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21 Apr
2017
The Taliban attacked an Afghan military compound in Mazar-e-Sharif, killing over 140 military personnel and civilians in the deadliest attack against a military site since the…The Taliban attacked an Afghan military compound in Mazar-e-Sharif, killing over 140 military personnel and civilians in the deadliest attack against a military site since the onset of the war in Afghanistan
1 year ago
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21 Apr
2016
The hugely influential musician Prince died at his home in Minnesota at age 57. Prince became a global superstar in the 1980s, with albums such as 1999, Purple Rain and Sign o’…The hugely influential musician Prince died at his home in Minnesota at age 57. Prince became a global superstar in the 1980s, with albums such as 1999, Purple Rain and Sign o’ the Times. He sold over 100 million records during his career
2 years ago
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21 Apr
2015
Japan’s state-of-the-art magnetic levitation (Maglev) train set a new world speed record for the second time in a week, hitting 603km/h in a test run near Mount Fuji, beating a…Japan’s state-of-the-art magnetic levitation (Maglev) train set a new world speed record for the second time in a week, hitting 603km/h in a test run near Mount Fuji, beating a mark of 590km/h it set on April 16
3 years ago
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21 Apr
2011
Japanese authorities strictly enforced a no-entry area around the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, preventing evacuees from returning without government permission. People…Japanese authorities strictly enforced a no-entry area around the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, preventing evacuees from returning without government permission. People illegally entering the zone faced fines of 100,000 yen ($1,200) or detention for 30 days
7 years ago
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21 Apr
2010
Former IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch died in Barcelona at the age of 89, following heart problems. As IOC chief from 1980 to 2001, the Spaniard was one of the most powerful…Former IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch died in Barcelona at the age of 89, following heart problems. As IOC chief from 1980 to 2001, the Spaniard was one of the most powerful men in sport, widely credited with rescuing the Olympic Games, which were at an all-time low after Moscow 1980. The organisation was reportedly very short of money and 65 nations, led by the U.S., boycotted Moscow after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979. Over the next 21 years, Samaranch turned Olympic fortunes around through television deals and sponsorship and increased the number of participating nations with each successive Olympiad
8 years ago
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21 Apr
2010
Pope Benedict XVI pledged that the Roman Catholic Church would take action over child abuse by priests. The comments were the most explicit he had made in public about a series of…Pope Benedict XVI pledged that the Roman Catholic Church would take action over child abuse by priests. The comments were the most explicit he had made in public about a series of recent damaging allegations against the Church
8 years ago
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21 Apr
2010
The lease allowing Russia’s Black Sea Fleet to be stationed in Ukraine was extended by 25 years in return for cheaper gas. It was unilaterally terminated by Russia on March 31,…The lease allowing Russia’s Black Sea Fleet to be stationed in Ukraine was extended by 25 years in return for cheaper gas. It was unilaterally terminated by Russia on March 31, 2014, following the annexation of Crimea
8 years ago
21 Apr
2010
Syria became the first Arab state to implement a ban on smoking in public placesSyria became the first Arab state to implement a ban on smoking in public places
8 years ago
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21 Apr
2009
The extrasolar planet, Gliese 581e, was discovered. It is relatively close in mass to the Earth and has a similar rocky surface but it is likely to experience intense tidal heating…The extrasolar planet, Gliese 581e, was discovered. It is relatively close in mass to the Earth and has a similar rocky surface but it is likely to experience intense tidal heating similar to that affecting Jupiter’s moon Io. It completes an orbit of its sun in approximately 3.15 days
9 years ago
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21 Apr
2009
Sri Lanka’s government gave the Tamil Tigers a 24-hour deadline to surrender or face a final assault to end Asia’s longest-running civil war. Over 200 hardcore fighters,…Sri Lanka’s government gave the Tamil Tigers a 24-hour deadline to surrender or face a final assault to end Asia’s longest-running civil war. Over 200 hardcore fighters, including leader Velupillai Prabhakaran, were holed up deep inside the last remaining 20 sq km rebel zone
9 years ago
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21 Apr
2009
Argentina formally laid claim to a vast expanse of ocean, stretching as far as the Antarctic and including sovereignty over land disputed by Britain and Chile. The claim aimed to…Argentina formally laid claim to a vast expanse of ocean, stretching as far as the Antarctic and including sovereignty over land disputed by Britain and Chile. The claim aimed to extend the limit of the country’s exclusive economic zone from 200 to 350 nautical miles off the coast, covering a 1.7 million sq km (650,000 sq mile) area that included the Falkland Islands and South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, disputed by Argentina and Britain for more than 170 years, and parts of Antarctica claimed by Chile
9 years ago
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21 Apr
2008
South Korean businessman Lee Kun-Hee resigned as chairman of Samsung Electronics, having been indicted for tax evasion and breach of trust over the Samsung Slush funds scandal. He…South Korean businessman Lee Kun-Hee resigned as chairman of Samsung Electronics, having been indicted for tax evasion and breach of trust over the Samsung Slush funds scandal. He was subsequently found guilty of financial wrongdoing, fined $109 million and given a three-year suspended jail sentence
10 years ago
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21 Apr
2007
Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary gave birth to her second child, a daughter. The baby princess, named Isabella, is third in line to the throne after her father, Crown Prince…Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary gave birth to her second child, a daughter. The baby princess, named Isabella, is third in line to the throne after her father, Crown Prince Frederik, and 18-month-old brother, Prince Christian
11 years ago
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21 Apr
2006
Nepal’s King Gyanendra vowed to restore democracy to the country following two weeks of violent protests. Gyanendra had ruled directly since sacking the government in February…Nepal’s King Gyanendra vowed to restore democracy to the country following two weeks of violent protests. Gyanendra had ruled directly since sacking the government in February 2005
12 years ago
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21 Apr
2004
Israeli nuclear whistleblower and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Mordechai Vanunu, who revealed details of Israel’s top secret nuclear weapons plant, was released from prison after…Israeli nuclear whistleblower and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Mordechai Vanunu, who revealed details of Israel’s top secret nuclear weapons plant, was released from prison after completing an 18-year sentence for treason
14 years ago
21 Apr
2004
A suicide bomber killed five people, including himself, and injured around 150 when he detonated a bomb in his car in Riyadh, Saudi ArabiaA suicide bomber killed five people, including himself, and injured around 150 when he detonated a bomb in his car in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
14 years ago
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21 Apr
2003
For the first time in over quarter of a century Shiite Muslims in Iraq were able to make a pilgrimage to the holy city of Karbala to observe an important religious holiday. Such…For the first time in over quarter of a century Shiite Muslims in Iraq were able to make a pilgrimage to the holy city of Karbala to observe an important religious holiday. Such rituals were banned under the regime of Saddam Hussein
15 years ago
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21 Apr
2002
A shock result in the first round of the French presidential election saw extreme-right winger Jean Marie Le Pen beat socialist prime minister Lionel Jospin into second place…A shock result in the first round of the French presidential election saw extreme-right winger Jean Marie Le Pen beat socialist prime minister Lionel Jospin into second place behind incumbent president Jacques Chirac
16 years ago
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21 Apr
2000
Russia’s lower house of parliament, the Duma, ratified the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. The treaty was unable to go into effect, however, as 15 countries with nuclear…Russia’s lower house of parliament, the Duma, ratified the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. The treaty was unable to go into effect, however, as 15 countries with nuclear capability, including the United States, had still to approve it
18 years ago
21 Apr
1999
Three days of rioting in Jamaica following a hefty rise in fuel tax claimed at least nine livesThree days of rioting in Jamaica following a hefty rise in fuel tax claimed at least nine lives
19 years ago
21 Apr
1998
The British government admitted that a consignment of nuclear waste was en route from the former Soviet republic of Georgia to Scotland's Dounreay reprocessing plantThe British government admitted that a consignment of nuclear waste was en route from the former Soviet republic of Georgia to Scotland's Dounreay reprocessing plant
20 years ago
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21 Apr
1997
British snooker player Ronnie O'Sullivan took just five minutes 20 seconds to score the fastest 147 maximum break in the sport's history at the World Championships in Sheffield,…British snooker player Ronnie O'Sullivan took just five minutes 20 seconds to score the fastest 147 maximum break in the sport's history at the World Championships in Sheffield, England
21 years ago
21 Apr
1997
The ashes of 1960s drug guru Dr Timothy Leary, Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and 22 others blasted off aboard a Pegasus rocket in the world’s first “space funeral”The ashes of 1960s drug guru Dr Timothy Leary, Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and 22 others blasted off aboard a Pegasus rocket in the world’s first “space funeral”
21 years ago
21 Apr
1996
The centre-left Olive Tree coalition won Italy’s general election, a first win for the left since the Second World WarThe centre-left Olive Tree coalition won Italy’s general election, a first win for the left since the Second World War
22 years ago
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