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Portal:Current events/2011 May 29
Current events of
May 29, 2011
Armed conflict and attacks
killing of civilians in
kills 14 civilians, 12 children and 2 women, with an airstrike on homes in
issues a "last warning" to the
after yet another raid kills 14 more civilians.
, the largest military contractor in the world, is targeted by a "significant and tenacious"
2011 Yemeni uprising
workers disappear in
(TV New Zealand)
Reports from the coastal town of
gunmen have captured the town.
2011 Syrian uprising
The regime's forces attack the towns of
and Talbisa, located north of
, storming houses and using tanks and helicopters to cut the towns off from the outside world.
Students and pro-democracy demonstrators are attacked by the government, killing at least two.
A bomb blast in the
kills 12 people and injures 25.
(Reuters via MSNBC)
Business and economy
Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa
issue a joint statement criticising Europe's 66-year stranglehold on the leadership of the
International Monetary Fund
(IMF), calling it "obsolete" and requesting that developing nations be given a chance.
Arts and culture
is rushed to hospital after crashing his
activists successfully evade a
warship to scale an oil rig off the coast of
, attempting to begin deepwater drilling in the arctic.
of the US state of
, warns residents living south of the state capital of
to prepare evacuation plans ahead of likely flooding of the
(AP via MSNBC)
Storms in the US state of
lead to the loss of power to 100,000 houses.
Detroit Free Press
Politics and elections
President of Hungary
(2000-2005), dies in
of the breakaway
, dies from complications of lung surgery in
is sworn in as President of Nigeria at a ceremony attended by foreign heads of state in
(AFP via France 24)
, becoming the last
country to do so.
At least 10,000 people protest in central
against the arrest of
Political parties in
agree to extend the term of the
for three months.
Mohamed Bin Hammam
announces he is to no longer run for the presidency of
is found to have no case to answer.
resigns from his position as Civil Service Minister in the French government over accusations of sexually harassing his own staff.
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