Apocalypse Z Aotea Square, Auckland, 15 April It was raining when the zombie apocalypse began.
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Love is all Prince William and Kate Middleton need: they’ve asked that charitable donations be made in lieu of gifts. But that doesn’t mean the rest of town isn’t cashing in
The women and children waited until early morning of April 28 and then they fled in their hundreds. Most of the Syrians walked the few short kilometers from their hometown of Tall Kalakh, a cluster of low-slung cream-colored homes scattered on a gently sloping hill, toward the sleepy Lebanese village of Al-Boqia’a just across the river that demarcates the border, a two-hour drive north of Beirut
Sathya Sai Baba, the guru who died on April 24 at the age of 84, had a simple eight-word slogan to summarize his teachings: “Love all, serve all; help ever, hurt never.” He encouraged his followers to meditate and sing devotional songs, and to take his darshan that is, to see him in person, the better to experience his divine presence. He was also accused of faking miracles and of being a sexual predator.
As the royal wedding approaches, I find myself thinking back to the other wedding 30 years ago that I helped cover as a young reporter in London and wondering from afar how the extravaganza on April 29 and, beyond that ritual, the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton will differ. During the summer of 1981, all of England seemed to have wedding fever, even my socialist pals.
Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week, a sign that layoffs are dropping and employers may be hiring more workers. The Labor Department says the number of people seeking benefits dropped 10,000 to 382,000 in the week ending April 2
The Belgian Catholic Church must have felt it hit a nadir last year when it had to face harrowing revelations of rampant child sex abuse among its priesthood. However, the church’s reputation is now at a new low, thanks to the ill-judged comments of the disgraced former Bishop of Bruges, who in April 2010 admitted to abusing his nephew
On April 1, the people returned to Tahrir Square by the thousands to remind the military government that they were still there and hoping for a clearer path to democracy, and because it was fun. The square was tricked out like a music festival, with competing stages: dozens of impromptu platforms for the Socialists, the Socialist Workers, the Egyptian Youth Union and various other secular subdivisions.
It started out as an average April day, but as Dermot Tatlow drove home, he received a call that would lead to a global campaign to save his son’s life.