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2019 Venezuelan presidential crisis

The Organization of American States votes 18 to 9, with six abstentions, to accept Gustavo Tarre Briceño as the ambassador from Venezuela. Tarre is the envoy from Juan Guaidó's government; Nicolás Maduro's Foreign Ministry calls Tarre a "political usurper".

2019 Israeli legislative election

Israelis go to the polls to elect the new members of the Knesset (Israel's parliament) and a new Prime Minister.

Israelis vote in an election on Tuesday that could hand conservative Prime Minis...

2019 college admissions bribery scandal

16 people are indicted on new charges in the nationwide college admissions cheating scandal, one day after it was announced that 13 of the defendants charged in the case would plead guilty for conspiracy.

Hollywood star Lori Loughlin and 15 other defendants were indicted on new charges Tuesday in the nationwide college admissions cheating scandal that exploded into the headlines last month.

Japan Air Self-Defense Force

A Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-35 Lightning II jet disappears from radar while on a training mission over the Pacific Ocean. Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya subsequently grounds Japan's fleet of F-35s.

U.S.-made stealth fighters are some of the most expensive and advanced war machines on the planet, but they've had a highly-troubled roll-out

Debenhams

Debenhams, one of the largest department stores in the United Kingdom which employs 25,000 people, collapses into administration.

2018–19 Sudanese protests

Heavy gunfire is reported in the Sudanese capital Khartoum as Rapid Support Forces loyal to President Omar al-Bashir attempted to break-up an anti-government protest outside the military's headquarters, killing at least 14 people, including five Sudanese soldiers who defected to the opposition.

The police used tear gas, rubber bullets and live fire to try to disperse the protesters, according to activists.

Sinai insurgency

A 15-year-old suicide bomber attacks a market in Sheikh Zuweid, Egypt, killing four policemen and three civilians, and injuring 27 others.

Second Libyan Civil War

The UN cancels a planned Libyan National Conference that was due to take place later in April for negotiations between different political factions to organise new elections due to the ongoing fighting in Tripoli.

Decision comes as a blow to those hoping it would smooth path to democratic elections