Portal:Current events/April 2004

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April 2004 was the fourth month of that leap year. The month, which began on a Thursday, ended on a Friday after 30 days.

Portal:Current events[edit]

This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from April 2004.

  • United States Vice-president's wife, Lynne Cheney, stops publication
  • In heavy fighting outside Najaf, Iraq, U.S. forces kill 64 insurgents and destroy an anti-aircraft weapon.[3]
  • A bomb explosion and gun battle occur in Damascus, Syria between security forces and a "terrorist group," in which four people are killed and a vacant United Nations building badly damaged. The identity and motives of the attackers is unclear but Islamist militants are the prime suspects. (BBC).
  • South African president Thabo Mbeki is sworn in for a second term after being overwhelmingly reelected on April 14. The event is marred by controversy over the attendance of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe.[4]
  • U.S. newscast Nightline is taken off the air by several stations owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group because of its planned airing of a list of U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq. Sinclair claims it is a political ploy, while network ABC says it is meant as "an expression of respect which simply seeks to honor those who have laid down their lives for this country.
  • President George W. Bush expresses his "disgust" at images of Iraqi prisoners being mistreated by U.S. soldiers: "Their treatment does not reflect the nature of the American people."[6]
  • Macedonian officials admit that they staged a bogus gun-battle with "terrorists" in March 2002 and that they knew the seven men slain had no terrorist connections. Four members of the security forces face murder charges for their staged killing.[7]
  • Diego Maradona leaves hospital after 12 days of treatment for heart and breathing problems.
  • After 25 years, Bob Edwards hosts NPR's Morning Edition for the last time.
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  1. ^ "22 killed in Baghdad mortar attack". Usatoday.Com. 2004-04-20. Retrieved 2015-09-26.
  2. ^ "UK | Politics | Diplomats slam Blair on Mid-East". BBC News. 2004-04-27. Retrieved 2015-09-26.
  3. ^ "The Battle for Fallujah Intesifies; U.S. Poised to Attack Najaf". Democracy Now!. 2004-04-27. Archived from the original on 2007-11-14. Retrieved 2015-09-26.
  4. ^ "Africa | Huge party for South Africa". BBC News. 2004-04-27. Retrieved 2015-09-26.
  5. ^ "Bush, Cheney meet with 9/11 panel - Apr 29, 2004". CNN.com. Retrieved 2015-09-26.
  6. ^ [1] Archived June 30, 2004, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Europe | Macedonia faked 'militant' raid". BBC News. 2004-04-30. Retrieved 2015-09-26.