International Current Events - May 2014

Calendar of World Current Events – May 2014

2. Over 2100 feared dead in a monster landslide in Badakhshan province in north-eastern Afghanistan. 

3. Human Rights Commission of Pakistan says that the condition of minorities is worsening in Pakistan. 

5. Sinn Fein president Jerry Adams says his party remains wedded to the Northern Ireland peace process. 

7. Thailand's constitutional court dismisses Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and nine of her ministers for abuse of power. 

8. China detains prominent former woman journalist Gao Yu for "leaking state secrets to sources outside China." 

9. Luis GUillermo Solis sworn in as Costa Rica's new president. 

12. For the fourth year in a row Cambridge pips Oxford as Britain's top university.

13. Fresh flare-up in eastern Ukraine may derail Europe's effort to avert a breakup of the country. 

14. 232 die and hundreds trapped in a coal mine blast in Turkey's western town of Soma. 

15. A Christian woman is sentenced to death in Sudan for 'apostasy'. 

18. China evacuates 3000 of its workers in Vietnam as anti-China riots rage in Vietnam over South China sea dispute • A proposal to introduce the world's highest minimum wage of $25per hour voted down by Swiss citizens. 

19. Prime Minister Nuri-al-Maliki wins most seats in Iraq's election leaving him favourite to retain his post despite being short of a majority. 

21. Boko Haram Isla mists' strike in Nigerian city Jos kills over 100. 

22. Thailand's Army chief General Prayute Chan-O-Cha seizes power in a military coup in a bid to end months of political bloodshed

23. Angry Sikhs storm Pakistan's parliament complex in Islamabad in protest against alleged desecration of their holy book over the past several years. 

25. Spain's Real Madrid win record 10th European Champions' League football title. 

26. Eurosceptic parties - both right and left - register major gains in elections to European parliament; Chocolate tycoon Petro Poroshenko wins Ukraine's presidential election.

28. Lit US President Obama says limited counter terrorism and multilateral cooperation will be the focus of his administration's foreign policy. 

29. General Abdel Fattah al-Sibi earns a landslide victory in Egypt's presidential election. 

30. Pakistan police arrest 4 men who bludgeoned a woman to death in. 'honour killing' for marrying against the family's wish • US Air Force deploys two of its most advanced surveillance drones to a base in Japan to help it monitor nuclear activities in North Korea and Chinese naval operations.

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