Popping the Olin Bubble: March Edition

3/1 Eight South African policemen arrested on suspicion of murder after dragging a man behind their police van.

3/2 Following the sentencing of Abdul Quader Mollah to life imprisonment for committing genocide and crimes against humanity during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War, over 50 die in protests demanding his execution.

3/3 A female 2-year-old in Mississippi born with the HIV/ AIDS declared HIV negative following treatment.

3/4 At least nineteen people killed in attacks by gangs during the Kenyan presidential election in Kilifi and the outskirts of Mombas.

3/5 Fifteen miners sacked from a West Australian mining company for endangering themselves by filming a Harlem Shake video while in a mine.

3/6 The South Korea military states that it is prepared to respond if North Korea launches an attack.

3/7 North Korea threatens its enemies with the possibility of a pre-emptive nuclear strike.

3/8 North Korea ends all peace pacts with South Korea and closes its main border crossing, the Korean Demilitarized Zone.

3/9 The three-time winner of “Best Restaurant in the World,” Noma, (Copenhagen) is accused of giving 63 customers food poisoning.

3/10 Nelson Mandela released from the hospital following ‘successful’ medical treatments.

3/11 More than 9000 dead pigs found rotting in a river which supplies drinking water to Shanghai, China.

3/12 The Papal Concave meets for the first time to appoint a successor to Pope Benedict XVI.

3/13 Aleqa Hammond elected to become the first female Prime Minister of Greenland.

3/14 Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider express confidence that last year’s discovery of the Higgs boson is real.

3/15 Lil Wayne has a seizure in LA.

3/16 Eight men allegedly rape a female Swiss tourist and assault her husband in India.

3/17 Two members of the Steubenville High School football team found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl.

3/18 Hillary Clinton announces her support for same-sex marriage.

3/19 A series of bombings and shootings kill at least 98 and injure another 240 across Iraq.

3/20 Belgian man Pierre Deligne wins the 2013 Abel Prize in mathematics for seminal contributions to algebraic geometry.

3/21 At least 42 people killed and 84 injured by a suicide bombing in Damascus, Syria.

3/22 My Chemical Romance announces their breakup. Many tears are shed.

3/23 Boris Berezovsky, an exiled Russian business oligarch, found dead in his home in England.

3/24 Hundreds of thousands march in Paris to protest same-sex marriage.

3/25 US Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Afghan President Hamid Karzai about the strained relations between the two countries.

3/26 Michel Djotodia declares himself President of the Central African Republic, suspends the constitution, and dissolves parliament.

3/27 Wildlife officials in Cameroon find over 40 elephant carcasses in national parks.

3/28 The Syrian opposition opens its first embassy in Qatar.

3/29 TV show America’s Most Wanted is cancelled after 25 years on air.

3/30 North Korea declares a state of war with South Korea.

3/31 Two men die of bird flu in China.

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