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.

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Popping the Olin Bubble: March 2012 Edition

2/1 Egyptian protestors outside the presidental palace in Cairo, demand President Mohammed Morsi to leave office.

2/2 The five men accused of raping a female student in India plead not guilty.

2/3 The inventor of the Etch A Sketch, Andre Cassagnes, dies at 86.

2/4 A skeleton found under a carpark in Leicester, England are confirmed to be the bones of the English king Richard III.

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Popping the Olin Bubble: February Edition

12/1 Rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo withdraw from the city of Goma, located on the country’s border with Rwanda.

12/4 More than 40,000 people move to shelters in the Philippines in preparation for Typhoon Bopha.

12/5 Australian radio DJ’s pose as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles in order to get information from hospital workers about Kate Middleton who was being treated for severe morning sickness.

12/6 John McAfee is arrested in Guatemala and accused of entering the country illegally.

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Popping the Olin Bubble: December Edition

11/1 Cuban President Raul Castro said that the city of Santiago “looked like it had been bombed” after Hurricane Sandy hit.

11/2 Andrew Lloyd Weber announced he would donate over $600,000 to arts education projects across the UK.

11/3 Cuba accused the US of helping Cuban dissidents access the internet.

11/4 Syrian opposition groups held a first day of talks in Qatar. They hoped to shape the Syrian National Council into a possible government in exile.

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Popping the Olin Bubble: October Edition

10/1 The White House confirmed that it was the target of a cyber-attack, but that said attack only affected a non-classified system.

10/2 An annual mangold hurling event in Sherston, England, had to be cancelled due to a lack of vegetables.

10/3 Turkey returns fire into Syria after a Syrian shell hit near a Turkish plant, killing five civilians.

10/4 The maple syrup stolen from the Canadian Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve was found unharmed. There was much rejoicing.

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Popping the Olin Bubble: September Edition

9/1 Thieves steal millions of dollars of prized maple syrup from a warehouse in Quebec.

9/2 The White House releases President Obama’s beer recipe.

9/3 South Africa frees ~50 miners who were held for murder charges relating to the deaths of 34 other miners who were shot by police.

9/4 Three Indian white tiger cubs are shown to the public for the first time at the Liberec Zoo in the Czech Republic.

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Popping the Olin Bubble: February Edition

2/1 Susan G. Komen Foundation cuts funding to Planned Parenthood.
2/2 Empirical groundhog study shows that the US will have six more weeks of winter.
2/3 Susan G. Komen Foundation reverses its decision to cut funding to Planned Parenthood.
2/4 Tunisia withdraws recognition of the Syrian government; Obama calls for Syrian President Assad to step down.
2/5 Mitt Romney wins Nevada caucuses.
2/6 The U.S. withdraws all diplomats from Syria, citing safety concerns. The U.N. estimates that over 7,500 people have died in Syria since the uprising began in January of last year.
2/7 Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi allowed to leave her hometown for the first time in 20 years to begin campaigning for Burma’s April elections.
2/8 Mashco-Piro tribe, an out-of-contact people living in Peru, raids an illegal logging site using bows and arrows.
2/9 Tibetan monk sets himself on fire in western China in protest of policies on Tibet.
2/10 Almost 40kg of cocaine found in diplomatic mails sent from Ecuador to Italy.
2/12 Hamza Kashgari, a Saudi blogger who insulted the Prophet Mohammed on Twitter, deported by Malaysian authorities back to Saudi Arabia,where he may be executed for blasphemy.
2/13 Bombs targeting Israeli diplomats placed in New Delhi and Tbilisi, Georgia. 2 injured.
Washington State legalizes gay marriage.
2/14 Three bombs accidentally set off in Bangkok. Four Iranians detained for questioning.
2/15 The Columbian Prosecutor’s Office reveals that two Columbian priests who were gunned down in Bogota last year had paid to be assassinated. Shortly before death, one of the priests had been diagnosed with AIDs.
2/16 Honduras confirms : 358 people were killed in a massive prison fire.
2/18 WHO decides that the research detailing how to mutate the H5N1 flu virus into a strain more deadly than anything that walks this earth will be kept secret until a full risk assessment takes place.
2/19 Somali leaders decide on basic structure for the country’s new parliament and government.
2/20 At least 30 people killed by a bombing in a Nigerian market.
2/21 NATO troops stationed in Afghanistan burn several copies of the Quran, sparking protests in which more than 30 civilians and two US military advisors have been killed.
Greece receives a 130 billion-euro bailout from the Eurozone.
2/22 Virginia governor Bob McDonnell blocks the passing of a bill which would require women wanting an abortion to undergo and fund a medically unnecessary transvaginal ultrasound.
2/23 The researchers of CERN discovered that the faster-than-the-speed-of light neutrinos were probably due to a loose cable.
War journalist Marie Colvin killed by (speculated) targeted shelling in Homs, Syria.
2/24 Average price of gas per gallon in California jumps 10 cents overnight, mainly in reaction to a fire at a refinery in Washington.
2/25 Nelson Mandela admitted to hospital with an abdominal complaint.
2/26 Fire at the Brazilian Antarctic research station kills two sailors.
2/27 One student killed and four injured in school shooting in Chardon, Ohio. (2 die next day)
2/28 18 Shiite males die after Taliban attack on passenger buses in Pakistan.