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B. 03-04 Ammo dump explodes in Congo, killing 60 Brazzaville, Congo
2. 03-04 Putin 'elected Russian president' Moscow
D. 03-04 Rockets slam Syrian city, activists say Rastan, Northern Syria
E. 03-04 Chelsea sack manager Villas-Boas Chelsea, London
5. 03-04 Khamenei consolidates power: vote results Iran
6. 03-04 China's military budget tops $100bn Beijing
H. 03-04 Rescuers search for survivors after train crash kills 16 Szczekociny, Poland
03-04 Putin declares win in elections Moscow

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Mar.4   Congo   Ammo dump explodes in Congo, killing 60
Map of Brazzaville Congo
  A series of explosions at an ammunition depot killed 123 people and wounded hundreds more in in Brazzaville, the capital of Africa's Republic of Congo


  Moscow     Putin 'elected Russian president'
  Vladimir Putin has been elected Russian president for the third time, exit polls suggest, after spending the last four years as the country's PM
 The exit polls gave Putin about 60% of the vote, meaning that he should avoid a run-off with his nearest rival, Communist Zyuganov


  Northern Syria     Rockets slam Syrian city, activists say Map of Rastan Syria  Relentless Syrian forces took aim at the city of Rastan on Sunday, hitting it with 15 rockets in as many minutes

  London Chelsea sack manager Villas-Boas  Andre Villas-Boas has been sacked by Chelsea after less than a year in charge at Stamford Bridge

  Iran Khamenei consolidates power: vote results  Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, appeared to gain ground in his struggle with President Ahmadinejad as preliminary results came

  Beijing China's military budget tops $100bn  China's official defence spending will rise by 11.2% in 2012, pushing it above $100bn for the first time, the government has announced

  Washington Obama pledges to stop an Iranian nuclear weapon  President Barack Obama: Preventing Iran from developing a nuclear weapon is a national security interest of both Israel and the United States

  Poland Rescuers search for survivors after train crash kills 16  Rescuers combed through mangled wreckage early Sunday searching for survivors after two passenger trains collided in southern Poland

Day News


  Moscow     Putin declares win in elections
  Vladimir Putin has declared victory in presidential elections, returning for a third term after spending the last four years as the country's PM
 Exit polls and preliminary results gave him about 60% of the vote


  Sichuan Tibet woman sets herself on fire  A Tibetan mother-of-four has died after setting herself on fire in south-west China, activists and exiles say

  Gulf U.S. Navy rescues Iranian in capsized boat  The U.S. Navy rescued a survivor from a cargo vessel that sank in the Persian Gulf, killing at least three other crew members

Evening News


  Western Iraq   Iraq checkpoint attacks 'kill 21' Map of Haditha Iraq  Gunmen killed at least 21 policemen attacks on checkpoints in the western Iraqi city of Haditha. Dozens of attackers struck across the city

  Florida McIlroy on top of the world  Rory McIlroy kept his nerve in the face of a last day charge from Tiger Woods to win the Honda Classic and jump to the top of the world rankings

  Beijing China begins parliament session  Premier Wen Jiabao cut China's economic growth target as he opened the last parliament session under the current leadership

  Congo 'Bad wiring' caused Congo blasts  Huge explosions at an arms depot that killed at least 146 people in Congo's capital Brazzaville were caused by a short-circuit that led to a fire

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