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B. 05-01 John Paul II beatified Vatican
05-01 U.S. forces kill Osama bin Laden Abbottabad, Pakistan
D. 05-02 PM Harper wins Canadian election Canada
4. 05-05 Obama in 9/11 tribute after B Laden death Ground Zero, Manhattan
F. 05-07 US releases Bin Laden home videos Pentagon, Washington
6. 05-12 Suicide attacks in retaliation for bL's death Charsadda, NW Pakistan
7. 05-14 IMF head questioned over 'attack' New York
8. 05-15 27 headless bodies found in drug region Peten, Guatemala
J. 05-17 Queen honours Irish fighters Dublin, Ireland

Summary.     Click for More > PM Harper wins Canadian election Obama in 9/11 tribute after B Laden death US releases Bin Laden home videos   The Pentagon releases home videos of Osama Bin Laden seized at the secret compound in northern Pakistan where he was shot Suicide attacks in retaliation for bL's death   IMF head questioned over 'attack'
John Paul II beatified   U.S. forces kill Osama bin Laden Map of Abbottabad Pakistan
May.1   Vatican
 Syria  'Tanks firing' protest city of Daraa
 Afghanistan  Six killed on first day of Taliban offensive
  Pakistan
  The most prominent face of terror in America and beyond, Osama bin Laden, has been killed in Pakistan, U.S. officials said
 U.S. forces have the body of Osama b. Laden. He eluded capture for years, once slipping out of a training camp in Afghanistan just hours before a barrage of U.S. cruise missiles destroyed it. US Special Forces and US Marines do have a base relatively close to Abbottabad
May.2  Washington  Obama: World 'safer' without Bin Laden
  Canada
May.3  Washington  Bin Laden unarmed when killed
 Barcelona  Barcelona held but reach final
 Pakistan  Pakistan dismisses US raid fears
 North Mexico  Search under way for 14 Mexican miners
May.4  Northern England  Manchester United thrashed Schalke 4-1
 Washington  No release of Bin Laden photos
 Northern Japan  Workers enter Fukushima reactor
May.5   Manhattan
 Washington  Bin Laden materials trigger alert
May.6  Syria  '13 killed' at Syrian protests
 Osama bin Laden  Al Qaeda confirms bin Laden's death
 Kentucky  Obama meets Bin Laden raid team
May.7   Washington
 Pakistan  Single phone call tipped off U.S. to lair
 Pakistan  Bin Laden's house 'was al-Qaeda hub'
May.8  North Mexico  Search teams recover 14 bodies from mine
 Washington  Obama presses Pakistan on Bin Laden
 Egypt  Muslim-Christian violence intensified
 Syria  Syria steps up protest crackdown
May.10  Pakistan  U.S. granted access to bin Laden's wives
 Washington  Geithner hails 'progress' in China talks
May.11  Washington  Details from bin Laden's journal revealed
 Spain  Quake hits southeastern Spain
 Libya  First Gaddafi footage in two weeks
May.12  Pakistan  U.S. grills bL wives, via Pakistan officials
  NW Pakistan
May.13  Washington  US not recognising rebel council
 Pakistan  Pakistan condemns Bin Laden raid
May.14  Miami  US charges six over Pakistani Taliban aid
 Louisiana  Key Mississippi floodgates opened
  New York
  The head of the IMF, Dominique Strass-Kahn, 62, is being questioned by New York police over an alleged sex attack on a hotel maid
 He was taken off an Air France plane at JFK airport minutes before it left for Paris. The married former finance minister is considered a Socialist candidate for the presidency
May.15  Israel  Clashes erupt along Israel's border  New York  IMF head to plead not guilty in rape attem.   Guatemala 27 headless bodies found in drug region May.16  UN Tribunal  Arrest warrant sought for Gadhafi  New York  IMF chief jailed on Rikers Island jail May.17  Egypt  Egyptian named acting al Qaeda leader   Ireland Queen honours Irish fighters May.18  Washington  U.S. sanctions target Syrian president  New York  IMF chief resigns over sex charge  Japan  Japan economy back in recession May.19   Washington   Obama made major Middle East speech   President Barack Obama has given a key US policy speech about the Middle East and the wider Arab world  New York  Ex-IMF chief granted bail  Libya  NATO aircraft target Tripoli's seaport May.20   Washington Obama and Netanyahu admit 'differences'  Madrid  Spain protesters defy rally ban May.21  Ivory Coast  Inauguration marks end to turmoil  Malaysia  Landslide hits orphanage   Iceland Iceland volcano starts erupting  Southern Sudan  Northern Sudan takes border town May.22  Karachi  Militants attack naval air base May.23   Missouri 89 killed by Missouri tornado   Hundreds more injured after a tornado tore through oplin. The storm cut a path six miles long. Homes and businesses were flattened  Libya  NATO pounds Tripoli; government: 3 dead May.24  London  Obama hails 'special' ties to UK  U.S. Congress  Netanyahu lays out peace terms  Scotland  Ash flight delays hit thousands  Hamburg  Volcano ash shuts German airports May.25  Pakistan  US to reduce troops in Pakistan May.26   Serbia   Mladic arrested after years on the run Map of Vojvodina Serbia
  Police have arrested former Serbian military commander Ratko Mladic, the highest-ranking war crimes suspect still at large from the Balkan wars.    Serbian President Boris Tadic: 'Today we arrested Ratko Mladic'. He wa...
 France  Obama arrives in France for top-level talks  Belgrade  Mladic faces a Belgrade court May.27  France  G8 leaders calls on Gaddafi to go  Paris  Air France crash pilots lost speed data  Serbia  Gen Mladic 'fit to be extradited' May.28  London  Barcelona wins Champions League over MU  Syria  Death toll from Syrian protests on the rise   Northern Afghanistan Suicide blast: 1 general killed, 1 injured May.29   Switzerland FIFA suspends top executives  Helmand  Airstrike reportedly killed 12 children  Belgrade  Nationalists protest Mladic arrest  Berlin  Germany pledges nuclear shutdown May.30  Libya  South African leader visits Gadhafi   Hamburg E. coli infections kill 6, sicken hundreds   An E. coli outbreak in northern Germany was likely caused by consuming raw tomatoes, cucumbers and lettuce May.31   Serbia Appeal fails; Mladic extradited to Hague  Syria  Boy's death symbolizes Syrian uprising


World in May 2011 , Location by Topic
Location Politics Crime & Justice War & Army Disasters Terror
USA
Obama: World 'safer' without Bin Laden
Obama meets Bin Laden raid team
US releases Bin Laden home videos
US not recognising rebel council
IMF head questioned over 'attack'
U.S. sanctions target Syrian president
Obama made major Middle East speech
Obama and Netanyahu admit 'differences'
Netanyahu lays out peace terms
Bin Laden unarmed when killed
No release of Bin Laden photos
Bin Laden materials trigger alert
Obama presses Pakistan on Bin Laden
Details from bin Laden's journal revealed
IMF head questioned over 'attack'
US charges six over Pakistani Taliban aid
Ex-IMF chief granted bail
Obama meets Bin Laden raid team
Key Mississippi floodgates opened
89 killed by Missouri tornado
Obama: World 'safer' without Bin Laden
Bin Laden unarmed when killed
No release of Bin Laden photos
Obama in 9/11 tribute after B Laden death
Bin Laden materials trigger alert
Obama presses Pakistan on Bin Laden
Details from bin Laden's journal revealed
European Union
Queen honours Irish fighters
Spain protesters defy rally ban
Obama hails 'special' ties to UK
G8 leaders calls on Gaddafi to go
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Quake hits southeastern Spain
Volcano ash shuts German airports
Air France crash pilots lost speed data
E. coli infections kill 6, sicken hundreds
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Arab Countries
'13 killed' at Syrian protests
Muslim-Christian violence intensified
Syria steps up protest crackdown
First Gaddafi footage in two weeks
South African leader visits Gadhafi
Al Qaeda confirms bin Laden's death
Muslim-Christian violence intensified
Egyptian named acting al Qaeda leader
'Tanks firing' protest city of Daraa
NATO aircraft target Tripoli's seaport
Northern Sudan takes border town
NATO pounds Tripoli; government: 3 dead
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Al Qaeda confirms bin Laden's death
Egyptian named acting al Qaeda leader
Washington
US releases Bin Laden home videos
US not recognising rebel council
U.S. sanctions target Syrian president
Obama made major Middle East speech
Obama and Netanyahu admit 'differences'
Netanyahu lays out peace terms
Bin Laden unarmed when killed
No release of Bin Laden photos
Bin Laden materials trigger alert
Details from bin Laden's journal revealed
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Obama: World 'safer' without Bin Laden
Bin Laden unarmed when killed
No release of Bin Laden photos
Bin Laden materials trigger alert
Details from bin Laden's journal revealed
Pakistan
Pakistan dismisses US raid fears
U.S. grills bL wives, via Pakistan officials
Pakistan condemns Bin Laden raid
U.S. forces kill Osama bin Laden
Bin Laden's house 'was al-Qaeda hub'
Suicide attacks in retaliation for bL's death
U.S. grills bL wives, via Pakistan officials
U.S. forces kill Osama bin Laden
Single phone call tipped off U.S. to lair
Militants attack naval air base
US to reduce troops in Pakistan
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U.S. forces kill Osama bin Laden
Bin Laden's house 'was al-Qaeda hub'
U.S. granted access to bin Laden's wives
Suicide attacks in retaliation for bL's death
North Africa
Muslim-Christian violence intensified
First Gaddafi footage in two weeks
South African leader visits Gadhafi
Muslim-Christian violence intensified
Egyptian named acting al Qaeda leader
NATO aircraft target Tripoli's seaport
Northern Sudan takes border town
NATO pounds Tripoli; government: 3 dead
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Egyptian named acting al Qaeda leader
New York
IMF head questioned over 'attack'
IMF head to plead not guilty in rape attem.
IMF chief resigns over sex charge
IMF head questioned over 'attack'
IMF head to plead not guilty in rape attem.
IMF chief jailed on Rikers Island jail
Ex-IMF chief granted bail
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Obama in 9/11 tribute after B Laden death
Serbia
Nationalists protest Mladic arrest
Mladic arrested after years on the run
Mladic faces a Belgrade court
Appeal fails; Mladic extradited to Hague
Mladic arrested after years on the run
Mladic faces a Belgrade court
Appeal fails; Mladic extradited to Hague
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Syria
'13 killed' at Syrian protests
Syria steps up protest crackdown
Death toll from Syrian protests on the rise
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'Tanks firing' protest city of Daraa
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May.1   Vatican  
  The late Pope has been officially beatified at a ceremony at the Vatican in front of hundreds of thousands of Catholic faithful
  Syria     'Tanks firing' protest city of Daraa   Syrian soldiers and tanks have been firing in the city of Daraa, a center of protests against President Bashar al-Assad's rule   Afghanistan Six killed on first day of Taliban offensive
 Libya  UN to quit Tripoli amid attacks  Northeastern Brazil  Air France crash 'memory unit' recovered   Pakistan     U.S. forces kill Osama bin Laden Map of Abbottabad Pakistan
  The most prominent face of terror in America and beyond, Osama bin Laden, has been killed in Pakistan, U.S. officials said
 U.S. forces have the body of Osama b. Laden. He eluded capture for years, once slipping out of a training camp in Afghanistan just hours before a barrage of U.S. cruise missiles destroyed it. US Special Forces and US Marines do have a base relatively close to Abbottabad


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May.2   Washington Obama: World 'safer' without Bin Laden
 Syria  Mass arrests in Syria protest hub   Canada   PM Harper wins Canadian election
  Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservative Party has won a majority of seats in general election, according to provisional results
 Pakistan  Pakistan defends Bin Laden role

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May.3   Washington     Bin Laden unarmed when killed   White House: Osama bin Laden was not armed but did put up resistance when U.S. forces stormed a compound and killed him   Barcelona Barcelona held but reach final
 Portugal  Portugal reaches deal on bail-out   Pakistan     Pakistan dismisses US raid fears   Pakistan has hit back at US statements suggesting it could not be trusted with details of the operation which killed Osama Bin Laden   North Mexico Search under way for 14 Mexican miners

May 4 ... more > Top ^

May.4  Pakistan  Pakistan reacts angrily to U.S. comments   Northern England Manchester United thrashed Schalke 4-1
  Washington No release of Bin Laden photos   Northern Japan Workers enter Fukushima reactor  Western Australia  Last WWI veteran dies at age 110

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May.5   Manhattan     Obama in 9/11 tribute after B Laden death
Map of Ground Zero USA
  US President Barack Obama is visiting Ground Zero, four days after US forces killed al-Qaeda head Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan.    Obama lays a wreath, telling firefighters A...
  Washington     Bin Laden materials trigger alert  The notice to 'federal, state, local and tribal partners' says that, al Qaeda members discussed a plan to derail trains in the U

May 6 ... more > Top ^

May.6   Syria '13 killed' at Syrian protests
  Osama bin Laden Al Qaeda confirms bin Laden's death   Kentucky     Obama meets Bin Laden raid team   The President has met the military team that killed Osama Bin Laden and praised their mission as 'one of the greatest military operations'  Yemen  U.S. military drone targets Al-Awlaki

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May.7   Washington     US releases Bin Laden home videos
Map of Pentagon USA
  The Pentagon releases home videos of Osama Bin Laden seized at the secret compound in northern Pakistan where he was shot
 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13323060
  Pakistan Single phone call tipped off U.S. to lair  Spain  Golf great Ballesteros dies at 54  Kandahar  Taliban onslaught rocks Kandahar  Cairo  Muslims and Christians clash in Imbaba  Milan  Milan crowned Serie A champions   Pakistan   Bin Laden's house 'was al-Qaeda hub'   US: Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was in active control of the terror network from his compound in northern Pakistan

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May.8   North Mexico   Search teams recover 14 bodies from mine  The federal government would step up its inspections of mines in light of the blast   Washington Obama presses Pakistan on Bin Laden
 Baghdad  Al-Qaeda boss in Iraq jail revolt   Egypt   Muslim-Christian violence intensified  Sectarian violence is spurring an emergency meeting of the Cabinet and public exhortations from Copts for international protection  Dallas  Mavs eliminate Lakers   Syria Syria steps up protest crackdown

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May.9  Pakistan  US needs permission to interview bL wives  UN  UN concern over Syria crackdown

May 10 ... more > Top ^

May.10   Pakistan U.S. granted access to bin Laden's wives
 Microsoft  Microsoft buys phone firm Skype  Texas  Obama calls for migrant overhaul   Washington Geithner hails 'progress' in China talks

May 11 ... more > Top ^

May.11   Washington   Details from bin Laden's journal revealed  Data and documents taken from the compound show that messages from bin Laden did make it out of the compound to al Qaeda   Spain Quake hits southeastern Spain
 Libya  Rebels say they hold Misrata airport  Barcelona  Barca secure Spanish title   Libya First Gaddafi footage in two weeks

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May.12   Pakistan   U.S. grills bL wives, via Pakistan officials  Three of Osama bin Laden's wives have been interrogated by U.S. intelligence officers under the supervision of Pakistani's intelligence serv...  USA  Drugs 'help reduce' HIV transmission   NW Pakistan   Suicide attacks in retaliation for bL's death
Map of Charsadda Pakistan
  The twin suicide bombings killed 73 people, nearly all of them military recruits who had just completed their training
 Tibet  Deadly bomb attack on China bank

May 13 ... more > Top ^

May.13  Syria  Protesters, security forces clash  European Union  Eurozone's growth rate speeds up   Washington     US not recognising rebel council  The US has stopped short of recognising Libya's National Transitional Council as the country's legitimate government  Washington  US Mid-East peace envoy resigns   Pakistan   Pakistan condemns Bin Laden raid  Pakistan's parliament has called for a review of the country's relationship with the US over the American commando raid  Washington  Lawsuit filed over bin Laden death photos

May 14 ... more > Top ^

May.14   Miami US charges six over Pakistani Taliban aid
 Northern England  Manchester United clinch record 19th title   Louisiana Key Mississippi floodgates opened  Ruhr  Azerbaijan takes Eurovision crown   New York     IMF head questioned over 'attack'
  The head of the IMF, Dominique Strass-Kahn, 62, is being questioned by New York police over an alleged sex attack on a hotel maid
 He was taken off an Air France plane at JFK airport minutes before it left for Paris. The married former finance minister is considered a Socialist candidate for the presidency


May 15 ... more > Top ^

May.15   Israel     Clashes erupt along Israel's border   Clashes between pro-Palestinian protesters and Israeli forces erupted, leaving at least 12 dead marking the birth of the Jewish state   New York IMF head to plead not guilty in rape attem.
  Guatemala   27 headless bodies found in drug region Map of Peten Guatemala
  The decapitated bodies of 25 men and two women have been found at a ranch near Guatemala's border with Mexico
 Northern Israel  Clashes flare at Lebanon-Israel border  New York  IMF chief court hearing delayed

May 16 ... more > Top ^

May.16   UN Tribunal     Arrest warrant sought for Gadhafi  The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court sought the arrest of Libyan leader and two relatives. Linking them to attacks on c...   New York IMF chief jailed on Rikers Island jail
 Johannesburg  Mandela voted in local municipal elections

May 17 ... more > Top ^

May.17   Egypt   Egyptian named acting al Qaeda leader  Saif al-Adel who was once a Special Forces officer has been chosen 'caretaker' leader of al Qaeda in the wake of Osama bin Laden's death   Ireland     Queen honours Irish fighters
Map of Dublin Ireland
  The Queen has laid a wreath at the Garden of Remembrance during the first visit by a British monarch since Ireland gained independence
 Washington  Strauss-Kahn 'in no position' to run IMF

May 18 ... more > Top ^

May.18   Washington     U.S. sanctions target Syrian president  President Obama imposed tough sanctions against Bashar al-Assad and 6 other senior officials in an effort to stop the crackdown on protests   New York IMF chief resigns over sex charge
  Japan Japan economy back in recession

May 19 ... more > Top ^

May.19   Washington     Obama made major Middle East speech
  President Barack Obama has given a key US policy speech about the Middle East and the wider Arab world
 Obama said 'mutually agreed swaps' would help create 'a viable Palestine, and a secure Israel'
  New York     Ex-IMF chief granted bail   Dominique Strauss-Kahn was granted bail after being indicted on charges related to the alleged assault of a maid in his New York hotel  Jerusalem  Netanyahu rejects Obama 1967 view   Libya     NATO aircraft target Tripoli's seaport   The aircraft targeted warships overnight, striking 8 of Gadhafi's vessels in the seaport

May 20 ... more > Top ^

May.20  Libya  Nato strikes hit Libya warships  Washington  Obama faces tough Netanyahu talks   Washington     Obama and Netanyahu admit 'differences'
  US President Barack Obama and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu have admitted to 'differences' on the path to Mid-East peace, after they met
  Madrid Spain protesters defy rally ban  Manhattan  Ex-IMF chief finds new lodging  Washington  Netanyahu defiant over Obama plan  Libya  Libya forces attack rebels in mountains

May 21 ... more > Top ^

May.21   Ivory Coast Inauguration marks end to turmoil
  Malaysia Landslide hits orphanage  Kabul  Suicide blast hits hospital   Iceland   Iceland volcano starts erupting Map of Grimsvotn Iceland
  Iceland's most active volcano, Grimsvotn, lies under the Vatnajokull glacier in south-east Iceland
  Southern Sudan Northern Sudan takes border town  Afghanistan  Militants storm Afghan police HQ  Washington  US 'would repeat Bin Laden raid'

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May.22  Iceland  Volcano eruption closes Iceland airspace   Karachi Militants attack naval air base
 Missouri  Deadly tornado tears into Joplin

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May.23   Missouri   89 killed by Missouri tornado
Map of Joplin Missouri
  Hundreds more injured after a tornado tore through oplin. The storm cut a path six miles long. Homes and businesses were flattened
 A damaged hospital had to be evacuated. The Governor of Missouri, Jay Nixon, has declared a state of emergency
 Iceland  Icelandic ash drifting southwards   Libya NATO pounds Tripoli; government: 3 dead  Libya  Nato steps up Libya air strikes

May 24 ... more > Top ^

May.24   London     Obama hails 'special' ties to UK   US President has hailed his country's 'special relationship' with the UK in a speech delivered at a state banquet at Buckingham Palace   U.S. Congress     Netanyahu lays out peace terms  Israeli Prime Minister told a joint meeting of the Congress that he is prepared to make 'painful compromises' for a peace deal with Palesti...  Washington  U.S. hits firms working with Iran   Scotland Ash flight delays hit thousands
  Hamburg   Volcano ash shuts German airports   Germany is closing its northern airspace on Wednesday because of ash from an erupting volcano in Iceland  Vancouver  Canucks edge Sharks to reach Cup finals

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May.25  London  Obama: Western leadership is 'essential'   Pakistan US to reduce troops in Pakistan
 France  G8 summit to discuss Arab unrest  Dallas  Mavs Close Out Thunder  Yemen  US pulls diplomats out of Yemen

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May.26   Serbia     Mladic arrested after years on the run
Map of Vojvodina Serbia
  Police have arrested former Serbian military commander Ratko Mladic, the highest-ranking war crimes suspect still at large from the Balkan wars
 Serbian President Boris Tadic: 'Today we arrested Ratko Mladic'. He was detained in Serbia following an investigation that took about 3 years
  France Obama arrives in France for top-level talks   Belgrade Mladic faces a Belgrade court  Belgrade  Mladic health fear delays hearing  Chicago  Heat Reach NBA Finals over Bulls

May 27 ... more > Top ^

May.27   France     G8 leaders calls on Gaddafi to go   World leaders at the summit in France have issued a joint call for the embattled Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to step down   Paris   Air France crash pilots lost speed data  The flight from Rio de Janeiro in 2009 plummeted because pilots lost vital speed data, France's Bureau of Investigation and Analysis   Serbia Gen Mladic 'fit to be extradited'
 Serbia  Serbia to probe Mladic 'network'  Switzerland  Blatter faces Fifa ethics inquiry  Poland  Obama wraps up Europe tour in Poland  Boston  Bruins Make Stanley Finals over Tampa

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May.28   London   Barcelona wins Champions League over MU   Barcelona delivered a masterclass to inflict another final defeat on Manchester United as Lionel Messi inspired an emphatic victory, 3 - 1   Syria Death toll from Syrian protests on the rise
  Northern Afghanistan     Suicide blast: 1 general killed, 1 injured Map of Taloqan Afghanistan
  Injured Maj. Gen. Markus Kneip is a German office and the regional head of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force in 9 provinces.    Gen Mohammad Daud Daud, the police commander for northern Afghanista...
 Qatar  Bin Hammam pulls out of FIFA race

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May.29   Switzerland     FIFA suspends top executives
  FIFA has provisionally suspended executive committee members Mohamed Bin Hammam and Jack Warner after a meeting of ethics committee.    President Sepp B...
  Helmand   Airstrike reportedly killed 12 children   Afghans, NATO investigation was underway into allegations that a coalition airstrike in killed a dozen children and two women   Belgrade     Nationalists protest Mladic arrest   Clashes between police and protesters broke out after an ultranationalists demonstrated against the arrest of Ratko Mladic   Berlin     Germany pledges nuclear shutdown  Germany's ruling coalition says it has agreed a date of 2022 for the shutdown of all of its nuclear power plants  Serbia  Mladic to file extradition appeal

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May.30   Libya     South African leader visits Gadhafi   President Jacob Zuma is set to meet embattled Libyan leader, his second visit to Tripoli since unrest started roiling the North African coun...  Global  New record in world CO2 emissions   Hamburg   E. coli infections kill 6, sicken hundreds
Map of Hamburg
  An E. coli outbreak in northern Germany was likely caused by consuming raw tomatoes, cucumbers and lettuce
 A rare strain of E. coli that has spread to 10 countries. Beansprouts were likely E.coli cause
 Berlin  Merkel : Germany 'to set energy example'  Libya  Zuma: Gadhafi ready for cease-fire

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May.31   Serbia     Appeal fails; Mladic extradited to Hague
  Bosnian Serb genocide suspect Ratko Mladic was in the custody of a U.N. war crimes tribunal after losing his fight against extradition from Serbia
  Syria Boy's death symbolizes Syrian uprising
 Hague  Mladic awaits war crimes trial in Hague  Northern Japan  Japan 'underestimated risk' - UN


  'Tanks firing' protest city of Daraa   Syrian soldiers and tanks have been firing in the city of Daraa, a center of protests against President Bashar al-Assad's rule Six killed on first day of Taliban offensive   U.S. forces kill Osama bin Laden Map of Abbottabad Pakistan




World, May 2011 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2011
May.1   Syria
May.1   Afghanistan
May.1  Libya  UN to quit Tripoli amid attacks
May.1   Pakistan
  The most prominent face of terror in America and beyond, Osama bin Laden, has been killed in Pakistan, U.S. officials said
 U.S. forces have the body of Osama b. Laden. He eluded capture for years, once slipping out of a training camp in Afghanistan just hours before a barrage of U.S. cruise missiles destroyed it. US Special Forces and US Marines do have a base relatively close to Abbottabad
May.4  Western Australia  Last WWI veteran dies at age 110 May.6   Kentucky   Obama meets Bin Laden raid team   The President has met the military team that killed Osama Bin Laden and praised their mission as 'one of the greatest military operations' May.6  Yemen  U.S. military drone targets Al-Awlaki May.7   Pakistan Single phone call tipped off U.S. to lair May.7  Kandahar  Taliban onslaught rocks Kandahar May.11  Libya  Rebels say they hold Misrata airport May.15   Israel   Clashes erupt along Israel's border   Clashes between pro-Palestinian protesters and Israeli forces erupted, leaving at least 12 dead marking the birth of the Jewish state May.15  Northern Israel  Clashes flare at Lebanon-Israel border May.16   UN Tribunal   Arrest warrant sought for Gadhafi  The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court sought the arrest of Libyan leader and two relatives. Linking them to attacks on c... May.19   Libya   NATO aircraft target Tripoli's seaport   The aircraft targeted warships overnight, striking 8 of Gadhafi's vessels in the seaport May.20  Libya  Nato strikes hit Libya warships May.20  Libya  Libya forces attack rebels in mountains May.21   Southern Sudan Northern Sudan takes border town May.21  Afghanistan  Militants storm Afghan police HQ May.21  Washington  US 'would repeat Bin Laden raid' May.22   Karachi Militants attack naval air base May.23   Libya NATO pounds Tripoli; government: 3 dead May.23  Libya  Nato steps up Libya air strikes May.24   U.S. Congress   Netanyahu lays out peace terms  Israeli Prime Minister told a joint meeting of the Congress that he is prepared to make 'painful compromises' for a peace deal with Palesti... May.25   Pakistan US to reduce troops in Pakistan May.26   Serbia   Mladic arrested after years on the run Map of Vojvodina Serbia
  Police have arrested former Serbian military commander Ratko Mladic, the highest-ranking war crimes suspect still at large from the Balkan wars
 Serbian President Boris Tadic: 'Today we arrested Ratko Mladic'. He was detained in Serbia following an investigation that took about 3 years
May.26   Belgrade Mladic faces a Belgrade court May.27   Serbia Gen Mladic 'fit to be extradited' May.28   Northern Afghanistan   Suicide blast: 1 general killed, 1 injured Map of Taloqan Afghanistan
  Injured Maj. Gen. Markus Kneip is a German office and the regional head of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force in 9 provinces.    Gen Mohammad Daud Daud, the police commander for northern Afghanista...
May.29   Helmand Airstrike reportedly killed 12 children   Afghans, NATO investigation was underway into allegations that a coalition airstrike in killed a dozen children and two women May.29  Serbia  Mladic to file extradition appeal May.30   Libya   South African leader visits Gadhafi   President Jacob Zuma is set to meet embattled Libyan leader, his second visit to Tripoli since unrest started roiling the North African coun... May.30  Libya  Zuma: Gadhafi ready for cease-fire May.31   Serbia   Appeal fails; Mladic extradited to Hague
  Bosnian Serb genocide suspect Ratko Mladic was in the custody of a U.N. war crimes tribunal after losing his fight against extradition from Serbia
May.31  Hague  Mladic awaits war crimes trial in Hague



World, May 2011 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2011 May.1  Northeastern Brazil  Air France crash 'memory unit' recovered May.3   North Mexico Search under way for 14 Mexican miners
May.4   Northern Japan Workers enter Fukushima reactor May.8   North Mexico Search teams recover 14 bodies from mine  The federal government would step up its inspections of mines in light of the blast May.11   Spain Quake hits southeastern Spain May.12  USA  Drugs 'help reduce' HIV transmission May.14   Louisiana Key Mississippi floodgates opened May.21   Malaysia Landslide hits orphanage May.21   Iceland Iceland volcano starts erupting Map of Grimsvotn Iceland
  Iceland's most active volcano, Grimsvotn, lies under the Vatnajokull glacier in south-east Iceland
May.22  Iceland  Volcano eruption closes Iceland airspace May.22  Missouri  Deadly tornado tears into Joplin May.23   Missouri 89 killed by Missouri tornado
Map of Joplin Missouri
  Hundreds more injured after a tornado tore through oplin. The storm cut a path six miles long. Homes and businesses were flattened
 A damaged hospital had to be evacuated. The Governor of Missouri, Jay Nixon, has declared a state of emergency
May.23  Iceland  Icelandic ash drifting southwards May.24   Scotland Ash flight delays hit thousands May.24   Hamburg Volcano ash shuts German airports   Germany is closing its northern airspace on Wednesday because of ash from an erupting volcano in Iceland May.27   Paris Air France crash pilots lost speed data  The flight from Rio de Janeiro in 2009 plummeted because pilots lost vital speed data, France's Bureau of Investigation and Analysis May.30  Global  New record in world CO2 emissions May.30   Hamburg E. coli infections kill 6, sicken hundreds
Map of Hamburg
  An E. coli outbreak in northern Germany was likely caused by consuming raw tomatoes, cucumbers and lettuce
 A rare strain of E. coli that has spread to 10 countries. Beansprouts were likely E.coli cause
May.31  Northern Japan  Japan 'underestimated risk' - UN



World, May 2011 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2011 May.3  Portugal  Portugal reaches deal on bail-out May.10  Microsoft  Microsoft buys phone firm Skype May.10   Washington Geithner hails 'progress' in China talks
May.12  Tibet  Deadly bomb attack on China bank May.13  European Union  Eurozone's growth rate speeds up May.14  Ruhr  Azerbaijan takes Eurovision crown May.18   New York IMF chief resigns over sex charge May.18   Japan Japan economy back in recession May.24  Washington  U.S. hits firms working with Iran May.24   Scotland Ash flight delays hit thousands May.24   Hamburg Volcano ash shuts German airports   Germany is closing its northern airspace on Wednesday because of ash from an erupting volcano in Iceland May.29   Berlin   Germany pledges nuclear shutdown  Germany's ruling coalition says it has agreed a date of 2022 for the shutdown of all of its nuclear power plants



World, May 2011 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2011 May.3   Barcelona Barcelona held but reach final
May.4   Northern England Manchester United thrashed Schalke 4-1 May.7  Spain  Golf great Ballesteros dies at 54 May.7  Milan  Milan crowned Serie A champions May.8  Dallas  Mavs eliminate Lakers May.11  Barcelona  Barca secure Spanish title May.14  Northern England  Manchester United clinch record 19th title May.24  Vancouver  Canucks edge Sharks to reach Cup finals May.25  Dallas  Mavs Close Out Thunder May.26  Chicago  Heat Reach NBA Finals over Bulls May.27  Switzerland  Blatter faces Fifa ethics inquiry May.27  Boston  Bruins Make Stanley Finals over Tampa May.28   London Barcelona wins Champions League over MU   Barcelona delivered a masterclass to inflict another final defeat on Manchester United as Lionel Messi inspired an emphatic victory, 3 - 1 May.28  Qatar  Bin Hammam pulls out of FIFA race May.29   Switzerland   FIFA suspends top executives
  FIFA has provisionally suspended executive committee members Mohamed Bin Hammam and Jack Warner after a meeting of ethics committee.    President Sepp B...




World, May 2011 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2011 May.1   Pakistan   U.S. forces kill Osama bin Laden
Map of Abbottabad Pakistan
  The most prominent face of terror in America and beyond, Osama bin Laden, has been killed in Pakistan, U.S. officials said
 U.S. forces have the body of Osama b. Laden. He eluded capture for years, once slipping out of a training camp in Afghanistan just hours before a barrage of U.S. cruise missiles destroyed it. US Special Forces and US Marines do have a base relatively close to Abbottabad
May.2   Washington Obama: World 'safer' without Bin Laden May.2  Pakistan  Pakistan defends Bin Laden role May.3   Washington   Bin Laden unarmed when killed   White House: Osama bin Laden was not armed but did put up resistance when U.S. forces stormed a compound and killed him May.4   Washington No release of Bin Laden photos May.5   Manhattan   Obama in 9/11 tribute after B Laden death Map of Ground Zero USA
  US President Barack Obama is visiting Ground Zero, four days after US forces killed al-Qaeda head Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan.    Obama lays a wreath, telling firefighters A...
May.5   Washington   Bin Laden materials trigger alert  The notice to 'federal, state, local and tribal partners' says that, al Qaeda members discussed a plan to derail trains in the U May.6   Osama bin Laden Al Qaeda confirms bin Laden's death May.6  Yemen  U.S. military drone targets Al-Awlaki May.7  Cairo  Muslims and Christians clash in Imbaba May.7   Pakistan Bin Laden's house 'was al-Qaeda hub'   US: Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was in active control of the terror network from his compound in northern Pakistan May.8   Washington Obama presses Pakistan on Bin Laden May.8  Baghdad  Al-Qaeda boss in Iraq jail revolt May.8   Egypt Muslim-Christian violence intensified  Sectarian violence is spurring an emergency meeting of the Cabinet and public exhortations from Copts for international protection May.10   Pakistan U.S. granted access to bin Laden's wives May.11   Washington Details from bin Laden's journal revealed  Data and documents taken from the compound show that messages from bin Laden did make it out of the compound to al Qaeda May.12   Pakistan U.S. grills bL wives, via Pakistan officials  Three of Osama bin Laden's wives have been interrogated by U.S. intelligence officers under the supervision of Pakistani's intelligence serv... May.12   NW Pakistan Suicide attacks in retaliation for bL's death Map of Charsadda Pakistan
  The twin suicide bombings killed 73 people, nearly all of them military recruits who had just completed their training
May.12  Tibet  Deadly bomb attack on China bank May.14   Miami US charges six over Pakistani Taliban aid May.14   New York   IMF head questioned over 'attack'
  The head of the IMF, Dominique Strass-Kahn, 62, is being questioned by New York police over an alleged sex attack on a hotel maid
 He was taken off an Air France plane at JFK airport minutes before it left for Paris. The married former finance minister is considered a Socialist candidate for the presidency
May.15   New York IMF head to plead not guilty in rape attem.
May.15   Guatemala 27 headless bodies found in drug region Map of Peten Guatemala
  The decapitated bodies of 25 men and two women have been found at a ranch near Guatemala's border with Mexico
May.15  New York  IMF chief court hearing delayed May.16   UN Tribunal   Arrest warrant sought for Gadhafi  The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court sought the arrest of Libyan leader and two relatives. Linking them to attacks on c... May.16   New York IMF chief jailed on Rikers Island jail May.17   Egypt Egyptian named acting al Qaeda leader  Saif al-Adel who was once a Special Forces officer has been chosen 'caretaker' leader of al Qaeda in the wake of Osama bin Laden's death May.18   New York IMF chief resigns over sex charge May.19   New York   Ex-IMF chief granted bail   Dominique Strauss-Kahn was granted bail after being indicted on charges related to the alleged assault of a maid in his New York hotel May.21  Kabul  Suicide blast hits hospital May.26   Serbia   Mladic arrested after years on the run Map of Vojvodina Serbia
  Police have arrested former Serbian military commander Ratko Mladic, the highest-ranking war crimes suspect still at large from the Balkan wars
 Serbian President Boris Tadic: 'Today we arrested Ratko Mladic'. He was detained in Serbia following an investigation that took about 3 years
May.26   Belgrade Mladic faces a Belgrade court May.26  Belgrade  Mladic health fear delays hearing May.27   Serbia Gen Mladic 'fit to be extradited' May.27  Serbia  Serbia to probe Mladic 'network' May.28   Northern Afghanistan   Suicide blast: 1 general killed, 1 injured Map of Taloqan Afghanistan
  Injured Maj. Gen. Markus Kneip is a German office and the regional head of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force in 9 provinces.    Gen Mohammad Daud Daud, the police commander for northern Afghanista...
May.29  Serbia  Mladic to file extradition appeal May.31   Serbia   Appeal fails; Mladic extradited to Hague
  Bosnian Serb genocide suspect Ratko Mladic was in the custody of a U.N. war crimes tribunal after losing his fight against extradition from Serbia
May.31  Hague  Mladic awaits war crimes trial in Hague



World, May 2011 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2011 May.1   Vatican   John Paul II beatified
  The late Pope has been officially beatified at a ceremony at the Vatican in front of hundreds of thousands of Catholic faithful
May.2   Washington Obama: World 'safer' without Bin Laden
May.2  Syria  Mass arrests in Syria protest hub May.2   Canada PM Harper wins Canadian election
  Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservative Party has won a majority of seats in general election, according to provisional results
May.2  Pakistan  Pakistan defends Bin Laden role May.3  Portugal  Portugal reaches deal on bail-out May.3   Pakistan   Pakistan dismisses US raid fears   Pakistan has hit back at US statements suggesting it could not be trusted with details of the operation which killed Osama Bin Laden May.4  Pakistan  Pakistan reacts angrily to U.S. comments May.4   Washington No release of Bin Laden photos
May.4  Western Australia  Last WWI veteran dies at age 110 May.5   Manhattan   Obama in 9/11 tribute after B Laden death Map of Ground Zero USA
  US President Barack Obama is visiting Ground Zero, four days after US forces killed al-Qaeda head Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan.    Obama lays a wreath, telling firefighters A...
May.6   Syria '13 killed' at Syrian protests May.6   Kentucky   Obama meets Bin Laden raid team   The President has met the military team that killed Osama Bin Laden and praised their mission as 'one of the greatest military operations' May.7   Washington   US releases Bin Laden home videos Map of Pentagon USA
  The Pentagon releases home videos of Osama Bin Laden seized at the secret compound in northern Pakistan where he was shot
 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13323060
May.7  Cairo  Muslims and Christians clash in Imbaba May.8   Egypt Muslim-Christian violence intensified  Sectarian violence is spurring an emergency meeting of the Cabinet and public exhortations from Copts for international protection May.8   Syria Syria steps up protest crackdown May.9  Pakistan  US needs permission to interview bL wives May.9  UN  UN concern over Syria crackdown May.10  Texas  Obama calls for migrant overhaul May.10   Washington Geithner hails 'progress' in China talks May.11   Libya First Gaddafi footage in two weeks May.12   Pakistan U.S. grills bL wives, via Pakistan officials  Three of Osama bin Laden's wives have been interrogated by U.S. intelligence officers under the supervision of Pakistani's intelligence serv... May.13  Syria  Protesters, security forces clash May.13   Washington   US not recognising rebel council  The US has stopped short of recognising Libya's National Transitional Council as the country's legitimate government May.13  Washington  US Mid-East peace envoy resigns May.13   Pakistan Pakistan condemns Bin Laden raid  Pakistan's parliament has called for a review of the country's relationship with the US over the American commando raid May.13  Washington  Lawsuit filed over bin Laden death photos May.14   New York   IMF head questioned over 'attack'
  The head of the IMF, Dominique Strass-Kahn, 62, is being questioned by New York police over an alleged sex attack on a hotel maid
 He was taken off an Air France plane at JFK airport minutes before it left for Paris. The married former finance minister is considered a Socialist candidate for the presidency
May.15   Israel   Clashes erupt along Israel's border   Clashes between pro-Palestinian protesters and Israeli forces erupted, leaving at least 12 dead marking the birth of the Jewish state May.15   New York IMF head to plead not guilty in rape attem.
May.16  Johannesburg  Mandela voted in local municipal elections May.17   Ireland   Queen honours Irish fighters Map of Dublin Ireland
  The Queen has laid a wreath at the Garden of Remembrance during the first visit by a British monarch since Ireland gained independence
May.17  Washington  Strauss-Kahn 'in no position' to run IMF May.18   Washington   U.S. sanctions target Syrian president  President Obama imposed tough sanctions against Bashar al-Assad and 6 other senior officials in an effort to stop the crackdown on protests May.18   New York IMF chief resigns over sex charge May.19   Washington   Obama made major Middle East speech
  President Barack Obama has given a key US policy speech about the Middle East and the wider Arab world
 Obama said 'mutually agreed swaps' would help create 'a viable Palestine, and a secure Israel'
May.19  Jerusalem  Netanyahu rejects Obama 1967 view May.20  Washington  Obama faces tough Netanyahu talks May.20   Washington   Obama and Netanyahu admit 'differences'
  US President Barack Obama and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu have admitted to 'differences' on the path to Mid-East peace, after they met
May.20   Madrid Spain protesters defy rally ban
May.20  Manhattan  Ex-IMF chief finds new lodging May.20  Washington  Netanyahu defiant over Obama plan May.21   Ivory Coast Inauguration marks end to turmoil May.24   London   Obama hails 'special' ties to UK   US President has hailed his country's 'special relationship' with the UK in a speech delivered at a state banquet at Buckingham Palace May.24   U.S. Congress   Netanyahu lays out peace terms  Israeli Prime Minister told a joint meeting of the Congress that he is prepared to make 'painful compromises' for a peace deal with Palesti... May.24  Washington  U.S. hits firms working with Iran May.25  London  Obama: Western leadership is 'essential' May.25  France  G8 summit to discuss Arab unrest May.25  Yemen  US pulls diplomats out of Yemen May.26   France Obama arrives in France for top-level talks May.27   France   G8 leaders calls on Gaddafi to go   World leaders at the summit in France have issued a joint call for the embattled Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to step down May.27  Switzerland  Blatter faces Fifa ethics inquiry May.27  Poland  Obama wraps up Europe tour in Poland May.28   Syria Death toll from Syrian protests on the rise May.29   Switzerland   FIFA suspends top executives
  FIFA has provisionally suspended executive committee members Mohamed Bin Hammam and Jack Warner after a meeting of ethics committee.    President Sepp B...
May.29   Belgrade   Nationalists protest Mladic arrest   Clashes between police and protesters broke out after an ultranationalists demonstrated against the arrest of Ratko Mladic May.30   Libya   South African leader visits Gadhafi   President Jacob Zuma is set to meet embattled Libyan leader, his second visit to Tripoli since unrest started roiling the North African coun... May.30  Berlin  Merkel : Germany 'to set energy example' May.30  Libya  Zuma: Gadhafi ready for cease-fire May.31   Syria Boy's death symbolizes Syrian uprising