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World events scheduled for April

LONDON -- Each month Graphic News moves a World Agenda -- an illustrated diary of upcoming events -- in both print format and as a responsive version for digital devices.

Meghan Markle to become a British citizen

LONDON -- Prince Harry, grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, is to marry American actress Meghan Markle. Meghan was baptised into the Church of England ahead of her wedding.

World’s most powerful autocrats

LONDON -- As Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping extend their terms in office, the two communist states are entering a new era of autocracy.

Last male northern white rhino dies

KENYA -- The world’s last male northern white rhino has died after months of ill health, bringing the rhino subspecies a step closer to extinction.

Texas city rocked by fourth bomb blast

AUSTIN -- Police in Austin, Texas, are warning that a fourth device that exploded in the city, injuring two men, may be connected to three parcel bombs that have killed or injured four other people.

Russia’s Putin wins fourth term

MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin won a landslide re-election victory on Sunday, receiving 76.67 per cent of the vote, extending his rule over the world's largest country for another six years.

Russia’s chemical weapon stockpile

MOSCOW -- Moscow’s Soviet-era GOSNIIOKhT is believed to be the source of the Novichok nerve agent that Britain claims was responsible for poisoning former Russian spy Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia.

Apple Music growing at record pace

AUSTIN -- Apple is gaining subscribers to its music streaming service at the rate of 400,000 a week, solidifying its ranking as the No. 2 streaming service behind Spotify, which has 71 million subscribers.

Apr 19: Issues facing Cuba’s next leader

HAVANA -- When Raúl Castro steps down as president in April, he will hand his successor the unfinished task of reforming the economy -- Cuba’s most urgent and increasingly controversial challenge.

NASA wants to send your name to the Sun

CAPE CANAVERAL -- From now until April 27, NASA is accepting online submissions for its “hottest ticket in town.”. Your name will be sent on the Parker Solar Probe all the way to the Sun.

Apr 5-8: U.S. Masters at Augusta National

GOLF -- Sergio Garcia returns to defend his title, while Rory McIlroy will be again vying for a career Grand Slam, and four-time Masters winner Tiger Woods prepares to play at Augusta for the first time since 2015.

Mar 31: Joshua-Parker heavyweight title fight

BOXING -- Undefeated world heavyweight champions Anthony Joshua of Britain and New Zealand’s Joseph Parker will meet in a unification bout to fight for the IBF, IBO and WBO heavyweight titles, as well as the WBA Super crown.

Mar 24: Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race 2018

ROWING -- The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race returns for the 164th contest as international crews from England’s top universities take to the River Thames in a gruelling four-mile rowing race between Putney and Mortlake.

Mar 18-Sep 19: MotoGP 2018 revs up for start

MOTOGP -- The 2018 MotoGP season, comprising 19 Grands Prix, commences with the Qatar GP in March and concludes in Valencia, Spain in November, having expanded to feature the exciting Chang Circuit in Buriram, Thailand.

Mar 31-Apr 1: English Premier League 2017-18

SOCCER -- Manchester City face Everton at Goodison Park, while United host Swansea City, Liverpool visit Crystal Palace, and Chelsea host north London rivals Tottenham at Stamford Bridge.

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