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B. 04-01 Suu Kyi wins Myanmar election Myanmar
C. 04-02 Seven die in college shooting San Francisco Bay Area
3. 04-05 US Coast Guard sinks tsunami 'ghost ship'
4. 04-07 135 Pakistani soldiers trapped in avalanche Siachen, Pakistan
F. 04-07 127 dead as Syrian forces target civilians Syria
6. 04-11 Tsunami scare tests emergency plans Aceh
H. 04-11 Syria ceasefire comes into effect Syria
04-12 North Korea launches rocket North Korea
J. 04-14 UN passes plan for Syria monitors UN Security Council

Summary.     Click for More > UN passes plan for Syria monitors Pakistan attack frees prisoners Bans on Egypt candidates upheld Sudans 'locked in logic of war'   Sudan and South Sudan are 'locked in a logic of war', the UN Security Council (UNSC) has been told No survivors from Pakistan plane crash Map of Islamabad Pakistan
  Suu Kyi wins Myanmar election   Opposition leader and Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi won a seat in Myanmar's parliament Sunday, her party said Seven die in college shooting   US Coast Guard sinks tsunami 'ghost ship'   The US Coast Guard has used cannon to sink a crewless Japanese ship that drifted to Alaska after the 2011 tsunami 135 Pakistani soldiers trapped in avalanche   Up to 135 people are now feared dead in an avalanche which hit a military camp in the disputed Kashmir region 127 dead as Syrian forces target civilians Tsunami scare tests emergency plans Syria ceasefire comes into effect   A ceasefire for Syria proposed by UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan has come into force, but Western countries have doubted Syria's willingnes...   North Korea launches rocket
Apr.1   Myanmar
 Siberia  Russian plane crashes kills 32
Apr.2   San Francisco Bay Area
Apr.3  Dallas  Large Texas tornadoes wreak chaos
 Wisconsin  Romney revels in triple primary win
Apr.4  Syria  Violence rages in Syria despite high-level diplomacy
 Athens  Greek clashes over man's suicide
Apr.5  Manhattan  Arms dealer Viktor Bout sentenced
  Alaska
 Mali  Mali rebels declare independence
 Turkey  Syrian refugees spill into Turkey
Apr.6  Mali  Mali coup leaders 'to stand down'
Apr.7   Pakistan
  Syria
Apr.8  New Delhi  Pakistan's president visits India
 Vatican  Pope calls for end to Syria bloodshed
 Syria  Syria suggests it might not pull forces by deadline
 Syria  Rebels reject new Syria demand
Apr.10  Syria  Syria: Deadline passes, violence rages
 Pennsylvania  Rick Santorum ends presidency bid
Apr.11   Aceh
 Florida  Trayvon Martin killer on murder charge
  Syria
Apr.12   North Korea
  Defying warnings from the international community, a long-range rocket launched, but it broke apart before escaping the earth's atmosphere.    It flew about a minute into the ocean. North Korean state media announced ...
Apr.13  North Korea  Allies condemn North Korea launch
 UN Security Council  Council mulling North Korea response
Apr.14   UN Security Council
  NW Pakistan
 North Korea  N Korean leader speaks publicly
Apr.15  Syria  Renewed clashes as UN monitors due
 Kabul  Assaults target presidential palace, embassies
Apr.16  Norway  Breivik claims self-defense
 New York  American Jim Yong Kim named World Bank chief
Apr.17   Egypt
  Southern Sudan
Apr.18  Washington  US condemns Afghan bodies 'abuse'
 India  India launches long-range missile
Apr.19  Norway  Breivik wanted to slay government, PM
 Bahrain  Security stepped up at Bahrain F1
Apr.20  Norway  Breivik: I learned from al Qaeda
  Pakistan
  A commercial airplane carrying 127 people crashed in Islamabad just before it was to land at a nearby airport. Poor weather is a possible factor.    The Bhoja Air Boeing 737-200 had been making its first evening flight from Karachi to Islamabad. ...
Apr.21  UN Security Council  UN votes to boost Syria mission  Pakistan  120 bodies recovered after plane crash Apr.22  Bahrain  Despite protests, Grand Prix finishes without a hitch   Paris Exit polls show Sarkozy 2nd in French vote Apr.23  Southern Sudan  Sudanese warplanes dropped bombs near border Apr.24  Barcelona  Ten-man Chelsea stun Barca Apr.25  Pakistan  Pakistani PM guilty of contempt  Syria  Massive explosion in Hama 'kills 70' Apr.26   Netherlands   Charles Taylor aided S Leone war crimes   International judges have found former Liberian leader Charles Taylor guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes during the Sierra Leone civil...  Pakistan  Bin Laden wives deported to Saudi Arabia  Japan  US and Japan reach Okinawa deal Apr.27  Spain  Spanish unemployment hits record   Beijing China dissident 'in US embassy'
  Chen Guangcheng is in the US embassy in Beijing following his dramatic escape from house arrest, fellow activist Hu Jia has told the BBC.    Chen - who is blind - had scaled a high wall a...
Apr.28  Lebanon  Lebanon holds 'Syria arms ship' Apr.29  Northern Nigeria  Deadly attack at Nigerian college



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Apr.1   Myanmar  
  Opposition leader and Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi won a seat in Myanmar's parliament Sunday, her party said
 The formerly banned National League for Democracy was vying for 45 seats in the election
 Syria  Syria rebel fighters 'to be paid'   Siberia   Russian plane crashes kills 32   A Russian passenger plane carrying 43 people has crashed shortly after take-off in Siberia. 11 survivors have been taken to hospital  Mali  Mali neighbours to mull sanctions

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Apr.2   San Francisco Bay Area   Seven die in college shooting
  Armed officers swarmed Oikos University in the city of Oakland after the mid-morning attack. Bodies covered with tarpaulin were laid outside.    After a huge manhunt the suspect was detained at...
 Colombia  Colombia Farc hostages released  New Orleans  Wildcats beat Kansas 67-59 for NCAA crown

April 3 ... more > Top ^

Apr.3  London  James Murdoch stepping down from BSkyB   Dallas Large Texas tornadoes wreak chaos   Wisconsin Romney revels in triple primary win  Mali  African Union adds to sanctions in Mali

April 4 ... more > Top ^

Apr.4  Somalia  Bomb kills Somali sport officials  San Francisco Bay Area  Yahoo to cut 14% of its workforce  Guantanamo  '9/11 planners' set for US trial   Syria Violence rages in Syria despite high-level diplomacy
  Athens Greek clashes over man's suicide

April 5 ... more > Top ^

Apr.5  UN Security Council  Ceasefire pressure grows on Syria  Syria  Syria claims some troop withdrawals   Manhattan Arms dealer Viktor Bout sentenced
 Libya  Gaddafi son 'attacked in custody'   Alaska     US Coast Guard sinks tsunami 'ghost ship' Map of Sitka Alaska Alaska
  The US Coast Guard has used cannon to sink a crewless Japanese ship that drifted to Alaska after the 2011 tsunami
 The coast would hold off scuttling the Ryou-Un Maru after a Canadian fishing boat claimed salvage rights
  Mali     Mali rebels declare independence   A rebel group in northern Mali has declared independence for a region it calls Azawad, after seizing control of the area late last month   Turkey Syrian refugees spill into Turkey

April 6 ... more > Top ^

Apr.6  Moscow  Russia furious over Bout sentence  Washington  US job growth slows during March   Mali Mali coup leaders 'to stand down'
 Southern China  Arrests over kidney sold for iPad

April 7 ... more > Top ^

Apr.7  Syria  Syrian toll climbs before truce  Yemen  Gunmen attack Yemen's main airport  Malawi  Banda sworn in as Malawi leader   Pakistan   135 Pakistani soldiers trapped in avalanche
Map of Siachen Pakistan
  Up to 135 people are now feared dead in an avalanche which hit a military camp in the disputed Kashmir region
 124 Pakistani soldiers and 11 civilians were missing after 21m (70ft) of snow engulfed a military camp near the Siachen Glacier
  Syria     127 dead as Syrian forces target civilians
  Syrian forces are targeting civilians displaced from their homes by earlier fighting, an opposition group said
 Oklahoma  US city shootings spark manhunt  Peru  Rescue workers rush to reach trapped miners

April 8 ... more > Top ^

Apr.8   New Delhi Pakistan's president visits India
  Vatican Pope calls for end to Syria bloodshed   Syria Syria suggests it might not pull forces by deadline  US Georgia  Watson wins Masters in play-off   Syria Rebels reject new Syria demand

April 9 ... more > Top ^

Apr.9  Syria  Syria 'failing to abide by truce'

April 10 ... more > Top ^

Apr.10   Syria Syria: Deadline passes, violence rages
 China  China politician's wife in 'murder' case   Pennsylvania   Rick Santorum ends presidency bid   Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has ended his bid for the White House, leaving Mitt Romney as the presumptive nominee

April 11 ... more > Top ^

Apr.11   Aceh   Tsunami scare tests emergency plans
  Fears that Wednesday's 8.6-magnitude quake and resulting tsunami alert could bring a repeat of the 2004 disaster dissipated quickly
  Florida   Trayvon Martin killer on murder charge   Neighbourhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder over the shooting of unarmed black teenager   Syria     Syria ceasefire comes into effect
  A ceasefire for Syria proposed by UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan has come into force, but Western countries have doubted Syria's willingness
 US President Barack Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy called on Syria to respect the ceasefire


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Apr.12   North Korea     North Korea launches rocket
  Defying warnings from the international community, a long-range rocket launched, but it broke apart before escaping the earth's atmosphere
 It flew about a minute into the ocean. North Korean state media announced that the rocket had not managed to put an observation satellite into orbit


April 13 ... more > Top ^

Apr.13   North Korea   Allies condemn North Korea launch   Officials from the U.S. and the U.N. Security Council will meet Friday to discuss North Korea's botched long-range missile launch  Guinea-Bissau  Suspected coup bid in Guinea-Bissau   UN Security Council Council mulling North Korea response  Colombia  US Secret Service agents recalled

April 14 ... more > Top ^

Apr.14   UN Security Council     UN passes plan for Syria monitors
  Council votes unanimously to approve resolution allowing observers into Syria to monitor cease-fire
 Istanbul  Iranian nuclear talks 'positive'   NW Pakistan     Pakistan attack frees prisoners Map of Khyber Pakistan
  Almost 400 prisoners have escaped from a Pakistani jail after it came under attack from heavily-armed militants.    Dozens of Islamist militants armed with guns and rocket-propelled grenades...
  North Korea N Korean leader speaks publicly

April 15 ... more > Top ^

Apr.15   Syria Renewed clashes as UN monitors due
  Kabul Assaults target presidential palace, embassies  Oklahoma  Tornadoes kill five in US Midwest  Kabul  Taliban assault in Kabul 'ended'

April 16 ... more > Top ^

Apr.16   Norway Breivik claims self-defense
  New York   American Jim Yong Kim named World Bank chief   Jim Yong Kim was tapped to be the next president of the World Bank, besting Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala  Australia  Australia PM sets out Afghan exit plan

April 17 ... more > Top ^

Apr.17  Washington  Shuttle makes Washington flypast  Norway  Breivik claims 'spectacular political attack'  London  UK arrests terror fund-raiser Abu Qatada   Egypt     Bans on Egypt candidates upheld
  Ten candidates who had applied to run in the Egyptian presidential election have lost their appeals against disqualification, officials say
 Munich  Gomez gives Bayern vital lead   Southern Sudan   Sudans 'locked in logic of war'
Map of Heglig Southern Sudan
  Sudan and South Sudan are 'locked in a logic of war', the UN Security Council (UNSC) has been told
 The two countries are fighting over their disputed border. Sudan trying to remove South Sudan forces from its Heglig oil-field
 UN  U.N. wives to al-Assad: Stop husband  Belgium  Nato to discuss Afghan funding

April 18 ... more > Top ^

Apr.18   Washington US condemns Afghan bodies 'abuse'
 Sudan  Sudan leader vows to 'free' South  London  Chelsea stun Barcelona   India   India launches long-range missile   India has successfully launched a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile able to carry a nuclear warhead  UN  Ban Ki-moon: Syria 'failing to keep to truce'

April 19 ... more > Top ^

Apr.19   Norway     Breivik wanted to slay government, PM   Anders Behring Breivik said his primary objective in bombing a government building in Oslo was to slay the Norwegian government and its prime...  Syria  Syria agrees UN observer details  UN  Ban says situation in Syria is 'highly precarious'   Bahrain   Security stepped up at Bahrain F1   Authorities in Bahrain have tightened security ahead of practice sessions for Sunday's Formula 1 Grand Prix

April 20 ... more > Top ^

Apr.20   Norway Breivik: I learned from al Qaeda
 Florida  Judge sets George Zimmerman bail   Pakistan   No survivors from Pakistan plane crash Map of Islamabad Pakistan
  A commercial airplane carrying 127 people crashed in Islamabad just before it was to land at a nearby airport. Poor weather is a possible factor
 The Bhoja Air Boeing 737-200 had been making its first evening flight from Karachi to Islamabad. The crash occurred near the Chaklala airbase adjacent to the Benazir Bhutto International Airport
 Washington  Colombia scandal claims more US jobs

April 21 ... more > Top ^

Apr.21   UN Security Council   UN votes to boost Syria mission   The Security Council has voted to increase the number of UN observers to 300 for three months. A small team is currently monitors a ceasefir...  Pakistan  Deadly Pakistan air crash probed   Pakistan 120 bodies recovered after plane crash
 Ruhr  Dortmund retain German title  Bahrain  Protest 'won't affect' Bahrain F1

April 22 ... more > Top ^

Apr.22   Bahrain   Despite protests, Grand Prix finishes without a hitch  Days of escalating government protests failed to halt the race, which took place even as nearby streets were blocked with burning tires and ...  France  High turnout in French election   Paris     Exit polls show Sarkozy 2nd in French vote
  Socialist candidate Francois Hollande declared victory in the first round of presidential election, setting up a showdown with incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy
 Mexico  Wal-Mart probes bribery claim

April 23 ... more > Top ^

Apr.23   Southern Sudan   Sudanese warplanes dropped bombs near border   The warplanes dropped bombs near the South Sudanese town of Bentiu. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned Sudan's bombardment  Netherlands  Government collapses after far right pulls plug

April 24 ... more > Top ^

Apr.24   Barcelona Ten-man Chelsea stun Barca
 New York  Romney calls for focus on Obama  UN Security Council  Kofi Annan denounces violence in Syria

April 25 ... more > Top ^

Apr.25  Madrid  Bayern beat Madrid in semis  Paris  France: UN should consider force in Syria   Pakistan Pakistani PM guilty of contempt
  Syria Massive explosion in Hama 'kills 70'

April 26 ... more > Top ^

Apr.26   Netherlands     Charles Taylor aided S Leone war crimes
  International judges have found former Liberian leader Charles Taylor guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes during the Sierra Leone civil war
 Taylor, 64, was accused of backing rebels who killed tens of thousands of people in Sierra Leone's 1991-2002 civil war
  Pakistan Bin Laden wives deported to Saudi Arabia   Japan   US and Japan reach Okinawa deal   The United States and Japan have reached a deal to move 9,000 marines from the island of Okinawa. Some 10,000 troops will remain

April 27 ... more > Top ^

Apr.27   Spain Spanish unemployment hits record
 Washington  US economic growth rate slowing   Beijing   China dissident 'in US embassy'
  Chen Guangcheng is in the US embassy in Beijing following his dramatic escape from house arrest, fellow activist Hu Jia has told the BBC
 Chen - who is blind - had scaled a high wall and was driven hundreds of kilometres to Beijing


April 28 ... more > Top ^

Apr.28  Northern Syria  Syria rebels 'in seaborne attack'   Lebanon Lebanon holds 'Syria arms ship'

April 29 ... more > Top ^

Apr.29   Northern Nigeria Deadly attack at Nigerian college
 Sudan  Sudan 'declares border emergency'  Myanmar  Unite for change, Ban urges Burma


Violence rages in Syria despite high-level diplomacy Arms dealer Viktor Bout sentenced   US Coast Guard sinks tsunami 'ghost ship' Map of Sitka Alaska Alaska




World, April 2012 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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Apr.1  Syria  Syria rebel fighters 'to be paid'
Apr.1  Mali  Mali neighbours to mull sanctions
Apr.3  Mali  African Union adds to sanctions in Mali
Apr.4   Syria
Apr.5  UN Security Council  Ceasefire pressure grows on Syria
Apr.5  Syria  Syria claims some troop withdrawals
Apr.5   Manhattan
Apr.5   Alaska
  The US Coast Guard has used cannon to sink a crewless Japanese ship that drifted to Alaska after the 2011 tsunami
 The coast would hold off scuttling the Ryou-Un Maru after a Canadian fishing boat claimed salvage rights
Apr.5   Mali   Mali rebels declare independence   A rebel group in northern Mali has declared independence for a region it calls Azawad, after seizing control of the area late last month Apr.5   Turkey Syrian refugees spill into Turkey Apr.6   Mali Mali coup leaders 'to stand down' Apr.7  Syria  Syrian toll climbs before truce Apr.7   Pakistan 135 Pakistani soldiers trapped in avalanche
Map of Siachen Pakistan
  Up to 135 people are now feared dead in an avalanche which hit a military camp in the disputed Kashmir region
 124 Pakistani soldiers and 11 civilians were missing after 21m (70ft) of snow engulfed a military camp near the Siachen Glacier
Apr.7   Syria   127 dead as Syrian forces target civilians
  Syrian forces are targeting civilians displaced from their homes by earlier fighting, an opposition group said
Apr.8   Vatican Pope calls for end to Syria bloodshed
Apr.8   Syria Syria suggests it might not pull forces by deadline Apr.8   Syria Rebels reject new Syria demand Apr.9  Syria  Syria 'failing to abide by truce' Apr.10   Syria Syria: Deadline passes, violence rages Apr.11   Syria   Syria ceasefire comes into effect
  A ceasefire for Syria proposed by UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan has come into force, but Western countries have doubted Syria's willingness
 US President Barack Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy called on Syria to respect the ceasefire
Apr.12   North Korea   North Korea launches rocket
  Defying warnings from the international community, a long-range rocket launched, but it broke apart before escaping the earth's atmosphere
 It flew about a minute into the ocean. North Korean state media announced that the rocket had not managed to put an observation satellite into orbit
Apr.13   North Korea Allies condemn North Korea launch   Officials from the U.S. and the U.N. Security Council will meet Friday to discuss North Korea's botched long-range missile launch Apr.13  Guinea-Bissau  Suspected coup bid in Guinea-Bissau Apr.14   NW Pakistan   Pakistan attack frees prisoners Map of Khyber Pakistan
  Almost 400 prisoners have escaped from a Pakistani jail after it came under attack from heavily-armed militants.    Dozens of Islamist militants armed with guns and rocket-propelled grenades...
Apr.15   Syria Renewed clashes as UN monitors due Apr.15   Kabul Assaults target presidential palace, embassies Apr.15  Kabul  Taliban assault in Kabul 'ended' Apr.16  Australia  Australia PM sets out Afghan exit plan Apr.17   Southern Sudan Sudans 'locked in logic of war' Map of Heglig Southern Sudan
  Sudan and South Sudan are 'locked in a logic of war', the UN Security Council (UNSC) has been told
 The two countries are fighting over their disputed border. Sudan trying to remove South Sudan forces from its Heglig oil-field
Apr.17  Belgium  Nato to discuss Afghan funding Apr.18   Washington US condemns Afghan bodies 'abuse' Apr.18   India India launches long-range missile   India has successfully launched a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile able to carry a nuclear warhead Apr.18  UN  Ban Ki-moon: Syria 'failing to keep to truce' Apr.23   Southern Sudan Sudanese warplanes dropped bombs near border   The warplanes dropped bombs near the South Sudanese town of Bentiu. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned Sudan's bombardment Apr.25  Paris  France: UN should consider force in Syria Apr.26   Netherlands   Charles Taylor aided S Leone war crimes
  International judges have found former Liberian leader Charles Taylor guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes during the Sierra Leone civil war
 Taylor, 64, was accused of backing rebels who killed tens of thousands of people in Sierra Leone's 1991-2002 civil war
Apr.26   Japan US and Japan reach Okinawa deal   The United States and Japan have reached a deal to move 9,000 marines from the island of Okinawa. Some 10,000 troops will remain Apr.28  Northern Syria  Syria rebels 'in seaborne attack' Apr.28   Lebanon Lebanon holds 'Syria arms ship'
Apr.29  Sudan  Sudan 'declares border emergency'



World, April 2012 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2012 Apr.1   Siberia Russian plane crashes kills 32   A Russian passenger plane carrying 43 people has crashed shortly after take-off in Siberia. 11 survivors have been taken to hospital Apr.3   Dallas Large Texas tornadoes wreak chaos
Apr.5   Alaska   US Coast Guard sinks tsunami 'ghost ship' Map of Sitka Alaska Alaska
  The US Coast Guard has used cannon to sink a crewless Japanese ship that drifted to Alaska after the 2011 tsunami
 The coast would hold off scuttling the Ryou-Un Maru after a Canadian fishing boat claimed salvage rights
Apr.7   Pakistan 135 Pakistani soldiers trapped in avalanche Map of Siachen Pakistan
  Up to 135 people are now feared dead in an avalanche which hit a military camp in the disputed Kashmir region
 124 Pakistani soldiers and 11 civilians were missing after 21m (70ft) of snow engulfed a military camp near the Siachen Glacier
Apr.7  Peru  Rescue workers rush to reach trapped miners Apr.11   Aceh Tsunami scare tests emergency plans
  Fears that Wednesday's 8.6-magnitude quake and resulting tsunami alert could bring a repeat of the 2004 disaster dissipated quickly
Apr.15  Oklahoma  Tornadoes kill five in US Midwest Apr.20   Pakistan No survivors from Pakistan plane crash
Map of Islamabad Pakistan
  A commercial airplane carrying 127 people crashed in Islamabad just before it was to land at a nearby airport. Poor weather is a possible factor
 The Bhoja Air Boeing 737-200 had been making its first evening flight from Karachi to Islamabad. The crash occurred near the Chaklala airbase adjacent to the Benazir Bhutto International Airport
Apr.21  Pakistan  Deadly Pakistan air crash probed Apr.21   Pakistan 120 bodies recovered after plane crash



World, April 2012 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2012 Apr.4  San Francisco Bay Area  Yahoo to cut 14% of its workforce Apr.6  Washington  US job growth slows during March Apr.16   New York American Jim Yong Kim named World Bank chief   Jim Yong Kim was tapped to be the next president of the World Bank, besting Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Apr.22  Mexico  Wal-Mart probes bribery claim Apr.27   Spain Spanish unemployment hits record
Apr.27  Washington  US economic growth rate slowing



World, April 2012 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2012 Apr.2  New Orleans  Wildcats beat Kansas 67-59 for NCAA crown Apr.4  Somalia  Bomb kills Somali sport officials Apr.8  US Georgia  Watson wins Masters in play-off Apr.17  Munich  Gomez gives Bayern vital lead Apr.18  London  Chelsea stun Barcelona Apr.19   Bahrain Security stepped up at Bahrain F1   Authorities in Bahrain have tightened security ahead of practice sessions for Sunday's Formula 1 Grand Prix Apr.21  Ruhr  Dortmund retain German title Apr.21  Bahrain  Protest 'won't affect' Bahrain F1 Apr.22   Bahrain Despite protests, Grand Prix finishes without a hitch  Days of escalating government protests failed to halt the race, which took place even as nearby streets were blocked with burning tires and ... Apr.24   Barcelona Ten-man Chelsea stun Barca
Apr.25  Madrid  Bayern beat Madrid in semis



World, April 2012 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2012 Apr.2   San Francisco Bay Area Seven die in college shooting
  Armed officers swarmed Oikos University in the city of Oakland after the mid-morning attack. Bodies covered with tarpaulin were laid outside.    After a huge manhunt the suspect was detained at...
Apr.2  Colombia  Colombia Farc hostages released Apr.4  Somalia  Bomb kills Somali sport officials Apr.4  Guantanamo  '9/11 planners' set for US trial Apr.4   Athens Greek clashes over man's suicide
Apr.5   Manhattan Arms dealer Viktor Bout sentenced Apr.5  Libya  Gaddafi son 'attacked in custody' Apr.6  Southern China  Arrests over kidney sold for iPad Apr.7  Yemen  Gunmen attack Yemen's main airport Apr.7  Oklahoma  US city shootings spark manhunt Apr.10  China  China politician's wife in 'murder' case Apr.11   Florida Trayvon Martin killer on murder charge   Neighbourhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder over the shooting of unarmed black teenager Apr.13  Colombia  US Secret Service agents recalled Apr.14   NW Pakistan   Pakistan attack frees prisoners Map of Khyber Pakistan
  Almost 400 prisoners have escaped from a Pakistani jail after it came under attack from heavily-armed militants.    Dozens of Islamist militants armed with guns and rocket-propelled grenades...
Apr.16   Norway Breivik claims self-defense Apr.17  Norway  Breivik claims 'spectacular political attack' Apr.17  London  UK arrests terror fund-raiser Abu Qatada Apr.19   Norway   Breivik wanted to slay government, PM   Anders Behring Breivik said his primary objective in bombing a government building in Oslo was to slay the Norwegian government and its prime... Apr.20   Norway Breivik: I learned from al Qaeda Apr.20  Florida  Judge sets George Zimmerman bail Apr.20  Washington  Colombia scandal claims more US jobs Apr.22  Mexico  Wal-Mart probes bribery claim Apr.25   Pakistan Pakistani PM guilty of contempt Apr.25   Syria Massive explosion in Hama 'kills 70' Apr.26   Netherlands   Charles Taylor aided S Leone war crimes
  International judges have found former Liberian leader Charles Taylor guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes during the Sierra Leone civil war
 Taylor, 64, was accused of backing rebels who killed tens of thousands of people in Sierra Leone's 1991-2002 civil war
Apr.29   Northern Nigeria Deadly attack at Nigerian college




World, April 2012 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2012 Apr.1   Myanmar   Suu Kyi wins Myanmar election
  Opposition leader and Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi won a seat in Myanmar's parliament Sunday, her party said
 The formerly banned National League for Democracy was vying for 45 seats in the election
Apr.1  Mali  Mali neighbours to mull sanctions Apr.3  London  James Murdoch stepping down from BSkyB Apr.3   Wisconsin Romney revels in triple primary win
Apr.3  Mali  African Union adds to sanctions in Mali Apr.4   Athens Greek clashes over man's suicide Apr.5  UN Security Council  Ceasefire pressure grows on Syria Apr.5  Libya  Gaddafi son 'attacked in custody' Apr.5   Mali   Mali rebels declare independence   A rebel group in northern Mali has declared independence for a region it calls Azawad, after seizing control of the area late last month Apr.6  Moscow  Russia furious over Bout sentence Apr.6   Mali Mali coup leaders 'to stand down' Apr.7  Malawi  Banda sworn in as Malawi leader Apr.8   New Delhi Pakistan's president visits India Apr.8   Vatican Pope calls for end to Syria bloodshed Apr.10  China  China politician's wife in 'murder' case Apr.10   Pennsylvania Rick Santorum ends presidency bid   Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has ended his bid for the White House, leaving Mitt Romney as the presumptive nominee Apr.13   UN Security Council Council mulling North Korea response Apr.14   UN Security Council   UN passes plan for Syria monitors
  Council votes unanimously to approve resolution allowing observers into Syria to monitor cease-fire
Apr.14  Istanbul  Iranian nuclear talks 'positive' Apr.14   North Korea N Korean leader speaks publicly
Apr.15   Kabul Assaults target presidential palace, embassies Apr.16   New York American Jim Yong Kim named World Bank chief   Jim Yong Kim was tapped to be the next president of the World Bank, besting Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Apr.16  Australia  Australia PM sets out Afghan exit plan Apr.17  Washington  Shuttle makes Washington flypast Apr.17  Norway  Breivik claims 'spectacular political attack' Apr.17   Egypt   Bans on Egypt candidates upheld
  Ten candidates who had applied to run in the Egyptian presidential election have lost their appeals against disqualification, officials say
Apr.17  UN  U.N. wives to al-Assad: Stop husband Apr.18  Sudan  Sudan leader vows to 'free' South Apr.18  UN  Ban Ki-moon: Syria 'failing to keep to truce' Apr.19   Norway   Breivik wanted to slay government, PM   Anders Behring Breivik said his primary objective in bombing a government building in Oslo was to slay the Norwegian government and its prime... Apr.19  Syria  Syria agrees UN observer details Apr.19  UN  Ban says situation in Syria is 'highly precarious' Apr.19   Bahrain Security stepped up at Bahrain F1   Authorities in Bahrain have tightened security ahead of practice sessions for Sunday's Formula 1 Grand Prix Apr.20  Washington  Colombia scandal claims more US jobs Apr.21   UN Security Council UN votes to boost Syria mission   The Security Council has voted to increase the number of UN observers to 300 for three months. A small team is currently monitors a ceasefir... Apr.21  Bahrain  Protest 'won't affect' Bahrain F1 Apr.22   Bahrain Despite protests, Grand Prix finishes without a hitch  Days of escalating government protests failed to halt the race, which took place even as nearby streets were blocked with burning tires and ... Apr.22  France  High turnout in French election Apr.22   Paris   Exit polls show Sarkozy 2nd in French vote
  Socialist candidate Francois Hollande declared victory in the first round of presidential election, setting up a showdown with incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy
Apr.23  Netherlands  Government collapses after far right pulls plug Apr.24  New York  Romney calls for focus on Obama Apr.24  UN Security Council  Kofi Annan denounces violence in Syria Apr.25  Paris  France: UN should consider force in Syria Apr.25   Pakistan Pakistani PM guilty of contempt Apr.26   Pakistan Bin Laden wives deported to Saudi Arabia Apr.26   Japan US and Japan reach Okinawa deal   The United States and Japan have reached a deal to move 9,000 marines from the island of Okinawa. Some 10,000 troops will remain Apr.27   Beijing China dissident 'in US embassy'
  Chen Guangcheng is in the US embassy in Beijing following his dramatic escape from house arrest, fellow activist Hu Jia has told the BBC
 Chen - who is blind - had scaled a high wall and was driven hundreds of kilometres to Beijing
Apr.29  Sudan  Sudan 'declares border emergency' Apr.29  Myanmar  Unite for change, Ban urges Burma