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1. 03-02 President shot dead Guinea-Bissau
C. 03-02 AIG reports record $61.7bn loss USA
3. 03-02 Gunmen attack Sri Lankan cricket team Lahore
03-04 Arrest warrant issued for Sudan leader Hague
F. 03-04 Economy tops China's congress meeting Beijing
G. 03-06 PM's wife killed in car crash Zimbabwe
7. 03-07 Two die in Army attack Antrim, Northern Ireland
I. 03-08 Obama reversed stem cell ban Washington
9. 03-10 Ten die in shooting spree Alabama

Summary.     Click for More > Economy tops China's congress meeting PM's wife killed in car crash Two die in Army attack   Two military personnel have been shot dead during a gun attack at a base in County Antrim. 2 further military personnel and 2 civilians injured Obama reversed stem cell ban Ten die in shooting spree 16 killed in school shooting Map of Winnenden Germany
President shot dead AIG reports record $61.7bn loss Gunmen attack Sri Lankan cricket team   Arrest warrant issued for Sudan leader Map of Hague
Mar.1  Belgium  EU 'consensus' to tackle crisis
 Egypt  Donors asked to pledge Gaza cash
Mar.2   Guinea-Bissau
  USA
 Cuba  Cuban shake-up claims key figures
  Lahore
Mar.3  Bangladesh  Police hold leader of mutiny
 Lahore  Police hunt cricket attack gunmen
 Washington  Obama reaches out to Russia over Iran
Mar.4   Hague
  The International Criminal Court at the Hague issued an arrest warrant for President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for a five-year campaign of violenc.    The court in stopped short of accusing Omar al-Bashir of genocide. Omar a...
  Beijing
 Sudan  Sudan orders aid agency expulsions
Mar.5  NATO  NATO to resume Russian contacts
 South Korea  S Korea diverts jets over threats
Mar.6   Zimbabwe
 Florida  Nasa launches Earth hunter probe
Mar.7   Northern Ireland
Mar.8   Washington
Mar.9  Zimbabwe  Tsvangirai rules out foul play in fatal crash
 Northern Ireland  Police officer shot dead in town
 North Korea  N. Kor. Warns against satellite interception
Mar.10  China  China: U.S. ship violated international law
 Baghdad  Bomber kills 33 at Iraq peace conference
  Alabama
Mar.11   West Germany
  A gunman dressed in military gear killed 16 people in a shooting spree in Germany before he was shot dead by police.    Tim Kretschmer, 17, began his rampage at a school where he used to be a student....
 Pakistan  Protesters start march Mar.12  Baghdad  Iraqi jailed for Bush shoe attack  Kabul  Taliban poised at the gates of Kabul Mar.13   Switzerland Switzerland eases banking secrecy  Washington  US drops 'enemy combatant' term  London  G20 ministers meet amid divisions  Darfur  Abducted aid workers reportedly freed Mar.14   London   G20 leaders vow to restore growth   Finance ministers from the rich and emerging nations have pledged to make a 'sustained effort' to pull the world economy out of recession  Madagascar  President Ravalomanana defies ultimatum  Pakistan  Sharif placed under house arrest Mar.15  West Bank  Police officers shot dead  Pakistan  Judge sacked by Musharraf to return  El Salvador  Leftist Funes claims presidency Mar.16  Austria  Fritzl admits rape, denies murder  Madagascar  Opposition leader claims mandate Mar.17  Moscow  Russia announces major arms buildup  Madagascar  President Ravalomanana steps down  Washington  US Treasury 'to reclaim AIG cash'   Cameroon   Pope visits Africa, reaffirms condom ban
  Benedict XVI refused to soften the Vatican's ban on condom use as he arrived in Africa for his first visit to the continent as pope
Mar.18  Austria  Josef Fritzl admits all charges   Washington Fed pumps $1.2tn into US economy
 Canada  Actress Richardson dies aged 45 Mar.19   Austria   Fritzl jailed for life in dungeon incest case   A jury has found Josef Fritzl guilty of raping and imprisoning his daughter for more than two decades and sentenced him to life in prison Mar.20   Iran Obama offers Iran 'new beginning'   Global   IMF: Global economy worst in 60 years
  The economic slowdown is so severe that the worldwide economy will contract for the first time in 60 years
 The total of goods and services produced around the world is projected to slump by 1% in 2009, compared with a 3.2 % growth rate the year before
 Washington  U.S. suspended aid for Madagascar Mar.21  Iran  Ali Khamenei: Obama rhetoric not enough   Madagascar Opposition leader becomes president  After two months of political turmoil, Andry Rajoelina was inaugurated in front of thousands of supporters as Madagascar's president  Venezuela  Military 'seizes ports'   Pakistan Judge Chaudhry regains top post Mar.22  Angola  Pope Mass draws big crowds  Japan  2 die as cargo plane crash lands  Mountain States  'Children die' in plane crash Mar.23  Washington  US unveils $1tn toxic asset plan  South Africa  Dalai Lama refused visa for peace summit Mar.24  Washington  Obama to beef up Mexico border policy  Washington  Obama pledges economic recovery  Darfur  U.N.: One million people at risk in Darfur Mar.25  China  YouTube blocked in China Mar.26  Turkey  Ultra-nationalist in chopper crash  North Korea  U.S. Navy deploys as N. K. readies rocket  Jakarta  28 dead after dam bursts Mar.27   Tribal Areas Mosque attack kills 50  Washington  US rethinks Afghanistan strategy  Turkey  Bodies found at helicopter crash site  Jakarta  Suburban 'tsunami' kills 77  U. S. Midwest  Flood fear forces evacuations Mar.28   London Thousands join G-20 protest   Global Lights go out across planet for Earth Hour Mar.29  Canada  Major cyber spy network uncovered   Detroit GM chairman to leave car maker   Lahore Gun battle at police academy  Washington  U.S. prepared to hit targets in Pakistan Mar.30  Washington  Obama gets tough with carmakers  Libya  Fishing boats sink off Libyan coast Mar.31  Libya  Hundreds feared drowned off Libya  Jerusalem  Netanyahu sworn in as Israeli PM


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USA
Obama reaches out to Russia over Iran
Obama reversed stem cell ban
U.S. suspended aid for Madagascar
US unveils $1tn toxic asset plan
Obama to beef up Mexico border policy
Ten die in shooting spree
US drops 'enemy combatant' term
Obama to beef up Mexico border policy
AIG reports record $61.7bn loss
US Treasury 'to reclaim AIG cash'
Fed pumps $1.2tn into US economy
US unveils $1tn toxic asset plan
Obama pledges economic recovery
GM chairman to leave car maker
US drops 'enemy combatant' term
US rethinks Afghanistan strategy
U.S. prepared to hit targets in Pakistan
'Children die' in plane crash
Flood fear forces evacuations
Washington
Obama reaches out to Russia over Iran
Obama reversed stem cell ban
U.S. suspended aid for Madagascar
US unveils $1tn toxic asset plan
US drops 'enemy combatant' term
Obama to beef up Mexico border policy
US Treasury 'to reclaim AIG cash'
Fed pumps $1.2tn into US economy
US unveils $1tn toxic asset plan
Obama pledges economic recovery
US drops 'enemy combatant' term
US rethinks Afghanistan strategy
U.S. prepared to hit targets in Pakistan
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European Union
EU 'consensus' to tackle crisis
G20 ministers meet amid divisions
G20 leaders vow to restore growth
Thousands join G-20 protest
Arrest warrant issued for Sudan leader
Two die in Army attack
Police officer shot dead in town
16 killed in school shooting
Fritzl jailed for life in dungeon incest case
EU 'consensus' to tackle crisis
G20 ministers meet amid divisions
G20 leaders vow to restore growth
Two die in Army attack
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Pakistan
Protesters start march
Sharif placed under house arrest
Judge Chaudhry regains top post
Gunmen attack Sri Lankan cricket team
Police hunt cricket attack gunmen
Mosque attack kills 50
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Gun battle at police academy
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Southern Africa
PM's wife killed in car crash
President Ravalomanana defies ultimatum
Opposition leader becomes president
Pope Mass draws big crowds
Dalai Lama refused visa for peace summit
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Opposition leader claims mandate
PM's wife killed in car crash
Arab Countries
Donors asked to pledge Gaza cash
Sudan orders aid agency expulsions
Bomber kills 33 at Iraq peace conference
Iraqi jailed for Bush shoe attack
Abducted aid workers reportedly freed
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U.N.: One million people at risk in Darfur
Hundreds feared drowned off Libya
United Kingdom
G20 ministers meet amid divisions
G20 leaders vow to restore growth
Thousands join G-20 protest
Two die in Army attack
Police officer shot dead in town
G20 ministers meet amid divisions
G20 leaders vow to restore growth
Two die in Army attack
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EU 'consensus' to tackle crisis   Donors asked to pledge Gaza cash  International donors are to meet as they are expected to pledge billions of dollars to rebuild Gaza after Israel's recent offensive President shot dead Map of Guinea-Bissau


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Mar.1   Belgium
 UN Tribunal  U.N. opens Hariri assassination case
 Spain  Mixed results in elections
  Egypt  
 Bangladesh  70 army officers still missing


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Mar.2   Guinea-Bissau  
  Renegade soldiers have shot dead Joao Bernardo Vieira as a revenge, after the army chief of staff died in an explosion a few hours earlier
  USA   AIG reports record $61.7bn loss
  Insurance giant AIG has reported a loss of $61.7bn in the final three months of 2008 - the largest quarterly loss in corporate history
  Cuba Cuban shake-up claims key figures
 Egypt  U.S. offers $900 million to Palestinians   Lahore   Gunmen attack Sri Lankan cricket team Map of Lahore
  At least 7 security people were killed and at least 8 members of the cricket team were wounded in a well-coordinated attack.    Gunmen have attacked a bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team on its way to pl...
 Japan  Japanese stocks skirt record low

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Mar.3   Bangladesh Police hold leader of mutiny
  Lahore Police hunt cricket attack gunmen   Washington Obama reaches out to Russia over Iran  Sri Lanka  ICRC warns of S Lanka 'disaster'  Sri Lanka  Sri Lanka cricketers arrive home  Peru  Mudslide kills 10 at gold mine

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Mar.4   Hague     Arrest warrant issued for Sudan leader
Map of Hague
  The International Criminal Court at the Hague issued an arrest warrant for President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for a five-year campaign of violenc
 The court in stopped short of accusing Omar al-Bashir of genocide. Omar al-Bashir denies the charges and has dismissed any ICC ruling as worthless
  Beijing   Economy tops China's congress meeting
  At the National People's Congress Premier Wen Jiabao pledging economic growth amid a growing national deficit and the global financial crisis.    Wen said there would be a $500bn investment...
  Sudan Sudan orders aid agency expulsions
 Beijing  China 'faces most difficult year'

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Mar.5   NATO     NATO to resume Russian contacts  NATO ministers have agreed to resume high-level contacts with Russia, making what US Secretary of State Clinton called a'fresh start'  Sudan  Bashir vows to defy Darfur charge  UN  UN pleads with Sudan over aid ban  London  UK lawmakers meet with militant groups  USA  After crash, Boeing sends memo to pilots   South Korea S Korea diverts jets over threats
 Washington  White House meets Darfur aid groups

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Mar.6  USA  US jobless rate increases to 8.1%   Zimbabwe   PM's wife killed in car crash
  Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai was in stable condition and recovering from head injuries after a car wreck that killed his wife, Susan.    Susan Tsvangirai was travelling with her husband south of Harare when their vehicle was in co...
 North Mexico  Troops into city stricken by drug war   Florida Nasa launches Earth hunter probe


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Mar.7  Zimbabwe  Tsvangirai claims fatal crash deliberate  Botswana  Zimbabwe PM seeks Botswana care   Northern Ireland   Two die in Army attack
Map of Antrim United Kingdom
  Two military personnel have been shot dead during a gun attack at a base in County Antrim. 2 further military personnel and 2 civilians injured
 The gunmen struck at Massereene army base in Antrim, 16 miles north of Belfast
 Guantanamo  MI5 telegrams 'fed interrogation'  Iraq  Study: Widows 'forgotten victims of Iraq'

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Mar.8  Ireland  'Real IRA was behind army attack'  Northern Ireland  Soldiers murdered as they lay on ground   Washington     Obama reversed stem cell ban
  President Barack Obama lifts restrictions on federal funding for research on new stem cell lines, a major reversal of US policy


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Mar.9   Zimbabwe Tsvangirai rules out foul play in fatal crash
  Northern Ireland   Police officer shot dead in town   The attack happened near Lismore Manor, in Craigavon, as officers investigated reports of suspicious activity   North Korea N. Kor. Warns against satellite interception  Tibet  Tensions high in advance of anniversary

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Mar.10   China   China: U.S. ship violated international law  China's state-run media: A U.S. surveillance ship violated Chinese and international laws during patrols more than 100 miles off the Chinese...   Baghdad   Bomber kills 33 at Iraq peace conference  At least 33 people were killed and 46 wounded in a suicide car bombing targeting a national reconciliation conference in western Baghdad  Zimbabwe  Mugabe attends S. Tsvangirai memorial   Alabama   Ten die in shooting spree
Map of Alabama
  In a series of shootings across two towns in at least four separate shooting incidents. The gunman killed himself.    The shooting spree spanned two small southern Alabama towns. The gunman, who turned th...
 Guantanamo  Gitmo prisoners defend 9/11 attack  New York  Banking stocks lead markets surge  Northern England  Gerrard double as Reds destroy Real

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Mar.11   West Germany   16 killed in school shooting
Map of Winnenden Germany
  A gunman dressed in military gear killed 16 people in a shooting spree in Germany before he was shot dead by police
 Tim Kretschmer, 17, began his rampage at a school where he used to be a student. He broke into the school, went into the classroom and shot wildly around himself
 Northern Ireland  Thousands attend murder protests  Germany  Germany stunned by shooting spree  Jerusalem  Farmers find monastery beneath soil   Pakistan Protesters start march

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Mar.12   Baghdad Iraqi jailed for Bush shoe attack
  Kabul Taliban poised at the gates of Kabul  Germany  Killer warning: I'm going to give them hell  New York  Madoff admits $50bn fraud scheme  Jerusalem  Ex-president Katsav blasts legal 'lynching'  Netherlands  7 accused of Amsterdam bomb plot  Beijing  China expects 2010 world recovery

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Mar.13   Switzerland   Switzerland eases banking secrecy
  The world's largest offshore financial centre has agreed to accept concessions on bank secrecy
 London  'High risk' of plane fault repeat   Washington   US drops 'enemy combatant' term  The US is abandoning its use of the term 'enemy combatants' to describe terror suspects - ending a key policy of the Bush administration   London G20 ministers meet amid divisions
  Darfur Abducted aid workers reportedly freed  Queensland  Australia declares oil spill disaster

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Mar.14   London     G20 leaders vow to restore growth
  Finance ministers from the rich and emerging nations have pledged to make a 'sustained effort' to pull the world economy out of recession
 Commitment to fight all forms of protectionism and maintain open trade and investment. A key commitment to restoring bank lending
  Madagascar   President Ravalomanana defies ultimatum   Marc Ravalomanana has defied an ultimatum to resign in the face of a mass opposition rally in the capital, Antananarivo  Japan  Destroyers set sail on anti-piracy mission   Pakistan   Sharif placed under house arrest  Pakistan has placed opposition leader Nawaz Sharif, who heads the Pakistan Muslim League - N (PML-N), under house arrest for three days  Osama bin Laden  Bin Laden tape: Gaza offensive holocaust

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Mar.15  Lahore  Police battle defiant protesters  Lahore  Ex-PM Sharif ignores 'arrest'   West Bank Police officers shot dead   Pakistan Judge sacked by Musharraf to return   El Salvador   Leftist Funes claims presidency  Mauricio Funes is a member of FMLN, a political party that waged guerrilla war against the government 17 years ago

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Mar.16   Austria Fritzl admits rape, denies murder
 Iran  Khatami won't run for president   Madagascar Opposition leader claims mandate  Washington  Obama anger at AIG bonus payouts  Madagascar  Violence flares at presidential palace

March 17 ... more > Top ^

Mar.17   Moscow Russia announces major arms buildup
  Madagascar President Ravalomanana steps down  China  North Korean premier arrives in China  Austria  Fritzl's face is caught on camera   Washington US Treasury 'to reclaim AIG cash'  Baghdad  Iraq pushes 'Chemical Ali's' execution  Madagascar  Military backs rival   Cameroon     Pope visits Africa, reaffirms condom ban
  Benedict XVI refused to soften the Vatican's ban on condom use as he arrived in Africa for his first visit to the continent as pope
 U.S. Senate  Bloody war crossing U.S. border

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Mar.18   Austria Josef Fritzl admits all charges   Washington   Fed pumps $1.2tn into US economy
  The Federal Reserve will buy almost $1.2 trillion worth of debt to help boost lending and promote economic recovery
  Canada   Actress Richardson dies aged 45   British actress Natasha Richardson, 45, has died from head injuries sustained in a skiing accident at the Mont Tremblant resort  Gambia  1,000 seized in 'witch-hunt'  North Korea  North Korea 'holds US reporters'

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Mar.19   Austria     Fritzl jailed for life in dungeon incest case
  A jury has found Josef Fritzl guilty of raping and imprisoning his daughter for more than two decades and sentenced him to life in prison
 Fritzl, who kept his daughter in a cellar and fathered her seven children, is found guilty on all charges and sentenced to life in a psychiatric institution
 Argentina  Thousands protest crime  House of Representatives  US lawmakers vote for bonus tax  Iran  Jailed blogger is dead, lawyer says  Southern California  Obama promotes reforms on TV show  Belgium  EU aims to double emergency cash

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Mar.20   Iran     Obama offers Iran 'new beginning'
  US President has offered 'a new beginning' of engagement with Tehran in an unprecedented direct video message to the Iranian people.    An advisor to Iran's pres...
 Gulf  US navy vessels collide in Gulf  Washington  U.S. crew: 'Chinese aggression'  France  Renault jobs row rocks EU summit   Global     IMF: Global economy worst in 60 years
  The economic slowdown is so severe that the worldwide economy will contract for the first time in 60 years
 The total of goods and services produced around the world is projected to slump by 1% in 2009, compared with a 3.2 % growth rate the year before
  Washington U.S. suspended aid for Madagascar

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Mar.21   Iran Ali Khamenei: Obama rhetoric not enough
 Scotland  British helos grounded after Canada crash   Madagascar   Opposition leader becomes president
  After two months of political turmoil, Andry Rajoelina was inaugurated in front of thousands of supporters as Madagascar's president
 The event, which took place at a soccer stadium in Antananarivo, was broadcast on national TV
  Venezuela Military 'seizes ports'  Washington  Obama fends off Geithner doubters   Pakistan   Judge Chaudhry regains top post
  Sacked Supreme Court chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry has formally returned to his post following months of mass protests
 Venezuela  Chavez cuts budget over oil price  Wales  Grand slam triumph for champions Ireland

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Mar.22   Angola     Pope Mass draws big crowds   Hundreds of thousands gathered to hear to Benedict XVI give an open-air Mass, a day after a deadly stampede at another event  India  Premier League moved outside India  Turkey  Turkey to let U.S. troops cross its territory   Japan 2 die as cargo plane crash lands   Mountain States   'Children die' in plane crash   The light aircraft went down in a cemetery as it approached the airport, killing at least 16 people on board

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Mar.23   Washington   US unveils $1tn toxic asset plan  The US has announced details of a plan to buy up to $1 trillion worth of toxic assets to help repair banks' balance sheets   South Africa     Dalai Lama refused visa for peace summit  South Africa has refused the Tibetan spiritual leader a visa to attend an international peace conference in Johannesburg  India  Nano car to be launched in July  New York  Top AIG bosses 'to repay bonuses'

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Mar.24  Washington  Obama calls global economic cooperation  India  IPL will switch to South Africa  Washington  Fed wanted to block AIG bonuses   Washington Obama to beef up Mexico border policy
  Washington Obama pledges economic recovery   Darfur U.N.: One million people at risk in Darfur  Japan  February exports halved

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Mar.25   China YouTube blocked in China
 Jerusalem  Netanyahu 'will be peace partner'  Indonesia  Islam helps shape coming elections  Mexico  Clinton admits US blame on drugs  Taiwan  Ex-President Chen Shui-bian goes on trial

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Mar.26   Turkey Ultra-nationalist in chopper crash
 United Kingdom  Police to probe UK torture claims  Washington  US plans to rein in Wall Street  Thailand  Protesters surround govt. headquarters   North Korea U.S. Navy deploys as N. K. readies rocket  UN Security Council  UN urges Sudanese rethink on aid  North Mexico  U.S. marshal's body found in Mexico   Jakarta 28 dead after dam bursts

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Mar.27   Tribal Areas   Mosque attack kills 50
Map of Jamrud Khyber Pakistan
  The attack was a suicide bombing and the mosque has collapsed; the death toll could rise to 70. More than 70 people have been hurt
  Washington US rethinks Afghanistan strategy   Turkey   Bodies found at helicopter crash site  48 hours after a harrowing distress call from a helicopter crash survivor in the mountains of eastern Turkey. None of the 6 people survived   Jakarta   Suburban 'tsunami' kills 77   Rescuers widened the search for victims in the aftermath of a flash flood that killed at least 77 people in the capital   U. S. Midwest Flood fear forces evacuations  Pakistan  US warns Pakistan on Taliban link

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Mar.28   London   Thousands join G-20 protest
  Despite fears of violence that have prompted a major security operation in the capital, the demonstration has so far been peaceful
  Global   Lights go out across planet for Earth Hour
  Lights were going out as millions of homes and businesses in major cities went dark for one hour to highlight concerns over climate change
 Chile  Biden appeals to G20 protesters

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Mar.29   Canada Major cyber spy network uncovered  Turkey  Vote tests Erdogan's mandate  Washington  US to consult Pakistan on strikes   Detroit   GM chairman to leave car maker
  The chief executive of struggling General Motors - Rick Wagoner - has agreed to step down immediately at the request of the White House
 Ivory Coast  Stadium stampede kills 22   Lahore   Gun battle at police academy Map of Lahore
  The authorities remained locked in a fierce gun battle with armed attackers who threw grenades inside a police training center.    Manawan police training school is on the outskirt...
  Washington U.S. prepared to hit targets in Pakistan

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Mar.30   Washington Obama gets tough with carmakers
 Lahore  Police academy recaptured   Libya Fishing boats sink off Libyan coast  London  Brown: G-20 will rise to challenge  Netherlands  Clinton won't rule out talks with Iran

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Mar.31   Libya     Hundreds feared drowned off Libya   International Organization for Migration: More than 200 African migrants are feared dead after their boat sank off the coast of Libya   Jerusalem     Netanyahu sworn in as Israeli PM  The parliament has sworn in Benjamin Netanyahu and approved the new right-leaning coalition cabinet by 69 votes to 45  London  G20 leaders gather amid security  Argentina  Post-junta president Alfonsin dies  UN  U.S. seeks seat on Human Rights Council


Police hold leader of mutiny   Arrest warrant issued for Sudan leader Map of Hague




World, March 2009 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2009
Mar.1  Bangladesh  70 army officers still missing
Mar.3   Bangladesh
Mar.3  Sri Lanka  ICRC warns of S Lanka 'disaster'
Mar.4   Hague
  The International Criminal Court at the Hague issued an arrest warrant for President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for a five-year campaign of violenc
 The court in stopped short of accusing Omar al-Bashir of genocide. Omar al-Bashir denies the charges and has dismissed any ICC ruling as worthless
Mar.5   South Korea S Korea diverts jets over threats Mar.6  North Mexico  Troops into city stricken by drug war Mar.7   Northern Ireland Two die in Army attack
Map of Antrim United Kingdom
  Two military personnel have been shot dead during a gun attack at a base in County Antrim. 2 further military personnel and 2 civilians injured
 The gunmen struck at Massereene army base in Antrim, 16 miles north of Belfast
Mar.7  Iraq  Study: Widows 'forgotten victims of Iraq' Mar.9   North Korea N. Kor. Warns against satellite interception Mar.10   China China: U.S. ship violated international law  China's state-run media: A U.S. surveillance ship violated Chinese and international laws during patrols more than 100 miles off the Chinese... Mar.12   Kabul Taliban poised at the gates of Kabul Mar.13   Washington US drops 'enemy combatant' term  The US is abandoning its use of the term 'enemy combatants' to describe terror suspects - ending a key policy of the Bush administration Mar.14  Japan  Destroyers set sail on anti-piracy mission Mar.14  Osama bin Laden  Bin Laden tape: Gaza offensive holocaust Mar.16   Madagascar Opposition leader claims mandate Mar.16  Madagascar  Violence flares at presidential palace Mar.17   Moscow Russia announces major arms buildup Mar.17  Madagascar  Military backs rival Mar.20  Gulf  US navy vessels collide in Gulf Mar.20  Washington  U.S. crew: 'Chinese aggression' Mar.21   Venezuela Military 'seizes ports' Mar.22  Turkey  Turkey to let U.S. troops cross its territory Mar.25  Jerusalem  Netanyahu 'will be peace partner' Mar.26   North Korea U.S. Navy deploys as N. K. readies rocket Mar.27   Washington US rethinks Afghanistan strategy Mar.29  Washington  US to consult Pakistan on strikes Mar.29   Lahore Gun battle at police academy Map of Lahore
  The authorities remained locked in a fierce gun battle with armed attackers who threw grenades inside a police training center.    Manawan police training school is on the outskirt...
Mar.29   Washington U.S. prepared to hit targets in Pakistan Mar.30  Lahore  Police academy recaptured



World, March 2009 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2009 Mar.3  Peru  Mudslide kills 10 at gold mine Mar.5  USA  After crash, Boeing sends memo to pilots Mar.6   Zimbabwe PM's wife killed in car crash
  Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai was in stable condition and recovering from head injuries after a car wreck that killed his wife, Susan.    Susan Tsvangirai was travelling with her husband south of Harare when their vehicle was in co...
Mar.13  London  'High risk' of plane fault repeat Mar.13  Queensland  Australia declares oil spill disaster Mar.20  Gulf  US navy vessels collide in Gulf Mar.21  Scotland  British helos grounded after Canada crash Mar.22   Japan 2 die as cargo plane crash lands
Mar.22   Mountain States 'Children die' in plane crash   The light aircraft went down in a cemetery as it approached the airport, killing at least 16 people on board Mar.24   Darfur U.N.: One million people at risk in Darfur Mar.26   Turkey Ultra-nationalist in chopper crash Mar.26   Jakarta 28 dead after dam bursts Mar.27   Turkey Bodies found at helicopter crash site  48 hours after a harrowing distress call from a helicopter crash survivor in the mountains of eastern Turkey. None of the 6 people survived Mar.27   Jakarta Suburban 'tsunami' kills 77   Rescuers widened the search for victims in the aftermath of a flash flood that killed at least 77 people in the capital Mar.27   U. S. Midwest Flood fear forces evacuations Mar.29  Ivory Coast  Stadium stampede kills 22 Mar.30   Libya Fishing boats sink off Libyan coast Mar.31   Libya   Hundreds feared drowned off Libya   International Organization for Migration: More than 200 African migrants are feared dead after their boat sank off the coast of Libya



World, March 2009 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2009 Mar.2   Lahore Gunmen attack Sri Lankan cricket team
Map of Lahore
  At least 7 security people were killed and at least 8 members of the cricket team were wounded in a well-coordinated attack.    Gunmen have attacked a bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team on its way to pl...
Mar.3  Sri Lanka  Sri Lanka cricketers arrive home Mar.10  Northern England  Gerrard double as Reds destroy Real Mar.21  Wales  Grand slam triumph for champions Ireland Mar.22  India  Premier League moved outside India Mar.24  India  IPL will switch to South Africa Mar.29  Ivory Coast  Stadium stampede kills 22



World, March 2009 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2009 Mar.1   Belgium EU 'consensus' to tackle crisis
Mar.2   USA AIG reports record $61.7bn loss
  Insurance giant AIG has reported a loss of $61.7bn in the final three months of 2008 - the largest quarterly loss in corporate history
Mar.2  Japan  Japanese stocks skirt record low Mar.4   Beijing Economy tops China's congress meeting
  At the National People's Congress Premier Wen Jiabao pledging economic growth amid a growing national deficit and the global financial crisis.    Wen said there would be a $500bn investment...
Mar.4  Beijing  China 'faces most difficult year' Mar.5  USA  After crash, Boeing sends memo to pilots Mar.5   South Korea S Korea diverts jets over threats
Mar.6  USA  US jobless rate increases to 8.1% Mar.10  New York  Banking stocks lead markets surge Mar.12  New York  Madoff admits $50bn fraud scheme Mar.12  Beijing  China expects 2010 world recovery Mar.13   Switzerland Switzerland eases banking secrecy
  The world's largest offshore financial centre has agreed to accept concessions on bank secrecy
Mar.13   London G20 ministers meet amid divisions
Mar.14   London   G20 leaders vow to restore growth
  Finance ministers from the rich and emerging nations have pledged to make a 'sustained effort' to pull the world economy out of recession
 Commitment to fight all forms of protectionism and maintain open trade and investment. A key commitment to restoring bank lending
Mar.16  Washington  Obama anger at AIG bonus payouts Mar.17   Washington US Treasury 'to reclaim AIG cash'
Mar.18   Washington Fed pumps $1.2tn into US economy
  The Federal Reserve will buy almost $1.2 trillion worth of debt to help boost lending and promote economic recovery
Mar.18   Canada Actress Richardson dies aged 45   British actress Natasha Richardson, 45, has died from head injuries sustained in a skiing accident at the Mont Tremblant resort Mar.19  House of Representatives  US lawmakers vote for bonus tax Mar.19  Southern California  Obama promotes reforms on TV show Mar.19  Belgium  EU aims to double emergency cash Mar.20  France  Renault jobs row rocks EU summit Mar.20   Global   IMF: Global economy worst in 60 years
  The economic slowdown is so severe that the worldwide economy will contract for the first time in 60 years
 The total of goods and services produced around the world is projected to slump by 1% in 2009, compared with a 3.2 % growth rate the year before
Mar.21   Venezuela Military 'seizes ports' Mar.21  Venezuela  Chavez cuts budget over oil price Mar.23   Washington US unveils $1tn toxic asset plan  The US has announced details of a plan to buy up to $1 trillion worth of toxic assets to help repair banks' balance sheets Mar.23  India  Nano car to be launched in July Mar.23  New York  Top AIG bosses 'to repay bonuses' Mar.24  Washington  Obama calls global economic cooperation Mar.24  Washington  Fed wanted to block AIG bonuses Mar.24   Washington Obama pledges economic recovery Mar.24  Japan  February exports halved Mar.25   China YouTube blocked in China Mar.26  Washington  US plans to rein in Wall Street Mar.29   Detroit GM chairman to leave car maker
  The chief executive of struggling General Motors - Rick Wagoner - has agreed to step down immediately at the request of the White House
Mar.30   Washington Obama gets tough with carmakers



World, March 2009 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2009 Mar.1  UN Tribunal  U.N. opens Hariri assassination case Mar.2   Guinea-Bissau President shot dead
Map of Guinea-Bissau
  Renegade soldiers have shot dead Joao Bernardo Vieira as a revenge, after the army chief of staff died in an explosion a few hours earlier
Mar.2   Lahore Gunmen attack Sri Lankan cricket team Map of Lahore
  At least 7 security people were killed and at least 8 members of the cricket team were wounded in a well-coordinated attack.    Gunmen have attacked a bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team on its way to pl...
Mar.3   Bangladesh Police hold leader of mutiny Mar.3   Lahore Police hunt cricket attack gunmen Mar.4   Hague   Arrest warrant issued for Sudan leader Map of Hague
  The International Criminal Court at the Hague issued an arrest warrant for President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for a five-year campaign of violenc
 The court in stopped short of accusing Omar al-Bashir of genocide. Omar al-Bashir denies the charges and has dismissed any ICC ruling as worthless
Mar.5  London  UK lawmakers meet with militant groups Mar.6  North Mexico  Troops into city stricken by drug war Mar.7  Zimbabwe  Tsvangirai claims fatal crash deliberate Mar.7   Northern Ireland Two die in Army attack Map of Antrim United Kingdom
  Two military personnel have been shot dead during a gun attack at a base in County Antrim. 2 further military personnel and 2 civilians injured
 The gunmen struck at Massereene army base in Antrim, 16 miles north of Belfast
Mar.7  Guantanamo  MI5 telegrams 'fed interrogation' Mar.8  Ireland  'Real IRA was behind army attack' Mar.8  Northern Ireland  Soldiers murdered as they lay on ground Mar.9   Northern Ireland Police officer shot dead in town   The attack happened near Lismore Manor, in Craigavon, as officers investigated reports of suspicious activity Mar.10   Baghdad Bomber kills 33 at Iraq peace conference  At least 33 people were killed and 46 wounded in a suicide car bombing targeting a national reconciliation conference in western Baghdad Mar.10   Alabama Ten die in shooting spree Map of Alabama
  In a series of shootings across two towns in at least four separate shooting incidents. The gunman killed himself.    The shooting spree spanned two small southern Alabama towns. The gunman, who turned th...
Mar.10  Guantanamo  Gitmo prisoners defend 9/11 attack Mar.11   West Germany 16 killed in school shooting Map of Winnenden Germany
  A gunman dressed in military gear killed 16 people in a shooting spree in Germany before he was shot dead by police
 Tim Kretschmer, 17, began his rampage at a school where he used to be a student. He broke into the school, went into the classroom and shot wildly around himself
Mar.11  Germany  Germany stunned by shooting spree Mar.12   Baghdad Iraqi jailed for Bush shoe attack Mar.12  Germany  Killer warning: I'm going to give them hell Mar.12  New York  Madoff admits $50bn fraud scheme Mar.12  Jerusalem  Ex-president Katsav blasts legal 'lynching' Mar.12  Netherlands  7 accused of Amsterdam bomb plot Mar.13   Washington US drops 'enemy combatant' term  The US is abandoning its use of the term 'enemy combatants' to describe terror suspects - ending a key policy of the Bush administration Mar.13   Darfur Abducted aid workers reportedly freed Mar.14  Japan  Destroyers set sail on anti-piracy mission Mar.15   West Bank Police officers shot dead Mar.16   Austria Fritzl admits rape, denies murder Mar.17  Austria  Fritzl's face is caught on camera Mar.17  Baghdad  Iraq pushes 'Chemical Ali's' execution Mar.17  U.S. Senate  Bloody war crossing U.S. border Mar.18   Austria Josef Fritzl admits all charges Mar.18  Gambia  1,000 seized in 'witch-hunt' Mar.19   Austria   Fritzl jailed for life in dungeon incest case
  A jury has found Josef Fritzl guilty of raping and imprisoning his daughter for more than two decades and sentenced him to life in prison
 Fritzl, who kept his daughter in a cellar and fathered her seven children, is found guilty on all charges and sentenced to life in a psychiatric institution
Mar.19  Argentina  Thousands protest crime Mar.24   Washington Obama to beef up Mexico border policy
Mar.25  Mexico  Clinton admits US blame on drugs Mar.25  Taiwan  Ex-President Chen Shui-bian goes on trial Mar.26  North Mexico  U.S. marshal's body found in Mexico Mar.27   Tribal Areas Mosque attack kills 50 Map of Jamrud Khyber Pakistan
  The attack was a suicide bombing and the mosque has collapsed; the death toll could rise to 70. More than 70 people have been hurt
Mar.27  Pakistan  US warns Pakistan on Taliban link Mar.29   Canada Major cyber spy network uncovered



World, March 2009 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2009 Mar.1   Belgium EU 'consensus' to tackle crisis
Mar.1  Spain  Mixed results in elections Mar.1   Egypt   Donors asked to pledge Gaza cash  International donors are to meet as they are expected to pledge billions of dollars to rebuild Gaza after Israel's recent offensive Mar.2   Cuba Cuban shake-up claims key figures Mar.2  Egypt  U.S. offers $900 million to Palestinians Mar.3   Washington Obama reaches out to Russia over Iran Mar.4   Beijing Economy tops China's congress meeting
  At the National People's Congress Premier Wen Jiabao pledging economic growth amid a growing national deficit and the global financial crisis.    Wen said there would be a $500bn investment...
Mar.4   Sudan Sudan orders aid agency expulsions
Mar.5   NATO   NATO to resume Russian contacts  NATO ministers have agreed to resume high-level contacts with Russia, making what US Secretary of State Clinton called a'fresh start' Mar.5  Sudan  Bashir vows to defy Darfur charge Mar.5  UN  UN pleads with Sudan over aid ban Mar.5  London  UK lawmakers meet with militant groups Mar.5  Washington  White House meets Darfur aid groups Mar.6   Zimbabwe PM's wife killed in car crash
  Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai was in stable condition and recovering from head injuries after a car wreck that killed his wife, Susan.    Susan Tsvangirai was travelling with her husband south of Harare when their vehicle was in co...
Mar.6   Florida Nasa launches Earth hunter probe
Mar.7  Botswana  Zimbabwe PM seeks Botswana care Mar.7  Iraq  Study: Widows 'forgotten victims of Iraq' Mar.8   Washington   Obama reversed stem cell ban
  President Barack Obama lifts restrictions on federal funding for research on new stem cell lines, a major reversal of US policy
Mar.9   Zimbabwe Tsvangirai rules out foul play in fatal crash
Mar.9   North Korea N. Kor. Warns against satellite interception Mar.9  Tibet  Tensions high in advance of anniversary Mar.10  Zimbabwe  Mugabe attends S. Tsvangirai memorial Mar.11  Northern Ireland  Thousands attend murder protests Mar.11  Jerusalem  Farmers find monastery beneath soil Mar.11   Pakistan Protesters start march Mar.12  Jerusalem  Ex-president Katsav blasts legal 'lynching' Mar.13   London G20 ministers meet amid divisions Mar.14   London   G20 leaders vow to restore growth
  Finance ministers from the rich and emerging nations have pledged to make a 'sustained effort' to pull the world economy out of recession
 Commitment to fight all forms of protectionism and maintain open trade and investment. A key commitment to restoring bank lending
Mar.14   Madagascar President Ravalomanana defies ultimatum   Marc Ravalomanana has defied an ultimatum to resign in the face of a mass opposition rally in the capital, Antananarivo Mar.14   Pakistan Sharif placed under house arrest  Pakistan has placed opposition leader Nawaz Sharif, who heads the Pakistan Muslim League - N (PML-N), under house arrest for three days Mar.14  Osama bin Laden  Bin Laden tape: Gaza offensive holocaust Mar.15  Lahore  Police battle defiant protesters Mar.15  Lahore  Ex-PM Sharif ignores 'arrest' Mar.15   Pakistan Judge sacked by Musharraf to return
Mar.15   El Salvador Leftist Funes claims presidency  Mauricio Funes is a member of FMLN, a political party that waged guerrilla war against the government 17 years ago Mar.16  Iran  Khatami won't run for president Mar.16   Madagascar Opposition leader claims mandate Mar.16  Washington  Obama anger at AIG bonus payouts Mar.17   Madagascar President Ravalomanana steps down Mar.17  China  North Korean premier arrives in China Mar.17   Washington US Treasury 'to reclaim AIG cash' Mar.17   Cameroon   Pope visits Africa, reaffirms condom ban
  Benedict XVI refused to soften the Vatican's ban on condom use as he arrived in Africa for his first visit to the continent as pope
Mar.17  U.S. Senate  Bloody war crossing U.S. border Mar.18  Gambia  1,000 seized in 'witch-hunt' Mar.18  North Korea  North Korea 'holds US reporters' Mar.19  Argentina  Thousands protest crime Mar.19  House of Representatives  US lawmakers vote for bonus tax Mar.19  Iran  Jailed blogger is dead, lawyer says Mar.19  Southern California  Obama promotes reforms on TV show Mar.20   Iran   Obama offers Iran 'new beginning'
  US President has offered 'a new beginning' of engagement with Tehran in an unprecedented direct video message to the Iranian people.    An advisor to Iran's pres...
Mar.20  France  Renault jobs row rocks EU summit Mar.20   Washington U.S. suspended aid for Madagascar
Mar.21   Iran Ali Khamenei: Obama rhetoric not enough Mar.21   Madagascar Opposition leader becomes president
  After two months of political turmoil, Andry Rajoelina was inaugurated in front of thousands of supporters as Madagascar's president
 The event, which took place at a soccer stadium in Antananarivo, was broadcast on national TV
Mar.21  Washington  Obama fends off Geithner doubters Mar.21   Pakistan Judge Chaudhry regains top post
  Sacked Supreme Court chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry has formally returned to his post following months of mass protests
Mar.21  Venezuela  Chavez cuts budget over oil price Mar.22   Angola   Pope Mass draws big crowds   Hundreds of thousands gathered to hear to Benedict XVI give an open-air Mass, a day after a deadly stampede at another event Mar.23   Washington US unveils $1tn toxic asset plan  The US has announced details of a plan to buy up to $1 trillion worth of toxic assets to help repair banks' balance sheets Mar.23   South Africa   Dalai Lama refused visa for peace summit  South Africa has refused the Tibetan spiritual leader a visa to attend an international peace conference in Johannesburg Mar.24   Washington Obama to beef up Mexico border policy Mar.25   China YouTube blocked in China Mar.25  Jerusalem  Netanyahu 'will be peace partner' Mar.25  Indonesia  Islam helps shape coming elections Mar.25  Mexico  Clinton admits US blame on drugs Mar.25  Taiwan  Ex-President Chen Shui-bian goes on trial Mar.26  United Kingdom  Police to probe UK torture claims Mar.26  Washington  US plans to rein in Wall Street Mar.26  Thailand  Protesters surround govt. headquarters Mar.26  UN Security Council  UN urges Sudanese rethink on aid Mar.27  Pakistan  US warns Pakistan on Taliban link Mar.28   London Thousands join G-20 protest
  Despite fears of violence that have prompted a major security operation in the capital, the demonstration has so far been peaceful
Mar.28   Global Lights go out across planet for Earth Hour
  Lights were going out as millions of homes and businesses in major cities went dark for one hour to highlight concerns over climate change
Mar.28  Chile  Biden appeals to G20 protesters Mar.29  Turkey  Vote tests Erdogan's mandate Mar.30  London  Brown: G-20 will rise to challenge Mar.30  Netherlands  Clinton won't rule out talks with Iran Mar.31   Jerusalem   Netanyahu sworn in as Israeli PM  The parliament has sworn in Benjamin Netanyahu and approved the new right-leaning coalition cabinet by 69 votes to 45 Mar.31  London  G20 leaders gather amid security Mar.31  Argentina  Post-junta president Alfonsin dies Mar.31  UN  U.S. seeks seat on Human Rights Council