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Nigerian candidates urge calm ahead of electionNigerian candidates urge calm ahead of election

ABUJA -- President Goodluck Jonathan and leading rival Muhammadu Buhari are urging voters to avoid violence in Saturday’s electiony.

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.

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.


England's King Richard III  is finally reburiedEngland's King Richard III is finally reburied

LEICESTER -- King Richard III of England, whose remains were discovered under a municipal car park in 2012, was buried in pomp Thursday.

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.


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.

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.


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.


Kraft and Heinz to merge in 3G-Buffett dealKraft and Heinz to merge in 3G-Buffett deal

NEW YORK -- Heinz is to buy 51% of Kraft in a deal brokered by Warren Buffett and private equity company 3G. The Kraft Heinz Company will have revenues of $28 billion.

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.

Sunday: State funeral for  Lee Kuan YewSunday: State funeral for Lee Kuan Yew

SINGAPORE -- Lee Kuan Yew, the founder of modern Singapore who turned the city-state into one of the world's richest nations, died Monday aged 91.


Mar 29: Cricket World Cup FinalMar 29: Cricket World Cup Final

MELBOURNE -- Four-time winners Australia will meet co-hosts New Zealand, making their very first final appearance, in the ICC Cricket World Cup final.

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.


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 10: F1 China GPApr 10: F1 China GP

SHANGHAI -- Mercedes’ rivals have already called for the FIA to rein in its dominance but will hope to have begun to close the gap by the third race of the season.


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.


Mar 27-29: F1 Malaysia GPMar 27-29: F1 Malaysia GP

KUALA LUMPUR -- Lewis Hamilton dominated the Australian Grand Prix, leading the race from start to finish. The second race of the F1 season takes place on March 29.

Mar 28: Dubai World Cup horseracingMar 28: Dubai World Cup horseracing

DUBAI -- The world’s richest race, the $10 million Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse. African Story could become the first horse to win successive World Cup titles.


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