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B. 03-12 Cardinals to begin voting for new Pope Vatican
C. 03-12 Beyonce and Jay-Z finances hacked USA
D. 03-12 Japan 'first' to extract frozen gas Japan
E. 03-12 Hong Kong woman laundered $860m Hong Kong
5. 03-12 Doubts over Israel's Iron Dome Israel
6. 03-12 U.N.: Both Syrian rebels and government forces guilty UN
7. 03-12 North Koreans ready to 'rain bullets on the enemy' North Korea
I. 03-12 Heavy snow snarls travel in northern Europe Belgium
03-12 No pope after cardinals' first vote Vatican


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Mar.12   Vatican   Cardinals to begin voting for new Pope
  115 cardinals have entered the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, where they will begin voting to elect a new Pope

  USA Beyonce and Jay-Z finances hacked  US celebrities including Beyonce and Jay-Z have had private details of their finances posted online

  Japan Japan 'first' to extract frozen gas  Japan says it has successfully extracted natural gas from frozen methane hydrate off its central coast, in a world first

  Hong Kong Hong Kong woman laundered $860m  Lam Meiling, 61, has been jailed for 10 years for laundering about $860m. She made almost 40,000 bank transfers between 2002 and 2005

  Israel Doubts over Israel's Iron Dome  A leading US expert on missile defence has raised doubts about the efficacy of Israel's Iron Dome defence system

  UN U.N.: Both Syrian rebels and government forces guilty  U.N. investigators released a particularly detailed and horrific report that slams both sides, accusing rebels of murder, rape, torture

  North Korea North Koreans ready to 'rain bullets on the enemy'  'All people who can take rifle are petitioning to be allowed to join or rejoin the People's Army in all provinces and towns,' the newspaper said

  Belgium Heavy snow snarls travel in northern Europe  Swaths of northern Europe were in the grip of snow, ice and high winds Tuesday, causing serious disruption to road, rail and air travelers

Day News

  Vatican   No pope after cardinals' first vote
  Black smoke billowed from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel, indicating that cardinals had not chosen one in the first ballot of their conclave

  Syria Children 'recruited' into Syria war  Increasing numbers of children in Syria are being recruited by armed groups on both sides of the conflict, Save the Children says in a report

  Los Angeles LA archdiocese payout over sex abuse  The Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles is to pay out nearly $10m to settle four cases of sexual abuse by a former priest, Father Michael Baker

  New York NY policeman guilty of cannibal plot  Gilberto Valle has been found guilty of plotting to murder his wife, and cook and eat other women

  Barcelona Barcelona breezes past Milan, 4-0  Barca put in one of the best performances of the season in overturning its 2-0 first-leg deficit. Messi gave Barcelona the perfect start with just 5 minutes

Evening News

  Shanghai   China river pig toll nears 6,000
Map of Shanghai
  Officials say the number of pig carcasses found in Shanghai's Huangpu River has risen to nearly 6,000

  Vatican   Cardinals to resume papal deliberations   Cardinals are due to begin their second day of deliberations in the Vatican conclave that will elect a new pope, after reaching no decision on Tuesday

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