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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 2018.
The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Theresa May (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 2018: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 2018?


Events

  • 01 Apr 2018 2016–18 Kashmir unrest: Clashes in South Kashmir, India, kill two civilians, three soldiers, and 13 militants. (The Times of India)
  • 02 Apr 2018 2018 Gaza border protests: Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and United States President Donald Trump hold a telephone conversation discussing the incidents. (Business Standard)
  • 03 Apr 2018 Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Liberman says the nation will maintain its tactics at the Gazan border of shooting anybody who approaches the fence, and calls on Hamas to cease hostilities in exchange for aid. (The Times of Israel)
  • 04 Apr 2018 Israeli–Palestinian conflict: Shin Bet and the Israeli Defence Forces announce the arrests of eleven suspected members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group off the Gazan coast suspected of planning an attack on the Israeli Navy. (Israel National News) (The Times of Israel)
  • 05 Apr 2018 2018 Gaza border protests: The Israeli Defence Forces releases footage of a man fatally shot yesterday during an apparent attempt to breach the Gazan border fence. Israel says he was carrying an AK-47 and explosive devices including grenades, and accused Hamas of "playing with fire". (Ynet News)
  • 06 Apr 2018 2018 Gaza border protests: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warns Israel to use "extreme caution" as further protests are held at the Gazan border. Israeli Defence Forces open fire again, killing at least seven Palestinians. (The Guardian)Protestors begin burning tyres at the border. (The Guardian)
  • 07 Apr 2018 Israeli troops shoot dead ten Palestinians near the Israel–Gaza barrier, including a Palestinian journalist, as protests continue. (BBC)
  • 08 Apr 2018 2018 Douma chemical attack: The death toll from yesterday's suspected chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria, rises to at least 70, according to the White Helmets group. The Syrian government and Russia deny the allegations of a chemical attack. (BBC)U.S. President Donald Trump warns Russia and Iran for backing Bashar al-Assad and calls him "Animal Assad". (Sky News)
  • 09 Apr 2018 2018 Gaza border protests: Israel launches an investigation into a video appearing to show soldiers cheering as a Palestinian man is shot by an Israeli sniper through the Gazan border fence. (The Washington Post)The Palestinian Authority pays salaries to its West Bank staff but not to staff in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, amid growing disputes between the two groups. (The Sun Daily)
  • 10 Apr 2018 Syrian Civil War: 2018 Douma chemical attack: Anonymous U.S. officials say the United States is considering a multinational military response against Syrian government forces, with experts saying that France, the United Kingdom, and Middle Eastern allies would be considered to help. (Reuters)Eurocontrol warns airlines to operate with care over the Mediterranean Sea owing to planned airstrikes in Syria. (Reuters)
  • 11 Apr 2018 Yemeni Crisis (2011–present): The Royal Saudi Air Defense intercepts a ballistic missile fired from Yemen over the Saudi capital Riyadh that caused panic among residents. Houthis say they fired several Burkan-2 missiles at targets in Saudi Arabia, including Saudi Aramco oil facilities. Separately, Saudi Air Defenses shoot down two Houthi-operated Qasef-1 drones near the border. (Reuters) (Middle East Eye)
  • 12 Apr 2018 Poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal: The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons states it agrees with UK authorities on their analysis of the identity of the toxic chemical used against the Skripals. The UK identifies the substance as a Novichok nerve agent, of a type developed by Russia. (BBC) (OPCW)
  • 13 Apr 2018 The British government issues a statement saying it is "highly likely" the Assad regime used chemical weapons on its own people, and that since such an action could not go unchallenged, Britain would work with United States and France to coordinate an international response, without specifying what measures the United Kingdom would take. (CNN)
  • 14 Apr 2018 Syrian Civil War: 2018 bombing of Damascus and Homs: The United States, France, and the United Kingdom target chemical weapon sites and other Syrian military sites with missile strikes on early Saturday morning Syrian time (EET), in response to the Douma chemical attack. (The Washington Post) (BBC)Russia calls for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council as it considers supplying S-300 missile systems to Syria. (Reuters)
  • 15 Apr 2018 Poisoning of Yulia and Sergei Skripal: UK Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn of Labour asks to see "incontrovertible evidence" before accepting Russia was responsible. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson responds, saying it is "quite extraordinary" to question Russian involvement. (BBC News)
  • 16 Apr 2018 Terrorism in Israel: Petah Tikva resident Zohar Zuaretz is indicted on counterterror charges for far right social media posts in which he spoke of killing Arabs. (The Times of Israel)Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman declares the Iliya Institute, a Jerusalem community centre, to be a terror organisation operating on behalf of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine. (The Jerusalem Post)
  • 17 Apr 2018 Syrian Civil War: American-led intervention in the Syrian Civil War: U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration are considering replacing the U.S. military forces in Syria with a regional Arab force. (Haaretz)
  • 18 Apr 2018 Syrian Civil War: Israeli involvement in the Syrian Civil War: It is revealed a recent airstrike mounted by Israel against an airbase in Syria targeted an Iranian Tor missile air defence system. (Haaretz)
  • 19 Apr 2018 Syrian Civil War: Iraqi Air Force F-16 jets attack an Islamic State explosives factory and other positions inside Syria near the city of Hajin in coordination with the Syrian Armed Forces. (Reuters)
  • 20 Apr 2018 Syrian Civil War: ISIL agrees to hand over control of Yarmouk Camp in southern Damascus to the Syrian Army in return for safe passage to ISIL-held territory in the Syrian Desert, bringing the predominantly Palestinian refugee district under government control for the first time since 2012. (The Washington Post)
  • 21 Apr 2018 2018 Gaza border protests: Ambassador to the United Nations for Palestine Riyad Mansour says diplomats will ask the UN to probe the violence. (The Washington Post)
  • 22 Apr 2018 2018 Gaza border protests: Rival Hamas and Fatah members clash in the Gaza Strip at a tent set up by the family of Mohammed Ayoub, 14, to receive condolences on his death in the protests. Hamas later dismantles the tent and orders all present to leave. (The Times of Israel)
  • 23 Apr 2018 2018 Gaza border protests: Two more Palestinian protestors, aged 18 and 20, die from wounds sustained in clashes at the Israeli–Gazan border. Both were shot by Israeli troops. (US News)
  • 24 Apr 2018 2018 Gaza border protests: The Israel Defense Forces detain two alleged terrorists attempting to cross the Gaza border into Israeli territory armed with a knife and a grenade. (Israel National News)
  • 25 Apr 2018 Ahmed Abu Hussein, aged 24, becomes the second journalist killed while covering protests at the Israel–Gaza border. Hussein was hospitalized in Gaza after being shot by Israeli Defence Forces two weeks prior while wearing a press jacket. (The Jerusalem Post)
  • 26 Apr 2018 The United Nations reports the discovery of five "likely" mass graves in Blukwa Centre and Maze/Waliba in Ituri, Democratic Republic of Congo. (News24)
  • 27 Apr 2018 United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein asks Israel to refrain from using lethal force as protests enter their fifth week. The Israeli Defence Forces open fire again, including use of live ammunition. (Haaretz) (The Washington Post)
  • 28 Apr 2018 Israel launches airstrikes on Hamas ships in Gaza's port and a Hamas building in Deir al-Balah in response to the ongoing, and sometimes violent, protests. (Ynetnews)
  • 29 Apr 2018 The Israel Defense Forces arrest a suspected Hamas member caught tampering with equipment at the Karni Crossing on the Israeli-Gazan border. (Haaretz)
  • 30 Apr 2018 Journalists killed during the War in Afghanistan (2001–present): BBC Pashto reporter Ahmad Shah is shot dead in the eastern province of Khost. (BBC)
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - God's Plan
  2. - Meant To Be
  3. - Perfect
  4. - Finesse
  5. - Psycho

Movies

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Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies

Directed by: Isao Takahata

Starring: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi, Yoshiko Shinohara

Country: United States of America

Vertigo

Vertigo

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore

Country: United States of America

2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter

Country: United States of America

My Neighbor Totoro

My Neighbor Totoro

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Hitoshi Takagi, Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto, Shigesato Itoi

Country: United States of America

The Ox-Bow Incident

The Ox-Bow Incident

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes, Anthony Quinn

Country: United States of America

Books

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The Punishment She Deserves by Elizabeth George

The Punishment She Deserves

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Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers and Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley are forced to confront the past as they try to solve a crime that threatens to tear apart the very fabric of a quiet, historic medieval town in EnglandThe cozy, bucolic …

Covert Game by Christine Feehan

Covert Game

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Treason, torture and temptation haunt the GhostWalkers in their most dangerous adventure yet, as Christine Feehan's #1 New York Times bestselling series hits an explosive new high.Rescuing

After Anna by Lisa Scottoline

After Anna

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Riveting and disquieting, After Anna is a groundbreaking domestic thriller, as well as a novel of emotional justice and legal intrigue. New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline keeps readers on their toes until the final shocking page.Nobody

The Bishop's Pawn by Steve Berry

The Bishop's Pawn

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The first case of New York Times bestseller Steve Berry’s iconic hero, Cotton Malone.History notes that the ugly feud between J. Edgar Hoover and Martin Luther King, Jr.,

The Disappeared by C.J. Box

The Disappeared

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Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett has two lethal cases to contend with in this electrifying #1 New York Times-bestseller from C. J. Box.Wyoming's new governor isn't sure what to make of Joe Pickett, but he has a job for him …