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April 7 2007 Current Events Newsletter

Happy Easter!

Here's a short list of current events for you. This recap covers March 30 through April 5, 2007.

April 1: Gunmen killed five African peacekeepers in Darfur. The peacekeepers were part of the African Union, which has approximately 7,000 troops deployed in the region.

April 2: A tsunami hit parts of Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, killing 15 people. More are still missing. A magnitude 8.0 quake hit the islands shortly before the tsunami.

April 2: Philip J. Cline, Chicago's police superintendent, announced he would resign as his department deals with videotaped beatings involving off-duty police officers. One of those videos showed Officer Anthony Abbate beating bartender Karolina Obrycka after she refused to continue serving him drinks.

April 3: The World Bank announced it has approved $164.5 million in financing for African countries Kenya, Burundi and Madagascar to receive high-speed Internet connections. Because they are not connected to the global broadband, telephone calls and Internet access from the countries are very expensive.

April 3: Atlanta's CNN Center had a scare when a man shot his former girlfriend to death during a domestic dispute. Clara Riddles worked at the Omni Hotel and was dragged down the escalator before being shot.

April 3: Grambling State University's former coach Eddie Robinson died. Robinson, who was 88, spent 57 years leading GSU in football.

April 4: Asia's richest woman, Nina Wang, died after a battle with cancer. Wang was 69.

April 4: Singer Whitney Houston was granted full custody of her daughter, Bobbi Kristina. After a highly publicized and tumultuous marriage, Houston and Bobby Brown's divorce will become final April 24.

April 5: ConAgra Foods announced that moisture was the cause of the salmonella outbreak in its Peter Pan peanut butter. The Georgia plant had a leaky roof and faulty sprinkler system. The Peter Pan brand will return to the shelves in mid-July.

April 6: A cruise ship sank in Greece after hitting a volcanic reef. Rescuers were able to help 1,600 people to safety but two remain missing. The captain and five officers have been charged with negligence.

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