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What Happened on 01 March 2013

Pope Benedict XVI formally resigns

Pope Benedict XVI officially resigned on Thursday, stating he now "will simply be a pilgrim" as he embarks on his… Read More.

Bangladesh war crimes verdict triggers deadly clashes

At least 30 people were killed and hundreds injured in clashes in Bangladesh on Thursday triggered by a death sentence… Read More.

U.S. Senate fails to avert budget cuts

The U.S. Senate adjourned for the weekend on Thursday without having reached a deal to avoid massive automatic budget cuts.… Read More.

Djokovic and Federer ease into Dubai semis

World No. 1 and three-time champion Novak Djokovic and five-time titlist Roger Federer eased into the semifinals at the Dubai… Read More.

Groupon founder fired as sales and share price plummet

The founder and chief executive of Groupon, Andrew Mason, was fired on Thursday. The move, seen as widely expected by… Read More.

Singer Anastacia cancels tour after breast cancer returns

Singer Anastacia announced on Thursday she has been forced to cancel her European tour after being diagnosed with breast cancer… Read More.