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This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from April 2013.

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  • Japanese researchers unveil the smelling screen, a digital display screen capable of emitting pinpointed smells. (Daily Mail)
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  • Thirteen children are killed in a fire at a mosque in Yangon, Burma. (The New York Times)
  • A quarry accident in Arusha, Tanzania, leaves at least 13 people dead. (AFP via AllAfrica.com)
  • Authorities in China report four more critical cases of the H7N9 strain of bird flu, taking the total of known cases to seven. (Reuters)
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  • Subaru recalls around 200,000 vehicles in the United States to fix a defect which could lead to corrosion of the brake lines. (AFP via Channel NewsAsia)
  • Disney announces that it is ceasing all internal development at its LucasArts game division. (San Francisco Chronicle)
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  • Thousands of demonstrators rally in Banda Aceh, the capital of Indonesia's Aceh province, in support of local leaders' bid to adopt a separatist flag as the staunchly Islamic province's official emblem. (AFP via Channel NewsAsia)
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  • Prominent Hillsborough disaster justice campaigner Anne Williams dies from cancer, having made her last public appearance at Anfield's recent 24th anniversary memorial. (The Independent)
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  • Antares A-ONE: Bad weather delays the first launch of the Antares rocket. (The Washington Post)
  • A study finds that men who wear kilts and no underwear have higher sperm counts than men who sport underwear. (Science Recorder)
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  • Comedy Central decides to not renew Futurama, meaning that the show may end on September 4, 2013. (Inside TV)
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  • The European Union lifts an oil trade embargo it imposed on Syria during the early stages of the civil war to help the finances of the opposition. (AP via Fox News)
  • The European Union lifts all sanctions and trade embargoes on Myanmar excluding arms trade and other trade of equipment that could be used for internal repression, citing the improvement of political freedoms. (AP via Fox News)
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  • French unemployment reaches a record level of 3.22 million. (Reuters)
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  • North Korea announces that it will place American Pae Jun-Ho on trial for unspecified "crimes aimed to topple the Democratic People's Republic of Korea". (al Jazeera)
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  • At least three people die and fourteen are injured when an apartment building in the French city of Reims collapses after a suspected gas explosion, leaving people trapped under debris. (AFP via News24)
  • Four people are killed when a small bridge collapses near Thailand's ancient capital of Ayutthaya. (ABC News)
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  • Apple initiates the largest ever non-bank bond offering, valued at $17 billion. (Reuters)
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