The Taliban commander Mullah Dadullah vowed to continue kidnapping foreign reporters.
More on Afghanistan

Turkish intervention in Iraq feared
Ankara says Kurdish rebels preparing attacks but operation could wreck US peace strategy.
More on Turkey

Cartoons did not incite hatred, French court rules
A French court ruled in favour of a satirical weekly that printed cartoons of the prophet Muhammad.
More on the cartoon protests

 Knut the polar bear
Gallery: Meet Germany's latest star.
Audio: Kate Connolly

Backlash loosens al-Qaida's hold on Pakistan's border
· Uzbek militants in battle with Waziristan tribesmen
· Fighting hailed as victory for government strategy
More on Pakistan

Edwards to run despite wife's cancer diagnosis
John Edwards to press ahead with campaign for Democratic nomination in spite of wife's cancer.
US elections 2008

US couple sue clinic for sperm sample mix-up
Long Island couple sue fertility clinic for mixing up sperm samples after baby girl born with darker skin.
Full US coverage

Judge invokes Qur'an to deny abused wife divorce
National outcry at use of sharia law in civil court in Germany to deny abused wife divorce.
More on Germany

 The Children of Baghdad
Video: Second of three films looks at Iraq's most vulnerable children
Full Iraq coverage

Pill stops cow burps and helps save the planet
Scientists invent pill to stop bovine burping that is responsible for 4% of greenhouse gas emissions.
More science news and features

Blue eyes, blond hair: that's US problem, says minister
Foreign minister says US diplomats fail to solve Middle East problems as they have 'blue eyes and blond hair'.
Full US coverage

UN chief rocked by Baghdad blast
Ban Ki-moon shaken by rocket landing close to Baghdad building where he was giving news conference.
Full Iraq coverage

Chávez paid for Bolivia gas nationalisation
· Venezuela hired US firm to fight energy companies
· Move shows president's influence across region
More on Venezuela

 Troubled genius
Audio slideshow: Richard Williams profiles Phil Spector.
Guardian Unlimited Music

US town tries to turn back time on immigration
Lawsuit challenging crackdown on illegal Latino workers could frame nationwide policies.
Full US coverage

Europe backs open skies deal with America
Transatlantic travel expected to soar 50% as ministers give unanimous approval to remove restrictions.
Guardian Unlimited Business

Rothko expected to fetch $46m
Painting by US artist Mark Rothko expected to fetch $46m (£23.4m) when it is auctioned in May.
Guardian Unlimited Arts & entertainment



Saturday March 24 2007 


 Police pursue match-fixing theory
Bob Woolmer may have been intending to expose foul play.
Yard veteran grapples with mystery
Gangsters behind illegal betting
Vaughan: cricket is still corrupt
Act of a trained killer
Guardian Unlimited Sport
 Free our sailors, UK tells Iran
Britain demands return of 15 sailors seized by the Iranian navy.
US and UK fail to find smoking gun
Iran flexes new-found muscles
Protecting Iraq's oil supply
Full Iran coverage
 The European Union at 50
A look at what represents old and new Europe half a century on.
A-Z of what the EU has given us

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Bush warns of veto after vote for Iraq withdrawal
US House of Representatives votes for deadline of September 1 next year for bringing home American troops from Iraq.
Full US coverage

Court ban on liberal party wipes out opposition to Putin
· Republicans accused of violating electoral law
· Protest rally planned amid fears of a police state
We want to stay in Russia, BP boss tells Putin
More on Russia

 24 hours
In pictures: A selection of the best images from around the world.
In pictures

South Africans meet Mugabe's opponents
· Intervention welcomed as breakthrough in Zimbabwe
· Archbishop issues rallying cry against 'dictator'
More on Zimbabwe

Israel seeks friends through MySpace page
Officials hope that running a MySpace page dedicated to Israel will help improve relations with other countries.
More on Israel & the Middle East

 The Children of Baghdad
Video: Second of three films looks at Iraq's most vulnerable children
Full Iraq coverage

One family against the developers
Property-owning China has a new hero, Yang Wu, who refuses to abandon his home to property developers.
More on China

Houdini's family press for exhumation
· Magician's descendants claim he was murdered
· Poison tests to be carried out 80 years after death
Full US coverage

Knut becomes Berlin zoo's bear essential
Schoolchildren and world media flock to see celebrity who has his own webcam and podcast.
More on Germany

 Knut the polar bear
Gallery: Meet Germany's latest star.
Audio: Kate Connolly

Holy row over troop colours
News blog: The discovery of a second world war telegram has led Italians to question whether Pius XII was racist, writes John Hooper in Rome.
More on Italy

Farewell Tony, a modern Everyman
After nine series, dozens of deaths and countless weird dreams, The Sopranos finally gets whacked.
Full US coverage

Where is Megumi?
News blog: Story of abducted Japanese girl has inspired songs and a film, and is hindering talks with North Korea.
More from News blog

 Troubled genius
Audio slideshow: Richard Williams profiles Phil Spector.
Guardian Unlimited Music



Sunday March 25 2007 

Iran calls crew 'illegal aggressors'
Iran rebuffs international demands for the release of 15 seized British naval personnel, announcing instead that the sailors and Marines 'confessed' to an 'illegal act of aggression'.
Iranians blame UK
Full Iran coverage

Captain quizzed on Woolmer
Pakistan's cricket captain and two other officials questioned by police investigating Bob Woolmer's murder.
Focus: Can cricket ever recover?
Guardian Unlimited Sport

Orang utans face extinction
The palm oil trade is wiping out one of man's closest relatives.
Guardian Unlimited Environment

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Mao's forgotten son dies
Mao Anqing lived through the most tumultuous era in the history of modern China but spent his last years as an unknown recluse.
More on China

Evidence shows 'suicide' student was beaten to death
Compelling new evidence suggests that a 22-year-old Briton was murdered, contradicting the authorities' verdict of suicide.
More on Germany

 Mugabe under pressure over polls
Robert Mugabe may scrap his plans to delay next year's presidential elections.
More on Zimbabwe

Torture and executions: inside Burma's jungle gulags
Grim labour camps are propping up the regime. Dan McDougall hear the testimony of those who broke free.
More on Burma

24 hours
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In pictures

Brave old world - how the elderly are seizing America
The United States is changing as it caters for the postwar generation which prefers rock'n'roll to a rocking chair.
Full US coverage

Reader, I was that vermin
Conrad Black's fraud and racketeering trial kicked off with more colour than the newspapers he used to own.
MediaGuardian.co.uk

The Children of Baghdad
Video: Second of three films looks at Iraq's most vulnerable children
Full Iraq coverage

Swiss accuse German 'job thieves'
A huge rise in the number of guest workers and wealthy tax exiles has led to a furious backlash.
More on Germany

It's a disaster, says Iraqi hawk

Kanan Makiya, a key intellectual inspiration for the US policy of 'regime change' in Iraq, has admitted he has failed.
Full Iraq coverage

How Geldof urged writers to go to war over Darfur
Mary Riddell reveals how the singer pushed for a united cultural front to help end the massacres.
More on Sudan

Knut the polar bear
Gallery: Meet Germany's latest star.
Audio: Kate Connolly


Monday March 26 2007 

Blair warns Iran over troops
Tony Blair denounces Iran for seizure of British sailors and warns situation is very serious.
UN resolution day after seizure
Full Iran coverage

CCTV key in Woolmer inquiry
Detectives decode CCTV footage that may be vital in revealing killer.
Comment: Mike Marqusee
Full coverage: Cricket World Cup

Australian in Guantánamo hearing
David Hicks to be first inmate to face new US military tribunal.
More on Guantánamo Bay
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Calls grow for Bush's attorney general to quit
· Papers suggest Gonzales lied over sacking of judges
· Republicans fear president will lose ability to lead
Full US coverage

Archbishop urges church to consider slavery reparations
Church of England should contemplate reparations for historical role, Archbishop of Canterbury says.
More on religious affairs

NY police spied on anti-Bush protesters
New York police officers spied on would-be protesters ahead of the 2004 Republican national convention.
Full US coverage

Key US ally 'helped Colombian traffickers'
The CIA has obtained evidence that the head of Colombia's army has collaborated with drug traffickers.
More on Colombia

West tries to unite Zanu-PF rebels
Whitehall and Washington talk to rebel faction in Mugabe's party.
More on Zimbabwe

As the EU turns 50, Pope says it's on path to oblivion
· Europe 'ignoring Christian roots' says Benedict XVI
· Merkel seeks more power for the European Union
Special report: the Pope

Confident Turkey looks east, not west
Simon Tisdall: Turkey was not invited to Europe's big birthday bash yesterday.
More on Turkey

Amazon groups claim victory as soy plant closes
Environmentalists in Amazon celebrate after authorities shut down US-owned soy distribution plant.
More on conservation

The Children of Baghdad
Video: Second of three films looks at Iraq's most vulnerable children
Full Iraq coverage

Fighting for air: frontline of war on global warming
Progress comes at a high price for China and India, but there are grounds for hope.
More on climate change

Baader Meinhof prisoner freed two days early
Former Baader Meinhof militant, Brigitte Mohnhaupt, was released from prison yesterday after serving 24 years.
More on Germany

Motorway shut to let butterflies swarm past
Taiwan will close a busy motorway section this week to allow butterflies to flutter by.
More on conservation

British wreck could yield $1bn in treasure
Treasure hunters to salvage cargo from what is believed to be 17th-century warship.

Vaccination campaign funded by drug firm
Campaign to vaccinate young girls against cervical cancer is to be funded by drug company that markets vaccine.
For more health news

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  Friday March 30 2007 

Iran raises stakes in hostage crisis
Second 'confession' letter released questioning UK's presence in Iraq.
Full text: Faye Turney's letter
UK to build diplomatic pressure
Graphic: where they were taken
Robert Tait: A bitter legacy
Full Iran coverage

 Arab leaders offer Israel peace
'Hand of peace' in exchange for withdrawal from occupied lands.
More on Israel & the Middle East

 Refugees in Sri Lanka's crossfire
As battle intensifies, 150,000 forced to live in ramshackle camps.
Gallery: Sri Lanka's civil war

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Diplomacy allows Mugabe to escape censure at summit
African leaders avoid confrontation with President Mugabe and appoint Thabo Mbeki to mediate in crisis in Zimbabwe.
Leader: Mugabe's last stand
More on Zimbabwe

Straight Outta Congress: bustin' rhymes with MC Rove
· Bush aide's performance risks the cringe factor
· President mocks his difficulties on press night
Full US coverage

Station riot makes crime dominate French poll
Crime and the fear of violence returned to dominate France's presidential election campaign.
More on France

After the riots
Angelique Chrisafis and Dan Chung visit France's run-down housing estates.
Young voters long for hope
More on France

Briton sacked for writing Paris blog wins tribunal case
· Accountancy firm must pay year's salary
· Woman denied bringing reputation into disrepute
More from Technology Guardian

Greece talks tough on Parthenon marbles
The Greek prime minister says that Britain had run out of 'feeble excuses' to retain the treasures.
More Arts & entertainment

Ten years in jail for insulting Thailand's king
A Swiss man became the first foreigner in more than a decade to be convicted under Thailand's tough lese-majeste laws.

Tiny, blind creatures halt £5bn Australian mining project
· Five new species of troglobite unearthed
· Rio Tinto subsidiary to appeal against decision
Science news and features

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Human vaccine trials for Alzheimer's planned in Japan
Scientists in Japan have developed an oral vaccine for Alzheimer's disease that has proved effective in mice.
More on Japan

White House approved sacking of prosecutors
· Key aide tells senators of Bush team's involvement
· Attorney general facing growing pressure to quit
Full US coverage

Bush under pressure after Senate vote
Congress put the squeeze on George Bush over Iraq when the Senate voted in favour of a war funding bill.
Full Iraq coverage

Marines face tattoo ban
Marines expected to form long lines outside tattoo parlours near bases across the US, hoping to beat the new tattoo ban.
Full US coverage

Tropicana!
Gallery: Behind the scenes at Cuba's legendary cabaret.
More on Cuba

Solely breastfeeding babies cuts HIV toll
· Doctors urge change in UN advice after study finding
· Mixed feeding is shown to be the worst option
More on Aids & HIV

Death of a predator: big sharks are disappearing
· Scientists sound alarm as marine food chain is hit
· Shellfish being devastated by thriving prey species
More on the global fishing crisis

Devil worship links to mystery man
Italian police wrestle with mystery bringing together a man with memory loss, devil worship and a blood-drenched flat.
More on Italy

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Ten killed as troops try to rid city of insurgents | House arrest for pair who employed illegal workers | Contaminated tap water affects 90,000 homes





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The week in pictures

24 hours
March 29: The best images from around the world.


Gorilla kingdom
March 29: Why Ziggy the gorilla got the hump at London zoo.


Gurkha demonstration
March 28: Gurkhas mass in Whitehall to demand equal retirement pay.


Don McPhee - Guardian photographer
Audio slideshow: Roger Tooth talks about his career.



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The week in pictures

24 hours in pictures
March 12: From Australia to Zimbabwe, the best images from around the world.


24 hours in pictures
March 2: From Ouagadougou to outer space, a selection of the best images from around the world.

Darfur's child refugees
February 27: Children at the Otach displaced persons camp in Nyala.

Paving Arizona
Audio slideshow: The landrush turning the desert into a concrete jungle.

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