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B. 06-01 Park protests spread across Turkey Ankara, Turkey
C. 06-03 Explosion, fire reportedly kill 119 at poultry plant Jilin, Northeast China
D. 06-05 Syrian regime captures crucial city of Qusayr Qusayr, Syria
4. 06-06 US agency 'collecting phone records' USA
F. 06-07 Xi Jinping joins Obama for summit Palm Springs, Southern California
G. 06-07 Nelson Mandela back in hospital Pretoria, South Africa
06-10 US spy leaker 'defending liberty' Hong Kong
I. 06-11 Tear gas clouds fill Taksim Square
J. 06-11 Greece suspends state broadcaster Greece

Summary.     Click for More > Tear gas clouds fill Taksim Square   The square and park erupted in chorus, with tear gas canisters and water cannons from police met by firework and defiant chanting from prote... Greece suspends state broadcaster Floods sweep through Central Europe   White House: Syria crosses 'red line'   Syria used sarin gas, against rebels, a move that is prompting the U.S. to increase the 'scale and scope' of its support for the opposition Hassan Rouhani wins Iran election
Park protests spread across Turkey Explosion, fire reportedly kill 119 at poultry plant Syrian regime captures crucial city of Qusayr US agency 'collecting phone records' Xi Jinping joins Obama for summit Nelson Mandela back in hospital   US spy leaker 'defending liberty'
Jun.1  Istanbul  Protesters pack Istanbul square
  Turkey
Jun.2  Istanbul  Protesters hold Istanbul square after clashes
Jun.3   Northeast China
Jun.4  Turkey  Turkey apology to wounded protesters
 Paris  Syrian regime 'used sarin' - France
 Istanbul  Turkey protests resume after apology
Jun.5   Syria
 North Korea  Two Koreas 'agree Kaesong talks'
Jun.6   USA
 Istanbul  Park plans at center of protests will go forward, PM says
Jun.7   Southern California
 Southern China  Dozens dead in China bus fire
  South Africa
Jun.8  South Korea  Officials from two Koreas hold talks
 Southern California  Obama-Xi summit 'constructive'
Jun.9  Paris  Nadal beats Ferrer to win eighth French Open title
 USA  US surveillance leak source revealed
 Kabul  Explosions and gunfire heard near Kabul airport
Jun.10   Hong Kong
  Edward Snowden, ex-CIA employee has said he acted to 'protect basic liberties for people around the world' in leaking details of US surveillance
 Edward Snowden, 29, was revealed as the source of the leaks at his own request by the Guardian newspaper. Snowden, who has fled to Hong Kong, said he had an 'obligation to help free people from oppression'
 Hong Kong  US spy leaker Edward Snowden 'missing' in Hong Kong
 Istanbul  Riot police enter Taksim Square
Jun.11   Istanbul
  Greece
 Microsoft  Tech firms urge security transparency
Jun.12  Istanbul  Turkey's protest leaders bail out of talks
  Eastern Germany
 Turkey  Turkey 'may hold referendum on park'
Jun.13   Washington
 Turkey  Turkish PM meets park protesters
Jun.14  Iran  Iran's leader jabs US as presidential vote begins
 Tehran  Early vote count in Iran gives Rowhani wide lead
Jun.15   Iran
  Reformist-backed cleric Hassan Rouhani has won Iran's presidential election, securing just over 50% of the vote and so avoiding the need for a run-off.    Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf was well behind in second place. Turnout was at 72...
 West Pakistan  Gunmen storm Pakistan hospital  Istanbul  Police clear Istanbul's Gezi Park  North Korea  NKorea proposes talks with Washington Jun.17  Montreal  Mayor of Montreal arrested   Sao Paulo Protests spread throughout Brazil
  Tens of thousands of people marched through Sao Paulo, as protests spread over rising transport prices and the cost of staging the World Cup
  Northern Ireland Obama and Putin push Syria G8 summit Jun.18   Qatar US, Taliban to hold Afghanistan peace talks in Qatar Jun.19  Kabul  Afghan government pulls out of talks  Rome  Sopranos actor James Gandolfini dies  India  Pilgrims stranded by floods in India, deaths could rise Jun.20  Afghanistan  Taliban offer to free US soldier in exchange for Guantanamo prisoners  Western Canada  Flooding in Canada may force 100,000 from homes  Miami  LeBron leads Heat to title Jun.21   India   Death toll in Uttarakhand 'passes 500'   The death toll from flooding and landslides following heavy monsoon rains in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand has passed 500  Brazil  Brazil president announces reforms  Syria  Syrian rebel commander says they have new weapons Jun.22   Qatar Syria rebels to get 'urgent support'   Western Canada Floods kill 3, force 75,000 from homes in Calgary  Pakistan  Gunmen 'kill 10 tourists' in Kashmir  Hong Kong  Edward Snowden leaves Hong Kong on Moscow flight Jun.23   South Africa Mandela critically ill in hospital Jun.24   Milan   Berlusconi convicted in sex trial   Italy's former PM Silvio Berlusconi has been sentenced to seven years in jail and banned from public office for having sex with an underage ...  Washington  Washington voices anger over Snowden  Kabul  Afghan presidential palace attacked  Boston  Blackhawks stage late rally to win Stanley Cup Jun.25  Moscow  Snowden 'still in Moscow airport Jun.26   U.S. Supreme Court Historic US rulings for gay marriage   The US Supreme Court has struck down a law denying federal benefits to gay couples and cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California  Australia  Rudd sworn in as Australian prime minister Jun.27  South Africa  Mandela critical, but his health improved overnight  U.S. Senate  US Senate passes immigration reform Jun.29  South Africa  Obama praises Mandela 'inspiration' Jun.30  Croatia  Croatia becomes 28th member of European Union   Arizona 19 Firefighters die in Arizona wildfire   At least 19 US firefighters have been killed battling a wildfire in central Arizona while fighting the blaze threatening the town of Yarnell  Cairo  Egypt protesters gather to call for Morsi's ouster  Rio de Janeiro  Brazil lift Confederations Cup



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Jun.1   Istanbul
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  Police have clashed with protesters in the capital and in Istanbul, on the 2nd day of unrest sparked by plans to build a shopping centre on a city park
 Syria  Red Cross 'alarmed' over Syria town  Turkey  Turkey assesses protest damage

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Jun.2   Istanbul   Protesters hold Istanbul square after clashes   Demonstrators remained in control of Taksim Square after Turkish security forces abandoned the district following 36 hours of vicious clashe...  Cairo  Egypt court rules Islamist-dominated legislature illegally elected

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Jun.3  Mid-Atlantic states  Manning 'harvested secret documents'   Northeast China   Explosion, fire reportedly kill 119 at poultry plant
Map of Jilin China
  An early morning fire at a poultry processing plant in northeast China killed at least 119 people. Another 54 workers were injured.
 Miami  Heat off to Finals, beat Pacers 99-76

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Jun.4   Turkey   Turkey apology to wounded protesters   Deputy PM Bulent Arinc has apologised to protesters injured in demonstrations opposing the demolition of an Istanbul park  India  US tourist gang-raped in India   Paris Syrian regime 'used sarin' - France
  Istanbul Turkey protests resume after apology

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Jun.5   Syria   Syrian regime captures crucial city of Qusayr
Map of Qusayr Syria
  Syrian government forces seized control Wednesday of the strategically important border city, which had been the site of nearly seven weeks of fighting.    State TV said a large number of rebels had died and many others had surre...
 Washington  US condemns Syrian siege of Qusair   North Korea Two Koreas 'agree Kaesong talks'

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Jun.6   USA   US agency 'collecting phone records'
  The US National Security Agency (NSA) is collecting the telephone records of tens of millions of Americans, according to the Guardian newspaper
 Northern Israel  Israeli tanks move to Golan Heights' border   Istanbul Park plans at center of protests will go forward, PM says
 Moscow  Vladimir Putin and wife Lyudmila divorce  Washington  US clarifies internet tapping policy

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Jun.7  Washington  US economy adds 175,000 jobs in May   Southern California     Xi Jinping joins Obama for summit
Map of Palm Springs USA
  Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Barack Obama have begun a two-day summit in California.    The two leaders shook hands under a shaded walkway at the Sunnylands estate. ...
  Southern China Dozens dead in China bus fire  Syria  Syrian troops capture central villages  Paris  Nadal edges Djokovic in epic   South Africa     Nelson Mandela back in hospital Map of Pretoria South Africa
  Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital with a lung infection, the office of South African President Jacob Zuma says


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Jun.8  Paris  Williams clinches French Open title  Afghanistan  Afghan 'insider attack' kills troops  Southern California  Obama-Xi talks focus on economy   South Korea     Officials from two Koreas hold talks   Officials from North and South Korea are holding their first government-level talks in more than two years   Southern California Obama-Xi summit 'constructive'
 Australia  Boat with up to 60 migrants sinks en route to Australia

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Jun.9   Paris   Nadal beats Ferrer to win eighth French Open title  Rafael Nadal, 27, came through 6-3 6-2 6-3 to reaffirm his dominance on clay, and further elevate himself among the greats of the sport  Libya  Libya army chief of staff 'resigns'  Eastern Germany  Dam breaks near Magdeburg as Hungary floods recede   USA     US surveillance leak source revealed   Edward Snowden, 29, , ex-CIA technical worker has been identified by the Guardian as the source of leaks about US surveillance programs   Kabul Explosions and gunfire heard near Kabul airport
 South Korea  Two Koreas agree to high-level talks

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Jun.10  Mosul  36 dead, dozens injured in Iraq car bomb attacks   Hong Kong     US spy leaker 'defending liberty'
  Edward Snowden, ex-CIA employee has said he acted to 'protect basic liberties for people around the world' in leaking details of US surveillance
 Edward Snowden, 29, was revealed as the source of the leaks at his own request by the Guardian newspaper. Snowden, who has fled to Hong Kong, said he had an 'obligation to help free people from oppression'
  Hong Kong US spy leaker Edward Snowden 'missing' in Hong Kong
  Istanbul Riot police enter Taksim Square  Iran  Reformist Aref quits Iran race

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Jun.11  European Union  Europe alarmed by US surveillance  China  Chinese spaceship blasts off from Gobi Desert   Istanbul   Tear gas clouds fill Taksim Square
Map of Taksim Square Istanbul Turkey
  The square and park erupted in chorus, with tear gas canisters and water cannons from police met by firework and defiant chanting from protesters
  Greece     Greece suspends state broadcaster
  The Greek government has shut down the public broadcaster ERT, calling it a 'haven of waste'
  Microsoft   Tech firms urge security transparency   Google, Facebook and Microsoft have asked the government to allow them to disclose the security requests they receive for handing over user ...  Istanbul  Clashes continue despite PM's warning  Japan  Oldest man in history dies at 116

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Jun.12   Istanbul Turkey's protest leaders bail out of talks
 Hong Kong  Snowden 'vows to fight extradition'   Eastern Germany   Floods sweep through Central Europe Map of Saxony Germany
  Floods continued to devastate communities alongside the surging River Elbe in Germany's northeastern Saxony-Anhalt state
 U.S. Senate  US spy data 'prevented attacks'   Turkey Turkey 'may hold referendum on park'  UN  UN condemns Syria children killings

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Jun.13  U.S. Senate  NSA chief in rare Senate briefing  London  Queen's portrait defaced in abbey  Istanbul  Gezi Park reeks, Turkish prime minister says   Washington     White House: Syria crosses 'red line'
  Syria used sarin gas, against rebels, a move that is prompting the U.S. to increase the 'scale and scope' of its support for the opposition
 Syrian forces under President Bashar al-Assad have used chemical weapons 'on a small scale' against the opposition rebels
 Iran  Iranians to vote in key presidential elections   Turkey     Turkish PM meets park protesters   Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has held talks with members of a key protest group, hours after issuing a 'final warning' to demonstrators

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Jun.14   Iran Iran's leader jabs US as presidential vote begins
 Syria  Syria condemns chemical weapon 'lie'  Iran  Presidential polls close in Iran   Tehran Early vote count in Iran gives Rowhani wide lead

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Jun.15   Iran   Hassan Rouhani wins Iran election
  Reformist-backed cleric Hassan Rouhani has won Iran's presidential election, securing just over 50% of the vote and so avoiding the need for a run-off
 Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf was well behind in second place. Turnout was at 72.2% among the 50 million who were eligible to vote to choose a successor to Ahmadinejad
  West Pakistan Gunmen storm Pakistan hospital  South Africa  Nelson Mandela 'recovering well'   Istanbul   Police clear Istanbul's Gezi Park   Riot police have moved to clear the protest camp in Istanbul's Gezi Park, using tear gas and water cannon   North Korea NKorea proposes talks with Washington  Istanbul  Istanbul protesters defy police

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Jun.16  Turkey  Fresh violence as PM Erdogan holds rally  Czech Republic  Czech prime minister says he will resign  Northern Ireland  Syria set to dominate G8 summit  Pennsylvania  Justin Rose wins first major at Merion

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Jun.17   Montreal   Mayor of Montreal arrested   A spokeswoman for Quebec's anti-corruption unit says Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum has been arrested  Tehran  Newly-elected Iranian president urges 'path of moderation'   Sao Paulo   Protests spread throughout Brazil
  Tens of thousands of people marched through Sao Paulo, as protests spread over rising transport prices and the cost of staging the World Cup
  Northern Ireland     Obama and Putin push Syria G8 summit
  The US and Russian presidents have acknowledged they have a widely different stance on Syria, but did agree to push for a summit in Geneva


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Jun.18  Afghanistan  Afghan attack kills US soldiers  UN  Refugee numbers 'highest since 1994'   Qatar     US, Taliban to hold Afghanistan peace talks in Qatar
  Representatives from the United States and the Taliban will engage in Afghanistan peace talks Thursday in an office that has opened in Qatar


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Jun.19   Kabul   Afghan government pulls out of talks   President Karzai lashed out at the United States over the opening of a Taliban office in Qatar, pulling out of security talks with U  Berlin  Obama calls for nuclear arsenal cuts   Rome Sopranos actor James Gandolfini dies   India Pilgrims stranded by floods in India, deaths could rise  China  China gives first lecture from space

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Jun.20   Afghanistan Taliban offer to free US soldier in exchange for Guantanamo prisoners
  Western Canada Flooding in Canada may force 100,000 from homes  Rio de Janeiro  Brazil rocked by fresh mass protests   Miami LeBron leads Heat to title  Singapore  New high as haze chokes Singapore

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Jun.21   India     Death toll in Uttarakhand 'passes 500'
Map of Uttarakhand India
  The death toll from flooding and landslides following heavy monsoon rains in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand has passed 500
 Brazil  Brazil crisis talks over protests   Brazil Brazil president announces reforms   Syria Syrian rebel commander says they have new weapons

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Jun.22   Qatar     Syria rebels to get 'urgent support'
  Foreign ministers of the Friends of Syria group have agreed to provide urgent support to rebels who are fighting President Bashar al-Assad
  Western Canada   Floods kill 3, force 75,000 from homes in Calgary
Map of Calgary Canada
  Floodwaters devastated much of southern Alberta, leading authorities to evacuate Calgary's entire downtown.    Inside the city's hockey arena,...
 India  India flood rescue efforts intensify   Pakistan   Gunmen 'kill 10 tourists' in Kashmir   Gunmen have killed 10 foreign tourists after storming a hotel in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, police say   Hong Kong Edward Snowden leaves Hong Kong on Moscow flight

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Jun.23  Moscow  Fugitive Snowden arrives in Moscow   South Africa     Mandela critically ill in hospital
Map of Pretoria South Africa
  Nelson Mandela has become critically ill in hospital. President Jacob Zuma said he had visited Mr Mandela and spoken to his wife and medical teams
 Ecuador  Snowden asks Ecuador for asylum

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Jun.24  Washington  Kerry warns of Snowden consequences   Milan     Berlusconi convicted in sex trial
  Italy's former PM Silvio Berlusconi has been sentenced to seven years in jail and banned from public office for having sex with an underage prostitute
  Washington Washington voices anger over Snowden
  Kabul     Afghan presidential palace attacked   Militants have attacked the presidential palace and government buildings in the Afghan capital, Kabul   Boston Blackhawks stage late rally to win Stanley Cup  Qatar  Qatari emir to hand power to son  South Korea  S.Korea sounds alert after official websites hacked

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Jun.25   Moscow Snowden 'still in Moscow airport
 Washington  US commits to Afghan Taliban talks

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Jun.26   U.S. Supreme Court   Historic US rulings for gay marriage
  The US Supreme Court has struck down a law denying federal benefits to gay couples and cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California
  Australia   Rudd sworn in as Australian prime minister  Kevin Rudd returned as prime minister of Australia on Thursday, three years after being replaced in the office by his then-deputy Julia Gill...

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Jun.27   South Africa Mandela critical, but his health improved overnight
 Senegal  Obama rules out barter for Snowden   U.S. Senate   US Senate passes immigration reform   The http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23092179Senate has passed a broad immigration reform bill that includes a path to citizenship for an estimated...

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Jun.28  Vatican  Church official arrested in Vatican bank investigation  South Africa  Obama homage to 'hero' Mandela  Iran  Iran nuclear chief dashes hopes of resolution  Arizona  Heat wave bakes western US states  Washington  US travel warning over Egypt clashes

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Jun.29   South Africa Obama praises Mandela 'inspiration'
 Cairo  Crowds gather for anti-Morsi rally

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Jun.30  Cairo  Mass political protests grip Egypt   Croatia     Croatia becomes 28th member of European Union  A major milestone some 20 years after the small country won independence in a bloody civil war that shook the continent   Arizona   19 Firefighters die in Arizona wildfire
Map of Yarnell Arizona
  At least 19 US firefighters have been killed battling a wildfire in central Arizona while fighting the blaze threatening the town of Yarnell
 Officials said 22 additional firefighters had been injured battling the blaze. Eight of those injured had been transported to the hospital
  Cairo Egypt protesters gather to call for Morsi's ouster   Rio de Janeiro Brazil lift Confederations Cup