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S/2012 P 1
Astronomers announce the discovery of S-2012 P 1, the fifth moon of Pluto.
Police clash with Chilean fishermen opposed to a new law said to favour larger companies; Chilean police use tear gas and water cannon to break up demonstrations in Valparaíso.
Police clash with demonstrators in Madrid as Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy introduces new widescale cuts.
House of Representatives
The Republican-controlled United States House of Representatives votes for the thirty-third time to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare; the measure is not likely to pass the Democratic-controlled United States Senate.
Chinese authorities order internet video providers to prescreen all videos before making them available.
Russia's lower parliament approves a bill creating a list of blacklisted websites, amid fears of censorship.
British police widen their phone-hacking inquiry with new arrests of journalists from newspapers not owned by News Corporation, which previously has been the focus of the investigation.
Lee Sang-deuk, the elder brother of South Korean president Lee Myung-bak, is arrested in Seoul on bribery charges.
Court documents reveal former FIFA president João Havelange had accepted bribes upwards of 1.5m Swiss francs.
The Canadian government warns Iran not to use its embassy in Ottawa to recruit expatriates in Canada to serve the Islamic Republic’s interests.
ASEAN nations and China fail to agree on a code of conduct designed to ease tensions over territorial disputes in the South China Sea.
Japan lodges a formal protest with China after the presence of the latter's patrol boats near the disputed Senkaku Islands.
Bolivia revokes a mining concession to Canada's South American Silver Corporation after violent protests by Quechua people.
A rare giant panda born naturally in captivity at a Tokyo zoo dies after only six days, prompting widespread mourning in Japan.
Artists sign a letter accusing the European Commission of "breaking promises" on the matter of missing royalties.
520 men and boys killed in the Srebrenica massacre in 1995 are buried in Potočari, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
An ambush by suspected Abu Sayyaf rebels kills 6 rubber plantation workers and injures a further 22 in the southern Philippines.
A suicide bombing at a police academy in the Yemeni capital of Sana'a kills at least 20 people.
United Nations peacekeepers are redeployed to the Congolese city of Goma to protect it from March 23 Movement rebels.
Syrian uprising (2011–present)
Syria's ambassador to Iraq, Nawaf al Fares, defects.
56 people are reportedly killed by the Syrian army, including a Red Crescent worker.
Mexican drug war
Mexican Drug War: The Mexican newspaper "El Mañana" from the northern city of Nuevo Laredo will stop reporting on Mexico's drug-related violence after a second grenade attack at its installations.
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