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What happend on April 26th 2009

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Batting for change

Sunday 26th of April 2009, 1:01
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel desert cricket breaks down Arab-Jewish boundaries
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Mexico flu 'a potential pandemic'

Sunday 26th of April 2009, 2:55
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A new flu virus suspected of killing up to 81 people in Mexico has the potential to become a pandemic, the UN says.
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UN envoy makes Sri Lanka aid push

Sunday 26th of April 2009, 6:20
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The UN's top humanitarian official goes to Sri Lanka to push for greater protection of civilians caught up in the conflict.
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'Suicide bid' in abandoned children's case

Sunday 26th of April 2009, 7:13
related countries: Italy Italy, Germany Germany

A German man attempts to kill himself after he and his girlfriend abandoned three children at a restaurant in Italy, reports say.
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Bomb kills 12 Pakistani children

Sunday 26th of April 2009, 7:30
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Twelve children die in north-western Pakistan after playing with a bomb they mistook for a toy, officials say.
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How can we avoid a swine flu pandemic?

Sunday 26th of April 2009, 7:31
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The World Health Organization as raised the threat level from swine flu from four to five - one short of a pandemic. Are you taking any precautions?
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Suspected Mexico flu toll hits 81

Sunday 26th of April 2009, 8:47
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The Mexican authorities say 81 people may have died from a new swine flu virus which the WHO says could lead to a pandemic.
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China and Taiwan investment deal

Sunday 26th of April 2009, 8:59
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, China China

China and Taiwan sign agreements to allow investment across the Taiwan Strait in the latest sign of improving ties.
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Live - Bahrain Grand Prix

Sunday 26th of April 2009, 10:31
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Jenson Button produces a near-perfect drive in his Brawn to claim victory at the Bahrain Grand Prix ahead of Sebastian Vettel and Jarno Trulli, with Lewis Hamilton fourth.
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Hamilton considered quitting F1

Sunday 26th of April 2009, 11:26
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton admits for the first time that he mulled quitting the sport after the scandal in which he was found guilty of lying to race stewards.
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US calls for 'fair' Lebanon poll

Sunday 26th of April 2009, 12:49
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, United States United States
related places: Beirut

The US secretary of state calls for the upcoming general election in Lebanon to be fair and free of outside interference.
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Centre-left wins Iceland election

Sunday 26th of April 2009, 13:09
related countries: Iceland Iceland

Iceland's interim centre-left coalition wins a major victory in general election, securing a clear majority in parliament.
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Top militant 'arrested in Iraq'

Sunday 26th of April 2009, 13:24
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki confirms that Sunni insurgent leader Abu Omar al-Baghdadi has been arrested, in a BBC interview.
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Tourists hurt in Egypt balloon crash

Sunday 26th of April 2009, 13:30
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Luxor

Thirteen foreign tourists are injured in a hot air balloon crash in the ancient Egyptian city of Luxor.
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Brilliant Button wins in Bahrain

Sunday 26th of April 2009, 13:46
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, Bahrain Bahrain

Brawn GP's championship leader Jenson Button gets his third win of 2009 as McLaren's Lewis Hamilton grabs a season-best fourth.
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Darfur rebels sentenced to death

Sunday 26th of April 2009, 14:04
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Khartoum

A Sudanese court sentences 11 Darfur rebels to death for a deadly attack on the capital, Khartoum, in 2008.
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Sri Lanka rebels call ceasefire

Sunday 26th of April 2009, 14:31
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Tamil Tiger rebels in north-east Sri Lanka announce a unilateral ceasefire, but the government rejects it, urging their surrender.
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Italian cruise ship foils pirates

Sunday 26th of April 2009, 14:52
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Italy Italy, India India

A captain of an Italian cruise ship gives the BBC a dramatic account how his crew fended off a pirate attack off the coast of Somalia.
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New twist in story of 'Israeli' oranges found in Iran

Sunday 26th of April 2009, 15:05
related countries: Israel Israel, Iran Iran, China China

"Jaffa" oranges which caused outrage when they appeared on sale in Iran were not Israeli but Chinese counterfeit fruit, it emerges.
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'Likely' swine flu for NZ students

Sunday 26th of April 2009, 16:01
related countries: Mexico Mexico

New Zealand authorities carry out tests after a group of students test positive for "likely" swine flu, which has killed dozens in Mexico.
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Rwanda bans BBC local broadcasts

Sunday 26th of April 2009, 16:53
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Rwanda suspends BBC Kinyarwanda programme following broadcasts it says include genocide-deniers.
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Bitter end

Sunday 26th of April 2009, 16:53
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Tigers defiant as Sri Lankan army scents victory
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Pakistani forces battle militants

Sunday 26th of April 2009, 18:26
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani forces clash with Taleban militants in the troubled north-west of the country, close to the Swat Valley.
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Iraq says US raid violated pact

Sunday 26th of April 2009, 22:38
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki says a US raid in the south of the country was a breach of the security pact.
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