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March 26th, 2009
World Links: Car Bomb in Baghdad, Tourist in Space

A car bomb in a crowded Baghdad market kills at least 16 and injures 35, a day after a U.S. military spokesman announced that attacks had dropped to the lowest levels since 2003.

A Pentagon report says that China’s military power is disrupting the military balance in Asia; Beijing reacts angrily, calling the report “Cold War thinking.”

The Russian Soyuz space capsule blasts off from Kazakhstan, carrying billionaire space tourist Charles Simonyi on his second trip to the International Space Station.

The French government announces plans to ban stock options and bonuses for executives at companies that have been bailed out with taxpayer money.

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