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29 May
2015
The United States removed Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terrorism, eliminating a major obstacle to restoring diplomatic ties after more than half a century of enmity. The…The United States removed Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terrorism, eliminating a major obstacle to restoring diplomatic ties after more than half a century of enmity. The move allows Cuba to conduct banking in the United States and opens access to overseas financial markets
2 years ago
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29 May
2015
Malaysian, Thai and Indonesian foreign ministers met in Kuala Lumpur to discuss the human trafficking crisis in Southeast Asia. An estimated 25,000 Rohingya fleeing persecution in…Malaysian, Thai and Indonesian foreign ministers met in Kuala Lumpur to discuss the human trafficking crisis in Southeast Asia. An estimated 25,000 Rohingya fleeing persecution in Myanmar and Bangladeshis looking for a better life abroad, boarded smugglers’ boats in the first three months of 2015, twice as many as a year earlier
2 years ago
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29 May
2015
Doris Hart, American tennis player ranked No. 1 in 1951, died at her Florida home at the age of 89. She was the first woman in tennis history to complete the career “boxed…Doris Hart, American tennis player ranked No. 1 in 1951, died at her Florida home at the age of 89. She was the first woman in tennis history to complete the career “boxed set”, winning every possible title (singles, doubles, and mixed doubles) from all four Grand Slam events
2 years ago
29 May
2015
Despite calls to resign in the wake of the corruption scandal engulfing FIFA, incumbent president Sepp Blatter won a fifth term as head of the body governing world footballDespite calls to resign in the wake of the corruption scandal engulfing FIFA, incumbent president Sepp Blatter won a fifth term as head of the body governing world football
2 years ago
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29 May
2014
Despite a low turnout by voters, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi won an overwhelming victory in Egypt’s presidential election, taking 90% of the vote. The influential former general led the…Despite a low turnout by voters, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi won an overwhelming victory in Egypt’s presidential election, taking 90% of the vote. The influential former general led the ousting of President Mohamed Morsi in 2013 and resigned as defence minister to run for the top job
3 years ago
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29 May
2014
International medical teams headed for Sierra Leone to try to stop the spread of the deadly ebola virus after six patients were removed from hospital by their relatives. Some 200…International medical teams headed for Sierra Leone to try to stop the spread of the deadly ebola virus after six patients were removed from hospital by their relatives. Some 200 people had died in West Africa since an outbreak was first reported in Guinea in March
3 years ago
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29 May
2010
Hollywood actor Dennis Hopper died at the age of 74, from prostate cancer. His movies included cult classics such as Apocalypse Now and Blue Velvet, but was best known for Easy…Hollywood actor Dennis Hopper died at the age of 74, from prostate cancer. His movies included cult classics such as Apocalypse Now and Blue Velvet, but was best known for Easy Rider, the iconic road movie he directed and in which he starred, and which also launched the career of Jack Nicholson. Hopper’s career later suffered as he battled against alcohol and drug abuse, before making a successful comeback in the 1980s
7 years ago
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29 May
2010
Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva lifted a curfew in Bangkok and 23 provinces imposed in the wake of deadly anti-government protests as security forces were now in control but…Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva lifted a curfew in Bangkok and 23 provinces imposed in the wake of deadly anti-government protests as security forces were now in control but said the state of emergency was still necessary after two months of mass rallies by “Red Shirt” demonstrators that paralysed the capital and claimed almost 90 lives
7 years ago
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29 May
2009
U.S. music producer Phil Spector was jailed for 19 years for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson. Spector, 69, famed for his Wall of Sound recording technique, had been convicted…U.S. music producer Phil Spector was jailed for 19 years for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson. Spector, 69, famed for his Wall of Sound recording technique, had been convicted of shooting Clarkson at his California home in 2003
8 years ago
29 May
2009
The Times of London reported that least 20,000 civilians were allegedly killed during the final five months of Sri Lanka’s civil warThe Times of London reported that least 20,000 civilians were allegedly killed during the final five months of Sri Lanka’s civil war
8 years ago
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29 May
2008
New research indicated that Stone Age Britons used Stonehenge as a burial ground from its earliest beginnings and for several hundred years afterwards. Radiocarbon of cremated…New research indicated that Stone Age Britons used Stonehenge as a burial ground from its earliest beginnings and for several hundred years afterwards. Radiocarbon of cremated remains showed that up to 240 people were buried within Stonehenge between 3030-2340BC
9 years ago
29 May
2008
May proved an exceptionally active month for tornadoes in the United States, with 445 confirmed tornadoes and 48 fatalitiesMay proved an exceptionally active month for tornadoes in the United States, with 445 confirmed tornadoes and 48 fatalities
9 years ago
29 May
2008
The World Bank announced a $1.2 billion package to fight the global food crisis, including $200 million in grants for those most at risk in Third World countriesThe World Bank announced a $1.2 billion package to fight the global food crisis, including $200 million in grants for those most at risk in Third World countries
9 years ago
29 May
2007
Umaru Yar’Adua was sworn in as the President of Nigeria, the first time in the country’s history that one civilian president was succeeded by anotherUmaru Yar’Adua was sworn in as the President of Nigeria, the first time in the country’s history that one civilian president was succeeded by another
10 years ago
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29 May
2005
French voters decisively rejected the European Union’s proposed constitution in a referendum. In a blow to President Jacques Chirac who had campaigned hard for its approval, the…French voters decisively rejected the European Union’s proposed constitution in a referendum. In a blow to President Jacques Chirac who had campaigned hard for its approval, the “Yes” campaign won only 45 percent compared to 55 for the “No” camp, on a turnout of 69 percent. The heavy defeat, dreaded by EU leaders, pitched the 25-member bloc deep into crisis, which worsened three days later when Dutch voters also said no
12 years ago
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29 May
2004
Some 70,000 American veterans attended the dedication of the long-awaited World War II Memorial in Washington DC. Among those attending the ceremony were former President George…Some 70,000 American veterans attended the dedication of the long-awaited World War II Memorial in Washington DC. Among those attending the ceremony were former President George H.W. Bush, a decorated Navy pilot, and former Senator Bob Dole, who was seriously wounded in the war and who had led the fund-raising effort for the 7.4-acre, $175 million memorial
13 years ago
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29 May
2004
Four armed militants attacked and took control of a residential complex for Western oil company executives in Khobar, Saudi Arabia, killing 22 people; Saudi forces later stormed…Four armed militants attacked and took control of a residential complex for Western oil company executives in Khobar, Saudi Arabia, killing 22 people; Saudi forces later stormed the complex and freed the remaining residents but three of the terrorists escaped capture
13 years ago
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29 May
2003
Under a legal agreement that ended a long-running war between two media giants, Microsoft agreed to pay AOL Time Warner $750 million to end a private antitrust suit brought by…Under a legal agreement that ended a long-running war between two media giants, Microsoft agreed to pay AOL Time Warner $750 million to end a private antitrust suit brought by Netscape (a unit of AOL). Microsoft also agreed to give AOL access to some of its key software and the companies pledged to join forces against electronic piracy
14 years ago
29 May
2003
U.S. scientists announced they had cloned the first equine animal, a baby mule born three weeks earlier and named Idaho GemU.S. scientists announced they had cloned the first equine animal, a baby mule born three weeks earlier and named Idaho Gem
14 years ago
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29 May
2003
Sir Edmund Hillary returned to Nepal for celebrations to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first successful ascent of Mount Everest by Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. Events…Sir Edmund Hillary returned to Nepal for celebrations to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first successful ascent of Mount Everest by Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. Events included a ceremony at the spectacular Tengboche Monastery where expeditions traditionally stop for a blessing en route to base camp
14 years ago
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29 May
2001
China agreed to allow a damaged U.S. spyplane to be disassembled and flown back to the U.S. The spyplane had made a forced landing on Hainan island in April after colliding with a…China agreed to allow a damaged U.S. spyplane to be disassembled and flown back to the U.S. The spyplane had made a forced landing on Hainan island in April after colliding with a Chinese jet over the South China Sea
16 years ago
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29 May
2001
Four men were convicted in a New York court on charges relating to the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people; all were later sentenced to…Four men were convicted in a New York court on charges relating to the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people; all were later sentenced to life in prison without parole
16 years ago
29 May
2000
Martial law was imposed in Fiji 10 days after the prime minister and members of his government were taken hostage in an armed coupMartial law was imposed in Fiji 10 days after the prime minister and members of his government were taken hostage in an armed coup
17 years ago
29 May
2000
UN officials said all 500 peacekeepers seized by rebel forces in Sierra Leone earlier in the month had been freedUN officials said all 500 peacekeepers seized by rebel forces in Sierra Leone earlier in the month had been freed
17 years ago
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