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2012 May 19
Officials said Guinea-Bissau's junta, parliament and a group of political parties have signed a roadmap aimed at ending the crisis created by the April 12 coup.
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2012 May 19
In Northern Ireland 7 Irish nationalists were charged over the last two days of involvement in militant activity, three under a rarely used law against "directing terrorism."
Links: Northern Ireland, Terrorism     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2012 May 19
Israeli soldiers stood by as settlers shot at Palestinians during stone-throwing clashes between hardline Yitzhar settlers and Palestinian villagers from Asira al-Qibliya near Nablus. Video showed live fire hitting one stone-thrower in the head.
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2012 May 19
In southern Italy a bomb exploded outside a high school in Brindisi named after a slain anti-Mafia prosecutor as students arrived for class, killing one girl (16) and wounding several other classmates. On June 6 police arrested Giovanni Vantaggioto (68), a fuel vendor on suspicion of multiple homicide.
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2012 May 19
Lesotho held early voting, one week before the mostly hotly contested general elections since the 1998 polls that degenerated into looting and sparked a South African intervention. A full election was set for May 26.
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2012 May 19
Madagascar police made several arrests after using tear gas to break up an unauthorized protest of several thousand people who turned out to support opposition radio Free FM.
Links: Radio, Madagascar     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2012 May 19
In Malaysia a Canadian Muslim gay activist launched her controversial new book on liberal Islam despite a government minister's attempts to shut down the event. Irshad Manji launched "Allah, Liberty and Love" at a hastily arranged event in Kuala Lumpur after two other venues pulled out of hosting her. Her previous internationally acclaimed book, "The Trouble with Islam Today," was already banned in Malaysia.
Links: Canada, Malaysia, Gays, Books, Islam     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2012 May 19
In Mali coup leaders said they respect a decision by the West African bloc ECOWAS that interim president Dioncounda Traore must head the transition until general elections.
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2012 May 19
In Pakistan Imtiaz Ahmad, chief warden of the Quetta district prison, was targeted when two people riding a motorcycle sprayed him with bullets near his office. The al-Qaeda-linked militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi later claimed responsibility.
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2012 May 19
In Somalia at least 7 people, mostly Somali soldiers, were killed in bomb explosions in Mogadishu.
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2012 May 19
In eastern Syria a suicide vehicle bomb tore through the parking lot of a military compound in Deir al-Zour, killing nine people. A day earlier the state-run news agency SANA reported that authorities had foiled an attempt to blow up a car rigged with explosives in the city and detained those involved.
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2012 May 19
In Taiwan tens of thousands rallied in Taipei to voice their anger at Pres. Ma Ying-jeou over a spate of controversial policies, on the eve of his inauguration for a 2nd term.
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2012 May 19
In Thailand Buddhist monks led prayers as tens of thousands gathered in Bangkok to mark the 2nd anniversary of deadly clashes between soldiers and "Red Shirt" protesters.
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2012 May 19
Turkmenistan unveiled in Ashgabat the world’s largest Ferris wheel in an enclosed space.
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2012 May 19
The Vatican denounced as criminal a new book, “His Holiness,” by journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi, which reproduced letters and memos to and from Pope Benedict XVI and his personal secretary.
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2012 May 19
Yemeni officials said fresh clashes with al-Qaida fighters in the south have left at least 34 people dead, while a suspected US drone strike killed two militants.
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2012 May 19
In northeastern Turkey a 22-meter (72-foot) high copper statue of Ataturk, the country's biggest of the iconic figure, was inaugurated in Artvin. It was a tribute to the near-mystical hold that Ataturk exerts over his fervent believers, whose admiration is rooted in his success in imposing secular values on a largely Muslim nation.
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2013 May 19
More than two dozen tornadoes were spotted in parts of Iowa, Oklahoma, Kansas and Illinois. A half-mile wide twister struck near Oklahoma City and at least one person was killed.
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2013 May 19
Lottery officials said a lone ticket in Florida matched each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million.
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2013 May 19
Nigel Wright, the top aide to Canadian PM Stephen Harper, abruptly resigned over his role in a mounting expenses scandal which threatened to undermine the Conservative government.
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2013 May 19
China's new Premier Li Keqiang visited India on his first foreign trip as the neighboring giants look to speed up efforts to settle a decades-old boundary dispute and boost economic ties.
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2013 May 19
Iran’s state radio said Mohammad Heidari, who was accused of providing Mossad with classified information in return of money, and Kourosh Ahmadi, who allegedly gave the CIA intelligence on Iran, have been hanged.
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2013 May 19
Nigeria's military said its offensive against insurgents in the country's restive northeast has killed at least 14 suspected Islamic extremists and three soldiers.
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2013 May 19
Pakistan held a repeat election in an upscale area of the southern city of Karachi that was plagued with allegations of vote-rigging.
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2013 May 19
A Russian capsule carrying mice, lizards and other small animals returned to Earth after spending a month in space for what scientists said was the longest experiment of its kind. Fewer than half of the 53 mice and other rodents who blasted off on April 19 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome survived the flight.
Links: Russia, Animal, ISS     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
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2013 May 19
In South Sudan a battle in Jonglei state killed 20 rebel fighters and 4 government troops as the army recaptured the town of Boma, near the border with Ethiopia, from rebels led by David Yau Yau who took over the town earlier this month.
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2013 May 19
Syrian troops backed by tanks and warplanes launched an assault on Qusair, a rebel-held town near the Lebanese border, pounding the area with airstrikes and artillery salvos. At least 50 Syrian rebels were reported killed in the battle for Qusair, including two commanders. An official at the Homs governor's office said two suicide bombings in the town of Deir Balbaa killed at least 3 people and wounded 15 others. State news said another pair of bombings struck near a factory on a different Homs highway, killing 4 people and wounding 13.
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2013 May 19
In Tunisia some 11,000 police officers and soldiers blocked an annual conference by a radical Islamist movement that has been implicated in attacks across the country, prompting clashes with angry youths that resulted in one death.
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2013 May 19
Tunisian feminist Amina Sboui (19), aka Amina Tyler, who scandalized her country by posting topless photos of herself online, was arrested after allegedly sneaking into Tunisia's holiest city disguised in a veil, then trying to get undressed during a protest. Sboui was freed from jail on Aug 1, but still faced trial for profanation of a cemetery.
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2014 May 19
The US indicted five members of the Chinese military on charges they stole US secrets through hacking to help state-run companies. Attorney General Eric Holder said they hacked into six US nuclear power, metals and solar products industries: Alcoa World Alumina, Westinghouse Electric Co., Allegheny Technologies, U.S. Steel Corp., United Steelworkers Union, and SolarWorld.
Links: USA, China, Cybersecurity     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
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2014 May 19
Actor Michael Jace (51) shot and killed his wife, April Jace (40), at their home in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Jace had appeared on the FX series “The Shield” as a police officer. On June 10, 2016, Jace was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison.
Links: USA, California, Murder     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2014 May 19
In Florida an indictment was unsealed charging North Miami Mayor Lucie Tondreau (54) and others in an $8 million mortgage fraud scheme. Tondreau was elected North Miami's first female Haitian-American mayor last June.
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2014 May 19
A Manhattan jury convicted Mustafa Kamel Mustafa (aka Abu Hamza al-Masri), a former London-based Egyptian Islamic cleric, for providing material to support terrorist organizations, for sending men to establish an al-Qaida training camp in Bly, Oregon, and sending at least one man to an al-Qaida training camp in Afghanistan. Al-Masri (56) was extradited in 2012 from England where in the 1990s he led London’s Finsbury Park Mosque.
Links: Britain, Egypt, NYC, Islam, Terrorism     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2014 May 19
A US federal judge threw out Oregon’s same-sex marriage ban.
Links: USA, Gays, Oregon     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2014 May 19
AT&T Inc. said it would buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion in cash and stock, or $95 per share. The deal faced unique regulatory scrutiny from the FCC and Department of Justice.
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2014 May 19
Bosnia’s government said more than a quarter of the country’s four million people have been affected by the worst floods to hit the Balkans in more than a century. Torrential rains have caused rivers to burst their banks and triggered more than 2,000 landslides as the death toll in Bosnia and Serbia rose to 38. Croatia reported 2 deaths. The flooding left tons of drowned livestock.
Links: Bosnia, Serbia, Croatia, Disaster, Flood     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2014 May 19
Chinese media said the government of the industrial city of Tianjin will limit the number of vehicles allowed on roads during heavy smog. Last month Tianjin banned new steel and cement plants as part of a program to reverse damage done to its environment.
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2014 May 19
Hundreds of Chinese workers left Vietnam on ships chartered by their government after deadly unrest broke out last week amid a dispute over sovereignty claims in the South China Sea.
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2014 May 19
In Egypt gunmen in a drive-by shooting killed 3 policemen and wounded nine during late night rally by Islamist students in Cairo.
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2014 May 19
European law enforcement officials announced that police worldwide, acting on an FBI tipoff, have arrested 97 people in 16 countries suspected of developing, distributing or using malicious software called BlackShades that allows criminals to gain surreptitious control of personal computers. French detectives said they arrested more than two dozen people during their May 13 raids.
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2014 May 19
Greece's main opposition party Syriza declared a victory for its anti-austerity message after its candidates fared strongly in big local election races in Athens and the surrounding region.
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2014 May 19
In Iraq election results from April 30 were released by the Independent High Electoral Commission and showed that PM al-Maliki's State of Law gained 92 seats, winning the top spot in 10 of 18 provinces. He would need to build support from a total of 165 seats to have a shot at keeping the prime minister's post.
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2014 May 19
In northeast Kenya Somali militants killed 12 people including 3 police reservists in a border ambush for which Al-Shabab claimed responsibility.
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2014 May 19
Kuwait’s Cabinet accepted the resignation of five lawmakers who resigned in protest after the largely pro-government parliament refused to question PM Sheik Jaber Mubarak Al Sabah over corruption allegations.
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2014 May 19
Libya’s parliament chief Nouri Abu Sahmein, an Islamist-leaning politician, ordered a powerful umbrella group of mainly Islamist militias known as "Libya's Central Shield" to mobilize to defend against forces under rogue Gen. Khalifa Hifter. The umbrella group is dominated by a militia from Libya's third largest city, Misrata. A Libyan air force base in the eastern city of Tobruk said it has decided to join forces of Gen. Khalifa Hifter.
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2014 May 19
In Myanmar community activists freed two contractors working for a Chinese company operating a copper mine in Monywa that is the subject of a long-running land dispute. The two Chinese were abducted a day earlier by a group calling itself the "Student Network of Mandalay."
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2014 May 19
The Philippines said it has reached an agreement over the weekend with Indonesia on a sea border dispute after 20 years of negotiations, and hopes to sign the pact soon.
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2014 May 19
Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered troops deployed near Ukraine to return to their home bases and praised the launch of a dialogue between the Ukrainian government and its opponents even as fighting continued in the eastern parts of the country.
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2014 May 19
Serbia braced for a river surge that threatened to inundate the country’s main power plant at Obrenovac and cause major power cuts in the crisis-stricken country.
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2014 May 19
South Korean Pres. Park Geun-hye formally apologized for the April 16 ferry disaster that killed about 300 people, mostly school children, and said she would dismantle the coast guard for failing in its duties.
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2014 May 19
A Swiss court ordered Dmitry Rybolovlev of Monaco to pay his ex-wife, Elena Rybolovlev, 4,020,555,987.80 Swiss francs to settle their divorce after a 6-year legal fight. The Russian billionaire had made his fortune in potash mining. Forbes estimated his worth at $8.8 billion.
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2014 May 19
In Syria 13 people were killed after a missile smashed into a building late today in the town of Marea. Most of the dead were children. Hours later a missile fired at a building in the nearby town of Azaz killed another 10 people.
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2014 May 19
Uruguay said it will exempt marijuana production and sales from taxes in a bid to ensure prices remain low enough to undercut competition from black market pot smuggled in from Paraguay.
Links: Paraguay, Taxes, Uruguay     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2014 May 19
In Alaska the human-caused Funny River wildfire began in the Kenai Peninsula. By May 26 it grew to some 248 square miles. Mandatory evacuations were underway.
Links: USA, Alaska, Fire     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2014 May 19
Swiss-based Credit Suisse pleaded guilty to a criminal charge of having helped its customers elude America’s tax authorities. The bank was fined $2.8 billion.
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2014 May 19
Germany lowered the pension age for some workers from 65 to 63.
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2015 May 19
Pres. Obama signed into law a measure to create a nation-wide alert system to help catch anyone who hurts, kills or makes credible threats against police officers.
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2015 May 19
California’s Gov. Jerry Brown signed an agreement, the “Under 2” pact, with representatives of six foreign nations and three US states to keep the world’s average temperature from rising another 2 degrees Celsius.
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2015 May 19
In central California an estimated 101,000 gallons of oil leaked from a broken pipeline next to Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County before it was shut off. About 21,000 gallons flowed into a storm drain, sullied the beach and washed out to sea. Estimates of the spill were later raised to 143,000 gallons. In 2016 Texas-based Plains All American Pipeline and one employee faced 46 counts of state law violations related to the spill.
Links: USA, Oil, California, Environment     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2015 May 19
In Illinois court appointed researchers issued a report saying the state has been unable to meet minimal constitutional standards of health care in its prison system, which held some 49,000 inmates.
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