“ Truth Lies Beyond Mainstream ”
Zoo Aquarium de Madrid
Zoo Aquarium de Madrid bids for Paul the Octopus.
Controversial French footballer Thierry Henry retires from international football.
World 800 metres champion Caster Semenya wins her first race since her comeback.
Golfer Rory McIlroy ties the record for lowest score (9-under par) at a major championship.
Researchers discover a new species of fossil primate, "Saadanius hijazensis" which could be a common ancestor of Old World Monkeys and apes, including humans.
World Trade Center site workers in the United States excavate a 32 foot-long ship hull said to have been buried in the 18th century.
Hundreds of Russians die, including 233 who drowned while swimming after consuming alcohol, amidst a heat wave and drought.
BP reports that no oil is leaking into the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill for the first time since it began in April.
The United States Senate passes the financial reform package, aimed at curbing misconduct on Wall Street, with a 60-39 vote.
President of Brazil Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva sends to Congress a bill proposing that corporal punishment, including spanking, be outlawed.
Former Vice President of the United States Dick Cheney admits he has received a small heart pump to combat "increasing congestive heart failure".
Two major US TV networks, CBS and NBC, censor the "Kill the Ground Zero Mosque" advertisement by conservative group National Republican Trust which calls plans to erect a mosque near New York City's Ground Zero a "monstrosity".
President of Mexico Felipe Calderón replaces his Secretary of the Interior, Fernando Gomez Mont, after weeks of speculation.
Argentina becomes the first Latin American country to legalise same-sex marriage.
A report by Amnesty International says that North Korea's healthcare system is in a state of "crisis".
The Vatican issues new instructions to speed up its own cases of priestly sexual abuse that are considered "most urgent".
An Iraqi court orders a search for a man, who disappeared yesterday, accused of involvement in the murder of aid worker Margaret Hassan in 2004.
International Criminal Court
The International Criminal Court orders the first accused at The Hague, Thomas Lubanga from the Democratic Republic of the Congo accused of allegedly recruiting child soldiers, be freed.
A Gambian judge sentences eight men to death for their role in an alleged coup plot.
The Vatican issues a decree making the "attempted ordination of women" a grave crime in ecclesiastical law equivalent to child sexual abuse.
President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez orders a review of Venezuela's ties with the Vatican following tensions between the government and Roman Catholic bishops.
North Korean officials attend a rare meeting with members of the American-led United Nations Command.
10 Russian agents of influence deported from the United States face three weeks of testing to eradicate potential double agents.
An Iranian Foreign Ministry official says Amiri is not a nuclear scientist but a university researcher.
Amiri says he was put under extreme mental and physical torture by the Americans and rejected bribe offers.
Shahram Amiri, the Iranian nuclear scientist who says he was abducted by the United States Central Intelligence Agency, returns to Tehran.
Robbie Williams and Take That reunite.
Four people, including celebrity photographer François-Marie Banier, are arrested in a tax-evasion investigation into L'Oréal heiress Liliane Bettencourt.
Gunman Raoul Moat, who spent last week as a fugitive before being fatally cornered by UK police, repeatedly requested assistance from social workers and psychiatrists months before he committed murder but was ignored.
A man claiming to be the killer of three British soldiers in Helmand contacts the BBC to say he was angered at what he described as the murder of civilians, including children, by British troops.
President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev, speaking in Germany, says Russian investigators have identified the killer of human rights activist Natalya Estemirova and an "international search" is underway.
Jwani Mwaikusa, a senior Tanzanian defence lawyer at the United Nations-backed tribunal for Rwanda, is fatally shot outside his home in Dar es Salaam. His nephew and neighbour are also killed.
At least six people are killed and seventeen others receive wounds after a car bomb explodes in Tikrit in Iraq.
Democratic Republic of the Congo
40,000 people flee their homes and whole villages are burned to the ground in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
More than 20 people are killed and 100 injured in a suicide attack at a mosque in southeastern Iran.
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