“ Truth Lies Beyond Mainstream ”
Counting begins in elections for the 24th Seanad in Ireland.
Voters in Nigeria go to the polls for state governor elections.
Rep. Ron Paul announces that he will again be seeking the Republican nomination for President of the United States.
Germany's plagiarism scandal widens, engulfing the European Parliament's vice president Silvana Koch-Mehrin accused of plagiarizing 25 per cent of her doctoral thesis; she refuses to comment.
Belgium reaches one year without a government.
Japanese anti-nuclear protests following the Fukushima I nuclear accidents: Hundreds of farmers protest against Japan's atomic crisis, outside the TEPCO head office in Tokyo.
An Indian court orders Suresh Kalmadi, the chief organiser of the 2010 Commonwealth Games, to remain in custody while corruption charges against him are investigated.
U.S. president Barack Obama is criticised by supporters of imprisoned Welsh-born U.S. serviceman Bradley Manning for interfering in any future trial after Obama is caught on camera accusing Manning of breaking the law.
Foreign minister Uri Rosenthal writes a letter to the Dutch parliament, urging Dutch NGOs not to join the flotilla.
Ahmet Davutoğlu of Turkey warns Israel not to repeat its "flotilla mistake".
Preparations for a 15-boat, 1,500-person flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip take place.
Jimmy Carter, Mary Robinson, Martti Ahtisaari and Gro Harlem Brundtland head to North Korea.
Officials from China and the United States agree to engage in dialogue over their respective economies.
Iranian first vice president Mohammad-Reza Rahimi meets with Japanese ambassador to Iran Kinichi Kumano, with Rahimi expressing sympathy in relation to the recent earthquake and tsunami and asking for stronger ties between the countries.
President of France Nicolas Sarkozy and Prime Minister of Italy Silvio Berlusconi meet to discuss what to do about migrants from North Africa who want to join relatives, with reports that the Schengen Agreement is to be amended so the two can deal with the issue.
In Kars, Turkey, near the Armenian border, a statue devoted to reconciliation with Armenia is demolished.
Authorities in Ecuador evacuate nearby residents as the Tungurahua erupts.
Thousands of residents in the US town of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, are evacuated as the Black River overflows its banks.
President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos calls for national unity after floods kill 91 people.
Ukraine commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster.
Greece's budget deficit for 2010 is 10.5% of gross domestic product, significantly higher than expected.
French dairy group Groupe Lactalis launches a 3.4 billion euro bid for Italian dairy group Parmalat.
Another France Télécom
Management and unions confirm another France Télécom worker has committed suicide.
The Russian capital Moscow is to allow its first gay pride rally in May.
BBC television personality Andrew Marr admits to having taken out a high court superinjunction after "Private Eye" launches a challenge, though Marr states he "did not come into journalism to go around gagging journalists".
U.S. television personality Katie Couric announces that she will no longer host the "CBS Evening News" at the end of June.
Guantanamo Bay files leak
An international poll finds that a majority of people believe that Julian Assange is not a criminal.
The rector of Lyon's grand mosque expresses outrage over a leaked document which asserts that The Pentagon believes the mosque is used by Al Qaeda.
A study, carried out by a retired army brigadier general and a Physicians for Human Rights expert, finds United States Department of Defense physicians and psychologists concealed evidence of deliberate harm and torture at the prison camp; the Department of Defense does not respond.
Newly released cables document an alleged al-Qaeda "assassin" working for the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) while suspected of bombing Christian churches and a hotel in Pakistan.
2011 Egyptian revolution: Former Interior Minister Habib el-Adly goes on trial charged with ordering the killing of unarmed protesters shot in the head and chest during the popular revolution against Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule.
Activists allege that medical workers have been arrested for treating anti-government protesters.
Hundreds of students gather outside the United Nations building in Tehran, Iran, to protest against government suppression of students in Bahrain.
2011 Mauritanian protests: Hundreds of people demonstrating during a "day of rage" against the regime of President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz are tear gassed by police, while others are arrested and opposition MPs deterred from joining the protests.
2011 Libyan civil war: At least three people are killed by missiles at a port as Misrata is attacked by Muammar Gaddafi's forces.
Syria sends more troops into suburbs of Damascus and sends tanks into Deraa.
UK, French and Italian officials call for sanctions against Syria.
The Syrian human rights organisation Sawasiah claims that the Government of Syria has arrested 500 protesters since the crackdown began.
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