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B. 04-01 Syria suffers 'deadliest month' Syria
C. 04-02 Eurozone unemployment rate hits 12% European Union
D. 04-04 Report: N. Korea moving missile to coast North Korea
4. 04-05 N Korea in foreign embassy warning Pyongyang, North Korea
F. 04-05 20,000 birds slaughtered as bird flu death toll rises Shanghai
G. 04-05 Mumbai building collapse toll rises Mumbai
04-08 Margaret Thatcher dead at 87 London
8. 04-09 North Korea: It will be 'all-out war' North Korea
9. 04-14 Maduro wins Venezuela election Venezuela

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Apr.1   Syria
Apr.2   European Union
 North Korea  North Korea to restart nuclear reactor
 North Korea  North Korea blocks Kaesong access
Apr.3  Guam  US boosts defences amid Korea threat
Apr.4   North Korea
Apr.5   North Korea
  Shanghai
 Rome  Italy pardons US colonel in CIA case
  Mumbai
Apr.6  Kazakhstan  No agreement at Iran nuclear talks
Apr.7  Cairo  Cairo violence after Coptic funerals
 South Korea  North Korea 'preparing nuclear test'
Apr.8   London
  Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was a towering figure in postwar British and world politics and the only woman to become British prime minister.    David Cameron called her a 'great Briton' and the Queen spoke of her sad...
Apr.9   North Korea
  The top U.S. commander in the Pacific called North Korean violations of Security Council resolutions 'a clear and direct threat to U.S. national security'.    UN chief Ban Ki-moon warns the Korea...
 Southern Iran  Quake strikes Iran, near nuclear site  South Korea  South Korea raises alert level Apr.10  London  Korea crisis on agenda at G8 talks Apr.11  Japan  Japan carmakers to recall 3.4m cars Apr.12  South Korea  Kerry: North Korea threats 'unacceptable'  Hong Kong  Death toll climbs to 10 in bird flu crisis Apr.13  Bali  All survive as Bali jet lands in sea  France  French robber stages dramatic escape Apr.14  Tokyo  Kerry in Japan amid heightened Korean tensions   Venezuela Maduro wins Venezuela election
  Socialist candidate Nicolas Maduro, who was chosen by Chavez as his successor, has won a narrow victory in Venezuela's presidential poll.    Maduro won 50.7% of the vote against 49.1% for opposition candidate Henriqu...
Apr.15  Venezuela  Venezuela challenger demands recount   Boston Deadly blasts hit Boston Marathon Map of Boylston Street Boston USA
  At least three people have been killed and more than 100 injured, some seriously, in two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon
 Bloodied runners and spectators being treated at the scene and the road strewn with debris. President Barack Obama said 'we will find out who did this' and that those responsible would feel the 'full weight of justice'
 Boston  FBI probes Boston 'terror' blasts Apr.16   Southern Iran Strong earthquake rocks Iran, Pakistan  North Korea  North Korea: We won't give any warning  Boston  FBI reveals Boston bomb details Apr.17   London Last respects paid to Lady Thatcher  Boston  Pressure cooker clues to Boston bomb   Texas Explosion at Texas fertiliser plant   Many people are reported to be injured and others are trapped in burning buildings after an explosion at at the West Fertilizer plant near W... Apr.18  Texas  Deadly Texas blast 'like tornado'  Boston  Photos of Boston suspects released Apr.19   Pakistan   Pakistani police arrest Pervez Musharraf Map of Islamabad Pakistan
  Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has been arrested on charges relating to the unlawful detention of judges in 2007
 Boston  Huge manhunt for Boston bomb suspect   Boston Boston bombs suspect 'in custody'   Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has been taken into custody in a suburb of the city, police have said   Kosovo Serbia and Kosovo in landmark accord  Sichuan  At least 41 dead after earthquake strikes Sichuan region Apr.20   Sichuan Earthquake has killed more than 150 people   A powerful 6.6-magnitude earthquake has killed more than 150 people and injured several thousand in China's rural south west  Sichuan  China battles to bring quake aid Apr.21  Sichuan  Chinese teams reach quake-hit region  Boston  Boston pair 'planned more attacks' Apr.22   Toronto Canada foils terror attack on train  Boston  Boston Marathon suspect charged Apr.23   Paris France approves gay marriage law  Bangladesh  Eight-storey building collapses in Bangladesh Apr.24  North Caucasus  Parents of Boston suspects quizzed   Bangladesh More than 1000 dead in Dhaka collapse Map of Dhaka Bangladesh
  Many more are feared trapped after an eight-storey building collapsed on the outskirts of the capital
 Firefighters and army personnel are leading the operation to rescue those caught beneath the debris. More than 600 people have been injured
 Bangladesh  Frantic search for Dhaka survivors Apr.25  North Caucasus  Boston suspects' mother rails at US   Washington US suspects Syria of chemical attack
  US intelligence agencies believe 'with varying degrees of confidence' that Syria has used chemical weapons against rebels
  Moscow Dozens die in Russia hospital fire
Apr.26  Bangladesh  Survivors found in collapsed factory  Manhattan  '9/11 jet debris' found in New York  Bangladesh  Arrests over Dhaka building collapse Apr.27  Rome  Deal reached on Italian government Apr.28   Rome Italy gunman 'targeted politicians'  Bangladesh  Fire in wrecked Bangladesh building  Bangladesh  Collapsed Dhaka building owner held  Bangladesh  Bangladesh rescuers' hopes fade Apr.29  Damascus  Bomb targets Syrian prime minister in Damascus  Bangladesh  Tragedy spurs nationwide probe of garment factories Apr.30   Netherlands Dutch King Willem-Alexander sworn in   Willem-Alexander has been sworn in as king of the Netherlands following the abdication of Queen Beatrix  Washington  U.S. military planning Syria options  Venezuela  Venezuela MPs in punch-up over poll



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Apr.1  Antarctica  Melt 'causes Antarctic sea ice rise'
  Syria  
  More than 6,000 people died in Syria in March, the deadliest month since protests against the government began two years ago, activists say
 North Korea  North Korea boosts nuclear programme  Myanmar  Burma school hit by deadly blaze  North Korea  'No extra' N Korea military activity

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Apr.2   European Union   Eurozone unemployment rate hits 12%
  The rate of unemployment in the eurozone hit a record high of 12% in February, official figures have shown
  North Korea   North Korea to restart nuclear reactor  After weeks of hurling threats, North Korea announced Tuesday it will restart a nuclear reactor it had shut more than five years ago  UN  North Korea crisis gone too far, says UN  South Korea  US 'will defend self and S Korea'  New York  Dow Jones and S&P climb to new highs   North Korea   North Korea blocks Kaesong access   North Korea is blocking the entry of South Korean workers into a joint industrial zone, in a move seen as further escalating tensions

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Apr.3   Guam US boosts defences amid Korea threat
 Tokyo  Japan central bank makes growth move

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Apr.4   North Korea     Report: N. Korea moving missile to coast
  South Korea's foreign minister says the North has moved a mid-range missile to its east coast, but says it is not aimed at the US mainland
 Tokyo  Nikkei reaches highest since 2008  India  Dozens killed in India building collapse

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Apr.5   North Korea   N Korea in foreign embassy warning Map of Pyongyang North Korea
  North Korea has told foreign embassies in Pyongyang it cannot guarantee their safety in the event of conflict, and to consider evacuating employees
  Shanghai     20,000 birds slaughtered as bird flu death toll rises Map of Shanghai
  Chinese authorities have killed more than 20,000 birds from a live-poultry trading zone in Shanghai after an unusual strain of bird flu.    Shanghai markets c...
 Washington  Obama 'offering to cut US pensions'  Vatican  Pope calls for action on sex abuse   Rome Italy pardons US colonel in CIA case   Mumbai   Mumbai building collapse toll rises
  The death toll from the collapse of a building near the Indian city of Mumbai has risen to more than 60, police say
 Washington  US plays down North Korea threat

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Apr.6   Kazakhstan No agreement at Iran nuclear talks
 Johannesburg  Mandela discharged from hospital  Munich  Record-breaking Bayern clinch Bundesliga crown  Washington  US test delayed over Korea tension

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Apr.7  Afghanistan  Afghan children 'killed by Nato'   Cairo Cairo violence after Coptic funerals
  South Korea     North Korea 'preparing nuclear test'   North Korea may be preparing for a fourth nuclear test, South Korean Unification Minister Ryoo Kihl-jae saying

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Apr.8   London   Margaret Thatcher dead at 87
  Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was a towering figure in postwar British and world politics and the only woman to become British prime minister
 David Cameron called her a 'great Briton' and the Queen spoke of her sadness at the death. She was Conservative prime minister from 1979 to 1990
 North Korea  N. Korea pulling workers out of joint industrial zone  London  Tributes paid to Margaret Thatcher  US Georgia  Louisville topped Michigan in pulsating final

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Apr.9   North Korea     North Korea: It will be 'all-out war'
  The top U.S. commander in the Pacific called North Korean violations of Security Council resolutions 'a clear and direct threat to U.S. national security'
 UN chief Ban Ki-moon warns the Korean crisis may become 'uncontrollable'
  Southern Iran   Quake strikes Iran, near nuclear site   A 6.3 earthquake hits Iran's Bushehr province, killing more than 30 but leaving a nuclear power plant unaffected  U.S. Senate  Senate to vote on gun control bill  Washington  U.S.: N. Korea could test fire at any time   South Korea   South Korea raises alert level   South Korea has raised its surveillance alert level amid indications that North Korea is preparing for a medium-range missile test

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Apr.10  Florida  Cuba hands fugitive parents to U.S. officials   London Korea crisis on agenda at G8 talks  Northern Syria  Syria air strikes 'target civilians'

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Apr.11   Japan Japan carmakers to recall 3.4m cars
 London  G8 states condemn NK nuclear moves  Washington  US urges China to rein in N Korea  Mauritania  Mali refugees face 'appalling' camp

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Apr.12   South Korea     Kerry: North Korea threats 'unacceptable'   The United States will talk to North Korea, but only if the country gets serious about negotiating the end of its nuclear weapons program   Hong Kong     Death toll climbs to 10 in bird flu crisis  The death toll in China's bird flu crisis stood at 10, as Hong Kong authorities announced plans to test all poultry imported from the mainla...  Somalia  IMF recognises Somalia government

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Apr.13   Bali   All survive as Bali jet lands in sea   An airliner has ended up in the sea off the Indonesian island of Bali after missing Denpasar airport runway, but all those on board survived  Beijing  China and US make North Korea pledge   France French robber stages dramatic escape
 Venezuela  Venezuela sees electoral law row

April 14 ... more > Top ^

Apr.14   Tokyo Kerry in Japan amid heightened Korean tensions
 Northern Syria  Air strikes in north Syria 'kill 25'  US Georgia  Scott takes play-off to win Masters  Venezuela  Venezuela votes on Chavez successor   Venezuela   Maduro wins Venezuela election
  Socialist candidate Nicolas Maduro, who was chosen by Chavez as his successor, has won a narrow victory in Venezuela's presidential poll
 Maduro won 50.7% of the vote against 49.1% for opposition candidate Henrique Capriles. Capriles said he refused to accept the result without a recount


April 15 ... more > Top ^

Apr.15   Venezuela   Venezuela challenger demands recount   Defeated presidential candidate Henrique Capriles has demanded a recount of votes, rejecting the election of Hugo Chavez's successor as 'ill...  Egypt  Egypt court rules on Mubarak release  Baghdad  Iraq cities hit by deadly bombings   Boston   Deadly blasts hit Boston Marathon Map of Boylston Street Boston USA
  At least three people have been killed and more than 100 injured, some seriously, in two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon
 Bloodied runners and spectators being treated at the scene and the road strewn with debris. President Barack Obama said 'we will find out who did this' and that those responsible would feel the 'full weight of justice'
  Boston FBI probes Boston 'terror' blasts

April 16 ... more > Top ^

Apr.16   Southern Iran   Strong earthquake rocks Iran, Pakistan
Map of Khash Iran
  At least 40 people are feared dead in Iran and seven more in Pakistan after a powerful 7.8 earthquake near the countries' shared border
  North Korea North Korea: We won't give any warning  Pakistan  Musharraf barred from May polls  Boston  No further Boston threat, says FBI   Boston FBI reveals Boston bomb details

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Apr.17   London   Last respects paid to Lady Thatcher
Map of St Paul%27s Cathedral United Kingdom
  The Queen has led mourners in St Paul's Cathedral at the funeral of Baroness Thatcher, Britain's longest serving prime minister of modern times
  Boston Pressure cooker clues to Boston bomb  Washington  Obama casts doubt on N. Korea missiles  Boston  Boston bombs suspect 'seen on film'  Syria  Assad: West to 'pay price' for Syria   Texas   Explosion at Texas fertiliser plant
Map of Waco Texas
  Many people are reported to be injured and others are trapped in burning buildings after an explosion at at the West Fertilizer plant near Waco
 Several buildings are reported to be on fire, some of them in neighbouring residential areas. Explosion rips through fertilizer plant near Waco, causing more than 100 injuries and an unknown number of fatalities as emergency crews tend to victims at the scene


April 18 ... more > Top ^

Apr.18   Texas Deadly Texas blast 'like tornado'
 Pakistan  Court orders Musharraf's arrest  North Korea  N. Korea outlines terms for negotiation   Boston   Photos of Boston suspects released   The FBI has released photos of two suspects it wants to identify as part of the investigation into Monday's Boston Marathon bombings  Baghdad  Baghdad cafe hit by deadly bombing  Pakistan  Musharraf placed under house arrest

April 19 ... more > Top ^

Apr.19   Pakistan     Pakistani police arrest Pervez Musharraf
Map of Islamabad Pakistan
  Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has been arrested on charges relating to the unlawful detention of judges in 2007
  Boston   Huge manhunt for Boston bomb suspect   People have been told to stay indoors amid a massive police manhunt for one of 2 brothers suspected of carrying out the Boston Marathon bomb...  Venezuela  Venezuela to audit all votes   Boston   Boston bombs suspect 'in custody'
Map of Watertown USA
  Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has been taken into custody in a suburb of the city, police have said
 Gunfire was heard after Tsarnaev was found hiding in a boat in a backyard in Watertown
  Kosovo   Serbia and Kosovo in landmark accord
  Serbia and its former province of Kosovo have reached an EU-brokered accord aimed at normalising relations between the Balkan neighbours
  Sichuan At least 41 dead after earthquake strikes Sichuan region


April 20 ... more > Top ^

Apr.20   Sichuan   Earthquake has killed more than 150 people
Map of Lushan Sichuan China
  A powerful 6.6-magnitude earthquake has killed more than 150 people and injured several thousand in China's rural south west
 Boston  US waits to question 'Boston bomber'  Northeast China  China mine blast kills 18, injures 12   Sichuan China battles to bring quake aid  Washington  US steps up aid to Syria opposition

April 21 ... more > Top ^

Apr.21   Sichuan Chinese teams reach quake-hit region
 London  Silence falls over London Marathon as thousands remember Boston   Boston Boston pair 'planned more attacks'  North Korea  'Fading hopes' in North Korea talks  Afghanistan  'Foreigners held' in Afghanistan

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Apr.22  Boston  US awaits 'Boston bomber' charges   Toronto   Canada foils terror attack on train
Map of Toronto
  Canada's authorities say they have arrested and charged two people with conspiring to carry out an 'al-Qaeda inspired' attack on a passenger train
  Boston Boston Marathon suspect charged  Northern England  RVP fires Man Utd to title  Boston  Boston attack motive still unclear

April 23 ... more > Top ^

Apr.23  U.S. Senate  FBI faces Boston suspect questions  Jerusalem  Israel: Syria used chemical weapons   Paris   France approves gay marriage law
  France has become the 14th country to approve a law allowing gay marriage. The bil was passed by 321 votes to 225 in the French parliament
 Montreal  Canada pair challenge 'train plot'  Munich  Brilliant Bayern batters Barca   Bangladesh Eight-storey building collapses in Bangladesh


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Apr.24   North Caucasus   Parents of Boston suspects quizzed   US officials have travelled to the Russian republic of Dagestan to speak to the parents of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects  Beijing  WHO: H7N9 virus 'one of the most lethal so far'   Bangladesh     More than 1000 dead in Dhaka collapse
Map of Dhaka Bangladesh
  Many more are feared trapped after an eight-storey building collapsed on the outskirts of the capital
 Firefighters and army personnel are leading the operation to rescue those caught beneath the debris. More than 600 people have been injured
 Boston  Boston manhunt officer remembered  Ruhr  Lewandowski, Dortmund crush Real dream   Bangladesh     Frantic search for Dhaka survivors   A frantic search for survivors is under way at a building outside the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, which collapsed, killing at least 147 peop...  CIA  CIA 'tracked Boston bomb suspect'

April 25 ... more > Top ^

Apr.25   North Caucasus Boston suspects' mother rails at US
  Washington     US suspects Syria of chemical attack
  US intelligence agencies believe 'with varying degrees of confidence' that Syria has used chemical weapons against rebels
  Moscow   Dozens die in Russia hospital fire
  At least 36 people have been killed in a fire at psychiatric hospital in Ramenskiy village in the Moscow region, officials say
 South Korea  South Korea presses North on factory talks  Bangladesh  Fears for hundreds missing in Dhaka

April 26 ... more > Top ^

Apr.26   Bangladesh     Survivors found in collapsed factory   Bangladeshi rescue workers say a large group of people has been found alive inside a garment factory on the outskirts of the capital, Dhaka  Massachusetts  Boston bomb suspect moved to prison   Manhattan '9/11 jet debris' found in New York   Bangladesh Arrests over Dhaka building collapse

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Apr.27   Rome   Deal reached on Italian government  A deal on the formation of a new government has been reached in Italy, ending two months of political deadlock since the general election  Bangladesh  Search continues for Dhaka survivors

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Apr.28   Rome   Italy gunman 'targeted politicians'
  49-year-old Luigi Preiti who shot and seriously injured two policemen outside the PM's office was acting out of anger at politicians, prosecutors allege
  Bangladesh     Fire in wrecked Bangladesh building   A fire has broken out in a collapsed factory building, hampering efforts to reach remaining survivors of a disaster that has killed 377 peop...   Bangladesh Collapsed Dhaka building owner held   Bangladesh Bangladesh rescuers' hopes fade

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Apr.29   Damascus     Bomb targets Syrian prime minister in Damascus   Wael al-Halqi survived a targeting his motorcade in an upscale neighborhood, but the government and the opposition reported casualties   Bangladesh Tragedy spurs nationwide probe of garment factories
 Czech Republic  Powerful blast in central Prague  Southern Iraq  36 dead, dozens wounded in car bomb attacks on Shiite cities  Bangladesh  Dhaka defends collapse aid refusal  Washington  NBA: Jason Collins comes out as gay

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Apr.30   Netherlands   Dutch King Willem-Alexander sworn in
  Willem-Alexander has been sworn in as king of the Netherlands following the abdication of Queen Beatrix
 He became the country's first king since 1890 when his 75-year-old mother signed the abdication deed after 33 years on the throne
  Washington     U.S. military planning Syria options   The Pentagon has in recent days stepped up planning for potential military intervention in the Syrian civil war  Washington  US President Obama is holding a news briefing  Lebanon  Hezbollah's Nasrallah in Syria pledge  Madrid  Dortmund advance to Champions League   Venezuela Venezuela MPs in punch-up over poll


  Syria suffers 'deadliest month'




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Apr.1   Syria
  More than 6,000 people died in Syria in March, the deadliest month since protests against the government began two years ago, activists say
Apr.1  North Korea  North Korea boosts nuclear programme Apr.1  North Korea  'No extra' N Korea military activity Apr.2  South Korea  US 'will defend self and S Korea' Apr.3   Guam US boosts defences amid Korea threat
Apr.4   North Korea   Report: N. Korea moving missile to coast
  South Korea's foreign minister says the North has moved a mid-range missile to its east coast, but says it is not aimed at the US mainland
Apr.5  Washington  US plays down North Korea threat Apr.6  Washington  US test delayed over Korea tension Apr.7  Afghanistan  Afghan children 'killed by Nato' Apr.7   South Korea   North Korea 'preparing nuclear test'   North Korea may be preparing for a fourth nuclear test, South Korean Unification Minister Ryoo Kihl-jae saying Apr.9   North Korea   North Korea: It will be 'all-out war'
  The top U.S. commander in the Pacific called North Korean violations of Security Council resolutions 'a clear and direct threat to U.S. national security'
 UN chief Ban Ki-moon warns the Korean crisis may become 'uncontrollable'
Apr.9  Washington  U.S.: N. Korea could test fire at any time Apr.9   South Korea South Korea raises alert level   South Korea has raised its surveillance alert level amid indications that North Korea is preparing for a medium-range missile test Apr.10  Northern Syria  Syria air strikes 'target civilians' Apr.11  Washington  US urges China to rein in N Korea Apr.11  Mauritania  Mali refugees face 'appalling' camp Apr.14  Northern Syria  Air strikes in north Syria 'kill 25' Apr.17  Washington  Obama casts doubt on N. Korea missiles Apr.23  Jerusalem  Israel: Syria used chemical weapons Apr.25   Washington   US suspects Syria of chemical attack
  US intelligence agencies believe 'with varying degrees of confidence' that Syria has used chemical weapons against rebels
Apr.30   Washington   U.S. military planning Syria options   The Pentagon has in recent days stepped up planning for potential military intervention in the Syrian civil war



World, April 2013 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2013 Apr.1  Antarctica  Melt 'causes Antarctic sea ice rise' Apr.1  Myanmar  Burma school hit by deadly blaze Apr.4  India  Dozens killed in India building collapse Apr.5   Shanghai   20,000 birds slaughtered as bird flu death toll rises Map of Shanghai
  Chinese authorities have killed more than 20,000 birds from a live-poultry trading zone in Shanghai after an unusual strain of bird flu.    Shanghai markets c...
Apr.5   Mumbai Mumbai building collapse toll rises
  The death toll from the collapse of a building near the Indian city of Mumbai has risen to more than 60, police say
Apr.9   Southern Iran Quake strikes Iran, near nuclear site   A 6.3 earthquake hits Iran's Bushehr province, killing more than 30 but leaving a nuclear power plant unaffected Apr.12   Hong Kong   Death toll climbs to 10 in bird flu crisis  The death toll in China's bird flu crisis stood at 10, as Hong Kong authorities announced plans to test all poultry imported from the mainla... Apr.13   Bali All survive as Bali jet lands in sea   An airliner has ended up in the sea off the Indonesian island of Bali after missing Denpasar airport runway, but all those on board survived Apr.16   Southern Iran Strong earthquake rocks Iran, Pakistan
Map of Khash Iran
  At least 40 people are feared dead in Iran and seven more in Pakistan after a powerful 7.8 earthquake near the countries' shared border
Apr.17   Texas Explosion at Texas fertiliser plant
Map of Waco Texas
  Many people are reported to be injured and others are trapped in burning buildings after an explosion at at the West Fertilizer plant near Waco
 Several buildings are reported to be on fire, some of them in neighbouring residential areas. Explosion rips through fertilizer plant near Waco, causing more than 100 injuries and an unknown number of fatalities as emergency crews tend to victims at the scene
Apr.18   Texas Deadly Texas blast 'like tornado' Apr.19   Sichuan At least 41 dead after earthquake strikes Sichuan region Apr.20   Sichuan Earthquake has killed more than 150 people Map of Lushan Sichuan China
  A powerful 6.6-magnitude earthquake has killed more than 150 people and injured several thousand in China's rural south west
Apr.20  Northeast China  China mine blast kills 18, injures 12 Apr.20   Sichuan China battles to bring quake aid Apr.21   Sichuan Chinese teams reach quake-hit region Apr.23   Bangladesh Eight-storey building collapses in Bangladesh Apr.24  Beijing  WHO: H7N9 virus 'one of the most lethal so far' Apr.24   Bangladesh   More than 1000 dead in Dhaka collapse Map of Dhaka Bangladesh
  Many more are feared trapped after an eight-storey building collapsed on the outskirts of the capital
 Firefighters and army personnel are leading the operation to rescue those caught beneath the debris. More than 600 people have been injured
Apr.24   Bangladesh   Frantic search for Dhaka survivors   A frantic search for survivors is under way at a building outside the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, which collapsed, killing at least 147 peop... Apr.25   Moscow Dozens die in Russia hospital fire
  At least 36 people have been killed in a fire at psychiatric hospital in Ramenskiy village in the Moscow region, officials say
Apr.25  Bangladesh  Fears for hundreds missing in Dhaka Apr.26   Bangladesh   Survivors found in collapsed factory   Bangladeshi rescue workers say a large group of people has been found alive inside a garment factory on the outskirts of the capital, Dhaka Apr.26   Manhattan '9/11 jet debris' found in New York
Apr.26   Bangladesh Arrests over Dhaka building collapse Apr.27  Bangladesh  Search continues for Dhaka survivors Apr.28   Bangladesh   Fire in wrecked Bangladesh building   A fire has broken out in a collapsed factory building, hampering efforts to reach remaining survivors of a disaster that has killed 377 peop... Apr.28   Bangladesh Collapsed Dhaka building owner held Apr.28   Bangladesh Bangladesh rescuers' hopes fade Apr.29   Bangladesh Tragedy spurs nationwide probe of garment factories Apr.29  Czech Republic  Powerful blast in central Prague Apr.29  Bangladesh  Dhaka defends collapse aid refusal



World, April 2013 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2013 Apr.6  Munich  Record-breaking Bayern clinch Bundesliga crown Apr.8  US Georgia  Louisville topped Michigan in pulsating final Apr.14  US Georgia  Scott takes play-off to win Masters Apr.15   Boston Deadly blasts hit Boston Marathon
Map of Boylston Street Boston USA
  At least three people have been killed and more than 100 injured, some seriously, in two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon
 Bloodied runners and spectators being treated at the scene and the road strewn with debris. President Barack Obama said 'we will find out who did this' and that those responsible would feel the 'full weight of justice'
Apr.21  London  Silence falls over London Marathon as thousands remember Boston Apr.22  Northern England  RVP fires Man Utd to title Apr.23  Munich  Brilliant Bayern batters Barca Apr.24  Ruhr  Lewandowski, Dortmund crush Real dream Apr.29  Washington  NBA: Jason Collins comes out as gay Apr.30  Madrid  Dortmund advance to Champions League



World, April 2013 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2013 Apr.2   European Union Eurozone unemployment rate hits 12%
  The rate of unemployment in the eurozone hit a record high of 12% in February, official figures have shown
Apr.2  New York  Dow Jones and S&P climb to new highs Apr.3  Tokyo  Japan central bank makes growth move Apr.4  Tokyo  Nikkei reaches highest since 2008 Apr.5  Washington  Obama 'offering to cut US pensions' Apr.8  North Korea  N. Korea pulling workers out of joint industrial zone Apr.11   Japan Japan carmakers to recall 3.4m cars
Apr.12  Somalia  IMF recognises Somalia government



World, April 2013 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2013 Apr.5  Vatican  Pope calls for action on sex abuse Apr.5   Rome Italy pardons US colonel in CIA case
Apr.7   Cairo Cairo violence after Coptic funerals Apr.10  Florida  Cuba hands fugitive parents to U.S. officials Apr.13   France French robber stages dramatic escape Apr.15  Baghdad  Iraq cities hit by deadly bombings Apr.15   Boston Deadly blasts hit Boston Marathon Map of Boylston Street Boston USA
  At least three people have been killed and more than 100 injured, some seriously, in two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon
 Bloodied runners and spectators being treated at the scene and the road strewn with debris. President Barack Obama said 'we will find out who did this' and that those responsible would feel the 'full weight of justice'
Apr.15   Boston FBI probes Boston 'terror' blasts Apr.16  Boston  No further Boston threat, says FBI Apr.16   Boston FBI reveals Boston bomb details Apr.17   Boston Pressure cooker clues to Boston bomb Apr.17  Boston  Boston bombs suspect 'seen on film' Apr.18  Pakistan  Court orders Musharraf's arrest Apr.18   Boston Photos of Boston suspects released   The FBI has released photos of two suspects it wants to identify as part of the investigation into Monday's Boston Marathon bombings Apr.18  Baghdad  Baghdad cafe hit by deadly bombing Apr.18  Pakistan  Musharraf placed under house arrest Apr.19   Pakistan   Pakistani police arrest Pervez Musharraf Map of Islamabad Pakistan
  Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has been arrested on charges relating to the unlawful detention of judges in 2007
Apr.19   Boston Huge manhunt for Boston bomb suspect   People have been told to stay indoors amid a massive police manhunt for one of 2 brothers suspected of carrying out the Boston Marathon bomb... Apr.19   Boston Boston bombs suspect 'in custody' Map of Watertown USA
  Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has been taken into custody in a suburb of the city, police have said
 Gunfire was heard after Tsarnaev was found hiding in a boat in a backyard in Watertown
Apr.20  Boston  US waits to question 'Boston bomber' Apr.21   Boston Boston pair 'planned more attacks' Apr.21  Afghanistan  'Foreigners held' in Afghanistan Apr.22  Boston  US awaits 'Boston bomber' charges Apr.22   Toronto Canada foils terror attack on train Map of Toronto
  Canada's authorities say they have arrested and charged two people with conspiring to carry out an 'al-Qaeda inspired' attack on a passenger train
Apr.22   Boston Boston Marathon suspect charged Apr.22  Boston  Boston attack motive still unclear Apr.23  U.S. Senate  FBI faces Boston suspect questions Apr.23  Montreal  Canada pair challenge 'train plot' Apr.24   North Caucasus Parents of Boston suspects quizzed   US officials have travelled to the Russian republic of Dagestan to speak to the parents of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects Apr.24  Boston  Boston manhunt officer remembered Apr.24  CIA  CIA 'tracked Boston bomb suspect' Apr.25   North Caucasus Boston suspects' mother rails at US Apr.26  Massachusetts  Boston bomb suspect moved to prison Apr.26   Bangladesh Arrests over Dhaka building collapse Apr.28   Rome Italy gunman 'targeted politicians'
  49-year-old Luigi Preiti who shot and seriously injured two policemen outside the PM's office was acting out of anger at politicians, prosecutors allege
Apr.28   Bangladesh Collapsed Dhaka building owner held
Apr.29   Damascus   Bomb targets Syrian prime minister in Damascus   Wael al-Halqi survived a targeting his motorcade in an upscale neighborhood, but the government and the opposition reported casualties Apr.29  Southern Iraq  36 dead, dozens wounded in car bomb attacks on Shiite cities Apr.30   Venezuela Venezuela MPs in punch-up over poll



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2013 Apr.2   North Korea North Korea to restart nuclear reactor  After weeks of hurling threats, North Korea announced Tuesday it will restart a nuclear reactor it had shut more than five years ago Apr.2  UN  North Korea crisis gone too far, says UN Apr.2  South Korea  US 'will defend self and S Korea' Apr.2   North Korea North Korea blocks Kaesong access   North Korea is blocking the entry of South Korean workers into a joint industrial zone, in a move seen as further escalating tensions Apr.5   North Korea N Korea in foreign embassy warning
Map of Pyongyang North Korea
  North Korea has told foreign embassies in Pyongyang it cannot guarantee their safety in the event of conflict, and to consider evacuating employees
Apr.5  Washington  Obama 'offering to cut US pensions' Apr.5  Vatican  Pope calls for action on sex abuse Apr.5  Washington  US plays down North Korea threat Apr.6   Kazakhstan No agreement at Iran nuclear talks Apr.6  Johannesburg  Mandela discharged from hospital Apr.7   Cairo Cairo violence after Coptic funerals Apr.8   London Margaret Thatcher dead at 87
  Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was a towering figure in postwar British and world politics and the only woman to become British prime minister
 David Cameron called her a 'great Briton' and the Queen spoke of her sadness at the death. She was Conservative prime minister from 1979 to 1990
Apr.8  North Korea  N. Korea pulling workers out of joint industrial zone Apr.8  London  Tributes paid to Margaret Thatcher Apr.9   North Korea   North Korea: It will be 'all-out war'
  The top U.S. commander in the Pacific called North Korean violations of Security Council resolutions 'a clear and direct threat to U.S. national security'
 UN chief Ban Ki-moon warns the Korean crisis may become 'uncontrollable'
Apr.9  U.S. Senate  Senate to vote on gun control bill Apr.9   South Korea South Korea raises alert level   South Korea has raised its surveillance alert level amid indications that North Korea is preparing for a medium-range missile test Apr.10  Florida  Cuba hands fugitive parents to U.S. officials Apr.10   London Korea crisis on agenda at G8 talks
Apr.11  London  G8 states condemn NK nuclear moves Apr.11  Washington  US urges China to rein in N Korea Apr.11  Mauritania  Mali refugees face 'appalling' camp Apr.12   South Korea   Kerry: North Korea threats 'unacceptable'   The United States will talk to North Korea, but only if the country gets serious about negotiating the end of its nuclear weapons program Apr.12  Somalia  IMF recognises Somalia government Apr.13  Beijing  China and US make North Korea pledge Apr.13  Venezuela  Venezuela sees electoral law row Apr.14   Tokyo Kerry in Japan amid heightened Korean tensions Apr.14  Venezuela  Venezuela votes on Chavez successor Apr.14   Venezuela Maduro wins Venezuela election
  Socialist candidate Nicolas Maduro, who was chosen by Chavez as his successor, has won a narrow victory in Venezuela's presidential poll
 Maduro won 50.7% of the vote against 49.1% for opposition candidate Henrique Capriles. Capriles said he refused to accept the result without a recount
Apr.15   Venezuela Venezuela challenger demands recount   Defeated presidential candidate Henrique Capriles has demanded a recount of votes, rejecting the election of Hugo Chavez's successor as 'ill... Apr.15  Egypt  Egypt court rules on Mubarak release Apr.16   North Korea North Korea: We won't give any warning
Apr.16  Pakistan  Musharraf barred from May polls Apr.17   London Last respects paid to Lady Thatcher Map of St Paul%27s Cathedral United Kingdom
  The Queen has led mourners in St Paul's Cathedral at the funeral of Baroness Thatcher, Britain's longest serving prime minister of modern times
Apr.17  Syria  Assad: West to 'pay price' for Syria Apr.18  Pakistan  Court orders Musharraf's arrest Apr.18  North Korea  N. Korea outlines terms for negotiation Apr.18  Pakistan  Musharraf placed under house arrest Apr.19   Pakistan   Pakistani police arrest Pervez Musharraf Map of Islamabad Pakistan
  Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has been arrested on charges relating to the unlawful detention of judges in 2007
Apr.19  Venezuela  Venezuela to audit all votes Apr.19   Kosovo Serbia and Kosovo in landmark accord
  Serbia and its former province of Kosovo have reached an EU-brokered accord aimed at normalising relations between the Balkan neighbours
Apr.20  Washington  US steps up aid to Syria opposition Apr.21  North Korea  'Fading hopes' in North Korea talks Apr.23  U.S. Senate  FBI faces Boston suspect questions Apr.23   Paris France approves gay marriage law
  France has become the 14th country to approve a law allowing gay marriage. The bil was passed by 321 votes to 225 in the French parliament
Apr.24  Boston  Boston manhunt officer remembered Apr.25  South Korea  South Korea presses North on factory talks Apr.27   Rome Deal reached on Italian government  A deal on the formation of a new government has been reached in Italy, ending two months of political deadlock since the general election Apr.29   Bangladesh Tragedy spurs nationwide probe of garment factories
Apr.29  Bangladesh  Dhaka defends collapse aid refusal Apr.29  Washington  NBA: Jason Collins comes out as gay Apr.30   Netherlands Dutch King Willem-Alexander sworn in
  Willem-Alexander has been sworn in as king of the Netherlands following the abdication of Queen Beatrix
 He became the country's first king since 1890 when his 75-year-old mother signed the abdication deed after 33 years on the throne
Apr.30  Washington  US President Obama is holding a news briefing Apr.30  Lebanon  Hezbollah's Nasrallah in Syria pledge Apr.30   Venezuela Venezuela MPs in punch-up over poll