World This Week: 2 April-8 April 2012

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Apr 18, 2012 11:46 IST
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A compilation of all the important topics and events of the week is given here. Update your Current Affairs Weekly with our World This Week.

2 April, 2012
•    The United States announced to strengthen the defences of its Gulf allies along with the commencement of nuclear talks that could ease tensions with Tehran
•    U S. congratulated the people of Myanmar for participating in the election process a first for many of them
•    The British government proposes to acquire unprecedented powers to snoop on phone calls and online activity of ordinary people irrespective of whether they are suspected of any unlawful action
•    Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani urged  China to boost its support for hydropower and civilian nuclear projects in Pakistan

3 April, 2012

•    Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan talked to leaders of western countries on Iran issue
•    Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) won at least 43 of the 45 seats in by-polls held on 1 April 2012
•    Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's three widows and children will be deported to their respective countries by mid-April after they complete their six-week sentences in Pakistan for illegally entering the country

4 April 2012
•    US announced 10 million dollar bounty on Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed
•    Thirteen suspected Islamists charged in France with "criminal conspiracy connected to a terrorist enterprise" and illegal possession and transportation of weapons
•    Iran said Istanbul remains an acceptable location for talks with world powers over Tehran's nuclear programme, and proposed other venues such as Iraq or China for the negotiations scheduled to start next week

5 April 2012
•    United States said it would ease restrictions on investment to Myanmar and move quickly to name an ambassador after landmark elections
•    A rocket fired from Egypt's Sinai desert hit a southern Israeli resort city
•    A suicide bomber on a motorcycle killed at least 10 people, including three American soldiers, at a park in a relatively peaceful area of northern Afghanistan
•    Two Indians are were among 16 people selected by the prestigious Yale University in 2012 as its World Fellows, bringing the total number of fellows from India to 11 since the programme started in 2002

6 April 2012
•    United States described the Iranian Embassy in Kabul as having “a very active” program of anti-American provocation
•    Scotland Yard suspended a total of eight police officers for being allegedly indulged in racism
•    Malawi President Bingu Mutharika died after a heart attack

7 April 2012
•    At least 80 people were killed across Syria 52 of them civilians, as regime forces pressed a protest crackdown three days ahead of a deadline to cease fire and pull back
•    China froze assets of six absconding terrorists of a separatist outfit in Xinjiang, the native province of Muslim Uighurs
•    Mali’s Tuareg rebels, who have seized control of the country’s north in the aftermath of a coup, declared independence on 6 April 2012
•    An avalanche slammed into a Pakistan Army base in Siachen sector close to the border with India, burying over 100 soldiers

8 April 2012
•    Pak President Asif Ali Zardari discussed Hafeez Saeed case with Prime Minister Yusuf Raja Gilani and Army Chief Ashfaq Parvez Kayani before India trip
•    Japan deployed missile batteries in Tokyo and dispatched destroyers carrying interceptor missiles as it boosts its defences against a planned North Korean rocket launch this month
•    Israel barred German author Gunter Grass from entering the Jewish state, citing a poem in which he accuses Israel of plotting Iran's annihilation and threatening world peace
•    Chinese authorities ordered a leading pro-Maoist website shut down for one month because of critical essays posted on it


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