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What Happened on 22 April 2015

South Africa deploys army in 'volatile' areas hit by anti-migrant violence

The army has been deployed in volatile areas of Johannesburg and Durban after anti-foreigner attacks left… Read More.

Hong Kong: 2017 election candidates to be screened, say reform proposals

The proposed reforms for Hong Kong’s 2017 election do not allow a fully free voting process as demanded by the… Read More.

Japan: Court rejects residents' attempt to halt reactor restart

A Japanese court has rejected attempts by locals to block the restart of two reactors at the Sendai nuclear plant… Read More.

Iran calls for humanitarian aid to Yemen after Saudi-led air strikes end

Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Iranian Foreign Minister, has called for urgent “humanitarian assistance” in conflict-hit Yemen after Saudi Arabia announced… Read More.

Japan records first trade surplus in three years

Japan has recorded a trade surplus for the first time in three years, with a weakened yen… Read More.

Yahoo's quarterly profits plunge, fuel investors' concerns

Yahoo has posted a quarterly profit of $21 million for the three months ending March from $312 million in the… Read More.

'Perfect' diamond sells for $22mn at Sotheby's

A flawless 100-carat diamond has sold for over $22 million at a New York auction. The… Read More.

Cricket: Marlon Samuels leads West Indies' fightback against England

A defiant 94 by the West Indian batsman Marlon Samuels frustrated England’s efforts on a lifeless pitch as the hosts… Read More.

Bayern Munich thrash Porto 6-1, reach Champions League semi-final

An aggressive Bayern Munich scored five goals in the first half to defeat a stunned Porto 6-1 and reach the… Read More.

Twitter steps up action against cyber-bullying

Social networking firm Twitter will take action against violent threats amid greater efforts to confront online abuse, it has said.… Read More.