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B. 05-01 'Flu' hotel sealed off Hong Kong
C. 05-03 Berlusconi's wife to divorce him Italy
D. 05-03 WHO: cases of H1N1 virus now at 787 Global
4. 05-06 Pakistani forces, Taliban clash Swat Valley, NW Pakistan
F. 05-11 Pope addresses Holocaust on Israel visit Tel Aviv
05-12 War zone hospital 'hit' Sri Lanka
H. 05-14 Suu Kyi taken to prison Rangoon, Myanmar
8. 05-15 Thousands flee fighting West Pakistan

Summary.     Click for More > Suu Kyi taken to prison Thousands flee fighting  Thousands of people are streaming into camps seeking refuge from the conflict between the army and Taliban rebels in the country's north-west Sri Lanka claims last rebel area taken
'Flu' hotel sealed off   Berlusconi's wife to divorce him  Veronica Lario, the wife of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, has confirmed that she will file for divorce   WHO: cases of H1N1 virus now at 787  The number of swine flu cases worldwide now stands at 787 with two additional deaths reported in Mexico Pakistani forces, Taliban clash Pope addresses Holocaust on Israel visit Demjanjuk deported to Germany War zone hospital 'hit'
May.1   Hong Kong
May.2  Global  Number of confirmed H1N1 cases soars
 Mexico  Mexico plea as virus 'stabilises'
May.3   Italy
  Global
 Global  WHO warns against flu complacency
May.4  UN  U.N. wary of second wave of swine flu
 Turkey  45 killed in attack on wedding party
May.5  NW Pakistan  Swat residents 'flee their homes'
May.6   NW Pakistan
 Washington  Obama hails unity over al-Qaeda
May.7  Pakistan  Displaced Pakistanis crowd camps
 Malaysia  Terrorism suspect arrested
May.8  Jordan  Pope begins Mid-East pilgrimage
 NW Pakistan  Tens of thousands flee war-torn region
May.9  South Africa  Zuma sworn in as South Africa's president
 Global  WHO reports big jump in swine flu cases
May.10  Sri Lanka  Shelling kills 378 civilians in 'no-fire' zone
May.11   Tel Aviv
 Iran  U.S. journalist freed in Iran
 Sri Lanka  UN mourns Sri Lanka 'bloodbath'
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 Washington  US sacks top Afghanistan general
May.12   Sri Lanka
  The government forces have shelled a hospital inside the conflict zone killing at least 49 people
 Jerusalem  Pope visits holy sites
May.13  European Union  EC fines computer chipmaker Intel $1.4B
 Washington  Obama stopped to detainee photo releases
May.14   Myanmar
May.15   West Pakistan
 Washington  Obama to resurrect military tribunals
  Sri Lanka
  Ministry of Defense: Sri Lankan government soldiers seized the last remaining coastal stretch under the control of Tamil Tiger rebels.    The seizure marks the total capture of coastlin...
  India Congress alliance well ahead in election May.16  Northern England  Man Utd clinch record title  Kuwait  Kuwait votes for first female MPs May.18   Sri Lanka Sri Lanka: Tamil leader has been killed  The government said its forces had killed Tamil rebel chief Velupillai Prabhakaran as he attempted to flee  Washington  Obama presses Netanyahu over 2-states  London  Key lawmaker in expenses scandal  Sri Lanka  Sri Lanka leader hails 'victory' May.19   London Speaker quits 'for sake of unity'  Somalia  Ethiopian forces back in Somalia  Washington  Obama to curb vehicle emissions  Japan  Japan's economy in record plunge   Jakarta Nearly 100 dead in military plane crash May.20  Ireland  Abuse 'endemic' at Catholic institutions  Iran  Iran announces new missile test  Istanbul  Jadson strike wins UEFA Cup for Shakhtar  U.S. Senate  Guantanamo detainee move blocked May.21  Egypt  Death for killers of Lebanese star  Washington  Obama: Gitmo 'weakens US security'  Malawi  President Mutharika wins re-election May.22  Sri Lanka  Sri Lanka celebrates end of civil war  Somalia  Fierce battle in Somali capital   South Korea Ex-S Korea leader 'kills himself'  Roh Moo-hyun , 62, had been under investigation for alleged corruption, has apparently committed suicide by jumping into a ravine May.23  NW Pakistan  Pakistan army 'in Taliban city' May.25   North Korea   N. Korea conducted second nuclear test Map of Kilchu North Korea
  North Korea announces that it has conducted a second successful nuclear test at an underground facility near Kilchu.    South Korea’s cabinet is holding an emergency meeting after it detected an artificial earthquake in North Korea....
 Washington  US backs North Korea's neighbours May.26   North Korea N. Korea fires short-range missiles  North Korea fired two short-range missiles from its east coast -- a day after conducting a nuclear test   Lahore Huge explosion in central Lahore   North Korea N Korea threatens military action May.27   Rome Barcelona claim Champions League glory  Barcelona completed an historic treble with a 2-0 win over holders Manchester United in the final. Goals: Samuel Eto'o and Lionel Messi  Washington  U.S. warns N. Korea of 'consequences' May.28   Brazil Dam bursts after more rain  Southern Iran  Many die in Zahedan mosque bombing May.29  South Korea  Koreans turn out in force for Roh  Berlin  Germany picks Magna to save Opel  Iran  Iran executes trio for mosque bombing May.30   NW Pakistan Pakistan secures key Swat Valley city   The Pakistani security forces have taken back the city of Mingora from the Taliban, calling it a significant victory in its offensive  NW Pakistan  Pakistan seeks 'hardcore' Taliban May.31  Israel  Israel stages biggest-ever war drill  NW Pakistan  Mingora city centre 'destroyed'  England  Last Titanic survivor dies at 97


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USA
Obama hails unity over al-Qaeda
US sacks top Afghanistan general
Obama stopped to detainee photo releases
Obama presses Netanyahu over 2-states
Obama to curb vehicle emissions
Guantanamo detainee move blocked
Obama: Gitmo 'weakens US security'
Pakistan urged over Taliban fight
Demjanjuk deported to Germany
US sacks top Afghanistan general
Obama to resurrect military tribunals
'H1N1 flu no worse than regular flu'
Obama to curb vehicle emissions
Demjanjuk deported to Germany
Obama to resurrect military tribunals
Guantanamo detainee move blocked
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Swat residents 'flee their homes'
Pakistani forces, Taliban clash
Displaced Pakistanis crowd camps
Tens of thousands flee war-torn region
Thousands flee fighting
Pakistan army 'in Taliban city'
Pakistan secures key Swat Valley city
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Huge explosion in central Lahore
European Union
Berlusconi's wife to divorce him
Key lawmaker in expenses scandal
Speaker quits 'for sake of unity'
Abuse 'endemic' at Catholic institutions
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West Pakistan Your ad is here
Swat residents 'flee their homes'
Pakistani forces, Taliban clash
Tens of thousands flee war-torn region
Thousands flee fighting
Pakistan army 'in Taliban city'
Pakistan secures key Swat Valley city
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Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka celebrates end of civil war
War zone hospital 'hit'
Sri Lanka claims last rebel area taken
Sri Lanka: Tamil leader has been killed
Sri Lanka leader hails 'victory'
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NW Pakistan Your ad is here
Swat residents 'flee their homes'
Pakistani forces, Taliban clash
Tens of thousands flee war-torn region
Pakistan army 'in Taliban city'
Pakistan secures key Swat Valley city
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Arab Countries
Pope begins Mid-East pilgrimage
Kuwait votes for first female MPs
Ethiopian forces back in Somalia
Fierce battle in Somali capital
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Death for killers of Lebanese star
Korea
Ex-S Korea leader 'kills himself'
N Korea threatens military action
Koreans turn out in force for Roh
N. Korea conducted second nuclear test
N. Korea fires short-range missiles
N Korea threatens military action
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United Kingdom
Key lawmaker in expenses scandal
Speaker quits 'for sake of unity'
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May 1 ... more > Top ^

May.1   Hong Kong  
  About 300 people have been placed under quarantine after a guest there became China's first confirmed swine flu case
 Myanmar  UN warning over Burma cyclone aid  Beijing  China moves to curb virus spread

May 2 ... more > Top ^

May.2   Global Number of confirmed H1N1 cases soars
  Mexico Mexico plea as virus 'stabilises'

May 3 ... more > Top ^

May.3   Italy     Berlusconi's wife to divorce him
  Veronica Lario, the wife of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, has confirmed that she will file for divorce
  Global     WHO: cases of H1N1 virus now at 787
  The number of swine flu cases worldwide now stands at 787 with two additional deaths reported in Mexico
 The pigs may have been infected by a Canadian farmer who recently returned from a trip to Mexico
 Rome  Nadal captures record 4th Rome Masters   Global WHO warns against flu complacency  Nepal  President tells general to stay  Panama  Martinelli claims victory as president

May 4 ... more > Top ^

May.4   UN U.N. wary of second wave of swine flu
 West Pakistan  Taliban face human shields charge  Mexico  Mexico to begin lifting flu curbs   Turkey 45 killed in attack on wedding party  Washington  'H1N1 flu no worse than regular flu'

May 5 ... more > Top ^

May.5   NW Pakistan Swat residents 'flee their homes'
 London  Man United crush Arsenal to reach final  Washington  Pakistan urged over Taliban fight  Washington  Biden prods Israel on settlements  Texas  U.S. marks second swine flu-linked death

May 6 ... more > Top ^

May.6   NW Pakistan   Pakistani forces, Taliban clash
Map of Swat Valley Pakistan
  Military is pounding Taliban targets in the Swat Valley, trying to clear militants who control parts of the district's main city.    Taliban had laid siege to Mingora, looting banks, attacking army headquarters, the police station, and ...
 South Africa  Zuma elected South African leader  Afghanistan  US Afghan strikes 'killed dozens'   Washington     Obama hails unity over al-Qaeda  US President has said after meeting his Afghan and Pakistani counterparts that they are united in the goal of defeating al-Qaeda  U.S. Senate  Time short to stop Iran, investigator says  London  Last-gasp Barcelona edge through to final  Philippines  'Pacman' to return home despite flu fears

May 7 ... more > Top ^

May.7  NW Pakistan  Troops killed in clashes  Southern China  2008 quake killed 5,335 students  Pakistan  Pakistan 'to eliminate militants'  USA  Ten US banks fail 'stress tests'  Brazil  31 dead, 50,000 homeless in flooding   Pakistan Displaced Pakistanis crowd camps
  Malaysia Terrorism suspect arrested

May 8 ... more > Top ^

May.8   Jordan     Pope begins Mid-East pilgrimage  Benedict XVI stressed his 'deep respect' for Islam as he arrived in Jordan to begin a Middle East visit  Hong Kong  'Flu' hotel guests free   NW Pakistan   Tens of thousands flee war-torn region   The United Nations' refugee agency warned of a 'massive displacement' of civilians as military broadens its offensive against Taliban  Southern California  Wildfire scorches 8,600 acres

May 9 ... more > Top ^

May.9   South Africa     Zuma sworn in as South Africa's president   Jacob Zuma was inaugurated in an exuberant ceremony filled with heads of state and former presidents   Global WHO reports big jump in swine flu cases
 South Africa  Zuma warning of economic 'pinch'  Iran  Iran court hears reporter appeal  NW Pakistan  Pakistan urging residents to flee  Moscow  Gas blast causes fire

May 10 ... more > Top ^

May.10   Sri Lanka Shelling kills 378 civilians in 'no-fire' zone
 Switzerland  Russia edges Canada 2-1 in hockey final

May 11 ... more > Top ^

May.11   Tel Aviv     Pope addresses Holocaust on Israel visit
  Benedict XVI started his visit by acknowledging the millions killed in the Holocaust and endorsing a two-state solution to the Palestinian conflict
  Iran   U.S. journalist freed in Iran  Iran has released imprisoned Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi. The verdict against her was reversed in the appeal court   Sri Lanka UN mourns Sri Lanka 'bloodbath'
 Baghdad  U.S. soldier kills 4 troops   Ohio     Demjanjuk deported to Germany Map of Cleveland Ohio
  Nazi war crimes suspect John Demjanjuk, 89, was deported after he was removed from his home
  Washington US sacks top Afghanistan general

May 12 ... more > Top ^

May.12   Sri Lanka   War zone hospital 'hit'
  The government forces have shelled a hospital inside the conflict zone killing at least 49 people
  Jerusalem Pope visits holy sites
 Kenya  'Guilty' aristocrat awaits sentencing  Libya  Terrorist who provided link to Iraq dead  Sudan  Sudan leader denies Darfur crimes  India  Election starts final phase

May 13 ... more > Top ^

May.13   European Union EC fines computer chipmaker Intel $1.4B
  Washington Obama stopped to detainee photo releases  Myanmar  Suu Kyi 'to be charged'

May 14 ... more > Top ^

May.14   Myanmar     Suu Kyi taken to prison
Map of Rangoon Myanmar
  Pro-democracy leader is to face trial for breaching the conditions of her detention under house arrest.    She was taken to a prison from her home, where she has spent most of the past 19 years. The American man, John Ye...
 NW Pakistan  Pakistan lifts Swat valley curfew

May 15 ... more > Top ^

May.15   West Pakistan   Thousands flee fighting
  Thousands of people are streaming into camps seeking refuge from the conflict between the army and Taliban rebels in the country's north-west
  Washington     Obama to resurrect military tribunals  President is planning to resume the Bush administration's military commission system for some Guantanamo detainees  Sri Lanka  President says civil war in 'final phase'  USA  Anger at Obama Guantanamo ruling   Sri Lanka   Sri Lanka claims last rebel area taken
  Ministry of Defense: Sri Lankan government soldiers seized the last remaining coastal stretch under the control of Tamil Tiger rebels
 The seizure marks the total capture of coastline territory previously controlled by the rebels,
  India   Congress alliance well ahead in election
  Early counting trends show the ruling Congress-led alliance well ahead of the opposition BJP coalition in India's general election.    The trends showed Congress ahead in 225 seats, the BJP in 155 and the Third...


May 16 ... more > Top ^

May.16   Northern England Man Utd clinch record title   Kuwait   Kuwait votes for first female MPs  Kuwait has elected its first female MPs, Aseel al-Awadhi and Rola Dashti, following the country's third general election in three years  Sri Lanka  70 Tamil Tigers 'killed' by army  Barcelona  Barca claim Spanish league title

May 17 ... more > Top ^

May.17  Milan  Inter secure fourth consecutive Scudetto  Sri Lanka  Rebels 'call ceasefire'  Lithuania  EU official claims Lithuania win  West Pakistan  1,000 militants killed in offensive  Sri Lanka  Sri Lanka battles Tiger remnants  Sri Lanka  Four senior Tamil Tigers 'dead'

May 18 ... more > Top ^

May.18   Sri Lanka   Sri Lanka: Tamil leader has been killed
  The government said its forces had killed Tamil rebel chief Velupillai Prabhakaran as he attempted to flee
  Washington   Obama presses Netanyahu over 2-states   US President has urged visiting Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to accept a Palestinian state. Obama said the US would be 'engaged in the proc...   London Key lawmaker in expenses scandal   Sri Lanka   Sri Lanka leader hails 'victory'   In a speech to the parliament, Mahinda Rajapaksa has declared the country 'liberated' from Tamil Tiger rebels after a 26-year war

May 19 ... more > Top ^

May.19   London   Speaker quits 'for sake of unity'
  Michael Martin has told MPs he intends to stand down, so becoming the first Commons Speaker to be forced out of office for 300 years
  Somalia   Ethiopian forces back in Somalia   Ethiopian forces returned to Somalia, some equipped with heavy artillery, seizing control of a Somali border town   Washington Obama to curb vehicle emissions  Global  Number of H1N1 cases nears 10,000   Japan   Japan's economy in record plunge  The country economy has seen its worst ever quarterly performance, with GDP shrinking 4% in the first three months of 2009  Pakistan  U.S. give $100M for displaced Pakistanis   Jakarta   Nearly 100 dead in military plane crash Map of Madiun Indonesia
  112 people were thought to be aboard when the Hercules transport plane crashed into a residential area in east Java.    Hercules came down hitting houses before skidding into a rice field wher...


May 20 ... more > Top ^

May.20   Ireland Abuse 'endemic' at Catholic institutions
  Iran   Iran announces new missile test  Iran announced that it successfully tested another 'Sajil', a surface-to-surface missile with a range that makes it capable of reaching Euro...   Istanbul Jadson strike wins UEFA Cup for Shakhtar   U.S. Senate Guantanamo detainee move blocked  Washington  Gitmo detainee to face trial in New York  New York  Arrests in New York 'attack plot'

May 21 ... more > Top ^

May.21   Egypt Death for killers of Lebanese star
  Washington Obama: Gitmo 'weakens US security'  Sri Lanka  Sri L-ka: We provide enough for refugees   Malawi President Mutharika wins re-election  U.S. Senate  US commander in Pakistan warning

May 22 ... more > Top ^

May.22   Sri Lanka Sri Lanka celebrates end of civil war
 Pakistan  UN in $543m Pakistan aid appeal  Myanmar  Suu Kyi claims innocence   Somalia   Fierce battle in Somali capital   Pro-government forces have launched a major attack against Islamist militants controlling parts of the capital. At least 36 people were kill...   South Korea   Ex-S Korea leader 'kills himself'
  Roh Moo-hyun , 62, had been under investigation for alleged corruption, has apparently committed suicide by jumping into a ravine
 He was mountain climbing near his home and had left a brief suicide note and had left a brief suicide note. In the message, Roh described his life as difficult and apologised for making 'too many people suffer'
 US Georgia  Candidate virus for H1N1 vaccine arrives  Northeastern Brazil  Plane crash in kills 11

May 23 ... more > Top ^

May.23   NW Pakistan Pakistan army 'in Taliban city'
 West Germany  Wolfsburg win first German league title  Sri Lanka  U.N. secretary-general in Sri Lanka visit  NW Pakistan  Army 'progress' in Swat  Venezuela  Globovision president's home raided  Iran  Iran blocks access to Facebook

May 24 ... more > Top ^

May.24  Iran  Supporters cheer Iran's 'Michelle Obama'  Morocco  11 killed at music festival stampede

May 25 ... more > Top ^

May.25   North Korea     N. Korea conducted second nuclear test
Map of Kilchu North Korea
  North Korea announces that it has conducted a second successful nuclear test at an underground facility near Kilchu
 South Korea’s cabinet is holding an emergency meeting after it detected an artificial earthquake in North Korea. Later North Korea’s Central News Agency confirmed that the nation conducted its second underground nuclear test
  Washington US backs North Korea's neighbours  Myanmar  Suu Kyi 'will testify' at trial  Iran  Ahmadinejad dismisses nuclear talks

May 26 ... more > Top ^

May.26   North Korea   N. Korea fires short-range missiles
  North Korea fired two short-range missiles from its east coast -- a day after conducting a nuclear test
 Washington  Obama chooses Supreme Court judge  North Korea  North Korea fired another missile   Lahore   Huge explosion in central Lahore
Map of Lahore
  An explosion, near the city police headquarters and the high court, reduced at least one building to rubble and sent plumes of thick smoke
  North Korea   N Korea threatens military action
  North Korea has warned of a military response after S. Korea joined an anti-proliferation exercise which allow it to search the North's ships
 Mexico  Secret raids ensnare 10 mayors

May 27 ... more > Top ^

May.27  Lahore  Taliban blamed for Lahore attack  Detroit  GM ponders future as deal fails   Rome   Barcelona claim Champions League glory
  Barcelona completed an historic treble with a 2-0 win over holders Manchester United in the final. Goals: Samuel Eto'o and Lionel Messi
 Catalan giants dominated the showdown in the Stadio Olimpico. FC Barcelona became the first football team ever to win six out of six competitions in a single year thus completing the sextuple, comprising the La Liga, Copa del Rey, Supercopa de España, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup. Lionel Messi was named FIFA World Player of the Year
  Washington U.S. warns N. Korea of 'consequences'  Washington  Clinton: No exception on Israeli settlement  Detroit  Wings win in OT, head back to Cup finals  Chiapas  5 Ecuadorians rescued adrift for weeks

May 28 ... more > Top ^

May.28  Myanmar  Online campaign supports Suu Kyi  Peshawar  Fresh blasts hit Pakistani city   Brazil   Dam bursts after more rain
Map of State of Ceara Brazil
  A dam burst in the northeastern village of Cocal left a girl dead and three people missing. 800 to 2,000 homes near the dam were inundated
  Southern Iran   Many die in Zahedan mosque bombing   A bomb south-east Iran in a mainly Sunni Muslim city has killed at least 19 people and injured 60 at the time of evening prayer  Washington  Obama talks with Abbas  Washington  U.S. officials eye N. Korea in Asia talks

May 29 ... more > Top ^

May.29   South Korea Koreans turn out in force for Roh
 Austria  Magna 'agrees to buy GM Europe'  London  Report: Climate change crisis catastrophic   Berlin Germany picks Magna to save Opel   Iran Iran executes trio for mosque bombing  Colorado  Kobe, Lakers advance over Nuggets

May 30 ... more > Top ^

May.30   NW Pakistan   Pakistan secures key Swat Valley city
Map of Mingora Pakistan
  The Pakistani security forces have taken back the city of Mingora from the Taliban, calling it a significant victory in its offensive
 Fighting intensified a week ago as troops moved in, advancing house by house against the rebels. The centre of the city was under military control, although there were still skirmishes on the outskirts. Hundreds of people have been killed and two million have fled the valley since the operation was launched
  NW Pakistan Pakistan seeks 'hardcore' Taliban  Paris  Gunman makes off with millions in jewels  Florida  Magic win Eastern Conference

May 31 ... more > Top ^

May.31   Israel Israel stages biggest-ever war drill
  NW Pakistan Mingora city centre 'destroyed'  Paris  Nadal out in shock defeat by Soderling  Detroit  GM bosses discuss bankruptcy plan   England   Last Titanic survivor dies at 97   Millvina Dean was nine weeks old when the liner sank after hitting an iceberg on April 15, 1912, on its maiden voyage from Southampton  Washington  Treasury sec. to meet with China leaders


Swat residents 'flee their homes' Pakistani forces, Taliban clash Map of Swat Valley Pakistan




World, May 2009 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2009
May.3  Nepal  President tells general to stay
May.4  West Pakistan  Taliban face human shields charge
May.5   NW Pakistan
May.5  Washington  Pakistan urged over Taliban fight
May.6   NW Pakistan
  Military is pounding Taliban targets in the Swat Valley, trying to clear militants who control parts of the district's main city.    Taliban had laid siege to Mingora, looting banks, attacking army headquarters, the police station, and ...
May.6  Afghanistan  US Afghan strikes 'killed dozens' May.6  U.S. Senate  Time short to stop Iran, investigator says May.7  NW Pakistan  Troops killed in clashes May.7  Pakistan  Pakistan 'to eliminate militants' May.7   Pakistan Displaced Pakistanis crowd camps May.8   NW Pakistan Tens of thousands flee war-torn region   The United Nations' refugee agency warned of a 'massive displacement' of civilians as military broadens its offensive against Taliban May.9  NW Pakistan  Pakistan urging residents to flee May.10   Sri Lanka Shelling kills 378 civilians in 'no-fire' zone May.11   Sri Lanka UN mourns Sri Lanka 'bloodbath' May.11  Baghdad  U.S. soldier kills 4 troops May.11   Ohio   Demjanjuk deported to Germany Map of Cleveland Ohio
  Nazi war crimes suspect John Demjanjuk, 89, was deported after he was removed from his home
May.11   Washington US sacks top Afghanistan general May.12   Sri Lanka War zone hospital 'hit'
  The government forces have shelled a hospital inside the conflict zone killing at least 49 people
May.12  Sudan  Sudan leader denies Darfur crimes May.14  NW Pakistan  Pakistan lifts Swat valley curfew May.15   West Pakistan Thousands flee fighting
  Thousands of people are streaming into camps seeking refuge from the conflict between the army and Taliban rebels in the country's north-west
May.15   Washington   Obama to resurrect military tribunals  President is planning to resume the Bush administration's military commission system for some Guantanamo detainees May.15  Sri Lanka  President says civil war in 'final phase' May.15   Sri Lanka Sri Lanka claims last rebel area taken
  Ministry of Defense: Sri Lankan government soldiers seized the last remaining coastal stretch under the control of Tamil Tiger rebels
 The seizure marks the total capture of coastline territory previously controlled by the rebels,
May.16  Sri Lanka  70 Tamil Tigers 'killed' by army May.17  Sri Lanka  Rebels 'call ceasefire' May.17  West Pakistan  1,000 militants killed in offensive May.17  Sri Lanka  Sri Lanka battles Tiger remnants May.17  Sri Lanka  Four senior Tamil Tigers 'dead' May.18   Sri Lanka Sri Lanka: Tamil leader has been killed
  The government said its forces had killed Tamil rebel chief Velupillai Prabhakaran as he attempted to flee
May.18   Sri Lanka Sri Lanka leader hails 'victory'   In a speech to the parliament, Mahinda Rajapaksa has declared the country 'liberated' from Tamil Tiger rebels after a 26-year war May.19   Somalia Ethiopian forces back in Somalia   Ethiopian forces returned to Somalia, some equipped with heavy artillery, seizing control of a Somali border town May.19   Jakarta Nearly 100 dead in military plane crash Map of Madiun Indonesia
  112 people were thought to be aboard when the Hercules transport plane crashed into a residential area in east Java.    Hercules came down hitting houses before skidding into a rice field wher...
May.20   Iran Iran announces new missile test  Iran announced that it successfully tested another 'Sajil', a surface-to-surface missile with a range that makes it capable of reaching Euro... May.21  U.S. Senate  US commander in Pakistan warning May.22   Sri Lanka Sri Lanka celebrates end of civil war May.22   Somalia Fierce battle in Somali capital   Pro-government forces have launched a major attack against Islamist militants controlling parts of the capital. At least 36 people were kill... May.23   NW Pakistan Pakistan army 'in Taliban city' May.23  NW Pakistan  Army 'progress' in Swat May.25   North Korea   N. Korea conducted second nuclear test Map of Kilchu North Korea
  North Korea announces that it has conducted a second successful nuclear test at an underground facility near Kilchu
 South Korea’s cabinet is holding an emergency meeting after it detected an artificial earthquake in North Korea. Later North Korea’s Central News Agency confirmed that the nation conducted its second underground nuclear test
May.26   North Korea N. Korea fires short-range missiles
  North Korea fired two short-range missiles from its east coast -- a day after conducting a nuclear test
May.26  North Korea  North Korea fired another missile May.26   North Korea N Korea threatens military action
  North Korea has warned of a military response after S. Korea joined an anti-proliferation exercise which allow it to search the North's ships
May.30   NW Pakistan Pakistan secures key Swat Valley city
Map of Mingora Pakistan
  The Pakistani security forces have taken back the city of Mingora from the Taliban, calling it a significant victory in its offensive
 Fighting intensified a week ago as troops moved in, advancing house by house against the rebels. The centre of the city was under military control, although there were still skirmishes on the outskirts. Hundreds of people have been killed and two million have fled the valley since the operation was launched
May.30   NW Pakistan Pakistan seeks 'hardcore' Taliban May.31   Israel Israel stages biggest-ever war drill May.31   NW Pakistan Mingora city centre 'destroyed'



World, May 2009 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2009 May.1   Hong Kong   'Flu' hotel sealed off
  About 300 people have been placed under quarantine after a guest there became China's first confirmed swine flu case
May.1  Myanmar  UN warning over Burma cyclone aid May.1  Beijing  China moves to curb virus spread May.2   Global Number of confirmed H1N1 cases soars
May.2   Mexico Mexico plea as virus 'stabilises' May.3   Global   WHO: cases of H1N1 virus now at 787
  The number of swine flu cases worldwide now stands at 787 with two additional deaths reported in Mexico
 The pigs may have been infected by a Canadian farmer who recently returned from a trip to Mexico
May.3   Global WHO warns against flu complacency May.4   UN U.N. wary of second wave of swine flu May.4  Mexico  Mexico to begin lifting flu curbs May.4  Washington  'H1N1 flu no worse than regular flu' May.5  Texas  U.S. marks second swine flu-linked death May.6  Philippines  'Pacman' to return home despite flu fears May.7  Southern China  2008 quake killed 5,335 students May.7  Brazil  31 dead, 50,000 homeless in flooding May.8  Hong Kong  'Flu' hotel guests free May.8  Southern California  Wildfire scorches 8,600 acres May.9   Global WHO reports big jump in swine flu cases May.9  Moscow  Gas blast causes fire May.19   Washington Obama to curb vehicle emissions May.19  Global  Number of H1N1 cases nears 10,000 May.19   Jakarta Nearly 100 dead in military plane crash Map of Madiun Indonesia
  112 people were thought to be aboard when the Hercules transport plane crashed into a residential area in east Java.    Hercules came down hitting houses before skidding into a rice field wher...
May.22   South Korea Ex-S Korea leader 'kills himself'
  Roh Moo-hyun , 62, had been under investigation for alleged corruption, has apparently committed suicide by jumping into a ravine
 He was mountain climbing near his home and had left a brief suicide note and had left a brief suicide note. In the message, Roh described his life as difficult and apologised for making 'too many people suffer'
May.22  US Georgia  Candidate virus for H1N1 vaccine arrives May.22  Northeastern Brazil  Plane crash in kills 11 May.24  Morocco  11 killed at music festival stampede May.27  Chiapas  5 Ecuadorians rescued adrift for weeks May.28   Brazil Dam bursts after more rain
Map of State of Ceara Brazil
  A dam burst in the northeastern village of Cocal left a girl dead and three people missing. 800 to 2,000 homes near the dam were inundated
May.29  London  Report: Climate change crisis catastrophic



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2009 May.7  USA  Ten US banks fail 'stress tests' May.8  Hong Kong  'Flu' hotel guests free May.9  South Africa  Zuma warning of economic 'pinch' May.13   European Union EC fines computer chipmaker Intel $1.4B
May.19   Japan Japan's economy in record plunge  The country economy has seen its worst ever quarterly performance, with GDP shrinking 4% in the first three months of 2009 May.27  Detroit  GM ponders future as deal fails May.29  Austria  Magna 'agrees to buy GM Europe' May.29   Berlin Germany picks Magna to save Opel May.31  Detroit  GM bosses discuss bankruptcy plan May.31  Washington  Treasury sec. to meet with China leaders



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2009 May.3  Rome  Nadal captures record 4th Rome Masters May.5  London  Man United crush Arsenal to reach final May.6  London  Last-gasp Barcelona edge through to final May.6  Philippines  'Pacman' to return home despite flu fears May.10  Switzerland  Russia edges Canada 2-1 in hockey final May.16   Northern England Man Utd clinch record title
May.16  Barcelona  Barca claim Spanish league title May.17  Milan  Inter secure fourth consecutive Scudetto May.20   Istanbul Jadson strike wins UEFA Cup for Shakhtar May.23  West Germany  Wolfsburg win first German league title May.27   Rome Barcelona claim Champions League glory
  Barcelona completed an historic treble with a 2-0 win over holders Manchester United in the final. Goals: Samuel Eto'o and Lionel Messi
 Catalan giants dominated the showdown in the Stadio Olimpico. FC Barcelona became the first football team ever to win six out of six competitions in a single year thus completing the sextuple, comprising the La Liga, Copa del Rey, Supercopa de España, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup. Lionel Messi was named FIFA World Player of the Year
May.27  Detroit  Wings win in OT, head back to Cup finals May.29  Colorado  Kobe, Lakers advance over Nuggets May.30  Florida  Magic win Eastern Conference May.31  Paris  Nadal out in shock defeat by Soderling



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2009 May.4   Turkey 45 killed in attack on wedding party
May.7   Malaysia Terrorism suspect arrested May.11   Iran U.S. journalist freed in Iran  Iran has released imprisoned Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi. The verdict against her was reversed in the appeal court May.11  Baghdad  U.S. soldier kills 4 troops May.11   Ohio   Demjanjuk deported to Germany Map of Cleveland Ohio
  Nazi war crimes suspect John Demjanjuk, 89, was deported after he was removed from his home
May.12  Kenya  'Guilty' aristocrat awaits sentencing May.12  Libya  Terrorist who provided link to Iraq dead May.13   Washington Obama stopped to detainee photo releases May.13  Myanmar  Suu Kyi 'to be charged' May.15   Washington   Obama to resurrect military tribunals  President is planning to resume the Bush administration's military commission system for some Guantanamo detainees May.20   Ireland Abuse 'endemic' at Catholic institutions May.20   U.S. Senate Guantanamo detainee move blocked May.20  Washington  Gitmo detainee to face trial in New York May.20  New York  Arrests in New York 'attack plot' May.21   Egypt Death for killers of Lebanese star May.22  Myanmar  Suu Kyi claims innocence May.25  Myanmar  Suu Kyi 'will testify' at trial May.26   Lahore Huge explosion in central Lahore Map of Lahore
  An explosion, near the city police headquarters and the high court, reduced at least one building to rubble and sent plumes of thick smoke
May.26  Mexico  Secret raids ensnare 10 mayors May.27  Lahore  Taliban blamed for Lahore attack May.28  Peshawar  Fresh blasts hit Pakistani city May.28   Southern Iran Many die in Zahedan mosque bombing   A bomb south-east Iran in a mainly Sunni Muslim city has killed at least 19 people and injured 60 at the time of evening prayer May.29   Iran Iran executes trio for mosque bombing May.30  Paris  Gunman makes off with millions in jewels



World, May 2009 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2009 May.1  Myanmar  UN warning over Burma cyclone aid May.3   Italy   Berlusconi's wife to divorce him
  Veronica Lario, the wife of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, has confirmed that she will file for divorce
May.3  Nepal  President tells general to stay May.3  Panama  Martinelli claims victory as president May.5  Washington  Biden prods Israel on settlements May.6  South Africa  Zuma elected South African leader May.6   Washington   Obama hails unity over al-Qaeda  US President has said after meeting his Afghan and Pakistani counterparts that they are united in the goal of defeating al-Qaeda May.6  U.S. Senate  Time short to stop Iran, investigator says May.8   Jordan   Pope begins Mid-East pilgrimage  Benedict XVI stressed his 'deep respect' for Islam as he arrived in Jordan to begin a Middle East visit May.9   South Africa   Zuma sworn in as South Africa's president   Jacob Zuma was inaugurated in an exuberant ceremony filled with heads of state and former presidents May.9  South Africa  Zuma warning of economic 'pinch' May.9  Iran  Iran court hears reporter appeal May.11   Tel Aviv   Pope addresses Holocaust on Israel visit
  Benedict XVI started his visit by acknowledging the millions killed in the Holocaust and endorsing a two-state solution to the Palestinian conflict
May.11   Iran U.S. journalist freed in Iran  Iran has released imprisoned Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi. The verdict against her was reversed in the appeal court May.11   Washington US sacks top Afghanistan general
May.12   Jerusalem Pope visits holy sites May.12  Sudan  Sudan leader denies Darfur crimes May.12  India  Election starts final phase May.13   Washington Obama stopped to detainee photo releases May.13  Myanmar  Suu Kyi 'to be charged' May.14   Myanmar   Suu Kyi taken to prison Map of Rangoon Myanmar
  Pro-democracy leader is to face trial for breaching the conditions of her detention under house arrest.    She was taken to a prison from her home, where she has spent most of the past 19 years. The American man, John Ye...
May.15  USA  Anger at Obama Guantanamo ruling May.15   India Congress alliance well ahead in election
  Early counting trends show the ruling Congress-led alliance well ahead of the opposition BJP coalition in India's general election.    The trends showed Congress ahead in 225 seats, the BJP in 155 and the Third...
May.16   Kuwait Kuwait votes for first female MPs  Kuwait has elected its first female MPs, Aseel al-Awadhi and Rola Dashti, following the country's third general election in three years May.17  Lithuania  EU official claims Lithuania win May.18   Washington Obama presses Netanyahu over 2-states   US President has urged visiting Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to accept a Palestinian state. Obama said the US would be 'engaged in the proc... May.18   London Key lawmaker in expenses scandal
May.19   London Speaker quits 'for sake of unity'
  Michael Martin has told MPs he intends to stand down, so becoming the first Commons Speaker to be forced out of office for 300 years
May.19   Washington Obama to curb vehicle emissions May.19  Pakistan  U.S. give $100M for displaced Pakistanis May.20   Ireland Abuse 'endemic' at Catholic institutions May.20   U.S. Senate Guantanamo detainee move blocked May.21   Washington Obama: Gitmo 'weakens US security' May.21  Sri Lanka  Sri L-ka: We provide enough for refugees May.21   Malawi President Mutharika wins re-election May.21  U.S. Senate  US commander in Pakistan warning May.22   Sri Lanka Sri Lanka celebrates end of civil war May.22  Pakistan  UN in $543m Pakistan aid appeal May.22  Myanmar  Suu Kyi claims innocence May.22   South Korea Ex-S Korea leader 'kills himself'
  Roh Moo-hyun , 62, had been under investigation for alleged corruption, has apparently committed suicide by jumping into a ravine
 He was mountain climbing near his home and had left a brief suicide note and had left a brief suicide note. In the message, Roh described his life as difficult and apologised for making 'too many people suffer'
May.23  Sri Lanka  U.N. secretary-general in Sri Lanka visit May.23  Venezuela  Globovision president's home raided May.23  Iran  Iran blocks access to Facebook May.24  Iran  Supporters cheer Iran's 'Michelle Obama' May.25   Washington US backs North Korea's neighbours May.25  Myanmar  Suu Kyi 'will testify' at trial May.25  Iran  Ahmadinejad dismisses nuclear talks May.26  Washington  Obama chooses Supreme Court judge May.26   North Korea N Korea threatens military action
  North Korea has warned of a military response after S. Korea joined an anti-proliferation exercise which allow it to search the North's ships
May.26  Mexico  Secret raids ensnare 10 mayors May.27   Washington U.S. warns N. Korea of 'consequences' May.27  Washington  Clinton: No exception on Israeli settlement May.28  Myanmar  Online campaign supports Suu Kyi May.28  Washington  Obama talks with Abbas May.28  Washington  U.S. officials eye N. Korea in Asia talks May.29   South Korea Koreans turn out in force for Roh May.31   England Last Titanic survivor dies at 97   Millvina Dean was nine weeks old when the liner sank after hitting an iceberg on April 15, 1912, on its maiden voyage from Southampton May.31  Washington  Treasury sec. to meet with China leaders