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2011-03-20

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Syria burns

In Syria a third day of protests has been marred by violence. The police have opened fire on demonstrators using tear gas and live rounds killing one

Culture

Bonus: Omer Meir Wellber

The ‘Musica’ bonus includes several excerpts from our interview with conductor Omer Meir Wellber. He remembers his first time at La Scala, and talks

Culture

A maestro's apprentice

At La Scala in Milan Daniel Barenboim has been back on the piano stool, playing Franz Liszt’s piano concertos with the Orchestra Filarmonica. As 2011

World

Happy Persian New Year

Up to 200 million people are celebrating the Persian New Year’s Day, or Norouz, which starts at midnight on the 21st of March. It is widely

World

Third day of protests in Syria

In Syria a third day of protests has been marred by violence. The police have opened fire on demonstrators using tear gas and live rounds. Reports

World

Missiles rain down on Libya

Within hours of Saturday’s Paris talks on military action in Libya, the US, UK, French and other European countries began operation Odyessy Dawn

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Missiles rain down on Libya

The night sky over the Mediterranean coast of Libya lit up on Saturday night as operation Odyssey Dawn got into gear. 110 cruise missiles were fired

World

Regional election in Germany

In Germany regional elections are underway and polls show that Angela Merkel’s Conservative party is in danger of losing control of a regional

World

Japan gets cooling pumps working

Japanese engineers have succeeded in turning the cooling pumps back on at the Fukushima nuclear plant, although the government has now said that once

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Defiant Gaddafi speech

Colonel Gaddafi says Libya is prepared for a long war, and that the international forces against him will be defeated. He was speaking by telephone

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Gaddafi: we will win

Colonel Gaddafi says Libya is prepared for a long war, and that the international forces against him will be defeated. He was speaking by telephone

World

Missiles rain down on Libya

The night sky over the Mediterranean coast of Libya lit up on Saturday night as operation Odyssey Dawn got into gear. 110 cruise missiles were

World

Historic Haiti vote

The people of Haiti will vote in the final round of an historic presidential election on Sunday. United Nations peacekeepers are helping to