March 17th, 2010
06:42 AM ET

World update: Thai protesters break through cordon

Protesters pour human blood into a plastic bag to be thrown during a protest in Bangkok.

An update from London on some of the stories we're expected to develop through the day Wednesday:

Thailand protests - Anti-government protesters broke through a heavy police cordon and splattered blood on the gates of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva's residence.

Bodies identified - Seventy-five soldiers killed in the World War I battle of Fromelles have been identified - the first of about 250 whose remains were discovered at the site more than a year ago.

Israel-U.S.-relations - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he is heartened that U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton dismissed the notion that relations between their countries are strained after a row over settlements.

Papal address - The Pope is giving his regular weekly audience delivering messages to pilgrims from all across the world, as the sexual abuse scandal in Catholic Church widens. We are following developments in the story in Rome, the U.S., Germany and Ireland.

Police officer shot - A French police officer has died in a shootout with suspected members of the Basque separatist group ETA near Paris.

British Airways strike - British Airways union Unite are to meet their U.S. counterpart Teamsters on Wednesday to dicuss the strike by the airline's cabin crew. It is unclear what role, if any, the American union would play in the strike.

Google in China - Google's business partners in China are asking the company to clarify whether it will stay or go. An emotional letter suggests that Google's business partners are in the dark about the company's plans.

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