March Part 3


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APRIL 2019


01 - April Fool's Day
07 - World Health Day
13 - Friday 13th + Superstitions 2
14 - Arbor Day (in the USA)
18 - National High Five Day
21 - Easter
22 - Earth Day
23 - Saint George's Day
23 - World Book and Copyright Day
25 - World Malaria Day
27 - Save The Frogs Day
27 - South Africa National Day

MARCH 2019


01 - Saint David's Day
03 - World Wildlife Day
03 - International Women's Day
11 - Commonwealth Day
11 - Mother's Day (in the UK)
13 - Non-smoking Day (in the UK)
15 - World Sleep Day
17 - Saint Patrick's Day
18 - 24 - Skakespeare Week
21 - International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
22 - World Water Day
23 - World Book Day
31 - Daylight Saving Time (in France)



Theresa May's Brexit deal rejected for a third time - 30 March 2019
"British lawmakers voted to reject Prime Minister Theresa May's latest Brexit deal by a margin of 58 votes. The rejection has left many questions unanswered
-- including when, or even if, Britain will leave the EU -- and plunges the three-year Brexit crisis into deeper uncertainty. To read more:"



Original Observer photography - 30 March 2019
"Hastings Pier, the Put it to the People march, rappers and poets – the best photography commissioned by the Observer in March 2019"


May hopes to hold fourth vote on Brexit deal - 29 March 2019
"Election also on the cards after MPs reject withdrawal agreement by 58 votes"
+ Follow the latest developments – live
+ How did each MP vote?


British Parliament Rejects May’s EU Withdrawal Plan a Third Time - Text + Audio - 29 March 2019
"Parliament rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's third attempt to gain approval of a proposal for leaving the European Union.
Britain now has until April 12 to let the EU know what it will do."


Brexit: MPs reject May's EU withdrawal agreement - 29 March 2019
"MPs have rejected Theresa May’s EU withdrawal agreement on the day the UK was due to leave the EU.
The government lost by 344 votes to 286, a majority of 58...
Mrs May now has until 12 April to seek a longer extension to the negotiation process to avoid a no-deal Brexit on that date."
+ Video: The result is announced as MPs vote by 286 to 344 to reject the government’s withdrawal agreement

+ Video: Jeremy Corbyn: "This deal now has to change"
+ Brexit next step
+ LIVE: Reaction as MPs reject withdrawal agreement
+ Brexit supporters rally outside Parliament


Government rejects Brexit petition to revoke article 50 signed by 5.8 million people - 27 March 2019
"MPs will debate the petition but government says stopping Brexit would ‘break promises’."

+ 'People’s vote' march: up close with anti-Brexit protesters at the 'biggest ever demo' – video
+ Brexit teens: coming of age during political chaos – video

"Theresa May has struggled to get her deal through Parliament"



The ex-poachers saving big cats in Russia - 26 March 2019
"In Sailugemsky National Park, the snow leopard population has found an unlikely ally - ex-poachers.
Their knowledge of the animal's movements and trap-setting was once used for hunting, but has now been reclaimed to monitor snow leopard populations
thanks to a World Wildlife Fund project which began in 2015.
Camera traps are used to monitor the snow leopard, which have seen a rise in population."




US-Mexico border: Migrants held as Trump threatens closure - VIDEO - 30 March 2019
"United States officials say they're seeing an "unprecedented" surge in Central American asylum seekers arriving at the US-Mexico border.
In El Paso, Texas, US Customs and Border Protection is holding some migrants under a bridge due to what they say is a lack of space in processing facilities.
President Donald Trump has threatened to close the US border if Mexico does not do more to stop migrants reaching the United States."

Read more: Trump threatens to shut Mexico border amid migration surge


Pentagon directs $1 billion to go toward building Trump's border wall - 26 March 2019
"The Pentagon notified Congress Monday it had authorized up to $1 billion in funding to go toward building President Trump's wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.
The details: Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan authorized the Army Corps of Engineers to plan and build 57 miles of 18-foot-high fencing in Yuma, Arizona,
and El Paso, Texas, the Associated Press reports."




After Report on Russian 2016 Election Interference, What Is Next? - Text + Audio - 25 March 2019
"Special Counsel Robert Mueller has completed his report and given it to the Justice Department.
Now, supporters and opponents of the president wonder what is next."




PENCE: AMERICANS WILL BE BACK ON THE MOON BY 2024 - with videos - 27 March 2019
"Americans will return to the moon by 2024, Vice President Mike Pence announced at a meeting of the National Space Council on Tuesday. “It is the stated policy of this administration and the United States of America to return American astronauts to the moon within the next five years,” Pence said.
He added that the ambitious target — four years earlier than NASA’s current schedule — would be met “by any means necessary.”
He did not explain how the administration plans to reach this goal without a significant acceleration in spending...
“It’s time for the next giant leap,” the vice president said as he described the administration’s vision of establishing a “permanent presence on the moon.”




UK, US and Russia among those opposing killer robot ban - 29 March 2019
"UN delegates discuss restrictions to lethal autonomous weapons systems that use AI...
Delegates have been meeting at the UN in Geneva all week to discuss potential restrictions under international law
to so-called lethal autonomous weapons systems, which use artificial intelligence to help decide when and who to kill. "