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Ukraine

Pro-Russian leader rejects Geneva agreement

ImageA leader among pro-Russian activists occupying government buildings in eastern Ukraine has said his side will not move until Kyiv's interim government steps down. This follows a de-escalation agreement made in Geneva.

Accidents

Everest avalanche kills Nepalese guides ahead of peak season

ImageAt least a dozen climbers have been killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, in what is the worst accident to ever hit the world's highest peak. It has come just weeks ahead of peak climbing season.

Mexico

Magnitude 7.5 quake hits Mexico's western coastline

ImageA powerful earthquake, initially measured at magnitude 7.5 by the US Geological Survey, has struck Mexico. There were no initial reports of major damage, although the tremors were felt in Mexico City.

Conflict

Deadly attack on UN base in South Sudan

South Sudanese gunmen have killed up to 50 civilians sheltering at a UN base. The shelter was home to at least 5,000 people who had fled four months of ethnic violence.

Iran

Iran displays military might on National Army Day

A military parade in Iran has been accompanied by a speech from the country's president, Hassan Rouhani. He said that while Iran possessed a capable military, it did not have any hostile intentions toward other nations.

Obituary

Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies aged 87

Colombian Nobel prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died in Mexico aged 87. Best-known for his masterpiece 'One Hundred Years of Solitude,' he is credited with putting magic realism on the literary map.

Religion

Good Friday events celebrate the crucifixion of Christ ahead of Easter

Christians are celebrating Good Friday in honor of the crucifixion of Jesus. In the Philippines, nine men were nailed to crosses in a bloody annual spectacle before thousands of onlookers.

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Topics

18.4.1922: First Esperanto Conference

Birthdays

1480: Lucrezia Borgia

Days to remember

1956: Dream wedding in Monaco