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B. 05-03 China on alert over deadly child virus Anhui, China
C. 05-03 78,000 dead in cyclone, 56,000 missing Myaungmya, Myanmar
D. 05-06 Cyclone death toll jumps to 22,000 Myanmar
4. 05-08 Olmert faces new corruption probe Jerusalem
5. 05-08 Burma 'wants aid not foreigners' Myanmar
G. 05-09 Hezbollah takes over west Beirut Beirut
7. 05-11 Pro-West president declares win Serbia
05-12 Quake death toll 50,000 Sichuan
9. 05-15 President Hu Jintao visits quake area Sichuan

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China on alert over deadly child virus 78,000 dead in cyclone, 56,000 missing Map of Myaungmya Myanmar
May.1  Washington  Bush offers $770m for food crisis
May.2  Zimbabwe  Officials: rivals face runoff
 Zimbabwe  Mugabe rivals reject poll result
 London  New mayor is eccentric, offensive
May.3   China
 Belarus  U.S. diplomats leave Belarus
  Myanmar
  Burma has declared 5 disaster areas, including Rangoon, after a large tropical cyclone hit the states of Irrawaddy, Bago, Karen and Mon.    As aid groups struggled to distribute supplies despite government obstacles, Myanmar TV was urging people to vote 'yes' in a refe...
 Microsoft  Microsoft walks away from Yahoo
May.4  Baghdad  Iraq First Lady survives bombing
 Myanmar  Hundreds feared dead in cyclone
 Bolivia  State backs autonomy
May.5  Myanmar  Myanmar death toll 'could reach 10,000'
 Myanmar  Death toll from cyclone more than 15,000
May.6   Myanmar
  41,000 missing after the catastrophic cyclone that battered the country. The U.N. estimated up to a million could be homeless
 Aid agencies begin what they expect to be a major relief operation to help tens of thousands left without clean water and shelter. Up to 1.5 million people may have been affected by Cyclone Nargis, which devastated the Irrawaddy Delta region
 North Carolina  Obama wins North Carolina vote  Japan  China-Japan leaders hold summit May.7  Moscow  Russia swears in new president  Tibet  Olympic flame lit on Everest peak  Jerusalem  Israel marks its 60th anniversary May.8  Myanmar  Rotting corpses pile up   Jerusalem Olmert faces new corruption probe   Myanmar Burma 'wants aid not foreigners' May.9   Beirut Hezbollah takes over west Beirut  Myanmar  U.N. 'furious' as Myanmar aid 'seized' May.10  Myanmar  Cyclone aid used to entice voters  Sudan  Sudan cuts Chad ties over attack  Oklahoma  Severe storms kill 18 in two U.S. states May.11  Northern England  United claim 10th Premier League title   Serbia Pro-West president declares win  Myanmar  U.S. aid flight en route to Myanmar  Beirut  Hezbollah forces take revolt to mountains May.12   Sichuan Quake death toll 50,000 Map of Sichuan
  80 percent of the buildings collapsed in the Beichuan Qiang Autonomous County after the 7.8-magnitude quake
 Several hundred students are also feared to be buried in collapsed school buildings. 'Five million' homeless in quake. A frightened schoolgirl was pulled safely from the rubble of a school dormitory. More than 4.3 million homes collapsed or sustained damage
 Sichuan  Death toll rises in quake May.13  Myanmar  Junta lacking in cyclone response  China  Quake death toll tops 12,000  India  Serial bomb blasts leave 60 dead  Sichuan  Rescuers reach epicentre May.14  Northern England  Zenit shuts out Rangers for UEFA Cup  Sichuan  Girl pulled from rubble after 50 hours  Myanmar  UN raises Burma cyclone estimate May.15  Sichuan  Quake death toll could reach 50,000  Colombia  Farc rebel link files 'genuine'   Sichuan President Hu Jintao visits quake area May.16  Myanmar  Junta: Almost 78,000 dead in cyclone  Sichuan  'Five million' homeless in quake  Dominican Republic  President wins election May.17  Sichuan  Quake effort resumes after panic May.18  Myanmar  Junta leader visits cyclone refugees  China  China to mourn quake victims; toll mounts  Singapore  Burma neighbours in cyclone talks   Colombia Rebel leader surrenders May.19  Myanmar  Myanmar agrees to regional cyclone aid  Venezuela  U.S. plane strays into Venezuela May.20  Qatar  Deal agreed on Lebanon crisis  South Africa  Thousands flee violence  Oregon  Obama 'within reach' of victory May.21  Moscow  United victorious after shoot-out drama May.22  Myanmar  UN head tours cyclone-hit Burma  China  Quake death toll passes 50,000   New York Oil soars to new record over $135  UN  U.N.: Poor could pay 40% more for food May.23  Myanmar  Myanmar to admit all aid workers  Sichuan  Quake victims need millions of tents May.24   Naples Violence breaks out over trash crisis   Police and protesters furiously clashed at government plans to dump mountains of uncollected trash from Naples in their towns  Zimbabwe  Tsvangirai returns home   Colombia FARC leader dead May.25  Beirut  MPs elect new president  USA  Historic pictures sent from Mars May.26  Ethiopia  Court sentences Mengistu to death  Iran  Iran 'withholds nuclear details'  Canada  Foreign minister resigns May.27  Sichuan  Aftershocks demolish homes  Global  World 'failing on human rights' May.28  Jerusalem  Call for PM to stand down  France  Life sentence for French killer   Nepal Nepal abolishes monarchy
  Newly elected leadership changed the country to a republic, a historic move that ended about 240 years of autocratic rule.    The Maoists were committed to ousting King Gyanendra. A constituent assembly meeting in Kathmandu, overwhel...
May.29  Amazon  Isolated tribe spotted  Global  World Bank pledges $1.2 billion for food May.30  Honduras  4 dead after airliner overshoots runway May.31  Sichuan  Race against time to drain 'quake lake'  Washington  Democrats reach delegate deal


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Location Politics Disasters Crime & Justice Earthquake Weather Related
Myanmar
Burma 'wants aid not foreigners'
U.N. 'furious' as Myanmar aid 'seized'
Cyclone aid used to entice voters
U.S. aid flight en route to Myanmar
Junta lacking in cyclone response
Junta leader visits cyclone refugees
Myanmar to admit all aid workers
78,000 dead in cyclone, 56,000 missing
Hundreds feared dead in cyclone
Myanmar death toll 'could reach 10,000'
Death toll from cyclone more than 15,000
Cyclone death toll jumps to 22,000
Rotting corpses pile up
Junta: Almost 78,000 dead in cyclone
Junta leader visits cyclone refugees
Myanmar to admit all aid workers
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Myanmar to admit all aid workers
78,000 dead in cyclone, 56,000 missing
Hundreds feared dead in cyclone
Myanmar death toll 'could reach 10,000'
Death toll from cyclone more than 15,000
Cyclone death toll jumps to 22,000
Rotting corpses pile up
Junta: Almost 78,000 dead in cyclone
Junta leader visits cyclone refugees
China
President Hu Jintao visits quake area
China to mourn quake victims; toll mounts
China on alert over deadly child virus
Quake death toll 50,000
Death toll rises in quake
Rescuers reach epicentre
Quake death toll tops 12,000
Girl pulled from rubble after 50 hours
President Hu Jintao visits quake area
Quake death toll could reach 50,000
'Five million' homeless in quake
Aftershocks demolish homes
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Quake death toll 50,000
Death toll rises in quake
Rescuers reach epicentre
Quake death toll tops 12,000
Girl pulled from rubble after 50 hours
President Hu Jintao visits quake area
Quake death toll could reach 50,000
'Five million' homeless in quake
Aftershocks demolish homes
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Southern China
President Hu Jintao visits quake area
Quake death toll 50,000
Death toll rises in quake
Rescuers reach epicentre
Girl pulled from rubble after 50 hours
President Hu Jintao visits quake area
'Five million' homeless in quake
Aftershocks demolish homes
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Quake death toll 50,000
Death toll rises in quake
Rescuers reach epicentre
Girl pulled from rubble after 50 hours
President Hu Jintao visits quake area
'Five million' homeless in quake
Aftershocks demolish homes
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Sichuan Province
President Hu Jintao visits quake area
Quake death toll 50,000
Rescuers reach epicentre
President Hu Jintao visits quake area
'Five million' homeless in quake
Aftershocks demolish homes
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Quake death toll 50,000
Rescuers reach epicentre
President Hu Jintao visits quake area
'Five million' homeless in quake
Aftershocks demolish homes
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USA
Bush offers $770m for food crisis
Obama wins North Carolina vote
Democrats reach delegate deal
Severe storms kill 18 in two U.S. states
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Severe storms kill 18 in two U.S. states
Arab Countries
Sudan cuts Chad ties over attack
Deal agreed on Lebanon crisis
MPs elect new president
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Iraq First Lady survives bombing
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South America
State backs autonomy
Farc rebel link files 'genuine'
FARC leader dead
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European Union
New mayor is eccentric, offensive
Violence breaks out over trash crisis
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Life sentence for French killer
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Bush offers $770m for food crisis Officials: rivals face runoff  A runoff has been declared in presidential election after officials said main Tsvangirai won 47.9% of votes, compared to 43.2% for Mugabe Mugabe rivals reject poll result New mayor is eccentric, offensive China on alert over deadly child virus Map of Anhui China


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May 1 ... more > Top ^

May.1  Italy  Income details posted on web
 Zimbabwe  Mugabe opponents face vote ultimatum
 St. Petersburg  Zenit crush Bayern to reach UEFA final
 London  Jury sees video of London bombings
  Washington
 England  Labour suffers big council losses


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May.2   Zimbabwe  
 Pakistan  Fired judges getting jobs back
 Yemen  Many feared dead in blast
  Zimbabwe
  London
 Southern Sudan  Air crash kills Sudanese minister
 Cuba  Home computer ban lifted


May 3 ... more > Top ^

May.3   China  
  Health Ministry strengthened surveillance and dispatched specialists to the Anhui province as the death toll from a virulent virus climbed to 22
 China  Dalai Lama envoys to meet China officials  Zimbabwe  Run-off remains in doubt  Global  Asian bank in food crisis warning  Austria  Incest father was 'tyrant'   Belarus U.S. diplomats leave Belarus   Myanmar     78,000 dead in cyclone, 56,000 missing Map of Myaungmya Myanmar
  Burma has declared 5 disaster areas, including Rangoon, after a large tropical cyclone hit the states of Irrawaddy, Bago, Karen and Mon
 As aid groups struggled to distribute supplies despite government obstacles, Myanmar TV was urging people to vote 'yes' in a referendum. The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, has warned of dire consequences if foreign aid workers continue to be denied access
  Microsoft Microsoft walks away from Yahoo  Zimbabwe  Opposition holds firm against runoff

May 4 ... more > Top ^

May.4   Baghdad Iraq First Lady survives bombing
  Myanmar Hundreds feared dead in cyclone  Zimbabwe  Tsvangirai delays runoff decision  Munich  Bayern clinch 20th Bundesliga title  Madrid  Real Madrid leave it late to claim title   Bolivia   State backs autonomy   Thousands of people in the state of Santa Cruz celebrated the success of a referendum on autonomy, but the president said the measure failed  Myanmar  Burma 'must allow aid workers in'

May 5 ... more > Top ^

May.5   Myanmar     Myanmar death toll 'could reach 10,000'   Almost 4,000 people have died and another 3,000 remain missing as a result of this weekend's devastating cyclone  Austria  Cellar plan 'from 1978'  Somalia  Two die in currency riot   Myanmar Death toll from cyclone more than 15,000


May 6 ... more > Top ^

May.6   Myanmar     Cyclone death toll jumps to 22,000
  41,000 missing after the catastrophic cyclone that battered the country. The U.N. estimated up to a million could be homeless
 Aid agencies begin what they expect to be a major relief operation to help tens of thousands left without clean water and shelter. Up to 1.5 million people may have been affected by Cyclone Nargis, which devastated the Irrawaddy Delta region
  North Carolina Obama wins North Carolina vote
  Japan China-Japan leaders hold summit  Indiana  H. Clinton narrowly won Indiana primary

May 7 ... more > Top ^

May.7   Moscow     Russia swears in new president  Dmitry Medvedev wasted no time, naming his predecessor Vladimir Putin as his new prime minister two hours after he was sworn in  Myanmar  Cyclone victims 'storm' reopened shops   Tibet   Olympic flame lit on Everest peak   Chinese climbers bearing the flame have reached the summit. The climbers lighting the torch before taking the final steps up to the summit  Guantanamo  Gitmo detainee became suicide bomber  Myanmar  Fears storm toll could soar   Jerusalem Israel marks its 60th anniversary
 Madrid  Real Madrid celebrated league title

May 8 ... more > Top ^

May.8   Myanmar Rotting corpses pile up
 Myanmar  UN 'disappointed' at Burma access  Zimbabwe  Journalists, lawyer arrested   Jerusalem     Olmert faces new corruption probe
  Prime Minister is suspected of illicitly accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars before becoming PM
 New Jersey  Global manhunt ends in pedophile's arrest  Mosul  Leader of al Qaeda in Iraq captured  Beirut  Five killed in gun battles   Myanmar     Burma 'wants aid not foreigners'
  Burma wants supplies but not foreign aid workers, hours after the UN chief urged military leaders to prioritise relief work.    The foreign ministry insisted it would control the distribution itself. The United Nations pressures to speed up the issuing of visas to ...
 Moscow  Tanks rejoin V-Day parade

May 9 ... more > Top ^

May.9   Beirut     Hezbollah takes over west Beirut
  Gunmen from the Shia militant group have seized most of western Beirut, driving out supporters of the Western-backed government
  Myanmar U.N. 'furious' as Myanmar aid 'seized'  Myanmar  Burma warned over cyclone delays

May 10 ... more > Top ^

May.10  Zimbabwe  Tsvangirai to run in second round  Beirut  Army vows to resolve Hezbollah crisis   Myanmar Cyclone aid used to entice voters
 Sudan  Rebels 'reach Khartoum'  Beirut  Hezbollah to end Beirut seizure  Vatican  Pope: Sex can become 'like a drug'   Sudan Sudan cuts Chad ties over attack   Oklahoma Severe storms kill 18 in two U.S. states

May 11 ... more > Top ^

May.11   Northern England United claim 10th Premier League title
 Zimbabwe  Official: runoff must be delayed   Serbia   Pro-West president declares win
  Boris Tadic Declared victory in parliamentary elections, a upset over ultranationalists who tried to exploit anger over Kosovo's independence.    His bloc won 39 percent, about 10% more than the ultranationalist Serbian Radical Party...
 Lebanon  Hezbollah rocks eastern villages  Haiti  11 dead after overloaded ferry sinks   Myanmar U.S. aid flight en route to Myanmar   Beirut Hezbollah forces take revolt to mountains

May 12 ... more > Top ^

May.12   Sichuan     Quake death toll 50,000
Map of Sichuan
  80 percent of the buildings collapsed in the Beichuan Qiang Autonomous County after the 7.8-magnitude quake
 Several hundred students are also feared to be buried in collapsed school buildings. 'Five million' homeless in quake. A frightened schoolgirl was pulled safely from the rubble of a school dormitory. More than 4.3 million homes collapsed or sustained damage
  Sichuan Death toll rises in quake  Pakistan  Ministers set to resign

May 13 ... more > Top ^

May.13   Myanmar   Junta lacking in cyclone response  The government seems unaware of the scope of the death and destruction Cyclone Nargis wrought on the country more than a week ago   China Quake death toll tops 12,000
 Barcelona  Drought forces Barcelona to ship in water   India   Serial bomb blasts leave 60 dead   India is on high alert after a series of near-simultaneous explosions killed at least 60 people and wounded 150 in a top tourist spot   Sichuan     Rescuers reach epicentre   Chinese rescue teams have reached the epicentre of earthquake, Wenchuan county, where an estimated 60,000 people remain missing  USA  Clinton wins W Virginia primary  Myanmar  Myanmar allows more U.S. aid flights  Sichuan  China presses search for survivors

May 14 ... more > Top ^

May.14  Beijing  Child-killing virus hits Beijing  Sichuan  Quake toll close to 15,000   Northern England Zenit shuts out Rangers for UEFA Cup
  Sichuan Girl pulled from rubble after 50 hours   Myanmar UN raises Burma cyclone estimate  Sichuan  China steps up rescue operation

May 15 ... more > Top ^

May.15   Sichuan Quake death toll could reach 50,000
  Colombia Farc rebel link files 'genuine'   Sichuan     President Hu Jintao visits quake area Map of Sichuan
  Chinese President has flown to south-western Province, where it is feared up to 50,000 people may have died in the earthquake
 Myanmar  Storm aid frustrations grow

May 16 ... more > Top ^

May.16   Myanmar   Junta: Almost 78,000 dead in cyclone   Another 56,000 people remain missing two weeks after the storm   Sichuan     'Five million' homeless in quake   The extent of the problem only became clear when communications were restored. It is feared up to 50,000 may be dead  Zimbabwe  Run-off announced for end of June  Osama bin Laden  Bin Laden: Muslims must liberate Palestine  France  France angered by Burmese delays   Dominican Republic   President wins election  Leonel Fernandez was leading the presidential election with more than 53%. In second place was Dominican Revolutionary Party leader Maldonado  London  Brown: Burma 'guilty of inhuman action'  Sichuan  Hu Jintao spurs rescue effort

May 17 ... more > Top ^

May.17   Sichuan Quake effort resumes after panic
 Boston  Edward Kennedy taken to hospital  Myanmar  UN to press Burma on aid access

May 18 ... more > Top ^

May.18   Myanmar   Junta leader visits cyclone refugees   2 weeks after Cyclone Nargis, the country's reclusive junta leader Than Shwe visited a refugee camp outside Yangon   China China to mourn quake victims; toll mounts
 Milan  Super-sub Ibrahimovic seals title for Inter  Naples  Naples rubbish crisis sparks health fears   Singapore Burma neighbours in cyclone talks  Canada  Russia beat Canada for world gold   Colombia     Rebel leader surrenders
  Nelly Avila Moreno, also known as 'Karina' surrendered, the latest major blow for insurgents who have waged war against the state for 40 years


May 19 ... more > Top ^

May.19   Myanmar Myanmar agrees to regional cyclone aid
 Myanmar  Burma to mourn cyclone's victims  Johannesburg  'Anti-foreigner' violence kills 22   Venezuela   U.S. plane strays into Venezuela   A U.S. anti-drug aircraft strayed into Venezuelan airspace, ratcheting up tensions between the two nations. Venezuela has demanded an explan...  Ethiopia  Ethiopian millions 'risk hunger'  Colombia  FARC commander calls for dialogue  Sichuan  Warning panics quake zone

May 20 ... more > Top ^

May.20  Sichuan  Earthquake toll tops 40,000   Qatar   Deal agreed on Lebanon crisis  Arab mediators have been engaged in 2 days of talks to try to reconcile the West-backed government and the Hezbollah-led opposition   South Africa Thousands flee violence
 U.S. Senate  Gates: U.S. 'stuck' in Guantanamo  Kentucky  Clinton wins primary   Oregon Obama 'within reach' of victory

May 21 ... more > Top ^

May.21   Moscow   United victorious after shoot-out drama  Manchester United have won the Champions League 6-5 on penalties over Chelsea after final finished 1-1 after a dramatic rainy night  France  France braces for day of strikes  USA  U.S. handling of child detainees under fire  Myanmar  U.N. chief: focus now reconstruction

May 22 ... more > Top ^

May.22   Myanmar UN head tours cyclone-hit Burma
  China Quake death toll passes 50,000  South Africa  'Necklace' lynching returns   New York   Oil soars to new record over $135
  The price of oil is more than twice what it cost a year ago. The latest surge was driven by fallen US supplies of crude
  UN U.N.: Poor could pay 40% more for food  China  Earthquake toll jumps again

May 23 ... more > Top ^

May.23   Myanmar   Myanmar to admit all aid workers  U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon: Ruling junta agreed to 'allow all aid workers regardless of nationalities' into the country to help cyclone...   Sichuan Quake victims need millions of tents
 USA  McCain bid to reassure on health  Sichuan  Quake toll passes 60,000

May 24 ... more > Top ^

May.24   Naples   Violence breaks out over trash crisis
Map of Naples
  Police and protesters furiously clashed at government plans to dump mountains of uncollected trash from Naples in their towns
 8 Italian policemen and three other people have been injured
  Zimbabwe   Tsvangirai returns home  Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai returned to Zimbabwe for the first time since leaving the country after the controversial March 29 elect...  Kabul  Afghans appalled Marines not charged   Colombia     FARC leader dead
  Defense ministry: Pedro Antonio Marin, known as Manuel Marulanda Vilez and nicknamed Tirofijo, is believed to have died of a heart attack.    He is thought to be 78 years old. A national news magazine had earlier reported the death on 26 March, citing the defenc...
 Myanmar  Burma seeks crucial aid donations

May 25 ... more > Top ^

May.25   Beirut   MPs elect new president  Lebanon's parliament has elected army commander General Michel Suleiman as president, ending deadlock which has left the post vacant  Belgium  Boeing 747 splits in two on take off   USA   Historic pictures sent from Mars   The Mars Phoenix lander, a Nasa spacecraft, has sent back the first historic pictures of an unexplored region of Mars  Zimbabwe  At funeral, Tsvangirai criticizes Mugabe

May 26 ... more > Top ^

May.26   Ethiopia   Court sentences Mengistu to death  Supreme Court has sentenced former ruler Mengistu Haile Mariam, iin absentia, to death. He has lived in exile in Zimbabwe since 1991  Sri Lanka  Bomb rocks busy train  Sichuan  China ready to dynamite 'quake lake'   Iran Iran 'withholds nuclear details'
 Beirut  Hezbollah promises Lebanon cooperation  Chile  Pinochet suspects arrests ordered   Canada Foreign minister resigns  Colombia  FARC leader's death brings hostage hope

May 27 ... more > Top ^

May.27   Sichuan     Aftershocks demolish homes   2 aftershocks have destroyed about 420,000 houses in the region hit by an earthquake two weeks ago  Myanmar  Junta extends Suu Kyi house arrest  UN  6-year-olds forced into sex for food   Global World 'failing on human rights'


May 28 ... more > Top ^

May.28   Jerusalem     Call for PM to stand down  Israeli Defence Minister Barak has called on Ehud Olmert to take a leave of absence or resign as he battles allegations of corruption   France Life sentence for French killer
  Nepal   Nepal abolishes monarchy
  Newly elected leadership changed the country to a republic, a historic move that ended about 240 years of autocratic rule
 The Maoists were committed to ousting King Gyanendra. A constituent assembly meeting in Kathmandu, overwhelmingly voted to abolish royal rule. People celebrated wildly in the streets after news of the assembly vote
 Ireland  Deal reached to ban cluster bombs  Sweden  UN hosts key conference on Iraq

May 29 ... more > Top ^

May.29  Beijing  China seeks earthquake aid from Japan  UN  UN warns about higher food costs   Amazon Isolated tribe spotted   Global World Bank pledges $1.2 billion for food  Iceland  Iceland rocked by earthquake  Los Angeles  Lakers win Western Conference  Venezuela  Latin Americans to discuss cost of food  Panama  Chile's federal police chief killed in crash

May 30 ... more > Top ^

May.30  Portugal  Europe fuel protests spread wider  Myanmar  Logistics hamper relief   Honduras 4 dead after airliner overshoots runway
 Zimbabwe  Challenger blasts Mugabe's rule  Detroit  Boston back in NBA finals over Pistons  Washington  Burma policy costs lives, says US

May 31 ... more > Top ^

May.31   Sichuan Race against time to drain 'quake lake'
 Washington  US Democrats hold key poll talks  Baghdad  Security talks worry Shiites and Sunnis   Washington     Democrats reach delegate deal   Hillary Clinton's efforts to secure the Party's nomination for president have suffered a setback.


  Hezbollah takes over west Beirut




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May.8  Beirut  Five killed in gun battles
May.8  Moscow  Tanks rejoin V-Day parade
May.9   Beirut
  Gunmen from the Shia militant group have seized most of western Beirut, driving out supporters of the Western-backed government
May.10  Beirut  Army vows to resolve Hezbollah crisis May.10  Sudan  Rebels 'reach Khartoum' May.10  Beirut  Hezbollah to end Beirut seizure May.11  Lebanon  Hezbollah rocks eastern villages May.11   Beirut Hezbollah forces take revolt to mountains
May.15   Colombia Farc rebel link files 'genuine' May.18   Colombia   Rebel leader surrenders
  Nelly Avila Moreno, also known as 'Karina' surrendered, the latest major blow for insurgents who have waged war against the state for 40 years
May.19   Venezuela U.S. plane strays into Venezuela   A U.S. anti-drug aircraft strayed into Venezuelan airspace, ratcheting up tensions between the two nations. Venezuela has demanded an explan... May.19  Colombia  FARC commander calls for dialogue May.20  U.S. Senate  Gates: U.S. 'stuck' in Guantanamo May.24  Kabul  Afghans appalled Marines not charged May.26   Iran Iran 'withholds nuclear details' May.28  Ireland  Deal reached to ban cluster bombs May.31  Baghdad  Security talks worry Shiites and Sunnis



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2008 May.2  Southern Sudan  Air crash kills Sudanese minister May.3   China China on alert over deadly child virus
Map of Anhui China
  Health Ministry strengthened surveillance and dispatched specialists to the Anhui province as the death toll from a virulent virus climbed to 22
May.3   Myanmar   78,000 dead in cyclone, 56,000 missing Map of Myaungmya Myanmar
  Burma has declared 5 disaster areas, including Rangoon, after a large tropical cyclone hit the states of Irrawaddy, Bago, Karen and Mon
 As aid groups struggled to distribute supplies despite government obstacles, Myanmar TV was urging people to vote 'yes' in a referendum. The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, has warned of dire consequences if foreign aid workers continue to be denied access
May.4   Myanmar Hundreds feared dead in cyclone May.4  Myanmar  Burma 'must allow aid workers in' May.5   Myanmar   Myanmar death toll 'could reach 10,000'   Almost 4,000 people have died and another 3,000 remain missing as a result of this weekend's devastating cyclone May.5   Myanmar Death toll from cyclone more than 15,000 May.6   Myanmar   Cyclone death toll jumps to 22,000
  41,000 missing after the catastrophic cyclone that battered the country. The U.N. estimated up to a million could be homeless
 Aid agencies begin what they expect to be a major relief operation to help tens of thousands left without clean water and shelter. Up to 1.5 million people may have been affected by Cyclone Nargis, which devastated the Irrawaddy Delta region
May.7  Myanmar  Cyclone victims 'storm' reopened shops May.7  Myanmar  Fears storm toll could soar May.8   Myanmar Rotting corpses pile up
May.9  Myanmar  Burma warned over cyclone delays May.10   Myanmar Cyclone aid used to entice voters May.10   Oklahoma Severe storms kill 18 in two U.S. states May.11  Haiti  11 dead after overloaded ferry sinks May.12   Sichuan   Quake death toll 50,000 Map of Sichuan
  80 percent of the buildings collapsed in the Beichuan Qiang Autonomous County after the 7.8-magnitude quake
 Several hundred students are also feared to be buried in collapsed school buildings. 'Five million' homeless in quake. A frightened schoolgirl was pulled safely from the rubble of a school dormitory. More than 4.3 million homes collapsed or sustained damage
May.12   Sichuan Death toll rises in quake May.13   China Quake death toll tops 12,000 May.13  Barcelona  Drought forces Barcelona to ship in water May.13   Sichuan   Rescuers reach epicentre   Chinese rescue teams have reached the epicentre of earthquake, Wenchuan county, where an estimated 60,000 people remain missing May.13  Sichuan  China presses search for survivors May.14  Beijing  Child-killing virus hits Beijing May.14  Sichuan  Quake toll close to 15,000 May.14   Sichuan Girl pulled from rubble after 50 hours May.14   Myanmar UN raises Burma cyclone estimate May.14  Sichuan  China steps up rescue operation May.15   Sichuan Quake death toll could reach 50,000 May.15   Sichuan   President Hu Jintao visits quake area Map of Sichuan
  Chinese President has flown to south-western Province, where it is feared up to 50,000 people may have died in the earthquake
May.15  Myanmar  Storm aid frustrations grow May.16   Myanmar Junta: Almost 78,000 dead in cyclone   Another 56,000 people remain missing two weeks after the storm May.16   Sichuan   'Five million' homeless in quake   The extent of the problem only became clear when communications were restored. It is feared up to 50,000 may be dead May.16  Sichuan  Hu Jintao spurs rescue effort May.17   Sichuan Quake effort resumes after panic May.18   Myanmar Junta leader visits cyclone refugees   2 weeks after Cyclone Nargis, the country's reclusive junta leader Than Shwe visited a refugee camp outside Yangon May.18   China China to mourn quake victims; toll mounts May.18  Naples  Naples rubbish crisis sparks health fears May.18   Singapore Burma neighbours in cyclone talks May.19   Myanmar Myanmar agrees to regional cyclone aid May.19  Myanmar  Burma to mourn cyclone's victims May.19  Ethiopia  Ethiopian millions 'risk hunger' May.19  Sichuan  Warning panics quake zone May.20  Sichuan  Earthquake toll tops 40,000 May.21  Myanmar  U.N. chief: focus now reconstruction May.22   Myanmar UN head tours cyclone-hit Burma May.22   China Quake death toll passes 50,000 May.22   UN U.N.: Poor could pay 40% more for food May.22  China  Earthquake toll jumps again May.23   Myanmar Myanmar to admit all aid workers  U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon: Ruling junta agreed to 'allow all aid workers regardless of nationalities' into the country to help cyclone... May.23   Sichuan Quake victims need millions of tents May.23  Sichuan  Quake toll passes 60,000 May.24  Myanmar  Burma seeks crucial aid donations May.25  Belgium  Boeing 747 splits in two on take off May.26  Sichuan  China ready to dynamite 'quake lake' May.27   Sichuan   Aftershocks demolish homes   2 aftershocks have destroyed about 420,000 houses in the region hit by an earthquake two weeks ago May.29  Beijing  China seeks earthquake aid from Japan May.29  Iceland  Iceland rocked by earthquake May.29  Panama  Chile's federal police chief killed in crash May.30  Myanmar  Logistics hamper relief May.30   Honduras 4 dead after airliner overshoots runway May.30  Washington  Burma policy costs lives, says US May.31   Sichuan Race against time to drain 'quake lake'



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2008 May.1  St. Petersburg  Zenit crush Bayern to reach UEFA final May.4  Munich  Bayern clinch 20th Bundesliga title May.4  Madrid  Real Madrid leave it late to claim title May.7   Tibet Olympic flame lit on Everest peak   Chinese climbers bearing the flame have reached the summit. The climbers lighting the torch before taking the final steps up to the summit May.7  Madrid  Real Madrid celebrated league title May.11   Northern England United claim 10th Premier League title
May.14   Northern England Zenit shuts out Rangers for UEFA Cup May.18  Milan  Super-sub Ibrahimovic seals title for Inter May.18  Canada  Russia beat Canada for world gold May.21   Moscow United victorious after shoot-out drama  Manchester United have won the Champions League 6-5 on penalties over Chelsea after final finished 1-1 after a dramatic rainy night May.29  Los Angeles  Lakers win Western Conference May.30  Detroit  Boston back in NBA finals over Pistons



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2008 May.1  Italy  Income details posted on web May.1   Washington Bush offers $770m for food crisis
May.2  Cuba  Home computer ban lifted May.3  Global  Asian bank in food crisis warning May.3   Microsoft Microsoft walks away from Yahoo May.5  Somalia  Two die in currency riot May.7  Myanmar  Cyclone victims 'storm' reopened shops May.21  France  France braces for day of strikes May.21  Myanmar  U.N. chief: focus now reconstruction May.22   New York Oil soars to new record over $135
  The price of oil is more than twice what it cost a year ago. The latest surge was driven by fallen US supplies of crude
May.22   UN U.N.: Poor could pay 40% more for food
May.29  UN  UN warns about higher food costs May.29   Global World Bank pledges $1.2 billion for food May.29  Venezuela  Latin Americans to discuss cost of food May.30  Portugal  Europe fuel protests spread wider May.31   Sichuan Race against time to drain 'quake lake'



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2008 May.1  London  Jury sees video of London bombings May.2  Yemen  Many feared dead in blast May.3  Austria  Incest father was 'tyrant' May.4   Baghdad Iraq First Lady survives bombing
May.5  Austria  Cellar plan 'from 1978' May.7  Guantanamo  Gitmo detainee became suicide bomber May.8   Jerusalem   Olmert faces new corruption probe
  Prime Minister is suspected of illicitly accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars before becoming PM
May.8  New Jersey  Global manhunt ends in pedophile's arrest May.8  Mosul  Leader of al Qaeda in Iraq captured May.13   India Serial bomb blasts leave 60 dead   India is on high alert after a series of near-simultaneous explosions killed at least 60 people and wounded 150 in a top tourist spot May.16  Osama bin Laden  Bin Laden: Muslims must liberate Palestine May.19  Johannesburg  'Anti-foreigner' violence kills 22 May.20   South Africa Thousands flee violence
May.20  U.S. Senate  Gates: U.S. 'stuck' in Guantanamo May.22  South Africa  'Necklace' lynching returns May.26   Ethiopia Court sentences Mengistu to death  Supreme Court has sentenced former ruler Mengistu Haile Mariam, iin absentia, to death. He has lived in exile in Zimbabwe since 1991 May.26  Sri Lanka  Bomb rocks busy train May.26  Chile  Pinochet suspects arrests ordered May.26  Colombia  FARC leader's death brings hostage hope May.27  UN  6-year-olds forced into sex for food May.28   France Life sentence for French killer



World, May 2008 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2008 May.1  Zimbabwe  Mugabe opponents face vote ultimatum May.1   Washington Bush offers $770m for food crisis
May.1  England  Labour suffers big council losses May.2   Zimbabwe Officials: rivals face runoff  A runoff has been declared in presidential election after officials said main Tsvangirai won 47.9% of votes, compared to 43.2% for Mugabe May.2  Pakistan  Fired judges getting jobs back May.2   Zimbabwe Mugabe rivals reject poll result May.2   London New mayor is eccentric, offensive May.2  Cuba  Home computer ban lifted May.3  China  Dalai Lama envoys to meet China officials May.3  Zimbabwe  Run-off remains in doubt May.3   Belarus U.S. diplomats leave Belarus May.3  Zimbabwe  Opposition holds firm against runoff May.4  Zimbabwe  Tsvangirai delays runoff decision May.4   Bolivia State backs autonomy   Thousands of people in the state of Santa Cruz celebrated the success of a referendum on autonomy, but the president said the measure failed May.4  Myanmar  Burma 'must allow aid workers in' May.5  Somalia  Two die in currency riot May.6   North Carolina Obama wins North Carolina vote May.6   Japan China-Japan leaders hold summit May.6  Indiana  H. Clinton narrowly won Indiana primary May.7   Moscow   Russia swears in new president  Dmitry Medvedev wasted no time, naming his predecessor Vladimir Putin as his new prime minister two hours after he was sworn in May.7   Jerusalem Israel marks its 60th anniversary May.8  Myanmar  UN 'disappointed' at Burma access May.8  Zimbabwe  Journalists, lawyer arrested May.8   Jerusalem   Olmert faces new corruption probe
  Prime Minister is suspected of illicitly accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars before becoming PM
May.8   Myanmar   Burma 'wants aid not foreigners'
  Burma wants supplies but not foreign aid workers, hours after the UN chief urged military leaders to prioritise relief work.    The foreign ministry insisted it would control the distribution itself. The United Nations pressures to speed up the issuing of visas to ...
May.8  Moscow  Tanks rejoin V-Day parade May.9   Myanmar U.N. 'furious' as Myanmar aid 'seized' May.9  Myanmar  Burma warned over cyclone delays May.10  Zimbabwe  Tsvangirai to run in second round May.10  Beirut  Army vows to resolve Hezbollah crisis May.10   Myanmar Cyclone aid used to entice voters May.10  Vatican  Pope: Sex can become 'like a drug' May.10   Sudan Sudan cuts Chad ties over attack May.11  Zimbabwe  Official: runoff must be delayed May.11   Serbia Pro-West president declares win
  Boris Tadic Declared victory in parliamentary elections, a upset over ultranationalists who tried to exploit anger over Kosovo's independence.    His bloc won 39 percent, about 10% more than the ultranationalist Serbian Radical Party...
May.11   Myanmar U.S. aid flight en route to Myanmar May.12  Pakistan  Ministers set to resign May.13   Myanmar Junta lacking in cyclone response  The government seems unaware of the scope of the death and destruction Cyclone Nargis wrought on the country more than a week ago May.13  USA  Clinton wins W Virginia primary May.13  Myanmar  Myanmar allows more U.S. aid flights May.15   Colombia Farc rebel link files 'genuine' May.15   Sichuan   President Hu Jintao visits quake area Map of Sichuan
  Chinese President has flown to south-western Province, where it is feared up to 50,000 people may have died in the earthquake
May.15  Myanmar  Storm aid frustrations grow May.16  Zimbabwe  Run-off announced for end of June May.16  France  France angered by Burmese delays May.16   Dominican Republic President wins election  Leonel Fernandez was leading the presidential election with more than 53%. In second place was Dominican Revolutionary Party leader Maldonado May.16  London  Brown: Burma 'guilty of inhuman action' May.16  Sichuan  Hu Jintao spurs rescue effort May.17  Boston  Edward Kennedy taken to hospital May.17  Myanmar  UN to press Burma on aid access May.18   Myanmar Junta leader visits cyclone refugees   2 weeks after Cyclone Nargis, the country's reclusive junta leader Than Shwe visited a refugee camp outside Yangon May.18   China China to mourn quake victims; toll mounts May.18   Singapore Burma neighbours in cyclone talks May.19   Myanmar Myanmar agrees to regional cyclone aid May.19  Myanmar  Burma to mourn cyclone's victims May.19  Johannesburg  'Anti-foreigner' violence kills 22 May.19  Colombia  FARC commander calls for dialogue May.20   Qatar Deal agreed on Lebanon crisis  Arab mediators have been engaged in 2 days of talks to try to reconcile the West-backed government and the Hezbollah-led opposition May.20  Kentucky  Clinton wins primary May.20   Oregon Obama 'within reach' of victory May.21  USA  U.S. handling of child detainees under fire May.21  Myanmar  U.N. chief: focus now reconstruction May.22   Myanmar UN head tours cyclone-hit Burma May.23   Myanmar Myanmar to admit all aid workers  U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon: Ruling junta agreed to 'allow all aid workers regardless of nationalities' into the country to help cyclone... May.23  USA  McCain bid to reassure on health May.24   Naples Violence breaks out over trash crisis
Map of Naples
  Police and protesters furiously clashed at government plans to dump mountains of uncollected trash from Naples in their towns
 8 Italian policemen and three other people have been injured
May.24   Zimbabwe Tsvangirai returns home  Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai returned to Zimbabwe for the first time since leaving the country after the controversial March 29 elect... May.24  Kabul  Afghans appalled Marines not charged May.24   Colombia   FARC leader dead
  Defense ministry: Pedro Antonio Marin, known as Manuel Marulanda Vilez and nicknamed Tirofijo, is believed to have died of a heart attack.    He is thought to be 78 years old. A national news magazine had earlier reported the death on 26 March, citing the defenc...
May.24  Myanmar  Burma seeks crucial aid donations May.25   Beirut MPs elect new president  Lebanon's parliament has elected army commander General Michel Suleiman as president, ending deadlock which has left the post vacant May.25   USA Historic pictures sent from Mars   The Mars Phoenix lander, a Nasa spacecraft, has sent back the first historic pictures of an unexplored region of Mars May.25  Zimbabwe  At funeral, Tsvangirai criticizes Mugabe May.26  Beirut  Hezbollah promises Lebanon cooperation May.26   Canada Foreign minister resigns
May.27  Myanmar  Junta extends Suu Kyi house arrest May.27   Global World 'failing on human rights' May.28   Jerusalem   Call for PM to stand down  Israeli Defence Minister Barak has called on Ehud Olmert to take a leave of absence or resign as he battles allegations of corruption May.28   Nepal Nepal abolishes monarchy
  Newly elected leadership changed the country to a republic, a historic move that ended about 240 years of autocratic rule
 The Maoists were committed to ousting King Gyanendra. A constituent assembly meeting in Kathmandu, overwhelmingly voted to abolish royal rule. People celebrated wildly in the streets after news of the assembly vote
May.28  Ireland  Deal reached to ban cluster bombs May.28  Sweden  UN hosts key conference on Iraq May.29  Beijing  China seeks earthquake aid from Japan May.29   Amazon Isolated tribe spotted
May.29  Venezuela  Latin Americans to discuss cost of food May.30  Portugal  Europe fuel protests spread wider May.30  Zimbabwe  Challenger blasts Mugabe's rule May.30  Washington  Burma policy costs lives, says US May.31  Washington  US Democrats hold key poll talks May.31  Baghdad  Security talks worry Shiites and Sunnis May.31   Washington   Democrats reach delegate deal   Hillary Clinton's efforts to secure the Party's nomination for president have suffered a setback.