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28 Mar
2016
U.S. federal prosecutors dropped a case against Apple Inc., concerning encrypted data on an iPhone belonging to one of the shooters that carried out the San Bernardino massacre in…U.S. federal prosecutors dropped a case against Apple Inc., concerning encrypted data on an iPhone belonging to one of the shooters that carried out the San Bernardino massacre in December 2015, after the FBI revealed they had found a means to access the data without compromising any information on the phone
1 year ago
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28 Mar
2011
New pools of contaminated water were discovered leaking from Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. Levels of radioactive iodine-131 in sea water near the plant were 1,850…New pools of contaminated water were discovered leaking from Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. Levels of radioactive iodine-131 in sea water near the plant were 1,850 times higher than legally permissible
6 years ago
28 Mar
2011
Egypt’s military council announced that former President Hosni Mubarak and his family were under house arrestEgypt’s military council announced that former President Hosni Mubarak and his family were under house arrest
6 years ago
28 Mar
2011
An explosion at an ammunition factory near the southern Yemeni town of Jaar killed 150 peopleAn explosion at an ammunition factory near the southern Yemeni town of Jaar killed 150 people
6 years ago
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28 Mar
2010
Israeli President Shimon Peres said he believed the administration of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had gone too far with its building plans in East Jerusalem. Peres reportedly…Israeli President Shimon Peres said he believed the administration of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had gone too far with its building plans in East Jerusalem. Peres reportedly told Netanyahu that the current diplomatic crisis with the U.S. could be resolved if Israel affirmed that the agreed status quo would not change, and that there would be no further construction for Jews in predominantly Arab areas of the city
7 years ago
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28 Mar
2010
Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva met with leaders of the anti-government “Red Shirt” United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) to help bring about an end to…Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva met with leaders of the anti-government “Red Shirt” United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) to help bring about an end to the political crisis in the country, but the negotiations ended inconclusively with both sides refusing to back down on their positions. Tensions had risen after two weeks of protest turned into an increasingly tense confrontation between security forces and the red-clad protesters. The demonstrators, many of whom were supporters of ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, demanded that Abhisit dissolve Parliament and call new elections
7 years ago
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28 Mar
2010
A 15-year-old boy was killed and his mother and sister injured when a bomb exploded outside a public building in the Greek capital Athens. Urban violence had increased after the…A 15-year-old boy was killed and his mother and sister injured when a bomb exploded outside a public building in the Greek capital Athens. Urban violence had increased after the police shooting of a teenager in December 2008, but this was the first fatal bombing in Greece for many years
7 years ago
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28 Mar
2009
A Chinese spying network, dubbed GhostNet by the Toronto researchers who uncovered it, was found to have infiltrated more than 1,000 computers in 103 countries, many in…A Chinese spying network, dubbed GhostNet by the Toronto researchers who uncovered it, was found to have infiltrated more than 1,000 computers in 103 countries, many in “high-value sites” including foreign ministries, embassies, international organizations and news media
8 years ago
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28 Mar
2007
Shia gunmen roamed Sunni neighbourhoods in Tal Afar, Iraq, killing around 70 people a day after two suicide truck bombs targeted Shia areas of the town, killing 152 people and…Shia gunmen roamed Sunni neighbourhoods in Tal Afar, Iraq, killing around 70 people a day after two suicide truck bombs targeted Shia areas of the town, killing 152 people and wounding nearly 350
10 years ago
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28 Mar
2007
Four people, including a promising 14-year-old ice skater, were killed when their pleasure cruiser collided with a Sydney Ferries jetcat beneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge in…Four people, including a promising 14-year-old ice skater, were killed when their pleasure cruiser collided with a Sydney Ferries jetcat beneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia
10 years ago
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28 Mar
2006
Caspar Weinberger, who served as defence secretary under former U.S. President Ronald Reagan, died aged 88. He joined the Reagan administration in 1981 and went on to preside over…Caspar Weinberger, who served as defence secretary under former U.S. President Ronald Reagan, died aged 88. He joined the Reagan administration in 1981 and went on to preside over a period of massive military spending at the height of the Cold War. He resigned as defence secretary in 1987 amid claims he had been involved in selling arms to Iran to fund pro-U.S. rebels in Nicaragua, but was pardoned by President George Bush Snr in 1992, weeks before he was to have stood trial over his alleged role in what became known as the Iran-Contra affair
11 years ago
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28 Mar
2006
Kadima, the centrist party founded in 2005 by Ariel Sharon but now led by acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert following Sharon’s stroke, won Israel’s election, capturing 29 seats…Kadima, the centrist party founded in 2005 by Ariel Sharon but now led by acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert following Sharon’s stroke, won Israel’s election, capturing 29 seats in the 120-member Knesset. Former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud, the party that dominated Israeli politics for decades, was beaten into into fifth place, taking just 11 seats
11 years ago
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28 Mar
2006
Over a million protesters joined a general strike in France to oppose planned labour-market reforms aimed at cutting high unemployment but deemed by the public to be grossly unfair…Over a million protesters joined a general strike in France to oppose planned labour-market reforms aimed at cutting high unemployment but deemed by the public to be grossly unfair to younger workers. Protests against the new laws had intensified throughout the month and President Chirac said in April that the legislation would be completely scrapped
11 years ago
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28 Mar
2005
A major earthquake off the west coast of northern Sumatra, Indonesia, killed 1,300 people, mostly on the island of Nias. The 8.6 magnitude tremor caused panic in the region, as its…A major earthquake off the west coast of northern Sumatra, Indonesia, killed 1,300 people, mostly on the island of Nias. The 8.6 magnitude tremor caused panic in the region, as its epicentre was close to that of the massive December earthquake which triggered tsunamis that left 225,000 people dead or missing in countries around the Indian Ocean
12 years ago
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28 Mar
2004
Sir Peter Ustinov, one of Britain's most respected actors, died at the age of 82. He was also a successful playwright, author and journalist, a famed raconteur and was admired…Sir Peter Ustinov, one of Britain's most respected actors, died at the age of 82. He was also a successful playwright, author and journalist, a famed raconteur and was admired worldwide for his charity work as an ambassador for Unicef. Born in London of Russian parents, Sir Peter was a gifted linguist who was fluent in French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish, and could also speak Greek and Turkish. He won two Best Supporting Oscars for his roles in Spartacus, and the comedy thriller Topkapi, and was perhaps best known to movie audiences as Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot in a number of adaptations of Agatha Christie's novels
13 years ago
28 Mar
2004
For the first time on record, a hurricane made landfall in South America, killing two people and causing extensive damage in Santa Catarina state in southern BrazilFor the first time on record, a hurricane made landfall in South America, killing two people and causing extensive damage in Santa Catarina state in southern Brazil
13 years ago
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28 Mar
2003
At least 50 civilians died after a U.S. bomb exploded in a Baghdad market. Coalition forces insisted such civilian casualties were rare because of precision bombing. As coalition…At least 50 civilians died after a U.S. bomb exploded in a Baghdad market. Coalition forces insisted such civilian casualties were rare because of precision bombing. As coalition progress faced unexpected resistance from “fedayeen” paramilitaries, British and U.S. troops complained that Iraqi forces were resorting to tactics that violated military codes of conduct, such as using citizens as human shields
14 years ago
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28 Mar
2002
The U.S Justice Department said it would seek the death penalty for Zacarias Moussaoui, charged as a conspirator in the September 11 terrorist attacks. Moussaoui, a French citizen…The U.S Justice Department said it would seek the death penalty for Zacarias Moussaoui, charged as a conspirator in the September 11 terrorist attacks. Moussaoui, a French citizen of Moroccan descent, was suspected of being the 20th hijacker, but was prevented from taking part in the attacks as he was being held on immigration charges at the time
15 years ago
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28 Mar
2001
The virulent PanAsia strain of foot-and-mouth disease devastating Britain was linked to illegally imported meat from countries where the disease is endemic, being sold to…The virulent PanAsia strain of foot-and-mouth disease devastating Britain was linked to illegally imported meat from countries where the disease is endemic, being sold to restaurants and ending up in swill fed to pigs. British authorities intercepted more than 200 consignments of illegally imported meat every month
16 years ago
28 Mar
2001
The militant Palestinian group Hamas claimed reponsibility for a suicide bomb attack that killed three people, including two teenagers waiting for a school bus in JerusalemThe militant Palestinian group Hamas claimed reponsibility for a suicide bomb attack that killed three people, including two teenagers waiting for a school bus in Jerusalem
16 years ago
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28 Mar
2000
NASA reported that the loss of the Mars Polar Lander the previous December was due to a faulty sensor on the landing legs. A spurious signal had resulted in the onboard computer…NASA reported that the loss of the Mars Polar Lander the previous December was due to a faulty sensor on the landing legs. A spurious signal had resulted in the onboard computer turning off the descent thrusters some 40 metres above the planet's surface
17 years ago
28 Mar
1999
Firefighters were finally able to enter the Mont Blanc tunnel four days after an inferno claimed 39 lives; they found the wreckage of 25 lorries and nine carsFirefighters were finally able to enter the Mont Blanc tunnel four days after an inferno claimed 39 lives; they found the wreckage of 25 lorries and nine cars
18 years ago
28 Mar
1998
England suffered more football violence when a Fulham supporter was murdered after fighting broke out between rival groups of fans after a match at Gillingham, KentEngland suffered more football violence when a Fulham supporter was murdered after fighting broke out between rival groups of fans after a match at Gillingham, Kent
19 years ago
28 Mar
1996
The British government announced a ban of meat and bonemeal in animal feed in the wake of the BSE crisisThe British government announced a ban of meat and bonemeal in animal feed in the wake of the BSE crisis
21 years ago
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