LEICESTER -- King Richard III of England, whose remains were discovered under a municipal car park in 2012, is be reinterred in Leicester Cathedral on March 26.
The Plantagenet monarch’s bones are to be taken from the University of Leicester, where they are being stored, to Bosworth Field, the place where he was slain in 1485. Following a procession through Leicestershire the coffin will be displayed in the city for three days.
WASHINGTON -- Iran's foreign minister accused President Barack Obama of making "unacceptable" demands during talks on Tehran's disputed nuclear programme.
TEHRAN -- Sanctions imposed by the West over Iran’s nuclear programme have sharply cut back oil exports and contributed to a big drop in the value of its currency.
BRUSSELS -- The Battle of Waterloo – one of the most decisive battles in history – took place in Belgium on June 18, 1815. The French defeat drew to a close 23 years of war.
SPACE -- NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is to begin orbiting the mysterious dwarf planet Ceres, the largest body in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
TIKRIT -- Backed by allied Shiite and Sunni fighters, Iraqi security forces have begun a large-scale military offensive to recapture Tikrit from the so-called Islamic State group.
ABU DHABI -- A solar-powered plane, Solar Impulse 2, is set to take off from Abu Dhabi and attempt to fly 35,000km around the globe using only the sun's energy.
MELBOURNE -- The opening race of the 2015 season will see ten teams lining up on the grid after the late entry of Manor F1 with former Caterham driver Will Stevens.
DOHA -- A FIFA taskforce has recommended that the Qatar World Cup should take place in November and December 2022, despite protests by European leagues
LEON -- Drivers have to master gravel roads in the first of six consecutive dirt rounds, and the first hot gravel event since Australia last September.
MIAMI -- Round 5 of the Formula E 2014-15 season will be held at the Miami Circuit in the U.S. on March 15. Lucas di Grassi goes into the race with a 10-point lead.
NAPA, California -- The PGA Tour starts with the Frys.com Open and culminates in the FedEx Cup playoffs and the Presidents Cup in Incheon, Korea.
CHELTENHAM -- Champion jockey Tony McCoy makes his final appearance at the Cheltenham Festival, aiming to boost his tally of 30 winners.