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05-31 Solar Impulse plane begins marathon Pacific flight Nanjing, China
C. 05-31 Joe Biden's son Beau dies of brain cancer, aged 46
3. 05-31 John Kerry breaks leg in bicycle crash in France Scionzier, Southern France
E. 05-31 Europa League final: Sevilla retains title Warsaw, Poland
F. 05-31 Messi wonder goal sets up Barcelona Copa del Rey triumph Camp Nou, Barcelona
6. 05-31 New York crane's load falls in Manhattan injuring 10 261 Madison Avenue, Manhattan
7. 05-31 Schools in affected areas start to re-open Gorkha, Nepal
8. 05-31 2 single-pilot aerobatic planes collide off Italy; 1 dead Tortoreto, Italy
J. 05-31 US Senate in urgent surveillance debate as deadline looms U.S. Senate

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May.31   China   Solar Impulse plane begins marathon Pacific flight Map of Nanjing China
  the plane aiming to fly around the world powered only by the sun, has taken off on the toughest leg of its round-the-world voyage


  Washington     Joe Biden's son Beau dies of brain cancer, aged 46
Map of Walter Reed Army Medical Centre Washington USA
  Former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, the son of US Vice-President Joe Biden, has died of brain cancer


  Southern France     John Kerry breaks leg in bicycle crash in France Map of Scionzier France  The US Secretary of State John Kerry has broken his leg in a biking accident in the French Alps. Kerry, 71, was in a stable condition in hospital

  Poland Europa League final: Sevilla retains title  Sevilla made European football history by becoming the first club to win the continent's second-tier competition four times with 3-2 victory over Dnipro

  Barcelona Messi wonder goal sets up Barcelona Copa del Rey triumph  A goal from Messi set Barcelona on its way to the second leg of the treble by lifting the Copa del Rey with a 3-1 victory against Athletic Bilbao

  Manhattan New York crane's load falls in Manhattan injuring 10  Ten people have been hurt after a piece of mechanical equipment being lifted by a crane broke free and plunged 28 stories in central Manhattan

  Nepal Schools in affected areas start to re-open  Thousands of schools damaged during April's earthquake in Nepal have begun to re-open. More than 25,000 classrooms were destroyed

  Italy 2 single-pilot aerobatic planes collide off Italy; 1 dead  Italian authorities say two single-seat aerobatic planes collided in the sky near Italy's Adriatic shore and crashed into the sea

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  U.S. Senate US Senate in urgent surveillance debate as deadline looms  The Senate is to hold an urgent session to consider extending key provisions of the Patriot Act on domestic surveillance, which expires at midnight

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  U.S. Senate   US surveillance powers expire as Senate deal fails
  US anti-terror provisions that allow security services to bulk collect phone data have expired after the Senate failed to reach a deal


  Oceania Weather threatens Pacific crossing attempt  Poor weather conditions could hamper a record-breaking attempt to cross the Pacific Ocean using a solar-powered plane

  Puerto Rico Dozens evacuated at condo complex when water tank crashes through roof  Nearly two dozen people have been evacuated from their condominiums in the capital after a water tank collapsed through a residential building's roof

  India Rain brings some relief from deadly heat wave  India: Heat wave kills over two thousand people

San Francisco Bay Area , May 31, 2015 Timeline