Monday 2 May 2011
It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of May people in US were listening to E.T. by Katy Perry.
Thor, directed by Kenneth Branagh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Zoe
- Saint Mafalda
- Saint Waldebert, Walbert or Gaubert
- Saint Germanus
- Saints Exuperius and Zoe
- Saint Boris
- Saint Athanasius
- Indonesia - Indonesia National Education Day
- Iran - Teacher's Day
- Slovenia - second day of Labour Day
- Madrid Region - Day of the Region.
- Bah�'f Faith: Last day of the Festival of Ridv�n
- Poland - Flag Day, an official holiday to honour the Flag of Poland
- saint tsar Boris
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- Osama Bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI's most wanted man, is killed by US Special Forces.
- Reaction to the death of Osama bin Laden:
- Bin Laden's body, which was handled in accordance with Islamic practice and tradition, is buried by the U.S. forces at sea less than a day after his death, thus preventing a burial site from becoming a ampquotterrorist shrineampquot. (abcnews)
- Most international leaders respond positively to the news. (Sky News)
- NATO head Anders Fogh Rasmussen says bin Laden's death is a “success” for security and that NATO should continue its mission in Afghanistan to ensure it ampquotnever again becomes a safe haven for extremism.ampquot (''The Jerusalem Post'')
- Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari says that Iraq is ampquotdelightedampquot by the news, noting that thousands of Iraqis had died ampquotbecause of his ideologiesampquot. (AFP)
- Newspapers carry it on their front pages. (BBC)
- Syrian uprising:
- Hundreds of dissidents have been arrested across Syria, including in the town of Daraa and a Damascus suburb, after dozens were killed in weekend protests, activists say. (''The Australian'')
- The UN Security Council fails to agree a statement to condemn the killing of Syrian protesters, as Russia and China block a statement proposed by Britain, France, Germany and Portugal that would have condemned the violence, which has led to hundreds of dead, and backed calls for an independent investigation. (''Herald Sun'')
- The Iranian foreign minister Ali Akbar Salehi, speaking at a news conference in Doha, demands that Syria's government investigates last Friday's disppearance of journalist Dorothy Parvaz. (Al Jazeera)
- 2011 Bahraini protests: Bahrain arrests two senior members of the Opposition Al Wefaq party, Jawad Ferooz and Mattar Ibrahim Mattar. (Al Jazeera)
- 2011 Libyan civil war:
- Forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi continue to attack the city of Misrata. (News 24)
- The United Nations withdraws all of its international staff from the capital Tripoli. (Al Jazeera)
- Almost $1 billion linked to besieged Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and overthrown Egyptian and Tunisian leaders Hosni Mubarak and Zine El Abidine Ben Ali are found in Switzerland. Mubarak had previously denied having wealth in foreign bank accounts. (Al Jazeera)
- The Taliban sends a 12-year-old boy as a suicide bomber in a new wave of attacks that kills four civilians, in one of several attacks across Afghanistan that kills at least seven people. (''The Australian'')
- Thousands of Sri Lankans protest against a United Nations report calling for both sides involved in the civil war to be investigated for possible war crimes. (Angola Press)
- The Australian dollar reaches $1.10 in United States dollars, its highest level since the Australian dollar was floated in 1983. (''The Australian'')
- Sony advises that hackers may have stolen personal details of 24.6 million users of Sony Online Entertainment resulting in the site closing. (Business Insider'')
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