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05-03 Canada wildfire forces mass evacuation in Fort McMurray Fort McMurray, Alberta, Western Canada
C. 05-03 Cruz drops out after key Trump win Indiana
D. 05-06 Labour's Sadiq Khan elected 1st Muslim London mayor London
4. 05-10 Bangladeshi Islamist leader hanged Dhaka Central Jail, Dhaka, Bangladesh
F. 05-12 Senate voted to back impeachment trial Brasilia, Brazil
6. 05-12 Top Hezbollah commander Badreddine killed
7. 05-15 Controlled explosion carried out as Man Utd game called off Old Trafford, Manchester, Northern England
8. 05-18 Chibok girls: Kidnapped schoolgirl found in Nigeria Sambisa Forest, Nigeria
J. 05-18 EgyptAir Flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo 'disappears from radar' Cairo

Summary.     Click for More >   Cruz drops out after key Trump win   Republican Donald Trump beats his rival Ted Cruz in Indiana and has a clear path to the nomination. Sanders has beaten Hillary Clinton Labour's Sadiq Khan elected 1st Muslim London mayor Bangladeshi Islamist leader hanged   Senate voted to back impeachment trial   Brazil's new interim President Michel Temer has addressed the nation. "Trust in the values of our people and in our ability to rebuild the e... Top Hezbollah commander Badreddine killed Controlled explosion carried out as Man Utd game called off Chibok girls: Kidnapped schoolgirl found in Nigeria EgyptAir Flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo 'disappears from radar' Map of Cairo
Canada wildfire forces mass evacuation in Fort McMurray Map of Fort McMurray Alberta Canada
May.1  Baghdad  PM Haider al-Abadi orders arrest of parliament protesters
 Tibet  Climbers bodies found in Tibet after 16 years
May.2  England  Leicester wins Premier League title as Chelsea holds Tottenham
May.3  Munich  Bayern Munich dumped out of Champions League by Atletico Madrid
  Western Canada
  A huge wildfire has forced the evacuation of about 60,000 people from Fort McMurray - the entire population of the Canadian city
  Indiana
May.4  Western Canada  Canada wildfire: Much of Fort McMurray 'could be destroyed'
 Madrid  Real Madrid and Cristano Ronaldo makes Champions League final
 Western Canada  Canada wildfire: Alberta declares emergency
May.5  North Korea  North Korea begins rare party gathering
May.6   London
 Western Canada  Canadian wildfire disrupts evacuation convoy
May.7  Western Canada  Fort McMurray wildfire 'to double in size'
 Western Canada  Alberta blaze threatens neighbouring province
 North Korea  North Korea 'will not use nuclear weapons' unless threatened
May.8  Afghanistan  Afghanistan fuel tanker crash kills 73 in Ghazni province
May.9  Manila  Hardliner Rodrigo Duterte 'set for presidency'
 Brazil  Rousseff: Disarray grips parliament over impeachment
May.10   Bangladesh
May.11  Sadr City  Dozens killed in Baghdad car bombings
 Brazil  Rousseff impeachment: Brazil Senate in marathon debate
May.12   Brazil
  Damascus
May.14  Sweden  Eurovision Song Contest: Ukraine's Jamala wins competition
 Venezuela  Maduro threatens seizure of closed factories
May.15   Northern England
 Paris  French female ministers decry sexual harassment
May.16  Western Canada  Workers evacuated from 12 Alberta oil camps due to wildfire
 Hong Kong  Hong Kong security tightened ahead of top Chinese visit
May.17  USA  US election: Donald Trump open to talks with N. Korea
May.18   Nigeria
 Southern China  Chinese jets intercept US spy plane over South China Sea
 Switzerland  Europa League final: Sevilla defeats Liverpool in Basel
 Global  Superbugs will 'kill every three seconds'
  Cairo
  56 passengers, 7 crew members and 3 security personnel on board Flight MS804. The Airbus A320 was flying at 11,300m when it went missing
May.19   Greece EgyptAir crash: Plane wreckage found near Greek island  Greece  EgyptAir flight: Search intensifies for missing plane May.20  Egypt  EgyptAir crash: Debris found from flight MS804  India  India records its hottest day ever  Egypt  EgyptAir: 'Smoke detected' inside cabin before crash May.21  Cairo  EgyptAir: Images released of debris found in plane search  NW Pakistan  Afghan Taliban leader Mansour 'probably killed' in US air strike May.22   Sunni Triangle Falluja assault: PM announces beginning of military operation May.23   Austria Austria far-right narrowly loses poll  Brazil  Brazil crisis: Leaked tape forces minister Romero Juca out May.24  Northern Syria  Kurds launch campaign north of IS-held Raqqa May.25  Kiev  Nadiya Savchenko: Russia frees Ukraine servicewoman  Southern Italy  Capsized boat horror caught on camera May.28   Milan Ronaldo fires Real Madrid to Champions League glory  France  French and German leaders mark Verdun battle centenary May.29   Libya   European migrant crisis: Shipwrecks 'kill up to 700 migrants' Map of Mediterranean Sea Libya
  Up to 700 migrants are feared drowned in a series of shipwrecks off the coast of Libya in the last few days, the UN refugee agency says
 North Mexico  Olympiakos footballer Alan Pulido kidnapped in Mexico May.30  North Korea  North Korea missile test launch off east coast 'fails'  France  France: Rail workers strike as protests continue



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May.1   Baghdad
 Geneva  Aleppo: Kerry begins new bid to stop fighting
  Tibet


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May.2  Indiana  Trump accuses China of 'raping' US with unfair trade policy
  England  
 European Union  Migrant crisis: EU 'to grant Turkey visa-free travel'
 Beijing  China investigates search engine Baidu after student's death


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May.3   Munich
 Mexico  Mexico City extends traffic cuts into Wednesday over smog
  Western Canada  
  A huge wildfire has forced the evacuation of about 60,000 people from Fort McMurray - the entire population of the Canadian city
  Indiana     Cruz drops out after key Trump win Map of Indiana
  Republican Donald Trump beats his rival Ted Cruz in Indiana and has a clear path to the nomination. Sanders has beaten Hillary Clinton
  The primary was preceded by a nasty row between the two men


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May.4  USA  Trump nomination divides Republicans   Western Canada   Canada wildfire: Much of Fort McMurray 'could be destroyed'   A massive wildfire that has forced the evacuation of all 88,000 people from Fort McMurray could destroy much of the Canadian city   Madrid Real Madrid and Cristano Ronaldo makes Champions League final
 Ohio  John Kasich, last Republican Trump rival, quits race   Western Canada Canada wildfire: Alberta declares emergency

May 5 ... more > Top ^

May.5   North Korea   North Korea begins rare party gathering   North Korea is holding its first party congress in decades, as leader Kim Jong-un seeks to cement his status and chart a vision for the futu...  Western Canada  Canada wildfire evacuees airlift starts

May 6 ... more > Top ^

May.6   London   Labour's Sadiq Khan elected 1st Muslim London mayor
  Khan defeated Conservative rival Zac Goldsmith by more than 300,000 votes, after first- and second-preference votes were allocated
  Western Canada Canadian wildfire disrupts evacuation convoy


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May.7   Western Canada   Fort McMurray wildfire 'to double in size'   A huge wildfire which devastated the Canadian oil town of Fort McMurray could double in size over the next 24 hours, officials say  Beijing  North Korea sanctions should be eased, say Nobel laureates   Western Canada Alberta blaze threatens neighbouring province
 Bavaria  Bayern Munich wins fourth successive Bundesliga crown   North Korea North Korea 'will not use nuclear weapons' unless threatened

May 8 ... more > Top ^

May.8   Afghanistan   Afghanistan fuel tanker crash kills 73 in Ghazni province   Two buses and a fuel tanker have collided on a major highway. More than 50 others injured in the accident had been taken to hospital  North Korea  BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes and team expelled from North Korea

May 9 ... more > Top ^

May.9   Manila   Hardliner Rodrigo Duterte 'set for presidency'  Hardline anti-crime candidate Rodrigo 'Digong' Duterte looks set to become president of the Philippines after polls gave him an unassailable...   Brazil Rousseff: Disarray grips parliament over impeachment
 Western Canada  Fort McMurray: Leader says 90% of city survived

May 10 ... more > Top ^

May.10   Bangladesh   Bangladeshi Islamist leader hanged
Map of Dhaka Central Jail Dhaka Bangladesh
  Motiur Rahman Nizami, 73, was executed for crimes during the war of independence from Pakistan in 1971
 Mid-Atlantic states  Bernie Sanders beats Clinton in West Virginia primary  Brazil  Brazil impeachment: Rousseff appeals to Supreme Court

May 11 ... more > Top ^

May.11   Sadr City Dozens killed in Baghdad car bombings
  Brazil Rousseff impeachment: Brazil Senate in marathon debate  Malaysia  MH370: Debris 'almost certainly' from missing plane

May 12 ... more > Top ^

May.12   Brazil     Senate voted to back impeachment trial
Map of Brasilia Brazil
  Brazil's new interim President Michel Temer has addressed the nation. "Trust in the values of our people and in our ability to rebuild the economy"
 He has named a business-friendly cabinet
  Damascus     Top Hezbollah commander Badreddine killed Map of Damascus airport Syria
  Mustafa Amine Badreddine has been killed in an Israeli operation in Syria, the Lebanon-based Shia militant organisation says


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May.13  USA  Pfizer acts to stop its drugs being used in lethal injections  Madrid  Spain toxic tyre dump at Sesena forces mass evacuation  UN Security Council  Boko Haram links to IS alarm UN Security Council

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May.14  Beirut  Hezbollah killing: Jihadists blamed for Badreddine death  Moscow  Moscow cemetery brawl: Two dead and 50 arrested   Sweden     Eurovision Song Contest: Ukraine's Jamala wins competition   Jamala scored 534 points with its song 1944, about Crimean ethnic cleansing under Josef Stalin   Venezuela Maduro threatens seizure of closed factories
 Spain  Luis Suarez hat-trick seals second straight title for Barcelona

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May.15   Northern England   Controlled explosion carried out as Man Utd game called off
Map of Old Trafford Manchester United Kingdom
  A controlled explosion has been carried out at Old Trafford after a suspect package was found before Manchester United's match against Bournemouth
  Paris French female ministers decry sexual harassment

May 16 ... more > Top ^

May.16  Libya  Libya: US backs arming of government for IS fight   Western Canada   Workers evacuated from 12 Alberta oil camps due to wildfire   About 4,000 workers from oil camps north of Canada's main oil sands city are being ordered to evacuate because of an approaching wildfire   Hong Kong Hong Kong security tightened ahead of top Chinese visit


May 17 ... more > Top ^

May.17   USA US election: Donald Trump open to talks with N. Korea
 Baghdad  Blasts in Baghdad kill dozens

May 18 ... more > Top ^

May.18   Nigeria     Chibok girls: Kidnapped schoolgirl found in Nigeria
Map of Sambisa Forest Nigeria
  One of the missing Chibok schoolgirls has been found in Nigeria, activists say, the first to be rescued since their capture two years ago
  Southern China   Chinese jets intercept US spy plane over South China Sea   Two Chinese fighters have carried out an 'unsafe' intercept of a US military aircraft in international airspace, the Pentagon says   Switzerland Europa League final: Sevilla defeats Liverpool in Basel   Global Superbugs will 'kill every three seconds'   Cairo   EgyptAir Flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo 'disappears from radar' Map of Cairo
  56 passengers, 7 crew members and 3 security personnel on board Flight MS804. The Airbus A320 was flying at 11,300m when it went missing


May 19 ... more > Top ^

May.19   Greece   EgyptAir crash: Plane wreckage found near Greek island
Map of Karpathos Greece
  Wreckage of Airbus A320 flight MS804 has been found south of the Greek island of Karpathos, Egyptian aviation officials say
  Greece   EgyptAir flight: Search intensifies for missing plane   A massive search is continuing for a second day for an EgyptAir plane that disappeared over the Mediterranean

May 20 ... more > Top ^

May.20   Egypt   EgyptAir crash: Debris found from flight MS804   Debris from the missing EgyptAir flight has been found floating in the Mediterranean, 290km (180 miles) from Alexandria, Egyptian officials ...   India India records its hottest day ever
  Egypt   EgyptAir: 'Smoke detected' inside cabin before crash  There were smoke alerts inside the cabin of the EgyptAir passenger plane before it crashed in the Mediterranean on Thursday, reports say

May 21 ... more > Top ^

May.21   Cairo EgyptAir: Images released of debris found in plane search
  NW Pakistan   Afghan Taliban leader Mansour 'probably killed' in US air strike   Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour has probably been killed in a US air strike, US officials say  Austria  Austria to vote in run-off between far-right and independent

May 22 ... more > Top ^

May.22  Austria  Austria presidential vote: Run-off race too close to call  Egypt  EgyptAir: Submarine searches for missing flight data recorders   Sunni Triangle     Falluja assault: PM announces beginning of military operation
Map of Falluja Iraq
  Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has announced the start of a military operation to retake Falluja from so-called Islamic State (IS)
 Thailand  18 girls killed in fire at school dormitory in Thailand

May 23 ... more > Top ^

May.23   Austria   Austria far-right narrowly loses poll
  Alexander Van der Bellen has won Austria's presidential election, preventing Norbert Hofer from becoming the EU's first far-right head of state
 Northern Syria  Deadly blasts rock Assad strongholds   Brazil Brazil crisis: Leaked tape forces minister Romero Juca out
 Egypt  EgyptAir: Crashed flight MS804 'did not swerve'  Greece  Greece begins moving migrants from Idomeni camp

May 24 ... more > Top ^

May.24   Northern Syria     Kurds launch campaign north of IS-held Raqqa   A US-backed alliance of Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters has begun a campaign to expel Islamic State (IS) militants from land north of Raqqa  Afghanistan  Afghan Taliban announce successor to Mullah Mansour

May 25 ... more > Top ^

May.25   Kiev     Nadiya Savchenko: Russia frees Ukraine servicewoman   Russia has freed jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who became a symbol of resistance against Moscow.   Southern Italy Capsized boat horror caught on camera
 Texas  Eleven US states oppose transgender schools edict  France  Nuclear power plant workers to join strike

May 26 ... more > Top ^

May.26  Japan  G7 warns of Brexit as risk to global growth priority

May 27 ... more > Top ^

May.27  Japan  Hiroshima memory must never fade, Obama says on historic visit  Argentina  Operation Condor: Former Argentine junta leader jailed  Rio de Janeiro  Zika crisis: WHO rejects 'move Rio Olympics' call  San Diego  Donald Trump rally sparks clashes in San Diego

May 28 ... more > Top ^

May.28  Paris  11 hit by lightning in a Paris park, many at child's party   Milan   Ronaldo fires Real Madrid to Champions League glory
  Cristiano Ronaldo fired home the winning penalty with draw by Atletico Madrid as Real Madrid won Europe's biggest prize for the 11th time in its history
  France   French and German leaders mark Verdun battle centenary   President Francois Hollande and Chancellor Angela Merkel are to mark the 100th anniversary of the battle of Verdun, the longest battle during...

May 29 ... more > Top ^

May.29   Libya     European migrant crisis: Shipwrecks 'kill up to 700 migrants'
Map of Mediterranean Sea Libya
  Up to 700 migrants are feared drowned in a series of shipwrecks off the coast of Libya in the last few days, the UN refugee agency says
  North Mexico   Olympiakos footballer Alan Pulido kidnapped in Mexico   Mexican footballer Alan Pulido has been kidnapped in the northern border state of Tamaulipas near his home, officials say  Washington  Donald Trump: Migrants treated better than military veterans  Syria  Syria conflict: Chief opposition negotiator resigns  Queensland  Bleaching kills third of coral in Great Barrier Reef's north

May 30 ... more > Top ^

May.30  Senegal  Hissene Habre: Chad's ex-ruler convicted of crimes against humanity   North Korea North Korea missile test launch off east coast 'fails'
  France France: Rail workers strike as protests continue


Bangladeshi Islamist leader hanged Map of Dhaka Central Jail Dhaka Bangladesh




World, May 2016 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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May.1  Geneva  Aleppo: Kerry begins new bid to stop fighting
May.10   Bangladesh
  Motiur Rahman Nizami, 73, was executed for crimes during the war of independence from Pakistan in 1971
May.12   Damascus   Top Hezbollah commander Badreddine killed Map of Damascus airport Syria
  Mustafa Amine Badreddine has been killed in an Israeli operation in Syria, the Lebanon-based Shia militant organisation says
May.16  Libya  Libya: US backs arming of government for IS fight May.18   Southern China Chinese jets intercept US spy plane over South China Sea   Two Chinese fighters have carried out an 'unsafe' intercept of a US military aircraft in international airspace, the Pentagon says May.21   NW Pakistan Afghan Taliban leader Mansour 'probably killed' in US air strike   Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour has probably been killed in a US air strike, US officials say May.22  Egypt  EgyptAir: Submarine searches for missing flight data recorders May.22   Sunni Triangle   Falluja assault: PM announces beginning of military operation Map of Falluja Iraq
  Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has announced the start of a military operation to retake Falluja from so-called Islamic State (IS)
May.24   Northern Syria   Kurds launch campaign north of IS-held Raqqa   A US-backed alliance of Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters has begun a campaign to expel Islamic State (IS) militants from land north of Raqqa May.25   Kiev   Nadiya Savchenko: Russia frees Ukraine servicewoman   Russia has freed jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who became a symbol of resistance against Moscow. May.27  Japan  Hiroshima memory must never fade, Obama says on historic visit May.28   France French and German leaders mark Verdun battle centenary   President Francois Hollande and Chancellor Angela Merkel are to mark the 100th anniversary of the battle of Verdun, the longest battle during... May.29  Washington  Donald Trump: Migrants treated better than military veterans May.29  Syria  Syria conflict: Chief opposition negotiator resigns May.30   North Korea North Korea missile test launch off east coast 'fails'



World, May 2016 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2016 May.1   Tibet Climbers bodies found in Tibet after 16 years
May.3  Mexico  Mexico City extends traffic cuts into Wednesday over smog May.3   Western Canada Canada wildfire forces mass evacuation in Fort McMurray Map of Fort McMurray Alberta Canada
  A huge wildfire has forced the evacuation of about 60,000 people from Fort McMurray - the entire population of the Canadian city
May.4   Western Canada Canada wildfire: Much of Fort McMurray 'could be destroyed'   A massive wildfire that has forced the evacuation of all 88,000 people from Fort McMurray could destroy much of the Canadian city May.4   Western Canada Canada wildfire: Alberta declares emergency May.5  Western Canada  Canada wildfire evacuees airlift starts May.6   Western Canada Canadian wildfire disrupts evacuation convoy May.7   Western Canada Fort McMurray wildfire 'to double in size'   A huge wildfire which devastated the Canadian oil town of Fort McMurray could double in size over the next 24 hours, officials say May.7   Western Canada Alberta blaze threatens neighbouring province May.8   Afghanistan Afghanistan fuel tanker crash kills 73 in Ghazni province   Two buses and a fuel tanker have collided on a major highway. More than 50 others injured in the accident had been taken to hospital May.9  Western Canada  Fort McMurray: Leader says 90% of city survived May.11  Malaysia  MH370: Debris 'almost certainly' from missing plane May.13  Madrid  Spain toxic tyre dump at Sesena forces mass evacuation May.16   Western Canada Workers evacuated from 12 Alberta oil camps due to wildfire   About 4,000 workers from oil camps north of Canada's main oil sands city are being ordered to evacuate because of an approaching wildfire May.18   Global Superbugs will 'kill every three seconds' May.18   Cairo EgyptAir Flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo 'disappears from radar' Map of Cairo
  56 passengers, 7 crew members and 3 security personnel on board Flight MS804. The Airbus A320 was flying at 11,300m when it went missing
May.19   Greece EgyptAir crash: Plane wreckage found near Greek island Map of Karpathos Greece
  Wreckage of Airbus A320 flight MS804 has been found south of the Greek island of Karpathos, Egyptian aviation officials say
May.19   Greece EgyptAir flight: Search intensifies for missing plane   A massive search is continuing for a second day for an EgyptAir plane that disappeared over the Mediterranean May.20   Egypt EgyptAir crash: Debris found from flight MS804   Debris from the missing EgyptAir flight has been found floating in the Mediterranean, 290km (180 miles) from Alexandria, Egyptian officials ... May.20   India India records its hottest day ever May.20   Egypt EgyptAir: 'Smoke detected' inside cabin before crash  There were smoke alerts inside the cabin of the EgyptAir passenger plane before it crashed in the Mediterranean on Thursday, reports say May.21   Cairo EgyptAir: Images released of debris found in plane search May.22  Egypt  EgyptAir: Submarine searches for missing flight data recorders May.22  Thailand  18 girls killed in fire at school dormitory in Thailand May.23  Egypt  EgyptAir: Crashed flight MS804 'did not swerve' May.25   Southern Italy Capsized boat horror caught on camera May.27  Rio de Janeiro  Zika crisis: WHO rejects 'move Rio Olympics' call May.28  Paris  11 hit by lightning in a Paris park, many at child's party May.29   Libya   European migrant crisis: Shipwrecks 'kill up to 700 migrants' Map of Mediterranean Sea Libya
  Up to 700 migrants are feared drowned in a series of shipwrecks off the coast of Libya in the last few days, the UN refugee agency says
May.29  Queensland  Bleaching kills third of coral in Great Barrier Reef's north



World, May 2016 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2016 May.2  Indiana  Trump accuses China of 'raping' US with unfair trade policy May.2  Beijing  China investigates search engine Baidu after student's death May.13  USA  Pfizer acts to stop its drugs being used in lethal injections May.14   Sweden   Eurovision Song Contest: Ukraine's Jamala wins competition   Jamala scored 534 points with its song 1944, about Crimean ethnic cleansing under Josef Stalin May.14   Venezuela Maduro threatens seizure of closed factories
May.16   Western Canada Workers evacuated from 12 Alberta oil camps due to wildfire   About 4,000 workers from oil camps north of Canada's main oil sands city are being ordered to evacuate because of an approaching wildfire May.25  France  Nuclear power plant workers to join strike May.30   France France: Rail workers strike as protests continue



World, May 2016 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2016 May.1   Tibet Climbers bodies found in Tibet after 16 years
May.2   England Leicester wins Premier League title as Chelsea holds Tottenham   Underdog Leicester City won the English Premier League title for the first time Monday -- without kicking a ball May.3   Munich Bayern Munich dumped out of Champions League by Atletico Madrid May.4   Madrid Real Madrid and Cristano Ronaldo makes Champions League final May.7  Bavaria  Bayern Munich wins fourth successive Bundesliga crown May.14  Spain  Luis Suarez hat-trick seals second straight title for Barcelona May.15   Northern England Controlled explosion carried out as Man Utd game called off Map of Old Trafford Manchester United Kingdom
  A controlled explosion has been carried out at Old Trafford after a suspect package was found before Manchester United's match against Bournemouth
May.18   Switzerland Europa League final: Sevilla defeats Liverpool in Basel May.27  Rio de Janeiro  Zika crisis: WHO rejects 'move Rio Olympics' call May.28   Milan Ronaldo fires Real Madrid to Champions League glory
  Cristiano Ronaldo fired home the winning penalty with draw by Atletico Madrid as Real Madrid won Europe's biggest prize for the 11th time in its history
May.29   North Mexico Olympiakos footballer Alan Pulido kidnapped in Mexico   Mexican footballer Alan Pulido has been kidnapped in the northern border state of Tamaulipas near his home, officials say



World, May 2016 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2016 May.10   Bangladesh Bangladeshi Islamist leader hanged
Map of Dhaka Central Jail Dhaka Bangladesh
  Motiur Rahman Nizami, 73, was executed for crimes during the war of independence from Pakistan in 1971
May.11   Sadr City Dozens killed in Baghdad car bombings May.12   Damascus   Top Hezbollah commander Badreddine killed Map of Damascus airport Syria
  Mustafa Amine Badreddine has been killed in an Israeli operation in Syria, the Lebanon-based Shia militant organisation says
May.13  USA  Pfizer acts to stop its drugs being used in lethal injections May.13  UN Security Council  Boko Haram links to IS alarm UN Security Council May.14  Beirut  Hezbollah killing: Jihadists blamed for Badreddine death May.14  Moscow  Moscow cemetery brawl: Two dead and 50 arrested May.15   Northern England Controlled explosion carried out as Man Utd game called off Map of Old Trafford Manchester United Kingdom
  A controlled explosion has been carried out at Old Trafford after a suspect package was found before Manchester United's match against Bournemouth
May.15   Paris French female ministers decry sexual harassment May.17  Baghdad  Blasts in Baghdad kill dozens May.18   Nigeria   Chibok girls: Kidnapped schoolgirl found in Nigeria Map of Sambisa Forest Nigeria
  One of the missing Chibok schoolgirls has been found in Nigeria, activists say, the first to be rescued since their capture two years ago
May.21   NW Pakistan Afghan Taliban leader Mansour 'probably killed' in US air strike   Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour has probably been killed in a US air strike, US officials say May.23  Northern Syria  Deadly blasts rock Assad strongholds May.24  Afghanistan  Afghan Taliban announce successor to Mullah Mansour May.25   Kiev   Nadiya Savchenko: Russia frees Ukraine servicewoman   Russia has freed jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who became a symbol of resistance against Moscow. May.27  Argentina  Operation Condor: Former Argentine junta leader jailed May.29   North Mexico Olympiakos footballer Alan Pulido kidnapped in Mexico   Mexican footballer Alan Pulido has been kidnapped in the northern border state of Tamaulipas near his home, officials say May.30  Senegal  Hissene Habre: Chad's ex-ruler convicted of crimes against humanity



World, May 2016 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2016 May.1   Baghdad PM Haider al-Abadi orders arrest of parliament protesters
May.1  Geneva  Aleppo: Kerry begins new bid to stop fighting May.2  Indiana  Trump accuses China of 'raping' US with unfair trade policy May.2  European Union  Migrant crisis: EU 'to grant Turkey visa-free travel' May.2  Beijing  China investigates search engine Baidu after student's death May.3   Indiana   Cruz drops out after key Trump win
Map of Indiana
  Republican Donald Trump beats his rival Ted Cruz in Indiana and has a clear path to the nomination. Sanders has beaten Hillary Clinton
  The primary was preceded by a nasty row between the two men
May.4  USA  Trump nomination divides Republicans May.4  Ohio  John Kasich, last Republican Trump rival, quits race May.5   North Korea North Korea begins rare party gathering   North Korea is holding its first party congress in decades, as leader Kim Jong-un seeks to cement his status and chart a vision for the futu... May.6   London Labour's Sadiq Khan elected 1st Muslim London mayor
  Khan defeated Conservative rival Zac Goldsmith by more than 300,000 votes, after first- and second-preference votes were allocated
May.7  Beijing  North Korea sanctions should be eased, say Nobel laureates May.7   North Korea North Korea 'will not use nuclear weapons' unless threatened
May.8  North Korea  BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes and team expelled from North Korea May.9   Manila Hardliner Rodrigo Duterte 'set for presidency'  Hardline anti-crime candidate Rodrigo 'Digong' Duterte looks set to become president of the Philippines after polls gave him an unassailable... May.9   Brazil Rousseff: Disarray grips parliament over impeachment May.9  Western Canada  Fort McMurray: Leader says 90% of city survived May.10  Mid-Atlantic states  Bernie Sanders beats Clinton in West Virginia primary May.10  Brazil  Brazil impeachment: Rousseff appeals to Supreme Court May.11   Brazil Rousseff impeachment: Brazil Senate in marathon debate May.12   Brazil   Senate voted to back impeachment trial
Map of Brasilia Brazil
  Brazil's new interim President Michel Temer has addressed the nation. "Trust in the values of our people and in our ability to rebuild the economy"
 He has named a business-friendly cabinet
May.13  UN Security Council  Boko Haram links to IS alarm UN Security Council May.14   Venezuela Maduro threatens seizure of closed factories May.15   Paris French female ministers decry sexual harassment May.16   Hong Kong Hong Kong security tightened ahead of top Chinese visit May.17   USA US election: Donald Trump open to talks with N. Korea May.21  Austria  Austria to vote in run-off between far-right and independent May.22  Austria  Austria presidential vote: Run-off race too close to call May.23   Austria Austria far-right narrowly loses poll
  Alexander Van der Bellen has won Austria's presidential election, preventing Norbert Hofer from becoming the EU's first far-right head of state
May.23   Brazil Brazil crisis: Leaked tape forces minister Romero Juca out
May.23  Greece  Greece begins moving migrants from Idomeni camp May.24  Afghanistan  Afghan Taliban announce successor to Mullah Mansour May.25  Texas  Eleven US states oppose transgender schools edict May.26  Japan  G7 warns of Brexit as risk to global growth priority May.27  Japan  Hiroshima memory must never fade, Obama says on historic visit May.27  Argentina  Operation Condor: Former Argentine junta leader jailed May.27  San Diego  Donald Trump rally sparks clashes in San Diego May.29  Washington  Donald Trump: Migrants treated better than military veterans May.29  Syria  Syria conflict: Chief opposition negotiator resigns May.30  Senegal  Hissene Habre: Chad's ex-ruler convicted of crimes against humanity



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