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11 April 2011
• India and Senegal discussed cooperation in Fertilizer sector.
• India Offers Sugar Technology to Ethiopia.
• Libyan rebels rejected the peace plan from African union because it did not include the removal of Gaddafi from Libya.
• The French law became effective banning the burqa and niqab.
• Farooq Ahmed sentenced to 23 years in Jail in the US for planning attacks on the Washington Metro System.
• Opposition leader of Uganda Kizza Besigya arrested for protesting against fuel price rise.
• Shane Watson, the Cricket player from Australia broke then world record for number of sixes in the second One day International Cricket match against Bangladesh.
12 April 2011
• Sixty Six Indian nationals, were safely evacuated from Abidjan Ivory Coast to Accra, the Capital of Ghana on a Boeing 737 aircraft.
• Japan's nuclear crisis worsened with the severity level at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant increasing to a maximum seven level bringing it at par with the 1986 Chernobyl catastrophe in Russia.
• The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh left for China to participate in BRIC Summit-2011. Mr. Singh will also make a bilateral visit to Kazakhstan after BRIC Summit.
• The state of emergency in New Zealand is extended for another week following the 2011 Canterburry earthquake.
• The Senate of the US state of North Carolina pardoned former Governor William Woods Holden. He was impeached in 1871 for his suspension of habeas corpus in the process of battling the Ku Klux Klan terror campaign.
13 April 2011
• China to Review Stapled Visas to People from Jammu and Kashmir.
• Syrian protests spread to Aleppo.
• Toyota shut down several plants in Europe for part of April and May because of parts shortages caused by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.
• Royal Dutch Shell announced that it would close the Clyde oil refinery in Sydney, Australia. It will result in the loss of hundreds of jobs.
• Hosni Mubarak and his sons Alaa Mubarak and Gamal Mubarak, were detained in Egypt for questioning for 15 days as part of an investigation of charges of corruption and abuse of power.
14 April 2011
• BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India and China) nations adopted the Sanya Declaration and agreed upon an Action Plan to deepen and broaden cooperation among member nations.
15 April 2011
• European Parliament condemns Pakistan support to Taliban.
• Russia Finalised a Deal with NATO to Supply Combat Helicopters to Afghanistan.
• Abducted Italian pro-Palestinian activist Vittorio Arrigoni was found dead in the Hamas-governed Gaza Strip.
• Blaise Compaore, president of Burkina Faso, fled the capital Ouagadougou as a mutiny among his military bodyguards spread.
• Sydney-born Australian artist Ben Quilty wins the Archibald Prize for his portrait of artist Margaret Olley.
• Former Australian water polo player Keli Lane was sentenced 18 years jail term for murdering her daughter Tegan in 1996.
• Two Croatian military leaders Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markač were convicted of war crimes against Serbs.
16 April 2011
• Pakistan and Afghanistan decided to set up a two-tier joint commission regarding the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan.
• India and Kazakhstan signed deal on Nuclear Co-operation.
• Cuba marked its 5oth year of victory over CIA-backed exiles at the Bay of Pigs.
• Hundreds of traders in Burkina Faso set fire to the ruling Congress for Democracy and Progress headquarters and ransack other government buildings, after mutinous soldiers looted their shops. The capital Ouagadougou is placed under curfew.
• Second Ivorian Civil War: Ivorian Popular Front, the party of ousted Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo, calls upon its supporters to end the unrest in the country after his arrest.
• 70 Islamists are arrested after clashes with pro-monarchy groups in Zarqa and Rassifeh, Jordan during protests.
• A human rights group accused Laos and Vietnam of killing four Hmong Christians during insurgency in Laos.
• Mexican authorities announced the arrest of Los Zetas Cartel leader Martin Omar Estrada "El Kilo" Luna.
• Cuban President Raúl Castro proposed term limits for public office.
• The ruling National Front coalition in Malaysia won an election in Sarawak, Malaysia’s largest state.
• An Egyptian court ordered the dissolution of the former ruling National Democratic Party of Hosni Mubarak.
• Presidential election took place in Nigeria.
17 April 2011
• A two-step up road map to deal with the challenges at the tsunami-hit Fukushima Daiichi atomic power plant was outlined in Tokyo, capital of Japan.
• Rebel forces in Libya won back the town of Ajdabiya.
• China raised its bank reserves requirements as an anti-inflation move, an increase of 50 basis points going to be effective from 21 April 2011.
• Oman will spend 1 billion rials in an attempt to stop further anti-government protests.
• Twelve people are killed in a severe storm in China's Guangdong Province.
• Police in China detained dozens of underground Protestant church followers in Beijing.
• Voters in Finland went to the polls for a parliamentary election.
• Goodluck Jonathan is all set to be re-elected as President of Nigeria based on unofficial results in the presidential election.
• The Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei refused to accept the resignation of Intelligence Chief Heyder Moslehi.
• The 17th edition of the CAF African Youth Championship started in South Africa.
• Lewis Hamilton of McLaren won the 2011 Chinese Grand Prix.
• Emmanuel Mutai won the London Marathon, setting a new course record.
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