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World This Week: 26 March-1 April 2012

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A compilation of all the important topics and events of the week is given here. Update your Current Affairs Weekly with our World This Week.

26 March,  2012
•    Italy PM raised marines custody issue with Manmohan Singh
•    Pakistan’s acid victim, Fakhra Yunus committed suicide in Italy
•    James Cameron, director of Hollywood movie, Titanic, made a journey to the deepest part of the ocean
•    Sri Lankan External Affairs Minister GL Peiris said his country will not abide by the UN resolution

27 March, 2012
•    China accused exiled Tibetan religious leader, the Dalai Lama, of “masterminding” Tibet independence protests — a day after Jamphel Yeshi, a Tibetan activist, set himself on fire in New Delhi
•    Syrian President Bashar al Assad accepted Nations special envoy Kofi Annan's peace plan for the country
•    Indian politician-diplomat D.P. Dhar was honoured posthumously by Bangladesh for his “special role” in the country’s 1971 ‘Liberation War.
•    Nuclear Security Summit started in South Korean capital Seoul. The summit was attended by 53 countries and five international organisations

28 March, 2012
•    BRICS summit began in New Delhi
•    An Indian citizen, living ''illegally'' in the US, was found guilty by a US court of providing material support to Lebanese group Hezbollah and faces a maximum sentence of 75 years in prison.
•    Two Indians, who were freed from illegal custody of Chinese traders three months ago, went on a hunger strike in Shanghai, demanding that they be allowed to go home within a week failing which they will commit suicide.
•    Pope Benedict XVI visited Cuba and met Cuban Leader Fidel Castro

29 March, 2012
•    Afghan policeman kills 9 sleeping fellow officers
•    Police detain 19 suspected extremists in France
•    13 dead in Honduran prison fire amid inmate riot
•    Arab leaders urged a peaceful solution to the crisis in Syria at a landmark summit in Baghdad
•    China welcomed commitments made by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during talks on 29 March that India would neither participate in any “containment strategy" aimed at China nor allow anti-China activities by exiled Tibetans
•    Japan executed three inmates, the first since July 2010

30 March, 2012
•    A US court sentenced Kasmiri separatist Gulam Nabi Fai two-year imprisonment
•    American historian Peter Heehs, who has been working in India for the past 41 years was abruptly told by the registration office in Puducherry that his visa won’t be extended
•    Norway social workers decided to hand over two Indian children to their uncle in India

31 March, 2012
•    BY-elections held in Myanmar
•    Chinese authorities detained people, shut websites over coup rumours
•    US President Barack Obama approved new sanctions against Iran

1 April, 2012
•    Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi won the by-election
•    Mali coup leader reinstated old constitution
•    The British government proposes to acquire unprecedented powers to snoop on phone calls and online activity of ordinary people irrespective of whether they are suspected of any unlawful action.
•    Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raja Gilani made a visit to China, called for a stronger Pakistan – China tie

 

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