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BY HARUMENDHAH HELMY AND NATHAN BYRNE

ANCHOR NATHAN BYRNE

 

This is Newsy Now and here’s a look at your headlines.
 

Afghanistan’s parliament is calling for a public trial of the U.S. soldier killed 16 Afghans Sunday, including nine children. Sky News says after the Quran-burning fiasco, this tragedy will continue to strain talks between the two sides.
 

“...politically this is an absolute disaster. Since the partnership plan that’s being worked on, whereby the U.S. military would continue to have presence in Afghanistan after the troop withdrawal, that’s already been a difficult issue...”
 

A Syrian opposition group reports at least 45 women and children were killed in Homs Monday morning. This, as U.N. envoy Kofi Annan says he’s hopeful about his talks with the Assad regime over the weekend. Here’s Al Jazeera.
 

“Besieged, bombarded, and defenseless. That’s the picture painted by those alive in the area. At the end of his meetings with the Syrian president, Annan admitted that ending the violence will be a difficult task, but says he is nonetheless optimistic."
 

At least 20 people are dead after a new wave of violence in the Gaza Strip. All those killed were Palestinians. An Israeli rocket fired Monday morning killed a fourth Palestinian civilian. According to euronews — the Islamic Jihad and the Popular Resistance Committees say...
 

“...they have fired most of the 160 rockets that have targeted Israel since. Hamas says Egypt is talking to the factions involved, in an attempt to end this latest round of violence.”
 

Time to fill out your brackets. March Madness is here. The NCAA announced Sunday its field of 68 teams that’ll compete for college basketball’s national championship. ESPN’s Dick Vitale says the top seeds will be tougher to beat than in years past.
 

“ … I think the committee really did a very fair job, an honest job and did a job that I think has put together a field that’s really the Goliaths I think are going to prevail.”
 

Stay with Newsy for more news analyses throughout the day. For Newsy Now, I’m Nathan Byrne, highlighting the top headlines making you smarter, faster.

 

Newsy Now: March 12 (1330 GMT)

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Newsy Now: March 12 (1330 GMT)

 

(Image Source: The Guardian)

 

BY HARUMENDHAH HELMY AND NATHAN BYRNE

ANCHOR NATHAN BYRNE

 

This is Newsy Now and here’s a look at your headlines.
 

Afghanistan’s parliament is calling for a public trial of the U.S. soldier killed 16 Afghans Sunday, including nine children. Sky News says after the Quran-burning fiasco, this tragedy will continue to strain talks between the two sides.
 

“...politically this is an absolute disaster. Since the partnership plan that’s being worked on, whereby the U.S. military would continue to have presence in Afghanistan after the troop withdrawal, that’s already been a difficult issue...”
 

A Syrian opposition group reports at least 45 women and children were killed in Homs Monday morning. This, as U.N. envoy Kofi Annan says he’s hopeful about his talks with the Assad regime over the weekend. Here’s Al Jazeera.
 

“Besieged, bombarded, and defenseless. That’s the picture painted by those alive in the area. At the end of his meetings with the Syrian president, Annan admitted that ending the violence will be a difficult task, but says he is nonetheless optimistic."
 

At least 20 people are dead after a new wave of violence in the Gaza Strip. All those killed were Palestinians. An Israeli rocket fired Monday morning killed a fourth Palestinian civilian. According to euronews — the Islamic Jihad and the Popular Resistance Committees say...
 

“...they have fired most of the 160 rockets that have targeted Israel since. Hamas says Egypt is talking to the factions involved, in an attempt to end this latest round of violence.”
 

Time to fill out your brackets. March Madness is here. The NCAA announced Sunday its field of 68 teams that’ll compete for college basketball’s national championship. ESPN’s Dick Vitale says the top seeds will be tougher to beat than in years past.
 

“ … I think the committee really did a very fair job, an honest job and did a job that I think has put together a field that’s really the Goliaths I think are going to prevail.”
 

Stay with Newsy for more news analyses throughout the day. For Newsy Now, I’m Nathan Byrne, highlighting the top headlines making you smarter, faster.

 

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