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1. 05-03 Major wildfires spread in California Camarillo, Southern California
C. 05-04 Damascus hit 'by Israeli strikes' Damascus
D. 05-06 Evidence Syria rebels 'used sarin' Syria
05-06 Three US women missing for years in fair condition Cleveland, Ohio
5. 05-09 2 cruise line passengers missing off Australian coast Sydney
6. 05-09 Dhaka collapse toll passes 1,000 Dhaka, Bangladesh
H. 05-10 Guatemala's Rios Montt found guilty of genocide
I. 05-11 Deadly blasts hit Turkey border town Reyhanli, Turkey
J. 05-11 Pakistan's Sharif declares election victory Pakistan

Summary.     Click for More > 2 cruise line passengers missing off Australian coast Dhaka collapse toll passes 1,000 Guatemala's Rios Montt found guilty of genocide Deadly blasts hit Turkey border town Pakistan's Sharif declares election victory   Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif declared victory following a historic election marred by violence Saturday Russia orders expulsion of U.S. diplomat US tax chief resigns amid scandal Deadly blasts target Iraqi Sunnis Dozens dead in Oklahoma tornado Map of Oklahoma City Oklahoma
Major wildfires spread in California Damascus hit 'by Israeli strikes' Evidence Syria rebels 'used sarin' Three US women missing for years in fair condition Map of Cleveland Ohio
May.1  Boston  Three arrested over Boston bombings
 Bangladesh  Death toll from Bangladesh building collapse climbs above 400
 Barcelona  Bayern humiliate Barcelona
 North Korea  N Korea jails US man for 15 years
May.2  Pakistan  Bhutto murder prosecutor shot dead
 Bangladesh  Dhaka collapse death toll passes 500
May.3  Northern Syria  'Dozens killed' in Syria village
  Southern California
May.4  Kandahar  5 US troops killed in southern Afghanistan
  Damascus
May.5  Malaysia  Ruling party wins Malaysia election
 Bangladesh  Police break up Dhaka Islamist unrest
May.6   Syria
  Ohio
  Three young women who vanished about a decade ago have been found and are in hospital in a fair condition, officials have said.    Ariel Castro, a 52-year-old suspect, has ...
 Philippines  5 climbers killed after volcano spews rock and ash
May.7  Ohio  US police hail rescued women's bravery
 Bangladesh  Bangladesh death toll climbs above 700
May.8  Northern England  Man Utd's Sir Alex Ferguson to retire
 Ohio  Ohio women 'were tied and chained'
 Bangladesh  8 killed in Bangladesh garment factory fire
May.9   Sydney
 Ohio  Cleveland kidnap accused in court
 San Francisco Bay Area  Sailor dies as US race boat capsizes
  Bangladesh
May.10  Bangladesh  Survivor pulled from Bangladesh rubble
  Guatemala
May.11   Turkey
  Pakistan
 Sichuan  China colliery blast kills 27 miners
May.13  Myanmar  Rohingya boat sinks off west Burma
May.14  Syria  Video: Syrian rebel cutting out, eating heart
  Moscow
May.15   Washington
 Bangladesh  Cyclone bears down on Bay of Bengal
 Cambodia  Cambodian shoe factory collapse kills 2, injures 7
 Kabul  15 killed, including 6 Americans, after car bomb hits US convoy
May.16  Venezuela  Venezuela to import 50M rolls of toilet pape
May.17  Syria  Russia 'sends modern arms to Syria'
  Baghdad
 Southern China  Southern China rains kill 55, leave 14 missing
May.18  North Korea  N Korea 'fires short-range missiles'
 Karachi  Pakistani politician is shot dead
May.19  Syria  Syria army storms rebel-held town
 Northern Nigeria  Nigeria military: 17 killed during offensive
May.20  Basra  Kidnapped civilians among dozens killed in Iraq
 Turkey  1 dead, 18 hurt as hot air balloons collide in Turkey
 North Korea  North Korea fires more projectiles
  Oklahoma
  At least 24 people have been killed after a huge tornado tore through Oklahoma City suburbs, with the death toll likely to rise.    Moore's neighbourhoods were flattened and schools were destroyed by winds of u...
May.21  Oklahoma  Oklahoma tornado: Search for survivors continues   Paris Man kills himself in front of tourists at Notre Dame Cathedral  Indonesia  All 28 bodies recovered from Indonesian mine room May.22   Florida FBI kill man 'linked to Tsarnaev'   Sweden Stockholm suburbs gripped by riots   London 'Barbaric' slaying may be terror attack Map of Southeastern London United Kingdom
  They first hit the man, thought to be a British soldier, with a car in broad daylight. Then the two attackers hacked him to death and dumped his body.    The men want to be filmed, with one of the attackers going over to a b...
May.23  Washington  Obama defends 'just' drones war May.24  London  Pakistan Airlines flight diverted over British airspace  London  Spy agencies defended over UK killing  Pakistan  Pakistan school bus gas blast kills 17 children May.25  Central India  'Maoist rebels' kill 17 in India   London Bayern wins Champions League. 2-1, over Dortmund   Arjen Robben scored in the 89th minute to give Bayern Munich a 2-1 win over German rival Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final  Paris  French soldier stabbed near Paris  Beirut  2 rockets hit Lebanese Hezbollah stronghold May.26  Sydney  Sydney blaze nurse admits 11 murders May.27  Baghdad  Wave of Baghdad car bombs 'kills 57'   Brussels EU ends arms embargo against Syrian rebels   European Union foreign ministers have agreed not to renew the union's arms embargo on the Syrian opposition   Southern China Rescuers save a newborn from sewer pipe in China  Bahamas  Cruise halted in Bahamas after fire May.28  Moscow  Russian arms 'to deter Syria intervention' May.29  Tribal Areas  Sources: Drone strike kills top militant   Syria Hezbollah fighters 'invading' Syria May.30  Damascus  Bashar al-Assad: Syrian army 'has balance of power' May.31  European Union  Eurozone unemployment at new record   Istanbul Police tear-gas protesters
  A district court has agreed to hear a case against the rebuilding of historic barracks -- a project that has been one of the catalysts for days of protests
 Oklahoma  New Oklahoma tornadoes 'kill five'



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Three arrested over Boston bombings  Boston police have taken into custody three additional suspects in the 15 April bombing of the Boston Marathon Death toll from Bangladesh building collapse climbs above 400 Bayern humiliate Barcelona N Korea jails US man for 15 years  North Korea has sentenced Pae Jun-ho, known in the US as Kenneth Bae, to 15 years of hard labour   Bhutto murder prosecutor shot dead   Gunmen have shot dead the prosecutor investigating the murder of Pakistan's ex-leader Benazir Bhutto, police say   Dhaka collapse death toll passes 500   The death toll from the collapse of an eight-storey factory building in Savar, near the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, has passed 500   'Dozens killed' in Syria village   More than 40 people have been killed by government forces in al-Bayda village in north-western Syria Major wildfires spread in California Map of Camarillo USA


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May.2  Somalia  Somalia famine 'killed 260,000'
 Washington  US considering arms for Syria rebels
 Mexico  Obama agrees trade boost in Mexico
  Pakistan  
  Bangladesh  
 Boston  Boston duo 'planned 4 July attack'


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May.3   Northern Syria  
 Washington  Pentagon outlines North Korea threat
  Southern California  
  More than 3,000 firefighters are battling six major wildfires in California, the state fire agency says
 Syria  Israeli warplanes strike Syrian weapons facility  Costa Rica  Obama foresees no US troops in Syria

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May.4   Kandahar 5 US troops killed in southern Afghanistan
 Northern Syria  Syrians flee coastal 'massacres'  Northern England  Lawmaker arrested on suspicion of rape   Damascus   Damascus hit 'by Israeli strikes' Map of Damascus
  Syrian state TV says rockets have hit a research centre, that West suggested is involved in chemical weapons research


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May.5  Damascus  Syrian foreign ministry: Israeli strikes 'backing terrorists'   Malaysia   Ruling party wins Malaysia election  Barisan Nasional, the ruling National Front coalition has won a simple majority, extending its 56-year rule, with two-thirds of seats confir...  Turin  Juventus clinched record-extending Italian league title  Libya  Libya parliament bans Gaddafi-era officials  Rio de Janeiro  Shock over latest Brazil bus rape   Bangladesh   Police break up Dhaka Islamist unrest   Police have used stun grenades and rubber bullets to disperse a huge demonstration by Islamist protesters in the capital Dhaka

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May.6   Syria     Evidence Syria rebels 'used sarin'
  Testimony from victims of the conflict suggests rebels have used the nerve agent, sarin, a leading member of a UN commission of inquiry has said
 Damascus  42 Syrian soldiers dead in reported Israeli strike   Ohio   Three US women missing for years in fair condition
Map of Cleveland Ohio
  Three young women who vanished about a decade ago have been found and are in hospital in a fair condition, officials have said
 Ariel Castro, a 52-year-old suspect, has been arrested in connection with the case
  Philippines 5 climbers killed after volcano spews rock and ash  Washington  Pentagon report highlights China cyber attacks

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May.7   Ohio US police hail rescued women's bravery
  Bangladesh Bangladesh death toll climbs above 700  Mexico  Gas tanker explodes in Mexico City  Washington  No more rewards for North Korea, says US  Ohio  Police to quiz Cleveland suspects  China  Oil rises toward $96 as China trade improves

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May.8   Northern England Man Utd's Sir Alex Ferguson to retire
  Ohio Ohio women 'were tied and chained'  Northern Italy  Deaths as ship rams Genoa tower  Ohio  Rape and kidnap charges for Ohio man  Bangladesh  Bangladesh collapse toll tops 800   Bangladesh 8 killed in Bangladesh garment factory fire

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May.9   Sydney   2 cruise line passengers missing off Australian coast
  Authorities launched a search Thursday after two passengers went missing overnight when the Carnival Cruise ship Spirit docked in Sydney
  Ohio Cleveland kidnap accused in court
  San Francisco Bay Area Sailor dies as US race boat capsizes  Ohio  Ohio 'kidnapper' could be executed   Bangladesh     Dhaka collapse toll passes 1,000 Map of Dhaka Bangladesh
  The death toll from Bangladesh's worst industrial accident has passed 1,000 as recovery teams continue to find more bodies in the wreckage


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May.10   Bangladesh     Survivor pulled from Bangladesh rubble   'I'm alive!' a woman's voice as workers approached the basement 16 days after the building had collapsed and 10 days since rescuers had given...  Ohio  Ariel Castro is girl's father  Sydney  Search ends for 2 Australian Carnival cruise ship passengers   Guatemala   Guatemala's Rios Montt found guilty of genocide
Map of Guatemala City Guatemala
  A court in Guatemala has found former military leader Efrain Rios Montt guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity
 Pakistan  Pakistan poised for crucial election

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May.11   Turkey     Deadly blasts hit Turkey border town
Map of Reyhanli Turkey
  Car bombs have killed 43 people and injured 100 in the Turkish town of Reyhanli, near the Syrian border, Turkey's interior minister says
 London  Wigan header tops Man City to win first FA Cup   Pakistan   Pakistan's Sharif declares election victory
  Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif declared victory following a historic election marred by violence Saturday
 A remarkable comeback for a leader once toppled in a military coup and sent into exile
  Sichuan China colliery blast kills 27 miners
 Barcelona  Barca handed title by Real

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May.12  Pakistan  Nawaz Sharif in talks on new government  Pakistan  Sharif closes in on Pakistan majority

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May.13  Eastern Libya  Deadly car bomb strikes Libyan city  Washington  AP condemns US phone records seizure   Myanmar Rohingya boat sinks off west Burma


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May.14   Syria     Video: Syrian rebel cutting out, eating heart   A man, said to be a well-known rebel fighter, carves into the body of a government soldier and cuts out his heart and liver  Moscow  Russian agency: CIA member tried to recruit Russian   Moscow   Russia orders expulsion of U.S. diplomat
  The diplomat in question, Ryan Fogle, third secretary of the Political Department of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, was declared 'persona non grata'
 Taiwan  Taiwan recalls envoy over Manila row

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May.15  Ohio  Ohio 'kidnapper' to plead not guilty   Washington   US tax chief resigns amid scandal
  IRS commissioner Steve Miller has quit after it emerged his staff singled out conservative groups for extra scrutiny, President Obama has announced
  Bangladesh     Cyclone bears down on Bay of Bengal   Cyclone Mahasen is bearing down on the Bay of Bengal, with thousands of people ordered to evacuate low-lying areas in Bangladesh and Burma  Netherlands  Chelsea grabs last minute glory to win Europa League   Cambodia   Cambodian shoe factory collapse kills 2, injures 7   The ceiling of a factory that makes Asics sneakers collapsed, in the latest accident to spotlight lax safety conditions in the global garment...   Kabul 15 killed, including 6 Americans, after car bomb hits US convoy

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May.16   Venezuela Venezuela to import 50M rolls of toilet pape
 England  David Beckham to retire from football  European Union  EU poll highlights homophobic abuse  Washington  US 'saw Syria chemical evidence'

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May.17   Syria Russia 'sends modern arms to Syria'
 Southern France  Police: $1 million in Chopard jewels stolen from hotel   Baghdad   Deadly blasts target Iraqi Sunnis
  More than 60 people have been killed and dozens hurt in bomb attacks apparently targeting Sunnis, in Iraq's worst day of violence for months
  Southern China Southern China rains kill 55, leave 14 missing  Kabul  Afghan MPs to debate women's rights

May 18 ... more > Top ^

May.18   North Korea   N Korea 'fires short-range missiles'  North Korea has fired three short-range missiles from its east coast, South Korea's defence ministry said  Rome  Thousands rally to oppose Italy cuts   Karachi   Pakistani politician is shot dead  Zahra Shahid Hussain, the senior VP of Pakistan's Movement for Justice party (PTI), has been shot dead in the southern port city of Karachi

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May.19   Syria   Syria army storms rebel-held town   Heavy fighting is reported in the besieged Syrian town of Qusair after state forces launched a major offensive to re-capture the rebel stron...   Northern Nigeria Nigeria military: 17 killed during offensive
 Barcelona  Barca celebrate La Liga title at rain-soaked Nou Camp  New Delhi  China leader vows better India ties

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May.20   Basra Kidnapped civilians among dozens killed in Iraq
  Turkey 1 dead, 18 hurt as hot air balloons collide in Turkey   North Korea North Korea fires more projectiles  Guatemala  Rios Montt's conviction overturned   Oklahoma   Dozens dead in Oklahoma tornado Map of Oklahoma City Oklahoma
  At least 24 people have been killed after a huge tornado tore through Oklahoma City suburbs, with the death toll likely to rise
 Moore's neighbourhoods were flattened and schools were destroyed by winds of up to 200mph. 120 people, including 70 children, are being treated in hospitals


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May.21   Oklahoma Oklahoma tornado: Search for survivors continues
 Northern Israel  Syria and Israel in exchange of fire   Paris   Man kills himself in front of tourists at Notre Dame Cathedral
  Dominique Venner, 78, a right-wing historian and author killed himself inside the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris in front of horrified tourists
 Oklahoma  US tornado rescue effort nears end   Indonesia All 28 bodies recovered from Indonesian mine room


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May.22   Florida   FBI kill man 'linked to Tsarnaev'
Map of Orlando Florida
  Boston bombing investigators have shot dead 27-year-old Ibragim Todashev, a man who became violent as they questioned him
  Sweden   Stockholm suburbs gripped by riots Map of Stockholm Sweden
  Rioters have lit fires and stoned emergency services in the suburbs of Stockholm for the third night in a row after a man was shot dead by police
 Oklahoma  US rescuers comb tornado-hit area   London   'Barbaric' slaying may be terror attack Map of Southeastern London United Kingdom
  They first hit the man, thought to be a British soldier, with a car in broad daylight. Then the two attackers hacked him to death and dumped his body
 The men want to be filmed, with one of the attackers going over to a bus and asking people to take photos of him as if he wanted to be on TV
 London  Cameron to lead Cobra meeting  Nepal  Japanese 80-year-old claims Everest record

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May.23  London  UK authorities knew soldier's attackers   Washington     Obama defends 'just' drones war   President Obama has defended the use of drones in a 'just war' of self-defence against deadly militants and a campaign that had made America...  Niger  Suicide bombers kill 26 in Niger car bomb attacks

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May.24   London Pakistan Airlines flight diverted over British airspace
  London Spy agencies defended over UK killing  Russian Far East  Russia's Far East rocked by powerful earthquake  Kabul  Afghan Taliban attack central Kabul   Pakistan Pakistan school bus gas blast kills 17 children  London  MI5 'approached London attack suspect'

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May.25   Central India     'Maoist rebels' kill 17 in India   At least 17 people, including a local leader of India's governing Congress party, have been killed in an attack by suspected Maoist rebels  Syria  Syrian town under heavy army shelling   London   Bayern wins Champions League. 2-1, over Dortmund
Map of Wembley United Kingdom
  Arjen Robben scored in the 89th minute to give Bayern Munich a 2-1 win over German rival Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final
 Bayern Munich captured their fifth European title with goals from Arjen Robben and Mario Mandzukic. Bayern later won the Bundesliga, and German Cup, with the European Super Cup and Club World Cup
  Paris French soldier stabbed near Paris  Lebanon  Hezbollah promises Syria 'victory'   Beirut     2 rockets hit Lebanese Hezbollah stronghold   Lebanese security officials say two rockets have slammed into a Beirut neighborhood that is a Hezbollah stronghold, wounding 3 people

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May.26  Kenya  London suspect arrested in Kenya in 2010  Southern France  Lesbian drama wins top Cannes prize   Sydney Sydney blaze nurse admits 11 murders


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May.27   Baghdad   Wave of Baghdad car bombs 'kills 57'  At least 57 people have been killed in a series of car bombs targeting mainly Shia areas in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, police say  Japan  Japanese mayor apologizes for saying US troops should visit adult businesses   Brussels   EU ends arms embargo against Syrian rebels
Map of Brussels
  European Union foreign ministers have agreed not to renew the union's arms embargo on the Syrian opposition
 On the same day peace delegates met to talk again about how they want calm to come to Syria
 Myanmar  Suu Kyi condemns Rohingya policy   Southern China   Rescuers save a newborn from sewer pipe in China Map of Zhejiang China
  Chinese state media say firefighters and medics have rescued a newborn boy from a sewer pipe below a squat toilet
  Bahamas   Cruise halted in Bahamas after fire   A fire has broken out aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, forcing more than 2,200 passengers to end their trip early  Tennessee  Spurs advance to Finals, sweep Grizzlies 93-86

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May.28   Moscow   Russian arms 'to deter Syria intervention'   Russia says it will go ahead with deliveries of S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to Syria, and that the arms will help deter foreign interventio...  Honduras  Gangs talk truce in world's murder capital  Geneva  UN rights council to debate Syria  Tribal Areas  Deadly 'US drone strike' in Waziristan

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May.29   Tribal Areas     Sources: Drone strike kills top militant   Wali-Ur Rehman Mehsud, the Pakistan Taliban's No. 2 leader was killed, a local tribal official and an intelligence official confirmed  Southern France  First gay couple to wed in France   Syria     Hezbollah fighters 'invading' Syria
Map of Qusair Syria
  The military chief of the main umbrella group of Syrian rebels, the Free Syrian Army, has accused Hezbollah fighters of 'invading' Syria


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May.30   Damascus Bashar al-Assad: Syrian army 'has balance of power'
 Washington  US GDP growth revised down slightly  Syria  Assad warns Israel against air strikes

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May.31   European Union Eurozone unemployment at new record
 Syria  American woman among 3 Westerners killed in Syria  Berlin  US and Germany urge Russia not to arm Syria   Istanbul   Police tear-gas protesters
  A district court has agreed to hear a case against the rebuilding of historic barracks -- a project that has been one of the catalysts for days of protests
  Oklahoma   New Oklahoma tornadoes 'kill five'   A new series of tornadoes has swept through the US state, killing at least five people, including a mother and child, officials say  Istanbul  Turkey braces for fresh protests


  'Dozens killed' in Syria village   More than 40 people have been killed by government forces in al-Bayda village in north-western Syria 5 US troops killed in southern Afghanistan Damascus hit 'by Israeli strikes' Map of Damascus




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May.2  Washington  US considering arms for Syria rebels
May.3   Northern Syria
May.3  Washington  Pentagon outlines North Korea threat
May.3  Syria  Israeli warplanes strike Syrian weapons facility
May.3  Costa Rica  Obama foresees no US troops in Syria
May.4   Kandahar
May.4  Northern Syria  Syrians flee coastal 'massacres'
May.4   Damascus
  Syrian state TV says rockets have hit a research centre, that West suggested is involved in chemical weapons research
May.6   Syria   Evidence Syria rebels 'used sarin'
  Testimony from victims of the conflict suggests rebels have used the nerve agent, sarin, a leading member of a UN commission of inquiry has said
May.6  Damascus  42 Syrian soldiers dead in reported Israeli strike May.6  Washington  Pentagon report highlights China cyber attacks May.14   Syria   Video: Syrian rebel cutting out, eating heart   A man, said to be a well-known rebel fighter, carves into the body of a government soldier and cuts out his heart and liver May.15   Kabul 15 killed, including 6 Americans, after car bomb hits US convoy
May.16  Washington  US 'saw Syria chemical evidence' May.17   Syria Russia 'sends modern arms to Syria' May.18   North Korea N Korea 'fires short-range missiles'  North Korea has fired three short-range missiles from its east coast, South Korea's defence ministry said May.19   Syria Syria army storms rebel-held town   Heavy fighting is reported in the besieged Syrian town of Qusair after state forces launched a major offensive to re-capture the rebel stron... May.19   Northern Nigeria Nigeria military: 17 killed during offensive May.20   North Korea North Korea fires more projectiles May.21  Northern Israel  Syria and Israel in exchange of fire May.22   London 'Barbaric' slaying may be terror attack Map of Southeastern London United Kingdom
  They first hit the man, thought to be a British soldier, with a car in broad daylight. Then the two attackers hacked him to death and dumped his body
 The men want to be filmed, with one of the attackers going over to a bus and asking people to take photos of him as if he wanted to be on TV
May.23   Washington   Obama defends 'just' drones war   President Obama has defended the use of drones in a 'just war' of self-defence against deadly militants and a campaign that had made America... May.24  Kabul  Afghan Taliban attack central Kabul May.25   Central India   'Maoist rebels' kill 17 in India   At least 17 people, including a local leader of India's governing Congress party, have been killed in an attack by suspected Maoist rebels May.25  Syria  Syrian town under heavy army shelling May.25   Paris French soldier stabbed near Paris May.25  Lebanon  Hezbollah promises Syria 'victory' May.25   Beirut   2 rockets hit Lebanese Hezbollah stronghold   Lebanese security officials say two rockets have slammed into a Beirut neighborhood that is a Hezbollah stronghold, wounding 3 people May.27  Japan  Japanese mayor apologizes for saying US troops should visit adult businesses May.27   Brussels EU ends arms embargo against Syrian rebels
Map of Brussels
  European Union foreign ministers have agreed not to renew the union's arms embargo on the Syrian opposition
 On the same day peace delegates met to talk again about how they want calm to come to Syria
May.28   Moscow Russian arms 'to deter Syria intervention'   Russia says it will go ahead with deliveries of S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to Syria, and that the arms will help deter foreign interventio... May.28  Tribal Areas  Deadly 'US drone strike' in Waziristan May.29   Tribal Areas   Sources: Drone strike kills top militant   Wali-Ur Rehman Mehsud, the Pakistan Taliban's No. 2 leader was killed, a local tribal official and an intelligence official confirmed May.29   Syria   Hezbollah fighters 'invading' Syria Map of Qusair Syria
  The military chief of the main umbrella group of Syrian rebels, the Free Syrian Army, has accused Hezbollah fighters of 'invading' Syria
May.30   Damascus Bashar al-Assad: Syrian army 'has balance of power' May.31  Syria  American woman among 3 Westerners killed in Syria May.31  Berlin  US and Germany urge Russia not to arm Syria



World, May 2013 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2013 May.1   Bangladesh Death toll from Bangladesh building collapse climbs above 400
May.2  Somalia  Somalia famine 'killed 260,000' May.2   Bangladesh   Dhaka collapse death toll passes 500   The death toll from the collapse of an eight-storey factory building in Savar, near the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, has passed 500 May.3   Southern California Major wildfires spread in California Map of Camarillo USA
  More than 3,000 firefighters are battling six major wildfires in California, the state fire agency says
May.6   Philippines 5 climbers killed after volcano spews rock and ash May.7   Bangladesh Bangladesh death toll climbs above 700 May.7  Mexico  Gas tanker explodes in Mexico City May.8  Northern Italy  Deaths as ship rams Genoa tower May.8  Bangladesh  Bangladesh collapse toll tops 800 May.8   Bangladesh 8 killed in Bangladesh garment factory fire May.9   Sydney 2 cruise line passengers missing off Australian coast
  Authorities launched a search Thursday after two passengers went missing overnight when the Carnival Cruise ship Spirit docked in Sydney
May.9   San Francisco Bay Area Sailor dies as US race boat capsizes
May.9   Bangladesh   Dhaka collapse toll passes 1,000 Map of Dhaka Bangladesh
  The death toll from Bangladesh's worst industrial accident has passed 1,000 as recovery teams continue to find more bodies in the wreckage
May.10   Bangladesh   Survivor pulled from Bangladesh rubble   'I'm alive!' a woman's voice as workers approached the basement 16 days after the building had collapsed and 10 days since rescuers had given... May.10  Sydney  Search ends for 2 Australian Carnival cruise ship passengers May.11   Sichuan China colliery blast kills 27 miners May.13   Myanmar Rohingya boat sinks off west Burma May.15   Bangladesh   Cyclone bears down on Bay of Bengal   Cyclone Mahasen is bearing down on the Bay of Bengal, with thousands of people ordered to evacuate low-lying areas in Bangladesh and Burma May.15   Cambodia Cambodian shoe factory collapse kills 2, injures 7   The ceiling of a factory that makes Asics sneakers collapsed, in the latest accident to spotlight lax safety conditions in the global garment... May.17   Southern China Southern China rains kill 55, leave 14 missing May.20   Turkey 1 dead, 18 hurt as hot air balloons collide in Turkey May.20   Oklahoma Dozens dead in Oklahoma tornado Map of Oklahoma City Oklahoma
  At least 24 people have been killed after a huge tornado tore through Oklahoma City suburbs, with the death toll likely to rise
 Moore's neighbourhoods were flattened and schools were destroyed by winds of up to 200mph. 120 people, including 70 children, are being treated in hospitals
May.21   Oklahoma Oklahoma tornado: Search for survivors continues May.21   Paris Man kills himself in front of tourists at Notre Dame Cathedral
  Dominique Venner, 78, a right-wing historian and author killed himself inside the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris in front of horrified tourists
May.21  Oklahoma  US tornado rescue effort nears end May.21   Indonesia All 28 bodies recovered from Indonesian mine room
May.22  Oklahoma  US rescuers comb tornado-hit area May.24  Russian Far East  Russia's Far East rocked by powerful earthquake May.24   Pakistan Pakistan school bus gas blast kills 17 children May.27   Southern China Rescuers save a newborn from sewer pipe in China Map of Zhejiang China
  Chinese state media say firefighters and medics have rescued a newborn boy from a sewer pipe below a squat toilet
May.27   Bahamas Cruise halted in Bahamas after fire   A fire has broken out aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, forcing more than 2,200 passengers to end their trip early May.31   Oklahoma New Oklahoma tornadoes 'kill five'   A new series of tornadoes has swept through the US state, killing at least five people, including a mother and child, officials say



World, May 2013 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2013 May.2  Mexico  Obama agrees trade boost in Mexico May.7  China  Oil rises toward $96 as China trade improves May.8   Northern England Man Utd's Sir Alex Ferguson to retire
May.16   Venezuela Venezuela to import 50M rolls of toilet pape May.26  Southern France  Lesbian drama wins top Cannes prize May.30  Washington  US GDP growth revised down slightly May.31   European Union Eurozone unemployment at new record



World, May 2013 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2013 May.1   Barcelona Bayern humiliate Barcelona
May.5  Turin  Juventus clinched record-extending Italian league title May.8   Northern England Man Utd's Sir Alex Ferguson to retire May.9   San Francisco Bay Area Sailor dies as US race boat capsizes May.11  London  Wigan header tops Man City to win first FA Cup May.11  Barcelona  Barca handed title by Real May.15  Netherlands  Chelsea grabs last minute glory to win Europa League May.16  England  David Beckham to retire from football May.19  Barcelona  Barca celebrate La Liga title at rain-soaked Nou Camp May.22  Nepal  Japanese 80-year-old claims Everest record May.25   London Bayern wins Champions League. 2-1, over Dortmund
Map of Wembley United Kingdom
  Arjen Robben scored in the 89th minute to give Bayern Munich a 2-1 win over German rival Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final
 Bayern Munich captured their fifth European title with goals from Arjen Robben and Mario Mandzukic. Bayern later won the Bundesliga, and German Cup, with the European Super Cup and Club World Cup
May.27  Tennessee  Spurs advance to Finals, sweep Grizzlies 93-86



World, May 2013 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2013 May.1   Boston Three arrested over Boston bombings  Boston police have taken into custody three additional suspects in the 15 April bombing of the Boston Marathon May.1   North Korea N Korea jails US man for 15 years  North Korea has sentenced Pae Jun-ho, known in the US as Kenneth Bae, to 15 years of hard labour May.2   Pakistan   Bhutto murder prosecutor shot dead   Gunmen have shot dead the prosecutor investigating the murder of Pakistan's ex-leader Benazir Bhutto, police say May.2  Boston  Boston duo 'planned 4 July attack' May.4  Northern England  Lawmaker arrested on suspicion of rape May.5  Rio de Janeiro  Shock over latest Brazil bus rape May.6   Ohio Three US women missing for years in fair condition
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  Three young women who vanished about a decade ago have been found and are in hospital in a fair condition, officials have said
 Ariel Castro, a 52-year-old suspect, has been arrested in connection with the case
May.6  Washington  Pentagon report highlights China cyber attacks May.7   Ohio US police hail rescued women's bravery May.7  Ohio  Police to quiz Cleveland suspects May.8   Ohio Ohio women 'were tied and chained' May.8  Ohio  Rape and kidnap charges for Ohio man May.9   Ohio Cleveland kidnap accused in court May.9  Ohio  Ohio 'kidnapper' could be executed May.10  Ohio  Ariel Castro is girl's father May.10   Guatemala Guatemala's Rios Montt found guilty of genocide Map of Guatemala City Guatemala
  A court in Guatemala has found former military leader Efrain Rios Montt guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity
May.11   Turkey   Deadly blasts hit Turkey border town Map of Reyhanli Turkey
  Car bombs have killed 43 people and injured 100 in the Turkish town of Reyhanli, near the Syrian border, Turkey's interior minister says
May.13  Eastern Libya  Deadly car bomb strikes Libyan city May.14  Moscow  Russian agency: CIA member tried to recruit Russian May.14   Moscow Russia orders expulsion of U.S. diplomat
  The diplomat in question, Ryan Fogle, third secretary of the Political Department of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, was declared 'persona non grata'
May.15  Ohio  Ohio 'kidnapper' to plead not guilty May.15   Kabul 15 killed, including 6 Americans, after car bomb hits US convoy
May.16  European Union  EU poll highlights homophobic abuse May.17  Southern France  Police: $1 million in Chopard jewels stolen from hotel May.17   Baghdad Deadly blasts target Iraqi Sunnis
  More than 60 people have been killed and dozens hurt in bomb attacks apparently targeting Sunnis, in Iraq's worst day of violence for months
May.18   Karachi Pakistani politician is shot dead  Zahra Shahid Hussain, the senior VP of Pakistan's Movement for Justice party (PTI), has been shot dead in the southern port city of Karachi May.20   Basra Kidnapped civilians among dozens killed in Iraq
May.20  Guatemala  Rios Montt's conviction overturned May.22   Florida FBI kill man 'linked to Tsarnaev' Map of Orlando Florida
  Boston bombing investigators have shot dead 27-year-old Ibragim Todashev, a man who became violent as they questioned him
May.22   Sweden Stockholm suburbs gripped by riots Map of Stockholm Sweden
  Rioters have lit fires and stoned emergency services in the suburbs of Stockholm for the third night in a row after a man was shot dead by police
May.22   London 'Barbaric' slaying may be terror attack Map of Southeastern London United Kingdom
  They first hit the man, thought to be a British soldier, with a car in broad daylight. Then the two attackers hacked him to death and dumped his body
 The men want to be filmed, with one of the attackers going over to a bus and asking people to take photos of him as if he wanted to be on TV
May.22  London  Cameron to lead Cobra meeting May.23  London  UK authorities knew soldier's attackers May.23  Niger  Suicide bombers kill 26 in Niger car bomb attacks May.24   London Pakistan Airlines flight diverted over British airspace May.24  London  MI5 'approached London attack suspect' May.25   Central India   'Maoist rebels' kill 17 in India   At least 17 people, including a local leader of India's governing Congress party, have been killed in an attack by suspected Maoist rebels May.25   Paris French soldier stabbed near Paris May.26  Kenya  London suspect arrested in Kenya in 2010 May.26   Sydney Sydney blaze nurse admits 11 murders May.27   Baghdad Wave of Baghdad car bombs 'kills 57'  At least 57 people have been killed in a series of car bombs targeting mainly Shia areas in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, police say May.27  Japan  Japanese mayor apologizes for saying US troops should visit adult businesses May.28  Honduras  Gangs talk truce in world's murder capital May.29   Tribal Areas   Sources: Drone strike kills top militant   Wali-Ur Rehman Mehsud, the Pakistan Taliban's No. 2 leader was killed, a local tribal official and an intelligence official confirmed



World, May 2013 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2013 May.1   North Korea N Korea jails US man for 15 years  North Korea has sentenced Pae Jun-ho, known in the US as Kenneth Bae, to 15 years of hard labour May.2  Mexico  Obama agrees trade boost in Mexico May.3  Washington  Pentagon outlines North Korea threat May.3  Costa Rica  Obama foresees no US troops in Syria May.4  Northern England  Lawmaker arrested on suspicion of rape May.5  Damascus  Syrian foreign ministry: Israeli strikes 'backing terrorists' May.5   Malaysia Ruling party wins Malaysia election  Barisan Nasional, the ruling National Front coalition has won a simple majority, extending its 56-year rule, with two-thirds of seats confir... May.5  Libya  Libya parliament bans Gaddafi-era officials May.5   Bangladesh Police break up Dhaka Islamist unrest   Police have used stun grenades and rubber bullets to disperse a huge demonstration by Islamist protesters in the capital Dhaka May.7  Washington  No more rewards for North Korea, says US May.10   Guatemala Guatemala's Rios Montt found guilty of genocide
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  A court in Guatemala has found former military leader Efrain Rios Montt guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity
May.10  Pakistan  Pakistan poised for crucial election May.11   Pakistan Pakistan's Sharif declares election victory
  Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif declared victory following a historic election marred by violence Saturday
 A remarkable comeback for a leader once toppled in a military coup and sent into exile
May.12  Pakistan  Nawaz Sharif in talks on new government May.12  Pakistan  Sharif closes in on Pakistan majority May.13  Washington  AP condemns US phone records seizure May.14   Moscow Russia orders expulsion of U.S. diplomat
  The diplomat in question, Ryan Fogle, third secretary of the Political Department of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, was declared 'persona non grata'
May.14  Taiwan  Taiwan recalls envoy over Manila row May.15   Washington US tax chief resigns amid scandal
  IRS commissioner Steve Miller has quit after it emerged his staff singled out conservative groups for extra scrutiny, President Obama has announced
May.16   Venezuela Venezuela to import 50M rolls of toilet pape
May.16  European Union  EU poll highlights homophobic abuse May.17  Kabul  Afghan MPs to debate women's rights May.18  Rome  Thousands rally to oppose Italy cuts May.18   Karachi Pakistani politician is shot dead  Zahra Shahid Hussain, the senior VP of Pakistan's Movement for Justice party (PTI), has been shot dead in the southern port city of Karachi May.19  New Delhi  China leader vows better India ties May.20  Guatemala  Rios Montt's conviction overturned May.22  London  Cameron to lead Cobra meeting May.24   London Spy agencies defended over UK killing May.24  London  MI5 'approached London attack suspect' May.25   Central India   'Maoist rebels' kill 17 in India   At least 17 people, including a local leader of India's governing Congress party, have been killed in an attack by suspected Maoist rebels May.26  Southern France  Lesbian drama wins top Cannes prize May.27  Japan  Japanese mayor apologizes for saying US troops should visit adult businesses May.27   Brussels EU ends arms embargo against Syrian rebels Map of Brussels
  European Union foreign ministers have agreed not to renew the union's arms embargo on the Syrian opposition
 On the same day peace delegates met to talk again about how they want calm to come to Syria
May.27  Myanmar  Suu Kyi condemns Rohingya policy May.28  Honduras  Gangs talk truce in world's murder capital May.28  Geneva  UN rights council to debate Syria May.29  Southern France  First gay couple to wed in France May.30  Syria  Assad warns Israel against air strikes May.31  Berlin  US and Germany urge Russia not to arm Syria May.31   Istanbul Police tear-gas protesters
  A district court has agreed to hear a case against the rebuilding of historic barracks -- a project that has been one of the catalysts for days of protests
May.31  Istanbul  Turkey braces for fresh protests