March 2011


March 2011

March 2011 was the third month of the current year. It began on a Tuesday and ended after 31 days on a Thursday.

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Portal:Current events

This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from March 2011.

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  • Ally Financial, the company formerly known as GMAC, announced in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that the U.S. Treasury Department will be selling some of Ally's preferred securities. This is part of the unwinding of the Treasury's investment in the auto industry as a result of the 2008 financial crisis. (Bloomberg).
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  • NASA's attempt to launch the Glory satellite aboard a Taurus XL rocket fails. (CNN)
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  • Slumdog Millionaire souvenirs are destroyed after the home of actress Rubina Ali burns down in a fire in Garib Nagar near Bandra Railway Station in Mumbai. 21 people are wounded and more than 2,000 others become homeless. (BBC)
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  • South Korea reports China's formal invitation to probable North Korean heir Kim Jong-un to visit the country, though China has not confirmed this. (BBC)
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  • A possible discovery of extraterrestrial life forms in samples of CI1 meteorites is reported in the Journal of Cosmology by Richard B. Hoover. (Daily Times) (The Star) However, NASA formally distanced itself from Hoover's claim and his lack of expert peer-reviews. (ABC News)
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  • Oil companies and banks have stopped trading with Libya after the introduction of sanctions leading to a shutdown of exports and further pressure on oil prices. (Wall Street Journal)
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  • A government-sponsored study in Canada concludes that heavy metals and polycyclic aromatic compounds found in the Athabasca River downstream of oil sands plants, are not a natural occurrence but pollution resulting from those plants. (Reuters)
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  • Donald Elmer, the Chief Executive of a small U.S.–based pharmaceutical company, Koronis, said that he is looking to raise money through London's Alternative Investment Market, thus enabling the next stage of clinical tests for his company's anti-HIV product, KP-1461. (Reuters)
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  • Nasdaq OMX Group is preparing a bid for NYSE Euronext. Such a bid would, at the least, complicate the planned merger between NYSE and Deutsche Boerse. Reuters reported the planned counter-bid citing "a source familiar with the situation." (Reuters)
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  • Police in Cambodia ask prosecutors to charge recruitment firm T&P with illegally detaining its staff. (BBC)
  • Raymond Davis, an official with the United States embassy in Pakistan, is acquitted of charges of two counts of murder and released from jail after compensation is paid to the victims' families, the result of intense diplomatic talks between the United States and Pakistan.(CNN) (Times of Pakistan)
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  • Police are growing concerned for the safety of Sian O'Callaghan, a 22-year-old woman who went missing while walking home from a nightclub in the English city of Swindon in the early hours of Saturday 19 March. (BBC)
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  • A US judge blocks an agreement between Google and publishers about efforts to digitize books online at Google Books. (BBC)
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  • More than 600 workers at a Chinese-owned mine in Zambia strike over pay. (Reuters)
  • The U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to hear an appeal from Kodak to a an initial unfavorable decision by an administrative judge on Kodak's claim that Research in Motion and Apple have infringed its patents, in connection with wireless devices equipped with digital cameras. (Reuters)
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  • Chinese human rights activist Liu Xianbin is sentenced to ten years in jail on charges of inciting subversion. (AP via The Statesman) (Straits Times)
  • Domonique Ramirez wins a lawsuit against the Miss San Antonio pageant which means she will regain her title and crown, this after being stripped of her title for being "overweight". (Fox News)
  • Delroy Grant, a 53-year-old London taxi driver who was found guilty on a total of 29 charges including indecent assault, burglary and rape committed against 10 elderly people between 1992 and 2009, is sentenced to life imprisonment at Woolwich Crown Court with a recommendation that he should serve at least 27 years in prison before parole can even be considered. (BBC)
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  • 2011 Hong Kong Sevens, the highest number of participants event of the 2010–11 IRB Sevens World Series, has started at Hong Kong Stadium in Hong Kong and features 24 teams. (BBC)
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  • A woman becomes the first person to be jailed for violating a ban on non-recyclable plastic bags in Mandalay, Burma. (Straits Times)
  • British Police are granted an extension by magistrates to continue questioning a Swindon man suspected of the murder of Sian O'Callaghan. (Sky News)
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  • Victoire Pisa wins the Dubai World Cup, the first Japanese win in the history of the US$10 million event. (BBC)
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  • A 47-year-old taxi driver is charged with the murder of Sian O'Callaghan, who vanished while walking home from a night club in the English city of Swindon last weekend. (BBC) (Telegraph and Argus)
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  • The President of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, James Bullard, says that the continued purchase of U.S. Treasuries by the Federal Reserve is "feeding the fire" of inflation, and should be tapered off. (Reuters)
  • GE Energy To Buy 90% Stake In Converteam For $3.2Billion (WSJ)
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  • 2010–2011 Middle East and North Africa protests:
  • 2010–2011 Ivorian crisis:
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  • Google agrees with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to have an independent privacy audit every couple of years as a result of problems with the Google Buzz social network. (BBC)
  • The U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Timothy Geithner, says at a meeting in Nanjing, China that the "most important problem" in the world's monetary system is that some countries refuse to allow the free flow of the value of their currency. (Reuters)
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  • Paleontologists announce the discovery of Zhuchengtyrannus, a large dinosaur from Zucheng, Shandong Province in China. (Discovery)
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