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1. 04-02 Mugabe's Zanu-PF loses majority Zimbabwe
C. 04-03 NATO denies Georgia and Ukraine NATO
D. 04-03 Police entered YFZ compound Eldorado, Texas
04-07 Olympic torch extinguished Paris
F. 04-07 Princess Diana 'unlawfully killed' London
6. 04-12 Summit opens to end Zimbabwe vote crisis Zambia
H. 04-12 IMF head gives food price warning Global
8. 04-13 Maoists extend poll lead Nepal
9. 04-14 Billionaire Berlusconi wins election Rome

Summary.     Click for More >   Princess Diana 'unlawfully killed'   The inquest jury: Diana and Dodi Al Fayed were unlawfully killed due to the gross negligence of driver Henri Paul and the paparazzi Summit opens to end Zimbabwe vote crisis IMF head gives food price warning Maoists extend poll lead   Billionaire Berlusconi wins election   Conservative former prime minister is on track to become next leader after his center-left rival Walter Veltroni conceded general election d... Warm US welcome for Pope Benedict Georgia accuses Russia of downing plane Darfur deaths 'could be 300,000' Syria 'had covert nuclear scheme' Recount shows opposition ahead President flees ceremony attack   Captive woman had 7 children by father Map of Amstetten Austria
  Mugabe's Zanu-PF loses majority   Election Commission: Zanu-PF party has taken 94 of the 207 contested seats, while opposition parties have won 105 NATO denies Georgia and Ukraine Police entered YFZ compound   Texas law enforcement entered the compound following allegations of physical and sexual abuse of a 16-year-old girl Olympic torch extinguished
Apr.1  Paris  Sarkozy pleads for Colombian hostage
Apr.2   Zimbabwe
 Ireland  PM to quit over payments scandal
Apr.3   NATO
  Texas
 Zimbabwe  Raids target opposition party
 Brazil  Thousands hit by outbreak of dengue
Apr.4  Zimbabwe  Zanu-PF backs Mugabe for run-off
 Washington  Blackwater Iraq contract to be renewed
Apr.5  Zimbabwe  Opposition: Runoff risks violence
 Sri Lanka  Blast kills highways minister
Apr.6  London  Angry protests as torch reaches London
 Sochi  Bush, Putin disagree on missile defense
Apr.7   Paris
  The relay was disrupted by protesters demonstrating against the Chinese government, causing authorities to extinguish the flame 3 times.    Officials extinguished and put the torch on a ...
  London
 Iraq  Religious leaders want militia intact
 Texas  Kansas pulled away victory in NCAA
Apr.8  Haiti  Rioters storm presidential palace
Apr.9  Global  IMF slashes world growth forecast
 San Francisco Bay Area  Route changes mark Olympic torch relay
 Thailand  54 Myanmar migrants suffocate in freezer
Apr.10  UN  UN chief to miss Olympics opening
 Washington  Bush backs Iraq withdrawal freeze
Apr.11  Sadr City  Iraq sends tanks into Sadr City
 Zambia  Summit to tackle Zimbabwe
Apr.12   Zambia
 China  Taiwan, China hold historic meeting
 Haiti  Prime minister ousted over food prices
  Global
 Zimbabwe  Zimbabwe to hold partial recount
Apr.13   Nepal
 Kenya  Odinga named PM in bid to end vote crisis
Apr.14   Rome
Apr.15  Iraq  Bombings kill at least 60
  Washington
Apr.16  Congo  Plane crash kills 38; others missing
 Washington  Pope attacks US sex abuse record
Apr.17  Kenya  Unity government sworn in
 New Delhi  Heavy security for torch
 South Korea  S Korea 'due to lift US beef ban'
Apr.18  UN Gen. Assembly  Pope Benedict makes speech to UN
 USA  Carter presses on with Hamas
 USA  Citigroup sees second giant loss
Apr.19  Somalia  82 reported killed in Mogadishu
Apr.20  Manhattan  Pope offers prayer at Ground Zero
 Paraguay  Exit polls projected Lugo winning
Apr.21  Indonesia  Court sentences key militant
  Georgia
Apr.22  Egypt  al-Zawahiri: Attacks on West works
  Darfur
 Pennsylvania  Clinton 'wins key Democrat vote'
Apr.23  Sri Lanka  Scores killed as troops and rebels clash
 Australia  More arrests as Australia hosts torch
 Gaza  Fuel embargo blocks UN aid
Apr.24   Syria
Apr.25  NW Pakistan  Blast ends lull in violence
 Japan  Scuffles at torch relay
 Nigeria  Oil firms cut output
Apr.26   Zimbabwe
 Iran  Conservatives claim election win
  Kabul
 South Korea  Tight security at Seoul torch relay
Apr.27   Austria
  Police believe a 73-year-old man held his daughter captive in his cellar for the past two decades and had seven children with her.    The existence of the woman, missing since 1984 and now 42, emerged app...
 China  Train collision kills at least 66 Apr.28  Austria  'House of Horrors' father confesses Apr.29  Austria  DNA: Captor fathered daughter's children Apr.30  Iran  Iran dumps U.S. dollar for oil trades  Somalia  Air raid kills militants


World in April 2008 , Location by Topic
Location Politics Crime & Justice War & Army Business Election, Vote
USA
Route changes mark Olympic torch relay
Bush backs Iraq withdrawal freeze
Warm US welcome for Pope Benedict
Pope attacks US sex abuse record
Pope offers prayer at Ground Zero
Clinton 'wins key Democrat vote'
Police entered YFZ compound
Blackwater Iraq contract to be renewed
Bush backs Iraq withdrawal freeze
Hollywood legend Charlton Heston dead
Citigroup sees second giant loss
Clinton's chief strategist Mark Penn quits
Clinton 'wins key Democrat vote'
Zimbabwe
Rivals neck and neck
'No deal' for Mugabe to step down
Mugabe's Zanu-PF loses majority
Raids target opposition party
Zanu-PF backs Mugabe for run-off
Opposition: Runoff risks violence
Zimbabwe to hold partial recount
Recount shows opposition ahead
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Rivals neck and neck
Mugabe's Zanu-PF loses majority
Zanu-PF backs Mugabe for run-off
Opposition: Runoff risks violence
Zimbabwe to hold partial recount
Recount shows opposition ahead
European Union
PM to quit over payments scandal
France to send battalion to Afghanistan
Angry protests as torch reaches London
Olympic torch extinguished
Billionaire Berlusconi wins election
PM to quit over payments scandal
Princess Diana 'unlawfully killed'
Captive woman had 7 children by father
'House of Horrors' father confesses
France to send battalion to Afghanistan
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Billionaire Berlusconi wins election
Arab Countries
Religious leaders want militia intact
Fuel embargo blocks UN aid
Syria 'had covert nuclear scheme'
Bombings kill at least 60
al-Zawahiri: Attacks on West works
Religious leaders want militia intact
Iraq sends tanks into Sadr City
82 reported killed in Mogadishu
Darfur deaths 'could be 300,000'
Syria 'had covert nuclear scheme'
Air raid kills militants
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Iraq
Religious leaders want militia intact
Bombings kill at least 60
U.S. in deadly airstrike on Basra house
Religious leaders want militia intact
Iraq sends tanks into Sadr City
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  Sarkozy pleads for Colombian hostage   French President will send a humanitarian mission to Colombia's jungles to treat ailing hostages held by leftist rebels there   Mugabe's Zanu-PF loses majority


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Apr.1  Kiev  Bush backs Ukraine on NATO bid
 Zimbabwe  Rivals neck and neck
  Paris  
 Zimbabwe  'No deal' for Mugabe to step down
 Zimbabwe  Election pressure mounts


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Apr.2   Zimbabwe  
  Election Commission: Zanu-PF party has taken 94 of the 207 contested seats, while opposition parties have won 105
 The MDC said its leader Morgan Tsvangirai had won the presidential election. The official election results have not yet been declared
  Ireland   PM to quit over payments scandal   Bertie Ahern, who helped broker peace in Northern Ireland, could not survive a scandal over his collection of cash from businessmen  Romania  France to send battalion to Afghanistan  Zimbabwe  Opposition wins assembly

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Apr.3   NATO     NATO denies Georgia and Ukraine
  NATO will not yet offer membership to Georgia or Ukraine after the alliance was split amid strong objections from Russia.    Albania and Croatia were given the green light. US and Czech off...
 Basra  U.S. in deadly airstrike on Basra house   Texas   Police entered YFZ compound
Map of Eldorado Texas
  Texas law enforcement entered the compound following allegations of physical and sexual abuse of a 16-year-old girl
 On April 8, 533 women and children had been removed from the compound by authorities
  Zimbabwe Raids target opposition party   Brazil Thousands hit by outbreak of dengue  Zimbabwe  Zanu-PF meets to discuss strategy

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Apr.4   Zimbabwe Zanu-PF backs Mugabe for run-off
  Washington Blackwater Iraq contract to be renewed  Zimbabwe  MDC bids to end poll silence

April 5 ... more > Top ^

Apr.5   Zimbabwe Opposition: Runoff risks violence
 Paris  Sarkozy terms for Olympic attendance  Baghdad  Iraq: Blackwater staying on 'is bad news'   Sri Lanka Blast kills highways minister  Southern California  Hollywood legend Charlton Heston dead

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Apr.6   London Angry protests as torch reaches London
  Sochi Bush, Putin disagree on missile defense  USA  Clinton's chief strategist Mark Penn quits  Sadr City  Rocket attacks kill 3 U.S. troops

April 7 ... more > Top ^

Apr.7   Paris   Olympic torch extinguished
  The relay was disrupted by protesters demonstrating against the Chinese government, causing authorities to extinguish the flame 3 times
 Officials extinguished and put the torch on a bus for safety reasons, in the face of protests
  London     Princess Diana 'unlawfully killed'
  The inquest jury: Diana and Dodi Al Fayed were unlawfully killed due to the gross negligence of driver Henri Paul and the paparazzi
 Paul's drink-driving and a lack of seatbelts contributed to their deaths. Al Fayed's father Mohamed has refused to accept the verdict
  Iraq Religious leaders want militia intact   Texas Kansas pulled away victory in NCAA  Zimbabwe  Election officials arrested  Beijing  China vows to keep torch on track

April 8 ... more > Top ^

Apr.8  Washington  IMF may sell 400 tons of gold  U.S. Congress  Petraeus: US 'must suspend' withdrawal   Haiti   Rioters storm presidential palace  Hungry Haitians demand the resignation of President Preval over soaring food prices. U.N. peacekeepers battled rioters  Colombia  Rebels reject French aid to hostage  San Francisco Bay Area  Protests ahead of torch relay

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Apr.9   Global     IMF slashes world growth forecast  The International Monetary Fund has said that the world economy will grow much more slowly in the next two years as a result of the credit c...  Gaza  Militant attack on Israel border  Zimbabwe  Court mulls vote decision   San Francisco Bay Area   Route changes mark Olympic torch relay   Heavy security surrounded runners, as the threat of violent protests prompted officials to make dramatic last-minute changes  San Francisco Bay Area  Google and Yahoo to share web ads  Haiti  President: Cut in food taxes to stop riots  USA  American Airlines grounds flights   Thailand   54 Myanmar migrants suffocate in freezer   The bodies of migrant workers were found on the back of a truck. 67 other migrants were alive inside the freezer  Beijing  Olympics to 'rebound from crisis'

April 10 ... more > Top ^

Apr.10   UN UN chief to miss Olympics opening
  Washington Bush backs Iraq withdrawal freeze  Zimbabwe  Opposition rejects run-off vote  China  35 arrested in Olympics bomb plot  U.S. Supreme Court  Democrats: Bush is avoiding Iraq decisions

April 11 ... more > Top ^

Apr.11  Zimbabwe  Mugabe pulls out of election crisis summit  Argentina  Argentina braced for torch relay  Zimbabwe  Ban on Harare rallies   Sadr City   Iraq sends tanks into Sadr City   Iraqi tanks, with U.S. air support, are attacking Sadr City, just hours after al-Sadr called for calm in the wake of the assassination   Zambia Summit to tackle Zimbabwe


April 12 ... more > Top ^

Apr.12   Zambia   Summit opens to end Zimbabwe vote crisis
  Leaders from southern Africa convened for a meeting aimed at trying to resolve a dispute over the release of March 29 presidential election results.    Zimbabwe's President Robert...
  China Taiwan, China hold historic meeting  Turkey  'World peace' hitcher is murdered   Haiti Prime minister ousted over food prices   Global     IMF head gives food price warning
  Dominique Strauss-Kahn has warned that hundreds of thousands of people will face starvation if food prices keep rising
  Zimbabwe Zimbabwe to hold partial recount

April 13 ... more > Top ^

Apr.13   Nepal     Maoists extend poll lead
  The former guerrillas have won 40 out of 79 seats. Maoist party has increased its lead as more results are declared from the landmark elections
  Kenya   Odinga named PM in bid to end vote crisis   President Kibaki named rival Raila Odinga as prime minister, implementing a power-sharing deal after protracted negotiations  US Georgia  Trevor Immelman wins Masters  Global  World Bank echoes food cost alarm

April 14 ... more > Top ^

Apr.14  Rome  Berlusconi narrowly ahead in vote  Zimbabwe  Opposition fail in legal bid  Kenya  Report: Gang members killed in protests   Rome     Billionaire Berlusconi wins election
  Conservative former prime minister is on track to become next leader after his center-left rival Walter Veltroni conceded general election defeat
 Charismatic center-right Silvio Berlusconi, 71, has a commanding lead in both houses of parliament. 52-year-old Veltroni delivered a concession speech live on Italian television. Berlusconi will lead Italy's 63rd government since the end of World War II
 Mosul  Car bombs, suicide attack kill 17

April 15 ... more > Top ^

Apr.15   Iraq Bombings kill at least 60  Zimbabwe  Opposition warns of genocide  Congo  Air crash kills more than 80   Washington     Warm US welcome for Pope Benedict
  Pope received an unprecedented presidential greeting from Bush as he arrived for his first official visit to the US
 Gujarat  Many dead in bus accident

April 16 ... more > Top ^

Apr.16  Gaza  Air strike 'kills 9 Palestinians'  Washington  Pope in landmark White House trip  Zimbabwe  Police clamp down on strikers   Congo   Plane crash kills 38; others missing   Rescue workers were still searching for 20 people, a day after a plane crashed into a busy market   Washington Pope attacks US sex abuse record  East Timor  President returns home

April 17 ... more > Top ^

Apr.17   Kenya     Unity government sworn in  Kenya swore in a new Cabinet, split 50-50 between former bitter enemies from opposing parties   New Delhi Heavy security for torch
 South Africa  S Africa joins Zimbabwe vote call  Zimbabwe  Opposition party 'was offered deal'   South Korea S Korea 'due to lift US beef ban'  Darfur  Attacks force U.N. to cut food relief

April 18 ... more > Top ^

Apr.18   UN Gen. Assembly     Pope Benedict makes speech to UN  The head of the Roman Catholic Church has begun a speech to the United Nations on the final leg of his six-day US tour   USA Carter presses on with Hamas
  USA Citigroup sees second giant loss  Zimbabwe  Mugabe attacks opposition and UK  Manhattan  Pope promotes friendship at synagogue  New York  Crude hits record $117 per barrel  Zimbabwe  Zimbabwe to begin ballot recount  London  Bank 50bn mortgage rescue plan  Mumbai  10 deaths a day on city's trains  Bolivia  Bolivia struggles with floods

April 19 ... more > Top ^

Apr.19  South Africa  Zimbabwe weapons ship heads to Anglola  Zimbabwe  Annan demands action on Zimbabwe  Beijing  Anti-French rallies across China  Afghanistan  Pakistan envoy: I am Taliban hostage  Iraq  Al-Sadr threatens to 'declare war' in Iraq   Somalia 82 reported killed in Mogadishu
 Japan  Danica Patrick makes IndyCar history

April 20 ... more > Top ^

Apr.20   Manhattan     Pope offers prayer at Ground Zero   Benedict XVI has visited the scene of the 11 September 2001 attacks on Twin Towers, at the end of a six-day tour of the US  Zimbabwe  Opposition claims mass arrests   Paraguay   Exit polls projected Lugo winning  Exit polls projected former Roman Catholic Bishop Fernando Lugo winning enough votes in to end six decades of one-party rule  New York  Stadium Mass ends Pope's US visit

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Apr.21   Indonesia   Court sentences key militant  An Indonesian court has sentenced Abu Dujana, he alleged military commander of an al Qaeda-linked network, to 15 years in prison   Georgia   Georgia accuses Russia of downing plane
  Georgia's air force commander: A Russian fighter jet has shot down an unmanned spy plane as it flew over the breakaway region of Abkhazia
 Zimbabwe  Opposition turns to UN  UN  Leaders warn on biofuels and food

April 22 ... more > Top ^

Apr.22   Egypt al-Zawahiri: Attacks on West works  Zimbabwe  Churches: Stop the murder, torture  USA  Clinton's poll day threat to Iran   Darfur   Darfur deaths 'could be 300,000'
  UN head of humanitarian affairs John Holmes: An estimated 300,000 people may have died as a result of the conflict. That is an increase of 50%
  Pennsylvania     Clinton 'wins key Democrat vote'  Hillary Clinton has beaten Democratic rival Barack Obama. Analysts say she needs a big win to keep her campaign alive  Zimbabwe  Official: Expect election result in days

April 23 ... more > Top ^

Apr.23   Sri Lanka Scores killed as troops and rebels clash  Georgia  Georgia denounces Russian 'harassment'  USA  Clinton 'best to take on McCain'   Australia   More arrests as Australia hosts torch   5 people were arrested as the Olympic torch made its way through Canberra in a relay that was more orderly than in other countries  U.S. Congress  U.S. to cite N. Korea-Syria nuclear link   Gaza Fuel embargo blocks UN aid

April 24 ... more > Top ^

Apr.24  South Africa  Zuma: Zimbabwe crisis at critical level   Syria     Syria 'had covert nuclear scheme'
  The United States has accused N. Korea of helping Syria build a nuclear reactor that 'was not intended for peaceful purposes'.    A covert nuclear reactor destroyed last year in Syria would have been capable of producing plutonium. But ...
 Zimbabwe  U.S.: Mugabe trying to steal election

April 25 ... more > Top ^

Apr.25   NW Pakistan Blast ends lull in violence  UN  UN probes US Syria reactor claim  USA  Nuclear head angry at U.S. info delay  Japan  Japan leg of torch relay begins   Japan Scuffles at torch relay   Nigeria Oil firms cut output  West Bank  Abbas will meet Bush in May

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Apr.26   Zimbabwe   Recount shows opposition ahead
  Ruling party has failed to gain the seats needed to hold onto control of parliament in a recount of ballots in last month's controversial elections.    In initial results, the Movement for Democratic Change, declared a majority of parliamentary seats, but the electoral commis...
 Somalia  Pirates free crew of Spanish boat  Sadr City  U.S. denies Sadr City airstrikes   Iran Conservatives claim election win   Kabul     President flees ceremony attack
  Hamid Karzai and other quickly scrambled toward safety when the sound of gunfire and explosions interrupted a military ceremony.    Security forces whisked Karzai away from the scene and hundreds of people fled as shots rang out. He and other dignitaries were safe. The Taliban clai...
  South Korea Tight security at Seoul torch relay

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Apr.27   Austria     Captive woman had 7 children by father
Map of Amstetten Austria
  Police believe a 73-year-old man held his daughter captive in his cellar for the past two decades and had seven children with her
 The existence of the woman, missing since 1984 and now 42, emerged apparently after a teenage child fell ill and had to be taken to hospital.
 Sadr City  Female suicide bomber kills 3  Austria  Detectives study cellar   China Train collision kills at least 66  Congo  UN troops 'armed DR Congo rebels'

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Apr.28   Austria 'House of Horrors' father confesses


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Apr.29   Austria DNA: Captor fathered daughter's children
 Baghdad  Tariq Aziz on trial over executions  Kabul  Karzai was warned of assassination plot  Northern England  Scholes fires United to Champions final  Georgia  Georgia-Russia tensions ramped up

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Apr.30   Iran Iran dumps U.S. dollar for oil trades
 Austria  Austrian incest dad holidayed in Thailand  NATO  Nato warns Russia over Georgia  London  Drogba, Lampard send Chelsea through  CIA  CIA: China is not an 'inevitable enemy'  Washington  Further cut in interest rates   Somalia   Air raid kills militants  Aden Hashi Ayrow, the head of an al-Qaeda-linked group, has been killed in pre-dawn air strike in the central town of Dusamareb  Dubai  Hopes as talks continue  Tehran  'Provocative' Clinton angers Iran


Blackwater Iraq contract to be renewed Bush, Putin disagree on missile defense Religious leaders want militia intact Bush backs Iraq withdrawal freeze Iraq sends tanks into Sadr City   Iraqi tanks, with U.S. air support, are attacking Sadr City, just hours after al-Sadr called for calm in the wake of the assassination 82 reported killed in Mogadishu Georgia accuses Russia of downing plane




World, April 2008 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2008
Apr.1  Kiev  Bush backs Ukraine on NATO bid
Apr.2  Romania  France to send battalion to Afghanistan
Apr.3  Basra  U.S. in deadly airstrike on Basra house
Apr.4   Washington
Apr.5  Baghdad  Iraq: Blackwater staying on 'is bad news'
Apr.6   Sochi
Apr.6  Sadr City  Rocket attacks kill 3 U.S. troops
Apr.7   Iraq
Apr.8  U.S. Congress  Petraeus: US 'must suspend' withdrawal
Apr.8  Colombia  Rebels reject French aid to hostage
Apr.9  Gaza  Militant attack on Israel border
Apr.10   Washington
Apr.10  U.S. Supreme Court  Democrats: Bush is avoiding Iraq decisions
Apr.11   Sadr City
Apr.16  Gaza  Air strike 'kills 9 Palestinians'
Apr.17  Darfur  Attacks force U.N. to cut food relief
Apr.19  South Africa  Zimbabwe weapons ship heads to Anglola
Apr.19  Iraq  Al-Sadr threatens to 'declare war' in Iraq
Apr.19   Somalia
Apr.21   Georgia
  Georgia's air force commander: A Russian fighter jet has shot down an unmanned spy plane as it flew over the breakaway region of Abkhazia
Apr.22  USA  Clinton's poll day threat to Iran Apr.22   Darfur Darfur deaths 'could be 300,000'
  UN head of humanitarian affairs John Holmes: An estimated 300,000 people may have died as a result of the conflict. That is an increase of 50%
Apr.23   Sri Lanka Scores killed as troops and rebels clash Apr.24   Syria   Syria 'had covert nuclear scheme'
  The United States has accused N. Korea of helping Syria build a nuclear reactor that 'was not intended for peaceful purposes'.    A covert nuclear reactor destroyed last year in Syria would have been capable of producing plutonium. But ...
Apr.26  Sadr City  U.S. denies Sadr City airstrikes Apr.27  Congo  UN troops 'armed DR Congo rebels' Apr.29  Georgia  Georgia-Russia tensions ramped up Apr.30   Somalia Air raid kills militants  Aden Hashi Ayrow, the head of an al-Qaeda-linked group, has been killed in pre-dawn air strike in the central town of Dusamareb



World, April 2008 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2008 Apr.3   Brazil Thousands hit by outbreak of dengue Apr.7   London   Princess Diana 'unlawfully killed'
  The inquest jury: Diana and Dodi Al Fayed were unlawfully killed due to the gross negligence of driver Henri Paul and the paparazzi
 Paul's drink-driving and a lack of seatbelts contributed to their deaths. Al Fayed's father Mohamed has refused to accept the verdict
Apr.9  USA  American Airlines grounds flights Apr.9   Thailand 54 Myanmar migrants suffocate in freezer   The bodies of migrant workers were found on the back of a truck. 67 other migrants were alive inside the freezer Apr.15  Congo  Air crash kills more than 80 Apr.15  Gujarat  Many dead in bus accident Apr.16   Congo Plane crash kills 38; others missing   Rescue workers were still searching for 20 people, a day after a plane crashed into a busy market Apr.18  Mumbai  10 deaths a day on city's trains Apr.18  Bolivia  Bolivia struggles with floods Apr.27   China Train collision kills at least 66



World, April 2008 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2008 Apr.5  Southern California  Hollywood legend Charlton Heston dead Apr.8  Washington  IMF may sell 400 tons of gold Apr.9   Global   IMF slashes world growth forecast  The International Monetary Fund has said that the world economy will grow much more slowly in the next two years as a result of the credit c... Apr.9  San Francisco Bay Area  Google and Yahoo to share web ads Apr.9  USA  American Airlines grounds flights Apr.12   Global   IMF head gives food price warning
  Dominique Strauss-Kahn has warned that hundreds of thousands of people will face starvation if food prices keep rising
Apr.13  Global  World Bank echoes food cost alarm Apr.17   South Korea S Korea 'due to lift US beef ban' Apr.18   USA Citigroup sees second giant loss Apr.18  New York  Crude hits record $117 per barrel Apr.18  London  Bank 50bn mortgage rescue plan Apr.19  South Africa  Zimbabwe weapons ship heads to Anglola Apr.21  UN  Leaders warn on biofuels and food Apr.25   Nigeria Oil firms cut output Apr.30   Iran Iran dumps U.S. dollar for oil trades Apr.30  Washington  Further cut in interest rates



World, April 2008 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2008 Apr.5  Paris  Sarkozy terms for Olympic attendance Apr.6   London Angry protests as torch reaches London
Apr.7   Paris Olympic torch extinguished
  The relay was disrupted by protesters demonstrating against the Chinese government, causing authorities to extinguish the flame 3 times
 Officials extinguished and put the torch on a bus for safety reasons, in the face of protests
Apr.7   Texas Kansas pulled away victory in NCAA Apr.7  Beijing  China vows to keep torch on track Apr.8  San Francisco Bay Area  Protests ahead of torch relay Apr.9   San Francisco Bay Area Route changes mark Olympic torch relay   Heavy security surrounded runners, as the threat of violent protests prompted officials to make dramatic last-minute changes Apr.9  Beijing  Olympics to 'rebound from crisis' Apr.10   UN UN chief to miss Olympics opening Apr.10  China  35 arrested in Olympics bomb plot Apr.13  US Georgia  Trevor Immelman wins Masters Apr.17   New Delhi Heavy security for torch Apr.19  Japan  Danica Patrick makes IndyCar history Apr.23   Australia More arrests as Australia hosts torch   5 people were arrested as the Olympic torch made its way through Canberra in a relay that was more orderly than in other countries Apr.25  Japan  Japan leg of torch relay begins Apr.25   Japan Scuffles at torch relay Apr.26   South Korea Tight security at Seoul torch relay Apr.29  Northern England  Scholes fires United to Champions final Apr.30  London  Drogba, Lampard send Chelsea through



World, April 2008 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2008 Apr.1   Paris   Sarkozy pleads for Colombian hostage   French President will send a humanitarian mission to Colombia's jungles to treat ailing hostages held by leftist rebels there Apr.2   Ireland PM to quit over payments scandal   Bertie Ahern, who helped broker peace in Northern Ireland, could not survive a scandal over his collection of cash from businessmen Apr.3   Texas Police entered YFZ compound
Map of Eldorado Texas
  Texas law enforcement entered the compound following allegations of physical and sexual abuse of a 16-year-old girl
 On April 8, 533 women and children had been removed from the compound by authorities
Apr.5   Sri Lanka Blast kills highways minister Apr.7   London   Princess Diana 'unlawfully killed'
  The inquest jury: Diana and Dodi Al Fayed were unlawfully killed due to the gross negligence of driver Henri Paul and the paparazzi
 Paul's drink-driving and a lack of seatbelts contributed to their deaths. Al Fayed's father Mohamed has refused to accept the verdict
Apr.8   Haiti Rioters storm presidential palace  Hungry Haitians demand the resignation of President Preval over soaring food prices. U.N. peacekeepers battled rioters Apr.8  Colombia  Rebels reject French aid to hostage Apr.9  Haiti  President: Cut in food taxes to stop riots Apr.10  China  35 arrested in Olympics bomb plot Apr.12  Turkey  'World peace' hitcher is murdered Apr.14  Mosul  Car bombs, suicide attack kill 17 Apr.15   Iraq Bombings kill at least 60
Apr.16   Washington Pope attacks US sex abuse record Apr.19  Afghanistan  Pakistan envoy: I am Taliban hostage Apr.21   Indonesia Court sentences key militant  An Indonesian court has sentenced Abu Dujana, he alleged military commander of an al Qaeda-linked network, to 15 years in prison Apr.22   Egypt al-Zawahiri: Attacks on West works Apr.25   NW Pakistan Blast ends lull in violence Apr.26  Somalia  Pirates free crew of Spanish boat Apr.26   Kabul   President flees ceremony attack
  Hamid Karzai and other quickly scrambled toward safety when the sound of gunfire and explosions interrupted a military ceremony.    Security forces whisked Karzai away from the scene and hundreds of people fled as shots rang out. He and other dignitaries were safe. The Taliban clai...
Apr.27   Austria   Captive woman had 7 children by father Map of Amstetten Austria
  Police believe a 73-year-old man held his daughter captive in his cellar for the past two decades and had seven children with her
 The existence of the woman, missing since 1984 and now 42, emerged apparently after a teenage child fell ill and had to be taken to hospital.
Apr.27  Sadr City  Female suicide bomber kills 3 Apr.27  Austria  Detectives study cellar Apr.28   Austria 'House of Horrors' father confesses Apr.29   Austria DNA: Captor fathered daughter's children Apr.29  Baghdad  Tariq Aziz on trial over executions Apr.29  Kabul  Karzai was warned of assassination plot Apr.30  Austria  Austrian incest dad holidayed in Thailand



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2008 Apr.1  Kiev  Bush backs Ukraine on NATO bid Apr.1  Zimbabwe  Rivals neck and neck Apr.1   Paris   Sarkozy pleads for Colombian hostage   French President will send a humanitarian mission to Colombia's jungles to treat ailing hostages held by leftist rebels there Apr.1  Zimbabwe  'No deal' for Mugabe to step down Apr.1  Zimbabwe  Election pressure mounts Apr.2   Zimbabwe   Mugabe's Zanu-PF loses majority
  Election Commission: Zanu-PF party has taken 94 of the 207 contested seats, while opposition parties have won 105
 The MDC said its leader Morgan Tsvangirai had won the presidential election. The official election results have not yet been declared
Apr.2   Ireland PM to quit over payments scandal   Bertie Ahern, who helped broker peace in Northern Ireland, could not survive a scandal over his collection of cash from businessmen Apr.2  Romania  France to send battalion to Afghanistan Apr.2  Zimbabwe  Opposition wins assembly Apr.3   NATO   NATO denies Georgia and Ukraine
  NATO will not yet offer membership to Georgia or Ukraine after the alliance was split amid strong objections from Russia.    Albania and Croatia were given the green light. US and Czech off...
Apr.3   Texas Police entered YFZ compound
Map of Eldorado Texas
  Texas law enforcement entered the compound following allegations of physical and sexual abuse of a 16-year-old girl
 On April 8, 533 women and children had been removed from the compound by authorities
Apr.3   Zimbabwe Raids target opposition party Apr.3  Zimbabwe  Zanu-PF meets to discuss strategy Apr.4   Zimbabwe Zanu-PF backs Mugabe for run-off Apr.4  Zimbabwe  MDC bids to end poll silence Apr.5   Zimbabwe Opposition: Runoff risks violence Apr.5  Paris  Sarkozy terms for Olympic attendance Apr.6   London Angry protests as torch reaches London Apr.6   Sochi Bush, Putin disagree on missile defense Apr.6  USA  Clinton's chief strategist Mark Penn quits Apr.7   Paris Olympic torch extinguished
  The relay was disrupted by protesters demonstrating against the Chinese government, causing authorities to extinguish the flame 3 times
 Officials extinguished and put the torch on a bus for safety reasons, in the face of protests
Apr.7   London   Princess Diana 'unlawfully killed'
  The inquest jury: Diana and Dodi Al Fayed were unlawfully killed due to the gross negligence of driver Henri Paul and the paparazzi
 Paul's drink-driving and a lack of seatbelts contributed to their deaths. Al Fayed's father Mohamed has refused to accept the verdict
Apr.7   Iraq Religious leaders want militia intact Apr.7  Zimbabwe  Election officials arrested Apr.7  Beijing  China vows to keep torch on track Apr.8  U.S. Congress  Petraeus: US 'must suspend' withdrawal Apr.8   Haiti Rioters storm presidential palace  Hungry Haitians demand the resignation of President Preval over soaring food prices. U.N. peacekeepers battled rioters Apr.8  San Francisco Bay Area  Protests ahead of torch relay Apr.9  Zimbabwe  Court mulls vote decision Apr.9   San Francisco Bay Area Route changes mark Olympic torch relay   Heavy security surrounded runners, as the threat of violent protests prompted officials to make dramatic last-minute changes Apr.9   Thailand 54 Myanmar migrants suffocate in freezer   The bodies of migrant workers were found on the back of a truck. 67 other migrants were alive inside the freezer Apr.10   UN UN chief to miss Olympics opening Apr.10   Washington Bush backs Iraq withdrawal freeze Apr.10  Zimbabwe  Opposition rejects run-off vote Apr.10  U.S. Supreme Court  Democrats: Bush is avoiding Iraq decisions Apr.11  Zimbabwe  Mugabe pulls out of election crisis summit Apr.11  Argentina  Argentina braced for torch relay Apr.11  Zimbabwe  Ban on Harare rallies Apr.11   Zambia Summit to tackle Zimbabwe Apr.12   Zambia Summit opens to end Zimbabwe vote crisis
  Leaders from southern Africa convened for a meeting aimed at trying to resolve a dispute over the release of March 29 presidential election results.    Zimbabwe's President Robert...
Apr.12   China Taiwan, China hold historic meeting Apr.12   Haiti Prime minister ousted over food prices Apr.12   Zimbabwe Zimbabwe to hold partial recount Apr.13   Nepal   Maoists extend poll lead
  The former guerrillas have won 40 out of 79 seats. Maoist party has increased its lead as more results are declared from the landmark elections
Apr.13   Kenya Odinga named PM in bid to end vote crisis   President Kibaki named rival Raila Odinga as prime minister, implementing a power-sharing deal after protracted negotiations Apr.14  Rome  Berlusconi narrowly ahead in vote Apr.14  Zimbabwe  Opposition fail in legal bid Apr.14  Kenya  Report: Gang members killed in protests Apr.14   Rome   Billionaire Berlusconi wins election
  Conservative former prime minister is on track to become next leader after his center-left rival Walter Veltroni conceded general election defeat
 Charismatic center-right Silvio Berlusconi, 71, has a commanding lead in both houses of parliament. 52-year-old Veltroni delivered a concession speech live on Italian television. Berlusconi will lead Italy's 63rd government since the end of World War II
Apr.15  Zimbabwe  Opposition warns of genocide Apr.15   Washington   Warm US welcome for Pope Benedict
  Pope received an unprecedented presidential greeting from Bush as he arrived for his first official visit to the US
Apr.16  Washington  Pope in landmark White House trip Apr.16  Zimbabwe  Police clamp down on strikers Apr.16   Washington Pope attacks US sex abuse record Apr.16  East Timor  President returns home Apr.17   Kenya   Unity government sworn in  Kenya swore in a new Cabinet, split 50-50 between former bitter enemies from opposing parties Apr.17  South Africa  S Africa joins Zimbabwe vote call Apr.17  Zimbabwe  Opposition party 'was offered deal' Apr.18   UN Gen. Assembly   Pope Benedict makes speech to UN  The head of the Roman Catholic Church has begun a speech to the United Nations on the final leg of his six-day US tour Apr.18   USA Carter presses on with Hamas Apr.18  Zimbabwe  Mugabe attacks opposition and UK Apr.18  Manhattan  Pope promotes friendship at synagogue Apr.18  Zimbabwe  Zimbabwe to begin ballot recount Apr.19  Zimbabwe  Annan demands action on Zimbabwe Apr.19  Beijing  Anti-French rallies across China Apr.19  Afghanistan  Pakistan envoy: I am Taliban hostage Apr.20   Manhattan   Pope offers prayer at Ground Zero   Benedict XVI has visited the scene of the 11 September 2001 attacks on Twin Towers, at the end of a six-day tour of the US Apr.20  Zimbabwe  Opposition claims mass arrests Apr.20   Paraguay Exit polls projected Lugo winning  Exit polls projected former Roman Catholic Bishop Fernando Lugo winning enough votes in to end six decades of one-party rule Apr.20  New York  Stadium Mass ends Pope's US visit Apr.21  Zimbabwe  Opposition turns to UN Apr.21  UN  Leaders warn on biofuels and food Apr.22  Zimbabwe  Churches: Stop the murder, torture Apr.22  USA  Clinton's poll day threat to Iran Apr.22   Pennsylvania   Clinton 'wins key Democrat vote'  Hillary Clinton has beaten Democratic rival Barack Obama. Analysts say she needs a big win to keep her campaign alive Apr.22  Zimbabwe  Official: Expect election result in days Apr.23  Georgia  Georgia denounces Russian 'harassment' Apr.23  USA  Clinton 'best to take on McCain' Apr.23   Australia More arrests as Australia hosts torch   5 people were arrested as the Olympic torch made its way through Canberra in a relay that was more orderly than in other countries Apr.23  U.S. Congress  U.S. to cite N. Korea-Syria nuclear link Apr.23   Gaza Fuel embargo blocks UN aid Apr.24  South Africa  Zuma: Zimbabwe crisis at critical level Apr.24   Syria   Syria 'had covert nuclear scheme'
  The United States has accused N. Korea of helping Syria build a nuclear reactor that 'was not intended for peaceful purposes'.    A covert nuclear reactor destroyed last year in Syria would have been capable of producing plutonium. But ...
Apr.24  Zimbabwe  U.S.: Mugabe trying to steal election Apr.25  UN  UN probes US Syria reactor claim Apr.25  USA  Nuclear head angry at U.S. info delay Apr.25   Japan Scuffles at torch relay Apr.25  West Bank  Abbas will meet Bush in May Apr.26   Zimbabwe Recount shows opposition ahead
  Ruling party has failed to gain the seats needed to hold onto control of parliament in a recount of ballots in last month's controversial elections.    In initial results, the Movement for Democratic Change, declared a majority of parliamentary seats, but the electoral commis...
Apr.26   Iran Conservatives claim election win Apr.26   South Korea Tight security at Seoul torch relay Apr.30  NATO  Nato warns Russia over Georgia Apr.30  CIA  CIA: China is not an 'inevitable enemy' Apr.30  Dubai  Hopes as talks continue Apr.30  Tehran  'Provocative' Clinton angers Iran