Welcome to March
Mar 1st: Warfare is stopping 28 million children worldwide from receiving an education, with DR Congo one of the worst-affected places, the UN says.
Mar 2nd: Ukraine women’s rights activist protest over forthcoming visit by winner of a New Zealand radio station competition to ‘win’ a Ukrainian wife.
Mar 3rd: Adele’s second album, 21, goes straight to the top of the US Billboard chart in its first week of release after selling 352,000 copies.
Mar 4th: The editors of 16 medical journals have retracted “unethical” studies by an influential German anaesthetist.
Mar 5th: Alberto Granado, the travel companion of Ernesto Che Guevara made famous in The Motorcycle Diaries, dies in Cuba at the age of 88.
Mar 6th: Thousands of people join protests in the US state of Wisconsin against proposals that will limit the power of trade unions.
Mar 7th: The world’s most expensive painting ever sold at auction – a work by Pablo Picasso – is going on show in the UK, a year after it was bought for Â£65.5m.
Mar 8th: The American actor, Charlie Sheen, has been sacked from the hit TV comedy show, Two and a Half Men.
Mar 9th: US officials fear a public health hazard after an estimated one million sardines that inexplicably washed up in a California marina begin to rot.
Mar 10th: Parts of northeastern Australia badly hit by Cyclone Yasi earlier this year are thigh-deep in water once again as new rain hits.
Mar 11th: A top US intelligence official describes China’s growing capabilities in cyber-warfare and intelligence gathering as a “formidable concern”.
Mar 12th: Witnesses at the appeal of Amanda Knox reject a claim she was seen near a house where her British roommate, Meredith Kercher, was murdered.
Mar 13th: Legally Blonde wins three prizes at the Laurence Olivier Awards in London, including best musical actress for its star Sheridan Smith.
Mar 14th: The International Skating Union postpones next week’s World Figure Skating Championships in Tokyo following the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Mar 15th: Radiation from Japan’s quake-stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has reached harmful levels the government says
Mar 16th: Prosecutors say Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi paid for sex 13 times with a Moroccan dancer when she was still 17, reports say.
Mar 17th: Treating Parkinson’s disease with gene therapy has been shown to be successful in clinical trials for the first time, say US researchers.
Mar 18th: Australian police fire tear gas to subdue rioting asylum seekers at the Christmas Island detention centre following days of unrest there.
Mar 19th: Prince William visits cyclone-ravaged parts of Australia on a tour that has taken in areas of New Zealand devastated by last month’s earthquake.
Mar 20th: Pop singer Ricky Martin is given an award from a leading US gay and lesbian organisation after coming out as gay last year.
Mar 21st: The world’s rarest albatross is confirmed as a separate species by scientists in Canada.
Mar 22nd: Justin Bieber and U2 are among artists who have agreed to contribute songs to a fund-raising album for victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.
Mar 23rd: Chilean President Sebastian Pinera says he will ask the US for classified documents relating to human rights violations under Gen Augusto Pinochet.
Mar 24th: Animal workers rescue a baby porpoise washed into a rice field one mile (2km) inland by Japan’s massive tsunami earlier this month.
Mar 25th: A Texas beauty contest winner who claimed she was stripped of her crown because she gained weight wins her courtroom fight to regain the title.
Mar 26th: Two neighbours in the US state of Mississippi drew weapons and fired at each as an argument over a defecating dog escalated out of control.
Mar 27th: Red Bull’s world champion Sebastian Vettel wins the Australian Grand Prix ahead of Lewis Hamilton.
Mar 28th: Adele matches Madonna’s record with nine weeks at number one in the UK album chart – the longest for a female solo artist.
Mar 29th: Ricky Ponting resigns as Australia Test and one-day captain but says he wants to play on for the team, ahead of the tour of Bangladesh.
Mar 30th: Peru gives a grandiose welcome to hundreds of Inca artefacts returned by Yale University, nearly a century after they were taken from the lost city of Machu Picchu.
Mar 31st: Australian band Men At Work lose an appeal against a court ruling that their hit Down Under was partially copied from a folk song.
March was basically the month of Charlie Sheen. That’s all i remember about the month. And i hate Charlie Sheen. Although he is pretty good value at times.
What did you think about the whole Charlie Sheen debacle?