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1. 03-02 Fierce storms leave 20 dead in US Jefferson, Indiana
03-04 Putin declares win in elections Moscow
D. 03-06 Romney reaps Super Tuesday spoils Ohio
E. 03-07 Syrian city 'devastated' - UN aid chief Homs, Syria
F. 03-08 Briton, Italian killed amid rescue Sokoto, Northern Nigeria
G. 03-08 Greece confirms debt deal success Greece
7. 03-10 Japan marks deadly anniversary Northern Japan
I. 03-10 US soldier kills Afghan civilians Kandahar
J. 03-17 Egypt Coptic Christian Pope dies Egypt

Summary.     Click for More > Romney reaps Super Tuesday spoils Syrian city 'devastated' - UN aid chief Briton, Italian killed amid rescue Greece confirms debt deal success Japan marks deadly anniversary US soldier kills Afghan civilians   A US soldier in Afghanistan is reported to have killed a number of Afghan civilians after walking off his base in Kandahar province Egypt Coptic Christian Pope dies
Fierce storms leave 20 dead in US   Putin declares win in elections
Mar.1  Egypt  NGO workers leave Egypt on U.S. military plane
 Syria  2 French journalists safely out of Syria
 Syria  Red Cross to enter Homs district
Mar.2   Indiana
 Louisiana  BP reaches $7.8bn oil spill deal
Mar.3  Poland  Poland suffers deadly train crash
Mar.4  Congo  Ammo dump explodes in Congo, killing 60
 Moscow  Putin 'elected Russian president'
  Moscow
  Vladimir Putin has declared victory in presidential elections, returning for a third term after spending the last four years as the country's PM.    Exit polls and preliminary resul...
Mar.5  Washington  Iran threat looms over US-Israel talks
 Washington  Netanyahu: Time running out on Iran
Mar.6   Ohio
 Syria  Syrian deaths as escape route attacked
Mar.7   Syria
 Syria  Syria minister joins opposition
Mar.8   Northern Nigeria
  Greece
Mar.10  Syria  Assad issues 'terrorism' vow to Annan
  Northern Japan
  Kandahar
 Gaza  Israeli airstrike in Gaza kills 17
Mar.11  Washington  Obama condolences over massacre
Mar.12  UN Security Council  Syria dominates Security Council meeting
 Afghanistan  Taliban vow revenge for shootings
Mar.14  Afghanistan  Soldier accused of Afghan killings flown out of country
Mar.15  North Korea  North Korea to launch satellite
 Gulf  Gulf states to close Syrian embassies
Mar.16  Afghanistan  US names Afghan killings suspect
Mar.17   Egypt
  Pope Shenouda III has died at the age of 88, state television has announced. Coptic Christians make up 10% of Egypt's 80 million population
 Mauritania  Gaddafi's intelligence chief held Mar.18  Cairo  Thousands mourn Egypt's Coptic Pope  Northern Syria  'Deadly car bomb' in Syrian city  Syria  Syrian rebels 'in Damascus firefight' Mar.19   Southern France 4 killed in shooting at French Jewish school Map of Toulouse France
  A teacher and three children were gunned down at Ozar Hatorah. It's the third time in the 10 days that a gunman on a motorcycle has fired on minorities
 French police are linking the shootings of four people at a Jewish school in Toulouse to the killings of three soldiers of North African descent in two separate incidents
Mar.20  Florida  Lawyer seeks arrest of Florida gunman Mar.22   Mali   Renegade soldiers declare coup in Mali  Armed soldiers walked through damaged presidential palace, after the troops' leaders claimed to have ousted the democratically elected leade...  Southern France  Suspect in French terror attacks dead Mar.23  Mexico  Mexico crowds cheer Pope Benedict  Egypt  Clashes over Egypt football ban Mar.24  South Korea  Obama arrives in S. Korea for nuclear summit  South Korea  Obama visits tense Koreas border Mar.25  Moscow  Annan is 'last chance' for Syria Mar.26  U.S. Supreme Court  Supreme Court weighs Obama health law   South Korea Leaders warn over nuclear threat Mar.27  Cuba  Pope meets Raul Castro in Havana Mar.29  Spain  Workers commence a general strike Mar.30  Southern France  19 arrested in French police raids   USA US Mega Millions jackpot tops $640m Mar.31  Mali  Mali rebels seize garrison town



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  NGO workers leave Egypt on U.S. military plane  A group of American, European and Palestinian pro-democracy activists accused of fomenting unrest allowed to post bail 2 French journalists safely out of Syria Red Cross to enter Homs district Fierce storms leave 20 dead in US Map of Jefferson Indiana


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Mar.1  UN Security Council  UN demands Syria let aid chief in
 European Union  Google change 'breaches EU law'
 Kandahar  Gunmen kill NATO forces
  Egypt  
  Syria
  Syria
 Iran  Iran holds parliamentary election


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Mar.2  UN Gen. Assembly  Syrian 'crimes' against civilians
  Indiana  
  A series of powerful tornadoes have killed at least six people in Indiana, and caused damage and injury in Tennessee and Kentucky.    13 people died as tornadoes swept across three c...
  Louisiana BP reaches $7.8bn oil spill deal

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Mar.3  Indiana  US clears up after tornado havoc   Poland Poland suffers deadly train crash


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Mar.4   Congo   Ammo dump explodes in Congo, killing 60   A series of explosions at an ammunition depot killed 123 people and wounded hundreds more in in Brazzaville, the capital of Africa's Republic...   Moscow Putin 'elected Russian president'
 Northern Syria  Rockets slam Syrian city, activists say   Moscow     Putin declares win in elections
  Vladimir Putin has declared victory in presidential elections, returning for a third term after spending the last four years as the country's PM
 Exit polls and preliminary results gave him about 60% of the vote
 Western Iraq  Iraq checkpoint attacks 'kill 21'

March 5 ... more > Top ^

Mar.5   Washington Iran threat looms over US-Israel talks
 Syria  Syria refugees tell of executions  Iran  Iran cancels death sentence for American   Washington Netanyahu: Time running out on Iran  USA  US set for crucial Super Tuesday  England  Power fault brings Eurostar chaos

March 6 ... more > Top ^

Mar.6  Austria  Possible Iran talks offer opportunity   Ohio     Romney reaps Super Tuesday spoils
  Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has crowned a string of victories with a wafer-thin win in the marquee swing state of Ohio
  Syria Syrian deaths as escape route attacked

March 7 ... more > Top ^

Mar.7  Syria  UN aid chief visits Homs district   Syria   Syrian city 'devastated' - UN aid chief
Map of Homs Syria
  UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has said parts of the Syrian city of Homs have been 'completely devastated'
 Barcelona  Messi hits record five for Barca   Syria     Syria minister joins opposition  Syria's deputy oil minister has announced his resignation in a video posted on YouTube, saying he is joining the anti-government revolt  Greece  Greece debt swap deadline looms

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Mar.8  Pakistan  Pakistan charges Bin Laden widows   Northern Nigeria     Briton, Italian killed amid rescue
Map of Sokoto Nigeria
  The suspected killers of Italian and British hostages who had been held in Nigeria have been arrested, an adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan said
  Greece     Greece confirms debt deal success
  The Greek government has indicated that it has secured sufficient backing for a debt swap deal that will enable it to avoid defaulting on its debts.    85.8% of bondholders subject...


March 9 ... more > Top ^

Mar.9  United Kingdom  UK and Italy seek end to hostage row  Syria  Envoy Annan to hold Syria talks

March 10 ... more > Top ^

Mar.10   Syria     Assad issues 'terrorism' vow to Annan   President al-Assad has told visiting UN-Arab League envoy that no political dialogue can succeed while 'armed terrorist groups' are operatin...  Yemen  Yemen air strikes 'hit al-Qaeda'  Moscow  Lower turnout at anti-Putin rally   Northern Japan     Japan marks deadly anniversary
  Japan is set to mark the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami which struck the north-eastern coast, killing thousands
  Kandahar   US soldier kills Afghan civilians
  A US soldier in Afghanistan is reported to have killed a number of Afghan civilians after walking off his base in Kandahar province
  Gaza Israeli airstrike in Gaza kills 17

March 11 ... more > Top ^

Mar.11  Egypt  Egypt clears virginity test medic   Washington Obama condolences over massacre
 Afghanistan  US on alert for Afghan reprisals

March 12 ... more > Top ^

Mar.12   UN Security Council Syria dominates Security Council meeting
  Afghanistan Taliban vow revenge for shootings  Washington  No rush for Afghan exit - Obama  Bangladesh  6 dead, dozens missing after ferry sinks

March 13 ... more > Top ^

Mar.13  China  China faces rare earth trade case  Kandahar  Afghans attacked at massacre site  Washington  Cameron in US. Public want Afghan 'endgame'  Alabama  Santorum claims Deep South wins  Switzerland  Switzerland coach crash kills 28

March 14 ... more > Top ^

Mar.14   Afghanistan   Soldier accused of Afghan killings flown out of country   The U.S. soldier accused of killing 16 civilians during a weekend rampage has been transferred out of Afghanistan while awaiting charges

March 15 ... more > Top ^

Mar.15  Washington  US 'committed to Afghan talks'  Iran  Iran cut off from global commerce  Southern France  Soldiers shot dead in French town  Japan  Long lines as iPad goes on sale in Japan   North Korea   North Korea to launch satellite  North Korea will launch a satellite mounted on a rocket to mark the 100th birthday of its late former President Kim Il-sung, state media rep...   Gulf Gulf states to close Syrian embassies


March 16 ... more > Top ^

Mar.16  Syria  Syrian protesters urge military action  Bangladesh  Tendulkar makes 100th hundred   Afghanistan US names Afghan killings suspect


March 17 ... more > Top ^

Mar.17   Egypt   Egypt Coptic Christian Pope dies
  Pope Shenouda III has died at the age of 88, state television has announced. Coptic Christians make up 10% of Egypt's 80 million population
  Mauritania     Gaddafi's intelligence chief held   The Libyan authorities confirm the arrest in Mauritania of Abdullah al-Senussi, 63, former leader Muammar Gaddafi's intelligence chief  Libya  Libya demands handover of Senussi

March 18 ... more > Top ^

Mar.18   Cairo   Thousands mourn Egypt's Coptic Pope   Egypt's Coptic Christians are preparing for the funeral Shenouda III, an event expected to bring millions of Christians onto the streets of ...   Northern Syria 'Deadly car bomb' in Syrian city  Libya  UK journalists are freed by Libya  Cuba  Cuban protesters held in Havana   Syria     Syrian rebels 'in Damascus firefight'   A firefight is reported to have erupted between the rebel Free Syria Army and the forces of President Bashar al-Assad

March 19 ... more > Top ^

Mar.19  Norway  5 dead in avalanche in Norway   Southern France   4 killed in shooting at French Jewish school
Map of Toulouse France
  A teacher and three children were gunned down at Ozar Hatorah. It's the third time in the 10 days that a gunman on a motorcycle has fired on minorities
 French police are linking the shootings of four people at a Jewish school in Toulouse to the killings of three soldiers of North African descent in two separate incidents
 Southern France  Huge manhunt after French attacks

March 20 ... more > Top ^

Mar.20  Mexico  Hundreds of houses damaged after 7.4 quake   Florida Lawyer seeks arrest of Florida gunman
 Southern France  Raid on Toulouse shooting suspect  Illinois  Mitt Romney wins Illinois primary

March 21 ... more > Top ^

Mar.21  Southern France  Blasts at site of Toulouse siege

March 22 ... more > Top ^

Mar.22   Mali     Renegade soldiers declare coup in Mali
  Armed soldiers walked through damaged presidential palace, after the troops' leaders claimed to have ousted the democratically elected leader
  Southern France   Suspect in French terror attacks dead   The police siege to capture a suspected al Qaeda-trained militant came to a bloody end when commandos shot Mohammed Merah in the head  Florida  Florida police chief stands aside

March 23 ... more > Top ^

Mar.23   Mexico     Mexico crowds cheer Pope Benedict   Thousands of supporters greet Pope Benedict XVI on his first visit to Mexico, as he denounces the 'evil' of drug-related violence in the cou...  Washington  Surprise US World Bank candidate   Egypt Clashes over Egypt football ban


March 24 ... more > Top ^

Mar.24   South Korea Obama arrives in S. Korea for nuclear summit
  South Korea     Obama visits tense Koreas border  US President Barack Obama has visited the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas, amid rising tensions  Hong Kong  Leung wins Hong Kong's election

March 25 ... more > Top ^

Mar.25   Moscow Annan is 'last chance' for Syria
 Turkey  U.S., Turkey agree on next steps on Syria  Kandahar  U.S. pays $860K to families of Afghan shooting victims  Senegal  President admits run-off poll loss  South Korea  Obama hopes for new nuclear cuts

March 26 ... more > Top ^

Mar.26  North Korea  North Korea moves rocket to launch pad   U.S. Supreme Court   Supreme Court weighs Obama health law   The US Supreme Court has finished the first day of a landmark hearing on the constitutionality of President Obama's signature healthcare ref...  Cuba  Pope arrives in Cuba on key visit   South Korea   Leaders warn over nuclear threat
Map of Seoul South Korea
  World leaders have called for closer co-operation to tackle the threat of nuclear terrorism at a summit on nuclear security in Seoul


March 27 ... more > Top ^

Mar.27   Cuba   Pope meets Raul Castro in Havana   Pope Benedict has met Cuban President Raul Castro on the second day of his visit to the communist-run island  Syria  Syria forces 'targeting children'

March 28 ... more > Top ^

Mar.28  Mali  Coup leaders unveil a new constitution  Libya  Renewed clashes raise the death toll to 50

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Mar.29   Spain   Workers commence a general strike  Workers in Spain commence a general strike over government austerity measures

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Mar.30   Southern France 19 arrested in French police raids
  USA   US Mega Millions jackpot tops $640m
  The prize in a US lottery has reached a record-breaking $540m, making it the biggest lottery jackpot in history, organisers say
 Mid-Atlantic states  US winner for $640m lottery draw

March 31 ... more > Top ^

Mar.31  Kansas  Search on for US lottery winners  Myanmar  Burma votes in milestone election   Mali Mali rebels seize garrison town



Ammo dump explodes in Congo, killing 60   A series of explosions at an ammunition depot killed 123 people and wounded hundreds more in in Brazzaville, the capital of Africa's Republic... Syrian deaths as escape route attacked US soldier kills Afghan civilians




World, March 2012 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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Mar.1  Kandahar  Gunmen kill NATO forces
Mar.2  UN Gen. Assembly  Syrian 'crimes' against civilians
Mar.4   Congo
Mar.4  Northern Syria  Rockets slam Syrian city, activists say
Mar.5  Syria  Syria refugees tell of executions
Mar.6   Syria
Mar.10  Yemen  Yemen air strikes 'hit al-Qaeda'
Mar.10   Kandahar
  A US soldier in Afghanistan is reported to have killed a number of Afghan civilians after walking off his base in Kandahar province
Mar.10   Gaza Israeli airstrike in Gaza kills 17
Mar.11   Washington Obama condolences over massacre Mar.11  Afghanistan  US on alert for Afghan reprisals Mar.12   Afghanistan Taliban vow revenge for shootings Mar.12  Washington  No rush for Afghan exit - Obama Mar.13  Washington  Cameron in US. Public want Afghan 'endgame' Mar.14   Afghanistan Soldier accused of Afghan killings flown out of country   The U.S. soldier accused of killing 16 civilians during a weekend rampage has been transferred out of Afghanistan while awaiting charges Mar.15  Washington  US 'committed to Afghan talks' Mar.15  Southern France  Soldiers shot dead in French town Mar.16  Syria  Syrian protesters urge military action Mar.16   Afghanistan US names Afghan killings suspect Mar.18   Syria   Syrian rebels 'in Damascus firefight'   A firefight is reported to have erupted between the rebel Free Syria Army and the forces of President Bashar al-Assad Mar.22   Mali   Renegade soldiers declare coup in Mali
  Armed soldiers walked through damaged presidential palace, after the troops' leaders claimed to have ousted the democratically elected leader
Mar.25   Moscow Annan is 'last chance' for Syria Mar.25  Kandahar  U.S. pays $860K to families of Afghan shooting victims Mar.25  South Korea  Obama hopes for new nuclear cuts Mar.26  North Korea  North Korea moves rocket to launch pad Mar.27  Syria  Syria forces 'targeting children' Mar.28  Mali  Coup leaders unveil a new constitution Mar.28  Libya  Renewed clashes raise the death toll to 50 Mar.31   Mali Mali rebels seize garrison town



World, March 2012 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2012 Mar.1   Syria Red Cross to enter Homs district
Mar.2   Indiana Fierce storms leave 20 dead in US Map of Jefferson Indiana
  A series of powerful tornadoes have killed at least six people in Indiana, and caused damage and injury in Tennessee and Kentucky.    13 people died as tornadoes swept across three c...
Mar.2   Louisiana BP reaches $7.8bn oil spill deal Mar.3  Indiana  US clears up after tornado havoc Mar.3   Poland Poland suffers deadly train crash Mar.4   Congo Ammo dump explodes in Congo, killing 60   A series of explosions at an ammunition depot killed 123 people and wounded hundreds more in in Brazzaville, the capital of Africa's Republic... Mar.5  England  Power fault brings Eurostar chaos Mar.10   Northern Japan   Japan marks deadly anniversary
  Japan is set to mark the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami which struck the north-eastern coast, killing thousands
Mar.12  Bangladesh  6 dead, dozens missing after ferry sinks Mar.13  Switzerland  Switzerland coach crash kills 28 Mar.19  Norway  5 dead in avalanche in Norway Mar.20  Mexico  Hundreds of houses damaged after 7.4 quake



World, March 2012 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2012 Mar.7  Barcelona  Messi hits record five for Barca Mar.16  Bangladesh  Tendulkar makes 100th hundred Mar.23   Egypt Clashes over Egypt football ban




World, March 2012 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2012 Mar.1  European Union  Google change 'breaches EU law' Mar.2   Louisiana BP reaches $7.8bn oil spill deal
Mar.7  Greece  Greece debt swap deadline looms Mar.8   Greece   Greece confirms debt deal success
  The Greek government has indicated that it has secured sufficient backing for a debt swap deal that will enable it to avoid defaulting on its debts.    85.8% of bondholders subject...
Mar.13  China  China faces rare earth trade case Mar.15  Iran  Iran cut off from global commerce Mar.15  Japan  Long lines as iPad goes on sale in Japan Mar.23  Washington  Surprise US World Bank candidate Mar.29   Spain Workers commence a general strike  Workers in Spain commence a general strike over government austerity measures Mar.30   USA US Mega Millions jackpot tops $640m
  The prize in a US lottery has reached a record-breaking $540m, making it the biggest lottery jackpot in history, organisers say
Mar.30  Mid-Atlantic states  US winner for $640m lottery draw Mar.31  Kansas  Search on for US lottery winners



World, March 2012 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2012 Mar.4  Western Iraq  Iraq checkpoint attacks 'kill 21' Mar.5  Iran  Iran cancels death sentence for American Mar.8  Pakistan  Pakistan charges Bin Laden widows Mar.8   Northern Nigeria   Briton, Italian killed amid rescue Map of Sokoto Nigeria
  The suspected killers of Italian and British hostages who had been held in Nigeria have been arrested, an adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan said
Mar.10   Syria   Assad issues 'terrorism' vow to Annan   President al-Assad has told visiting UN-Arab League envoy that no political dialogue can succeed while 'armed terrorist groups' are operatin... Mar.10  Yemen  Yemen air strikes 'hit al-Qaeda' Mar.11  Egypt  Egypt clears virginity test medic Mar.12   Afghanistan Taliban vow revenge for shootings Mar.13  Kandahar  Afghans attacked at massacre site Mar.15  Southern France  Soldiers shot dead in French town Mar.17   Mauritania   Gaddafi's intelligence chief held   The Libyan authorities confirm the arrest in Mauritania of Abdullah al-Senussi, 63, former leader Muammar Gaddafi's intelligence chief Mar.18   Northern Syria 'Deadly car bomb' in Syrian city Mar.19   Southern France 4 killed in shooting at French Jewish school Map of Toulouse France
  A teacher and three children were gunned down at Ozar Hatorah. It's the third time in the 10 days that a gunman on a motorcycle has fired on minorities
 French police are linking the shootings of four people at a Jewish school in Toulouse to the killings of three soldiers of North African descent in two separate incidents
Mar.19  Southern France  Huge manhunt after French attacks Mar.20   Florida Lawyer seeks arrest of Florida gunman Mar.20  Southern France  Raid on Toulouse shooting suspect Mar.21  Southern France  Blasts at site of Toulouse siege Mar.22   Southern France Suspect in French terror attacks dead   The police siege to capture a suspected al Qaeda-trained militant came to a bloody end when commandos shot Mohammed Merah in the head Mar.23   Egypt Clashes over Egypt football ban Mar.26   South Korea Leaders warn over nuclear threat Map of Seoul South Korea
  World leaders have called for closer co-operation to tackle the threat of nuclear terrorism at a summit on nuclear security in Seoul
Mar.30   Southern France 19 arrested in French police raids



World, March 2012 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2012 Mar.1  UN Security Council  UN demands Syria let aid chief in Mar.1  European Union  Google change 'breaches EU law' Mar.1   Egypt   NGO workers leave Egypt on U.S. military plane  A group of American, European and Palestinian pro-democracy activists accused of fomenting unrest allowed to post bail Mar.1   Syria 2 French journalists safely out of Syria
Mar.1   Syria Red Cross to enter Homs district Mar.1  Iran  Iran holds parliamentary election Mar.4   Moscow Putin 'elected Russian president' Mar.4   Moscow   Putin declares win in elections
  Vladimir Putin has declared victory in presidential elections, returning for a third term after spending the last four years as the country's PM
 Exit polls and preliminary results gave him about 60% of the vote
Mar.5   Washington Iran threat looms over US-Israel talks
Mar.5  Iran  Iran cancels death sentence for American Mar.5   Washington Netanyahu: Time running out on Iran Mar.5  USA  US set for crucial Super Tuesday Mar.6  Austria  Possible Iran talks offer opportunity Mar.6   Ohio   Romney reaps Super Tuesday spoils
  Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has crowned a string of victories with a wafer-thin win in the marquee swing state of Ohio
Mar.7  Syria  UN aid chief visits Homs district Mar.7   Syria Syrian city 'devastated' - UN aid chief
Map of Homs Syria
  UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has said parts of the Syrian city of Homs have been 'completely devastated'
Mar.7   Syria   Syria minister joins opposition  Syria's deputy oil minister has announced his resignation in a video posted on YouTube, saying he is joining the anti-government revolt Mar.7  Greece  Greece debt swap deadline looms Mar.8  Pakistan  Pakistan charges Bin Laden widows Mar.8   Greece   Greece confirms debt deal success
  The Greek government has indicated that it has secured sufficient backing for a debt swap deal that will enable it to avoid defaulting on its debts.    85.8% of bondholders subject...
Mar.9  United Kingdom  UK and Italy seek end to hostage row Mar.9  Syria  Envoy Annan to hold Syria talks Mar.10   Syria   Assad issues 'terrorism' vow to Annan   President al-Assad has told visiting UN-Arab League envoy that no political dialogue can succeed while 'armed terrorist groups' are operatin... Mar.10  Moscow  Lower turnout at anti-Putin rally Mar.10   Northern Japan   Japan marks deadly anniversary
  Japan is set to mark the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami which struck the north-eastern coast, killing thousands
Mar.11  Egypt  Egypt clears virginity test medic Mar.11   Washington Obama condolences over massacre
Mar.12   UN Security Council Syria dominates Security Council meeting Mar.13  Washington  Cameron in US. Public want Afghan 'endgame' Mar.13  Alabama  Santorum claims Deep South wins Mar.15  Washington  US 'committed to Afghan talks' Mar.15   North Korea North Korea to launch satellite  North Korea will launch a satellite mounted on a rocket to mark the 100th birthday of its late former President Kim Il-sung, state media rep... Mar.15   Gulf Gulf states to close Syrian embassies Mar.16  Syria  Syrian protesters urge military action Mar.17   Egypt Egypt Coptic Christian Pope dies
  Pope Shenouda III has died at the age of 88, state television has announced. Coptic Christians make up 10% of Egypt's 80 million population
Mar.17   Mauritania   Gaddafi's intelligence chief held   The Libyan authorities confirm the arrest in Mauritania of Abdullah al-Senussi, 63, former leader Muammar Gaddafi's intelligence chief Mar.17  Libya  Libya demands handover of Senussi Mar.18   Cairo Thousands mourn Egypt's Coptic Pope   Egypt's Coptic Christians are preparing for the funeral Shenouda III, an event expected to bring millions of Christians onto the streets of ... Mar.18  Libya  UK journalists are freed by Libya Mar.18  Cuba  Cuban protesters held in Havana Mar.19   Southern France 4 killed in shooting at French Jewish school Map of Toulouse France
  A teacher and three children were gunned down at Ozar Hatorah. It's the third time in the 10 days that a gunman on a motorcycle has fired on minorities
 French police are linking the shootings of four people at a Jewish school in Toulouse to the killings of three soldiers of North African descent in two separate incidents
Mar.20  Illinois  Mitt Romney wins Illinois primary Mar.22  Florida  Florida police chief stands aside Mar.23   Mexico   Mexico crowds cheer Pope Benedict   Thousands of supporters greet Pope Benedict XVI on his first visit to Mexico, as he denounces the 'evil' of drug-related violence in the cou... Mar.23  Washington  Surprise US World Bank candidate Mar.24   South Korea Obama arrives in S. Korea for nuclear summit Mar.24   South Korea   Obama visits tense Koreas border  US President Barack Obama has visited the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas, amid rising tensions Mar.24  Hong Kong  Leung wins Hong Kong's election Mar.25   Moscow Annan is 'last chance' for Syria Mar.25  Turkey  U.S., Turkey agree on next steps on Syria Mar.25  Senegal  President admits run-off poll loss Mar.25  South Korea  Obama hopes for new nuclear cuts Mar.26   U.S. Supreme Court Supreme Court weighs Obama health law   The US Supreme Court has finished the first day of a landmark hearing on the constitutionality of President Obama's signature healthcare ref... Mar.26  Cuba  Pope arrives in Cuba on key visit Mar.26   South Korea Leaders warn over nuclear threat Map of Seoul South Korea
  World leaders have called for closer co-operation to tackle the threat of nuclear terrorism at a summit on nuclear security in Seoul
Mar.27   Cuba Pope meets Raul Castro in Havana   Pope Benedict has met Cuban President Raul Castro on the second day of his visit to the communist-run island Mar.28  Mali  Coup leaders unveil a new constitution Mar.31  Myanmar  Burma votes in milestone election