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Americas News Agenda for March 10

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Duty Editor: Jim Mannion

Tel: +1 202 414 0541

What's happening in the Americas on Monday:

+ Al-Qaeda trial resumes in New York

+ US reacts to Ukraine standoff

NEW YORK: A British man involved in the 2001 Al-Qaeda shoe-bombing plot is expected to testify for the prosecution in the trial of Osama Bin Laden's son-in-law (US-ATTACKS-QAEDA-TRIAL-AFGHANISTAN-PAKISTAN)

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama prepares to hold crisis talks with Ukraine's interim prime minister later this week amid a tense standoff with Russia over control of Crimea (UKRAINE-RUSSIA-POLITICS-UNREST-US)

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CARACAS: Monitoring deadly anti-government protests that have roiled Venezuela for a month, exposing the oil-rich nation's deep divisions. Picture (VENEZUELA-POLITICS-ECONOMY-PROTESTS)

INDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA: Reporting from ATP & WTA tennis tournaments at Indian Wells. (TENNIS-ATP-WTA-USA)

SAN SALVADOR: Monitoring reactions following El Salvador's presidential elections on Sunday (ELSALVADOR-VOTE)

TORONTO: Troubled pop star Justin Bieber is due in court to face assault charges for allegedly hitting a limousine driver (ENTERTAINMENT-US-CANADA-MUSIC-BIEBER)

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