AFP Americas News Agenda for April 4

Duty Editor: Daniel Woolls

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What's happening in the Americas on Thursday:

+ Facebook unveils 'home' on Android phone

MENLO PARK, California: Facebook hosts a press event at its main campus during which it is expected to present a smartphone by Taiwan's HTC that is specifically designed to access the social network with an Android operating system. 1700 GMT. Picture (US-IT-INTERNET-TELECOM-SOFTWARE-FACEBOOK-HTC-GOOGLE)


ATHERTON, California: President Barack Obama holds fundraisers for his Democratic Party on the West Coast. Picture (US-POLITICS-FINANCE)

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council holds consultations on Yemen. 1400 GMT. (UN-YEMEN)

WASHINGTON: Michelle Obama and local schoolchildren take part in an healthy eating event and plant the First Lady's garden on the grounds of the White House (US-POLITICS-HEALTH)

-- The US Labor Department releases its weekly report on initial claims for unemployment benefits, an indicator of the pace of layoffs. 1430 GMT. Expect coverage (US-ECONOMY-UNEMPLOYMENT-CLAIMS)