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Oscar Mina and Paolo Rondelli are elected the new Captains Regents of San Marino.
Sri Lankan economic crisis
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa declares a state of emergency as civil unrest spreads across the country. Dozens of Sri Lanka Police officers have been injured in clashes with protesters and 52 people have been arrested.
Ukraine–European Union relations
President of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola travels to Kyiv to meet with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy and chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Ruslan Stefanchuk, and subsequently addresses the Verkhovna Rada. Metsola becomes the first EU official to visit Ukraine since the Russian invasion began.
Canada–Holy See relations
Following a meeting with indigenous delegates from Canada, Pope Francis apologizes for the "deplorable conduct" by members of the Catholic Church for actions in the church-run residential school system.
The U.S. CDC announces that the Biden administration will end the usage of Title 42, a series of COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the Trump administration in order to prevent migrants from entering the United States. The measure will take effect on May 23.
Malaysia begins its transition from pandemic to endemic phase that shift the management of the pandemic from reliance on government-imposed standard operating procedures and existing laws to individual responsibility, and community solidarity.
Italy ends its two-year state of emergency and begins to gradually lift attendance limits for outdoor and indoor sports venues, along with a requirement that anyone over the age of 50 should be vaccinated to enter their place of work.
The Russian Health Ministry announces that Russia has registered the nasal spray form of the Sputnik V vaccine, making Russia the first country to register a nasal spray COVID-19 vaccine.
South Korean Air Force
Four pilots are killed after two South Korean Air Force KAI KT-1 Woongbis crash into each other over a mountain northeast of Sacheon, South Korea.
A massive fire breaks out at the main marketplace in Hargeisa, Somaliland, injuring at least 28 people and completely destroying the market.
Eight people are killed and 20 more are injured during a coal mine collapse in Aleksinac, Serbia.
Yemeni Civil War
The Saudi-led coalition and the Houthis agree to a UN-brokered nationwide truce, the first in years, for two months to mark the start of Ramadan. As part of the deal, fuel shipments will be allowed to enter the Houthi-controlled port of Al Hudaydah and commercial flights will resume in the capital of Sanaa.
A Palestinian man is shot dead by Israeli security forces in Hebron.
Two bombs explode at a playing field in Herat, Afghanistan, killing five people and wounding 25 more.
Insurgency in the Maghreb
Mali says that it has killed 203 insurgents in a major nine-day military operation from 23 March to April 1.
Ceasefire talks between the Russian and Ukrainian delegations resume via video link.
Russia claims that the Ukrainian Air Force conducted an airstrike on Belgorod, hitting several fuel facilities. Videos on social media show low-flying attack helicopters firing rockets at a fuel depot in the city.
The body of Reuters journalist Maks Levin is found in the town of Huta Mezhyhirska, near Kyiv. Levin had already disappeared several days before and is the sixth journalist to be killed in the country since Russia invaded.
Ukrainian forces recapture the city of Irpin after driving out the last Russian troops. Mayor Oleksandr Markushyn confirms that the city has been fully liberated.
Ukrainian forces recapture Bucha, Kyiv Oblast, from Russian troops.
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