Tuesday, March 2, 2010

March 2, 2010

  • Assassination of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh:
    • Police in Dubai order an arrest warrant for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the head of Mossad in connection with the assassination of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh. (The Sydney Morning Herald)
    • Carrickmacross town council in Ireland votes to remove a guestbook page which had been signed by Israeli ambassador to Ireland Zion Evrony in protest at the alleged use of Irish passports in the assassination of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh. (Al Jazeera) (France24) (Press TV)
  • Agathe Habyarimana, the widow of former Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana, accused of helping plan the 1994 genocide, is arrested in France. (BBC) (France 24)
  • More than a dozen Chinese newspapers publish a rare joint editorial calling for the end of the hukou system of household registration. (AP) (China Daily) (BBC)
  • The government of the People's Republic of China announces a 10-year program under which clean energy will account for 15 percent of the total consumption mix by 2020. (China Daily)
  • In the United Kingdom, BBC Director General Mark Thompson confirms plans to close BBC 6 Music and the BBC Asian Network as part of a cost-cutting drive. The proposals will also see BBC Radio 7 rebranded as BBC Radio 4 Extra and cutbacks to the BBC website. (Guardian) (Telegraph) (The Times) (BBC)
  • A landslide in the Bududa District of Uganda results in at least 100 deaths. (BBC News) (New Vision)
  • Murder of James Bulger: Jon Venables, one of Britain's most notorious child murderers, is returned to prison after breaching the conditions of his release. (BBC) (RTÉ) (The Sydney Morning Herald) (The New Zealand Herald) (Radio Netherlands Worldwide) (CNN)
  • Irish Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism Martin Cullen is hospitalised after the escalation of a recent chronic back complaint, disrupting some of his work, including a visit to the United States. (RTÉ) (The Irish Times) (Irish Examiner) (Newstalk)

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