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B. 04-01 13 dead from tsunami Gizo, Solomon Islands
2. 04-02 President Yushchenko calls early poll Kiev
3. 04-04 Ahmadinejad frees UK sailors Iran
E. 04-05 1,200 rescued from cruise ship Greece
5. 04-09 Nuclear program stepped up Iran
6. 04-12 Chinese PM: Better Japan ties Tokyo
H. 04-12 8 killed in suicide attack on parliament Baghdad
04-16 33 students massacred in class http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6560685.stm#map, Virginia
J. 04-18 Bombings kill almost 200 Baghdad

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13 dead from tsunami President Yushchenko calls early poll Ahmadinejad frees UK sailors 1,200 rescued from cruise ship Nuclear program stepped up Chinese PM: Better Japan ties 8 killed in suicide attack on parliament 33 students massacred in class Map of http%3A%2F%2Fnews.bbc.co.uk%2F2%2Fhi%2Famericas%2F6560685.stm%23map Virginia
Apr.1  Tehran  Protest at UK embassy
 Jerusalem  Olmert to Arab leaders: Let's talk peace
  Solomon Islands
Apr.2   Kiev
 Solomon Islands  Thousands homeless from tsunami
Apr.3  Solomon Islands  Officials: Not enough aid arriving
Apr.4   Iran
 Syria  Pelosi pushes Syria on militant links
 Tehran  Britons leave Tehran for home
Apr.5   Greece
 London  Blair welcomes sailors from Iran
Apr.6  London  UK sailors 'were in Iraqi waters'
 Jerusalem  Peace pleas punctuate Good Friday
Apr.7  Tehran  Iran urges UK goodwill on sailors
 Iran  CIA tortured me, says Iran envoy
 London  Naval captives can sell stories
Apr.8  Iraq  30 dead in attacks across Iraq
 Afghanistan  NATO troops killed
Apr.9   Iran
 Iraq  Thousands protest Baghdad's fall
 Washington  U.S. concerned at Iran's nuclear step
Apr.10  Morocco  Terror attack in Casablanca thwarted
Apr.11  Algeria  23 dead in bomb attacks
 Washington  US extends troops' tour of duty
Apr.12   Tokyo
  Baghdad
Apr.14  Iraq  Bombings in Karbala, Baghdad killed 56
 Moscow  Kasparov held at Russian demo
Apr.15  Baghdad  Bomb attacks strike capital
 Washington  Wolfowitz 'to stay' at World Bank
 London  BBC calls claim of reporter's death 'rumor'
 Sudan  Sudan agrees to U.N., AU troops
Apr.16  Baghdad  Sadr ministers quit Iraqi cabinet
  Virginia
  A gunman on the campus of Virginia Tech was dressed almost like a Boy Scout. 2 people were killed 2 hours earlier
 The gunman, who later shot and killed himself, was a young man wearing a short-sleeved tan shirt and black ammunition vest. He opening fire with a black handgun, first on the professor and then on the students. Student survives by playing dead. President Bush said the US was 'shocked and saddened'
 Virginia  Anger over shooting warnings
Apr.17  Virginia  S Korean named as campus gunman
Apr.18   Baghdad
  Insurgent bombers launched a series of attacks across Baghdad. 112 dead in Sadriya market. 28 dead in an attack at the entrance to Sadr City.    11 civilians were killed in Karrada district. 4 police officers were k...
 Japan  Nagasaki's mayor murdered  Virginia  Gunman sent final video  Iran  Iran nuclear operations confirmed Apr.19  Turkey  Bible attack suspects detained   Queensland 'Ghost yacht' found  Emergency services have launched a search for the 3-man crew of a yacht found drifting off the North Queensland coast Apr.20  Nigeria  Ballots 'not in country'  Houston  Gunman kills hostage at Nasa base Apr.21  Baghdad  U.S. under fire over Baghdad wall Apr.22  Nigeria  'Flawed' vote rerun call  Mosul  Gunmen line up, execute 23 Kurd   Paris Sarkozy, Royal in presidential runoff Apr.23   Moscow Russian ex-president Yeltsin dies
  Boris Yeltsin was 76. In 1991 he famously triumphed against parliament hardliners in 1993. He had a history of heart trouble.    Yeltsin became Russia's first democratically elected head of state after Gorbachev resigned as Soviet leader in 1991. He defender of democracy when in August 1991 he mounted a tank in Moscow. ...
  Nigeria Yar'Adua wins flawed vote  Japan  Obara acquitted over Lucie death  Iraq  Suicide bomb kills 9 U.S. soldiers Apr.24  Mexico  Mexico City legalizes abortion Apr.25  Moscow  Boris Yeltsin buried  Afghanistan  Taliban: Bin Laden plans Iraq strikes  House of Representatives  US House votes for Iraq deadline Apr.26  Moscow  Putin gives no hint on successor   U.S. Senate Congress backs Iraq pull-out plan   Estonia Estonia removes Soviet memorial Map of Tallinn Estonia
  The authorities have removed a contentious war memorial in Tallinn, despite overnight protests that left one person dead.    Estonians see memorial as a reminder of decades of Soviet rule. Russia says it should not be removed. The move provoked a condemnation from Russ...
Apr.27   Turkey Army 'concerned' by vote   Army has warned against questioning the secular system after a disputed 1st-round presidential vote in parliament   Saudi Arabia Saudis arrest 172 militants Apr.28  Iraq  Bomb kills 58 in holy city of Karbala  Barbados  Australia won 4th Cup over Sri Lanka  NW Pakistan  Suicide bomb kills 28, injures minister  Sri Lanka  Tamil Tigers attack fuel installations Apr.29  Istanbul  Huge rally for Turkish secularism Apr.30   Jerusalem 'Severe failure' over Lebanon war  London  British bomb plotters jailed for life  Turkey  Prime Minister Erdogan calls for unity  Venezuela  Venezuela to pull out of IMF, World Bank


World in April 2007 , Location by Topic
Location Politics Crime & Justice War & Army Terror Disasters
Arab Countries
Pelosi pushes Syria on militant links
Thousands protest Baghdad's fall
Sudan agrees to U.N., AU troops
Sadr ministers quit Iraqi cabinet
U.S. under fire over Baghdad wall
23 dead in bomb attacks
8 killed in suicide attack on parliament
Bombings in Karbala, Baghdad killed 56
Bomb attacks strike capital
Bombings kill almost 200
Saudis arrest 172 militants
Bomb kills 58 in holy city of Karbala
6 U.S., 4 British troops killed in Iraq
U.S. protects Iranian opposition group
30 dead in attacks across Iraq
Sudan agrees to U.N., AU troops
Suicide bomb kills 9 U.S. soldiers
23 dead in bomb attacks
8 killed in suicide attack on parliament
Bombings in Karbala, Baghdad killed 56
Bomb attacks strike capital
Bombings kill almost 200
Saudis arrest 172 militants
Bomb kills 58 in holy city of Karbala
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Iraq
Thousands protest Baghdad's fall
Sadr ministers quit Iraqi cabinet
U.S. under fire over Baghdad wall
8 killed in suicide attack on parliament
Bombings in Karbala, Baghdad killed 56
Bomb attacks strike capital
Bombings kill almost 200
Bomb kills 58 in holy city of Karbala
6 U.S., 4 British troops killed in Iraq
U.S. protects Iranian opposition group
30 dead in attacks across Iraq
Suicide bomb kills 9 U.S. soldiers
8 killed in suicide attack on parliament
Bombings in Karbala, Baghdad killed 56
Bomb attacks strike capital
Bombings kill almost 200
Bomb kills 58 in holy city of Karbala
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USA
U.S. concerned at Iran's nuclear step
Wolfowitz 'to stay' at World Bank
US House votes for Iraq deadline
Congress backs Iraq pull-out plan
33 students massacred in class
Anger over shooting warnings
S Korean named as campus gunman
Gunman sent final video
US extends troops' tour of duty
US House votes for Iraq deadline
Congress backs Iraq pull-out plan
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Iran
Protest at UK embassy
Ahmadinejad frees UK sailors
Iran urges UK goodwill on sailors
Nuclear program stepped up
Iran nuclear operations confirmed
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Iran airs British detainees video
Nuclear program stepped up
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European Union
Blair welcomes sailors from Iran
UK sailors 'were in Iraqi waters'
Sarkozy, Royal in presidential runoff
Estonia removes Soviet memorial
BBC calls claim of reporter's death 'rumor'
British bomb plotters jailed for life
UK sailors 'were in Iraqi waters'
BBC calls claim of reporter's death 'rumor'
British bomb plotters jailed for life
1,200 rescued from cruise ship
Post Soviet
President Yushchenko calls early poll
Kasparov held at Russian demo
Russian ex-president Yeltsin dies
Boris Yeltsin buried
Estonia removes Soviet memorial
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Washington
U.S. concerned at Iran's nuclear step
Wolfowitz 'to stay' at World Bank
US House votes for Iraq deadline
Congress backs Iraq pull-out plan
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US extends troops' tour of duty
US House votes for Iraq deadline
Congress backs Iraq pull-out plan
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Baghdad
Sadr ministers quit Iraqi cabinet
U.S. under fire over Baghdad wall
8 killed in suicide attack on parliament
Bomb attacks strike capital
Bombings kill almost 200
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8 killed in suicide attack on parliament
Bomb attacks strike capital
Bombings kill almost 200
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13 dead from tsunami
Thousands homeless from tsunami
'Ghost yacht' found
United Kingdom
Blair welcomes sailors from Iran
UK sailors 'were in Iraqi waters'
Naval captives can sell stories
BBC calls claim of reporter's death 'rumor'
British bomb plotters jailed for life
UK sailors 'were in Iraqi waters'
BBC calls claim of reporter's death 'rumor'
British bomb plotters jailed for life
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Apr.1   Tehran
 Melbourne  Michael Phelps collect 7th gold medal
  Jerusalem
 Iran  Iran airs British detainees video
  Solomon Islands  
  2 earthquakes and a tsunami hit the western part of the island-chain nation. 10 to 20 people were missing.    The quake measured 8.0. Some villages had been completely wiped out. The worst a...


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Apr.2  U.S. Supreme Court  Top court rejects Guantanamo test   Kiev     President Yushchenko calls early poll
  The President has dissolved parliament and called a snap election, in an escalation of the political crisis.    Lawmakers in parliament ...
  Solomon Islands Thousands homeless from tsunami
 US Georgia  Gators seize victory from Ohio State

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Apr.3  Kiev  President and PM in tense stand-off  Zimbabwe  National strike begins   Solomon Islands Officials: Not enough aid arriving


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Apr.4   Iran     Ahmadinejad frees UK sailors
  Iranian President has met with some of the 15 personnel held in Iranian custody, after pardoning the group.    At a news conference marking Persian New Year, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad repeated Iran's view that the sailors and marin...
  Syria     Pelosi pushes Syria on militant links  U.S. House Speaker held talks with president al-Assad despite White House objections   Tehran Britons leave Tehran for home
 UN  UN urges better tsunami response

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Apr.5   Greece   1,200 rescued from cruise ship
  A ship carrying 1,200 passengers and a crew of 400 was being evacuated off the island of Santorini after issuing a distress signal
  London     Blair welcomes sailors from Iran   Prime Minister reiterated that no diplomatic deals were done to secure their release  Iraq  6 U.S., 4 British troops killed in Iraq  UN  Warming 'already changing world'  Iraq  U.S. protects Iranian opposition group

April 6 ... more > Top ^

Apr.6   London     UK sailors 'were in Iraqi waters'   The group's officers: The personnel captured by Iranian forces in the Gulf were subjected to psychological pressure and kept in isolation   Jerusalem Peace pleas punctuate Good Friday  Global  Billions face climate change risk  North Korea  N Korea fund row solution found

April 7 ... more > Top ^

Apr.7   Tehran Iran urges UK goodwill on sailors
 Somalia  Top US envoy on Somalia mission   Iran CIA tortured me, says Iran envoy  Amazon  Slovenian completes Amazon swim   London Naval captives can sell stories

April 8 ... more > Top ^

Apr.8   Iraq 30 dead in attacks across Iraq
  Afghanistan NATO troops killed  Mexico  Justice calls on reporter killing  Iraq  Al-Sadr rallies followers against U.S.

April 9 ... more > Top ^

Apr.9   Iran   Nuclear program stepped up
  Ahmadinejad: nuclear fuel production program has reached 'industrial' levels.    Iran had begun injecting gas into many of the centrifuges. Iran maintains its nuclear program is peaceful but the ...
  Iraq Thousands protest Baghdad's fall   Washington U.S. concerned at Iran's nuclear step  Australia  Australia to double Afghan force

April 10 ... more > Top ^

Apr.10  Serbia  Serbia jails Srebrenica death squad  New York  U.S. files piracy complaint against China  Iran  Iran vows to expand nuclear plans   Morocco Terror attack in Casablanca thwarted
 Northern England  Seven-up United thrash sorry Roma

April 11 ... more > Top ^

Apr.11   Algeria   23 dead in bomb attacks   It was the first time since the 1990s that a powerful bomb targeted the center of Algiers  New Delhi  Outrage at menstrual form  Bangladesh  Murder charge for ex-PM  Iraq  Red Cross: Iraq situation ever-worsening   Washington US extends troops' tour of duty
 Munich  Milan cruise to 2-0 win over Bayern

April 12 ... more > Top ^

Apr.12   Tokyo   Chinese PM: Better Japan ties
Map of Tokyo
  Wen Jiabao in a speech to the Japanese parliament urged Tokyo not to forget its past military aggressions in Asia.    Wen arrived in Japan on an 'ice-melting' trip as the countries...
  Baghdad   8 killed in suicide attack on parliament
  After the attack in the cafeteria, more explosives were found near the parliament room. An explosion is killing at least two MPs.    The entrance's security scanner was not working. The convention center is one of the most hea...


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Apr.13  Baghdad  Al Qaeda claims parliament bombing  Australia  Howard calls for HIV migrant ban  Mexico  Quake knocks out power in Mexico City  Cuba  Castro almost better, Chavez says  Scotland  3 dead, 5 missing from capsized ship  North Korea  N Korea reaches nuclear deadline  Nigeria  Security tight for polls

April 14 ... more > Top ^

Apr.14   Iraq   Bombings in Karbala, Baghdad killed 56   A car bomb blast in a crowded shopping area of center of a holy Shiite city of Karbala killed at least 43 people   Moscow Kasparov held at Russian demo


April 15 ... more > Top ^

Apr.15   Baghdad   Bomb attacks strike capital  At least 43 people have been killed in a series of bomb and suicide attacks. 18 people were killed when 2 car bombs exploded in Shia distric...  Iraq  Dozens dead, wounded in bombings   Washington Wolfowitz 'to stay' at World Bank
  London BBC calls claim of reporter's death 'rumor'  Ecuador  Poll: Leftist Correa emerges as a winner   Sudan   Sudan agrees to U.N., AU troops  Sudan has signed a joint agreement with the U.N. and the African Union that defines their roles in Darfur

April 16 ... more > Top ^

Apr.16   Baghdad   Sadr ministers quit Iraqi cabinet  The head of Moqtada Sadr's parliament bloc says the cleric has ordered his ministers to withdraw from the cabinet  London  'Desperate' fears on BBC reporter  Baghdad  Roadside bombs kill 8  Nigeria  Court puts poll in doubt   Virginia   33 students massacred in class
Map of http%3A%2F%2Fnews.bbc.co.uk%2F2%2Fhi%2Famericas%2F6560685.stm%23map Virginia
  A gunman on the campus of Virginia Tech was dressed almost like a Boy Scout. 2 people were killed 2 hours earlier
 The gunman, who later shot and killed himself, was a young man wearing a short-sleeved tan shirt and black ammunition vest. He opening fire with a black handgun, first on the professor and then on the students. Student survives by playing dead. President Bush said the US was 'shocked and saddened'
  Virginia Anger over shooting warnings  Mosul  Dean, professor killed  Rome  US soldier in Italy murder trial

April 17 ... more > Top ^

Apr.17   Virginia   S Korean named as campus gunman   Police have named a student who shot dead 32 people at Virginia Tech as 23-year-old Cho Seung-hui  India  World mourns Virginia's victims  Virginia  Virginia Tech killings review pledged

April 18 ... more > Top ^

Apr.18   Baghdad   Bombings kill almost 200
  Insurgent bombers launched a series of attacks across Baghdad. 112 dead in Sadriya market. 28 dead in an attack at the entrance to Sadr City
 11 civilians were killed in Karrada district. 4 police officers were killed when a suicide car bomber exploded at an Iraqi police checkpoint
  Japan Nagasaki's mayor murdered
  Virginia Gunman sent final video  Baghdad  Iraq army officer ordered held   Iran     Iran nuclear operations confirmed   IAEA: Iran has assembled 1,300 centrifuges at its Natanz plant and has begun the process of enriching uranium

April 19 ... more > Top ^

Apr.19   Turkey Bible attack suspects detained
 Virginia  Police 'regret' at killer's video  Baghdad  Gates in Iraq in wake of carnage   Queensland   'Ghost yacht' found
  Emergency services have launched a search for the 3-man crew of a yacht found drifting off the North Queensland coast
 Somalia  Somalia faces aid crisis, says UN

April 20 ... more > Top ^

Apr.20   Nigeria Ballots 'not in country'  France  Polls put Sarkozy in winners circle   Houston Gunman kills hostage at Nasa base  Virginia  Campus killer's family 'so sorry'

April 21 ... more > Top ^

Apr.21   Baghdad U.S. under fire over Baghdad wall
 Nigeria  Truck bomb attempt on poll HQ

April 22 ... more > Top ^

Apr.22   Nigeria 'Flawed' vote rerun call
  Mosul Gunmen line up, execute 23 Kurd  Rome  Materazzi double gives Inter title  London  Ex-PM barred from homebound plane  France  Turnout soars in key vote   Paris     Sarkozy, Royal in presidential runoff
  Right-wing candidate earned 30.46 percent of the votes, while Socialist rival won 24.41 percent. They will face a run-off on May 6.    An IPSOS opinion poll suggested Sarkozy would win 54% of votes in the second round and Royal would secure 46%. The cand...


April 23 ... more > Top ^

Apr.23   Moscow   Russian ex-president Yeltsin dies
  Boris Yeltsin was 76. In 1991 he famously triumphed against parliament hardliners in 1993. He had a history of heart trouble
 Yeltsin became Russia's first democratically elected head of state after Gorbachev resigned as Soviet leader in 1991. He defender of democracy when in August 1991 he mounted a tank in Moscow. Yeltsin ordered tanks to fire on parliament in 1993, when the building was occupied by hardline political opponents. He presided over mass privatization and launched the war in Chechnya in 1994
  Nigeria   Yar'Adua wins flawed vote
  President Obasanjo's chosen successor was proclaimed victor in a presidential election.    The electoral commission chief said Umaru Yar'Adua of the People's Democratic Party had 24,638,063 votes against 6,605,299 for Muh...
  Japan Obara acquitted over Lucie death   Iraq Suicide bomb kills 9 U.S. soldiers  Sri Lanka  Tamil Tigers 'launch air strike'  Moscow  Putin leads tributes to Yeltsin

April 24 ... more > Top ^

Apr.24  Moscow  Russians pay respects to Yeltsin  Northern England  Rooney goal gives United late win  Jamaica  Murali spins Sri Lanka into final  Nigeria  President says elections not fatally flawed   Mexico Mexico City legalizes abortion


April 25 ... more > Top ^

Apr.25   Moscow Boris Yeltsin buried
  Afghanistan Taliban: Bin Laden plans Iraq strikes   House of Representatives US House votes for Iraq deadline  Saint Lucia  Aussies in final with crushing win  London  Chelsea thank Cole for narrow lead  Dominican Republic  At least 15 missing after boat sinks

April 26 ... more > Top ^

Apr.26   Moscow Putin gives no hint on successor
 London  UK prince may be kept out of Iraq   U.S. Senate   Congress backs Iraq pull-out plan
  The Senate has voted to approve a bill which requires US troops to start withdrawing by October.    President Bush has said he will ...
 Istanbul  Apartment building collapsed   Estonia   Estonia removes Soviet memorial Map of Tallinn Estonia
  The authorities have removed a contentious war memorial in Tallinn, despite overnight protests that left one person dead
  Estonians see memorial as a reminder of decades of Soviet rule. Russia says it should not be removed. The move provoked a condemnation from Russian officials and lawmakers. 40 people were injured and 300 arrested during clashes as police used tear gas to disperse ethnic Russian demonstrators
 USA  Democratic contenders in TV debate

April 27 ... more > Top ^

Apr.27  Moscow  Putin steps up missiles warning  Chechnya  Downed Russian helicopter kills 17   Turkey   Army 'concerned' by vote
  Army has warned against questioning the secular system after a disputed 1st-round presidential vote in parliament
 The ruling party has sharply criticised an army threat. The European Union and the U.S. have urged the Turkish army to respect the democracy after military chiefs voiced concerns over election
  Saudi Arabia   Saudis arrest 172 militants
  Suspects arrested in an anti-terror sweep related to a terror plot involving attacks on senior officials and government installations
 UN Security Council  Liberia loses 'blood diamonds' label  Estonia  Fresh clashes over statue  Washington  USAID chief resigns over 'madam'

April 28 ... more > Top ^

Apr.28   Iraq   Bomb kills 58 in holy city of Karbala   The bomb went off near the Imam Abbas shrine on a busy street as people headed to pray  Turkey  Ruling party warns army   Barbados     Australia won 4th Cup over Sri Lanka   Australia lifted the cricket World Cup trophy for a 3rd successive time after claiming a 53-run victory in farcial ending to a rain-shortened...   NW Pakistan   Suicide bomb kills 28, injures minister   A bomber blew himself up at a public gathering in northwestern Pakistan; injured included the interior minister Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao and...  Sri Lanka  Explosions reported in Colombo   Sri Lanka     Tamil Tigers attack fuel installations   The rebel group has claimed responsibility for the bombing of 2 installations that prompted heavy security, a 2-hour blackout in Colombo  Iraq  Hundreds celebrate Saddam 70th birthday

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Apr.29   Istanbul Huge rally for Turkish secularism  Iran  Iran to attend key Iraq meeting  Thailand  Costs to take center stage at climate talks  Ethiopia  Rebels release 7 Chinese hostages  Western Afghanistan  Troops kill 'scores of Taleban'

April 30 ... more > Top ^

Apr.30   Jerusalem     'Severe failure' over Lebanon war
  Ehud Olmert has been criticised by government inquiry panel over his handling of Israel's conflict in Lebanon in 2006
  London   British bomb plotters jailed for life   5 found guilty of plotting to carry out al Qaeda-inspired bomb attacks across Britain on ightcluba and shopping malls   Turkey Prime Minister Erdogan calls for unity  Washington  U.S. blames rise in terrorism on Iraq  London  Pressure mounting for MI5 inquiry   Venezuela Venezuela to pull out of IMF, World Bank


Olmert to Arab leaders: Let's talk peace   UK sailors 'were in Iraqi waters'   The group's officers: The personnel captured by Iranian forces in the Gulf were subjected to psychological pressure and kept in isolation 30 dead in attacks across Iraq NATO troops killed Nuclear program stepped up




World, April 2007 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2007
Apr.1   Jerusalem
Apr.1  Iran  Iran airs British detainees video
Apr.5  Iraq  6 U.S., 4 British troops killed in Iraq
Apr.5  Iraq  U.S. protects Iranian opposition group
Apr.6   London
Apr.7  Somalia  Top US envoy on Somalia mission
Apr.8   Iraq
Apr.8   Afghanistan
Apr.8  Iraq  Al-Sadr rallies followers against U.S.
Apr.9   Iran
  Ahmadinejad: nuclear fuel production program has reached 'industrial' levels.    Iran had begun injecting gas into many of the centrifuges. Iran maintains its nuclear program is peaceful but the ...
Apr.9  Australia  Australia to double Afghan force Apr.10  Serbia  Serbia jails Srebrenica death squad Apr.11   Washington US extends troops' tour of duty
Apr.15   Sudan Sudan agrees to U.N., AU troops  Sudan has signed a joint agreement with the U.N. and the African Union that defines their roles in Darfur Apr.16  Rome  US soldier in Italy murder trial Apr.18  Baghdad  Iraq army officer ordered held Apr.19  Baghdad  Gates in Iraq in wake of carnage Apr.21   Baghdad U.S. under fire over Baghdad wall Apr.23   Iraq Suicide bomb kills 9 U.S. soldiers Apr.23  Sri Lanka  Tamil Tigers 'launch air strike' Apr.25   House of Representatives US House votes for Iraq deadline Apr.26  London  UK prince may be kept out of Iraq Apr.26   U.S. Senate Congress backs Iraq pull-out plan
  The Senate has voted to approve a bill which requires US troops to start withdrawing by October.    President Bush has said he will ...
Apr.27  Moscow  Putin steps up missiles warning Apr.27  Chechnya  Downed Russian helicopter kills 17 Apr.27   Turkey Army 'concerned' by vote
  Army has warned against questioning the secular system after a disputed 1st-round presidential vote in parliament
 The ruling party has sharply criticised an army threat. The European Union and the U.S. have urged the Turkish army to respect the democracy after military chiefs voiced concerns over election
Apr.28  Turkey  Ruling party warns army Apr.28  Sri Lanka  Explosions reported in Colombo Apr.28   Sri Lanka   Tamil Tigers attack fuel installations   The rebel group has claimed responsibility for the bombing of 2 installations that prompted heavy security, a 2-hour blackout in Colombo Apr.29  Ethiopia  Rebels release 7 Chinese hostages Apr.29  Western Afghanistan  Troops kill 'scores of Taleban' Apr.30   Jerusalem   'Severe failure' over Lebanon war
  Ehud Olmert has been criticised by government inquiry panel over his handling of Israel's conflict in Lebanon in 2006




World, April 2007 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2007 Apr.1   Solomon Islands 13 dead from tsunami Map of Gizo Solomon Islands
  2 earthquakes and a tsunami hit the western part of the island-chain nation. 10 to 20 people were missing.    The quake measured 8.0. Some villages had been completely wiped out. The worst a...
Apr.2   Solomon Islands Thousands homeless from tsunami Apr.3   Solomon Islands Officials: Not enough aid arriving Apr.4  UN  UN urges better tsunami response Apr.5   Greece 1,200 rescued from cruise ship
  A ship carrying 1,200 passengers and a crew of 400 was being evacuated off the island of Santorini after issuing a distress signal
Apr.5  UN  Warming 'already changing world' Apr.6  Global  Billions face climate change risk Apr.11  Iraq  Red Cross: Iraq situation ever-worsening Apr.13  Australia  Howard calls for HIV migrant ban Apr.13  Mexico  Quake knocks out power in Mexico City Apr.13  Scotland  3 dead, 5 missing from capsized ship Apr.19   Queensland 'Ghost yacht' found
  Emergency services have launched a search for the 3-man crew of a yacht found drifting off the North Queensland coast
Apr.19  Somalia  Somalia faces aid crisis, says UN Apr.25  Dominican Republic  At least 15 missing after boat sinks Apr.26  Istanbul  Apartment building collapsed



World, April 2007 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2007 Apr.5   Greece 1,200 rescued from cruise ship
  A ship carrying 1,200 passengers and a crew of 400 was being evacuated off the island of Santorini after issuing a distress signal
Apr.10  New York  U.S. files piracy complaint against China Apr.30   Venezuela Venezuela to pull out of IMF, World Bank



World, April 2007 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2007 Apr.1  Melbourne  Michael Phelps collect 7th gold medal Apr.2  US Georgia  Gators seize victory from Ohio State Apr.7  Amazon  Slovenian completes Amazon swim Apr.10  Northern England  Seven-up United thrash sorry Roma Apr.11  Munich  Milan cruise to 2-0 win over Bayern Apr.22  Rome  Materazzi double gives Inter title Apr.24  Northern England  Rooney goal gives United late win Apr.24  Jamaica  Murali spins Sri Lanka into final Apr.25  Saint Lucia  Aussies in final with crushing win Apr.25  London  Chelsea thank Cole for narrow lead Apr.28   Barbados   Australia won 4th Cup over Sri Lanka   Australia lifted the cricket World Cup trophy for a 3rd successive time after claiming a 53-run victory in farcial ending to a rain-shortened...



World, April 2007 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2007 Apr.8  Mexico  Justice calls on reporter killing Apr.10  Serbia  Serbia jails Srebrenica death squad Apr.10   Morocco Terror attack in Casablanca thwarted
Apr.11   Algeria 23 dead in bomb attacks   It was the first time since the 1990s that a powerful bomb targeted the center of Algiers Apr.11  Bangladesh  Murder charge for ex-PM Apr.12   Baghdad 8 killed in suicide attack on parliament
  After the attack in the cafeteria, more explosives were found near the parliament room. An explosion is killing at least two MPs.    The entrance's security scanner was not working. The convention center is one of the most hea...
Apr.13  Baghdad  Al Qaeda claims parliament bombing Apr.14   Iraq Bombings in Karbala, Baghdad killed 56   A car bomb blast in a crowded shopping area of center of a holy Shiite city of Karbala killed at least 43 people Apr.15   Baghdad Bomb attacks strike capital  At least 43 people have been killed in a series of bomb and suicide attacks. 18 people were killed when 2 car bombs exploded in Shia distric... Apr.15  Iraq  Dozens dead, wounded in bombings Apr.15   London BBC calls claim of reporter's death 'rumor' Apr.16  Baghdad  Roadside bombs kill 8 Apr.16   Virginia 33 students massacred in class Map of http%3A%2F%2Fnews.bbc.co.uk%2F2%2Fhi%2Famericas%2F6560685.stm%23map Virginia
  A gunman on the campus of Virginia Tech was dressed almost like a Boy Scout. 2 people were killed 2 hours earlier
 The gunman, who later shot and killed himself, was a young man wearing a short-sleeved tan shirt and black ammunition vest. He opening fire with a black handgun, first on the professor and then on the students. Student survives by playing dead. President Bush said the US was 'shocked and saddened'
Apr.16   Virginia Anger over shooting warnings Apr.16  Mosul  Dean, professor killed Apr.16  Rome  US soldier in Italy murder trial Apr.17   Virginia S Korean named as campus gunman   Police have named a student who shot dead 32 people at Virginia Tech as 23-year-old Cho Seung-hui Apr.17  Virginia  Virginia Tech killings review pledged Apr.18   Baghdad Bombings kill almost 200
  Insurgent bombers launched a series of attacks across Baghdad. 112 dead in Sadriya market. 28 dead in an attack at the entrance to Sadr City
 11 civilians were killed in Karrada district. 4 police officers were killed when a suicide car bomber exploded at an Iraqi police checkpoint
Apr.18   Japan Nagasaki's mayor murdered
Apr.18   Virginia Gunman sent final video Apr.18  Baghdad  Iraq army officer ordered held Apr.19   Turkey Bible attack suspects detained Apr.19  Virginia  Police 'regret' at killer's video Apr.20   Houston Gunman kills hostage at Nasa base Apr.20  Virginia  Campus killer's family 'so sorry' Apr.21  Nigeria  Truck bomb attempt on poll HQ Apr.22   Mosul Gunmen line up, execute 23 Kurd Apr.23   Japan Obara acquitted over Lucie death Apr.23   Iraq Suicide bomb kills 9 U.S. soldiers Apr.25   Afghanistan Taliban: Bin Laden plans Iraq strikes Apr.27   Saudi Arabia Saudis arrest 172 militants
  Suspects arrested in an anti-terror sweep related to a terror plot involving attacks on senior officials and government installations
Apr.28   Iraq Bomb kills 58 in holy city of Karbala   The bomb went off near the Imam Abbas shrine on a busy street as people headed to pray Apr.28   NW Pakistan Suicide bomb kills 28, injures minister   A bomber blew himself up at a public gathering in northwestern Pakistan; injured included the interior minister Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao and... Apr.29  Ethiopia  Rebels release 7 Chinese hostages Apr.30   London British bomb plotters jailed for life   5 found guilty of plotting to carry out al Qaeda-inspired bomb attacks across Britain on ightcluba and shopping malls Apr.30  Washington  U.S. blames rise in terrorism on Iraq



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2007 Apr.1   Tehran Protest at UK embassy Apr.1   Jerusalem Olmert to Arab leaders: Let's talk peace Apr.1  Iran  Iran airs British detainees video Apr.2  U.S. Supreme Court  Top court rejects Guantanamo test Apr.2   Kiev   President Yushchenko calls early poll
  The President has dissolved parliament and called a snap election, in an escalation of the political crisis.    Lawmakers in parliament ...
Apr.3  Kiev  President and PM in tense stand-off Apr.3  Zimbabwe  National strike begins Apr.3   Solomon Islands Officials: Not enough aid arriving Apr.4   Iran   Ahmadinejad frees UK sailors
  Iranian President has met with some of the 15 personnel held in Iranian custody, after pardoning the group.    At a news conference marking Persian New Year, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad repeated Iran's view that the sailors and marin...
Apr.4   Syria   Pelosi pushes Syria on militant links  U.S. House Speaker held talks with president al-Assad despite White House objections Apr.4   Tehran Britons leave Tehran for home Apr.4  UN  UN urges better tsunami response Apr.5   London   Blair welcomes sailors from Iran   Prime Minister reiterated that no diplomatic deals were done to secure their release Apr.6   London   UK sailors 'were in Iraqi waters'   The group's officers: The personnel captured by Iranian forces in the Gulf were subjected to psychological pressure and kept in isolation Apr.6   Jerusalem Peace pleas punctuate Good Friday Apr.6  North Korea  N Korea fund row solution found Apr.7   Tehran Iran urges UK goodwill on sailors Apr.7  Somalia  Top US envoy on Somalia mission Apr.7   Iran CIA tortured me, says Iran envoy Apr.7   London Naval captives can sell stories Apr.8  Mexico  Justice calls on reporter killing Apr.9   Iran Nuclear program stepped up
  Ahmadinejad: nuclear fuel production program has reached 'industrial' levels.    Iran had begun injecting gas into many of the centrifuges. Iran maintains its nuclear program is peaceful but the ...
Apr.9   Iraq Thousands protest Baghdad's fall Apr.9   Washington U.S. concerned at Iran's nuclear step Apr.10  Iran  Iran vows to expand nuclear plans Apr.11  New Delhi  Outrage at menstrual form Apr.12   Tokyo Chinese PM: Better Japan ties Map of Tokyo
  Wen Jiabao in a speech to the Japanese parliament urged Tokyo not to forget its past military aggressions in Asia.    Wen arrived in Japan on an 'ice-melting' trip as the countries...
Apr.13  Australia  Howard calls for HIV migrant ban Apr.13  Cuba  Castro almost better, Chavez says Apr.13  North Korea  N Korea reaches nuclear deadline Apr.13  Nigeria  Security tight for polls Apr.14   Moscow Kasparov held at Russian demo Apr.15   Washington Wolfowitz 'to stay' at World Bank Apr.15   London BBC calls claim of reporter's death 'rumor' Apr.15  Ecuador  Poll: Leftist Correa emerges as a winner Apr.15   Sudan Sudan agrees to U.N., AU troops  Sudan has signed a joint agreement with the U.N. and the African Union that defines their roles in Darfur Apr.16   Baghdad Sadr ministers quit Iraqi cabinet  The head of Moqtada Sadr's parliament bloc says the cleric has ordered his ministers to withdraw from the cabinet Apr.16  London  'Desperate' fears on BBC reporter Apr.16  Nigeria  Court puts poll in doubt Apr.17  India  World mourns Virginia's victims Apr.18   Japan Nagasaki's mayor murdered Apr.18   Virginia Gunman sent final video Apr.18   Iran   Iran nuclear operations confirmed   IAEA: Iran has assembled 1,300 centrifuges at its Natanz plant and has begun the process of enriching uranium Apr.19  Virginia  Police 'regret' at killer's video Apr.19  Baghdad  Gates in Iraq in wake of carnage Apr.20   Nigeria Ballots 'not in country' Apr.20  France  Polls put Sarkozy in winners circle Apr.21   Baghdad U.S. under fire over Baghdad wall Apr.22   Nigeria 'Flawed' vote rerun call Apr.22  London  Ex-PM barred from homebound plane Apr.22  France  Turnout soars in key vote Apr.22   Paris   Sarkozy, Royal in presidential runoff
  Right-wing candidate earned 30.46 percent of the votes, while Socialist rival won 24.41 percent. They will face a run-off on May 6.    An IPSOS opinion poll suggested Sarkozy would win 54% of votes in the second round and Royal would secure 46%. The cand...
Apr.23   Moscow Russian ex-president Yeltsin dies
  Boris Yeltsin was 76. In 1991 he famously triumphed against parliament hardliners in 1993. He had a history of heart trouble
 Yeltsin became Russia's first democratically elected head of state after Gorbachev resigned as Soviet leader in 1991. He defender of democracy when in August 1991 he mounted a tank in Moscow. Yeltsin ordered tanks to fire on parliament in 1993, when the building was occupied by hardline political opponents. He presided over mass privatization and launched the war in Chechnya in 1994
Apr.23   Nigeria Yar'Adua wins flawed vote
  President Obasanjo's chosen successor was proclaimed victor in a presidential election.    The electoral commission chief said Umaru Yar'Adua of the People's Democratic Party had 24,638,063 votes against 6,605,299 for Muh...
Apr.23  Moscow  Putin leads tributes to Yeltsin Apr.24  Moscow  Russians pay respects to Yeltsin Apr.24  Nigeria  President says elections not fatally flawed Apr.24   Mexico Mexico City legalizes abortion Apr.25   Moscow Boris Yeltsin buried Apr.25   House of Representatives US House votes for Iraq deadline Apr.26   Moscow Putin gives no hint on successor Apr.26  London  UK prince may be kept out of Iraq Apr.26   U.S. Senate Congress backs Iraq pull-out plan
  The Senate has voted to approve a bill which requires US troops to start withdrawing by October.    President Bush has said he will ...
Apr.26   Estonia Estonia removes Soviet memorial Map of Tallinn Estonia
  The authorities have removed a contentious war memorial in Tallinn, despite overnight protests that left one person dead
  Estonians see memorial as a reminder of decades of Soviet rule. Russia says it should not be removed. The move provoked a condemnation from Russian officials and lawmakers. 40 people were injured and 300 arrested during clashes as police used tear gas to disperse ethnic Russian demonstrators
Apr.26  USA  Democratic contenders in TV debate Apr.27  Moscow  Putin steps up missiles warning Apr.27   Turkey Army 'concerned' by vote
  Army has warned against questioning the secular system after a disputed 1st-round presidential vote in parliament
 The ruling party has sharply criticised an army threat. The European Union and the U.S. have urged the Turkish army to respect the democracy after military chiefs voiced concerns over election
Apr.27  UN Security Council  Liberia loses 'blood diamonds' label Apr.27  Estonia  Fresh clashes over statue Apr.27  Washington  USAID chief resigns over 'madam' Apr.28  Turkey  Ruling party warns army Apr.28  Iraq  Hundreds celebrate Saddam 70th birthday Apr.29   Istanbul Huge rally for Turkish secularism
Apr.29  Iran  Iran to attend key Iraq meeting Apr.29  Thailand  Costs to take center stage at climate talks Apr.30   Jerusalem   'Severe failure' over Lebanon war
  Ehud Olmert has been criticised by government inquiry panel over his handling of Israel's conflict in Lebanon in 2006
Apr.30   Turkey Prime Minister Erdogan calls for unity Apr.30  London  Pressure mounting for MI5 inquiry