Portal:Current events/April 2020

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April 2020 was the fourth month of that leap year. The month, which began on a Wednesday, ended on a Thursday after 30 days.

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  • American rapper 6ix9ine is released early from prison due to coronavirus concerns. (Complex)
  • A court in Pakistan overturns the convictions of four men for the murder of Daniel Pearl. The men have been jailed for 18 years. (CNN)

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  • A major blackout is reported in western and southern Libya, according to the General Electricity Company of Libya, which says its control teams are trying to figure out the reason behind the power outage. (Libya Observer)

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  • A prison riot breaks out at a high-security prison in Angarsk, Irkutsk Oblast, Russia, allegedly in response to an officer beating an inmate. Large sections of the prison are set on fire, and casualties are reported. (BBC)

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  • Economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic
    • Sudan's Health Minister Akram Ali Altom says that his country urgently needs US$120 million to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. While the country has registered relatively few cases and two deaths, Altom says that if it spreads, the country is not prepared to face it. (Reuters)
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  • Today Pope Francis livestreames the Urbi et Orbi blessing for the second time in just a month. Usually given on Christmas and Easter, this year the pope also gave the blessing on March 27, during a special prayer service for the end of the coronavirus. (CRUX)

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  • The China Securities Regulatory Commission has approved a transaction in which Switzerland's Credit Suisse will take a majority interest in a China securities firm. Credit Suisse will thus be the first foreign bank to own a majority of such a company since the easing of rules about foreign ownership in 2018. (Reuters)

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