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Russia's Black Sea Fleet flagship, the cruiser Moskva , sinks after an explosion off the coast of Ukraine.
Moskva, formerly Slava, was a guided missile cruiser of the Russian Navy. The ship was the lead ship of the Project 1164 Atlant class, named after the city of Moscow. The flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, and with a crew of 510, Moskva was considered the most powerful warship in the Black Sea region. The cruiser was deployed in military conflicts in Georgia (2008), Crimea (2014), and Syria (2015). In February 2022, it led the naval assault during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, until its sinking on 14 April 2022. See more on Russian cruiser Moskva
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Flooding across KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, leaves at least 440 people dead.
In April 2022, days of heavy rain across KwaZulu-Natal in southeastern South Africa led to deadly floods. Particularly hard-hit were areas in and around Durban. At least 443 people have been reported dead, and 63 people are still missing. Several thousands of homes were damaged or destroyed. Critical infrastructure, including major roads, transportation, communication, and electrical systems, were also impacted by the flooding, and this damage greatly hampered recovery and relief efforts. It is one of the deadliest natural disasters in the country in the 21st century, and the deadliest storm since the 1987 floods. The floods have caused R5.7 billion in infrastructure damage. See more on 2022 KwaZulu-Natal floods
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Shehbaz Sharif is elected as Prime Minister of Pakistan after Imran Khan is removed in a no-confidence motion.
In April 2022, a no-confidence motion against Imran Khan led to his removal as the Prime Minister of Pakistan. Based largely on the Westminster system of legislature, the prime minister has to command the majority of the lower house of Parliament, the National Assembly of Pakistan, under clause (2A) of Article 91 of the 1973 Constitution. Numerous opposition parties joined forces to file the motion of no confidence against Imran Khan in the National Assembly. See more on No-confidence motion against Imran Khan
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A series of attacks by armed bandits kill more than 150 people in Plateau State, Nigeria.
On 10 April 2022, a gang of bandits killed over 150 people in a series of attacks in Plateau State, Nigeria. The attacks are linked to the ongoing Nigerian bandit conflict. About 70 people were also kidnapped in the attacks. See more on 2022 Plateau State massacres