March 19, 2023

Armed conflicts and attacks

Central African Republic Civil War

Nine Chinese nationals are killed and two others are injured after suspected rebels storm the Chinese-run Chimbolo gold mine, 25 kilometres (16 mi) away from Bambari. (AP)

Business and economy

Acquisition of Credit Suisse by UBS

UBS Group AG, supported by the Swiss government, reaches a deal to take over Credit Suisse as the latter bank faces imminent insolvency. (Swiss Federal Council)

Disasters and accidents

At least 19 people are killed and 25 others are injured when their bus falls into a ditch in Madaripur District, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh. (WION)

Politics and elections

Russian invasion of Ukraine

Russian president Vladimir Putin visits Mariupol, Donetsk Oblast, in Russian-occupied Ukraine, for the first time since the invasion began. (AP)