Organizations and activists used World Water Day, designated by the United Nations as March 22 in 1993, to draw attention to and to work to reduce global and local water challenges. The UN’s children’s agency, UNICEF, released research saying that population growth and climate change will help lead to water scarcity for one in four children by 2040.
March 25 will see the final day of racing at the Wimbledon dog track in south London, which will close to be demolished to make way for a new stadium for AFC Wimbledon. The closing of the track will mark the end of the once hugely popular working-class sport of greyhound racing in London.
Ultra Orthodox Jews donned costumes and drank wine on March 13, 2017 in Jerusalem, Israel to celebrate the Purim holiday, commemorating the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as described in the Book of Esther.
If the third Saturday in May in Baltimore can be too hot for you, another horse racing spectacle, held over the weekend at a mountain resort in Switzerland, courts the opposite extreme, holding its meeting on a frozen lake.
Afghanistan’s first female wushu trainer, Sima Azimi, is training 20 Afghan girls aged between 14 – 20 at a wushu club in Kabul, after learning the sport while living as a refugee in Iran. Wushu is a sport derived from traditional Chinese martial arts.
Up to 30 people were feared to have died after an Italian mountain Hotel Rigopiano was engulfed by a powerful avalanche in the earthquake-ravaged centre of the country. Italy’s Civil Protection agency confirmed the Hotel Rigopiano had been engulfed by a six-feet high wall of snow and that emergency services were struggling to get ambulances and diggers to the site.