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BY NATHAN BYRNE

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

Continued demonstrations demanding an arrest in the case of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin. The protests are picking up across the country. Here’s CNN.

“As the national fury grows, vigils and marches are spreading. Demonstrators wearing hoodies and holding Skittles have become the trademark symbol for people demanding justice for Trayvon Martin’s death.”

The self-declared leader of the military coup in Mali is now calling on his country’s people to be calm. Al Jazeera reports.

“State TV showed pictures of Captain Amadou Sanogo in the capital, Bamoko, in what could be an attempt to dispel rumors that he had died since Wednesday’s coup.”

A former Russian banker is being kept under armed guard in the hospital after being gunned down outside his apartment. euronews explains.

“German Gorbuntsov was shot several times on Tuesday as he entered his home near Canary Wharf, the British capital’s financial district. Police are treating the shooting as suspected murder.”

Pope Benedict XVI is in Mexico for his first papal visit to that country. A reporter for the BBC says it’s also an important trip because of the symbolism that comes with the Pope coming to country that’s in the middle of a “bitter drug war.”

“It’s very important for Mexicans who are going through extremely difficult time. Fifty-thousand people killed since the current administration took office in 2006.”

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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Mar 24, 2012

Newsy Now: March 24 (1300 GMT)

(Image source: BBC)

BY NATHAN BYRNE

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

Continued demonstrations demanding an arrest in the case of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin. The protests are picking up across the country. Here’s CNN.

“As the national fury grows, vigils and marches are spreading. Demonstrators wearing hoodies and holding Skittles have become the trademark symbol for people demanding justice for Trayvon Martin’s death.”

The self-declared leader of the military coup in Mali is now calling on his country’s people to be calm. Al Jazeera reports.

“State TV showed pictures of Captain Amadou Sanogo in the capital, Bamoko, in what could be an attempt to dispel rumors that he had died since Wednesday’s coup.”

A former Russian banker is being kept under armed guard in the hospital after being gunned down outside his apartment. euronews explains.

“German Gorbuntsov was shot several times on Tuesday as he entered his home near Canary Wharf, the British capital’s financial district. Police are treating the shooting as suspected murder.”

Pope Benedict XVI is in Mexico for his first papal visit to that country. A reporter for the BBC says it’s also an important trip because of the symbolism that comes with the Pope coming to country that’s in the middle of a “bitter drug war.”

“It’s very important for Mexicans who are going through extremely difficult time. Fifty-thousand people killed since the current administration took office in 2006.”

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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