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B. 05-01 Suspected bomb found on Times Square Manhattan
C. 05-03 Pakistani man convicted for 2008 siege Mumbai
D. 05-04 Tansport halts as strike extends Greece
4. 05-05 Three dead as Greek strike grows violent Athens
5. 05-06 Conservatives head for big gains London
6. 05-09 EU approves $560B crisis fund Belgium
05-11 David Cameron named UK prime minister London
I. 05-12 Child is sole Libya jet crash survivor Tripoli, Libya
9. 05-13 Red-shirt supporter Gen Khattiya shot Thailand

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  Suspected bomb found on Times Square   Part of square has been sealed off in a security alert involving a suspected car bomb. Police removed bomb-making material, including propane... Pakistani man convicted for 2008 siege Tansport halts as strike extends Three dead as Greek strike grows violent   Police sirens and tear gas filled the streets around parliament building after protests against government. 3 people dying in a fire inside a... Conservatives head for big gains EU approves $560B crisis fund  Europe's finance ministers approved in an emergency meeting a 'stabilization mechanism' that could provide 440 billion euros for a aid packa...   David Cameron named UK prime minister
May.1  Louisiana  Weather hampers oil slick clean-up
  Manhattan
May.2  Greece  Bailout worth $146 billion
May.3   Mumbai
 UN  Clinton faces off with Iran's leader
 New York  Man held over attempt to bomb T. Square
 Japan  Japan scraps US base move plan
May.4  New York  Bomb-plot suspect charged with terrorism
  Greece
May.5   Athens
 Nigeria  President Yar'Adua has died
May.6  Somalia  Russian marines storm hijacked oil tanker
  London
May.7  London  Tories and Lib Dems in deal talks
May.8  Louisiana  Setback in oil containment bid
 Siberia  Mine blasts kill 11, trap dozens more
May.9  European Union  Volcanic ash cloud disrupts flights
  Belgium
May.10  Karachi  Airport stops man with circuits in shoes
 London  Brown 'stepping down as Labour leader'
 Manila  Aquino's son holds lead in vote
May.11   London
  Cameron immediately began forming his coalition government, appointing several Liberal Democrat leaders to Cabinet posts.    Lib Dems leader Nick Clegg, who was named deputy PM, announced his party's agreement into enter...
 Siberia  52 dead in coal mine blasts
 China  Seven children killed at Chinese school
May.12   Libya
  92 passengers and 11 crew members were killed. An 8-year-old boy who is a Dutch citizen is the sole survivor of a deadly Afriqiyah Airways crash.    Ruben van Assouw, suffered multiple fractures in his lower lim...
 London  Cameron coalition team in cabinet meeting  House of Representatives  Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'  Hamburg  Atletico win Europa League May.13   Thailand Red-shirt supporter Gen Khattiya shot  Thailand  Bangkok remains tense after fatal clashes May.14   Thailand Death toll rises amid red-shirt clashes  Thai troops are clashing with anti-government protesters in the capital, on a third day of violence that has killed at least 16 people  Sydney  Australia hails solo yachts girl May.15  London  Chelsea win Cup Double  Thailand  Protesters defy PM vow to end stand-off May.16   Northern England Ash closes airports in England, Ireland  Somalia  Rebels attack Somali parliament  Milan  Inter claim fifth title in a row  London  Ash cloud to close Heathrow and Gatwick  Thailand  Thai Red Shirt leader dies May.17  Tehran  Iran agrees Turkey nuclear deal  Thailand  Thai protesters defy evacuation order  China  Tycoon Huang Guangyu jailed for bribery  Kabul  Suicide car bombing kills 18 May.18   Thailand Army advances on Bangkok protest site  Thailand  Protesters killed in gunbattle  Afghanistan  Insurgents take aim at Bagram Air Base May.19  Thailand  Curfew after surrender of red-shirts   South Korea N. Korea responsible for sinking warship  Thailand  Government extends curfew May.20  U.S. Senate  Senate approves reforms of Wall Street May.21   Southern India Plane crash leaves about 160 dead   Only six or seven people had survived and were being treated in hospitals. The Air India Express' Boeing 737-800 was arriving from Dubai May.22  Southern India  Bodies recovered in India jet crash   Spain Inter are European champions May.23  Southern India  Cockpit voice recorder found at crash site  Jamaica  State of emergency in Kingston  South Korea  S. Korea suspends trade with N. Korea May.24  Australia  Australia expels Israeli diplomat   Jamaica Police storm stronghold of drugs lord   Jamaican security forces hunting for alleged drugs lord Christopher 'Dudus' Coke have stormed his Kingston stronghold  Washington  US toughens talk over Gulf spill May.25  Jamaica  Dozens killed in violence May.26  Argentina  Ex-model arrested on drug charges  Louisiana  BP says 'top kill' plug going to plan May.27   India 100 dead after 'sabotage' derails train   Rescue workers are trying to free survivors from the wreckage of a train in eastern India after a blast on the line  Louisiana  Work resumes to plug US oil well May.28  Lahore  80 dead in religious attacks  UN  UN push for nuclear-free Mid-East May.29  Louisiana  'Top kill' BP operation to halt oil leak fails   Guatemala Deadly storm hits Central America  Tropical Storm Agatha unleashed torrential rains over Guatemala, southeast Mexico and much of El Salvador, triggering flash floods and mudsl... May.30   Washington   Oil leak 'worst US environment disaster'   White House energy adviser Carol Browner: The Gulf of Mexico oil spill is the worst environmental disaster the US has faced   Colombia Ex-Minister Santos leads in vote   Gaza   Deaths as Israeli forces storm aid ship
  More than 10 people onboard a flotilla carrying aid for the Palestinian territory of Gaza were killed when security forces boarded the boats
 Armed forces boarded the largest vessel overnight, clashing with some of the 500 people on board' about 64 km out to sea. Israeli soldiers were shot at and attacked with weapons; the activists say Israeli troops came on board shooting. The activists were attempting to defy a blockade
May.31  Berlin  German president quits amid row  Afghanistan  Al Qaeda says No. 3 man has died  UN Security Council  Security Council meets on Israeli raid


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European Union
Bailout worth $146 billion
Three dead as Greek strike grows violent
Conservatives head for big gains
Tories and Lib Dems in deal talks
EU approves $560B crisis fund
Brown 'stepping down as Labour leader'
David Cameron named UK prime minister
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Ash closes airports in England, Ireland
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Bailout worth $146 billion
Tansport halts as strike extends
EU approves $560B crisis fund
Volcanic ash cloud disrupts flights
Ash closes airports in England, Ireland
Ash cloud to close Heathrow and Gatwick
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USA
Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'
Senate approves reforms of Wall Street
US toughens talk over Gulf spill
Suspected bomb found on Times Square
Bomb evidence from Times Square studied
Mayor: Failed car bomb was not al-Qaeda
Man held over attempt to bomb T. Square
Bomb-plot suspect charged with terrorism
Weather hampers oil slick clean-up
Setback in oil containment bid
Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'
US toughens talk over Gulf spill
BP says 'top kill' plug going to plan
Work resumes to plug US oil well
Oil leak 'worst US environment disaster'
Setback in oil containment bid
Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'
Senate approves reforms of Wall Street
US toughens talk over Gulf spill
BP says 'top kill' plug going to plan
Work resumes to plug US oil well
'Top kill' BP operation to halt oil leak fails
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Thailand
Red-shirt supporter Gen Khattiya shot
Bangkok remains tense after fatal clashes
Death toll rises amid red-shirt clashes
Protesters defy PM vow to end stand-off
Thai Red Shirt leader dies
Army advances on Bangkok protest site
Protesters killed in gunbattle
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Bangkok remains tense after fatal clashes
Death toll rises amid red-shirt clashes
Thai Red Shirt leader dies
Army advances on Bangkok protest site
Protesters killed in gunbattle
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United Kingdom
Conservatives head for big gains
Tories and Lib Dems in deal talks
Brown 'stepping down as Labour leader'
David Cameron named UK prime minister
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Ash closes airports in England, Ireland
Ash cloud to close Heathrow and Gatwick
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Pakistani man convicted for 2008 siege
100 dead after 'sabotage' derails train
Plane crash leaves about 160 dead
Bodies recovered in India jet crash
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Man held over attempt to bomb T. Square
Bomb-plot suspect charged with terrorism
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May.1  USA  Children's cold, allergy medicine recalled
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  Manhattan  
  Part of square has been sealed off in a security alert involving a suspected car bomb. Police removed bomb-making material, including propane tanks
 The alert was triggered when a police patrolman saw smoke coming from a black Nissan Pathfinder parked on 45th Street
 Greece  Greek leaders meet to discuss bail-out  Iran  Ahmadinejad blasts U.S. before visit

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May.2   Greece Bailout worth $146 billion
 New York  Bomb evidence from Times Square studied  Louisiana  Obama's sombre oil leak warning  New York  Mayor: Failed car bomb was not al-Qaeda

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May.3   Mumbai     Pakistani man convicted for 2008 siege
  Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, the only surviving gunman from a terror attack convicted Monday of murder, conspiracy and waging war on India
  UN     Clinton faces off with Iran's leader  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton faced off with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at UN nuclear conference, accusing Tehran of 'flouting the rules'  Louisiana  BP vows to clean up Gulf of Mexico oil slick   New York   Man held over attempt to bomb T. Square   US investigators have arrested of Pakistani origin in an attempted car bomb attack in New York City   Japan Japan scraps US base move plan
 Ireland  Flights banned in Ireland and parts of UK

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May.4  Athens  Greeks protest austerity measures   New York Bomb-plot suspect charged with terrorism
 Louisiana  Funnel plan to battle Gulf spill   Greece   Tansport halts as strike extends
  Trains, planes and ferries are at a standstill, as a general strike has been called across Greeece as protests against spending cuts and tax rises continue


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May.5   Athens   Three dead as Greek strike grows violent
Map of Athens
  Police sirens and tear gas filled the streets around parliament building after protests against government. 3 people dying in a fire inside a bank
 President warns the country is 'on the brink of the abyss'
  Nigeria   President Yar'Adua has died   Nigeria's ailing President Umaru Yar'Adua, who gave amnesty to armed militants in the troubled oil-rich Niger Delta region, died

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May.6   Somalia   Russian marines storm hijacked oil tanker  Marines have stormed a tanker hijacked by pirates in the Gulf of Aden, freeing its 23 man crew and cargo of oil to be worth up to $50 millio...  Greece  Greece approves austerity plan  Northeastern Brazil  Searchers zero in on Air France wreckage   London   Conservatives head for big gains
  The Conservatives are on course to be the largest party in a hung parliament, after nearly 200 election results.    David Cameron said it was 'clear that the Lab...
 Beijing  Kim Jong-il 'backs' nuclear talks

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May.7  London  Her majesty may have the final word   London Tories and Lib Dems in deal talks
 European Union  Eurozone approves Greece bail-out

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May.8  European Union  EU leaders seek to calm markets  Munich  Bayern win Bundesliga title  Spain  Ash cloud shuts Spanish airports   Louisiana Setback in oil containment bid
 London  Clegg meets Cameron for private talks   Siberia Mine blasts kill 11, trap dozens more  Washington  Obama 'very concerned' about Greece  Belgium  EU finance ministers to debate stabilisation  Aceh  Earthquake hits Indonesia's Aceh

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May.9   European Union     Volcanic ash cloud disrupts flights  Ash spewing from an Icelandic volcano prompted flight cancellations in parts of Europe again. Eurocontro expects 500 flights below average  Washington  'Pakistan Taliban' behind bomb plot  London  Eight-goal Chelsea claim title  Moscow  U.S., UK troops march through Moscow   Belgium   EU approves $560B crisis fund
  Europe's finance ministers approved in an emergency meeting a 'stabilization mechanism' that could provide 440 billion euros for a aid package
 The members of the single currency bloc will have access to 440bn euros of loan guarantees and 60bn euros of emergency European Commission funding. The IMF will also contribute up to 250bn euros
 Southern Philippines  Violence mars Philippines elections

May 10 ... more > Top ^

May.10   Karachi Airport stops man with circuits in shoes   London     Brown 'stepping down as Labour leader'   Gordon Brown has announced he will step down as party leader by September - as his party opens formal talks with the Lib Dems  Global  Shares and oil prices surge after EU deal   Manila Aquino's son holds lead in vote  London  Coalition talks reached 'crunch time'  U.S. Senate  Oil firms 'set for Senate clash'

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May.11   London     David Cameron named UK prime minister
  Cameron immediately began forming his coalition government, appointing several Liberal Democrat leaders to Cabinet posts
 Lib Dems leader Nick Clegg, who was named deputy PM, announced his party's agreement into entering such a partnership. Clegg sought to allay party members' concerns going into the arrangement
  Siberia   52 dead in coal mine blasts   The death toll from an accident has reached 52, with 38 people still missing. More than 80 survivors are currently in hospitals  Spain  Spain to unveil deep budget cuts   China   Seven children killed at Chinese school   Seven children were killed and at least 20 others wounded after an attack at a kindergarten in northwest China

May 12 ... more > Top ^

May.12   Libya   Child is sole Libya jet crash survivor Map of Tripoli Libya
  92 passengers and 11 crew members were killed. An 8-year-old boy who is a Dutch citizen is the sole survivor of a deadly Afriqiyah Airways crash
 Ruben van Assouw, suffered multiple fractures in his lower limbs and underwent an operation at Al Khadra Hospital in Tripoli
  London Cameron coalition team in cabinet meeting   House of Representatives     Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'  Congressional investigators believe the device meant to stop oil leaking from a Gulf of Mexico well after last month's rig explosion was fau...   Hamburg Atletico win Europa League  Thailand  Thailand delays cutting off protesters

May 13 ... more > Top ^

May.13   Thailand   Red-shirt supporter Gen Khattiya shot
  A renegade general who backs anti-government protesters has been shot, shortly after a deadline for troops to seal their protest camp passed
 Libya  70 from Holland died in Libya crash   Thailand Bangkok remains tense after fatal clashes


May 14 ... more > Top ^

May.14  Thailand  Deadly clashes, police besiege protesters  UN  UN head urges end to Bangkok clashes  Washington  Obama: No more cosying up to oil industry   Thailand   Death toll rises amid red-shirt clashes
  Thai troops are clashing with anti-government protesters in the capital, on a third day of violence that has killed at least 16 people
  Sydney   Australia hails solo yachts girl  Australians have gathered around harbour to welcome back Jessica Watson, 16, from her record round-the-world sailing adventure

May 15 ... more > Top ^

May.15   London Chelsea win Cup Double  Thailand  PM Abhisit in pledge to end protest   Thailand Protesters defy PM vow to end stand-off  Iran  French academic headed home from Iran

May 16 ... more > Top ^

May.16   Northern England     Ash closes airports in England, Ireland
  Airports in Manchester and Liverpool closed as a cloud of ash from a volcano moved east into England, but London airports were not affected
  Somalia     Rebels attack Somali parliament   At least 20 people were killed and 60 others wounded. Most of those killed were civilians who died inside the Bakara Market   Milan Inter claim fifth title in a row  Thailand  Thailand rejects UN-backed talks plan  Louisiana  BP: scheme to halt US oil leak working well   London     Ash cloud to close Heathrow and Gatwick   Britain's two busiest airports are to close shortly as a volcanic ash cloud drifts further south, threatening major disruption to thousands of...  Barcelona  Barca retain La Liga in style   Thailand   Thai Red Shirt leader dies  Maj. Gen. Khattiya Sawasdipol was a renegade general better known as Seh Daeng has died after being wounded by a sniper's bullet during prot...

May 17 ... more > Top ^

May.17   Tehran   Iran agrees Turkey nuclear deal   Iran has signed an agreement to send uranium abroad for enrichment after mediation talks in Tehran with Turkish and Brazilian leaders   Thailand Thai protesters defy evacuation order
 London  UK ash cloud restrictions easing  Washington  Obama to set up oil spill panel   China   Tycoon Huang Guangyu jailed for bribery  Huang Guangyu has been sentenced to 14 years in prison after being found guilty of bribery, insider trading and illegal business practices   Kabul Suicide car bombing kills 18  Greece  EU to give Greece first tranche of loan

May 18 ... more > Top ^

May.18   Thailand   Army advances on Bangkok protest site
  Military troops began entering a park, where thousands of opposition protesters have been camped out in defiance of an order to vacate the area
 UN Security Council  New Iran sanctions being tabled   Thailand   Protesters killed in gunbattle   At least two were killed during the gunbattle in a central Bangkok park where thousands had been camped out in defiance of a government orde...   Afghanistan Insurgents take aim at Bagram Air Base

May 19 ... more > Top ^

May.19   Thailand Curfew after surrender of red-shirts
 Moscow  No terror caused Polish plane crash   South Korea   N. Korea responsible for sinking warship Map of Seoul South Korea
  A North Korean submarine fired a torpedo that sunk the Cheonan, a South Korea warship in March, investigators announced in Seoul
  Thailand Government extends curfew

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May.20   U.S. Senate Senate approves reforms of Wall Street


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May.21  Berlin  Germans approve euro rescue plan  Sunni Triangle  Car bomb kills 22 in Iraq  Belgium  Ministers seek better crisis response   Southern India   Plane crash leaves about 160 dead
Map of Mangalore India
  Only six or seven people had survived and were being treated in hospitals. The Air India Express' Boeing 737-800 was arriving from Dubai
 Plane was lying on its belly amid thick foliage, with smoke billowing from the wreckage. Most of the plane has been burnt out
 Washington  US oil spill commission takes shape

May 22 ... more > Top ^

May.22   Southern India Bodies recovered in India jet crash
 Kabul  UK ministers 'united' on Afghanistan   Spain   Inter are European champions
  Jose Mourinho wrote his name into the history books as Diego Milito inspired Inter Milan to Champions League glory against Bayern Munich
 Southern India  Air India jet crash investigation begins  Southern India  World leaders pay tribute to crash victims

May 23 ... more > Top ^

May.23   Southern India Cockpit voice recorder found at crash site
 Cuba  Cuban prisoners 'win concessions'   Jamaica State of emergency in Kingston  Chicago  Blackhawks ousted Sharks  Louisiana  US warns it may 'push BP aside  Iceland  Eyjafjallajokull volcano reduces activity   South Korea   S. Korea suspends trade with N. Korea   South Korea is suspending trade with North Korea, closing its waters to the North's ships and adopting a newly aggressive military posture

May 24 ... more > Top ^

May.24   Australia Australia expels Israeli diplomat
  Jamaica   Police storm stronghold of drugs lord Map of Kingston Jamaica
  Jamaican security forces hunting for alleged drugs lord Christopher 'Dudus' Coke have stormed his Kingston stronghold
  Washington US toughens talk over Gulf spill  Germany  Czech Republic wins World hockey  Washington  Feds tell BP to cut use of oil dispersants

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May.25   Jamaica Dozens killed in violence


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May.26   Argentina Ex-model arrested on drug charges
 Jamaica  Jamaicans unnerved after unrest   Louisiana BP says 'top kill' plug going to plan

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May.27  North Korea  N. Korea warns of 'all-out war'   India   100 dead after 'sabotage' derails train
Map of West Bengal India
  Rescue workers are trying to free survivors from the wreckage of a train in eastern India after a blast on the line
 A Calcutta-Mumbai passenger train derailed overnight where a section of track had been removed. The blast hurled a passenger train into the path of a goods train speeding in the opposite direction in West Midnapore. The area is known to be a Maoist stronghold
  Louisiana     Work resumes to plug US oil well  BP resumes its operation to plug the Gulf of Mexico oil leak as US President Barack Obama defends his handling of the disaster

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May.28   Lahore   80 dead in religious attacks   Attacks with bombs and firearms, targeting houses of worship for Ahmadi, a persecuted religious minority, killed at least 80 people  Geneva  Football: France will stage Euro 2016  Louisiana  Obama to triple oil response manpower   UN UN push for nuclear-free Mid-East
 Boston  Celtics back in NBA finals

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May.29  Jamaica  Hunt for drug suspect to resume  Jerusalem  Israel rejects nuclear talks plan   Louisiana 'Top kill' BP operation to halt oil leak fails
  Guatemala   Deadly storm hits Central America
  Tropical Storm Agatha unleashed torrential rains over Guatemala, southeast Mexico and much of El Salvador, triggering flash floods and mudslides
 Arizona  Lakers finish off Suns

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May.30   Washington     Oil leak 'worst US environment disaster'
Map of White House USA
  White House energy adviser Carol Browner: The Gulf of Mexico oil spill is the worst environmental disaster the US has faced
 Thailand  Thailand may lift state of emergency   Colombia   Ex-Minister Santos leads in vote
  Partial results from presidential poll are giving a clear lead to former Defence Minister Juan Manuel Santos.    Santos - who is supported by incumbent Alvaro ...
 El Salvador  Storm kills 6 in El Salvador  Louisiana  'Well control' problems reported in March   Gaza     Deaths as Israeli forces storm aid ship
  More than 10 people onboard a flotilla carrying aid for the Palestinian territory of Gaza were killed when security forces boarded the boats
 Armed forces boarded the largest vessel overnight, clashing with some of the 500 people on board' about 64 km out to sea. Israeli soldiers were shot at and attacked with weapons; the activists say Israeli troops came on board shooting. The activists were attempting to defy a blockade


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May.31   Berlin German president quits amid row  Gaza  Commando: Activists 'beat us up'  Jerusalem  Israeli PM 'regrets' deaths   Afghanistan Al Qaeda says No. 3 man has died   UN Security Council Security Council meets on Israeli raid


Japan scraps US base move plan Russian marines storm hijacked oil tanker  Marines have stormed a tanker hijacked by pirates in the Gulf of Aden, freeing its 23 man crew and cargo of oil to be worth up to $50 millio...   Rebels attack Somali parliament   At least 20 people were killed and 60 others wounded. Most of those killed were civilians who died inside the Bakara Market Suicide car bombing kills 18 Army advances on Bangkok protest site




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May.3   Japan
May.6   Somalia
May.9  Moscow  U.S., UK troops march through Moscow
May.16   Somalia
May.17   Kabul
May.18   Thailand
  Military troops began entering a park, where thousands of opposition protesters have been camped out in defiance of an order to vacate the area
May.18   Afghanistan Insurgents take aim at Bagram Air Base
May.19   South Korea N. Korea responsible for sinking warship Map of Seoul South Korea
  A North Korean submarine fired a torpedo that sunk the Cheonan, a South Korea warship in March, investigators announced in Seoul
May.27  North Korea  N. Korea warns of 'all-out war' May.28   UN UN push for nuclear-free Mid-East May.30   Gaza   Deaths as Israeli forces storm aid ship
  More than 10 people onboard a flotilla carrying aid for the Palestinian territory of Gaza were killed when security forces boarded the boats
 Armed forces boarded the largest vessel overnight, clashing with some of the 500 people on board' about 64 km out to sea. Israeli soldiers were shot at and attacked with weapons; the activists say Israeli troops came on board shooting. The activists were attempting to defy a blockade
May.31  Jerusalem  Israeli PM 'regrets' deaths



World, May 2010 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2010 May.1   Louisiana Weather hampers oil slick clean-up
May.2  Louisiana  Obama's sombre oil leak warning May.3  Louisiana  BP vows to clean up Gulf of Mexico oil slick May.3  Ireland  Flights banned in Ireland and parts of UK May.4  Louisiana  Funnel plan to battle Gulf spill May.6  Northeastern Brazil  Searchers zero in on Air France wreckage May.8  Spain  Ash cloud shuts Spanish airports May.8   Louisiana Setback in oil containment bid May.8   Siberia Mine blasts kill 11, trap dozens more May.8  Aceh  Earthquake hits Indonesia's Aceh May.9   European Union   Volcanic ash cloud disrupts flights  Ash spewing from an Icelandic volcano prompted flight cancellations in parts of Europe again. Eurocontro expects 500 flights below average May.10  U.S. Senate  Oil firms 'set for Senate clash' May.11   Siberia 52 dead in coal mine blasts   The death toll from an accident has reached 52, with 38 people still missing. More than 80 survivors are currently in hospitals May.12   Libya Child is sole Libya jet crash survivor Map of Tripoli Libya
  92 passengers and 11 crew members were killed. An 8-year-old boy who is a Dutch citizen is the sole survivor of a deadly Afriqiyah Airways crash
 Ruben van Assouw, suffered multiple fractures in his lower limbs and underwent an operation at Al Khadra Hospital in Tripoli
May.12   House of Representatives   Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'  Congressional investigators believe the device meant to stop oil leaking from a Gulf of Mexico well after last month's rig explosion was fau... May.13  Libya  70 from Holland died in Libya crash May.16   Northern England   Ash closes airports in England, Ireland
  Airports in Manchester and Liverpool closed as a cloud of ash from a volcano moved east into England, but London airports were not affected
May.16  Louisiana  BP: scheme to halt US oil leak working well May.16   London   Ash cloud to close Heathrow and Gatwick   Britain's two busiest airports are to close shortly as a volcanic ash cloud drifts further south, threatening major disruption to thousands of... May.17  London  UK ash cloud restrictions easing May.17  Washington  Obama to set up oil spill panel May.19  Moscow  No terror caused Polish plane crash May.21   Southern India Plane crash leaves about 160 dead
Map of Mangalore India
  Only six or seven people had survived and were being treated in hospitals. The Air India Express' Boeing 737-800 was arriving from Dubai
 Plane was lying on its belly amid thick foliage, with smoke billowing from the wreckage. Most of the plane has been burnt out
May.21  Washington  US oil spill commission takes shape May.22   Southern India Bodies recovered in India jet crash May.22  Southern India  Air India jet crash investigation begins May.22  Southern India  World leaders pay tribute to crash victims May.23   Southern India Cockpit voice recorder found at crash site May.23  Louisiana  US warns it may 'push BP aside May.23  Iceland  Eyjafjallajokull volcano reduces activity May.24   Washington US toughens talk over Gulf spill May.24  Washington  Feds tell BP to cut use of oil dispersants May.26   Louisiana BP says 'top kill' plug going to plan May.27   India 100 dead after 'sabotage' derails train
Map of West Bengal India
  Rescue workers are trying to free survivors from the wreckage of a train in eastern India after a blast on the line
 A Calcutta-Mumbai passenger train derailed overnight where a section of track had been removed. The blast hurled a passenger train into the path of a goods train speeding in the opposite direction in West Midnapore. The area is known to be a Maoist stronghold
May.27   Louisiana   Work resumes to plug US oil well  BP resumes its operation to plug the Gulf of Mexico oil leak as US President Barack Obama defends his handling of the disaster May.28  Louisiana  Obama to triple oil response manpower May.29   Louisiana 'Top kill' BP operation to halt oil leak fails May.29   Guatemala Deadly storm hits Central America
  Tropical Storm Agatha unleashed torrential rains over Guatemala, southeast Mexico and much of El Salvador, triggering flash floods and mudslides
May.30   Washington   Oil leak 'worst US environment disaster'
Map of White House USA
  White House energy adviser Carol Browner: The Gulf of Mexico oil spill is the worst environmental disaster the US has faced
May.30  El Salvador  Storm kills 6 in El Salvador May.30  Louisiana  'Well control' problems reported in March



World, May 2010 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2010 May.8  Munich  Bayern win Bundesliga title May.9  London  Eight-goal Chelsea claim title May.12   Hamburg Atletico win Europa League
May.14   Sydney Australia hails solo yachts girl  Australians have gathered around harbour to welcome back Jessica Watson, 16, from her record round-the-world sailing adventure May.15   London Chelsea win Cup Double May.16   Milan Inter claim fifth title in a row May.16  Barcelona  Barca retain La Liga in style May.22   Spain Inter are European champions
  Jose Mourinho wrote his name into the history books as Diego Milito inspired Inter Milan to Champions League glory against Bayern Munich
May.23  Chicago  Blackhawks ousted Sharks May.24  Germany  Czech Republic wins World hockey May.28  Geneva  Football: France will stage Euro 2016 May.28  Boston  Celtics back in NBA finals May.29  Arizona  Lakers finish off Suns



World, May 2010 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2010 May.1  USA  Children's cold, allergy medicine recalled May.1   Louisiana Weather hampers oil slick clean-up
May.1  Greece  Greek leaders meet to discuss bail-out May.2   Greece Bailout worth $146 billion May.2  Louisiana  Obama's sombre oil leak warning May.3  Louisiana  BP vows to clean up Gulf of Mexico oil slick May.3  Ireland  Flights banned in Ireland and parts of UK May.4  Athens  Greeks protest austerity measures May.4  Louisiana  Funnel plan to battle Gulf spill May.4   Greece Tansport halts as strike extends
  Trains, planes and ferries are at a standstill, as a general strike has been called across Greeece as protests against spending cuts and tax rises continue
May.6  Greece  Greece approves austerity plan May.7  European Union  Eurozone approves Greece bail-out May.8  European Union  EU leaders seek to calm markets May.8   Louisiana Setback in oil containment bid
May.8  Belgium  EU finance ministers to debate stabilisation May.9   European Union   Volcanic ash cloud disrupts flights  Ash spewing from an Icelandic volcano prompted flight cancellations in parts of Europe again. Eurocontro expects 500 flights below average May.9  Moscow  U.S., UK troops march through Moscow May.9   Belgium EU approves $560B crisis fund
  Europe's finance ministers approved in an emergency meeting a 'stabilization mechanism' that could provide 440 billion euros for a aid package
 The members of the single currency bloc will have access to 440bn euros of loan guarantees and 60bn euros of emergency European Commission funding. The IMF will also contribute up to 250bn euros
May.10  Global  Shares and oil prices surge after EU deal May.10  U.S. Senate  Oil firms 'set for Senate clash' May.11  Spain  Spain to unveil deep budget cuts May.12   House of Representatives   Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'  Congressional investigators believe the device meant to stop oil leaking from a Gulf of Mexico well after last month's rig explosion was fau... May.14  Washington  Obama: No more cosying up to oil industry May.16   Northern England   Ash closes airports in England, Ireland
  Airports in Manchester and Liverpool closed as a cloud of ash from a volcano moved east into England, but London airports were not affected
May.16  Louisiana  BP: scheme to halt US oil leak working well May.16   London   Ash cloud to close Heathrow and Gatwick   Britain's two busiest airports are to close shortly as a volcanic ash cloud drifts further south, threatening major disruption to thousands of... May.17  London  UK ash cloud restrictions easing May.17  Washington  Obama to set up oil spill panel May.17   China Tycoon Huang Guangyu jailed for bribery  Huang Guangyu has been sentenced to 14 years in prison after being found guilty of bribery, insider trading and illegal business practices May.17  Greece  EU to give Greece first tranche of loan May.20   U.S. Senate Senate approves reforms of Wall Street May.21  Berlin  Germans approve euro rescue plan May.21  Belgium  Ministers seek better crisis response May.23  Louisiana  US warns it may 'push BP aside May.23   South Korea S. Korea suspends trade with N. Korea   South Korea is suspending trade with North Korea, closing its waters to the North's ships and adopting a newly aggressive military posture May.24   Washington US toughens talk over Gulf spill May.24  Washington  Feds tell BP to cut use of oil dispersants May.26   Louisiana BP says 'top kill' plug going to plan May.27   Louisiana   Work resumes to plug US oil well  BP resumes its operation to plug the Gulf of Mexico oil leak as US President Barack Obama defends his handling of the disaster May.29   Louisiana 'Top kill' BP operation to halt oil leak fails May.30  Louisiana  'Well control' problems reported in March



World, May 2010 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2010 May.1   Manhattan   Suspected bomb found on Times Square
Map of Manhattan
  Part of square has been sealed off in a security alert involving a suspected car bomb. Police removed bomb-making material, including propane tanks
 The alert was triggered when a police patrolman saw smoke coming from a black Nissan Pathfinder parked on 45th Street
May.2  New York  Bomb evidence from Times Square studied May.2  New York  Mayor: Failed car bomb was not al-Qaeda May.3   Mumbai   Pakistani man convicted for 2008 siege
  Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, the only surviving gunman from a terror attack convicted Monday of murder, conspiracy and waging war on India
May.3   New York Man held over attempt to bomb T. Square   US investigators have arrested of Pakistani origin in an attempted car bomb attack in New York City May.4   New York Bomb-plot suspect charged with terrorism
May.6   Somalia Russian marines storm hijacked oil tanker  Marines have stormed a tanker hijacked by pirates in the Gulf of Aden, freeing its 23 man crew and cargo of oil to be worth up to $50 millio... May.9  Washington  'Pakistan Taliban' behind bomb plot May.9  Southern Philippines  Violence mars Philippines elections May.10   Karachi Airport stops man with circuits in shoes May.11   China Seven children killed at Chinese school   Seven children were killed and at least 20 others wounded after an attack at a kindergarten in northwest China May.17   China Tycoon Huang Guangyu jailed for bribery  Huang Guangyu has been sentenced to 14 years in prison after being found guilty of bribery, insider trading and illegal business practices May.17   Kabul Suicide car bombing kills 18 May.21  Sunni Triangle  Car bomb kills 22 in Iraq May.23  Cuba  Cuban prisoners 'win concessions' May.23   Jamaica State of emergency in Kingston May.24   Jamaica Police storm stronghold of drugs lord Map of Kingston Jamaica
  Jamaican security forces hunting for alleged drugs lord Christopher 'Dudus' Coke have stormed his Kingston stronghold
May.25   Jamaica Dozens killed in violence May.26   Argentina Ex-model arrested on drug charges May.26  Jamaica  Jamaicans unnerved after unrest May.27   India 100 dead after 'sabotage' derails train Map of West Bengal India
  Rescue workers are trying to free survivors from the wreckage of a train in eastern India after a blast on the line
 A Calcutta-Mumbai passenger train derailed overnight where a section of track had been removed. The blast hurled a passenger train into the path of a goods train speeding in the opposite direction in West Midnapore. The area is known to be a Maoist stronghold
May.28   Lahore 80 dead in religious attacks   Attacks with bombs and firearms, targeting houses of worship for Ahmadi, a persecuted religious minority, killed at least 80 people May.29  Jamaica  Hunt for drug suspect to resume May.31   Afghanistan Al Qaeda says No. 3 man has died



World, May 2010 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2010 May.1  Greece  Greek leaders meet to discuss bail-out May.1  Iran  Ahmadinejad blasts U.S. before visit May.2   Greece Bailout worth $146 billion
May.2  Louisiana  Obama's sombre oil leak warning May.3   UN   Clinton faces off with Iran's leader  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton faced off with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at UN nuclear conference, accusing Tehran of 'flouting the rules' May.3   Japan Japan scraps US base move plan May.4  Athens  Greeks protest austerity measures May.5   Athens Three dead as Greek strike grows violent Map of Athens
  Police sirens and tear gas filled the streets around parliament building after protests against government. 3 people dying in a fire inside a bank
 President warns the country is 'on the brink of the abyss'
May.5   Nigeria President Yar'Adua has died   Nigeria's ailing President Umaru Yar'Adua, who gave amnesty to armed militants in the troubled oil-rich Niger Delta region, died May.6  Greece  Greece approves austerity plan May.6   London Conservatives head for big gains
  The Conservatives are on course to be the largest party in a hung parliament, after nearly 200 election results.    David Cameron said it was 'clear that the Lab...
May.6  Beijing  Kim Jong-il 'backs' nuclear talks May.7  London  Her majesty may have the final word May.7   London Tories and Lib Dems in deal talks
May.7  European Union  Eurozone approves Greece bail-out May.8  European Union  EU leaders seek to calm markets May.8  London  Clegg meets Cameron for private talks May.8  Washington  Obama 'very concerned' about Greece May.9   Belgium EU approves $560B crisis fund
  Europe's finance ministers approved in an emergency meeting a 'stabilization mechanism' that could provide 440 billion euros for a aid package
 The members of the single currency bloc will have access to 440bn euros of loan guarantees and 60bn euros of emergency European Commission funding. The IMF will also contribute up to 250bn euros
May.9  Southern Philippines  Violence mars Philippines elections May.10   London   Brown 'stepping down as Labour leader'   Gordon Brown has announced he will step down as party leader by September - as his party opens formal talks with the Lib Dems May.10   Manila Aquino's son holds lead in vote
May.10  London  Coalition talks reached 'crunch time' May.10  U.S. Senate  Oil firms 'set for Senate clash' May.11   London   David Cameron named UK prime minister
  Cameron immediately began forming his coalition government, appointing several Liberal Democrat leaders to Cabinet posts
 Lib Dems leader Nick Clegg, who was named deputy PM, announced his party's agreement into entering such a partnership. Clegg sought to allay party members' concerns going into the arrangement
May.11  Spain  Spain to unveil deep budget cuts May.12   London Cameron coalition team in cabinet meeting
May.12   House of Representatives   Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'  Congressional investigators believe the device meant to stop oil leaking from a Gulf of Mexico well after last month's rig explosion was fau... May.12  Thailand  Thailand delays cutting off protesters May.13   Thailand Red-shirt supporter Gen Khattiya shot
  A renegade general who backs anti-government protesters has been shot, shortly after a deadline for troops to seal their protest camp passed
May.13   Thailand Bangkok remains tense after fatal clashes May.14  Thailand  Deadly clashes, police besiege protesters May.14  UN  UN head urges end to Bangkok clashes May.14  Washington  Obama: No more cosying up to oil industry May.14   Thailand Death toll rises amid red-shirt clashes
  Thai troops are clashing with anti-government protesters in the capital, on a third day of violence that has killed at least 16 people
May.15  Thailand  PM Abhisit in pledge to end protest May.15   Thailand Protesters defy PM vow to end stand-off May.15  Iran  French academic headed home from Iran May.16   Somalia   Rebels attack Somali parliament   At least 20 people were killed and 60 others wounded. Most of those killed were civilians who died inside the Bakara Market May.16  Thailand  Thailand rejects UN-backed talks plan May.16   Thailand Thai Red Shirt leader dies  Maj. Gen. Khattiya Sawasdipol was a renegade general better known as Seh Daeng has died after being wounded by a sniper's bullet during prot... May.17   Tehran Iran agrees Turkey nuclear deal   Iran has signed an agreement to send uranium abroad for enrichment after mediation talks in Tehran with Turkish and Brazilian leaders May.17   Thailand Thai protesters defy evacuation order May.17  Washington  Obama to set up oil spill panel May.17  Greece  EU to give Greece first tranche of loan May.18   Thailand Army advances on Bangkok protest site
  Military troops began entering a park, where thousands of opposition protesters have been camped out in defiance of an order to vacate the area
May.18  UN Security Council  New Iran sanctions being tabled May.18   Thailand Protesters killed in gunbattle   At least two were killed during the gunbattle in a central Bangkok park where thousands had been camped out in defiance of a government orde... May.19   Thailand Curfew after surrender of red-shirts May.19   South Korea N. Korea responsible for sinking warship Map of Seoul South Korea
  A North Korean submarine fired a torpedo that sunk the Cheonan, a South Korea warship in March, investigators announced in Seoul
May.19   Thailand Government extends curfew May.20   U.S. Senate Senate approves reforms of Wall Street May.21  Berlin  Germans approve euro rescue plan May.21  Belgium  Ministers seek better crisis response May.21  Washington  US oil spill commission takes shape May.22  Kabul  UK ministers 'united' on Afghanistan May.22  Southern India  World leaders pay tribute to crash victims May.23  Cuba  Cuban prisoners 'win concessions' May.23   Jamaica State of emergency in Kingston May.23  Louisiana  US warns it may 'push BP aside May.23   South Korea S. Korea suspends trade with N. Korea   South Korea is suspending trade with North Korea, closing its waters to the North's ships and adopting a newly aggressive military posture May.24   Australia Australia expels Israeli diplomat May.24   Washington US toughens talk over Gulf spill May.27  North Korea  N. Korea warns of 'all-out war' May.28   UN UN push for nuclear-free Mid-East May.29  Jerusalem  Israel rejects nuclear talks plan May.30  Thailand  Thailand may lift state of emergency May.30   Colombia Ex-Minister Santos leads in vote
  Partial results from presidential poll are giving a clear lead to former Defence Minister Juan Manuel Santos.    Santos - who is supported by incumbent Alvaro ...
May.30   Gaza   Deaths as Israeli forces storm aid ship
  More than 10 people onboard a flotilla carrying aid for the Palestinian territory of Gaza were killed when security forces boarded the boats
 Armed forces boarded the largest vessel overnight, clashing with some of the 500 people on board' about 64 km out to sea. Israeli soldiers were shot at and attacked with weapons; the activists say Israeli troops came on board shooting. The activists were attempting to defy a blockade
May.31   Berlin German president quits amid row May.31  Gaza  Commando: Activists 'beat us up' May.31  Jerusalem  Israeli PM 'regrets' deaths May.31   UN Security Council Security Council meets on Israeli raid