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DIARY - Political and General News Events From March 7

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All times in GMT unless otherwise stated.

Items marked ** denote new or amended listings.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 7

LONDON - UK hosts the fifth ministerial-level meeting of the Friends of Yemen in London, with co-chairs the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Yemen. More than 35 countries and international organisations are expected to attend.

OTTAWA - Weekly political caucus meetings in Canadian Parliament

GENEVA - 83rd Geneva International Motor Show (to March 17).

SAN FRANCISCO - 10th Annual San Francisco Ocean Film Festival (to March 10).

VIENNA - International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors Meeting (to March 8).

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FRIDAY, MARCH 8

CARACAS - Public funeral for Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

MOSCOW - G20 Sherpas' Meeting (to March 9).

GLOBAL - International Women's Day.

VIENNA - International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors Meeting (FINAL DAY).

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SUNDAY, MARCH 10

LJUBLJANA - Prime ministers of Slovenia and Croatia, Janez Jansa and Zoran Milanovic, meet to solve the bank row between the countries (location not yet determined)

FALKLAND ISLANDS - The government of the Falklands holds a referendum on the island's status as the Argentine government intensifies sovereignty claims (to March 11).

TIBET - 54th anniversary of Tibet's spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, fleeing into exile after a failed uprising.

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MONDAY, MARCH 11

BRUSSELS - European Parliament Plenary Session (to March 14).

STOCKHOLM - Turkish President Abdullah Gul to visit Sweden (to March 13).

SENDAI, Japan - 2nd anniversary of Sendai earthquake and tsunami.

MOSCOW - A Moscow court will start the posthumous trial of an anti-corruption lawyer who died in custody. Sergei Magnitsky, a lawyer at Hermitage Capital Management investment fund, was arrested shortly after accusing state officials of a $230 million theft. He died in 2009 in pre-trial detention after 358 days in jail on suspicion of tax fraud. ** ISTANBUL - Water Iraq conference. Until March 12. ** STOCKHOLM - Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt meets Turkish President Abdullah Gul.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13

OTTAWA - French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault visits Canada, meets Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa.

LOMBOK, Indonesia - Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Finance Ministers Process Working Group I Meeting (to March 14).

RIYADH - Arab interior ministers meeting Riyadh

HERZLIYA - Herzliya Policy Conference ** SOFIA - President Rosen Plevneliev to appoint an interim government.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 14

BRUSSELS - European Council meeting. ** ANKARA - U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres visits Turkey. Until March 15

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FRIDAY, MARCH 15

BRUSSELS - Euro Summit

GLOBAL - World Day of Action against Seal Hunting.

DAMASCUS - Syria marks the Second anniversary of an increasingly bloody uprising against President Bashar al-Assad.

BEIJING - FINA/MIDEA Diving World Series 2013 (to March 17).

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SATURDAY, MARCH 16

HALABJA, Iraq - 24th anniversary of 5000 civilian Kurds being killed in Iraqi chemical weapons attack.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 17

IRELAND - St. Patrick's Day.

SHANGHAI - 16th Shanghai International Film Festival (to April 2). Link: http://www.german-films.de/festivalguides/festival-calendar/?mode=calendar

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MONDAY, MARCH 18

LOS ANGELES - Actress Lindsay Lohan will stand trial on charges she lied to California police about a June car crash and violated probation.

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TUESDAY, MARCH 19

NAIROBI - 122nd Meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives to United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

HONG KONG - Asian Aerospace 2013 (to March 21).

EGYPT - 2nd anniversary of Egyptian referendum on constiutional reforms. ** COPENHAGEN - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan visits Denmark.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20

MIAMI, FL - Miami Beach International Fashion Week (to March 24).

JERUSALEM/ WEST BANK - U.S. President Barack Obama to visit Israel and Palestinain territories to restart long-stalled Israel-Palestinian peace efforts. ** AMSTERDAM - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan visits Netherlands.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 22

GLOBAL - World Water Day.

PARIS - Paris Book Fair (to March 25).

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SATURDAY, MARCH 23

GLOBAL - World Meteorological Day 2013.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 24

GLOBAL - World TB Day.

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TUESDAY, MARCH 26

SEOUL - (TBC) 2013 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit.

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a pair of cases challenging laws that define marriage as a union of a man and a woman. The court will review a California ban on gay marriage, which voters narrowly approved in 2008.

KUALA LUMPUR - Aerospace Meeting Kuala Lumpur 2013 "The International Gathering for the Aerospace Industry of the Year" (to March 30). Link: http://www.bciaerospace.com/malaysia/

LONDON - Announcement of 2013 Laurence Olivier Awards nominations.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27

ISTANBUL - First International Conference on Air&Space Power 2013.

INDIA - Holi religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus, by splashing each other with coloured powder and water colours.

LONDON - (TBC) Amnesty International publishes 2012 global death penalty statistics.

LANGKAWI, Malaysia - Aerospace & Maritime Meetings LIMA Malaysia 2013 (to March 28). Link: http://www.bciaerospace.com/malaysia/index.php

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THURSDAY, MARCH 28 ** SOFIA - European soccer's governing body UEFA's Executive Committee will held its meeting, discussing the organization of the Euro 2020.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 29

GLOBAL - Good Friday - Christian religious holiday.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 30

DURBAN, South Africa - 5th BRICS Summit.

DUBAI - HORSE RACING - 2013 Dubai World Cup. ** ISTANBUL - Istanbul Film Festival begins. Until April 14.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 31

LONDON - Annual Oxford-Cambridge University Boat Race. Link: http://www.theboatrace.org/

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APRIL (UNDATED)

IRAQ - Provincial elections.

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TUESDAY, APRIL 2

GLOBAL - World Autism Awareness Day.

BUENOS AIRES - Argentina marks 31st anniversary of start of Falklands war.

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3

AFRICA - African Cultural Renaissance Day.

INDIA - CRICKET - Sixth edition IPL 2013 (to May 26).

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THURSDAY, APRIL 4

GLOBAL - International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 5

WASHINGTON - 2013 Meeting of Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) (to April 7).

SAHARA DESERT, Morocco - Desert Marathon Des sables (to April 15).

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SATURDAY, APRIL 6

LIVERPOOL, UK - HORSE RACING - Grand National 2013.

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SUNDAY, APRIL 7

DOHA - Qatar to host donor conference (to April 8).

GLOBAL - World Health Organisation observes World Health Day.

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MONDAY, APRIL 8

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW - 3rd anniversary of signing a new bilateral treaty between the Russia and United States on the Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms, START-2 (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty).

OTTAWA, Canada - International Conference on Effective Nuclear Regulatory Systems (to Apr. 12).

AUGUSTA, Ga - U.S. Masters Golf 2013 (to April 14).

OSLO - International Labour Organization's European regional meeting (to April 9).

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TUESDAY, APRIL 9

CHICAGO, IL - Special election to fill the U.S. congressional seat.

SINGAPORE - World Nuclear Fuel Cycle 2013 (to April 11).

HAMBURG - Aerospace Testing 2013 (April 11). Link: http://www.aerospacetesting.com/-

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10

SMOLENSK, Russia/CRACOW, Poland - 3rd Anniversary of the Smolensk Tragedy to be held in Smolensk, Russia, as well as in Poland.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 11

FRANCE - 2nd Anniversary of the French law banning the burqa and niqab.

ABIDJAN - 2nd Anniversary of arrest of former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo by supporters of president-elect Alassane Ouattara with support from French forces thereby ending the 2010-2011 Ivorian crisis and civil war.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 12

GLOBAL - International Day of Human Space Flight.

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SUNDAY, APRIL 14

TUNIS - World Social Forum 2013 (to April 17).

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MONDAY, APRIL 15

BELFAST/NEW YORK - 101st Anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.

BOSTON - 2013 Boston Marathon.

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TUESDAY, APRIL 16

WASHINGTON - 13th Annual World Vaccine Congress (to April 18).

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17

BRUSSELS - European Economic and Social Committee plenary session (to April 18).

WASHINGTON - G20 Seminar on International Financial Architecture Reforms.

MAKASSAR, Indonesia - Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Finance Ministers Process (FMP) Working Group II Meeting (to April 18).

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THURSDAY, APRIL 18

WASHINGTON - G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' Meeting (to April 19).

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FRIDAY, APRIL 19

WASHINGTON - 2013 Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (to April 21).

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SATURDAY, APRIL 20

WASHINGTON - 2013 Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (to April 21).

SURABAYA, Indonesia - Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting (to April 21).

UNITED STATES - 3rd anniversary of Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill which flowed unabated until July 15.

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SUNDAY, APRIL 21

WASHINGTON - 2013 Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (FINAL DAY).

LONDON - Queen Elizabeth celebrates her 87th birthday.

PARIS - 52nd anniversary of the first manned mission to space.

LONDON - 2013 London Marathon.

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MONDAY, APRIL 22

GLOBAL - Earth Day.

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TUESDAY, APRIL 23

LIMA - World Economic Forum on Latin America 2013 (to April 25).

GLOBAL - U.N. World Book and Copyright Day.

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24

GLOBAL - World Immunization Week 2013 (to April 30).

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THURSDAY, APRIL 25

GLOBAL - World Malaria Day.

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SUNDAY, APRIL 28

LONDON - 2013 Laurence Olivier Awards ceremony. PORT ARTHUR, Tasmania - 17th anniversary of Port Arthur massacre in Tasmania.

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MONDAY, APRIL 29

LONDON - 2nd wedding anniversary of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.

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