On the Wire: Global

Abu Dhabi
The annual Abu Dhabi Festival, slated to begin on March 2, will include programs aimed at drawing attention to underprivileged groups, particularly impoverished women and children.

London
The London Fire Brigade has reported that intentionally started fires in London have dropped by a staggering 87 percent over the past 10 years. Officials have attributed this in part to a reduction in the number of abandoned vehicles in the city, giving fewer opportunities to arsonists.

Prague
The mayor of Prague has announced his desire to construct a memorial honoring first Czech President Vaclav Havel, who died in 2011 after years of human rights campaigning following his presidency. Prague officials are reportedly seeking a viable location for such a memorial.

Tel Aviv
The culinary event Open Restaurants will commence on Wednesday. The top chefs of Tel Aviv will be opening their restaurant doors to show the community the inner workings of their cooking.

Shanghai
An amendment was passed in Shanghai on Feb. 25 that allows parents to have a second child if one of the parents is an only child.

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