“ Truth Lies Beyond Mainstream ”
Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye is placed under house arrest.
Former Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of the Republic of Ireland Garret FitzGerald dies in Dublin aged 85.
Voters in the Seychelles begin voting in the country's presidential election.
Supreme Court of British Columbia
The Supreme Court of British Columbia rules that anonymity for sperm donors and egg donors is unconstitutional in Canada.
Royal Bank of Scotland
The former boss of the Royal Bank of Scotland, Sir Fred Goodwin, is named as allegedly having had an affair with a colleague after the High Court of England and Wales lifts an injunction.
Authorities in Egypt suspend the prison sentences of 120 protesters who participated in the 2011 Egyptian revolution.
The daughter of Uzbek President Islam Karimov sues a French website for calling her father a "dictator".
Police in China search for a man who threw eggs and a shoe at the creator of the "Great Firewall of China", Fang Binxing.
Members of the Falun Gong spiritual movement in the China file a lawsuit in the United States against Cisco, maker of internet routing gear, alleging Cisco has helped China's government violate their human rights.
The Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu rejects the proposal.
President Obama gives a speech in support of the Arab Spring during which he states that the solution to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict must include Israel reverting its borders back to the pre-1967 borders.
The United Nations World Food Programme calls for "urgent assistance" for the North Korean people due to a food crisis.
Magnitude 6.0 earthquake
A magnitude 6.0 earthquake hits western Turkey, about 230 km south of Istanbul, killing at least two people and leaving many injured.
Sol Líneas Aéreas Flight 5428
22 people are killed when Sol Líneas Aéreas Flight 5428 crashes in southern Argentina.
Eurasian Economic Community
The Eurasian Economic Community, led by Russia, offers Belarus a US$3 billion bailout package.
John Malone's Liberty Media makes a US$1 billion bid for bookseller Barnes & Noble.
Economy of Japan
The Japanese economy officially goes into recession, in part due to the effects of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.
Strauss-Kahn has another bail hearing in the US city of New York, after being charged with rape, and is given home detention and a million dollars bail.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn offers his resignation as head of the International Monetary Fund following the charges.
A civil service strike in Botswana closes many hospitals.
A special edition of the BBC's political debate programme "Question Time" is recorded at Wormwood Scrubbs Prison in London.
US journalist Katie Couric signs off as the host of the CBS Evening News.
Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier is banned by the Cannes Film Festival for remarks, made in jest, that he sympathizes with Adolf Hitler. Trier later apologises for his comments.
A double bombing in the city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq kills 27 people and injures dozens.
Two Vietnamese sailors are shot and wounded in the disputed Spratly Islands.
Libyan Civil War
NATO claims to have sunk eight Libyan Navy warships in airstrikes on Tripoli's main port.
Rebels in Libya launch a television channel to counter Muammar Gaddafi's state media.
Syria condemns the decision by the United States to impose sanctions on President Bashar al-Assad in response to ongoing anti-government protests.
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