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Current events of
April 12, 2012
Armed conflict and attacks
A ceasefire to military operations in the
2011–2012 Syrian uprising
comes into effect.
reports that the military of
have staged a
against the civilian government.
(AFP via Yahoo! News)
Arts and culture
University of Oxford
announce they will make 1.5 million pages of ancient texts available on the
Transport chiefs in
ban a bus advert which suggested
people could be cured.
Business and economy
announces plans to cut 10,000 jobs around the world to reduce costs and return the company to profitability.
earnings rose over 24%, with
increasing to $8.14 billion.
are on alert for the
rocket launch over the next few days.
(AFP via Google News)
sends another ship to join the current ship it has involved in a confrontation with two
surveillance ships on the
South China Sea
, although both sides claim to be committed to a peaceful solution.
Wall Street Journal
hostage Paolo Bosusco after holding him for nearly a month.
Law and crime
Eighteen people are sentenced to
in India for burning people alive as part of the
2002 Gujarat violence
Protesters clash with riot police in the city of
in southwestern China during a protest over economic grievances from the redistricting of
(AP via Yahoo!)
Politics and elections
is given two posts in the
Workers' Party of Korea
previously held by his father
, including chairman of the party's Central Military Commission and a standing member of the
is sworn in as the interim
President of Mali
, marking a transition back to civilian rule following last month's coup.
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