International news for April 5 - 18


April 17, 2008, midnight | By Betsir Zemen | 11 years, 9 months ago


This is not original reporting. All information has been compiled from the New York Times International News. Silver Chips Online posts this news summary to provide readers with a forum for discussion.

Afghanistan

April 11 - A vehicle exploded, killing eight civilians and wounding 20 more. The circumstances of the bombing remained unclear, but the Taliban did claim responsibility for the attack.

Congo

April 15 - A Congolese domestic airplane crashed after taking off from Goma. Initial reports claimed 70 people died, but later reports stated that most of the 79 passengers survived.

Iraq

April 13 - Iraqi and American forces killed 13 militiamen during clashes in Baghdad. Later, a blockade was eased that rapped residents in the battle zone.

April 16 - Four cities across Iraq were bombed, killing at least 54 people. The attacks suggested the extremists are willing and able to attack civilians.

Israel

April 11 - Two Palestinian residents admitted to planning to poison customers at a restaurant near Tel Aviv. They were arrested days before plotting to carry out the attack, and were recruited by Al Aksa Martyrs Brigades.

Uganda

April 16 - A nighttime fire in a girl's school dormitory killed 19 girls and two adults. Police suspect the fire may have been set deliberately.

Zimbabwe

April 15 - The High Court of Zimbabwe refused to immediately release the results of a presidential election after dismissing an opposition demand. Independent monitors claim the current president, Robert Mugabe, may have lost the election and is illegally claiming power.



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