This includes events from Sunday, April 14, 2013 through Saturday, April 20, 2013. A major event of the week was the April 15 bombing at the Boston Marathon.
April 14, 2013 Disasters and accidents At least 33 people die when a bus tumbles into a river near Trujillo, Peru. (CNN) (Al Jazeera) (The Nation) Five people are killed, including the driver, and five are injured when a tourist bus carrying Russian and Ukrainian teenagers plummets off a bridge and rolls down an embankment near Ranst outside of Antwerp, Belgium. (The Telegraph) (Reuters) (Euronews) At least 11 people are killed and 50 people are injured after a fire destroys a hotel in Xiangyang, Hubei, China. (AP via The Times of India) (Al Jazeera)
April 14, 2013 Sport Manchester City will meet Wigan Athletic in the 201213 FA Cup Final after winning of the semi-final against Chelsea 21 at Wembley Stadium. (BBC) In the 201213 Serie A, Milan and Napoli play out an entertaining 11 draw at San Siro in a battle for an automatic Champions League spot. (Goal.com) In the 2013 Formula One season, Fernando Alonso of Scuderia Ferrari wins the 2013 Chinese Grand Prix ahead of Kimi Räikkönen and Lewis Hamilton. (BBC) France's Sébastien Ogier at the wheel of his Volkswagen Polo R WRC wins the 2013 Rally de Portugal, the fourth stage of the 2013 WRC season. (WRC) (Autosport) In road bicycle racing, Czech racer Roman Kreuziger wins 2013 Amstel Gold Race, the 11th race of the 2013 UCI World Tour. (Cycling News) In weightlifting, Russia wins the medal table of the 2013 European Weightlifting Championships that ended in Tirana, Albania. (EWF) In golf, Adam Scott becomes the first Australian to win the Masters Tournament by defeating Ángel Cabrera in a sudden-death final. (AP via The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
April 15, 2013 Disasters and accidents The pilot and co-pilot of a Lion Air plane that crashed at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali, Indonesia, pass initial drug tests, as investigators probe the causes of the accident that left dozens injured. (AFP via Channel NewsAsia)
April 15, 2013 Sport Ethiopian long-distance runner Lelisa Desisa wins the 2013 Boston Marathon with a time of 2:10:22. (AP via USA Today) Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone dismisses concerns over this week's 2013 Bahrain Grand Prix as pro-democracy protests threaten to overshadow the event for the third year running. (AFP via Channel NewsAsia)
April 16, 2013 Business and economy Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar rejects a plan by the adult entertainment company Playboy to open its first club in India. (BBC) American Airlines grounds flights across the United States due to a glitch in its computer system until 5pm EDT leaving thousands of passengers stranded. (AP via The Washington Post)
April 16, 2013 Arts and culture Gospel singer George Beverly Shea died at the age of 104, following a brief illness. (The New York Times)
April 16, 2013 Disasters and accidents 2013 Sistan and Baluchestan earthquake: At least 40 people are dead after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake strikes with its epicenter below Khash County, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran, near the border with Pakistan. Tremors are felt throughout the Middle East, Pakistan and North India, and hundreds of deaths are expected by the Iran government. (The New York Times) (BBC) (Reuters) A United States military Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter crashes near South Korea's border with North Korea, with no reported casualties. (AFP via Channel NewsAsia) A gold mine collapses in Kyekyewere, Ghana, killing 16 people. (BBC)
April 17, 2013 Arts and culture An episode of the popular U.S. sitcom Family Guy is pulled by the Fox Network over its depiction of people being run over by a car at the Boston Marathon. The film Four Lions is also pulled by Film4 due to the hysteria surrounding the recent Boston Marathon bombings in which three people died. (BBC)
April 17, 2013 Disasters and accidents An explosion at a fertilizer plant in the city of West, Texas, United States, injures more than 100 people and damages many nearby buildings, including residences, a nursing home, and a middle school. (Reuters)
April 17, 2013 Sport In horse racing, the owners and trainer Peter Moody announce the retirement of champion Australian mare Black Caviar. (ABC News Australia) In basketball, Brittney Griner, who had selected two days earlier by the Phoenix Mercury as the top overall pick in the 2013 WNBA Draft, comes out as lesbian. (ESPN)
April 17, 2013 Health and environment The H7N9 strain of avian influenza kills two more people in Shanghai, raising the death toll in China to 16. (Channel NewsAsia) Taiwan prepares to permanently ban killing of poultry in traditional markets amid concerns over the spread of the H7N9 avian flu virus in China. (Channel NewsAsia)
April 18, 2013 Business and economy The United States reclaims its spot as the top export market for Japan as China slips due to economic slowdown. Japan's overall annual trade deficit meanwhile reaches 8.2 trillion yen, the highest on record. (AP via The Globe and Mail) Australian Trade Minister Craig Emerson says free trade talks between Australia and China are deadlocked over differences of opinion on the removal of investment limits for state-owned enterprises. (AFP via Channel NewsAsia) YouTube successfully defends itself in a billion dollar copyright infringement suit by Viacom. (Los Angeles Times)
April 18, 2013 Arts and culture Prominent Hillsborough disaster justice campaigner Anne Williams dies from cancer, having made her last public appearance at Anfield's recent 24th anniversary memorial. (The Independent)
April 18, 2013 Disasters and accidents West, Texas explosion: At least 35 people are confirmed dead after the Texas fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, United States. (CNN) (BBC) (Washington Post)
April 18, 2013 Sport Scottish cyclist Sir Chris Hoy announces his retirement from track cycling. (BBC)
April 18, 2013 Science Two earth-like planets, Kepler-62e and -62f, are discovered cirulating around the star Kepler-62 in the habitable zone. (Sky News Australia)
April 19, 2013 Business and economy The FAA has approved a fix of the lithium-ion battery in Boeing's 787s, clearing the way for its resumption of service. (Bloomberg)
April 19, 2013 Sport Russia's Aliya Mustafina and David Belyavskiy win all-around titles at the 2013 European Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Moscow, Russia. (R-Sport)
April 20, 2013 Arts and culture 3 Doors Down bass player Todd Harrell is charged in Nashville, Tennessee with vehicular homicide by intoxication after being involved in a car crash which killed another driver. (Reuters)
April 20, 2013 Disasters and accidents 2013 Ya'an earthquake: An earthquake of 7.0 magnitude strikes Lushan County, Sichuan province, China with the latest estimate showing 186 people dead, 24 missing and 11,826 injured. (China Daily) (Reuters) (RT) Five snowboarders are killed in a backcountry avalanche on Loveland Pass in the US state of Colorado in the deadliest US avalanche since 1962. (AP via ABC News America) In southern California, U.S. 200 residents are evacuated due to a brush fire. (San Jose Mercury News) Five people are killed and 17 are injured in Vail, Arizona when a car accident occurs during a U.S. Border Patrol pursuit. (Los Angeles Times)
April 20, 2013 Science and technology Bad weather delays the first launch of the Antares rocket. (Washington Post) A study finds that men who wear kilts and no underwear have higher sperm counts than men who sport underwear. (Science Recorder)
April 20, 2013 Sports In snooker, the 2013 World Snooker Championship begins in Sheffield, England. Defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan takes part after one-year break. (BBC) In Formula One, Germany's Nico Rosberg wins qualifying for the 2013 Bahrain Grand Prix, the fourth stage of the 2013 Formula One season. (BBC) In sledge hockey, Canada wins the 2013 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships defeating the United States 10 in the final. (CP via CBC News) In ice hockey, Kazakhstan and Italy win the 2013 IIHF World Championship Division I and will be promoted to the 2014 IIHF World Championship. (IIHF) Benson Henderson narrowly defeats Gilbert Melendez to retain his lightweight UFC title. (ESPN) Michigan wins the men's NCAA gymnastics title; Florida takes the women's title. (ESPN)(LA Times)
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April 14, 2013 In Croatia, people go to the polls to elect the first ever European MPs of the country, anticipating the formal entry of Croatia in the European Union, in July. (BBC)
April 15, 2013 Croatias opposition coalition led by the Croatian Democratic Union wins six out of twelve seats in the countrys first ever vote for the European Parliament, while the ruling coalition led by the Social Democratic Party manages to take five seats. (Euronews)
April 18, 2013 Around 30 migrant workers, mainly from Bangladesh, are injured in a shooting by at least one farm supervisor on a strawberry farm in Greece after requesting salaries that had yet to be paid to them. The farm's owner, and at least one of the supervisors, are arrested. (BBC)
April 19, 2013 International relations Serbia and its former province of Kosovo reach an accord aimed at normalizing relations between the Balkan neighbours, potentially setting Belgrade on the path to membership of the European Union. (Reuters)
April 14, 2013 Justin Trudeau, son of former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, is chosen as the new leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. (CBC News)
April 14, 2013 Professor Craig Calhoun, Director of the London School of Economics, calls on the BBC to pull a scheduled edition of its Panorama documentary strand, North Korea Undercover in which three journalists travelled undercover to the country with a group of students. Calhoun argues that the group was placed at risk by the BBC's actions. (The Guardian)
April 15, 2013 2013 North Korean crisis: BBC says that an edition of Panorama filmed secretly on a university study trip to North Korea will be broadcast, despite claims by the London School of Economics that students may have been put in danger. (BBC)
April 15, 2013 Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard announces that the late Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg has been made an honorary Australian citizen. (AFP via The Australian)
April 15, 2013 2013 Boston Marathon bombings: Two explosions in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon leave 3 people dead and more than 144 others injured. (BBC) (CNN) (Reuters)
April 16, 2013 2013 ricin attacks: Mail to the US Senate is suspended after letter sent to U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) tests positive for the poisonous substance ricin at an offsite Congressional mail facility. The letter is being sent to the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, Virginia, for further testing. (NBC News) (The New York Times)
April 16, 2013 Boston Marathon bombings: Organisers and security officials reassess security plans for Sunday's 2013 London Marathon. This follows yesterday's incident at the 2013 Boston Marathon which killed three people. (BBC)
April 16, 2013 A bipartisan group of eight United States Senators releases its plan to overhaul the immigration system potentially allowing millions of illegal aliens the chance to become citizens. (The Washington Post)
April 16, 2013 Three teenagers in Liverpool, England, are convicted for beating a homeless man to death as part of a dare. (Liverpool Echo)
April 17, 2013 Boston Marathon bombings: The U.S. FBI recovers forensic evidence suggesting the two explosive devices which exploded near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon were pressure cooker bombs, placed inside heavy black nylon bags containing shrapnel. (Al Jazeera)
April 17, 2013 2013 ricin attacks: Further suspicious letters are found addressed to President Barack Obama and to members of the Senate of the United States. (CNN) The United States Senate is evacuated following the scare. (US News), (Huffington Post) The man arrested in conjunction with the attempted ricin attacks on United States President Barack Obama and various Senators is named as Paul Kevin Curtis of Corinth, Mississippi. (The Irish Times) (Washington Post)
April 17, 2013 Politics and elections Funeral of Margaret Thatcher: The former British Prime Minister's ceremonial funeral is held in London. (The Guardian) (Metro) Among the foreigners at the funeral are Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, former Apartheid-era South African President F. W. de Klerk, former United States Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, former United States Vice President Dick Cheney, former Australian Prime Minister John Howard and current Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. (The Guardian) Hundreds of protesters arrive at Ludgate Circus near the end of the procession route, protesting variously by turning their backs to the coffin, chanting slogans or standing in silence. (The Guardian)
April 17, 2013 Parliament legalizes same sex marriage in New Zealand. (NZ Herald)
April 17, 2013 A proposal to tighten gun control in the United States fails in a Senate vote. (Washington Post)
April 18, 2013 Boston Marathon bombings: The Federal Bureau of Investigation posts photos of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings. (BBC) (Reuters) (FBI) U.S. President Barack Obama visits the city of Boston in the wake of the recent marathon bombings. (Los Angeles Times)
April 18, 2013 A campus police officer is shot dead in his vehicle at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the U.S. city of Cambridge, Massachusetts. (ABC Online), (Reuters)
April 19, 2013 Boston Marathon bombings: The Boston Police Department chases two carjacking-suspects in the MIT shooting death of a campus policeman to the nearby suburb of Watertown where, after a gunfight that included explosives, an MBTA officer is injured, a suspect is dead, and the other flees but is later captured. (Boston Herald) The suspects are brothers. The at-large suspect is identified as Kyrgyzstan-born Cambridge resident 19-year-old Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev. The deceased brother is identified as 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev. (Associated Press) A number of YouTube videos, posted by the suspects, surface that seek Muslim takeover of Chechnya. (Fox News) Boston and its suburbs were on lockdown as a result of the manhunt. People were not allowed to go out until the lockdown was lifted, and businesses were also closed. (Boston Herald) (NBC News) Shortly after officials announced that the they had lost track of the suspect and lifted the lockdown, a tip leads police to the back yard of a home in the Boston suburb of Watertown, Massachusetts, where the second suspect is captured after an exchange of gunfire and a brief standoff. (The Guardian) Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev is captured and taken in serious condition to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. President Barack Obama gave a news conference where he praised the collaboration between government law enforcement agencies. With the suspect's capture and presumed interrogation (if he survives), the lockdown and emergency state will likely be lifted. (CNN)
April 20, 2013 Law and crime Former LulzSec hacker Cody Andrew Kretsinger is sentenced to a year in jail for a 2011 cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment. (LA Times)
April 14, 2013 Politics and elections Voters in Venezuela go to the polls for a snap presidential election, which was called after the death of President Hugo Chávez on March 5. (BBC)
April 15, 2013 Politics and elections Nicolás Maduro wins a narrow victory in Venezuela's presidential election over Henrique Capriles. Maduro is due to be sworn in as President of Venezuela on 19 April and is set to serve until January 2019, to complete the term of recently deceased President Hugo Chávez. Capriles refuses to acknowledge defeat and calls for a recount. (BBC) (The Hindu) (Al Jazeera)
April 16, 2013 Former Mexican anchorman Alonso de la Colina Sordo is assassinated by an unidentified gunman in the state of Puebla. His death adds to the long list of more than 80 journalists killed in Mexico since 2005. (EFE via Fox News)
April 17, 2013 The Italian Parliament prepares to vote for a new President to succeed Giorgio Napolitano, in order to end a two-month impasse between political parties by forming a coalition government. (AFP via Channel NewsAsia)
April 17, 2013 Venezuela's opposition leader Henrique Capriles distances himself from post-election street violence after seven people are killed in riots over the results of the presidential election. Capriles had previously planned to march on the National Electoral Council to demand a recount. (Reuters)
April 19, 2013 Politics and elections Nicolás Maduro is sworn in as the President of Venezuela despite a review of the results of the Venezuelan presidential election. (AP via Houston Chronicle)
April 19, 2013 In Italy, after failing to elect the President of Italy in the fourth ballot, Democratic leader Pierluigi Bersani is to step down, pointing out traitors in his own party. (BBC)
April 20, 2013 Politics and elections Giorgio Napolitano is re-elected President of Italy with 738 votes in the sixth ballot amid widespread protests by MPs eager to elect Stefano Rodotà. (BBC)
April 17, 2013 Leading Russian political activist Alexei Navalny goes on trial in the city of Kirov for embezzlement. (BBC)
April 15, 2013 Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal): At least 33 people are killed and more than 160 others are wounded during a wave of bombings in Kirkuk, Baqubah, Tikrit, Fallujah, Nassiriyah, Mussayab and Baghdad. (Al Jazeera) (BBC) (Reuters)
April 17, 2013 ArabIsraeli conflict: Two rockets fired from Egypt's Sinai Peninsula hit the Israeli resort of Eilat, but land in open areas, causing no damage. Three more rockets hit open areas in neighboring Jordan. (Reuters)
April 18, 2013 Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal): At least 27 people, including two children, are killed and dozens more injured in a bomb attack on a cafe in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. (BBC) At least five people are killed in separate incidents in Iraq including a suspected al-Qaida leader in Mosul. (Xinhua)
April 18, 2013 Law and crime A Pakistani court issues a warrant for the arrest of former President Pervez Musharraf in connection with the house arrest of judges in 2007. Musharraf reportedly jumps into a sport utility vehicle and escapes from police at the Islamabad High Court. (BBC) (AP via Houston Chronicle)
April 18, 2013 Authorities in the United Arab Emirates say they have arrested seven suspected members of an al-Qaeda-linked "terrorist cell" seeking to carry out operations in the country and the region. (AP via Fox News)
April 20, 2013 The Saudi Arabian monarch appoints Fahd bin Abdullah as the nation's new deputy defense minister. (ABC News)
India can be connected.
April 16, 2013 NaxaliteMaoist insurgency: Ten members of the Naxalite insurgent movement are killed in a clash with Indian police in Chhattisgarh state. (PTI via Business Standard)
April 17, 2013 2013 Bangalore blast: Sixteen people, including eight policemen, are injured in a Bomb blast at a BJP office in the southern Indian city of Bangalore, weeks ahead of elections in the state of Karnataka. (BBC)
April 17, 2013 Law and crime The Indian state of Gujarat seeks the death penalty for ten people involved in the Naroda Patiya massacre in 2002 including former minister Maya Kodnani who had been earlier sentenced to prison sentences. (Zee News)
April 19, 2013 A court in India sentences Mirza Himayat Baig to death for plotting the February 2010 bombing of a bakery which killed 17 people in Pune. (BBC)
Pakistan can be connected.
April 14, 2013 War in North-West Pakistan: A drone attack conducted by the United States kills at least five people in Datta Khel, North Waziristan, Pakistan. (NBC News) (AP via CBS News) (CNN)
April 16, 2013 A Pakistani election tribunal comprising judges of the Lahore High Court declares former Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf ineligible for contesting the upcoming general election. (PTI via FirstPost)
April 17, 2013 War in North-West Pakistan: A United States drone attack kills at least five people in the Pakistani city of Wana, located in the South Waziristan Agency. (The Nation)
April 19, 2013 Law and crime Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf is arrested at his home on charges relating to unlawful detention of judges in 2007. He was present at the court when the arrest warrant was issued on Thursday, but had left before the warrant was served. (BBC)
April 20, 2013 Armed conflicts and attacks War in North-West Pakistan: A female suicide bomber kills four and injures four outside a hospital in Khaar, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan. (PTI via The Hindu)
April 14, 2013 2013 North Korean crisis: North Korea rebuffs an offer of dialogue by South Korea. (AFP via Channel NewsAsia) (Sahara Samay)
April 15, 2013 North Korea suggests that it is open to peaceful negotiations, on the condition that its status as a nuclear power is not challenged. (RT)
April 16, 2013 2013 Korean crisis: North Korea issues an "ultimatum" to South Korea, demanding blanket apologies and an immediate cessation of anti-DPRK activities. Some protesters in Seoul were noted burning portraits of North Korean leaders on Monday, while North Korea celebrated the birthday of the late Kim Il-sung. The new threat comes amid what is otherwise perceived as an easing of tensions on the Korean Peninsula. North Korean authorities say that an attack may occur without warning at any moment. (Reuters) (RT)
April 17, 2013 2013 Korean crisis: North Korea blocks a delegation of South Korean businessmen from delivering food and supplies to 200 of their staff inside the closed Kaesong joint industrial zone. (Channel NewsAsia)
April 18, 2013 2013 Korean crisis: North Korea demands an end to United Nations sanctions on the country as a condition for dialogue with the United States. (Reuters)
April 20, 2013 North Korea rules out denuclearization but says it is open to negotiating an arms reduction. (The Hindu)
April 20, 2013 Japan is permitted to join the Trans Pacific Partnership trade talks by the 11 other nations participating. (New Zealand Herald)
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April 16, 2013 2013 China's defense ministry criticizes the United States for allegedly increasing tensions in the Asia-Pacific region by increasing its military presence and supporting Japan, the Philippines and Vietnam in longstanding territorial disputes. (Reuters)
April 15, 2013 A hearing into the territorial row between Thailand and Cambodia begins at the International Court of Justice in The Hague. (ABC/AFP via Radio Australia)
April 14, 2013 Armed conflicts and attacks War in Somalia (2009present): At least 20 people are killed in a series of bombings and gun attacks in Mogadishu, Somalia. (BBC) (Los Angeles Times) (AP via Fox News)
April 15, 2013 War in Somalia (2009present): French and Somali security forces probe for evidence that Mahad Ali Dhore, a former York University student, was part of the Mogadishu suicide bombings. (BBC) (The Star)
April 16, 2013 Nigerian Sharia conflict: The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta threatens to launch a terror campaign to "defend Christianity" in Nigeria in response to attacks by Islamist group Boko Haram. (The Guardian)
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Created 16 Apr 2013 Last updated 26 Apr 2013