2013 Week 15

This includes events of Sunday, April 7, 2013 through Saturday, April 13, 2013.


Sunday, April 7, 2013

April 7, 2013 Sport In road bicycle racing, Fabian Cancellara wins 2013 Paris–Roubaix ahead of Sep Vanmarcke and Niki Terpstra. (VeloNews) (VeloNation) In motorcycle racing, Spain's Jorge Lorenzo wins 2013 Qatar Grand Prix, the first stage of the 2013 MotoGP season. (AP via ESPN) (CNN) In curling, Sweden wins the 2013 World Men's Curling Championship defeating Canada 8–6 in the final. (CBS) (Curling.ca) In tennis, Canada, Serbia, Argentina and Czech Republic reach 2013 Davis Cup semifinals. (AFP via NDTV) (Tennis Connected) In college basketball: The University of Louisville and University of Connecticut advance to the championship game of the 2013 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament. (AP via ESPN) (ESPN) Drury University defeats Metropolitan State University of Denver 73–72 to win the 2013 NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Championship. (AP via ESPN) Amherst College defeats the University of Mary Hardin–Baylor 87–80 to win the 2013 NCAA Men's Division III Basketball Championship. (CBS) (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Monday, April 8, 2013

April 8, 2013 Business and economy Chinese President Xi Jinping opens the Boao Forum for Asia in Boao, Hainan, by calling on entrepreneurs to form a united voice and vision for the common development of Asia. (Xinhua) Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, on a trip to Shanghai, China, announces that the Australian dollar is set to trade directly with the Chinese yuan, becoming the third currency to do so. (CNN) Caribou Coffee announces plans to close all of its stores in the Chicago area. (Chicago Tribune)

April 8, 2013 Arts and culture American actress Annette Funicello dies at the age of 70. (The New York Times) Spanish actress and singer Sara Montiel dies in her Madrid residence at the age of 85. (Reuters via New York Daily News)

April 8, 2013 Sport In the 2012–13 Premier League, Manchester City claims a 2–1 victory over their rivals and leaders Manchester United with Sergio Aguero's winning goal. (BBC) (CNN) Bernard King, Gary Payton, Rick Pitino, Sylvia Hatchell, Dawn Staley, Guy Lewis, and Jerry Tarkanian are announced as 2013 inductees into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. They will be inducted alongside previously announced class members Roger Brown, Russ Granik, Richie Guerin, Edwin Henderson, and Oscar Schmidt on September 8. (Bloomberg) The Louisville Cardinals win the 2013 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament defeating the Michigan Wolverines 82–76. (AP via The Washington Post)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

April 9, 2013 Armed conflicts and attacks South Sudan internal conflict (2011–present): Gunmen kill 12 United Nations peacekeepers and civilian staff in an ambush in Jonglei, South Sudan. (AFP via Google News) (CNN) (Al Jazeera)

April 9, 2013 Politics and elections Thatcher funeral events: Downing Street announces the funeral for Margaret Thatcher is scheduled for Wednesday, 17 April. She will be afforded a ceremonial exit, ranking her alongside Diana Spencer and the Queen Mother. (BBC) Tony Blair, who continued many of Thatcher's policies, expresses irritation at the response to her death, claiming people are being disrespectful. Blair appears on CNN to reveal his admiration for his predecessor, calling her "a huge figure, a towering figure." (BBC) (CNN via YouTube) Theatregoers at Billy Elliot the Musical – set in County Durham during the miners' strike of 1984–85 – elect to have a song calling for the death of Margaret Thatcher performed as usual. (The Guardian) (BBC) Kenya officially swears in their new president, Uhuru Kenyatta. (Reuters) (BBC) (AP via ABC News) The French Senate adopts article 1 of Bill 344, which legalizes same-sex marriage, in a 179–157 vote. (Libération) Grenada Prime Minister Keith Mitchell announces that Dr. Cecile La Grenade will become the country's first female Governor General. She will succeed Sir Carlyle Glean. (Caribbean Journal)

April 9, 2013 Law and crime Velika Ivanca shooting: At least 13 people are killed and another three injured after a man goes on a spree shooting in the village of Velika Ivanca near the Serbian capital Belgrade. (Time) (The New York Times) (San Francisco Chronicle) At least 15 people are stabbed and wounded at Lone Star College–CyFair in Cypress, Texas, United States, with student Dylan Quick named as a suspect. (ABC News) (The Huffington Post) (ABC Local)

April 9, 2013 Arts and culture Haruki Murakami, Michel Houellebecq, Sjón and Andrew Miller go head-to-head on the shortlist for the 2013 International Dublin Literary Award. (The Guardian) (BBC)

April 9, 2013 Disasters and accidents 2013 Bushehr earthquake: A 6.1–magnitude earthquake rocks the Iranian towns of Khvormuj, Bandar Deyr and Kangan, killing 37 people and injuring over 850, and was felt as far as Bahrain. (BBC) (CNN) (Reuters) A helicopter crash kills two American NATO soldiers in eastern Afghanistan. (Reuters) (CNN) (NBC News) International relations Kissinger cables: Among the cables available now on WikiLeaks are the Nixon administration's early comments on recently-deceased former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. (CNN) (Democracy Now) Also released information on sources the U.S. used to spy on the Indira Gandhi household in 1970s India. (Hindustan Times) Information in the cables also recall the days of The Emergency and the roles of Sanjay Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi. (The Indian Express) 2013 Korean crisis: North Korea announces its plans to launch a missile tomorrow; an event on that day had been warned about before. (Daily Express) North Korean authorities advise foreigners to leave South Korea soon, forecasting a possible conflict. (BBC) Japan sends two warships to patrol the Sea of Japan and sets Patriot missiles in central Tokyo and Okinawa Island. (Sky News) North Korea forbids all its workers to reach the Kaesong industrial plant, which may be permanently closed. (CNN) UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon warns that the crisis may soon become "uncontrollable". The Commander of the United States Pacific Command Samuel J. Locklear describes the situation as a threat to the U.S but states that North Korean missiles will not be destroyed, unless a serious threat. (BBC) (CNN) Iran announces that a new uranium ore mine and an enrichment plant will be added to the country's nuclear policy, defying the U.N. resolutions. (CNN)

April 9, 2013 Sport 2012–13 UEFA Champions League quater-finals: Borussia Dortmund score twice against Málaga in a dramatic period of injury time and wins 3–2, securing the semi-final berth. The British match officials are lambasted for their incompetence, with replays showing that at least two of the game's goals – including the winner – were scored illegally. (The Guardian) (BBC) (UEFA) Galatasaray nearly overthrow Real Madrid 3–2 during a surprising second half in Istanbul. Galatasaray's goals fly in from Emmanuel Eboué, Wesley Sneijder and Didier Drogba, though Real Madrid win 5–3 on aggregate in the end, progressing to the semi-final stage for a record 24th time. (The Guardian) (BBC) (UEFA) In ice hockey, the United States win 2013 IIHF Women's World Championship defeating Canada 3–2 in the final. (IIHF) (TSN)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

April 10, 2013 International relations 2013 North Korean crisis: North Korea shuts down tourism from China as nuclear tensions mount, but business travel is allowed to continue. (AFP via Brisbane Times) South Korea, the United States and Taiwan raise their military watch alert to "vital threat" (level 2) ahead of an expected North Korean missile launch. (AFP via Channel News Asia) South Korea announces that North Korea was behind the wave of cyber attacks against several companies last month. (Yonhap) Senkaku Islands dispute: Japan and Taiwan sign an agreement over fishing rights around the Senkaku Islands. China voices "extreme concerns" over the deal. (BBC) (NHK World) An Arabian camel gifted to President of France François Hollande for liberating Mali is killed and stewed by a family in Timbuktu, in whose care Hollande had left it. (The Telegraph) The United States, Canada, and Jordan boycott a meeting of the UN General Assembly organized by a former Serbian foreign minister, Vuk Jeremic. (AP via Huffington Post)

April 10, 2013 Politics and elections A May 5 date is set for the 2013 Malaysian general election. (AAP via The Australian) The Parliament of the United Kingdom gather for a special session to debate the legacy of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. (AFP via Channel NewsAsia) Sally Jewell is confirmed as the new United States Secretary of the Interior. (AP via The New York Times)

April 10, 2013 Law and crime Liu Zhijun, the leader of the construction of the Chinese bullet train system and Minister of Railways, is arrested on corruption charges for allegedly taking bribes and abusing his power as Minister of Railways. (BBC) (Los Angeles Times) (Bloomberg Businessweek) A man who took four firefighters hostage in Suwanee, Georgia, United States, is killed in a gun battle with police. (NBC News) In Pakistan, a gunman kills one police officer and injures another who were guarding health workers fighting polio. (The New York Times) The Chamber of Deputies (Congress) of Uruguay votes to legalize same-sex marriage. (BBC)

April 10, 2013 Business and economy Worldwide personal computer sales fall 14% during the first quarter of 2013, the largest drop on record since tracking began in 1994. (eWeek) (The New York Times) Costa Cruises is fined US$1.3 million in lieu of criminal charges relating to the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster last year. (Los Angeles Times)

April 10, 2013 Science and technology Robert G. Edwards, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine winner for in vitro fertilisation, dies at the age of 87. (Reuters)

April 10, 2013 Sport Spain's Barcelona and Germany's Bayern Munich reach 2012–13 UEFA Champions League semi-finals defeating Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus respectively. (UEFA) In tennis, the draw for the 2013 Davis Cup World Group Play-offs is held. Great Britain will face Croatia away after a heroic victory over Russia. (The Guardian)

Thursday, April 11, 2013

April 11, 2013 International relations 2013 North Korean crisis: North Korea renews a threat to permanently close its Kaesong joint industrial zone with South Korea, blaming the "confrontation" policies of the South Korea's new president, Park Geun-hye. (AFP via Channel NewsAsia) The United States military places a Sea-based X-band Radar in a position where it can detect any possible missile launches by North Korea, while President Barack Obama vows to protect both the U.S. and its allies. (AFP via Channel NewsAsia) The G8 foreign ministers condemn "in the strongest way" North Korea's recent threats and vow to apply stronger measures if the country does not step down its rhetoric. (CNN) According to a released incorrectly declassified U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency report, North Korea may have the technology to miniaturize, mount, and deliver a nuclear warhead with a long range missile. The accuracy of the system should, however, be low. (CNN) The top foreign affairs officials of the G8 group of nations meet in London, where the Korean crisis, Syrian conflict and Iran's nuclear threats are expected to be major talking points. (BBC) (Reuters) Former Chancellor of Germany Helmut Kohl blames recently deceased former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's hostility towards a closer Europe as the cause for ongoing tensions between the United Kingdom and the European Union. (Sky News)

April 11, 2013 Armed conflicts and attacks Mexican Drug War: At least 14 people are killed in a series of clashes between alleged drug traffickers and police in the Mexican state of Michoacán. The government states that a high-profile drug lord was killed in the battle. (AP via The Washington Post) South Thailand insurgency: Two soldiers are killed and six security officers are wounded as insurgents mount dozens of coordinated bombing, shooting and arson attacks in the Pattani region of Thailand. (AFP via Channel NewsAsia) Syrian civil war: Over 50 people are killed by the Syrian Army in the town of Sanamayn, Daraa. (Al Jazeera) Nigerian Sharia conflict: Boko Haram rejects the idea of an amnesty offer for militants by Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan. (BBC) War in North-West Pakistan A candidate for election in Pakistan is attacked and killed by assumed Taliban militants. (Hindustan Times)

April 11, 2013 Politics and elections Father Emil Kapaun is awarded a Medal of Honor posthumously by U.S. President Barack Obama. (CBS News) Religion France's top rabbi, Gilles Bernheim resigns after admitting he does not hold a philosophy degree as claimed and had engaged in plagiarism. (Jerusalem Post)

April 11, 2013 Law and crime Two women are beheaded while another woman and her two daughters await the same fate as they are held captive on accusations of sorcery in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. (The New Zealand Herald) Thirty-six policemen in Mumbai, India are suspended after they are filmed allegedly taking bribes. (BBC) The Bangladesh Police hold editor Mahmudur Rahman from Amar Desh, an opposition newspaper, in custody on charges of sedition, illegal publication of Skype conversations of a judge in Bangladesh's ongoing war crimes trial, and inciting violence in recent protests. (AP via ABC News)

April 11, 2013 Business and economy Japanese automakers Honda, Nissan, Toyota and Mazda recall around 3.4 million cars due to airbag defects. (CNN)

April 11, 2013 Arts and culture Singer Madonna is accused by the office of Malawi President Joyce Banda of "bullying state officials" after she reportedly exaggerated her charity's contribution and complained about her treatment on a recent visit to the country. (BBC) An episode of the American TV show Glee causes controversy by featuring a school shooting scene. (USA Today)

April 11, 2013 Disasters and accidents Tornadoes destroy a church and damage dozens of homes in the Midwestern United States, cutting off electricity in several areas, and prompting Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to declare a state of emergency. (Daily Mail) Two people are killed and 41 injured in a bus crash in Irving, Texas, U.S. (Forth Worth Star Telegram)

April 11, 2013 Science and technology Scientist find a rare dinosaur egg with the remaining fossil of an embryo in China. (The Register UK) A study finds that carefully timed sounds played during sleep can enhance memory. (Telegraph)

April 11, 2013 Sport UEFA Europa League quarter-finals: Fenerbahçe defeat Lazio and Basel see off Tottenham to reach their first European semi-finals. (The Guardian) Benfica ease past Newcastle and Chelsea overcome Rubin Kazan. (The Star)

Friday, April 12, 2013

April 12, 2013 Business and economy European Union finance ministers and central bank governors begin a two-day meeting at Dublin Castle to talk about austerity, the collapse of the Cypriot economy and the creation of a federal bank. (RTÉ News) (Reuters) Australian company Woodside Petroleum shelves its controversial $45 billion Browse LNG project planned for James Price Point on Western Australia's Dampier Peninsula. (ABC News Australia) Macy's loses a bid to stop JC Penney from selling unbranded housewares designed by Martha Stewart. (The New York Times)

April 12, 2013 Arts and culture The BBC confirms that it will not be playing "Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead" in full when it counts down the UK pop chart on Sunday, saying it finds "distasteful" the timing of the song's rise up the charts in the wake of Margaret Thatcher's death. (The Irish Times) (Time) Colourless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage is released in Japan as fans of Haruki Murakami queue at midnight outside Tokyo bookshops. (The Guardian) Veteran Bollywood actor Pran is announced as the winner of the 2012 Dadasaheb Phalke Award. (The Hindu) (The Indian Express) (The Times of India)

April 12, 2013 Disasters and accidents Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency searches for an asylum-seeking boat carrying more than seventy people, which is feared to have sunk in the Sunda Strait. (AAP via The Australian) A powerful storm system hits Midwestern and Southern United States spawning a dozen tornadoes and killing 3 people. (AP via Fox News)

April 12, 2013 Science and technology Russian President Vladimir Putin unveils a new $50 billion drive for the country to preserve its status as a top space power, including the construction of the new Vostochny Cosmodrome to fly humans to space by the end of the decade. (AFP via Channel NewsAsia) (Wired UK) A 32-foot tall, 60,000 ton stone monument found in the Sea of Galilee in 2003 is determined to be man-made, dating to approximately 2000 B.C. (Los Angeles Times)

April 12, 2013 Sport The draw for the semi-finals of the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League is held in Nyon, Switzerland. Bayern Munich will play Barcelona while Borussia Dortmund will face Real Madrid. (UEFA) The draw for the semi-finals of the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League is held in Nyon, Switzerland. Basel will play Chelsea while Fenerbahçe will face Benfica. (UEFA)

Saturday, April 13, 2013

April 13, 2013 Disasters and accidents An earthquake estimated at a magnitude of 6.0 hits Kobe, Japan, injuring at least 22 people. (AP via The Hindu) (CBC News) Lion Air Flight 904 lands short of the runway at Ngurah Rai International Airport near Denpasar, Indonesia. All 108 people survived with minor injuries. (The Daily Telegraph) (Xinhua) The main airport in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, is shutdown due to smoke from a forest fire. (AP via Google News)

April 13, 2013 Health and environment A seven-year-old girl is confirmed as the first person in Beijing, China, to catch the Influenza A virus subtype H7N9 bird flu. (AFP via The Times of India) (AP via The Vancouver Sun)

April 13, 2013 Sport In golf, Tiger Woods receives a two-stroke penalty for a bad drop at the 2013 Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia, United States. (AP via The Calgary Herald) In basketball, Kobe Bryant's 2012–13 NBA season ends with an Achilles tendon tear. (The New York Times) Russian basketball club PBC Lokomotiv Kuban wins 2012–13 Eurocup Basketball defeating Spain's Bilbao Basket 75–64 in the final in Charleroi, Belgium. (Eurocup)

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April 7, 2013 Politics and elections Voters in Montenegro go to the polls for a presidential election with both candidates declaring themselves winner. (Al Jazeera) (Xinhua)

April 13, 2013 Russia bans 18 American diplomats from entering the country, in retaliation for similar restrictions placed on 18 Russian officials by the Magnitsky Act. (The News International)

Anglic peoples such as those of the United States can be connected.

April 8, 2013 Wikileaks announces the release of 1.7 million United States diplomatic and intelligence documents from 1973–1976 when Henry Kissinger was United States Secretary of State. (BBC) (Daily Mail)

April 8, 2013 Politics and elections Margaret Thatcher, former British Prime Minister, dies of a stroke at the age of 87 in London. (BBC) (Reuters) (ABC News)

April 12, 2013 British Prime Minister David Cameron travels to Berlin to discuss his demands for sweeping reform of the European Union with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. (BBC)

April 12, 2013 The United States imposes sanctions on 18 "Magnitsky list" Russians accused of human rights violations. Russia threatens to retaliate. (The New York Times)

April 12, 2013 North Carolina A&T State University, a college in Greensboro, North Carolina, is put into lockdown in response to reports of a gunman on campus. No gunman is found in the resulting search. (Reuters) (AP via CBS News)

April 12, 2013 Police are tipped off when a posting on 4chan reveals plans to commit a mass shooting at New River Community College in Christiansburg, Virginia, United States. Two women are injured and a suspect is apprehended. (CNN) (AP via ABC News) (Gawker)

April 13, 2013 Politics and elections In Ireland, thousands of people attend an anti-austerity rally at Dublin Castle, where EU finance ministers are meeting. Opposition TDs Richard Boyd Barrett, Joan Collins and Joe Higgins address the demonstration. (The Irish Times)

April 13, 2013 A man suspected of a shooting at the New River Community College in Christiansburg, Virginia, United States, is charged with multiple counts of malicious wounding and use of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and held without bail. (CNN) (AP via Yahoo! News)

Latin peoples such as those of Brazil can be connected.

April 8, 2013 The body of the Chilean Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda is exhumed to determine the cause of his death in 1973. (BBC)

April 13, 2013 In Chile, 100,000 students take to the streets to demand educational reforms. (BBC)

April 12, 2013 The French Senate approves same-sex marriage in France putting the bill on track to become law by summer. (AP via ABC News)

Asiatic peoples such as those of Japan can be connected.

April 7, 2013 Hundreds of delegates meet in Doha, Qatar, to raise funds to rebuild the Sudanese region of Darfur, that has been racked by conflict. (Al Jazeera) United States Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Turkey, where he is to have talks addressing relations with Israel and the conflict in Syria. (BBC)

April 7, 2013 Armed conflicts and attacks Syrian civil war: An air strike on Aleppo by the Syrian Air Force kills 15 people, including nine children. (Euronews) (Al Arabiya) Syrian Armed Forces fire OTR-21 Tochka missiles at Baraza region of Damascus. (Al Arabiya) War in Afghanistan (2001–present): An airstrike conducted by NATO kills at least 12 people in the Afghan province of Kunar. (BBC)

April 7, 2013 Law and crime Egyptian Christians and Muslims clash after a funeral for a Christian who was killed in earlier clashes. (The Daily Star)

April 8, 2013 United States Secretary of State John Kerry meets Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah and urges him to restart peace talks, before holding talks with the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (Al Jazeera)

April 8, 2013 Armed conflicts and attacks Syrian civil war: A car bomb explodes in the center of the capital, Damascus, killing at least 15 people and wounding 53 others. (BBC) War in Afghanistan (2001–present): Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai denounces the reported death of eleven children at the hands of NATO forces in Kunar Province and orders a government inquiry into the killings. (Al Jazeera) Taliban fighters are suspected of being responsible for a bus explosion that kills at least nine people and injures more than twenty others in Maidan Wardak Province, Afghanistan. (Al Jazeera)

April 8, 2013 Law and crime Egypt President Mohamed Morsi condemns sectarian violence and orders a probe after one person is killed in clashes at the Cairo headquarters of the Coptic Christian pope. (Al Jazeera)

April 12, 2013 Israel reopens a trade route in the Gaza Strip after closing it for several days earlier in response to rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave. (The Daily Star)

April 12, 2013 Armed conflicts and attacks War in Afghanistan (2001–present): Thirteen soldiers of the Afghan National Army are killed and one is injured in an ambush in the eastern Kunar Province. (CNN) (AP via ABC News)

April 12, 2013 Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal): At least 11 people are killed and more than 30 are wounded in bomb attacks at Sunni mosques in Baghdad and in the province of Diyala. (BBC)

April 12, 2013 Politics and elections Iran's former nuclear negotiator Hassan Rouhani enters the race to succeed President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, accusing the incumbent of needlessly incurring crippling economic sanctions. (Al Jazeera)

April 13, 2013 The Iranian Army announces the successful completion of three rocket tests. (The Jerusalem Post)

April 13, 2013 Syrian civil war: Twenty civilians are killed in Saraqib, Idlib, after a government warplane bombs the city. (AP via CBC News) The Times reports that evidence smuggled out of Syria indicates the use of chemical weapons in the ongoing conflict. (Euronews) (The Times of Israel) (Haaretz)

April 13, 2013 Salam Fayyad resigns as Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority following an ongoing dispute with the President Mahmoud Abbas. (BBC)

April 13, 2013 Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's retrial on charges of corruption and conspiracy to kill protesters during the 2011 Egyptian revolution is transferred to another court. (The Guardian) (Al Jazeera)

South Asian peoples such as those of Bangladesh can be connected.

April 8, 2013 Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina rejects demands by Islamists for a new anti-blasphemy law to punish those who defame Islam and Prophet Muhammad. (BBC)

Pakistan can be connected.

April 8, 2013 Pakistan's former leader Pervez Musharraf is directed to appear before the country's Supreme Court on allegations of treason. (BBC)

April 13, 2013 Armed conflicts and attacks War in North-West Pakistan: A bomb explodes on a bus in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, killing at least eight people. (BBC) (AP via USA Today)

India can be connected.

April 8, 2013 A Dutch tourist, Richard de Wit, allegedly confesses to killing Sarah Groves, a British fitness instructor from Guernsey, who was found dead with multiple stab wounds on a houseboat in Jammu and Kashmir, India. (The Daily Telegraph)

April 12, 2013 Law and crime India's Supreme Court clears the way for the execution of Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar, a Sikh militant, rejecting his appeal for his sentence to be commuted to life imprisonment. (AFP via Channel NewsAsia)

Oriental peoples such as those of China can be connected.

April 7, 2013 North Korea crisis (2013): The United States decides to delay a long-planned intercontinental ballistic missile test scheduled for next week at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, following tensions with North Korea. (CNN) (Al Jazeera) Territorial disputes in the South China Sea: China says it will open disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea to tourism before the May Day holiday, a move to which Vietnam is strongly opposed, as the United States expresses concern. (AFP via Channel NewsAsia) (Wired UK) Taiwan plans to expand a pier on one of the disputed Spratly Islands, parts of which are also claimed by Vietnam, Brunei, China, Malaysia and the Philippines, as the other claimants strengthen military deployment in the South China Sea. (AFP via Channel News Asia)

April 8, 2013 North Korea crisis (2013): A senior South Korean government official says that North Korea may be preparing for its fourth nuclear test, as increased activity is detected at its main test site. However, the South Korean Defence Ministry denied having clear signs that the test may be imminent. (AFP via Channel NewsAsia) (BBC) North Korea says it will withdraw all of its workers from the Kaesong Industrial Region, an industrial complex that is jointly run with South Korea, and consider shuttering the complex permanently. (BBC) (The Wall Street Journal) Russian President Vladimir Putin is "extremely concerned about the situation that may lead to a nuclear disaster worse than Chernobyl". (BBC)

April 12, 2013 International relations 2013 North Korean crisis: South Korea's defense ministry says it doubts North Korea has the ability to launch a nuclear-armed ballistic missile as claimed in a report by the United States Defense Intelligence Agency. (AFP via Channel NewsAsia) United States Secretary of State John Kerry lands in Seoul, South Korea, as he embarks on three-day trip through South Korea, Japan, and China to send a "tough" message to North Korea. (Al Jazeera) North Korea declares that Japan will face annihilation if it threatens to wage war. Japan declares that the Patriot missiles deployed in Okinawa Island will be permanent. (The Japan Daily Press) (AFP via The Economic Times)

April 12, 2013 In Taiwan, 600 people are evacuated from a high-speed train en route to Zuoying from Taipei after timed explosives are found in a restroom. (CNN)

April 13, 2013 International relations 2013 North Korean crisis: South Korean police stop a planned launch of anti-North Korean leaflets across the border, as the government of South Korea seeks to open dialogue with the North and defuse soaring tensions in the Korean Peninsula. (AFP via Channel NewsAsia) The United States and People's Republic of China agree to work towards ridding the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons. (AP via The Globe and Mail) The Philippines offers the use of its military bases to the United States. (AFP via The Express Tribune)

April 13, 2013 China and the United States agree to collaborate on resolving cybersecurity issues between the two countries. (AFP via Google News)

Southeast Asian and Oceanic peoples such as those of Indonesia can be connected.

April 7, 2013 Eric Ding Si Yang, a Singaporean businessman, is charged with corruption for offering free sex to three Lebanese football referees to induce them to fix a match in the AFC Cup. (AFP via Channel NewsAsia)

April 8, 2013 Lindsay Sandiford loses her appeal against the death penalty in Indonesia for a charge of drug smuggling. (BBC)

April 12, 2013 A representative from the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry’s National Boundary Commission hands over a diplomatic note to a representative of the Chinese Embassy in Hanoi to protest China's plan to bring tourists to the Paracel archipelago. (TalkVietnam)

African peoples such as those of Nigeria can be connected.

April 7, 2013 Conflict in the Niger Delta: 12 Nigerian policemen are missing and presumed dead after their boat was ambushed by militants in the Niger Delta region. (BBC)

April 12, 2013 Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir visits South Sudan for the first time since the country won its independence in 2011 to meet with President Salva Kiir. (AFP via Capital FM Kenya)

April 12, 2013 Northern Mali conflict (2012–present): 2013 Kidal suicide attack: Two suicide bombers kill three Chadian soldiers and injure dozens of civilians at a market in Kidal, Mali. (AP via Montreal Gazette)

April 13, 2013 The National Transitional Council of the Central African Republic elects Michel Djotodia as the President confirming a position he has held since a coup last month. (Press TV)

American Indian peoples such as those of Brazil can be connected. Middle American Indian peoples such as those of the southwestern United States can be connected. North American Indian peoples such as those of the United States can be connected.

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April 13, 2013 Religion Pope Francis appoints a panel of nine high-ranking prelates from around the world to advise him of the running of the Catholic Church and advise him on the reform of the Vatican bureaucracy. (AP via USA Today)

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Created 8 Apr 2013 Last updated 17 Jan 2014