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March 19th, 2009
World Links: Journalists Detained in N. Korea, Nationwide Strikes in France

The North Korean military detains two American journalists who were reporting on North Korean refugees in northeastern China from the Chinese-North Korean border area.

Israeli troops say that Palestinian civilians were killed and their property intentionally destroyed under “permissive rules of engagement” during the recent offensive in Gaza.

El Salvador and Costa Rica announce plans to re-establish diplomatic ties with Cuba.

Schools, hospitals, transportation and postal service are affected by nationwide strikes in France.

Josef Fritzl, the Austrian man who kept his daughter locked in the basement for 24 years and fathered her seven children, is sentenced to life in a psychiatric institution.

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