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April 2014

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Overview

April 2014 was the fourth month of the current common year. It began on a Tuesday and ended after 30 days on a Wednesday.

Portal:Current events

This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from April 2014.

Arts and culture
  • American internet cartoon series Homestar Runner makes its first update to its webpage after three years on hiatus. (Time)
Disasters and accidents
Health
International relations
  • 2014 Crimean crisis:
    • NATO suspends "all practical civilian and military cooperation" with Russia as a result of the annexation of Crimea, and no sign that Russian troops have withdrawn from the Ukrainian border. (CNN)
Law and crime
Science and technology
Sports
  • In golf, Tiger Woods announces that he underwent back surgery for a pinched nerve, and will miss the Masters for the first time in his professional career. (ESPN)
Armed conflicts and attacks
Business and economy
Disasters and accidents
Law and crime
Politics and elections
Sports
  • USA vs Mexico soccer match results in a 2-2 tie game
Armed conflicts and attacks
Arts and culture
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  • At least 3 are killed and 7 injured when a passenger train derails in the Tasikmalaya District, in Indonesia's West Java Island after hitting mounds of mud following a downpour of rain. (MSN)
Politics and elections
Religion
Sports
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International relations
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  • Lawyer Cù Huy Hà Vũ, one of Vietnam’s most famous dissidents, is released early from prison. Afterwards, he travels to the United States. (VOA)
Science and technology
  • A critical vulnerability referred to as the Heartbleed bug is discovered in certain versions of the popular OpenSSL software which allows attackers to steal information from internet servers which would otherwise be protected. (BBC)
Sports
Armed conflicts and attacks
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International relations
Law and crime
Sports
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Law and crime
Politics and elections
Science and technology
Accidents and disasters
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Arts and culture
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Arts and culture
Business and economy
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Science and technology
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Health and environment
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Natural disasters
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Sports
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Disasters and accidents
  • At least 48 people die and 15 are severely injured after a bus crashes into a truck 150 kilometres north of Lomé, capital of the West African nation of Togo. (CNN)
Health
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Science
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Science and technology
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Law and crime
  • Two former Anglo Irish Bank chiefs, Pat Whelan and William McAteer, are found guilty of making loans designed to illegally prop up the bank's share price. (BBC)
  • Bankruptcy judge Steven W. Rhodes says that the court may maintain supervision over the finances of the city of Detroit, Michigan, even after the city emerges from bankruptcy protection. (Reuters)
Politics and elections
Science and technology
Armed conflicts and attacks
Business and economy
  • Arts and crafts retailer Michaels announces that 3 million customers were affected by the 8-month long security breach that resulted in the theft of their customers' personal information. (CNN)
Disasters and accidents
Health and environment
Law and crime
Sports
Disasters and accidents
  • 2014 South Korean ferry capsizing:
    • The death toll of the accident rises to 32 as two bodies are found in the sea and three in a cabin of the ferry, which became fully submerged yesterday. (Yonhap)
    • The South Korean government considers declaring a special disaster zone in Ansan. (Yonhap)
Armed conflicts and attacks
Science and technology
Politics and elections
Armed conflicts and attacks
Arts and culture
Disasters and accidents
  • 2014 South Korean ferry capsizing:
    • The death toll rises to 58 as Navy and Coast Guard divers comb the ferry to retrieve victims from the Sewol. Five routes into the ferry have been established, and operations are expected to pick up pace. (Yonhap)
Politics and elections
Sports
Armed conflicts and attacks
Business and economics
Disasters and accidents
Law and crime
Politics and elections
Sport
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Business and economics
Disasters and accidents
  • 2014 South Korean ferry capsizing
    • A total of 113 people are known to have died, with 190 more passengers missing and presumed trapped inside the vessel. Seven crew members are detained for their failure to evacuate Sewol ferry. The reason for sinking is not yet clear. (BBC)
Law and crime
Politics and elections
Sport
Armed conflicts and attacks
Disasters and accidents
Politics and elections
  • Palestinian rival factions Fatah and Hamas have announced reconciliation to form a unity government. They split up violently in 2007. (BBC)
Armed conflicts and attacks
Politics and elections
Armed conflicts and attacks
Disasters and accidents
Elections and politics
Health and environment
International relations
  • North Korea announces that it has detained a 24-year-old US tourist, Miller Matthew Todd, for "rash behavior" during the immigration process. (BBC)
Law and crime
Science and technology
Business
  • Some customers executed the SAP CIF and faced issues months later
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Arts and culture
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Arts and culture
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Health
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Arts and culture
Business and economics
  • Microsoft announces a major vulnerability in Internet Explorer versions 6 to 11 that could enable hackers to gain access and user rights to its customers' computers. (BBC)
Disasters and accidents
International relations
Law and crime
Politics and elections
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Business and economy
International relations
Disasters and accidents
Law and crime
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Business and economy
Disasters
  • A gas explosion in a prison in the US town of Pensacola, Florida reportedly kills at least two people, injures 100 and forces an evacuation. (BBC)
Law and crime
Politics and elections
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