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25 years of the Hubble Space Telescope25 years of the Hubble Space Telescope

SPACE -- On April 24 Nasa’s Hubble – the first major optical telescope to be placed in space – celebrates 25 years of astonishing scientific discovery.

Hubble has made more than 1 million observations since its mission began in 1990, and this month alone it proved its continuing importance, generating the first images of light from a single supernova and confirming Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity.

UK election campaign starting gun firedUK election campaign starting gun fired

LONDON -- British Prime Minister David Cameron will visit the Queen for a final audience Monday as the election campaign officially gets under way.

Arab League agrees to create joint military forceArab League agrees to create joint military force

SHARM EL-SHEIKH -- Arab leaders have agreed to create a joint Arab military force. It will take at least four months to pull the 40,000-troop strike force together

Egypt races to expand Suez CanalEgypt races to expand Suez Canal

CAIRO -- Egypt is pressing ahead with an $8.5bn expansion of the 145-year-old strategic Suez Canal, hoping that the project will revive the country’s ailing economy.

UK to set up world’s largest marine reserveUK to set up world’s largest marine reserve

PITCAIRN ISLANDS -- Britain is to establish the world’s largest continuous marine reserve – covering an area three-and-a-half times bigger than the UK – in the Pacific Ocean.

Largest asteroid impact found in AustraliaLargest asteroid impact found in Australia

BIRDSVILLE, Queensland -- Scientists say they have uncovered evidence of the largest asteroid impact ever found on Earth, a 400km-wide basin over 300 million years old.

Amazon frustrated by slow drone regulations in U.S.Amazon frustrated by slow drone regulations in U.S.

SEATTLE -- Amazon wants to use autonomous drones to deliver packages to customers and is testing its Prime Air system in countries more favourable to drones.

World faces 40 percent water shortfall by 2030World faces 40 percent water shortfall by 2030

UN -- The world could suffer a 40% shortfall in water by 2030 unless countries dramatically change their use of the resource, the UN warns.

World Agenda for April available nowWorld Agenda for April available now

LONDON -- Each month Graphic News moves a World Agenda -- an illustrated diary of upcoming events -- in both print format and as an interactive version.

Germanwings plane "crashed deliberately"Germanwings plane "crashed deliberately"

MARSEILLE -- The co-pilot of Flight 9525 appears to have intentionally put the plane into a descent while the pilot was locked out of the cockpit.

Saudi Arabia strikes Yemen’s Shiite rebelsSaudi Arabia strikes Yemen’s Shiite rebels

RIYADH -- Saudi Arabia has deployed 100 fighter jets, 150,000 soldiers and navy units, with airstrikes targeting military installations held by the Shiite Houthi rebels.

Apr: Britain's Prince William, wife Kate's second child Apr: Britain's Prince William, wife Kate's second child

LONDON -- Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine are expecting their second baby in late April. Their new baby will be fourth in line to the throne.

Jun 18: Two centuries since Battle of WaterlooJun 18: Two centuries since Battle of Waterloo

BRUSSELS -- The Battle of Waterloo – one of the most decisive battles in history – took place on June 18, 1815. The French defeat drew to a close 23 years of war.

Apr 11: Oxford and Cambridge Boat RaceApr 11: Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race

LONDON -- The Boat Race returns for the 161st contest as international crews from England’s two elite universities take to the River Thames in a gruelling four-mile race.

May 2: Biggest fight in historyMay 2: Biggest fight in history

LAS VEGAS -- The best fighters of their generation meet as Floyd Mayweather puts his unbeaten record on the line against Manny Pacquiao for the richest purse in boxing history.

Apr 8: Indian Premier League cricketApr 8: Indian Premier League cricket

KOLKATA -- The eighth IPL season gets underway with defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders taking on the Mumbai Indians on April 8.

Apr 10: F1 China GPApr 10: F1 China GP

SHANGHAI -- Ferrari’s victory in Malaysia has opened the title race wide open as early predictions of a Mercedes procession to the championship appear premature.

Apr 14/15: Champions League quarter-finalsApr 14/15: Champions League quarter-finals

NYON -- Ties of the round include the clash between Atletico and Real Madrid in a repeat of the 2014 final, and Paris St-Germain facing Barcelona.

Apr 9-12: U.S. Masters golfApr 9-12: U.S. Masters golf

AUGUSTA -- Defending champion Bubba Watson is on a quest to win three out of four Masters titles – a feat achieved only by Jack Nicklaus in 1966.


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