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1. 05-01 Pro-Russian group seizes Donetsk office Donetsk, Donbass
2. 05-01 Government forces 'move on Sloviansk' Sloviansk, Donbass
3. 05-02 'Many dead' in Ukraine offensive Sloviansk, Donbass
E. 05-02 Police: 38 dead in protest-linked Odessa fire Trade Unions building, Odessa, Ukraine
05-02 Afghan landslide 'kills hundreds' Badakhshan, Northern Afghanistan
G. 05-05 'I will sell them,' Boko Haram leader says of kidnapped girls Nigeria
H. 05-09 Russia's Putin visits annexed Crimea Sevastopol, Crimea
8. 05-09 South Sudan rivals agree peace deal Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
J. 05-11 Ukraine rebels hold self-rule vote Donetsk, Eastern Ukraine

Summary.     Click for More > 'I will sell them,' Boko Haram leader says of kidnapped girls Russia's Putin visits annexed Crimea South Sudan rivals agree peace deal Ukraine rebels hold self-rule vote   Pro-Russian separatists in two eastern regions are holding 'self-rule' referendums - a move condemned by the Ukrainian government and the We... Ukraine rebels claim poll victory Nigeria kidnapped girls 'shown in Boko Haram video' Explosion at mine in western Turkey left 200 workers dead Map of Soma Manisa Turkey
Pro-Russian group seizes Donetsk office Government forces 'move on Sloviansk' 'Many dead' in Ukraine offensive Police: 38 dead in protest-linked Odessa fire   A building fire broke out during a clash between pro-Russia demonstrators and supporters of the central government Afghan landslide 'kills hundreds' Map of Badakhshan Afghanistan
May.1   Donbass
 Northern Syria  33 killed in Aleppo airstrikes, opposition group says
 Toronto  Toronto Mayor Rob Ford enters rehab
  Donbass
 Northern Nigeria  Abuja blast: Car bomb attack rocks Nigerian capital
 Colombia  Illegal mine collapse: 3 dead, 15 missing
May.2   Donbass
  Ukraine
  Northern Afghanistan
  a pair of mudslides occurred in Argo District, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan, killing up to 500 people and leaving hundreds missing
 Around 300 houses were buried and over 1,000 were affected. Rescuers responding to the initial mudslide were struck by a second mudslide, which hampered rescue efforts
May.3  Donbass  Abducted military observers freed in east Ukraine
 Northern Afghanistan  Afghan landslide: Rubble declared a mass grave
 Donbass  Ukraine broadens offensive against insurgents
 Kenya  3 people killed, 7 wounded in 2 blasts along Kenyan coast
May.4  Libya  Libya appoints businessman as new PM
 Ukraine  Odessa detainees freed after protest
 South Korea  South Korean ferry death toll rises to 242
May.5   Nigeria
 Donbass  Rebels 'retreating' in Sloviansk
 Donbass  Ukraine soldiers killed in renewed Sloviansk fighting
May.6  Northern Nigeria  Eight more Nigeria girls abducted
 Austria  Ukraine crisis dominates Council of Europe meeting
May.7  Bangkok  Thailand court ousts PM Yingluck Shinawatra
 Moscow  Putin 'backs' Ukraine election
 Northern Nigeria  150 reported killed in 'Boko Haram attack'
 England  Malala plea over Nigeria schoolgirls
May.8  Eastern Ukraine  Pro-Russia separatists say 'nyet' to Putin
May.9   Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine
  Ethiopia
May.10  Washington  Michelle Obama: Nigeria kidnappings 'unconscionable'
May.11   Eastern Ukraine
  Donbass
May.12   Northern Nigeria
 Nigeria  US planes search for Nigerian girls
May.13  Haiti  Christopher Columbus's Santa Maria wreck 'found'
 Donbass  'Troops killed' in Ukraine ambush
  Turkey
  The blast, followed by a fire, occurred at a coal mine. A huge rescue operation is under way to reach hundreds more trapped miners.    Oxygen is being pumped into the privately owned mine....
  South Vietnam Protest in Vietnam over China rig  Kiev  Ukraine hosts talks in new peace bid May.14  Turkey  Desperate search at Soma pit  Turkey  Turkish mine disaster: Unions calls protest strike  South Korea  South Korea ferry captain charged with manslaughter May.15  New Delhi  BJP leads in India election vote May.16   Gujarat Narendra Modi hails 'landmark' win  San Diego  California wildfire 'flare-up' forces new evacuations  Kenya  Twin bombing near big Nairobi market  Laos  Lao defense chief, 4 others killed in plane crash May.17  Paris  Leaders declare 'war' on Boko Haram  Turkey  Turkish search efforts end after last bodies found in mine   Bosnia   Thousands flee, 25 die in record Balkan floods   Packed into buses, boats and helicopters, tens of thousands fled their homes in Bosnia and Serbia to escape the worst flooding in a century  North Korea  North Korea reports 'serious' Pyongyang construction accident  Vietnam  China evacuates workers from Vietnam May.18  Damascus  Head of Syrian air defense killed, official says  Turkey  Arrests over Turkish mine deaths  South Korea  S Korea to break up coast guard  Colombia  Bus fire in Colombia kills at least 32 children May.19   Washington US charges Chinese with hacking  Russia  Putin orders Ukraine border pullout   Bangkok Thailand army declares martial law   The Thai army says that it is imposing martial law amid a political crisis 'to preserve law and order'. The army granted itself wide-ranging... May.20   Nigeria Nigeria bombings toll 'passes 100' May.21  Southern California  US woman found 10 years after kidnap   Western China Attack in China's Urumqi kills 31 May.22  Bangkok  Thai military announces coup  Donbass  Deadliest attack on Ukrainian troops  Washington  Thailand's military coup condemned  Bangkok  Coup leader summons Thai politicians May.23  Bangkok  Thai army detains ex-PM Yingluck  Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine  Putin warns of civil war in Ukraine as election looms  Global  US ship finds hull of missing yacht May.24   Brussels Brussels fatal gun attack at Jewish museum Map of Jewish Museum Belgium
  A gunman has shot dead three people at the Jewish Museum in the Belgian capital, officials say. A fourth person was seriously wounded.    The attacker arrived by car, got out, fired on people at the mu...
  Southern California Gunman killed six people in drive-by shooting  Portugal  Real Madrid win Champions League May.25  West Bank  Pope Francis prays at Bethlehem wall   France Eurosceptic 'earthquake' rocks EU
  The National Front has come first in France's elections to the European Parliament in what PM Manuel Valls has declared a 'political earthquake'.    Eurosceptic parties are coming first in Denmark and Greece. Britain's UKIP party surges in E...
  Kiev   Petro Poroshenko claims Ukraine presidency   Ukrainian confectionery tycoon Petro Poroshenko has claimed outright victory in the country's presidential election May.26  Nigeria  Nigeria army 'knows where girls are'  Donbass  Ukraine launches air strikes against gunmen at Donetsk airport  Paris  France's Hollande calls for reform of 'remote' EU  Vietnam  Vietnam boat sinks after collision May.27   Donbass Dozens die as Donetsk airport 'retaken'
  Lahore Pakistan woman stoned by family outside court  Malaysia  Flight MH370: Malaysia releases raw satellite data  South Korea  South Korea hospice fire kills 21 May.28  North Carolina  Author Maya Angelou dies aged 86  Washington  US gives $5bn to global terror fight   Western Australia Missing plane 'not in ping zone' May.29  Donbass  Ukraine helicopter downed - 14 dead   India Arrests over hanged Indian girls   Two girls raped, hanged at a village in Uttar Pradesh state's Budaun district. The victims were 14 and 16 years old and were cousins  Kiev  Ukraine leader vows to crush rebels May.30  Berlin  Row brews as Merkel backs Juncker as EU chief May.31   Afghanistan US soldier freed by Taliban captors  Qatar  Qatar World Cup: '$5m payments to officials' claim  Southern France  Frenchman 'held over Brussels killings'



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May.1   Donbass  
  Hundreds of pro-Russian militants have seized the regional prosecutor's office in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, and there are reports of injuries
 Malaysia  MH370 report reveals 4-hour gap before search for plane began   Northern Syria 33 killed in Aleppo airstrikes, opposition group says   Toronto Toronto Mayor Rob Ford enters rehab  Kiev  Ukraine reinstates conscription   Donbass   Government forces 'move on Sloviansk' Map of Sloviansk Ukraine
  Ukrainian government forces are reported to have launched an operation in the city of Sloviansk, a stronghold for pro-Russian separatists.    One Russian separatist killed, another wounded in the U...
  Northern Nigeria Abuja blast: Car bomb attack rocks Nigerian capital   Colombia Illegal mine collapse: 3 dead, 15 missing  Philippines  Philippines in cybersex blackmail arrests

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May.2   Donbass     'Many dead' in Ukraine offensive
Map of Sloviansk Ukraine
  Many pro-Russia rebels have been killed, injured and arrested in the government offensive in Sloviansk, interim president Turchynov has said.    Rebels shot down two Ukrainian army helicopters, killing a pilot and a serv...
  Ukraine     Police: 38 dead in protest-linked Odessa fire
Map of Trade Unions building Odessa Ukraine
  A building fire broke out during a clash between pro-Russia demonstrators and supporters of the central government
  Northern Afghanistan   Afghan landslide 'kills hundreds' Map of Badakhshan Afghanistan
  a pair of mudslides occurred in Argo District, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan, killing up to 500 people and leaving hundreds missing
 Around 300 houses were buried and over 1,000 were affected. Rescuers responding to the initial mudslide were struck by a second mudslide, which hampered rescue efforts
 Washington  US condemns deadly Ukraine violence  Northern Afghanistan  Search for Afghan landslide missing

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May.3   Donbass     Abducted military observers freed in east Ukraine   A team of international military observers seized by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine was freed Saturday as Kiev resumed military ...   Northern Afghanistan   Afghan landslide: Rubble declared a mass grave   Rescuers will not dig out hundreds of people feared buried underneath stones and mud in a remote village in northeastern Afghanistan   Donbass Ukraine broadens offensive against insurgents
  Kenya     3 people killed, 7 wounded in 2 blasts along Kenyan coast   There are explosions near a bus stop in Mwembe Tayari in the coastal city of Mombasa, and the other near a beachside tourist resort in Nyali  Ukraine  Pro-Russian anger at Odessa deaths  Eastern Ukraine  Ukraine crisis: East cities braced for more unrest

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May.4   Libya   Libya appoints businessman as new PM  The Libyan parliament has elected a businessman, Ahmed Maitig, 42, to become the country's next prime minister, in a controversial vote   Ukraine Odessa detainees freed after protest
  South Korea South Korean ferry death toll rises to 242  Los Angeles  World rallies for kidnapped girls  Donbass  Fears grow over Sloviansk offensive

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May.5   Nigeria     'I will sell them,' Boko Haram leader says of kidnapped girls
  Fears for the fate of more than 200 girls turned even more nightmarish when the leader of the Islamist group announced plans to sell them
  Donbass   Rebels 'retreating' in Sloviansk   Pro-Russian militants just outside Sloviansk have retreated amid attacks by Ukrainian troops, reports say. Earlier reports told of heavy gun...   Donbass Ukraine soldiers killed in renewed Sloviansk fighting
 Cairo  Sisi vows Muslim Brotherhood 'will not exist'  South Korea  Diver dies while searching in missing in ferry disaster

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May.6   Northern Nigeria     Eight more Nigeria girls abducted   Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnap eight girls in northern Nigeria, following last month's mass abduction   Austria Ukraine crisis dominates Council of Europe meeting
 Washington  US experts join hunt for abducted Nigerian schoolgirls

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May.7   Bangkok   Thailand court ousts PM Yingluck Shinawatra   The Constitutional Court has ordered Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and several cabinet ministers to step down   Moscow     Putin 'backs' Ukraine election  Russia's President Vladimir Putin says Ukraine's presidential election on 25 May is a step 'in the right direction'  Karachi  FBI agent arrested in Pakistan   Northern Nigeria 150 reported killed in 'Boko Haram attack'
 Florida  Four found dead in US tennis star's burned Florida home   England Malala plea over Nigeria schoolgirls  South Korea  South Korea ferry company chief detained  Eastern Ukraine  Ukraine rebels to debate vote delay

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May.8   Eastern Ukraine Pro-Russia separatists say 'nyet' to Putin
 Western Canada  Bear attacks, kills oil sands worker in Canada  Amazon  Another worker dies at Brazil World Cup site  Mexico  6.4 quake shakes southern Mexico  Moscow  Russian victory parade buoyed by Crimea

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May.9   Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine     Russia's Putin visits annexed Crimea
Map of Sevastopol Ukraine
  President Vladimir Putin is making his first visit to Crimea since Russia annexed it from Ukraine in March. The Kiev government protested at the visit.    NATO' secretary-general says Putin's visit to Crimea is 'inappropriate' a...
  Ethiopia   South Sudan rivals agree peace deal Map of Addis Ababa Ethiopia
  South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have agreed a peace deal after a five-month conflict
 Washington  'Provocative' Putin visit denounced  Nigeria  American officials in Nigeria to help find kidnapped girls

May 10 ... more > Top ^

May.10   Washington     Michelle Obama: Nigeria kidnappings 'unconscionable'   First lady Michelle Obama saying the action was taken by 'a terrorist group determined to keep these girls from getting an education'  Munich  Bayern celebrate Bundesliga title  Virginia  Deadly hot air balloon fire in US  Denmark  Austrian drag act Conchita Wurst wins Eurovision

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May.11   Eastern Ukraine   Ukraine rebels hold self-rule vote
Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  Pro-Russian separatists in two eastern regions are holding 'self-rule' referendums - a move condemned by the Ukrainian government and the West
 Correspondents at polling stations report chaotic scenes, no voting booths in places and no electoral register
 Northern England  Manchester City crowned champions on EPL final day   Donbass   Ukraine rebels claim poll victory Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region have claimed a resounding victory in a 'self-rule' referendum, saying 89% voted in favour


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May.12   Northern Nigeria     Nigeria kidnapped girls 'shown in Boko Haram video'
  Islamist militants Boko Haram have released a video apparently showing about 130 girls kidnapped from a school in northern Nigeria on April 14
 Nigeria  Nigeria rejects captive girls 'swap'  Antarctica  'Nothing can stop glaciers' retreat'   Nigeria     US planes search for Nigerian girls   The US has revealed it is flying manned surveillance missions over Nigeria to try to find more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram

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May.13   Haiti Christopher Columbus's Santa Maria wreck 'found'
 Nigeria  Nigeria government 'ready' for Boko Haram talks   Donbass 'Troops killed' in Ukraine ambush   Turkey   Explosion at mine in western Turkey left 200 workers dead Map of Soma Manisa Turkey
  The blast, followed by a fire, occurred at a coal mine. A huge rescue operation is under way to reach hundreds more trapped miners
 Oxygen is being pumped into the privately owned mine. Large crowds of worried relatives have gathered near
  South Vietnam   Protest in Vietnam over China rig Map of Thuan An Binh Duong Vietnam
  Several factories have been set on fire amid anti-China protests at an industrial park, amid tensions over the South China Sea
  Kiev Ukraine hosts talks in new peace bid

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May.14   Turkey Desperate search at Soma pit
 South Africa  Pistorius to face psychiatric tests   Turkey Turkish mine disaster: Unions calls protest strike  Turin  Sevilla beat Benefica on penalties in Europa League final   South Korea South Korea ferry captain charged with manslaughter

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May.15  Turkey  PM's aide kicking protester stokes anger over Turkey mine fire  Moscow  Putin: Ukraine must pay cash in advance for gas   New Delhi   BJP leads in India election vote   Main opposition is making hefty gains over the ruling Congress party as hundreds of millions of votes cast during its mammoth nine-phase general...

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May.16   Gujarat   Narendra Modi hails 'landmark' win
  Incoming Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hailed a 'landmark' election victory by his BJP party
  San Diego   California wildfire 'flare-up' forces new evacuations   Firefighters have beaten back parts of the nine blazes raging in southern California, allowing thousands of displaced locals to return to the...  Turkey  Police tear gas Turkey mine protest   Kenya Twin bombing near big Nairobi market
  Laos   Lao defense chief, 4 others killed in plane crash   A Laos air force plane believed to be carrying 20 people including the Douangchay Phichit has crashed in Laos

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May.17   Paris   Leaders declare 'war' on Boko Haram   African leaders meeting in Paris have agreed to wage 'war' on Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic militants   Turkey   Turkish search efforts end after last bodies found in mine   Rescue workers have completed their search in Turkey's worst mining disaster after retrieving the bodies of the last two missing miners  Serbia  Record Balkan floods claim at least 20 lives   Bosnia     Thousands flee, 25 die in record Balkan floods
Map of Maglaj Bosnia
  Packed into buses, boats and helicopters, tens of thousands fled their homes in Bosnia and Serbia to escape the worst flooding in a century
  North Korea   North Korea reports 'serious' Pyongyang construction accident   Accident last week at a construction site in the capital claimed casualties and triggered a major rescue operation but no death toll was men...   Vietnam China evacuates workers from Vietnam  Barcelona  Atletico seal title with draw at Nou Camp

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May.18   Damascus Head of Syrian air defense killed, official says
  Turkey Arrests over Turkish mine deaths  Belgrade  Fears of new surge on Serbia's River Sava  United Kingdom  British yacht missing with 4 on board   South Korea S Korea to break up coast guard   Colombia Bus fire in Colombia kills at least 32 children

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May.19   Washington   US charges Chinese with hacking
  The US has charged 5 Chinese army officers with hacking into private-sector American companies in a bid for competitive advantage
  Russia     Putin orders Ukraine border pullout   Russia's President Vladimir Putin has ordered troops near Ukraine's border to withdraw, the Kremlin says  Bosnia  Balkans flooding raises landmines fears  Antarctica  Antarctica's ice losses double   Bangkok   Thailand army declares martial law
Map of Bangkok
  The Thai army says that it is imposing martial law amid a political crisis 'to preserve law and order'. The army granted itself wide-ranging powers
 Soldiers have taken over TV and radio stations, and blocked off roads in the capital
 El Salvador  El Salvador evacuates 1,000 people near volcano

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May.20  Moscow  Train derailment and crash kill passengers   Nigeria   Nigeria bombings toll 'passes 100'
Map of Jos Nigeria
  The bodies of at least 118 people have now been recovered from the sites of twin bombings in the central Nigerian city of Jos
 Nigeria  Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan condemns bombings

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May.21   Southern California   US woman found 10 years after kidnap   A 25-year-old woman who went missing 10 years ago has told police she was forced to marry her captor Isidro Garcia, 41, and have his child  Tehran  Iran 'releases' Happy video dancers   Western China   Attack in China's Urumqi kills 31
Map of Urumqi China
  Attackers have crashed two cars into shoppers at a market in the Xinjiang capital, Urumqi, and thrown explosives. More than 90 people were hurt


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May.22   Bangkok Thai military announces coup
  Donbass Deadliest attack on Ukrainian troops   Washington Thailand's military coup condemned   Bangkok Coup leader summons Thai politicians  Western Afghanistan  Afghanistan Indian consulate attack

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May.23   Bangkok   Thai army detains ex-PM Yingluck   Yingluck Shinawatra and a number of family members and politicians have been detained, as leaders of the military coup tighten their grip on...   Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine Putin warns of civil war in Ukraine as election looms
  Global     US ship finds hull of missing yacht   The hull of the missing UK yacht Cheeki Rafiki has been found in the North Atlantic ocean by a US Navy warship, the US Coast Guard has said  Bangkok  Thailand army continues crackdown after coup

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May.24   Brussels   Brussels fatal gun attack at Jewish museum
Map of Jewish Museum Belgium
  A gunman has shot dead three people at the Jewish Museum in the Belgian capital, officials say. A fourth person was seriously wounded
 The attacker arrived by car, got out, fired on people at the museum entrance, and returned to the vehicle which then sped away
  Southern California   Gunman killed six people in drive-by shooting Map of Isla Vista Santa Barbara CA USA
  The suspected gunman has been found dead in his crashed car, with a gunshot wound to the head.    The gunman is believed to be the son...
  Portugal   Real Madrid win Champions League   Gareth Bale helped Real Madrid win their 10th European Cup as they finally overwhelmed arch-rivals Atletico Madrid in a compelling final in Lisbon,...  Southern California  US gunman 'was filmmaker's son'

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May.25   West Bank     Pope Francis prays at Bethlehem wall   Pope Francis extended an invitation to the leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority to travel to the Vatican for a 'peace initiative'  Ukraine  Ukrainians vote for new president  Poland  Poland's Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski dies at 90   France   Eurosceptic 'earthquake' rocks EU
  The National Front has come first in France's elections to the European Parliament in what PM Manuel Valls has declared a 'political earthquake'
 Eurosceptic parties are coming first in Denmark and Greece. Britain's UKIP party surges in Euro election. Sweden feminist party goes to Brussels. Left opposition leads Greece euro vote
  Kiev     Petro Poroshenko claims Ukraine presidency
  Ukrainian confectionery tycoon Petro Poroshenko has claimed outright victory in the country's presidential election
 The 48-year-old businessman won more than 55% of the vote in the first round. No polling stations were open in Donetsk city


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May.26   Nigeria   Nigeria army 'knows where girls are'   The Nigerian military say they know where the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram are but they will not attempt a rescue   Donbass Ukraine launches air strikes against gunmen at Donetsk airport
 Berlin  Merkel vows economic boost to counter Eurosceptic gains   Paris France's Hollande calls for reform of 'remote' EU   Vietnam Vietnam boat sinks after collision  Vatican  Pope to meet sex abuse victims

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May.27   Donbass   Dozens die as Donetsk airport 'retaken'
Map of airport Donetsk Ukraine
  Ukraine's interior ministry says the military is now in full control of the airport in the eastern city of Donetsk after a day of bloody clashes
  Lahore   Pakistan woman stoned by family outside court Map of Lahore
  30-year old Farzana Bibi died has been killed by her relatives outside Lahore High Court for marrying against their wishes
  Malaysia Flight MH370: Malaysia releases raw satellite data  Washington  US to keep 9,800 Afghanistan troops   South Korea South Korea hospice fire kills 21  Brussels  Leaders agree to review EU policies

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May.28   North Carolina Author Maya Angelou dies aged 86
  Washington US gives $5bn to global terror fight  France  French police in standoff with migrants at Calais camps  Washington  Kerry urges Snowden to return to US   Western Australia     Missing plane 'not in ping zone' Map of Western Australia
  The area where acoustic signals thought linked to the missing Malaysian plane were detected can now be ruled out as the final resting place


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May.29   Donbass   Ukraine helicopter downed - 14 dead   Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine have shot down a military helicopter near Sloviansk, killing 14 people including a general   India   Arrests over hanged Indian girls
Map of Budaun Uttar Pradesh India
  Two girls raped, hanged at a village in Uttar Pradesh state's Budaun district. The victims were 14 and 16 years old and were cousins
  Kiev Ukraine leader vows to crush rebels

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May.30  India  India police fired over hanged girls   Berlin Row brews as Merkel backs Juncker as EU chief
 Washington  Chuck Hagel: Beijing 'destabilising' South China Sea

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May.31  India  India gang rape inquiry stepped up  Miami  Heat eliminate Pacers, advance to Finals   Afghanistan   US soldier freed by Taliban captors
  US Army Sgt Bowe Bergdahl who has been held for nearly 5 years has been freed in deal that includes the release of five Afghan detainees
  Qatar     Qatar World Cup: '$5m payments to officials' claim  Fifa is facing fresh allegations of corruption over its controversial decision to award the 2022 World Cup. The Sunday Times has obtained do...   Southern France   Frenchman 'held over Brussels killings'   Mehdi Nemmouche, 29, has been arrested in Marseille over a shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels that left four people dead  Oklahoma  Spurs eliminate Thunder, advance to second straight Finals


  Pro-Russian group seizes Donetsk office Map of Donetsk Ukraine




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May.1   Donbass
  Hundreds of pro-Russian militants have seized the regional prosecutor's office in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, and there are reports of injuries
May.1   Northern Syria 33 killed in Aleppo airstrikes, opposition group says May.1  Kiev  Ukraine reinstates conscription May.1   Donbass Government forces 'move on Sloviansk' Map of Sloviansk Ukraine
  Ukrainian government forces are reported to have launched an operation in the city of Sloviansk, a stronghold for pro-Russian separatists.    One Russian separatist killed, another wounded in the U...
May.2   Donbass   'Many dead' in Ukraine offensive Map of Sloviansk Ukraine
  Many pro-Russia rebels have been killed, injured and arrested in the government offensive in Sloviansk, interim president Turchynov has said.    Rebels shot down two Ukrainian army helicopters, killing a pilot and a serv...
May.3   Donbass   Abducted military observers freed in east Ukraine   A team of international military observers seized by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine was freed Saturday as Kiev resumed military ... May.3   Donbass Ukraine broadens offensive against insurgents May.3  Eastern Ukraine  Ukraine crisis: East cities braced for more unrest May.4  Donbass  Fears grow over Sloviansk offensive May.5   Donbass Rebels 'retreating' in Sloviansk   Pro-Russian militants just outside Sloviansk have retreated amid attacks by Ukrainian troops, reports say. Earlier reports told of heavy gun... May.5   Donbass Ukraine soldiers killed in renewed Sloviansk fighting May.7   Northern Nigeria 150 reported killed in 'Boko Haram attack' May.7  Eastern Ukraine  Ukraine rebels to debate vote delay May.8  Moscow  Russian victory parade buoyed by Crimea May.9   Ethiopia South Sudan rivals agree peace deal Map of Addis Ababa Ethiopia
  South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have agreed a peace deal after a five-month conflict
May.13   Donbass 'Troops killed' in Ukraine ambush May.13   Kiev Ukraine hosts talks in new peace bid May.16   Laos Lao defense chief, 4 others killed in plane crash   A Laos air force plane believed to be carrying 20 people including the Douangchay Phichit has crashed in Laos May.18   Damascus Head of Syrian air defense killed, official says May.18   South Korea S Korea to break up coast guard May.19   Washington US charges Chinese with hacking
  The US has charged 5 Chinese army officers with hacking into private-sector American companies in a bid for competitive advantage
May.19   Russia   Putin orders Ukraine border pullout   Russia's President Vladimir Putin has ordered troops near Ukraine's border to withdraw, the Kremlin says May.19  Bosnia  Balkans flooding raises landmines fears May.19   Bangkok Thailand army declares martial law
Map of Bangkok
  The Thai army says that it is imposing martial law amid a political crisis 'to preserve law and order'. The army granted itself wide-ranging powers
 Soldiers have taken over TV and radio stations, and blocked off roads in the capital
May.22   Bangkok Thai military announces coup May.22   Donbass Deadliest attack on Ukrainian troops May.22   Washington Thailand's military coup condemned May.22   Bangkok Coup leader summons Thai politicians May.23   Global   US ship finds hull of missing yacht   The hull of the missing UK yacht Cheeki Rafiki has been found in the North Atlantic ocean by a US Navy warship, the US Coast Guard has said May.23  Bangkok  Thailand army continues crackdown after coup May.26   Nigeria Nigeria army 'knows where girls are'   The Nigerian military say they know where the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram are but they will not attempt a rescue May.26   Donbass Ukraine launches air strikes against gunmen at Donetsk airport May.27   Donbass Dozens die as Donetsk airport 'retaken' Map of airport Donetsk Ukraine
  Ukraine's interior ministry says the military is now in full control of the airport in the eastern city of Donetsk after a day of bloody clashes
May.27  Washington  US to keep 9,800 Afghanistan troops May.29   Donbass Ukraine helicopter downed - 14 dead   Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine have shot down a military helicopter near Sloviansk, killing 14 people including a general May.29   Kiev Ukraine leader vows to crush rebels May.31   Afghanistan US soldier freed by Taliban captors
  US Army Sgt Bowe Bergdahl who has been held for nearly 5 years has been freed in deal that includes the release of five Afghan detainees




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2014 May.1  Malaysia  MH370 report reveals 4-hour gap before search for plane began May.1   Colombia Illegal mine collapse: 3 dead, 15 missing
May.2   Ukraine   Police: 38 dead in protest-linked Odessa fire
Map of Trade Unions building Odessa Ukraine
  A building fire broke out during a clash between pro-Russia demonstrators and supporters of the central government
May.2   Northern Afghanistan Afghan landslide 'kills hundreds' Map of Badakhshan Afghanistan
  a pair of mudslides occurred in Argo District, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan, killing up to 500 people and leaving hundreds missing
 Around 300 houses were buried and over 1,000 were affected. Rescuers responding to the initial mudslide were struck by a second mudslide, which hampered rescue efforts
May.2  Northern Afghanistan  Search for Afghan landslide missing May.3   Northern Afghanistan Afghan landslide: Rubble declared a mass grave   Rescuers will not dig out hundreds of people feared buried underneath stones and mud in a remote village in northeastern Afghanistan May.4   South Korea South Korean ferry death toll rises to 242 May.5  South Korea  Diver dies while searching in missing in ferry disaster May.7  South Korea  South Korea ferry company chief detained May.8  Western Canada  Bear attacks, kills oil sands worker in Canada May.8  Amazon  Another worker dies at Brazil World Cup site May.8  Mexico  6.4 quake shakes southern Mexico May.10  Virginia  Deadly hot air balloon fire in US May.12  Antarctica  'Nothing can stop glaciers' retreat' May.13   Haiti Christopher Columbus's Santa Maria wreck 'found' May.13   Turkey Explosion at mine in western Turkey left 200 workers dead Map of Soma Manisa Turkey
  The blast, followed by a fire, occurred at a coal mine. A huge rescue operation is under way to reach hundreds more trapped miners
 Oxygen is being pumped into the privately owned mine. Large crowds of worried relatives have gathered near
May.14   Turkey Desperate search at Soma pit May.14   Turkey Turkish mine disaster: Unions calls protest strike May.14   South Korea South Korea ferry captain charged with manslaughter May.15  Turkey  PM's aide kicking protester stokes anger over Turkey mine fire May.16   San Diego California wildfire 'flare-up' forces new evacuations   Firefighters have beaten back parts of the nine blazes raging in southern California, allowing thousands of displaced locals to return to the... May.16  Turkey  Police tear gas Turkey mine protest May.16   Laos Lao defense chief, 4 others killed in plane crash   A Laos air force plane believed to be carrying 20 people including the Douangchay Phichit has crashed in Laos May.17   Turkey Turkish search efforts end after last bodies found in mine   Rescue workers have completed their search in Turkey's worst mining disaster after retrieving the bodies of the last two missing miners May.17  Serbia  Record Balkan floods claim at least 20 lives May.17   Bosnia   Thousands flee, 25 die in record Balkan floods Map of Maglaj Bosnia
  Packed into buses, boats and helicopters, tens of thousands fled their homes in Bosnia and Serbia to escape the worst flooding in a century
May.17   North Korea North Korea reports 'serious' Pyongyang construction accident   Accident last week at a construction site in the capital claimed casualties and triggered a major rescue operation but no death toll was men... May.18   Turkey Arrests over Turkish mine deaths May.18  Belgrade  Fears of new surge on Serbia's River Sava May.18  United Kingdom  British yacht missing with 4 on board May.18   South Korea S Korea to break up coast guard May.18   Colombia Bus fire in Colombia kills at least 32 children May.19  Bosnia  Balkans flooding raises landmines fears May.19  Antarctica  Antarctica's ice losses double May.19  El Salvador  El Salvador evacuates 1,000 people near volcano May.20  Moscow  Train derailment and crash kill passengers May.23   Global   US ship finds hull of missing yacht   The hull of the missing UK yacht Cheeki Rafiki has been found in the North Atlantic ocean by a US Navy warship, the US Coast Guard has said May.26   Vietnam Vietnam boat sinks after collision May.27   Malaysia Flight MH370: Malaysia releases raw satellite data May.27   South Korea South Korea hospice fire kills 21 May.28   Western Australia   Missing plane 'not in ping zone' Map of Western Australia
  The area where acoustic signals thought linked to the missing Malaysian plane were detected can now be ruled out as the final resting place




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2014 May.7  Florida  Four found dead in US tennis star's burned Florida home May.8  Amazon  Another worker dies at Brazil World Cup site May.10  Munich  Bayern celebrate Bundesliga title May.11  Northern England  Manchester City crowned champions on EPL final day May.14  South Africa  Pistorius to face psychiatric tests May.14  Turin  Sevilla beat Benefica on penalties in Europa League final May.17  Barcelona  Atletico seal title with draw at Nou Camp May.24   Portugal Real Madrid win Champions League   Gareth Bale helped Real Madrid win their 10th European Cup as they finally overwhelmed arch-rivals Atletico Madrid in a compelling final in Lisbon,... May.31  Miami  Heat eliminate Pacers, advance to Finals May.31   Qatar   Qatar World Cup: '$5m payments to officials' claim  Fifa is facing fresh allegations of corruption over its controversial decision to award the 2022 World Cup. The Sunday Times has obtained do... May.31  Oklahoma  Spurs eliminate Thunder, advance to second straight Finals



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2014 May.4   Libya Libya appoints businessman as new PM  The Libyan parliament has elected a businessman, Ahmed Maitig, 42, to become the country's next prime minister, in a controversial vote May.7  South Korea  South Korea ferry company chief detained May.10  Denmark  Austrian drag act Conchita Wurst wins Eurovision May.14   Turkey Turkish mine disaster: Unions calls protest strike
May.15  Moscow  Putin: Ukraine must pay cash in advance for gas May.17   North Korea North Korea reports 'serious' Pyongyang construction accident   Accident last week at a construction site in the capital claimed casualties and triggered a major rescue operation but no death toll was men... May.17   Vietnam China evacuates workers from Vietnam May.24  Southern California  US gunman 'was filmmaker's son' May.25   Kiev   Petro Poroshenko claims Ukraine presidency
  Ukrainian confectionery tycoon Petro Poroshenko has claimed outright victory in the country's presidential election
 The 48-year-old businessman won more than 55% of the vote in the first round. No polling stations were open in Donetsk city
May.26  Berlin  Merkel vows economic boost to counter Eurosceptic gains May.28   North Carolina Author Maya Angelou dies aged 86




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2014 May.1   Toronto Toronto Mayor Rob Ford enters rehab
May.1   Northern Nigeria Abuja blast: Car bomb attack rocks Nigerian capital May.1  Philippines  Philippines in cybersex blackmail arrests May.2   Ukraine   Police: 38 dead in protest-linked Odessa fire Map of Trade Unions building Odessa Ukraine
  A building fire broke out during a clash between pro-Russia demonstrators and supporters of the central government
May.3   Donbass   Abducted military observers freed in east Ukraine   A team of international military observers seized by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine was freed Saturday as Kiev resumed military ... May.3   Kenya   3 people killed, 7 wounded in 2 blasts along Kenyan coast   There are explosions near a bus stop in Mwembe Tayari in the coastal city of Mombasa, and the other near a beachside tourist resort in Nyali May.4   Ukraine Odessa detainees freed after protest May.4  Los Angeles  World rallies for kidnapped girls May.5   Nigeria   'I will sell them,' Boko Haram leader says of kidnapped girls
  Fears for the fate of more than 200 girls turned even more nightmarish when the leader of the Islamist group announced plans to sell them
May.6   Northern Nigeria   Eight more Nigeria girls abducted   Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnap eight girls in northern Nigeria, following last month's mass abduction May.6  Washington  US experts join hunt for abducted Nigerian schoolgirls May.7  Karachi  FBI agent arrested in Pakistan May.7   Northern Nigeria 150 reported killed in 'Boko Haram attack'
May.7  Florida  Four found dead in US tennis star's burned Florida home May.7  South Korea  South Korea ferry company chief detained May.9  Nigeria  American officials in Nigeria to help find kidnapped girls May.10   Washington   Michelle Obama: Nigeria kidnappings 'unconscionable'   First lady Michelle Obama saying the action was taken by 'a terrorist group determined to keep these girls from getting an education' May.12   Northern Nigeria   Nigeria kidnapped girls 'shown in Boko Haram video'
  Islamist militants Boko Haram have released a video apparently showing about 130 girls kidnapped from a school in northern Nigeria on April 14
May.12  Nigeria  Nigeria rejects captive girls 'swap' May.12   Nigeria   US planes search for Nigerian girls   The US has revealed it is flying manned surveillance missions over Nigeria to try to find more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram May.13  Nigeria  Nigeria government 'ready' for Boko Haram talks May.14  South Africa  Pistorius to face psychiatric tests May.14   South Korea South Korea ferry captain charged with manslaughter
May.16   Kenya Twin bombing near big Nairobi market May.17   Paris Leaders declare 'war' on Boko Haram   African leaders meeting in Paris have agreed to wage 'war' on Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic militants May.18   Turkey Arrests over Turkish mine deaths May.19   Washington US charges Chinese with hacking
  The US has charged 5 Chinese army officers with hacking into private-sector American companies in a bid for competitive advantage
May.20   Nigeria Nigeria bombings toll 'passes 100'
Map of Jos Nigeria
  The bodies of at least 118 people have now been recovered from the sites of twin bombings in the central Nigerian city of Jos
May.20  Nigeria  Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan condemns bombings May.21   Southern California US woman found 10 years after kidnap   A 25-year-old woman who went missing 10 years ago has told police she was forced to marry her captor Isidro Garcia, 41, and have his child May.21  Tehran  Iran 'releases' Happy video dancers May.21   Western China Attack in China's Urumqi kills 31 Map of Urumqi China
  Attackers have crashed two cars into shoppers at a market in the Xinjiang capital, Urumqi, and thrown explosives. More than 90 people were hurt
May.22  Western Afghanistan  Afghanistan Indian consulate attack May.23   Bangkok Thai army detains ex-PM Yingluck   Yingluck Shinawatra and a number of family members and politicians have been detained, as leaders of the military coup tighten their grip on... May.24   Brussels Brussels fatal gun attack at Jewish museum Map of Jewish Museum Belgium
  A gunman has shot dead three people at the Jewish Museum in the Belgian capital, officials say. A fourth person was seriously wounded
 The attacker arrived by car, got out, fired on people at the museum entrance, and returned to the vehicle which then sped away
May.24   Southern California Gunman killed six people in drive-by shooting Map of Isla Vista Santa Barbara CA USA
  The suspected gunman has been found dead in his crashed car, with a gunshot wound to the head.    The gunman is believed to be the son...
May.24  Southern California  US gunman 'was filmmaker's son' May.26   Nigeria Nigeria army 'knows where girls are'   The Nigerian military say they know where the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram are but they will not attempt a rescue May.26  Vatican  Pope to meet sex abuse victims May.27   Lahore Pakistan woman stoned by family outside court Map of Lahore
  30-year old Farzana Bibi died has been killed by her relatives outside Lahore High Court for marrying against their wishes
May.28   Washington US gives $5bn to global terror fight May.29   India Arrests over hanged Indian girls Map of Budaun Uttar Pradesh India
  Two girls raped, hanged at a village in Uttar Pradesh state's Budaun district. The victims were 14 and 16 years old and were cousins
May.30  India  India police fired over hanged girls May.31  India  India gang rape inquiry stepped up May.31   Afghanistan US soldier freed by Taliban captors
  US Army Sgt Bowe Bergdahl who has been held for nearly 5 years has been freed in deal that includes the release of five Afghan detainees
May.31   Qatar   Qatar World Cup: '$5m payments to officials' claim  Fifa is facing fresh allegations of corruption over its controversial decision to award the 2022 World Cup. The Sunday Times has obtained do... May.31   Southern France Frenchman 'held over Brussels killings'   Mehdi Nemmouche, 29, has been arrested in Marseille over a shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels that left four people dead



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2014 May.1   Donbass   Pro-Russian group seizes Donetsk office
Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  Hundreds of pro-Russian militants have seized the regional prosecutor's office in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, and there are reports of injuries
May.1  Malaysia  MH370 report reveals 4-hour gap before search for plane began May.1   Toronto Toronto Mayor Rob Ford enters rehab May.1  Kiev  Ukraine reinstates conscription May.2   Ukraine   Police: 38 dead in protest-linked Odessa fire Map of Trade Unions building Odessa Ukraine
  A building fire broke out during a clash between pro-Russia demonstrators and supporters of the central government
May.2  Washington  US condemns deadly Ukraine violence May.3  Ukraine  Pro-Russian anger at Odessa deaths May.4   Libya Libya appoints businessman as new PM  The Libyan parliament has elected a businessman, Ahmed Maitig, 42, to become the country's next prime minister, in a controversial vote May.4   Ukraine Odessa detainees freed after protest May.4  Los Angeles  World rallies for kidnapped girls May.5  Cairo  Sisi vows Muslim Brotherhood 'will not exist' May.6   Austria Ukraine crisis dominates Council of Europe meeting May.7   Bangkok Thailand court ousts PM Yingluck Shinawatra   The Constitutional Court has ordered Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and several cabinet ministers to step down May.7   Moscow   Putin 'backs' Ukraine election  Russia's President Vladimir Putin says Ukraine's presidential election on 25 May is a step 'in the right direction' May.7   England Malala plea over Nigeria schoolgirls May.7  Eastern Ukraine  Ukraine rebels to debate vote delay May.8   Eastern Ukraine Pro-Russia separatists say 'nyet' to Putin May.8  Moscow  Russian victory parade buoyed by Crimea May.9   Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine   Russia's Putin visits annexed Crimea Map of Sevastopol Ukraine
  President Vladimir Putin is making his first visit to Crimea since Russia annexed it from Ukraine in March. The Kiev government protested at the visit.    NATO' secretary-general says Putin's visit to Crimea is 'inappropriate' a...
May.9   Ethiopia South Sudan rivals agree peace deal Map of Addis Ababa Ethiopia
  South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have agreed a peace deal after a five-month conflict
May.9  Washington  'Provocative' Putin visit denounced May.10   Washington   Michelle Obama: Nigeria kidnappings 'unconscionable'   First lady Michelle Obama saying the action was taken by 'a terrorist group determined to keep these girls from getting an education' May.10  Denmark  Austrian drag act Conchita Wurst wins Eurovision May.11   Eastern Ukraine Ukraine rebels hold self-rule vote Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  Pro-Russian separatists in two eastern regions are holding 'self-rule' referendums - a move condemned by the Ukrainian government and the West
 Correspondents at polling stations report chaotic scenes, no voting booths in places and no electoral register
May.11   Donbass Ukraine rebels claim poll victory Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region have claimed a resounding victory in a 'self-rule' referendum, saying 89% voted in favour
May.12  Nigeria  Nigeria rejects captive girls 'swap' May.12   Nigeria   US planes search for Nigerian girls   The US has revealed it is flying manned surveillance missions over Nigeria to try to find more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram May.13  Nigeria  Nigeria government 'ready' for Boko Haram talks May.13   South Vietnam Protest in Vietnam over China rig Map of Thuan An Binh Duong Vietnam
  Several factories have been set on fire amid anti-China protests at an industrial park, amid tensions over the South China Sea
May.13   Kiev Ukraine hosts talks in new peace bid May.15  Turkey  PM's aide kicking protester stokes anger over Turkey mine fire May.15   New Delhi BJP leads in India election vote   Main opposition is making hefty gains over the ruling Congress party as hundreds of millions of votes cast during its mammoth nine-phase general... May.16   Gujarat Narendra Modi hails 'landmark' win
  Incoming Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hailed a 'landmark' election victory by his BJP party
May.16  Turkey  Police tear gas Turkey mine protest May.17   Paris Leaders declare 'war' on Boko Haram   African leaders meeting in Paris have agreed to wage 'war' on Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic militants May.17   Vietnam China evacuates workers from Vietnam
May.19   Bangkok Thailand army declares martial law Map of Bangkok
  The Thai army says that it is imposing martial law amid a political crisis 'to preserve law and order'. The army granted itself wide-ranging powers
 Soldiers have taken over TV and radio stations, and blocked off roads in the capital
May.20  Nigeria  Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan condemns bombings May.21  Tehran  Iran 'releases' Happy video dancers May.22   Washington Thailand's military coup condemned May.22   Bangkok Coup leader summons Thai politicians May.22  Western Afghanistan  Afghanistan Indian consulate attack May.23   Bangkok Thai army detains ex-PM Yingluck   Yingluck Shinawatra and a number of family members and politicians have been detained, as leaders of the military coup tighten their grip on... May.23   Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine Putin warns of civil war in Ukraine as election looms May.23  Bangkok  Thailand army continues crackdown after coup May.25   West Bank   Pope Francis prays at Bethlehem wall   Pope Francis extended an invitation to the leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority to travel to the Vatican for a 'peace initiative' May.25  Ukraine  Ukrainians vote for new president May.25  Poland  Poland's Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski dies at 90 May.25   France Eurosceptic 'earthquake' rocks EU
  The National Front has come first in France's elections to the European Parliament in what PM Manuel Valls has declared a 'political earthquake'
 Eurosceptic parties are coming first in Denmark and Greece. Britain's UKIP party surges in Euro election. Sweden feminist party goes to Brussels. Left opposition leads Greece euro vote
May.25   Kiev   Petro Poroshenko claims Ukraine presidency
  Ukrainian confectionery tycoon Petro Poroshenko has claimed outright victory in the country's presidential election
 The 48-year-old businessman won more than 55% of the vote in the first round. No polling stations were open in Donetsk city
May.26  Berlin  Merkel vows economic boost to counter Eurosceptic gains May.26   Paris France's Hollande calls for reform of 'remote' EU
May.26   Vietnam Vietnam boat sinks after collision May.26  Vatican  Pope to meet sex abuse victims May.27   Lahore Pakistan woman stoned by family outside court Map of Lahore
  30-year old Farzana Bibi died has been killed by her relatives outside Lahore High Court for marrying against their wishes
May.27  Brussels  Leaders agree to review EU policies May.28   North Carolina Author Maya Angelou dies aged 86 May.28   Washington US gives $5bn to global terror fight May.28  France  French police in standoff with migrants at Calais camps May.28  Washington  Kerry urges Snowden to return to US May.29   Kiev Ukraine leader vows to crush rebels May.30   Berlin Row brews as Merkel backs Juncker as EU chief May.30  Washington  Chuck Hagel: Beijing 'destabilising' South China Sea