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March 2013 was the third month of that common year. The month, which began on a Friday, ended on a Sunday after 31 days.

Portal:Current events

This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from March 2013.

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  • Scottish Cardinal Keith O'Brien, who resigned last week due to allegations of sexual impropriety, admitted his past sexual misconduct and apologized for it. (USA Today)
  • While on the way to the hospital due to complications in a pregnancy, a young Ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Jewish couple from a Brooklyn enclave are killed in a hit-and-run; the baby was delivered prematurely by C-section but died the next day of its injuries. The car owner was arrested soon after; the driver was arrested days later after a search. (CNN)

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  • Japanese carrier Willcom announces the Phone Strap 2 WX06A, which weighs only 32 grams. The company advertises it as the world's "smallest and lightest phone". (The Verge)
  • Scientists in the United States publish the most detailed scans of the human brain to date as part of a project to understand how the organ works. (BBC)

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    • The Greek-owned oil tanker MT Smyrni is released along with its 26 crew members for a reported ransom of $9.5 million after being held hostage for 10 months. (Reuters)

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