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B. 04-03 Eugene Terreblanche killed South Africa
2. 04-03 Alert over oil leak on Great Barrier Reef Great Barrier Reef, Queensland
D. 04-05 Explosions kill 67 near U.S. consulate Peshawar
4. 04-05 China rescues 115 from flooded mine Xinhua, China
04-06 Blast killed at least 25 miners Montcoal, West Virginia, USA
6. 04-06 Rains, flooding kill 200 in Brazil Rio de Janeiro
H. 04-07 Opposition sets up 'people's government' Kyrgyzstan
I. 04-08 Obama, Medvedev sign arms treaty Moscow
J. 04-09 Pope hit by new child abuse allegations Vatican

Summary.     Click for More > Rains, flooding kill 200 in Brazil   About 287 people have been rescued, and others were trapped under mudslides caused by the rain Opposition sets up 'people's government' Obama, Medvedev sign arms treaty Pope hit by new child abuse allegations Polish president died in plane crash Map of Smolensk Russia
Eugene Terreblanche killed Alert over oil leak on Great Barrier Reef Explosions kill 67 near U.S. consulate China rescues 115 from flooded mine Blast killed at least 25 miners Map of Montcoal West Virginia USA
Apr.1  Kabul  Karzai accuses UN over election fraud
 Gaza  Thirteen Israeli air strikes hit Gaza Strip
Apr.2  Moscow  Teen ID'd as Moscow subway bomber
 Vatican  Preacher compares row to anti-Semitism
 Washington  U.S. official: Iran to ship arms to Taliban
 Iraq  Gunmen kill 25 in attack on village
Apr.3   South Africa
  Queensland
 Senegal  Senegal unveils colossal statue
Apr.4  North Mexico  Earthquakes rattle Pacific Coast
 China  9 rescued after week trapped in mine
 China  Dozens rescued from flooded mine
Apr.5   Peshawar
  China
 Iraq  Video shows deaths of 2 journalists in Iraq
Apr.6  London  Race begins as Brown confirms 6 May date
 Washington  Obama limits US nuclear arms use
  USA
  One of the men killed in coal mine explosion at the Massey Energy Co. knew of the danger but didn't let it bother him.    4 others are unaccounted for at The blast at the Massey Energy Co. The cause had not be...
  Rio de Janeiro
 Sumatra  7.7-magnitude quake strikes Indonesia
Apr.7  Kyrgyzstan  Unrest prompts state of emergency
  Kyrgyzstan
 Spain  Pinochet judge charged with abuse
Apr.8   Moscow
 Kyrgyzstan  President Bakiev says he won't resign
Apr.9   Vatican
Apr.10   Russia
  Tupolev 154, carrying Lech Kaczynski, has crashed near a Russian airport. 87 people were killed; there were no survivors
 Kaczynski, his wife Maria and several senior government figures were in Russia to mark the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre. They included the army chief of staff Gen Franciszek Gagor, central bank governor Slawomir Skrzypek and deputy Foreign Minister Andrzej Kremer. There were a total of 132 people on the plane
 Poland  Poland mourns president's death in crash   Thailand 18 killed in Bangkok protests Apr.11  Greece  Greece is offered 30bn euros loan Apr.12  Washington  Ukraine to remove uranium stockpile Apr.13  Washington  Obama: 'Real progress' at nuclear summit   Western China Hundreds dead in 6.9 earthquake   Some 300 people are feared dead after a rapid series of strong earthquakes hit a mountainous and impoverished area Apr.14  Iceland  800 evacuated as volcano erupts   Japan Toyota suspends sales of Lexus worldwide  Toyota has suspended sales of its 2010 Lexus GX 460 after a US consumer magazine warning and said it would test all of its other SUV models  Western China  China sifts rubble for quake survivors Apr.15  Pakistan  U.N.: Bhutto death probe mishandled  Iceland  Volcanic ash cloud causes air travel chaos  European Union  Europe flights be grounded into weekend Apr.17  Sudan  Elections 'failed' international norms  Poland  Services for Polish crash victims   Iceland   Volcanic ash wreaking travel chaos
  A cloud from an Icelandic volcano continued to blanket Europe, shutting down airspace in 23 countries and causing misery for millions of travelers
 Virtually all of Europe's major airports remain closed as a huge plume of ash drifts south and east across the continent. Airlines are losing some $200m a day in an unprecedented shutdown of commercial air travel
Apr.18   Poland Poles hold funeral for president
 European Union  Airlines and airports question flight bans  England  Test flights: European skies may be safe Apr.19   Netherlands Europe airport start to reopen for flights Apr.20  Amazon  Brazil awards rights to develop dam  Beijing  China pays tribute to quake victims Apr.21  European Union  Battle to clear flights' backlog   Louisiana   Oil spill after blast on oil rig
  A 'catastrophic' explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico engulfed the drilling platform in flames
 At least 11 missing after blast. Massive oil spill is the largest offshore spill in U.S. history and among the largest oil spills in history. The spill stemmed from a sea-floor oil gusher
Apr.22  Thailand  Dozens hurt in Bangkok protest blasts  New York  Obama pushes case for bank reform bill  Wisconsin  US man names Pope in abuse lawsuit Apr.23  Baghdad  At least 61 dead in Iraq bombings  Arizona  Arizona signs tough immigration bill Apr.24  Thailand  Thai PM rejects protesters' demand  Greece  IMF chief tries to ease Greece fears Apr.25  Iran  Five new missiles tested, Iran says  Louisiana  Efforts to stop leak after oil rig explosion Apr.26   Miami Noriega extradited to France  Sudan  President wins election, officials say Apr.27  Greece  Greek bonds rated 'junk' by S& P's  Beijing  China lifts ban on foreigners with HIV Apr.28  Northern England  PM apologizes for calling woman 'bigot'  Global  Fears grow over Greece crisis  Barcelona  Inter oust Barca to reach Champions final  Louisiana  New leak found in Gulf of Mexico oil spill Apr.29  London  Polls give UK debate win to Cameron  Louisiana  Oil reaches coast in US disaster Apr.30  Shanghai  Shanghai rolls out record world's expo  Spain  Spain unemployment tops 20 percent


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European Union
Race begins as Brown confirms 6 May date
Poland mourns president's death in crash
Services for Polish crash victims
Poles hold funeral for president
PM apologizes for calling woman 'bigot'
Europe flights be grounded into weekend
Airlines and airports question flight bans
Test flights: European skies may be safe
Greece is offered 30bn euros loan
Europe flights be grounded into weekend
Airlines and airports question flight bans
Test flights: European skies may be safe
Europe airport start to reopen for flights
Battle to clear flights' backlog
IMF chief tries to ease Greece fears
Pinochet judge charged with abuse
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USA
Obama limits US nuclear arms use
Ukraine to remove uranium stockpile
Obama: 'Real progress' at nuclear summit
Obama pushes case for bank reform bill
US man names Pope in abuse lawsuit
Arizona signs tough immigration bill
Noriega extradited to France
Blast killed at least 25 miners
Oil spill after blast on oil rig
Efforts to stop leak after oil rig explosion
New leak found in Gulf of Mexico oil spill
Oil reaches coast in US disaster
Oil spill after blast on oil rig
Obama pushes case for bank reform bill
US man names Pope in abuse lawsuit
U.S. official: Iran to ship arms to Taliban
Obama limits US nuclear arms use
Ukraine to remove uranium stockpile
China
China pays tribute to quake victims
China lifts ban on foreigners with HIV
9 rescued after week trapped in mine
Dozens rescued from flooded mine
China rescues 115 from flooded mine
Hundreds dead in 6.9 earthquake
China sifts rubble for quake survivors
Shanghai rolls out record world's expo
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Arab Countries
Condemned 'sorcerer' won't die Friday
Elections 'failed' international norms
President wins election, officials say
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Gunmen kill 25 in attack on village
Jailed kissing pair lose appeal
At least 61 dead in Iraq bombings
Thirteen Israeli air strikes hit Gaza Strip
Video shows deaths of 2 journalists in Iraq
Washington
Obama seeks China aid over Iran
Obama limits US nuclear arms use
Ukraine to remove uranium stockpile
Obama: 'Real progress' at nuclear summit
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U.S. official: Iran to ship arms to Taliban
Obama limits US nuclear arms use
Ukraine to remove uranium stockpile
Post Soviet
Opposition sets up 'people's government'
Unrest prompts state of emergency
Obama, Medvedev sign arms treaty
Polish president died in plane crash
Polish president died in plane crash
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Teen ID'd as Moscow subway bomber
Obama, Medvedev sign arms treaty

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  Karzai accuses UN over election fraud  Afghan President has accused foreign election observers of fraud during last year's disputed vote Thirteen Israeli air strikes hit Gaza Strip Teen ID'd as Moscow subway bomber   Preacher compares row to anti-Semitism  Pope's personal preacher has compared criticism of the pontiff and Church over child abuse to 'collective violence' suffered by the Jews U.S. official: Iran to ship arms to Taliban Gunmen kill 25 in attack on village  25 people, linked to a militia that opposes al-Qaeda, had been killed in the attack in a Sunni village south of Baghdad Eugene Terreblanche killed


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April 1 ... more > Top ^

Apr.1   Kabul  
  Gaza
 Saudi Arabia  Condemned 'sorcerer' won't die Friday
 Washington  Obama seeks China aid over Iran


April 2 ... more > Top ^

Apr.2   Moscow
 Washington  Obama to 'ratchet up' Iran pressure
  Vatican  
  Washington
 Washington  US concern at Karzai fraud claim
 China  Sounds heard from mine
  Iraq  
 Vatican  Fury at anti-Semitism link in abuse row


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Apr.3  Northern Afghanistan  Afghan soldiers killed in friendly fire
  South Africa  
  South African white supremacist leader was beaten to death after a dispute over unpaid wages, on his farm in the country's north-west
  Queensland   Alert over oil leak on Great Barrier Reef
Map of Great Barrier Reef Australia
  The Shen Neng I, a Chinese ship, has run aground off north-eastern Australia, sparking an alert of an oil leak into the Great Barrier Reef
  Senegal   Senegal unveils colossal statue   A lavish ceremony was criticised over the 164-foot monument's construction at a time when the nation is struggling financially

April 4 ... more > Top ^

Apr.4  Dubai  Jailed kissing pair lose appeal  South Africa  Calm urged after S Africa killing  Vatican  Cardinal rejects sex abuse 'gossip'   North Mexico Earthquakes rattle Pacific Coast
  China 9 rescued after week trapped in mine   China Dozens rescued from flooded mine

April 5 ... more > Top ^

Apr.5   Peshawar   Explosions kill 67 near U.S. consulate
Map of Peshawar
  A terrorist attack killed two consulate Pakistani security guards and at least four others. All U.S. citizens were accounted for
  China   China rescues 115 from flooded mine Map of Xinhua China
  More than a week after their coal mine was flooded by a rush of underground water, 115 miners were pulled out alive
 Washington  US anger at Peshawar consulate attack   Iraq Video shows deaths of 2 journalists in Iraq  Somalia  Korea ship reaches Somali pirates  Indiana  Duke won national title

April 6 ... more > Top ^

Apr.6   London     Race begins as Brown confirms 6 May date   Political leaders have headed off on the campaign trail after Prime Minister announced the UK general election would be held on 6 May   Washington Obama limits US nuclear arms use
  USA   Blast killed at least 25 miners Map of Montcoal West Virginia USA
  One of the men killed in coal mine explosion at the Massey Energy Co. knew of the danger but didn't let it bother him
 4 others are unaccounted for at The blast at the Massey Energy Co. The cause had not been determined as rescuers worked to bore ventilation holes into the Upper Big Branch Mine
  Rio de Janeiro   Rains, flooding kill 200 in Brazil
  About 287 people have been rescued, and others were trapped under mudslides caused by the rain
 At least 33 people died in Rio de Janeiro city after 28cm of rain fell in 24 hours. 33 were killed in the neighbouring city of Niteroi
  Sumatra 7.7-magnitude quake strikes Indonesia
 North Korea  US man sentenced to hard labour

April 7 ... more > Top ^

Apr.7   Kyrgyzstan Unrest prompts state of emergency
 Mumbai  India quietly buries Mumbai gunmen  Thailand  PM declares state of emergency  USA  Martina Navratilova has breast cancer   Kyrgyzstan   Opposition sets up 'people's government'
  The opposition said Prime Minister Daniyar Usenov had agreed to resign but President Kurmanbek Bakiyev has yet to do so.    Speaking at a news conference, Ex-Foreign Minister Otunbayeva said parliament had been dissolved and an interim govern...
  Spain     Pinochet judge charged with abuse  Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon who brought cases against former Chilean dictator and bin Laden has been charged with abuse of judicial power

April 8 ... more > Top ^

Apr.8   Moscow     Obama, Medvedev sign arms treaty
  The new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, a major nuclear arms control , reduces the nuclear stockpiles of both nations.    The agreement cuts the number of nuclear weapons he...
  Kyrgyzstan President Bakiev says he won't resign  Jerusalem  Netanyahu pulls out of US nuclear summit  South Africa  Ancient remains are 'time machine'  Switzerland  Former Sex Pistols manager McLaren dead  Rio de Janeiro  Death toll climbs from Rio mudslides

April 9 ... more > Top ^

Apr.9  Kyrgyzstan  Ousted President Bakiyev 'fears for life'  Kyrgyzstan  President accused of looting state  Thailand  Police fire tear gas at protesters  Southern Afghanistan  4 killed in U.S. aircraft crash   Vatican     Pope hit by new child abuse allegations
  Benedict XVI is facing allegations he was responsible for delaying Church action against a paedophile priest
 Moscow  Adopted boy sent back to Russia  Iran  Iran has 'mastered' nuclear technology  Vatican  Vatican defends Pope in letter row  USA  4 missing West Virginia miners found dead

April 10 ... more > Top ^

Apr.10   Russia   Polish president died in plane crash Map of Smolensk Russia
  Tupolev 154, carrying Lech Kaczynski, has crashed near a Russian airport. 87 people were killed; there were no survivors
 Kaczynski, his wife Maria and several senior government figures were in Russia to mark the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre. They included the army chief of staff Gen Franciszek Gagor, central bank governor Slawomir Skrzypek and deputy Foreign Minister Andrzej Kremer. There were a total of 132 people on the plane
  Poland Poland mourns president's death in crash   Thailand   18 killed in Bangkok protests
  11 were civilians and four military were killed in clashes between anti-government protesters and Thai police and military forces. 486 were injured


April 11 ... more > Top ^

Apr.11   Greece Greece is offered 30bn euros loan
 Sudan  Voters describe confusion at polls  Poland  President's body returns to Poland  US Georgia  Mickelson seals third Masters win

April 12 ... more > Top ^

Apr.12   Washington Ukraine to remove uranium stockpile
 Thailand  PM Abhisit Vejjajiva under rising pressure  Washington  Obama, Hu meeting focuses on Iran  Washington  Obama opens nuclear security summit

April 13 ... more > Top ^

Apr.13   Washington     Obama: 'Real progress' at nuclear summit  President Obama said that the 47-nation summit he convened raised global awareness of the threat of nuclear terrorism and yielded commitment...   Western China   Hundreds dead in 6.9 earthquake
Map of Qinghai China
  Some 300 people are feared dead after a rapid series of strong earthquakes hit a mountainous and impoverished area
 The quake hit at 7:49 a.m. local time. The epicenter was about 240 kilometers northwest of Qamdo, Tibet


April 14 ... more > Top ^

Apr.14   Iceland 800 evacuated as volcano erupts
  Japan   Toyota suspends sales of Lexus worldwide
  Toyota has suspended sales of its 2010 Lexus GX 460 after a US consumer magazine warning and said it would test all of its other SUV models
  Western China China sifts rubble for quake survivors


April 15 ... more > Top ^

Apr.15   Pakistan     U.N.: Bhutto death probe mishandled  U.N. commission: Pakistan's government failed to protect former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto before her assassination   Iceland Volcanic ash cloud causes air travel chaos
  European Union Europe flights be grounded into weekend

April 16 ... more > Top ^

Apr.16  New York  Goldman Sachs accused of fraud

April 17 ... more > Top ^

Apr.17   Sudan Elections 'failed' international norms
  Poland Services for Polish crash victims   Iceland     Volcanic ash wreaking travel chaos
  A cloud from an Icelandic volcano continued to blanket Europe, shutting down airspace in 23 countries and causing misery for millions of travelers
 Virtually all of Europe's major airports remain closed as a huge plume of ash drifts south and east across the continent. Airlines are losing some $200m a day in an unprecedented shutdown of commercial air travel
 Poland  Polish funeral plans hit by ash  Malta  Abuse raised as Pope visits Malta

April 18 ... more > Top ^

Apr.18   Poland   Poles hold funeral for president Map of Krakow Poland
  The ashen-faced twin brother of the late President Lech Kaczynski led mourners at St. Mary's Basilica at the funeral of his brother
  European Union Airlines and airports question flight bans  NW Pakistan  Second deadly attack in 2 days  Iran  Ahmadinejad: Iran too 'mighty' to attack   England Test flights: European skies may be safe  European Union  EU emergency talks called on air chaos

April 19 ... more > Top ^

Apr.19  Iceland  New cloud could extend travel threat  European Union  EU moves to ease Europe flight curbs   Netherlands   Europe airport start to reopen for flights
Map of Amsterdam Netherlands
  The first flights in northern Europe have taken off after five days of inactivity caused by the spread of volcanic ash from Iceland
 Japan  Toyota recalls Lexus GX 460 SUVs

April 20 ... more > Top ^

Apr.20   Amazon   Brazil awards rights to develop dam   Norte Energia consortium of nine companies has won the right to build a hydroelectric dam on a tributary of the Amazon  European Union  Chaos persists despite easing of lockdown   Beijing China pays tribute to quake victims


April 21 ... more > Top ^

Apr.21   European Union Battle to clear flights' backlog
 Belgium  Belgium considers Islamic covering ban   Louisiana     Oil spill after blast on oil rig
  A 'catastrophic' explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico engulfed the drilling platform in flames
 At least 11 missing after blast. Massive oil spill is the largest offshore spill in U.S. history and among the largest oil spills in history. The spill stemmed from a sea-floor oil gusher
 USA  South Park warned on Muhammad

April 22 ... more > Top ^

Apr.22   Thailand   Dozens hurt in Bangkok protest blasts  Dozens of people are reported to have been injured following a series of explosions. At least some of the blasts were caused by grenades   New York Obama pushes case for bank reform bill
  Wisconsin US man names Pope in abuse lawsuit  London  Gloves off in second leaders' debate  Iceland  Iceland closes airports due to volcanic ash  Washington  Obama's vow over oil rig disaster

April 23 ... more > Top ^

Apr.23   Baghdad   At least 61 dead in Iraq bombings  A wave of bombings targeting Shiites, a market in Baghdad and a neighborhood in Anbar province. No one has claimed responsibility  North Mexico  7 dead in Juarez shootout   Arizona   Arizona signs tough immigration bill  Governor Jan Brewer has signed into law an immigration bill seen as one of the toughest in the US, despite strong criticism by President Oba...  Minnesota  US man 'aided suicides via web'  Washington  G20: Economy is emerging from recession faster than expected

April 24 ... more > Top ^

Apr.24   Thailand Thai PM rejects protesters' demand
 Washington  US urges quick action on Greece at IMF  Chile  Cult leader Schaefer dies in Chile prison   Greece IMF chief tries to ease Greece fears  New York  Goldman executives in crash profit boasts  Thailand  PM Vejjajiva warns Bangkok protesters  Mississippi  Tornado leaves 10 dead amid destruction

April 25 ... more > Top ^

Apr.25   Iran Five new missiles tested, Iran says
 Darfur  Clash 'kills 55'  Greece  IMF debt talks are 'going well'   Louisiana     Efforts to stop leak after oil rig explosion  Officials found oil was leaking from the well Deepwater Horizon. Rescuers suspended the search for 11 people missing  South Africa  De Beers to cut diamond supply

April 26 ... more > Top ^

Apr.26   Miami     Noriega extradited to France
  Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega was put on a plane to France after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed extradition orders
  Sudan     President wins election, officials say  Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir won the controversial but historic presidential election with roughly two-thirds of the vote  Somalia  Extremists calling fighters to Somalia

April 27 ... more > Top ^

Apr.27  Munich  Olic sends Bayern through  Kiev  Eggs, fists fly in Ukraine parliament   Greece Greek bonds rated 'junk' by S& P's  U.S. Senate  Goldman Sachs' under fire at hearing   Beijing   China lifts ban on foreigners with HIV  The government has lifted a rule that banned foreigners with HIV and AIDs, STD and leprosy from entering the country  Tokyo  Asian stocks slide amid Greek debt crisis

April 28 ... more > Top ^

Apr.28   Northern England     PM apologizes for calling woman 'bigot'   Gordon Brown described himself as a 'penitent sinner' after personally apologizing to a voter Gillian Duffy, he described as a 'bigoted woma...  Beijing  China stripped of 2000 Olympic bronze   Global Fears grow over Greece crisis
  Barcelona Inter oust Barca to reach Champions final  U.S. Senate  Republicans allow financial reform debate   Louisiana New leak found in Gulf of Mexico oil spill  South Korea  South Korea holds funeral for 46 sailors

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Apr.29   London Polls give UK debate win to Cameron
  Louisiana     Oil reaches coast in US disaster  Up to 5,000 barrels of oil a day are spilling into the water. Oil has started washing ashore on the Gulf Coast from a leaking offshore well  Belgium  Belgian lawmakers pass burka ban

April 30 ... more > Top ^

Apr.30   Shanghai   Shanghai rolls out record world's expo   Up to $58 billion has been pumped into the local economy in preparations for Expo 2010, which runs from May 1 to October 31   Spain Spain unemployment tops 20 percent
 Louisiana  Air Force to spray chemicals on slick  Washington  Pressure mounts on BP to tackle slick


Thirteen Israeli air strikes hit Gaza Strip U.S. official: Iran to ship arms to Taliban Video shows deaths of 2 journalists in Iraq Obama limits US nuclear arms use   Obama, Medvedev sign arms treaty




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2010
Apr.1   Gaza
Apr.2   Washington
Apr.3  Northern Afghanistan  Afghan soldiers killed in friendly fire
Apr.5   Iraq
Apr.5  Somalia  Korea ship reaches Somali pirates
Apr.6   Washington
Apr.8   Moscow
  The new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, a major nuclear arms control , reduces the nuclear stockpiles of both nations.    The agreement cuts the number of nuclear weapons he...
Apr.9  Southern Afghanistan  4 killed in U.S. aircraft crash Apr.12   Washington Ukraine to remove uranium stockpile
Apr.18  Iran  Ahmadinejad: Iran too 'mighty' to attack Apr.25   Iran Five new missiles tested, Iran says Apr.28  South Korea  South Korea holds funeral for 46 sailors Apr.30  Louisiana  Air Force to spray chemicals on slick



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2010 Apr.2  China  Sounds heard from mine Apr.3   Queensland Alert over oil leak on Great Barrier Reef
Map of Great Barrier Reef Australia
  The Shen Neng I, a Chinese ship, has run aground off north-eastern Australia, sparking an alert of an oil leak into the Great Barrier Reef
Apr.4   North Mexico Earthquakes rattle Pacific Coast Apr.4   China 9 rescued after week trapped in mine Apr.4   China Dozens rescued from flooded mine Apr.5   China China rescues 115 from flooded mine Map of Xinhua China
  More than a week after their coal mine was flooded by a rush of underground water, 115 miners were pulled out alive
Apr.6   USA Blast killed at least 25 miners Map of Montcoal West Virginia USA
  One of the men killed in coal mine explosion at the Massey Energy Co. knew of the danger but didn't let it bother him
 4 others are unaccounted for at The blast at the Massey Energy Co. The cause had not been determined as rescuers worked to bore ventilation holes into the Upper Big Branch Mine
Apr.6   Rio de Janeiro Rains, flooding kill 200 in Brazil
  About 287 people have been rescued, and others were trapped under mudslides caused by the rain
 At least 33 people died in Rio de Janeiro city after 28cm of rain fell in 24 hours. 33 were killed in the neighbouring city of Niteroi
Apr.6   Sumatra 7.7-magnitude quake strikes Indonesia
Apr.7  USA  Martina Navratilova has breast cancer Apr.8  Rio de Janeiro  Death toll climbs from Rio mudslides Apr.9  Southern Afghanistan  4 killed in U.S. aircraft crash Apr.9  USA  4 missing West Virginia miners found dead Apr.10   Russia Polish president died in plane crash Map of Smolensk Russia
  Tupolev 154, carrying Lech Kaczynski, has crashed near a Russian airport. 87 people were killed; there were no survivors
 Kaczynski, his wife Maria and several senior government figures were in Russia to mark the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre. They included the army chief of staff Gen Franciszek Gagor, central bank governor Slawomir Skrzypek and deputy Foreign Minister Andrzej Kremer. There were a total of 132 people on the plane
Apr.10   Poland Poland mourns president's death in crash Apr.13   Western China Hundreds dead in 6.9 earthquake
Map of Qinghai China
  Some 300 people are feared dead after a rapid series of strong earthquakes hit a mountainous and impoverished area
 The quake hit at 7:49 a.m. local time. The epicenter was about 240 kilometers northwest of Qamdo, Tibet
Apr.14   Iceland 800 evacuated as volcano erupts Apr.14   Western China China sifts rubble for quake survivors Apr.15   Iceland Volcanic ash cloud causes air travel chaos Apr.15   European Union Europe flights be grounded into weekend Apr.17   Iceland   Volcanic ash wreaking travel chaos
  A cloud from an Icelandic volcano continued to blanket Europe, shutting down airspace in 23 countries and causing misery for millions of travelers
 Virtually all of Europe's major airports remain closed as a huge plume of ash drifts south and east across the continent. Airlines are losing some $200m a day in an unprecedented shutdown of commercial air travel
Apr.17  Poland  Polish funeral plans hit by ash Apr.18   European Union Airlines and airports question flight bans
Apr.18   England Test flights: European skies may be safe Apr.18  European Union  EU emergency talks called on air chaos Apr.19  Iceland  New cloud could extend travel threat Apr.19  European Union  EU moves to ease Europe flight curbs Apr.20  European Union  Chaos persists despite easing of lockdown Apr.20   Beijing China pays tribute to quake victims Apr.21   Louisiana   Oil spill after blast on oil rig
  A 'catastrophic' explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico engulfed the drilling platform in flames
 At least 11 missing after blast. Massive oil spill is the largest offshore spill in U.S. history and among the largest oil spills in history. The spill stemmed from a sea-floor oil gusher
Apr.22  Iceland  Iceland closes airports due to volcanic ash Apr.22  Washington  Obama's vow over oil rig disaster Apr.23  Minnesota  US man 'aided suicides via web' Apr.24  Mississippi  Tornado leaves 10 dead amid destruction Apr.25   Louisiana   Efforts to stop leak after oil rig explosion  Officials found oil was leaking from the well Deepwater Horizon. Rescuers suspended the search for 11 people missing Apr.27   Beijing China lifts ban on foreigners with HIV  The government has lifted a rule that banned foreigners with HIV and AIDs, STD and leprosy from entering the country Apr.28   Louisiana New leak found in Gulf of Mexico oil spill
Apr.29   Louisiana   Oil reaches coast in US disaster  Up to 5,000 barrels of oil a day are spilling into the water. Oil has started washing ashore on the Gulf Coast from a leaking offshore well Apr.30  Louisiana  Air Force to spray chemicals on slick Apr.30  Washington  Pressure mounts on BP to tackle slick



World, April 2010 Europe Timeline ... See World Europe timeline Top ^
2010 Apr.25  Darfur  Clash 'kills 55'



World, April 2010 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2010 Apr.8  Switzerland  Former Sex Pistols manager McLaren dead Apr.11   Greece Greece is offered 30bn euros loan
Apr.14   Japan Toyota suspends sales of Lexus worldwide
  Toyota has suspended sales of its 2010 Lexus GX 460 after a US consumer magazine warning and said it would test all of its other SUV models
Apr.15   European Union Europe flights be grounded into weekend
Apr.16  New York  Goldman Sachs accused of fraud Apr.17   Iceland   Volcanic ash wreaking travel chaos
  A cloud from an Icelandic volcano continued to blanket Europe, shutting down airspace in 23 countries and causing misery for millions of travelers
 Virtually all of Europe's major airports remain closed as a huge plume of ash drifts south and east across the continent. Airlines are losing some $200m a day in an unprecedented shutdown of commercial air travel
Apr.18   European Union Airlines and airports question flight bans Apr.18   England Test flights: European skies may be safe Apr.18  European Union  EU emergency talks called on air chaos Apr.19  Iceland  New cloud could extend travel threat Apr.19  European Union  EU moves to ease Europe flight curbs Apr.19   Netherlands Europe airport start to reopen for flights Map of Amsterdam Netherlands
  The first flights in northern Europe have taken off after five days of inactivity caused by the spread of volcanic ash from Iceland
Apr.19  Japan  Toyota recalls Lexus GX 460 SUVs Apr.20   Amazon Brazil awards rights to develop dam   Norte Energia consortium of nine companies has won the right to build a hydroelectric dam on a tributary of the Amazon Apr.20  European Union  Chaos persists despite easing of lockdown Apr.21   European Union Battle to clear flights' backlog Apr.21   Louisiana   Oil spill after blast on oil rig
  A 'catastrophic' explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico engulfed the drilling platform in flames
 At least 11 missing after blast. Massive oil spill is the largest offshore spill in U.S. history and among the largest oil spills in history. The spill stemmed from a sea-floor oil gusher
Apr.22   New York Obama pushes case for bank reform bill
Apr.22  Iceland  Iceland closes airports due to volcanic ash Apr.23  Washington  G20: Economy is emerging from recession faster than expected Apr.24  Washington  US urges quick action on Greece at IMF Apr.24   Greece IMF chief tries to ease Greece fears Apr.24  New York  Goldman executives in crash profit boasts Apr.25  Greece  IMF debt talks are 'going well' Apr.25   Louisiana   Efforts to stop leak after oil rig explosion  Officials found oil was leaking from the well Deepwater Horizon. Rescuers suspended the search for 11 people missing Apr.25  South Africa  De Beers to cut diamond supply Apr.27   Greece Greek bonds rated 'junk' by S& P's Apr.27  U.S. Senate  Goldman Sachs' under fire at hearing Apr.27  Tokyo  Asian stocks slide amid Greek debt crisis Apr.28   Global Fears grow over Greece crisis Apr.28  U.S. Senate  Republicans allow financial reform debate Apr.29   Louisiana   Oil reaches coast in US disaster  Up to 5,000 barrels of oil a day are spilling into the water. Oil has started washing ashore on the Gulf Coast from a leaking offshore well Apr.30   Shanghai Shanghai rolls out record world's expo   Up to $58 billion has been pumped into the local economy in preparations for Expo 2010, which runs from May 1 to October 31 Apr.30   Spain Spain unemployment tops 20 percent Apr.30  Louisiana  Air Force to spray chemicals on slick Apr.30  Washington  Pressure mounts on BP to tackle slick



World, April 2010 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2010 Apr.5  Indiana  Duke won national title Apr.7  USA  Martina Navratilova has breast cancer Apr.11  US Georgia  Mickelson seals third Masters win Apr.27  Munich  Olic sends Bayern through Apr.28  Beijing  China stripped of 2000 Olympic bronze Apr.28   Barcelona Inter oust Barca to reach Champions final




World, April 2010 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2010 Apr.1  Saudi Arabia  Condemned 'sorcerer' won't die Friday Apr.2   Moscow Teen ID'd as Moscow subway bomber
Apr.2   Washington U.S. official: Iran to ship arms to Taliban Apr.2   Iraq Gunmen kill 25 in attack on village  25 people, linked to a militia that opposes al-Qaeda, had been killed in the attack in a Sunni village south of Baghdad Apr.3   South Africa Eugene Terreblanche killed
  South African white supremacist leader was beaten to death after a dispute over unpaid wages, on his farm in the country's north-west
Apr.4  Dubai  Jailed kissing pair lose appeal Apr.4  Vatican  Cardinal rejects sex abuse 'gossip' Apr.5   Peshawar Explosions kill 67 near U.S. consulate Map of Peshawar
  A terrorist attack killed two consulate Pakistani security guards and at least four others. All U.S. citizens were accounted for
Apr.5  Somalia  Korea ship reaches Somali pirates Apr.6  North Korea  US man sentenced to hard labour Apr.7  Mumbai  India quietly buries Mumbai gunmen Apr.7   Spain   Pinochet judge charged with abuse  Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon who brought cases against former Chilean dictator and bin Laden has been charged with abuse of judicial power Apr.9   Vatican   Pope hit by new child abuse allegations
  Benedict XVI is facing allegations he was responsible for delaying Church action against a paedophile priest
Apr.15   Pakistan   U.N.: Bhutto death probe mishandled  U.N. commission: Pakistan's government failed to protect former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto before her assassination Apr.16  New York  Goldman Sachs accused of fraud Apr.17  Malta  Abuse raised as Pope visits Malta Apr.18  NW Pakistan  Second deadly attack in 2 days Apr.21  USA  South Park warned on Muhammad Apr.22   Thailand Dozens hurt in Bangkok protest blasts  Dozens of people are reported to have been injured following a series of explosions. At least some of the blasts were caused by grenades Apr.22   Wisconsin US man names Pope in abuse lawsuit
Apr.23   Baghdad At least 61 dead in Iraq bombings  A wave of bombings targeting Shiites, a market in Baghdad and a neighborhood in Anbar province. No one has claimed responsibility Apr.23  North Mexico  7 dead in Juarez shootout Apr.23  Minnesota  US man 'aided suicides via web' Apr.26  Somalia  Extremists calling fighters to Somalia Apr.27  Kiev  Eggs, fists fly in Ukraine parliament



World, April 2010 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2010 Apr.1   Kabul   Karzai accuses UN over election fraud  Afghan President has accused foreign election observers of fraud during last year's disputed vote Apr.1  Saudi Arabia  Condemned 'sorcerer' won't die Friday Apr.1  Washington  Obama seeks China aid over Iran Apr.2  Washington  Obama to 'ratchet up' Iran pressure Apr.2   Vatican   Preacher compares row to anti-Semitism  Pope's personal preacher has compared criticism of the pontiff and Church over child abuse to 'collective violence' suffered by the Jews Apr.2  Washington  US concern at Karzai fraud claim Apr.2  Vatican  Fury at anti-Semitism link in abuse row Apr.3   Senegal Senegal unveils colossal statue   A lavish ceremony was criticised over the 164-foot monument's construction at a time when the nation is struggling financially Apr.4  Dubai  Jailed kissing pair lose appeal Apr.4  South Africa  Calm urged after S Africa killing Apr.4  Vatican  Cardinal rejects sex abuse 'gossip' Apr.5  Washington  US anger at Peshawar consulate attack Apr.6   London   Race begins as Brown confirms 6 May date   Political leaders have headed off on the campaign trail after Prime Minister announced the UK general election would be held on 6 May Apr.6   Washington Obama limits US nuclear arms use
Apr.6  North Korea  US man sentenced to hard labour Apr.7   Kyrgyzstan Unrest prompts state of emergency Apr.7  Thailand  PM declares state of emergency Apr.7   Kyrgyzstan Opposition sets up 'people's government'
  The opposition said Prime Minister Daniyar Usenov had agreed to resign but President Kurmanbek Bakiyev has yet to do so.    Speaking at a news conference, Ex-Foreign Minister Otunbayeva said parliament had been dissolved and an interim govern...
Apr.8   Moscow   Obama, Medvedev sign arms treaty
  The new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, a major nuclear arms control , reduces the nuclear stockpiles of both nations.    The agreement cuts the number of nuclear weapons he...
Apr.8   Kyrgyzstan President Bakiev says he won't resign Apr.8  Jerusalem  Netanyahu pulls out of US nuclear summit Apr.8  South Africa  Ancient remains are 'time machine' Apr.9  Kyrgyzstan  Ousted President Bakiyev 'fears for life' Apr.9  Kyrgyzstan  President accused of looting state Apr.9  Thailand  Police fire tear gas at protesters Apr.9   Vatican   Pope hit by new child abuse allegations
  Benedict XVI is facing allegations he was responsible for delaying Church action against a paedophile priest
Apr.9  Moscow  Adopted boy sent back to Russia Apr.9  Iran  Iran has 'mastered' nuclear technology Apr.9  Vatican  Vatican defends Pope in letter row Apr.10   Russia Polish president died in plane crash Map of Smolensk Russia
  Tupolev 154, carrying Lech Kaczynski, has crashed near a Russian airport. 87 people were killed; there were no survivors
 Kaczynski, his wife Maria and several senior government figures were in Russia to mark the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre. They included the army chief of staff Gen Franciszek Gagor, central bank governor Slawomir Skrzypek and deputy Foreign Minister Andrzej Kremer. There were a total of 132 people on the plane
Apr.10   Poland Poland mourns president's death in crash Apr.10   Thailand 18 killed in Bangkok protests
  11 were civilians and four military were killed in clashes between anti-government protesters and Thai police and military forces. 486 were injured
Apr.11  Sudan  Voters describe confusion at polls Apr.11  Poland  President's body returns to Poland Apr.12   Washington Ukraine to remove uranium stockpile
Apr.12  Thailand  PM Abhisit Vejjajiva under rising pressure Apr.12  Washington  Obama, Hu meeting focuses on Iran Apr.12  Washington  Obama opens nuclear security summit Apr.13   Washington   Obama: 'Real progress' at nuclear summit  President Obama said that the 47-nation summit he convened raised global awareness of the threat of nuclear terrorism and yielded commitment... Apr.15   Pakistan   U.N.: Bhutto death probe mishandled  U.N. commission: Pakistan's government failed to protect former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto before her assassination Apr.17   Sudan Elections 'failed' international norms Apr.17   Poland Services for Polish crash victims Apr.17  Poland  Polish funeral plans hit by ash Apr.17  Malta  Abuse raised as Pope visits Malta Apr.18   Poland Poles hold funeral for president Map of Krakow Poland
  The ashen-faced twin brother of the late President Lech Kaczynski led mourners at St. Mary's Basilica at the funeral of his brother
Apr.18  Iran  Ahmadinejad: Iran too 'mighty' to attack Apr.18  European Union  EU emergency talks called on air chaos Apr.20   Beijing China pays tribute to quake victims Apr.21  Belgium  Belgium considers Islamic covering ban Apr.21  USA  South Park warned on Muhammad Apr.22   Thailand Dozens hurt in Bangkok protest blasts  Dozens of people are reported to have been injured following a series of explosions. At least some of the blasts were caused by grenades Apr.22   New York Obama pushes case for bank reform bill Apr.22   Wisconsin US man names Pope in abuse lawsuit Apr.22  London  Gloves off in second leaders' debate Apr.23   Arizona Arizona signs tough immigration bill  Governor Jan Brewer has signed into law an immigration bill seen as one of the toughest in the US, despite strong criticism by President Oba... Apr.23  Washington  G20: Economy is emerging from recession faster than expected Apr.24   Thailand Thai PM rejects protesters' demand Apr.24  Washington  US urges quick action on Greece at IMF Apr.24  Chile  Cult leader Schaefer dies in Chile prison Apr.24  Thailand  PM Vejjajiva warns Bangkok protesters Apr.25  Greece  IMF debt talks are 'going well' Apr.26   Miami   Noriega extradited to France
  Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega was put on a plane to France after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed extradition orders
Apr.26   Sudan   President wins election, officials say  Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir won the controversial but historic presidential election with roughly two-thirds of the vote Apr.27  Kiev  Eggs, fists fly in Ukraine parliament Apr.27  U.S. Senate  Goldman Sachs' under fire at hearing Apr.27   Beijing China lifts ban on foreigners with HIV  The government has lifted a rule that banned foreigners with HIV and AIDs, STD and leprosy from entering the country Apr.28   Northern England   PM apologizes for calling woman 'bigot'   Gordon Brown described himself as a 'penitent sinner' after personally apologizing to a voter Gillian Duffy, he described as a 'bigoted woma... Apr.28  U.S. Senate  Republicans allow financial reform debate Apr.28  South Korea  South Korea holds funeral for 46 sailors Apr.29   London Polls give UK debate win to Cameron
Apr.29  Belgium  Belgian lawmakers pass burka ban