IT'S BOGANDA DAY IN THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
AND MARTYR'S DAY IN MADAGASCAR
*Authorities now believe that Malaysia Airline's Flight 370 went down in the southern Indian Ocean as search efforts continue.
*Originally beginning with college students, the Sunflower Student Movement has grown from a protest of a trade agreement between Taiwan and The People's Republic of China to now what some analysts think might become the start of Taiwan becoming a people instead of political party oriented democracy.
*Guinea is facing an outbreak of Ebola!
*Ireland is investigating claims of their National Police force's DECADES LONG phone tapping activities.
*Turkey has blocked the public's access to YouTube after discovering a potential intelligence leak.
*Jens Stoltenberg is the new Secretary General of NATO.
*Sir Peter Cosgrove is the new Governor General of Australia.
*The United Kingdom has had its first same gender marriage ceremonies.
*Mongolian sumo wrestler Kakuryù Rikisaburò has obtained yokozuna, the highest possible rank.
*Civil unrest continues in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Syria.
*Now considering itself a part of Russia, Crimea has ordered all Ukrainian forces out of the country.
*The annual G8 Summit, that this year was to be held in Sochi, Russia; has been canceled. No word of rescheduling it at another location yet.
*In the wake of "losing Crimea", the Ukraine has replaced its Minister of Defense.
*The United Nations has passes a motion officially condemning Russian annexation of Crimea.
*The new interim government of the Ukraine secured a loan from the International Monetary Fund after agreeing to raise natural gas prices by 50%. Russia has since announced that the Ukraine will now have to pay 80% more for any natural gas supplied by them.
*Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Minster Sergei Lavrov says his country has "no intention" of invading the Ukraine.
WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
*Dangerous mudslides continue in Washington state, with 16 confirmed dead and numerous additional people unaccounted for.
*Chevrolet has recalled over 172,000 Cruzes for faulty front axles; and cars from 2003-2001 because of faulty ignition switches.
*Although the Ukraine/Crimea situation is an ongoing concern; after visiting the Netherlands, President Barack Obama continued his current diplomatic mission by meeting with Pope Francis for the first time since the new Pope took office.
*Four people were arrested for parachuting off the top of the New World Trade Center Tower.
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