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Ash plume from the Eyjafjallajoekull volcano 17 April 2010
Volcanic ash continues to disrupt air travel across Europe, as aviation officials warn the situation is likely to worsen.
EU election observers monitor voting in Juba (11 April) Mourners at the memorial service in Warsaw
Two leading observer missions say Sudan has fallen short of international standards in its recent controversial elections.
Tens of thousands attend memorial services in the Polish capital to remember the victims of last weekend's plane crash.
Pakistani police officers inspect the site of suicide bombing Tibetan cremation
Some 30 people die in a twin suicide bombing at a registration point for the displaced in north-west Pakistan.
About 700 people who died in a massive earthquake in north-west China on Wednesday have been cremated.
Anti-dam T-shirt Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad delivers a speech at the opening session of a two-day nuclear disarmament conference hosted by Tehran on 17 April
A Brazilian court allows bidding to start for contracts on a massive dam on an Amazon tributary, overturning an earlier ruling.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei calls the US an "atomic criminal" at a nuclear summit in Tehran.
Toyota  An offshore crane salvages a portion of the sunken South Korean naval ship
Toyota announces yet more recalls, with 600,000 Sienna minivans in the US affected because of corrosion problems.
North Korea says it was not involved in the sinking of a South Korean warship last month near their disputed sea border.
Abimael Guzman, jailed leader of Peru's Shinning Path rebel group (1992) Jermain Defoe celebrates scoring for Tottenham Hotspur
The jailed leader of Peru's Shining Path rebel group threatens a hunger strike if he is refused permission to wed.
Chelsea are at Tottenham after seeing their Premier League lead cut to one point by Man Utd's dramatic win over Man City, as Burnley and Hull slip closer to the trap door.
Paul Scholes Sebastian Vettel
Paul Scholes scores a last-gasp winner at Manchester City to put Manchester United firmly back in Premier League title race.
Sebastian Vettel powers to pole position as Red Bull secure a one-two ahead of Ferrari's Fernando Alonso in qualifying for Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix.
Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat, 2 April 2010  Goldman Sachs
Unity hopes fade as Turkish Cypriots go to polls
Goldman Sachs is accused of fraud in a civil suit filed by US financial watchdog, the Securities and Exchange Commission.
departure board Bank of America billboard in Times Square
Disruption caused by European airspace closure will cost airlines at least $200m per day, the industry's governing body warns
Bank of America says trading at its investment business for helped it to a $3.2bn quarterly income, returning it to profit
iPhone, Opera Mini browser StarCraft warrior
Over one million iPhone users downloaded the Opera browser app in the first 24 hours of its release, the company claims.
Professional players of sci-fi themed game StarCraft have been accused of rigging matches in South Korea.
Daniel Radcliffe The Rolling Stones in the 1970s
Actor Daniel Radcliffe is to make his Broadway musical debut in a revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
A recently rediscovered Rolling Stones song dating back to 1972 will be released as a single for Record Store Day.
King cobra (SPL) Whaling ship daubed in red
Scientists uncover the mechanism behind the menacing "hood display" used by cobras.
A proposal to reconcile whaling nations and their opponents will almost certainly be sent this year to governments for a decision.
A photograph released by al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb allegedly showing Sergio Cicala and his wife, Philomene Kabouree (30 December 2009) A flower packer in Kenya
An Italian couple who were abducted by al-Qaeda militants are released in Mali after four months in captivity.
Kenya's flower industry is badly hit by the cancellation of flights across Europe because of Iceland's volcanic ash cloud.
A Mexican soldier cuts open an opium poppy in a field during eradication in Morelia, Mexico, 4 March 2010 Gary Jackson (2008)
The US voices concern over smugglers trying to get drugs into the US through routes in the Caribbean.
The former president of US security firm Blackwater and four other ex-workers are indicted on federal weapons charges.
Red-shirt protesters in Bangkok on 16 April 2010 Map
Thai PM Abhisit Vejjajiva announces he is putting the army chief in charge of restoring order, as protests continue.
Three men are jailed in China after posting material online for a woman trying to investigate her daughter's death.
Bishop Richard Williamson Greece flat
A German court fines renegade British bishop Richard Williamson 10,000 euros for denying the Holocaust.
The Greek Prime Minister says Greece is making "preparatory moves" to take advantage of a multi-billion euro rescue package.
Hillary Clinton April 2010 Iranian opposition leader Mohammad Khatami (file photo)
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls again on Israel to do more to pursue peace with the Palestinians.
Iran's former President Mohammad Khatami is banned from leaving the country, his aides say.
Benazir Bhutto Police investigate the scene of an explosion in Bangalore
The death of Pakistani politician Benazir Bhutto could have been prevented, a damning UN report into her assassination concludes.
A bomb explodes outside a cricket stadium in the Indian city of Bangalore, injuring at least six people, police say.
The Eyjafjallajoekull volcanic eruption Police tape
The threat posed by volcanic ash will restrict UK flights until at least 0700 BST on Sunday, air traffic controllers say.
The uncle of an 18-month old girl who was attacked and killed by a dog in West Sussex is held on suspicion of manslaughter.
Gordon Brown, Nick Clegg and David Cameron St Michael's View Nursing Home
David Cameron warns of the danger of a hung parliament as the fall-out from the TV debate continues.
Detectives investigating the death of a woman at a Tyneside care home are looking into the circumstances of 15 others.

115 Rangoon Bomb Victims Still in Intensive Care

Out of 170 people injured in three bomb explosions on Thursday at a Rangoon pavilion celebrating the Burmese New Year, 115 remain in intensive care.

A Series of Bomb Blasts in Northern Burma

A series of bomb explodes near the controversial Myitsone dam project in Kachin State.

Thai Army Chief Takes Charge of Restoring Order

Thailand's prime minister talks tough and hands more law and order powers to the army after security forces are humiliated when an anti-government protest leader escapes a police raid with the help of supporters.

Burma's Watered Down Festival

Thingyan, Burma's traditional New Year's water festival, starts on Wednesday, and Than Shwe's grandson and his friends look set to flaunt the rules—and their status.

Landmine Victims Find Solace at Mae La

The Irrawaddy visits Care Villa, a foundation that looks after Karen landmine victims in Mae La refugee camp.
Poor turnout for festival finalé in Rangoon
pandal1sVery few people attended the Thingyan traditional water festival at pavilions along Kandawgyi Road, ...
 US sympathizes with Burma bomb blast victims
bombs-explosion2ssThe United States has expressed concern and sympathy over the serial bomb blasts hat killed at least eight ...
Township Chairman among injured in bomb blasts
bombs-explosion1sThree bombs exploded in quick succession at the X2O water festival pavilion in Rangoon at ...
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Nine die in Rangoon bombings

Bombings occur in area packed with people celebrating the annual water festival marking Burmese news year

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