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03-02 Budget crisis is like wartime situation - PM Greece
2. 03-03 Greece backs new round of tax rises Greece
D. 03-08 Attack on Nigerian town kills hundreds Jos, Nigeria
E. 03-09 Israel approves new homes in E. Jerusalem Jerusalem
F. 03-16 Protesters carry blood to PM house Thailand
6. 03-19 BA cabin crew begin strike action London
H. 03-20 Pope says 'sorry' for Irish church abuse Vatican
8. 03-21 U.S. House passes health care vote House of Representatives
9. 03-22 Google stops censoring search in China China

Summary.     Click for More > Greece backs new round of tax rises Attack on Nigerian town kills hundreds Israel approves new homes in E. Jerusalem  Israel has approved the building of 1,600 new homes in east Jerusalem, in a move that threatens to overshadow Joe Biden's visit Protesters carry blood to PM house BA cabin crew begin strike action  British Airways cabin crew have begun strike action that will cause severe disruption to flights for the next 3 days   Pope says 'sorry' for Irish church abuse  Benedict XVI said he is 'truly sorry' for the abuse suffered by victims at the hands of Catholic priests in Ireland U.S. House passes health care vote
  Budget crisis is like wartime situation - PM
Mar.1  Chile  Extra troops deployed amid quake unrest
Mar.2   Greece
  Prime Minister George Papandreou has likened the country's budget crisis to a 'wartime situation' and said Greece was at risk of bankruptcy
 The government has approved a package of tax increases and spending cuts to save 4.8bn euros and ease its budget crisis, including rises in sales taxes, a cut in holiday bonuses paid to civil servants, and a pensions freeze. The EU had called for austerity measures
Mar.3   Greece
 Sunni Triangle  Suicide bombers target city of Baquba
 Barcelona  Giant waves hit cruise ship; 2 killed
Mar.4  House of Representatives  Congress panel accuses Turks of genocide
 Sweden  Baltic Sea ice traps passenger, cargo ships
 Turkey  Turkey anger at US Armenian vote
Mar.5  Seychelles  French team destroys pirate boats
Mar.6  Togo  Togo president 'wins re-election'
 Iceland  Plan to repay Icesave debts rejected
Mar.7  Iraq  Election hit by insurgent attacks
 Nigeria  Attack on town kills more than 100
 Lahore  Suicide bombing kills 11
 Los Angeles  'Hurt Locker' is best picture, wins 6 Oscars
Mar.8   Nigeria
Mar.9   Jerusalem
 Jerusalem  Biden condemns new Israel housing units
 Jakarta  Militant Dulmatin killed
Mar.10  Mexico  Mogul Slim is world's richest person
Mar.11  Chile  Pinera sworn in as president
 Chile  Three strong earthquakes strike Chile
 Japan  Japan arrests anti-whaling activist
Mar.12  Lahore  At least 45 killed in Pakistan bombings
 Jerusalem  Israel seals off West Bank
 Washington  Clinton: Israeli action an 'insult'
Mar.13  Kandahar  Kandahar hit by suicide bombers, 30 dead
 Thailand  Tens of thousands in opposition rally
Mar.14  Milan  Beckham 'to miss World Cup with injury'
 Thailand  PM rejects protest ultimatum
Mar.15  Belgium  EU ministers agree Greek plan
Mar.16   Thailand
 Fiji  Fiji damage 'overwhelming,' PM says
Mar.17  Ireland  Cardinal apologizes for child abuse failures
 Nigeria  Acting president dissolves cabinet
Mar.19  UN  Quartet urges Israeli settlement freeze
  London
 Washington  Obama hails 'historic' healthcare vote
Mar.20   Vatican
 London  BA cancels nearly half of flights amid strike
Mar.21  Baghdad  Iraq vote recount calls rejected
 Beijing  China likely to see trade deficit
  House of Representatives
  The House passed the Senate's health care reform bill and a package of measures meant to reconcile differences with the Senate bill.    The compromise bill drafted by top Democrats will cost $940 billion over the next 10 years, cuts the deficit b...
Mar.22   China Google stops censoring search in China  Jerusalem  Netanyahu: Jerusalem not a settlement Mar.23  London  UK expels Israeli diplomat  Washington  Obama, Netanyahu meet amid strain Mar.24  Saudi Arabia  Saudis arrest 100 planning terror attacks  Ireland  Pope accepts resignation of Irish bishop  Washington  'No breakthrough' in US-Israeli talks Mar.25   Vatican   Pope accused of failing to act on abuse
  Benedict XVI has been accused of failing to act on complaints from two archbishops in the US about a priest who allegedly abused 200 deaf boys.    An archbishop wrote letters in 1996 to the Vatican watchdog led by Cardinal Ratzinger calling for disciplinary proceedings against Fr Lawrence M...
 Scotland  UK intercepts Russian bombers Mar.26   South Korea South Korean navy ship sinking near North Map of Baengnyeong Island South Korea
  104 crew members are on board the 1,500-ton ship in the Yellow Sea off the Seoul-controlled island of Baengnyeong, near North Korea.    About 40 sailors are missing. The patrol vessel, with 104 p...
  Washington U.S., Russia OK nuclear cuts  Gaza  Tanks 'enter Gaza' after deadly clashes  South Korea  S. Korea searches for sailors after sinking Mar.27  Baghdad  Allawi open to talks over new government   Congo DR Congo rebel massacre is uncovered Mar.28  Kabul  Obama arrives in Afghanistan  Switzerland  Armed robbers raid Swiss casino   Moscow Dozens killed in subway blasts
  Explosions rocked a pair of central Moscow subway stations during morning rush hour, killing at least 37 people and wounding 10 others.    The first blast happened at the city's central Lubyanka station killing 25. A second ...
 South Korea  Ship's section believed found Mar.29   Shanghai Rio Tinto executives jailed
 Myanmar  Suu Kyi's NLD party to boycott election  Moscow  Female suicide bombers blamed in attacks Mar.30  North Mexico  10 people, ages 8-21, shot dead  Serbia  MPs apology for Srebrenica massacre Mar.31  Haiti  UN Haiti donor pledges surpass targets  Saudi Arabia  Beheading planned in Saudi sorcery case


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Location Politics Crime & Justice Disasters War & Army Business
European Union
Budget crisis is like wartime situation - PM
Greece backs new round of tax rises
EU ministers agree Greek plan
Cardinal apologizes for child abuse failures
UK expels Israeli diplomat
Cardinal apologizes for child abuse failures
Giant waves hit cruise ship; 2 killed
Baltic Sea ice traps passenger, cargo ships
UK intercepts Russian bombers
Budget crisis is like wartime situation - PM
Greece backs new round of tax rises
EU ministers agree Greek plan
BA cabin crew begin strike action
USA
Congress panel accuses Turks of genocide
Clinton: Israeli action an 'insult'
Obama hails 'historic' healthcare vote
U.S. House passes health care vote
'No breakthrough' in US-Israeli talks
U.S., Russia OK nuclear cuts
Police warn: Stay out of Mexico towns
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Arab Countries
Election hit by insurgent attacks
Iraq vote recount calls rejected
Allawi open to talks over new government
Beheading planned in Saudi sorcery case
Suicide bombers target city of Baquba
Tamim murder conviction quashed
Election hit by insurgent attacks
Saudis arrest 100 planning terror attacks
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Tanks 'enter Gaza' after deadly clashes
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Washington
Congress panel accuses Turks of genocide
Clinton: Israeli action an 'insult'
U.S. House passes health care vote
'No breakthrough' in US-Israeli talks
U.S., Russia OK nuclear cuts
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Chile
Bachelet urges survivors to stay calm
Chile sacks official over tsunami alert
Pinera sworn in as president
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Extra troops deployed amid quake unrest
Bachelet urges survivors to stay calm
Aid starts to flow in quake-damaged Chile
Three strong earthquakes strike Chile
Extra troops deployed amid quake unrest
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Iraq
Election hit by insurgent attacks
Iraq vote recount calls rejected
Allawi open to talks over new government
Suicide bombers target city of Baquba
Polling stations bombed as election begins
Election hit by insurgent attacks
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Southeast Asia
Tens of thousands in opposition rally
PM rejects protest ultimatum
Protesters carry blood to PM house
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Militant Dulmatin killed
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Israel
Israel approves new homes in E. Jerusalem
Biden condemns new Israel housing units
Israel seals off West Bank
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Tanks 'enter Gaza' after deadly clashes
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Mar.1  Moscow  Medvedev rips Olympic 'fat cats'
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Mar.2  Chile  Bachelet urges survivors to stay calm
  Greece  
  Prime Minister George Papandreou has likened the country's budget crisis to a 'wartime situation' and said Greece was at risk of bankruptcy
 The government has approved a package of tax increases and spending cuts to save 4.8bn euros and ease its budget crisis, including rises in sales taxes, a cut in holiday bonuses paid to civil servants, and a pensions freeze. The EU had called for austerity measures


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Mar.3   Greece     Greece backs new round of tax rises
  The government has approved a new package of tax increases and spending cuts to save 4.8bn euros and ease its budget crisis
  Sunni Triangle Suicide bombers target city of Baquba  Tribal Areas  Pakistan takes Taliban haven   Barcelona   Giant waves hit cruise ship; 2 killed  Two passengers aboard a cruise ship were killed when 26-foot waves crashed into the Greece-based Louis Cruise Lines  Washington  Obama urges Congress to vote on health  Taiwan  6.4 quake hits southern Taiwan  Chile  Aid starts to flow in quake-damaged Chile

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Mar.4  Egypt  Tamim murder conviction quashed  Baghdad  Polling stations bombed as election begins   House of Representatives     Congress panel accuses Turks of genocide  House Foreign Affairs Committeel has described the killing of Armenians by Turkish forces during WWI as genocide, despite White House   Sweden Baltic Sea ice traps passenger, cargo ships
 Texas  Police warn: Stay out of Mexico towns   Turkey Turkey anger at US Armenian vote  Beijing  Economic concerns to dominate parliament

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Mar.5   Seychelles French team destroys pirate boats
 Washington  Obama to block vote on Turkey genocide  Chile  Chile sacks official over tsunami alert  Washington  Blackwater allegations prompt US review

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Mar.6  Global  Goal-line technology idea dropped  Helmand  UK's Brown visits troops in Afghanistan   Togo Togo president 'wins re-election'
  Iceland Plan to repay Icesave debts rejected  Berlin  Robbers raid hotel poker tournament  Iraq  Polls open for Iraq national election

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Mar.7   Iraq Election hit by insurgent attacks
  Nigeria Attack on town kills more than 100   Lahore Suicide bombing kills 11   Los Angeles 'Hurt Locker' is best picture, wins 6 Oscars

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Mar.8   Nigeria     Attack on Nigerian town kills hundreds
Map of Jos Nigeria
  The death toll violence in central Nigeria climbed to more than 200 after members of a machete-wielding Muslim group attacked a mostly Christian town.    Troops have now been deployed in the area and...
 Washington  US denies settlement West Bank breach  Haiti  Haiti frees missionary; leader still held  Israel  Joe Biden in Israel to press peace talks  Bangladesh  Burma refugees 'face starvation'

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Mar.9   Jerusalem   Israel approves new homes in E. Jerusalem
  Israel has approved the building of 1,600 new homes in east Jerusalem, in a move that threatens to overshadow Joe Biden's visit
 China  China may ban eating dogs, cats  Ireland  Police arrest 7 on murder plot charges   Jerusalem Biden condemns new Israel housing units
  Jakarta Militant Dulmatin killed

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Mar.10   Mexico Mogul Slim is world's richest person
 Somalia  Contractors divert Somalia aid

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Mar.11   Chile     Pinera sworn in as president  Sebastian Pinera has been sworn in as president, minutes after it was hit by the largest aftershock since devastating earthquake   Chile Three strong earthquakes strike Chile
 Somalia  Heavy fighting flared in the Somali capital  Athens  Thousands protest Greek austerity plan   Japan Japan arrests anti-whaling activist  New York  New York agrees 9/11 dust payout

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Mar.12   Lahore   At least 45 killed in Pakistan bombings   3 suicide attackers targeted a military convoy in a high-security area of Lahore, in the second attack on the Pakistani city this week   Jerusalem Israel seals off West Bank
 London  BA cabin crew to strike this month   Washington Clinton: Israeli action an 'insult'  Greece  EU close to Greece bail-out deal

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Mar.13   Kandahar   Kandahar hit by suicide bombers, 30 dead  40 more wounded in 4 bombings. The attackers struck near a prison, a hotel, a mosque and at a city centre road junction  Vatican  Vatican defends Pope in German scandal  Baghdad  PM's group leads in early election results   Thailand Tens of thousands in opposition rally
 Beijing  China denies currency undervalued

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Mar.14  Bahrain  Ferrari's Alonso wins season-opening F1  Washington  Obama aide condemns Israeli homes plan  Jerusalem  Israel to probe settlement announcement   Milan Beckham 'to miss World Cup with injury'
  Thailand PM rejects protest ultimatum  India  Bus plunges off bridge, kills 26

March 15 ... more > Top ^

Mar.15  Thailand  Protesters threaten to throw blood   Belgium     EU ministers agree Greek plan  After a meeting in Brussels, Europe's finance ministers have agreed how to help Greece in its battle to control its finances  San Diego  'Runaway Prius' claim dismissed by Toyota  Sri Lanka  General Fonseka set to face military trial  Washington  Envoy delays visit over Israeli settlement

March 16 ... more > Top ^

Mar.16  North Mexico  Calderon seeks US help on drugs war  Washington  Clinton affirms US support for Israel   Thailand   Protesters carry blood to PM house
  Thai protesters and a stepped-up security presence have negotiated an end to a protest at Abhisit's house
  Fiji Fiji damage 'overwhelming,' PM says  Haiti  Haiti 'needs $11.5bn' to rebuild

March 17 ... more > Top ^

Mar.17   Ireland   Cardinal apologizes for child abuse failures  The head of the Irish Catholic Church, Cardinal Sean Brady, admitted that the church's response to abuse had been 'hopelessly inadequate'   Nigeria Acting president dissolves cabinet
 Tribal Areas  al Qaeda operative believed killed  European Union  EU foreign chief to visit Gaza

March 18 ... more > Top ^

Mar.18  Moscow  Clinton in Russia for nuke, Mideast talks  Cuba  Castro supporters heckle protesters

March 19 ... more > Top ^

Mar.19   UN Quartet urges Israeli settlement freeze
 Australia  Rio Tinto signs mining deal with Chinalco   London   BA cabin crew begin strike action
  British Airways cabin crew have begun strike action that will cause severe disruption to flights for the next 3 days
  Washington Obama hails 'historic' healthcare vote  Vatican  Catholic abuse scandal goes global

March 20 ... more > Top ^

Mar.20   Vatican     Pope says 'sorry' for Irish church abuse
  Benedict XVI said he is 'truly sorry' for the abuse suffered by victims at the hands of Catholic priests in Ireland
 The pope addressed the crisis that has rocked the Irish Catholic Church in an 18-page letter, which was made public
  London BA cancels nearly half of flights amid strike  House of Representatives  Obama in final health vote push  Ruhr  Klitschko Kos Chambers to keep titles  Iceland  Volcano erupts in south Iceland

March 21 ... more > Top ^

Mar.21   Baghdad Iraq vote recount calls rejected
  Beijing China likely to see trade deficit  Queensland  Cyclone makes landfall  House of Representatives  Debate under way in on healthcare bill   House of Representatives   U.S. House passes health care vote
  The House passed the Senate's health care reform bill and a package of measures meant to reconcile differences with the Senate bill
 The compromise bill drafted by top Democrats will cost $940 billion over the next 10 years, cuts the deficit by $138 billion during that period. It would reduce the deficit by another $1.2 trillion in the following decade
 Shanghai  4 Tio Tinto employees on trial for bribery  USA  Tiger Woods 'nervous' about reception

March 22 ... more > Top ^

Mar.22  Qatar  Bid on elephant ivory trade rejected   China   Google stops censoring search in China
  Google has stopped censoring its search results in China, ignoring warnings by the country's authorities
 Washington  Clinton warns Israel faces 'difficult' choices   Jerusalem Netanyahu: Jerusalem not a settlement

March 23 ... more > Top ^

Mar.23   London UK expels Israeli diplomat
  Washington Obama, Netanyahu meet amid strain

March 24 ... more > Top ^

Mar.24   Saudi Arabia     Saudis arrest 100 planning terror attacks  101 people accused of planning attacks against police and oil installations have been arrested   Ireland Pope accepts resignation of Irish bishop
 Somalia  'Pirate' shot as attack repelled  Jerusalem  More housing approved in E. Jerusalem  Washington  US and Israel in last-minute talks   Washington     'No breakthrough' in US-Israeli talks  PM Benjamin Netanyahu left Washington after two days of meetings aimed at getting peace talks with Palestinians back on track

March 25 ... more > Top ^

Mar.25   Vatican     Pope accused of failing to act on abuse
  Benedict XVI has been accused of failing to act on complaints from two archbishops in the US about a priest who allegedly abused 200 deaf boys
 An archbishop wrote letters in 1996 to the Vatican watchdog led by Cardinal Ratzinger calling for disciplinary proceedings against Fr Lawrence Murphy, who was a priest, believed to have molested some 200 boys at St John's School for the Deaf in St Francis, Wisconsin, between 1950 and 1974
  Scotland UK intercepts Russian bombers  Berlin  Merkel firm on IMF rescue for Greece  Belgium  Deal reached over Greece debts  Vatican  Vatican denies abuse claim cover-up

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Mar.26   South Korea   South Korean navy ship sinking near North
Map of Baengnyeong Island South Korea
  104 crew members are on board the 1,500-ton ship in the Yellow Sea off the Seoul-controlled island of Baengnyeong, near North Korea
 About 40 sailors are missing. The patrol vessel, with 104 people aboard, sank after an explosion tore through its hull
  Washington   U.S., Russia OK nuclear cuts
  President Obama: The United States and Russia have reached 'the most comprehensive arms control agreement in nearly two decades'
  Gaza Tanks 'enter Gaza' after deadly clashes
 Morocco  Head of Abu Dhabi sovereign fund missing   South Korea S. Korea searches for sailors after sinking  Baghdad  PM Maliki vows to challenge vote

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Mar.27   Baghdad   Allawi open to talks over new government  Ayad Allawi, the former prime minister and leader of the winning coalition in the election, said he's open to direct talks with all parties   Congo   DR Congo rebel massacre is uncovered
  Evidence of the massacre of at least 321 people by Lord's Resistance Army has been uncovered
 Chile  Preisdent Pinera marks month since quake

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Mar.28   Kabul     Obama arrives in Afghanistan  President Obama and Afghanistan's president Hamid Karzai took part in a 10-minute arrival ceremony before walking into the palace   Switzerland   Armed robbers raid Swiss casino   About 10 men armed with pistols and small machine guns raided a casino and made off into France with several hundred thousand Swiss francs  Jerusalem  Israel to seal off West Bank  Colombia  FARC rebels release Colombian soldier  Afghanistan  Barack Obama rallies forces on visit   Moscow   Dozens killed in subway blasts
  Explosions rocked a pair of central Moscow subway stations during morning rush hour, killing at least 37 people and wounding 10 others
 The first blast happened at the city's central Lubyanka station killing 25. A second explosion less than an hour afterwards happened at the Park Kultury station killing 12
  South Korea Ship's section believed found

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Mar.29   Shanghai   Rio Tinto executives jailed
Map of Shanghai
  A court has sentenced an Australian mining executive to 10 years for bribery and stealing commercial secrets in the Rio Tinto case
  Myanmar Suu Kyi's NLD party to boycott election   Moscow Female suicide bombers blamed in attacks  Falklands  Falklands blow for UK oil company  Moscow  Bombing masterminds 'will be destroyed'  China  Rio sacks staff jailed by China for bribery  Moscow  Moscow mourns victims of Metro bombings

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Mar.30   North Mexico 10 people, ages 8-21, shot dead
 Moscow  Putin demands Moscow bombers caught  Morocco  Missing sheikh found dead after crash  South Korea  Navy diver dies in rescue effort   Serbia   MPs apology for Srebrenica massacre  Serbia's parliament has passed a landmark resolution offering an apology for the massacre in 1995 - the worst incident of the Bosnian War  Colombia  Farc rebels release soldier Pablo Moncayo  Japan  Outrage over 'RapeLay' video game

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Mar.31  Kenya  Kenyan leaders could face charges  Pakistan  Americans face terror trial in Pakistan  UN  UN chief urges support for $4bn Haiti plan  India  India and Pakistan unite in marriage   Haiti UN Haiti donor pledges surpass targets
  Saudi Arabia Beheading planned in Saudi sorcery case


Extra troops deployed amid quake unrest   Thousands of troops are heading to the devastated earthquake zone as reports emerge of desperate survivors turning to looting and arson   Congress panel accuses Turks of genocide  House Foreign Affairs Committeel has described the killing of Armenians by Turkish forces during WWI as genocide, despite White House French team destroys pirate boats Militant Dulmatin killed UK intercepts Russian bombers South Korean navy ship sinking near North Map of Baengnyeong Island South Korea




World, March 2010 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2010
Mar.1   Chile
Mar.3  Tribal Areas  Pakistan takes Taliban haven
Mar.4   House of Representatives
Mar.5   Seychelles
Mar.5  Washington  Obama to block vote on Turkey genocide
Mar.5  Washington  Blackwater allegations prompt US review
Mar.6  Helmand  UK's Brown visits troops in Afghanistan
Mar.9   Jakarta
Mar.11  Somalia  Heavy fighting flared in the Somali capital
Mar.15  Sri Lanka  General Fonseka set to face military trial
Mar.25   Scotland
Mar.26   South Korea
  104 crew members are on board the 1,500-ton ship in the Yellow Sea off the Seoul-controlled island of Baengnyeong, near North Korea
 About 40 sailors are missing. The patrol vessel, with 104 people aboard, sank after an explosion tore through its hull
Mar.26   Gaza Tanks 'enter Gaza' after deadly clashes Mar.26   South Korea S. Korea searches for sailors after sinking Mar.27   Congo DR Congo rebel massacre is uncovered
  Evidence of the massacre of at least 321 people by Lord's Resistance Army has been uncovered
Mar.28  Colombia  FARC rebels release Colombian soldier Mar.28  Afghanistan  Barack Obama rallies forces on visit Mar.28   South Korea Ship's section believed found
Mar.30  South Korea  Navy diver dies in rescue effort Mar.30  Colombia  Farc rebels release soldier Pablo Moncayo



World, March 2010 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2010 Mar.1   Chile Extra troops deployed amid quake unrest   Thousands of troops are heading to the devastated earthquake zone as reports emerge of desperate survivors turning to looting and arson Mar.2  Chile  Bachelet urges survivors to stay calm Mar.3   Barcelona Giant waves hit cruise ship; 2 killed  Two passengers aboard a cruise ship were killed when 26-foot waves crashed into the Greece-based Louis Cruise Lines Mar.3  Taiwan  6.4 quake hits southern Taiwan Mar.3  Chile  Aid starts to flow in quake-damaged Chile Mar.4   Sweden Baltic Sea ice traps passenger, cargo ships
Mar.5  Chile  Chile sacks official over tsunami alert Mar.8  Bangladesh  Burma refugees 'face starvation' Mar.11   Chile Three strong earthquakes strike Chile Mar.14  India  Bus plunges off bridge, kills 26 Mar.16   Fiji Fiji damage 'overwhelming,' PM says Mar.16  Haiti  Haiti 'needs $11.5bn' to rebuild Mar.20  Iceland  Volcano erupts in south Iceland Mar.21  Queensland  Cyclone makes landfall Mar.22  Qatar  Bid on elephant ivory trade rejected Mar.26   South Korea South Korean navy ship sinking near North Map of Baengnyeong Island South Korea
  104 crew members are on board the 1,500-ton ship in the Yellow Sea off the Seoul-controlled island of Baengnyeong, near North Korea
 About 40 sailors are missing. The patrol vessel, with 104 people aboard, sank after an explosion tore through its hull
Mar.26  Morocco  Head of Abu Dhabi sovereign fund missing Mar.26   South Korea S. Korea searches for sailors after sinking Mar.27  Chile  Preisdent Pinera marks month since quake Mar.28   South Korea Ship's section believed found Mar.30  Morocco  Missing sheikh found dead after crash Mar.30  South Korea  Navy diver dies in rescue effort Mar.31  UN  UN chief urges support for $4bn Haiti plan Mar.31   Haiti UN Haiti donor pledges surpass targets



World, March 2010 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2010 Mar.2   Greece   Budget crisis is like wartime situation - PM
  Prime Minister George Papandreou has likened the country's budget crisis to a 'wartime situation' and said Greece was at risk of bankruptcy
 The government has approved a package of tax increases and spending cuts to save 4.8bn euros and ease its budget crisis, including rises in sales taxes, a cut in holiday bonuses paid to civil servants, and a pensions freeze. The EU had called for austerity measures
Mar.3   Greece   Greece backs new round of tax rises
  The government has approved a new package of tax increases and spending cuts to save 4.8bn euros and ease its budget crisis
Mar.4  Beijing  Economic concerns to dominate parliament Mar.6   Iceland Plan to repay Icesave debts rejected
Mar.7   Los Angeles 'Hurt Locker' is best picture, wins 6 Oscars Mar.9  China  China may ban eating dogs, cats Mar.10   Mexico Mogul Slim is world's richest person Mar.11  New York  New York agrees 9/11 dust payout Mar.12  London  BA cabin crew to strike this month Mar.12  Greece  EU close to Greece bail-out deal Mar.13  Beijing  China denies currency undervalued Mar.15   Belgium   EU ministers agree Greek plan  After a meeting in Brussels, Europe's finance ministers have agreed how to help Greece in its battle to control its finances Mar.15  San Diego  'Runaway Prius' claim dismissed by Toyota Mar.16  Haiti  Haiti 'needs $11.5bn' to rebuild Mar.19  Australia  Rio Tinto signs mining deal with Chinalco Mar.19   London BA cabin crew begin strike action
  British Airways cabin crew have begun strike action that will cause severe disruption to flights for the next 3 days
Mar.19   Washington Obama hails 'historic' healthcare vote Mar.20   London BA cancels nearly half of flights amid strike Mar.21   Beijing China likely to see trade deficit Mar.21   House of Representatives U.S. House passes health care vote
  The House passed the Senate's health care reform bill and a package of measures meant to reconcile differences with the Senate bill
 The compromise bill drafted by top Democrats will cost $940 billion over the next 10 years, cuts the deficit by $138 billion during that period. It would reduce the deficit by another $1.2 trillion in the following decade
Mar.21  Shanghai  4 Tio Tinto employees on trial for bribery Mar.22   China Google stops censoring search in China
  Google has stopped censoring its search results in China, ignoring warnings by the country's authorities
Mar.25  Berlin  Merkel firm on IMF rescue for Greece Mar.25  Belgium  Deal reached over Greece debts Mar.29  Falklands  Falklands blow for UK oil company Mar.29  China  Rio sacks staff jailed by China for bribery Mar.30  Japan  Outrage over 'RapeLay' video game



World, March 2010 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2010 Mar.1  Moscow  Medvedev rips Olympic 'fat cats' Mar.6  Global  Goal-line technology idea dropped Mar.14  Bahrain  Ferrari's Alonso wins season-opening F1 Mar.14   Milan Beckham 'to miss World Cup with injury' Mar.20  Ruhr  Klitschko Kos Chambers to keep titles Mar.21  USA  Tiger Woods 'nervous' about reception Mar.31  India  India and Pakistan unite in marriage



World, March 2010 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2010 Mar.3   Sunni Triangle Suicide bombers target city of Baquba
Mar.4  Egypt  Tamim murder conviction quashed Mar.4  Baghdad  Polling stations bombed as election begins Mar.4  Texas  Police warn: Stay out of Mexico towns Mar.5   Seychelles French team destroys pirate boats Mar.6  Berlin  Robbers raid hotel poker tournament Mar.7   Iraq Election hit by insurgent attacks Mar.7   Nigeria Attack on town kills more than 100 Mar.7   Lahore Suicide bombing kills 11 Mar.8   Nigeria   Attack on Nigerian town kills hundreds Map of Jos Nigeria
  The death toll violence in central Nigeria climbed to more than 200 after members of a machete-wielding Muslim group attacked a mostly Christian town.    Troops have now been deployed in the area and...
Mar.8  Haiti  Haiti frees missionary; leader still held Mar.9  Ireland  Police arrest 7 on murder plot charges Mar.11   Japan Japan arrests anti-whaling activist Mar.12   Lahore At least 45 killed in Pakistan bombings   3 suicide attackers targeted a military convoy in a high-security area of Lahore, in the second attack on the Pakistani city this week Mar.13   Kandahar Kandahar hit by suicide bombers, 30 dead  40 more wounded in 4 bombings. The attackers struck near a prison, a hotel, a mosque and at a city centre road junction Mar.13  Vatican  Vatican defends Pope in German scandal Mar.15  Sri Lanka  General Fonseka set to face military trial Mar.16  North Mexico  Calderon seeks US help on drugs war Mar.17   Ireland Cardinal apologizes for child abuse failures  The head of the Irish Catholic Church, Cardinal Sean Brady, admitted that the church's response to abuse had been 'hopelessly inadequate' Mar.17  Tribal Areas  al Qaeda operative believed killed Mar.19  Vatican  Catholic abuse scandal goes global Mar.20   Vatican   Pope says 'sorry' for Irish church abuse
  Benedict XVI said he is 'truly sorry' for the abuse suffered by victims at the hands of Catholic priests in Ireland
 The pope addressed the crisis that has rocked the Irish Catholic Church in an 18-page letter, which was made public
Mar.21  Shanghai  4 Tio Tinto employees on trial for bribery Mar.24   Saudi Arabia   Saudis arrest 100 planning terror attacks  101 people accused of planning attacks against police and oil installations have been arrested Mar.24  Somalia  'Pirate' shot as attack repelled Mar.25   Vatican   Pope accused of failing to act on abuse
  Benedict XVI has been accused of failing to act on complaints from two archbishops in the US about a priest who allegedly abused 200 deaf boys
 An archbishop wrote letters in 1996 to the Vatican watchdog led by Cardinal Ratzinger calling for disciplinary proceedings against Fr Lawrence Murphy, who was a priest, believed to have molested some 200 boys at St John's School for the Deaf in St Francis, Wisconsin, between 1950 and 1974
Mar.25  Vatican  Vatican denies abuse claim cover-up Mar.27   Congo DR Congo rebel massacre is uncovered
  Evidence of the massacre of at least 321 people by Lord's Resistance Army has been uncovered
Mar.28   Switzerland Armed robbers raid Swiss casino   About 10 men armed with pistols and small machine guns raided a casino and made off into France with several hundred thousand Swiss francs Mar.28  Colombia  FARC rebels release Colombian soldier Mar.28   Moscow Dozens killed in subway blasts
  Explosions rocked a pair of central Moscow subway stations during morning rush hour, killing at least 37 people and wounding 10 others
 The first blast happened at the city's central Lubyanka station killing 25. A second explosion less than an hour afterwards happened at the Park Kultury station killing 12
Mar.29   Shanghai Rio Tinto executives jailed Map of Shanghai
  A court has sentenced an Australian mining executive to 10 years for bribery and stealing commercial secrets in the Rio Tinto case
Mar.29   Moscow Female suicide bombers blamed in attacks Mar.29  Moscow  Bombing masterminds 'will be destroyed' Mar.29  Moscow  Moscow mourns victims of Metro bombings Mar.30   North Mexico 10 people, ages 8-21, shot dead Mar.30  Moscow  Putin demands Moscow bombers caught Mar.30  Colombia  Farc rebels release soldier Pablo Moncayo Mar.30  Japan  Outrage over 'RapeLay' video game Mar.31  Kenya  Kenyan leaders could face charges Mar.31  Pakistan  Americans face terror trial in Pakistan Mar.31   Saudi Arabia Beheading planned in Saudi sorcery case



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2010 Mar.1  Moscow  Medvedev rips Olympic 'fat cats' Mar.1  Uruguay  Clinton in Uruguay, plans Chile visit Mar.2  Chile  Bachelet urges survivors to stay calm Mar.2   Greece   Budget crisis is like wartime situation - PM
  Prime Minister George Papandreou has likened the country's budget crisis to a 'wartime situation' and said Greece was at risk of bankruptcy
 The government has approved a package of tax increases and spending cuts to save 4.8bn euros and ease its budget crisis, including rises in sales taxes, a cut in holiday bonuses paid to civil servants, and a pensions freeze. The EU had called for austerity measures
Mar.3   Greece   Greece backs new round of tax rises
  The government has approved a new package of tax increases and spending cuts to save 4.8bn euros and ease its budget crisis
Mar.3  Washington  Obama urges Congress to vote on health Mar.3  Chile  Aid starts to flow in quake-damaged Chile Mar.4  Baghdad  Polling stations bombed as election begins Mar.4   House of Representatives   Congress panel accuses Turks of genocide  House Foreign Affairs Committeel has described the killing of Armenians by Turkish forces during WWI as genocide, despite White House Mar.4   Turkey Turkey anger at US Armenian vote Mar.4  Beijing  Economic concerns to dominate parliament Mar.5  Washington  Obama to block vote on Turkey genocide Mar.5  Chile  Chile sacks official over tsunami alert Mar.5  Washington  Blackwater allegations prompt US review Mar.6  Helmand  UK's Brown visits troops in Afghanistan Mar.6   Togo Togo president 'wins re-election' Mar.6   Iceland Plan to repay Icesave debts rejected Mar.6  Iraq  Polls open for Iraq national election Mar.7   Iraq Election hit by insurgent attacks Mar.8  Washington  US denies settlement West Bank breach Mar.8  Israel  Joe Biden in Israel to press peace talks Mar.8  Bangladesh  Burma refugees 'face starvation' Mar.9   Jerusalem Israel approves new homes in E. Jerusalem
  Israel has approved the building of 1,600 new homes in east Jerusalem, in a move that threatens to overshadow Joe Biden's visit
Mar.9   Jerusalem Biden condemns new Israel housing units Mar.10  Somalia  Contractors divert Somalia aid Mar.11   Chile   Pinera sworn in as president  Sebastian Pinera has been sworn in as president, minutes after it was hit by the largest aftershock since devastating earthquake Mar.11  Athens  Thousands protest Greek austerity plan Mar.12   Jerusalem Israel seals off West Bank Mar.12   Washington Clinton: Israeli action an 'insult' Mar.12  Greece  EU close to Greece bail-out deal Mar.13  Vatican  Vatican defends Pope in German scandal Mar.13  Baghdad  PM's group leads in early election results Mar.13   Thailand Tens of thousands in opposition rally Mar.14  Washington  Obama aide condemns Israeli homes plan Mar.14  Jerusalem  Israel to probe settlement announcement Mar.14   Thailand PM rejects protest ultimatum Mar.15  Thailand  Protesters threaten to throw blood Mar.15   Belgium   EU ministers agree Greek plan  After a meeting in Brussels, Europe's finance ministers have agreed how to help Greece in its battle to control its finances Mar.15  Washington  Envoy delays visit over Israeli settlement Mar.16  North Mexico  Calderon seeks US help on drugs war Mar.16  Washington  Clinton affirms US support for Israel Mar.16   Thailand Protesters carry blood to PM house
  Thai protesters and a stepped-up security presence have negotiated an end to a protest at Abhisit's house
Mar.17   Ireland Cardinal apologizes for child abuse failures  The head of the Irish Catholic Church, Cardinal Sean Brady, admitted that the church's response to abuse had been 'hopelessly inadequate' Mar.17   Nigeria Acting president dissolves cabinet Mar.17  European Union  EU foreign chief to visit Gaza Mar.18  Moscow  Clinton in Russia for nuke, Mideast talks Mar.18  Cuba  Castro supporters heckle protesters Mar.19   UN Quartet urges Israeli settlement freeze Mar.19   Washington Obama hails 'historic' healthcare vote Mar.19  Vatican  Catholic abuse scandal goes global Mar.20   Vatican   Pope says 'sorry' for Irish church abuse
  Benedict XVI said he is 'truly sorry' for the abuse suffered by victims at the hands of Catholic priests in Ireland
 The pope addressed the crisis that has rocked the Irish Catholic Church in an 18-page letter, which was made public
Mar.20  House of Representatives  Obama in final health vote push Mar.21   Baghdad Iraq vote recount calls rejected Mar.21  House of Representatives  Debate under way in on healthcare bill Mar.21   House of Representatives U.S. House passes health care vote
  The House passed the Senate's health care reform bill and a package of measures meant to reconcile differences with the Senate bill
 The compromise bill drafted by top Democrats will cost $940 billion over the next 10 years, cuts the deficit by $138 billion during that period. It would reduce the deficit by another $1.2 trillion in the following decade
Mar.22  Qatar  Bid on elephant ivory trade rejected Mar.22  Washington  Clinton warns Israel faces 'difficult' choices Mar.22   Jerusalem Netanyahu: Jerusalem not a settlement Mar.23   London UK expels Israeli diplomat Mar.23   Washington Obama, Netanyahu meet amid strain Mar.24   Ireland Pope accepts resignation of Irish bishop Mar.24  Jerusalem  More housing approved in E. Jerusalem Mar.24  Washington  US and Israel in last-minute talks Mar.24   Washington   'No breakthrough' in US-Israeli talks  PM Benjamin Netanyahu left Washington after two days of meetings aimed at getting peace talks with Palestinians back on track Mar.25   Vatican   Pope accused of failing to act on abuse
  Benedict XVI has been accused of failing to act on complaints from two archbishops in the US about a priest who allegedly abused 200 deaf boys
 An archbishop wrote letters in 1996 to the Vatican watchdog led by Cardinal Ratzinger calling for disciplinary proceedings against Fr Lawrence Murphy, who was a priest, believed to have molested some 200 boys at St John's School for the Deaf in St Francis, Wisconsin, between 1950 and 1974
Mar.25  Belgium  Deal reached over Greece debts Mar.25  Vatican  Vatican denies abuse claim cover-up Mar.26   Washington U.S., Russia OK nuclear cuts
  President Obama: The United States and Russia have reached 'the most comprehensive arms control agreement in nearly two decades'
Mar.26  Morocco  Head of Abu Dhabi sovereign fund missing Mar.26  Baghdad  PM Maliki vows to challenge vote Mar.27   Baghdad Allawi open to talks over new government  Ayad Allawi, the former prime minister and leader of the winning coalition in the election, said he's open to direct talks with all parties Mar.27  Chile  Preisdent Pinera marks month since quake Mar.28   Kabul   Obama arrives in Afghanistan  President Obama and Afghanistan's president Hamid Karzai took part in a 10-minute arrival ceremony before walking into the palace Mar.28  Jerusalem  Israel to seal off West Bank Mar.28  Afghanistan  Barack Obama rallies forces on visit Mar.29   Myanmar Suu Kyi's NLD party to boycott election Mar.29  Moscow  Moscow mourns victims of Metro bombings Mar.30  Moscow  Putin demands Moscow bombers caught Mar.30  Morocco  Missing sheikh found dead after crash Mar.30   Serbia MPs apology for Srebrenica massacre  Serbia's parliament has passed a landmark resolution offering an apology for the massacre in 1995 - the worst incident of the Bosnian War Mar.31  Kenya  Kenyan leaders could face charges Mar.31  UN  UN chief urges support for $4bn Haiti plan Mar.31   Haiti UN Haiti donor pledges surpass targets Mar.31   Saudi Arabia Beheading planned in Saudi sorcery case