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6th World Telecoms Conference

March 31, 2014 - EGYPT

The sixth World Telecommunication Development Conference, from 31 Mar to 11 Apr 2014 in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, aims to identify priorities in the development of telecommunications and information and communication technologies.

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Eiffel Tower 125th birthday

March 31, 2014 - FRANCE

Paris celebrates the 125th anniversary of its landmark Eiffel Tower in 2014. The key celebration dates are 31 Mar 2014, marking the 125th anniversary of the inauguration, and 6 May 2014, marking the anniversary of the opening of the tower to the public at the Universal Exhibition.

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Senate election

March 30, 2014 - THAILAND

The election for Thailand’s 150-seat Senate in Mar 2014, if it happens, will brings only 77 senators to the upper house through popular election. The other 73 are appointed by judges and independent government bodies.

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Obama neets King Abdullah amid increased Middle East tension

March 28, 2014 - SAUDI ARABIA

President Barack Obama travels to Saudi Arabia to meet King Abdullah amid tensions over the US’s Middle East policy. Washington’s overtures to Iran and reluctance to launch airstrikes in Syria have strained relations with its main Arab ally.

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Pope meets Obama – gap rich and poor

March 27, 2014 - VATICAN CITY

The growing gap between rich and poor is the focus of President Barack Obama and Pope Francis’s first meeting. Oxfam reveals the richest 85 people control equal wealth to the poorest 3.5billion with the super-rich mostly from the US.

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Comet Holmes reaches pariheilion

March 27, 2014 - SPACE

Comet Holmes, briefly the largest comet in the solar system in October 2007, reaches its pariheilion, the point in its orbit at which it is closest to the sun.

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Nuclear Safety Summit

March 24, 2014 - THE NETHERLANDS

More than 50 heads of state will address the threat of nuclear terrorism at the third Nuclear Safety Summit on 24-25 Mar 2014 at The Hague.

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49TH ICANN meeting

March 23, 2014 - SINGAPORE

By the 49th public meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), in Singapore from 23-27 Mar 2014, international stakeholders will be able to gauge the success of the roll out of the new Generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs).

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Serbian election

March 16, 2014 - SERBIA

A snap parliamentary election in Serbia is set to put the popular Aleksandar Vucic in pole position to become prime minster. The former ultranationalist turned pro-Western moderniser has been at the forefront of an anti-graft campaign.

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Third anniversary of the Syrian conflict

March 15, 2014 - SYRIA

The outlook for Syria is bleak on the third anniversary of the outbreak of conflict. More than 130,000 people are dead, six million have fled their homes, peace talks are at a standstill and a refugee crisis threatens the region.

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Dialog on Nigerian unity

March 10, 2014 - NIGERIA

President Goodluck Jonathan plans a three-month dialog on Nigerian unity in Abuja on 10 Mar 2014 — or as soon as soon as all 492 delegates have been selected from the country’s political parties and myriad ethno-linguistic groups.

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XI Paralympic Games at Sochi, Russia

March 7, 2014 - SOCHI

The XI Paralympic Games sees a record 47 countries competing in seven disciplines of five sports for a total of 72 medal events, including para-snowboarding for the first time. Athletes from Brazil, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey and Uzbekistan make their debut appearance.

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