April’s Biggest News Stories

As our sixth month rolls by, we reflect on the most popular picks from April.


1. Nepal Earthquake

On April 25 Nepal was rocked by a 7.8-magnitude quake – killing more than 7,000 people and injuring thousands.

2. Hillary Clinton Presidential Bid

Hillary Rodham Clinton announced she was running for president in 2016.

3. Earth Day

Celebrated on April 22, Earth Day is a worldwide event aimed at promoting environmental protection awareness. Peace activist John McConnell first proposed a day to honour the Earth in 1969.

4. Mayweather Beats Pacquiao

Touted as ‘fight of the century’, Floyd Mayweather challenged Manny Pacquiao and won – reportedly walking away with over $120m in prize money.

5. Garissa Attack

On April 2 a militant group stormed Garissa University in Kenya – killing 147 people and injuring many others.

6. Coachella Music Festival

Held over two weekends in the Colorado Desert, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival’s been running since 1999. This year’s headliners included Drake, Jack White and AC/DC.

7. UK Leaders Debate

A two-hour debate between the leaders of seven British parties was hosted by ITV News anchor Julie Etchingham.

8. MTV Movie Awards

The MTV Movie Awards celebrate the best in film. This year’s awards took place in Los Angeles on April 12.

9. Same-Sex Marriage

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on whether same-sex marriage bans are constitutional – a decision is expected in June 2015.

10. TIME’s Most Influential People

TIME Magazine released their annual list of the 100 ‘Most Influential People’. See the full list at TIME.


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