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B. 04-01 NATO suspends Russia cooperation Brussels
2. 04-01 Tsunami warning after 8.2 quake strikes off Chile Iquique, Chile
D. 04-02 Shooting at US Army’s Fort Hood base Fort Hood, Texas
E. 04-04 Two AP journalists shot in Afghanistan, one fatally Khost, Afghanistan
5. 04-05 Malaysia missing plane search China ship 'picks up signal' Indian Ocean, Western Australia
04-06 Pro-Russians storm government office in Donetsk Donetsk, Donbass
7. 04-06 Malaysia Airlines searchers say more pings consistent with black boxes Indian Ocean, Western Australia
I. 04-06 India kicks off world's largest election India
9. 04-07 Plane MH370 search has 'best lead so far' Western Australia

Summary.     Click for More > Malaysia Airlines searchers say more pings consistent with black boxes   The Australian official said that a search ship had detected more signals consistent with those emitted from aircraft cockpit voice and flight... India kicks off world's largest election Plane MH370 search has 'best lead so far' Up to 20 people stabbed at Pennsylvania high school Long search for missing jet looms as pings go silent   After a week of optimism over four underwater signals believed to be coming from the missing Malaysian plane, the sea has gone quiet Ukraine launches 'anti-terrorist operation'   Ukrainian officials placed blame for unrest in the eastern section of their country squarely on their neighbors in Russia Flight MH370: Submersible to begin undersea search Ukraine begins 'anti-terror' action   'Mass abduction' at Nigeria school Map of Chibok Borno Nigeria
NATO suspends Russia cooperation Tsunami warning after 8.2 quake strikes off Chile Shooting at US Army’s Fort Hood base   A shooting at the US Army's Fort Hood base leaves four dead - including a gunman who died from self-inflicted wounds - and 16 injured Two AP journalists shot in Afghanistan, one fatally Malaysia missing plane search China ship 'picks up signal'   A Chinese ship searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane in the southern Indian Ocean has picked up a pulse signal, Chinese media sa...   Pro-Russians storm government office in Donetsk Map of Donetsk Ukraine
Apr.1  Brussels  NATO chief Rasmussen says no Russian troop withdrawal seen
  Brussels
  Chile
Apr.2   Texas
 Western Australia  Malaysia PM Najib Razak in Australia
Apr.3  Kiev  Kiev report blames Yanukovych for protest deaths
 Moscow  Russia recalls ambassador to NATO
 Western Australia  Underwater search begins for MH370
Apr.4   Afghanistan
 London  Rancadore rearrested after new warrant for Mafia boss
Apr.5   Western Australia
 Afghanistan  Afghans defy threat of violence to vote for new leader
 Western Australia  Plane search signal 'important lead'
Apr.6  Western Australia  Ships racing toward site of latest lead in Malaysia Airlines search
  Donbass
  Pro-Russian protesters have stormed the regional administration building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk
  Western Australia
  India
Apr.7   Western Australia
 South Africa  Emotional Oscar Pistorius apologises
Apr.8  Western Australia  Missing plane MH370: Teams scour sea for signals
 Western Australia  Missing plane: Search 'regains recorder signal'
Apr.9   Pittsburgh
 South Africa  Pistorius anguish at Reeva photo
 Kiev  Ukraine in 48-hour ultimatum to east's pro-Russia activists
 Western Australia  Malaysia plane search teams relocate signals
Apr.10  South Africa  Prosecutor accuses Pistorius of lying
 Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine  Putin warns Europe of gas shortages
 Australia  Abbott confident over plane signals
Apr.11  Southern Italy  Italy's navy rescues 6,000 migrants in just four days, U.N. says
 Washington  US refuses visa for Iran's UN choice
Apr.12  Donbass  Ukraine gunmen seize two buildings in Sloviansk
  Western Australia
Apr.13   Eastern Ukraine
 Solomon Islands  Solomon Islands hit by another strong earthquake
 Mexico  36 dead in Mexico bus crash
 Donbass  Operation to drive out pro-Russians from police building in Slovyansk
  Western Australia
Apr.14  Donbass  Fresh pro-Russian attack in Ukraine
 Donbass  No sign of crackdown. Gang takes over police station
Apr.15   Donbass
  Northern Nigeria
  Around 100 girls are thought to have been abducted in an attack on a school in north-east Nigeria, officials say
  South Korea South Korea ferry: Hundreds missing as ship sinks Map of Gwanmae South Korea
  Almost 300 people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized and sank off South Korea
 The ferry, carrying mainly school students, was travelling from the port of Incheon, to the southern resort island of Jeju. An armada of small boats motoring right up beside the ferry, which listed heavily on its side before sinking. Rescuers desperately grabbing teenagers out of the water before they are swept away by the currents and undertow
Apr.16  Donbass  Militants, army face off in east amid soaring tensions  South Korea  Rescuers search dark, cold sea for survivors of shipwreck  Donbass  Military column 'seized' in Kramatorsk   South Korea S Korea ferry: Desperate search for survivors continues Apr.17  South Korea  Weather hampers S Korea ferry search   Geneva Deal struck to calm Ukraine crisis   Mexico Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies   Nepal 12 dead in Everest avalanche   Six people are reported to have been killed after an early-morning avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest  South Korea  Korea ship: Third officer 'had helm' Apr.18  Donbass  Pro-Russia protesters defy Ukraine deal  South Korea  Fake survivor posts add to nation's anguish   South Korea Ferry disaster captain arrested  Rome  Pope Francis prays for abandoned in Good Friday service  South Korea  ‘Sorry’ ferry captain tells of delay Apr.19   Kiev Ukraine calls Easter truce in east  South Korea  Mate steering doomed ferry navigating waters for first time  South Korea  'Two months' for Korea ferry salvage  South Korea  Anger erupts over Korea ferry rescue Apr.20  South Korea  Ferry transcript reveals crew panic  South Korea  S Korea leader condemns ferry crew Apr.21  Boston  Boston marathon honours bomb victims  South Korea  South Korea ferry toll passes 100 Apr.22  South Korea  Crew say they couldn't reach lifeboats as ferry tipped over  Kiev  Biden says Russia must 'start acting'  Washington  Russia risks further US sanctions over Ukraine, says Kerry Apr.23   Gaza   Hamas-Fatah announce reconciliation  Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have announced a reconciliation deal, saying they will seek to form a unity government in the coming we...  Eastern Ukraine  Ukraine to target militants in 4 cities  Poland  U.S. paratroopers in Poland amid crisis Apr.24   Donbass 5 die as government forces clash with pro-Russians  Moscow  New Russia drills after Ukraine raid  Kabul  US medics killed in Kabul attack Apr.25  Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine  Western leaders consider new Russia sanctions  South Korea  Divers find cabins crammed with bodies inside sunken ferry Apr.26   Washington G-7 leaders agree to impose new sanctions on Russia  Kabul  Afghan election set for run-off   Donbass Ukraine crisis: Observers held captive   Concern mounted for the safety of a team of European and Ukrainian military observers seized by pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine Apr.27   Los Angeles NBA probes racist remarks claim  The US National Basketball Association (NBA) is investigating a report alleging that the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers Donald Sterling made...   Vatican Vatican declares two popes saints  South Korea  South Korean PM resigns over ferry  Australia  Missing plane's search area to be expanded Apr.28   Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine US sanctions target key Putin aides  Southern U.S.  Search for tornado survivors goes on  North Korea  North Korea holds live-fire drill Apr.29  Donbass  Pro-Russia activists seize Luhansk HQ  Western Australia  Firm claims to have found commercial airliner wreckage  Munich  Real Madrid crushes Bayern Munich to make final  Oklahoma  Oklahoma inmate dies after 'botched' lethal injection Apr.30  Donbass  Kiev 'helpless' to quell parts of east   Northern Ireland Gerry Adams held over 1972 murder   Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has been arrested by Northern Ireland police in connection with the 1972 murder of Jean McConville



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  NATO chief Rasmussen says no Russian troop withdrawal seen   NATO sees no sign that Russia is pulling its forces back from the border with Ukraine, despite Moscow's claim of a partial pullback   NATO suspends Russia cooperation Map of Brussels


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April 1 ... more > Top ^

Apr.1   Brussels  
 Washington  US 'may free Israel spy Pollard'
 Western Australia  Plane search 'most challenging ever'
  Brussels  
  NATO will suspend 'all practical civilian and military cooperation' with Russia because of its annexation of Crimea
  Chile   Tsunami warning after 8.2 quake strikes off Chile Map of Iquique Chile
  An earthquake of 8.0 magnitude has struck off Chile's coast near Iquique, triggering a tsunami warning for all of Latin America's Pacific coast.    The US Geological Survey said the quake struck at 20:46 local time (23:46 GMT) about 86km (52 miles) north-west of the mining area. Tens of thousand...


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Apr.2  U.S. Supreme Court  US Supreme Court strikes down overall donor limits   Texas   Shooting at US Army’s Fort Hood base
Map of Fort Hood Texas
  A shooting at the US Army's Fort Hood base leaves four dead - including a gunman who died from self-inflicted wounds - and 16 injured
 A gun rampage at the same base in 2009 left 13 soldiers dead and 32 wounded. Maj Hasan was sentenced to death for that attack
  Western Australia Malaysia PM Najib Razak in Australia  Australia  Shark kills woman swimming off beach

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Apr.3   Kiev     Kiev report blames Yanukovych for protest deaths   The killings of protesters in the Ukrainian capital during demonstrations in February took place under the order of ousted President Viktor ...  Texas  US Army probe into Fort Hood gunman  Western Australia  Plane search 'most difficult in human history'   Moscow Russia recalls ambassador to NATO
 Texas  Fort Hood gunman Ivan Lopez 'may have snapped after row'   Western Australia     Underwater search begins for MH370   Search teams have begun using towed pinger locators to hunt for the black box of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

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Apr.4   Afghanistan     Two AP journalists shot in Afghanistan, one fatally
Map of Khost Afghanistan
  Anja Niedringhaus, 48, a German photographerwas shot in Khost province province. Kathy Gannon, a Canadian reporter in a stable condition
 Washington  US economy gains 192,000 jobs   London Rancadore rearrested after new warrant for Mafia boss  Afghanistan  Afghans set to vote in historic poll

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Apr.5   Western Australia     Malaysia missing plane search China ship 'picks up signal'
Map of Indian Ocean Australia
  A Chinese ship searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane in the southern Indian Ocean has picked up a pulse signal, Chinese media say
  Afghanistan     Afghans defy threat of violence to vote for new leader   Afghans flocked to polling stations, defying a threat of violence by the Taliban to cast ballots in what promises to be the first democratic...  Hungary  Hungary election: PM Viktor Orban tipped to win again   Western Australia Plane search signal 'important lead'

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Apr.6   Western Australia     Ships racing toward site of latest lead in Malaysia Airlines search   Three separate but fleeting sounds from deep in the Indian Ocean offered new hope Sunday in the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet   Donbass     Pro-Russians storm government office in Donetsk
Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  Pro-Russian protesters have stormed the regional administration building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk
  Western Australia     Malaysia Airlines searchers say more pings consistent with black boxes
Map of Indian Ocean Australia
  The Australian official said that a search ship had detected more signals consistent with those emitted from aircraft cockpit voice and flight data recorders
  India   India kicks off world's largest election
  Indians began voting in the world's biggest election, with the opposition heading into the polls with strong momentum on promises of economic renewal


April 7 ... more > Top ^

Apr.7   Western Australia   Plane MH370 search has 'best lead so far'
Map of Western Australia
  An Australian vessel searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has detected signals consistent with those from 'black box' flight recorders
  South Africa Emotional Oscar Pistorius apologises  Texas  Uconn Huskies win national championship, beating Kentucky  Canada  Liberals set to form majority Quebec government  Malaysia  Malaysian official won't rule out survivor 'miracle'

April 8 ... more > Top ^

Apr.8   Western Australia Missing plane MH370: Teams scour sea for signals
 South Africa  Pistorius recounts moment of killing  Moscow  Russia warns of civil war if Ukraine uses force to quell revolts  European Union  Crunch talks announced on Ukraine   Western Australia   Missing plane: Search 'regains recorder signal'   Teams searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane have reacquired signals that could be consistent with 'black box' flight recorders  Pakistan  Blast strikes Pakistan market

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Apr.9   Pittsburgh   Up to 20 people stabbed at Pennsylvania high school
Map of Murrysville USA
  As many as 20 students have been injured in a mass stabbing at Franklin Regional High School in the state of Pennsylvania, authorities have said
  South Africa     Pistorius anguish at Reeva photo   Oscar Pistorius became distraught as he was shown a graphic photo of his dead girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by the prosecution at his trial   Kiev Ukraine in 48-hour ultimatum to east's pro-Russia activists   Western Australia Malaysia plane search teams relocate signals  India  Indians vote on key election day  Western Australia  Missing plane search area narrows

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Apr.10   South Africa Prosecutor accuses Pistorius of lying
  Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine Putin warns Europe of gas shortages  Kiev  Ukrainian leader offers deal to protesters  Western Australia  Possible new signal in plane search   Australia Abbott confident over plane signals  Washington  US condemns Russia gas warnings

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Apr.11   Southern Italy Italy's navy rescues 6,000 migrants in just four days, U.N. says
 South Africa  Pistorius: I did not hear Reeva scream   Washington     US refuses visa for Iran's UN choice   The White House has refused to issue a US visa to Hamid Aboutalebi, who was involved in seizure of the US embassy in 1979  Western Australia  Searchers scramble to find missing jet after no new signals heard  Nicaragua  New 6.6-magnitude quake shakes Nicaragua

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Apr.12   Donbass Ukraine gunmen seize two buildings in Sloviansk
 Donbass  Exchange of fire in Kramatorsk, minister says   Western Australia   Long search for missing jet looms as pings go silent Map of Western Australia
  After a week of optimism over four underwater signals believed to be coming from the missing Malaysian plane, the sea has gone quiet
 Moscow  Russia: Ukraine military action would undermine talks  Chile  Forest fire destroys 150 homes in Chilean city  Solomon Islands  Tsunami warning follows strong quake near Solomons

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Apr.13   Eastern Ukraine     Ukraine launches 'anti-terrorist operation'
  Ukrainian officials placed blame for unrest in the eastern section of their country squarely on their neighbors in Russia
  Solomon Islands Solomon Islands hit by another strong earthquake
  Mexico 36 dead in Mexico bus crash  UN  World must end 'dirty' fuel use - UN   Donbass Operation to drive out pro-Russians from police building in Slovyansk  Chile  Forest fire kills 16, destroys 500 homes   Western Australia   Flight MH370: Submersible to begin undersea search Map of Indian Ocean Australia
  Teams searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane are to deploy a submersible Bluefin-21 drone for the first time
 UN Security Council  Russia urges Kiev to avoid force in east  US Georgia  Bubba Watson wins second Green Jacket at Augusta

April 14 ... more > Top ^

Apr.14   Donbass     Fresh pro-Russian attack in Ukraine   Pro-Russian protesters took over a police building in an eastern Ukrainian city, even as a government deadline passed  South Africa  Prosecutor rips at Pistorius' version of events   Donbass No sign of crackdown. Gang takes over police station
 European Union  EU and US mull further Russia sanctions  Western Australia  First sub search for plane cut short

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Apr.15   Donbass     Ukraine begins 'anti-terror' action
Map of Kramatorsk Ukraine
  Ukraine's acting President Olexander Turchynov has announced the start of an 'anti-terrorist operation' against pro-Russian separatists
 Milan  Berlusconi to do community service - court  Western Australia  Underwater search resumes for missing Malaysia Airlines plane   Northern Nigeria     'Mass abduction' at Nigeria school Map of Chibok Borno Nigeria
  Around 100 girls are thought to have been abducted in an attack on a school in north-east Nigeria, officials say
 Beijing  China's 7.4% growth beats forecast  Moscow  Putin warns of Ukraine civil war   South Korea     South Korea ferry: Hundreds missing as ship sinks Map of Gwanmae South Korea
  Almost 300 people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized and sank off South Korea
 The ferry, carrying mainly school students, was travelling from the port of Incheon, to the southern resort island of Jeju. An armada of small boats motoring right up beside the ferry, which listed heavily on its side before sinking. Rescuers desperately grabbing teenagers out of the water before they are swept away by the currents and undertow


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Apr.16   Donbass     Militants, army face off in east amid soaring tensions   Pro-Russian militants appeared to tighten their grip on town of Slaviansk as Ukrainian military forces massed nearby in an uneasy standoff   South Korea     Rescuers search dark, cold sea for survivors of shipwreck   Military dive teams worked the dark, cold waters of the Yellow Sea to find nearly 300 people who remained missing after the ferry Sewol sank  South Africa  Reeva Steenkamp shot in 'rapid fire'   Donbass   Military column 'seized' in Kramatorsk   Pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine have seized six Ukrainian armoured vehicles, the defence ministry in Kiev says   South Korea     S Korea ferry: Desperate search for survivors continues
Map of Gwanmae South Korea
  Emergency services are continuing to search for nearly 300 people missing after a ferry carrying more than 470 people sank.    179 people hav...


April 17 ... more > Top ^

Apr.17   South Korea     Weather hampers S Korea ferry search   Bad weather, murky water and strong currents are hampering the search for survivors of the South Korean ferry disaster  Moscow  Putin cautious on force in Ukraine   Geneva     Deal struck to calm Ukraine crisis
  Russia, Ukraine, the US and the European Union have said that all sides have agreed to steps to 'de-escalate' the crisis in eastern Ukraine
  Mexico   Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies
Map of Mexico City Mexico
  Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died in Mexico aged 87, his family says
 South Korea  Air pockets on stricken ferry offer hope for survivors   Nepal   12 dead in Everest avalanche
Map of Everest Nepal
  Six people are reported to have been killed after an early-morning avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest
  South Korea Korea ship: Third officer 'had helm'

April 18 ... more > Top ^

Apr.18   Donbass Pro-Russia protesters defy Ukraine deal
  South Korea Fake survivor posts add to nation's anguish   South Korea   Ferry disaster captain arrested
  Prosecutors in South Korea have asked a court to issue an arrest warrant for Lee Joon-seok, 69, the captain of the ferry that sank
  Rome Pope Francis prays for abandoned in Good Friday service
 Southern Sudan  58 people were killed and about 100 injured in an attack on a UN base  Mexico  7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes southern Mexico   South Korea ‘Sorry’ ferry captain tells of delay

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Apr.19   Kiev   Ukraine calls Easter truce in east
  Ukraine's foreign minister has said that operations against pro-Russian militants in the east of the country have been suspended over Easter
  South Korea   Mate steering doomed ferry navigating waters for first time  The third mate steering a ferry that sank, killing 32 and leaving 270 missing, was navigating those waters for the first time, a prosecutor ...   South Korea 'Two months' for Korea ferry salvage   South Korea Anger erupts over Korea ferry rescue

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Apr.20   South Korea Ferry transcript reveals crew panic
 Donbass  Russian outrage at fatal Sloviansk shooting  Finland  8 killed in Finland parachutist plane crash   South Korea S Korea leader condemns ferry crew  Western Australia  MH370: No trace yet after two-thirds of sub's scan

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Apr.21   Boston   Boston marathon honours bomb victims   Thousands of marathoners have begun running through the streets, after the city honoured those killed and injured in a bomb attack last year  Yemen  New drone strike in Yemen kills 55 Al Qaeda militants  Syria  West criticises Syria election plan   South Korea South Korea ferry toll passes 100
 Kiev  Biden in 'show of support' for Kiev

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Apr.22   South Korea   Crew say they couldn't reach lifeboats as ferry tipped over   Crew members made attempts to get to the lifeboats, the crew member said. 'But we slipped so we could not do that'   Kiev Biden says Russia must 'start acting'
 Madrid  Atletico frustrated by Chelsea  Donbass  Ukraine alert as politician 'killed'   Washington Russia risks further US sanctions over Ukraine, says Kerry

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Apr.23   Gaza     Hamas-Fatah announce reconciliation
  Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have announced a reconciliation deal, saying they will seek to form a unity government in the coming weeks
  Eastern Ukraine   Ukraine to target militants in 4 cities   Pro-Russian militants will be targeted in four key cities in Ukraine's restive east, Ukraine's Deputy Prime Minister said Wednesday  Tokyo  Obama reassures Japan at start of Asia tour   Poland   U.S. paratroopers in Poland amid crisis   A contingent of paratroopers arrived, the first of what will be a persistent presence of U.S. troops as the crisis in Ukraine continues to u...  Madrid  Real Madrid edge out Bayern Munich in thriller

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Apr.24   Donbass   5 die as government forces clash with pro-Russians Map of Slavyansk Ukraine
  Ukrainian forces killed five militants during operations to take down pro-Russians' roadblocks in Slavyansk
  Moscow New Russia drills after Ukraine raid   Kabul US medics killed in Kabul attack  Washington  Ukraine crisis: Kerry accuses Russia of 'destabilisation'

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Apr.25   Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine     Western leaders consider new Russia sanctions   Western heads of state say they are considering fresh sanctions against Russia over its alleged failure to help de-escalate the crisis in Uk...   South Korea   Divers find cabins crammed with bodies inside sunken ferry   48 girls obeyed the orders of crew and put on their life vests. They all crammed into a single room meant for 30. None of them survived  Northern Afghanistan  102 killed in Afghanistan floods  Eastern Ukraine  Russian jets 'entered Ukraine space'  Moscow  Lavrov accuses West of plotting to control Ukraine as violence continues

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Apr.26   Washington     G-7 leaders agree to impose new sanctions on Russia
  Leaders of the G-7 had agreed to 'move swiftly' to impose new sanctions against Russia over its continued role in the unrest in Ukraine
  Kabul   Afghan election set for run-off  The Afghan presidential election will go to a second round, after no candidate reached the 50% needed for an outright win  Southern Afghanistan  5 NATO troops killed in Afghan helicopter crash   Donbass   Ukraine crisis: Observers held captive
Map of Sloviansk Ukraine
  Concern mounted for the safety of a team of European and Ukrainian military observers seized by pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine


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Apr.27   Los Angeles   NBA probes racist remarks claim
  The US National Basketball Association (NBA) is investigating a report alleging that the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers Donald Sterling made racist remarks
  Vatican     Vatican declares two popes saints
Map of St Peter%27s Square Vatican
  Pope Francis has declared Popes John Paul II and John XXIII saints, in front of a crowd of hundreds of thousands
  South Korea South Korean PM resigns over ferry  Donbass  Military observer freed in Ukraine   Australia   Missing plane's search area to be expanded   Prime Minister Tony Abbott said that the U.S. Navy's Bluefin 21 has finished scouring the initial search area far off the Australian west co...

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Apr.28   Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine     US sanctions target key Putin aides
  The US has imposed sanctions on seven Russian individuals and 17 companies it says are linked to President Vladimir Putin's 'inner circle'
 Eastern Ukraine  Mayor of Ukrainian city shot   Southern U.S. Search for tornado survivors goes on
  North Korea North Korea holds live-fire drill  South Korea  S Korea president in ferry apology

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Apr.29   Donbass   Pro-Russia activists seize Luhansk HQ   A large crowd of separatists has stormed the regional administration's headquarters in the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk   Western Australia   Firm claims to have found commercial airliner wreckage   A private company declared that it has found what it believes is wreckage of a plane in the ocean, but leaders of the search are dismissing the...  European Union  EU names new Russia sanctions targets   Munich Real Madrid crushes Bayern Munich to make final
 Los Angeles  LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling banned for life   Oklahoma Oklahoma inmate dies after 'botched' lethal injection  Iraq  Iraq goes to polls amid violence

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Apr.30   Donbass   Kiev 'helpless' to quell parts of east   acting President Olexander Turchynov has admitted his forces are 'helples' to quell unrest driven by pro-Russian activists in Donetsk and Lu...   Northern Ireland   Gerry Adams held over 1972 murder
Map of Antrim United Kingdom
  Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has been arrested by Northern Ireland police in connection with the 1972 murder of Jean McConville
 London  Champions League: Atletico beats Chelsea  Toronto  Toronto Mayor Rob Ford 'to get help for substance abuse'  Northern Ireland  Police quiz Adams on IRA murder  Southern India  Twin blasts hit India express train


  NATO chief Rasmussen says no Russian troop withdrawal seen   NATO sees no sign that Russia is pulling its forces back from the border with Ukraine, despite Moscow's claim of a partial pullback   NATO suspends Russia cooperation Map of Brussels




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Apr.1   Brussels
Apr.1   Brussels
  NATO will suspend 'all practical civilian and military cooperation' with Russia because of its annexation of Crimea
Apr.2   Texas Shooting at US Army’s Fort Hood base
Map of Fort Hood Texas
  A shooting at the US Army's Fort Hood base leaves four dead - including a gunman who died from self-inflicted wounds - and 16 injured
 A gun rampage at the same base in 2009 left 13 soldiers dead and 32 wounded. Maj Hasan was sentenced to death for that attack
Apr.3  Texas  US Army probe into Fort Hood gunman Apr.3  Texas  Fort Hood gunman Ivan Lopez 'may have snapped after row' Apr.8  Moscow  Russia warns of civil war if Ukraine uses force to quell revolts Apr.11   Southern Italy Italy's navy rescues 6,000 migrants in just four days, U.N. says Apr.12   Donbass Ukraine gunmen seize two buildings in Sloviansk Apr.12  Moscow  Russia: Ukraine military action would undermine talks Apr.13   Eastern Ukraine   Ukraine launches 'anti-terrorist operation'
  Ukrainian officials placed blame for unrest in the eastern section of their country squarely on their neighbors in Russia
Apr.14   Donbass No sign of crackdown. Gang takes over police station
Apr.15   Donbass   Ukraine begins 'anti-terror' action Map of Kramatorsk Ukraine
  Ukraine's acting President Olexander Turchynov has announced the start of an 'anti-terrorist operation' against pro-Russian separatists
Apr.15  Moscow  Putin warns of Ukraine civil war Apr.16   Donbass   Militants, army face off in east amid soaring tensions   Pro-Russian militants appeared to tighten their grip on town of Slaviansk as Ukrainian military forces massed nearby in an uneasy standoff Apr.16   Donbass Military column 'seized' in Kramatorsk   Pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine have seized six Ukrainian armoured vehicles, the defence ministry in Kiev says Apr.17  Moscow  Putin cautious on force in Ukraine Apr.19   Kiev Ukraine calls Easter truce in east
  Ukraine's foreign minister has said that operations against pro-Russian militants in the east of the country have been suspended over Easter
Apr.20  Donbass  Russian outrage at fatal Sloviansk shooting Apr.21  Yemen  New drone strike in Yemen kills 55 Al Qaeda militants Apr.23   Eastern Ukraine Ukraine to target militants in 4 cities   Pro-Russian militants will be targeted in four key cities in Ukraine's restive east, Ukraine's Deputy Prime Minister said Wednesday Apr.23   Poland U.S. paratroopers in Poland amid crisis   A contingent of paratroopers arrived, the first of what will be a persistent presence of U.S. troops as the crisis in Ukraine continues to u... Apr.24   Donbass 5 die as government forces clash with pro-Russians
Map of Slavyansk Ukraine
  Ukrainian forces killed five militants during operations to take down pro-Russians' roadblocks in Slavyansk
Apr.24   Moscow New Russia drills after Ukraine raid Apr.25  Eastern Ukraine  Russian jets 'entered Ukraine space' Apr.26  Southern Afghanistan  5 NATO troops killed in Afghan helicopter crash Apr.26   Donbass Ukraine crisis: Observers held captive Map of Sloviansk Ukraine
  Concern mounted for the safety of a team of European and Ukrainian military observers seized by pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine
Apr.27  Donbass  Military observer freed in Ukraine Apr.28   North Korea North Korea holds live-fire drill Apr.29   Donbass Pro-Russia activists seize Luhansk HQ   A large crowd of separatists has stormed the regional administration's headquarters in the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk



World, April 2014 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2014 Apr.1  Western Australia  Plane search 'most challenging ever' Apr.1   Chile Tsunami warning after 8.2 quake strikes off Chile
Map of Iquique Chile
  An earthquake of 8.0 magnitude has struck off Chile's coast near Iquique, triggering a tsunami warning for all of Latin America's Pacific coast.    The US Geological Survey said the quake struck at 20:46 local time (23:46 GMT) about 86km (52 miles) north-west of the mining area. Tens of thousand...
Apr.2   Western Australia Malaysia PM Najib Razak in Australia Apr.2  Australia  Shark kills woman swimming off beach Apr.3  Western Australia  Plane search 'most difficult in human history' Apr.3   Western Australia   Underwater search begins for MH370   Search teams have begun using towed pinger locators to hunt for the black box of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 Apr.5   Western Australia   Malaysia missing plane search China ship 'picks up signal' Map of Indian Ocean Australia
  A Chinese ship searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane in the southern Indian Ocean has picked up a pulse signal, Chinese media say
Apr.5   Western Australia Plane search signal 'important lead' Apr.6   Western Australia   Ships racing toward site of latest lead in Malaysia Airlines search   Three separate but fleeting sounds from deep in the Indian Ocean offered new hope Sunday in the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet Apr.6   Western Australia   Malaysia Airlines searchers say more pings consistent with black boxes Map of Indian Ocean Australia
  The Australian official said that a search ship had detected more signals consistent with those emitted from aircraft cockpit voice and flight data recorders
Apr.7   Western Australia Plane MH370 search has 'best lead so far' Map of Western Australia
  An Australian vessel searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has detected signals consistent with those from 'black box' flight recorders
Apr.7  Malaysia  Malaysian official won't rule out survivor 'miracle' Apr.8   Western Australia Missing plane MH370: Teams scour sea for signals Apr.8   Western Australia Missing plane: Search 'regains recorder signal'   Teams searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane have reacquired signals that could be consistent with 'black box' flight recorders Apr.9   Western Australia Malaysia plane search teams relocate signals Apr.9  Western Australia  Missing plane search area narrows Apr.10  Western Australia  Possible new signal in plane search Apr.10   Australia Abbott confident over plane signals Apr.11   Southern Italy Italy's navy rescues 6,000 migrants in just four days, U.N. says Apr.11  Western Australia  Searchers scramble to find missing jet after no new signals heard Apr.11  Nicaragua  New 6.6-magnitude quake shakes Nicaragua Apr.12   Western Australia Long search for missing jet looms as pings go silent Map of Western Australia
  After a week of optimism over four underwater signals believed to be coming from the missing Malaysian plane, the sea has gone quiet
Apr.12  Chile  Forest fire destroys 150 homes in Chilean city Apr.12  Solomon Islands  Tsunami warning follows strong quake near Solomons Apr.13   Solomon Islands Solomon Islands hit by another strong earthquake Apr.13   Mexico 36 dead in Mexico bus crash Apr.13  UN  World must end 'dirty' fuel use - UN Apr.13  Chile  Forest fire kills 16, destroys 500 homes Apr.13   Western Australia Flight MH370: Submersible to begin undersea search Map of Indian Ocean Australia
  Teams searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane are to deploy a submersible Bluefin-21 drone for the first time
Apr.14  Western Australia  First sub search for plane cut short Apr.15  Western Australia  Underwater search resumes for missing Malaysia Airlines plane Apr.15   South Korea   South Korea ferry: Hundreds missing as ship sinks Map of Gwanmae South Korea
  Almost 300 people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized and sank off South Korea
 The ferry, carrying mainly school students, was travelling from the port of Incheon, to the southern resort island of Jeju. An armada of small boats motoring right up beside the ferry, which listed heavily on its side before sinking. Rescuers desperately grabbing teenagers out of the water before they are swept away by the currents and undertow
Apr.16   South Korea   Rescuers search dark, cold sea for survivors of shipwreck   Military dive teams worked the dark, cold waters of the Yellow Sea to find nearly 300 people who remained missing after the ferry Sewol sank Apr.16   South Korea   S Korea ferry: Desperate search for survivors continues Map of Gwanmae South Korea
  Emergency services are continuing to search for nearly 300 people missing after a ferry carrying more than 470 people sank.    179 people hav...
Apr.17   South Korea   Weather hampers S Korea ferry search   Bad weather, murky water and strong currents are hampering the search for survivors of the South Korean ferry disaster Apr.17  South Korea  Air pockets on stricken ferry offer hope for survivors Apr.17   Nepal 12 dead in Everest avalanche Map of Everest Nepal
  Six people are reported to have been killed after an early-morning avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest
Apr.17   South Korea Korea ship: Third officer 'had helm' Apr.18   South Korea Fake survivor posts add to nation's anguish Apr.18   South Korea Ferry disaster captain arrested
  Prosecutors in South Korea have asked a court to issue an arrest warrant for Lee Joon-seok, 69, the captain of the ferry that sank
Apr.18  Mexico  7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes southern Mexico Apr.18   South Korea ‘Sorry’ ferry captain tells of delay
Apr.19   South Korea Mate steering doomed ferry navigating waters for first time  The third mate steering a ferry that sank, killing 32 and leaving 270 missing, was navigating those waters for the first time, a prosecutor ... Apr.19   South Korea 'Two months' for Korea ferry salvage Apr.19   South Korea Anger erupts over Korea ferry rescue Apr.20   South Korea Ferry transcript reveals crew panic Apr.20  Finland  8 killed in Finland parachutist plane crash Apr.20   South Korea S Korea leader condemns ferry crew Apr.20  Western Australia  MH370: No trace yet after two-thirds of sub's scan Apr.21   South Korea South Korea ferry toll passes 100 Apr.22   South Korea Crew say they couldn't reach lifeboats as ferry tipped over   Crew members made attempts to get to the lifeboats, the crew member said. 'But we slipped so we could not do that' Apr.25   South Korea Divers find cabins crammed with bodies inside sunken ferry   48 girls obeyed the orders of crew and put on their life vests. They all crammed into a single room meant for 30. None of them survived Apr.25  Northern Afghanistan  102 killed in Afghanistan floods Apr.26  Southern Afghanistan  5 NATO troops killed in Afghan helicopter crash Apr.27   South Korea South Korean PM resigns over ferry Apr.27   Australia Missing plane's search area to be expanded   Prime Minister Tony Abbott said that the U.S. Navy's Bluefin 21 has finished scouring the initial search area far off the Australian west co... Apr.28   Southern U.S. Search for tornado survivors goes on Apr.28  South Korea  S Korea president in ferry apology Apr.29   Western Australia Firm claims to have found commercial airliner wreckage   A private company declared that it has found what it believes is wreckage of a plane in the ocean, but leaders of the search are dismissing the... Apr.30  Southern India  Twin blasts hit India express train



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2014 Apr.7   South Africa Emotional Oscar Pistorius apologises
Apr.7  Texas  Uconn Huskies win national championship, beating Kentucky Apr.13  US Georgia  Bubba Watson wins second Green Jacket at Augusta Apr.17   Nepal 12 dead in Everest avalanche Map of Everest Nepal
  Six people are reported to have been killed after an early-morning avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest
Apr.20  Finland  8 killed in Finland parachutist plane crash Apr.21   Boston Boston marathon honours bomb victims   Thousands of marathoners have begun running through the streets, after the city honoured those killed and injured in a bomb attack last year Apr.22  Madrid  Atletico frustrated by Chelsea Apr.23  Madrid  Real Madrid edge out Bayern Munich in thriller Apr.27   Los Angeles NBA probes racist remarks claim
  The US National Basketball Association (NBA) is investigating a report alleging that the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers Donald Sterling made racist remarks
Apr.29   Munich Real Madrid crushes Bayern Munich to make final
Apr.29  Los Angeles  LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling banned for life Apr.30  London  Champions League: Atletico beats Chelsea



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2014 Apr.4  Washington  US economy gains 192,000 jobs Apr.10   Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine Putin warns Europe of gas shortages
Apr.10  Washington  US condemns Russia gas warnings Apr.13  UN  World must end 'dirty' fuel use - UN Apr.15  Beijing  China's 7.4% growth beats forecast Apr.17   Mexico Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies Map of Mexico City Mexico
  Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died in Mexico aged 87, his family says




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2014 Apr.1  Washington  US 'may free Israel spy Pollard' Apr.2   Texas Shooting at US Army’s Fort Hood base
Map of Fort Hood Texas
  A shooting at the US Army's Fort Hood base leaves four dead - including a gunman who died from self-inflicted wounds - and 16 injured
 A gun rampage at the same base in 2009 left 13 soldiers dead and 32 wounded. Maj Hasan was sentenced to death for that attack
Apr.3  Texas  US Army probe into Fort Hood gunman Apr.3  Texas  Fort Hood gunman Ivan Lopez 'may have snapped after row' Apr.4   Afghanistan   Two AP journalists shot in Afghanistan, one fatally Map of Khost Afghanistan
  Anja Niedringhaus, 48, a German photographerwas shot in Khost province province. Kathy Gannon, a Canadian reporter in a stable condition
Apr.4   London Rancadore rearrested after new warrant for Mafia boss Apr.7   South Africa Emotional Oscar Pistorius apologises Apr.8  South Africa  Pistorius recounts moment of killing Apr.8  Pakistan  Blast strikes Pakistan market Apr.9   Pittsburgh Up to 20 people stabbed at Pennsylvania high school Map of Murrysville USA
  As many as 20 students have been injured in a mass stabbing at Franklin Regional High School in the state of Pennsylvania, authorities have said
Apr.9   South Africa   Pistorius anguish at Reeva photo   Oscar Pistorius became distraught as he was shown a graphic photo of his dead girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by the prosecution at his trial Apr.10   South Africa Prosecutor accuses Pistorius of lying Apr.11  South Africa  Pistorius: I did not hear Reeva scream Apr.12  Donbass  Exchange of fire in Kramatorsk, minister says Apr.14  South Africa  Prosecutor rips at Pistorius' version of events Apr.15  Milan  Berlusconi to do community service - court Apr.15   Northern Nigeria   'Mass abduction' at Nigeria school Map of Chibok Borno Nigeria
  Around 100 girls are thought to have been abducted in an attack on a school in north-east Nigeria, officials say
Apr.16  South Africa  Reeva Steenkamp shot in 'rapid fire' Apr.18   South Korea Ferry disaster captain arrested
  Prosecutors in South Korea have asked a court to issue an arrest warrant for Lee Joon-seok, 69, the captain of the ferry that sank
Apr.18  Southern Sudan  58 people were killed and about 100 injured in an attack on a UN base Apr.21   Boston Boston marathon honours bomb victims   Thousands of marathoners have begun running through the streets, after the city honoured those killed and injured in a bomb attack last year Apr.22  Donbass  Ukraine alert as politician 'killed' Apr.24   Kabul US medics killed in Kabul attack
Apr.26   Donbass Ukraine crisis: Observers held captive Map of Sloviansk Ukraine
  Concern mounted for the safety of a team of European and Ukrainian military observers seized by pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine
Apr.27  Donbass  Military observer freed in Ukraine Apr.28  Eastern Ukraine  Mayor of Ukrainian city shot Apr.29   Oklahoma Oklahoma inmate dies after 'botched' lethal injection Apr.30   Northern Ireland Gerry Adams held over 1972 murder Map of Antrim United Kingdom
  Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has been arrested by Northern Ireland police in connection with the 1972 murder of Jean McConville
Apr.30  Northern Ireland  Police quiz Adams on IRA murder Apr.30  Southern India  Twin blasts hit India express train



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2014 Apr.2  U.S. Supreme Court  US Supreme Court strikes down overall donor limits Apr.2   Western Australia Malaysia PM Najib Razak in Australia
Apr.3   Kiev   Kiev report blames Yanukovych for protest deaths   The killings of protesters in the Ukrainian capital during demonstrations in February took place under the order of ousted President Viktor ... Apr.3   Moscow Russia recalls ambassador to NATO Apr.4   Afghanistan   Two AP journalists shot in Afghanistan, one fatally Map of Khost Afghanistan
  Anja Niedringhaus, 48, a German photographerwas shot in Khost province province. Kathy Gannon, a Canadian reporter in a stable condition
Apr.4  Afghanistan  Afghans set to vote in historic poll Apr.5   Afghanistan   Afghans defy threat of violence to vote for new leader   Afghans flocked to polling stations, defying a threat of violence by the Taliban to cast ballots in what promises to be the first democratic... Apr.5  Hungary  Hungary election: PM Viktor Orban tipped to win again Apr.6   Donbass   Pro-Russians storm government office in Donetsk Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  Pro-Russian protesters have stormed the regional administration building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk
Apr.6   India India kicks off world's largest election
  Indians began voting in the world's biggest election, with the opposition heading into the polls with strong momentum on promises of economic renewal
Apr.7  Canada  Liberals set to form majority Quebec government Apr.8  Moscow  Russia warns of civil war if Ukraine uses force to quell revolts Apr.8  European Union  Crunch talks announced on Ukraine Apr.9   Kiev Ukraine in 48-hour ultimatum to east's pro-Russia activists
Apr.9  India  Indians vote on key election day Apr.10   Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine Putin warns Europe of gas shortages Apr.10  Kiev  Ukrainian leader offers deal to protesters Apr.10   Australia Abbott confident over plane signals Apr.10  Washington  US condemns Russia gas warnings Apr.11   Washington   US refuses visa for Iran's UN choice   The White House has refused to issue a US visa to Hamid Aboutalebi, who was involved in seizure of the US embassy in 1979 Apr.12  Moscow  Russia: Ukraine military action would undermine talks Apr.13   Donbass Operation to drive out pro-Russians from police building in Slovyansk Apr.13  UN Security Council  Russia urges Kiev to avoid force in east Apr.14   Donbass   Fresh pro-Russian attack in Ukraine   Pro-Russian protesters took over a police building in an eastern Ukrainian city, even as a government deadline passed Apr.14  European Union  EU and US mull further Russia sanctions Apr.15  Milan  Berlusconi to do community service - court Apr.15  Moscow  Putin warns of Ukraine civil war Apr.17  Moscow  Putin cautious on force in Ukraine Apr.17   Geneva   Deal struck to calm Ukraine crisis
  Russia, Ukraine, the US and the European Union have said that all sides have agreed to steps to 'de-escalate' the crisis in eastern Ukraine
Apr.17   Mexico Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies
Map of Mexico City Mexico
  Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died in Mexico aged 87, his family says
Apr.18   Donbass Pro-Russia protesters defy Ukraine deal Apr.18   Rome Pope Francis prays for abandoned in Good Friday service Apr.19   Kiev Ukraine calls Easter truce in east
  Ukraine's foreign minister has said that operations against pro-Russian militants in the east of the country have been suspended over Easter
Apr.19   South Korea Anger erupts over Korea ferry rescue
Apr.20   South Korea S Korea leader condemns ferry crew Apr.21  Syria  West criticises Syria election plan Apr.21  Kiev  Biden in 'show of support' for Kiev Apr.22   Kiev Biden says Russia must 'start acting' Apr.22  Donbass  Ukraine alert as politician 'killed' Apr.22   Washington Russia risks further US sanctions over Ukraine, says Kerry Apr.23   Gaza   Hamas-Fatah announce reconciliation
  Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have announced a reconciliation deal, saying they will seek to form a unity government in the coming weeks
Apr.23  Tokyo  Obama reassures Japan at start of Asia tour Apr.24  Washington  Ukraine crisis: Kerry accuses Russia of 'destabilisation' Apr.25   Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine   Western leaders consider new Russia sanctions   Western heads of state say they are considering fresh sanctions against Russia over its alleged failure to help de-escalate the crisis in Uk... Apr.25  Moscow  Lavrov accuses West of plotting to control Ukraine as violence continues Apr.26   Washington   G-7 leaders agree to impose new sanctions on Russia
  Leaders of the G-7 had agreed to 'move swiftly' to impose new sanctions against Russia over its continued role in the unrest in Ukraine
Apr.26   Kabul Afghan election set for run-off  The Afghan presidential election will go to a second round, after no candidate reached the 50% needed for an outright win Apr.27   Los Angeles NBA probes racist remarks claim
  The US National Basketball Association (NBA) is investigating a report alleging that the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers Donald Sterling made racist remarks
Apr.27   Vatican   Vatican declares two popes saints
Map of St Peter%27s Square Vatican
  Pope Francis has declared Popes John Paul II and John XXIII saints, in front of a crowd of hundreds of thousands
Apr.27   South Korea South Korean PM resigns over ferry Apr.28   Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine   US sanctions target key Putin aides
  The US has imposed sanctions on seven Russian individuals and 17 companies it says are linked to President Vladimir Putin's 'inner circle'
Apr.28  Eastern Ukraine  Mayor of Ukrainian city shot Apr.28  South Korea  S Korea president in ferry apology Apr.29  European Union  EU names new Russia sanctions targets Apr.29  Los Angeles  LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling banned for life Apr.29  Iraq  Iraq goes to polls amid violence Apr.30   Donbass Kiev 'helpless' to quell parts of east   acting President Olexander Turchynov has admitted his forces are 'helples' to quell unrest driven by pro-Russian activists in Donetsk and Lu... Apr.30   Northern Ireland Gerry Adams held over 1972 murder
Map of Antrim United Kingdom
  Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has been arrested by Northern Ireland police in connection with the 1972 murder of Jean McConville
Apr.30  Toronto  Toronto Mayor Rob Ford 'to get help for substance abuse'