Portal:Current events/April 2018

April 2018 was the fourth month of the current common year. The month, which began on a Sunday, ended on a Monday after 30 days.

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This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from April 2018.

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  • Bahraini state media reports the discovery of the nation's largest known deposit of oil and gas in an offshore field. (Bloomberg)
  • Iraq's Oil Ministry brings forward the proposed date for awarding oil exploration contracts for new fields offshore and near the Iranian and Kuwaiti borders to April 15. (CNBC)

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  • China–United States relations
  • South Africa's Winnie Madikizela-Mandela OLS, also known as Winnie Mandela dies.Winnie Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid activist and politician, and the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela and a well respected ANC Stalwart.

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  • Following the bankruptcy of UK engineering outsourcing firm Carillion, the Official Receiver reveals more than half of the roughly 20,000 employees have found new jobs. (Sky News)
  • UK retailer Conviviality, owner of Bargain Booze, says it intends to appoint administrators within ten days. (Citywire)

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  • The WWF describes Germany's rivers as being in a state "bordering on critical" after it emerges more than 90% do not meet European Union standards for cleanliness and ecological quality. (The Local)

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  • Brenna Spencer, a female supporter of Donald Trump, goes viral after carrying a handgun in her pants while taking a photo. (Yahoo News)

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  • 2018 Hamburg stabbing attack
    • A man fatally stabs his ex-wife and his one-year-old daughter at a crowded subway platform in central Hamburg, Germany. (Washington Post)
  • Terrorism in Iraq
  • Backpage CEO Carl Ferrer pleads guilty to conspiracy and money laundering and agrees to assist in the prosecution of other Backpage employees, including co-founders Michael Lacey and James Larkin, who were charged with several counts of human trafficking on April 6 after the site was seized by the FBI. (The Wall Street Journal)

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  • A storm blasts central US with heavy snow, winds, and hail, forcing flight cancellations, creating treacherous road conditions and killing at least three people. (ABC News)
  • The US Navy concludes its investigation into the October crash of a T-45C Goshawk military training jet in Tennessee that killed both on board, concluding pilot error caused the accident. (Navy Times)
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  • An international team researching a plastic-consuming bacterium discovered in 2016 at a Japanese landfill site announce the accidental synthesis of an artificial enzyme that breaks down plastics more efficiently than the bacterium. The team suggest the molecule could be used for environmentally sound plastics disposal. (The Guardian)

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  • UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt writes to social media firms including Google and Facebook giving them until the end of the month to come up with ways to counter online bullying, underage usage, and unhealthy amounts of interaction online. He says they will face new legislation if they do not comply. (BBC)
  • Tanzania's Communications Regulatory Authority issues a two week deadline for bloggers, Internet TV shows, and other online content creators and distributors to register with the government. (Xinhua)

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  • A communal toilet collapses in Bhandup, Mumbai, India. Several people are trapped and require rescue, with two dying en route to hospital. (First Post)
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  • Brazil surfer Rodrigo Koxa breaks the record for the largest wave ever surfed. The wave occured off the coast of Nazaré, Portugal and measured 24.4 meters (80 feet). (BBC)
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