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Scientists find evidence that large seas once existed on Mars.
11th Panchen Lama
The 11th Panchen Lama, the 20-year-old living Buddha on Monday visited south Tibet's Shannan Prefecture, held large prayer services and gave head-touch blessings to more than 5,000 local devotees.
Egypt permits legislators from the Muslim Brotherhood and other groups to enter the blockaded Gaza Strip.
People's Republic of China
China defends its censorship of the internet in a document laying out the government's attitude towards the web.
Public sector workers in Spain hold a major strike in protest against a 5% pay cut due to come into effect this month as part of a government austerity package.
Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan is due to name his cabinet and be formally sworn in by Emperor Akihito.
Philippine presidential election
Mar Roxas prepares a challenge of the election for Vice President of the Philippines after the final tally shows him 727,000 votes behind Jejomar Binay.
Noynoy Aquino is elected as President of the Philippines in the Philippines presidential election, taking 42% of the vote, about 16 percentage points more than second-place Joseph Estrada.
At least 2 tonnes of cocaine worth around US$1 billion bound for Europe is seized in The Gambia.
Kenneth O'Keefe, an Irish-American living in London who was captured and injured by Israel Defense Forces following last week's raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, threatens legal action after being included on a list of alleged "active terror operatives".
Poland legalises chemical castration.
UK Border Agency
Refugee agencies criticise the UK Border Agency's decision to deport Afghan children.
The trial of former Governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich on corruption charges begins today in the United States.
The trial of alleged "rogue trader" Jérôme Kerviel of Société Générale begins in Paris.
Television host Elena Skordelli goes on trial for the murder of Cypriot media mogul Andis Hadjicostis.
Uganda undoes remarks suggesting President of Sudan Omar al-Bashir would not be welcome at July's African Union conference in Kampala.
China lodges a formal protest to North Korea after a North Korean soldier fatally shot three Chinese citizens at their mutual border.
Red Crescent Society
The Red Crescent Society, for the first time since December 2008 and in a joint venture between Iran and Turkey, prepares to send two aid boats of donations and relief workers to Gaza.
Libya orders the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, to leave the country for unknown reasons.
The United States threatens Iran with its toughest nuclear sanctions yet, despite the nuclear fuel-swap arrangement Iran made with Brazil and Turkey in May.
21 nations, including the Presidents of Afghanistan, Russia and Syria, attending the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia summit in Istanbul condemn Israel's deadly raid on the Gaza-bound aid flotilla, while Israel, the 22nd participant with a lower-level diplomat, disagrees.
The EU proposes that Romani issues should be integrated into housing, education and culture polices at EU and national level.
At least 12 people drown and 9 others disappear after a boat sinks in Sunamganj District, Bangladesh.
American popstar Chris Brown postpones a tour of the United Kingdom after being denied a visa following his physical assault on Rihanna.
At least 11 people die and injuries are caused in various fatal incidents across Iraq, including several civilians, a Sunni Imam and a Christian.
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