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.
Dancers wearing traditional attire took part in the 7th Annual Ingoma Dance Competition organised by The Natal Playhouse theatre in Durban on March 21, 2017. The Ingoma Dance is considered one of the most purist forms of traditional Zulu dance.
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.
Park will be permanently removed from the South Korean office and the nation will need to hold a presidential election within 60 days.
The nation’s parliament impeached Park in December for allegedly including her confidante Choi Soon-sil in state affairs and colluding to take bribes from South Korean conglomerates.
South Korea’s Constitutional Court upheld the impeachment decision on Thursday.
Veterinarians at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand operated on 25-year-old green sea turtle “Bank” to remove 915 coins, weighing 11 pounds, from her stomach. Bank swallowed the coins after misguided human passers-by tossed them into her pool for good luck in eastern Thailand.