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President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff is hospitalised with pneumonia in São Paulo.
2011 Canadian federal election
Environmental activist Elizabeth May becomes the first member of the Green Party of Canada member elected to Parliament.
The New Democratic Party becomes the Opposition in the parliament with the Liberal Party of Canada relegated to third place for the first time in its history.
Results indicate that the Conservative Party of Canada led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper is on track to retain government with a majority of seats.
Twitter users break an Elections Canada rule by announcing election results before all voters have had the chance to vote.
Voters in Canada go to the polls for a federal election.
As part of one of the four cases currently against him, Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi appears in court on charges of corruption and attacks his prosecutors again.
Egypt's Foreign Minister Nabil al-Araby calls on the United States to support an independent Palestine, stating that the U.S. should consider a re-united Palestinian movement as a positive development and that Israel ought to negotiate with Palestine.
United States Army Corps of Engineers
The United States Army Corps of Engineers explodes a large part of a Mississippi River levee to protect the Illinois town of Cairo from floodwaters.
A massive search operation continues amid severe weather conditions for the helicopter of Arunachal Pradesh's chief minister Dorjee Khandu which disappeared while carrying him and four other people.
At least 106 people disappear after a boat capsizes on the Kasai River in Kasai-Occidental.
Sony advises that hackers may have stolen personal details of 24.6 million users of Sony Online Entertainment resulting in the site closing.
The Australian dollar reaches $1.10 in United States dollars, its highest level since the Australian dollar was floated in 1983.
Asian stocks and U.S. stock index futures rise on initial reports that Osama bin Laden was dead.
Oil prices fall following news that U.S. forces have killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
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.
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.
Libyan Civil War
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.
The United Nations withdraws all of its international staff from the capital Tripoli.
Forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi continue to attack the city of Misrata.
Bahraini uprising (2011–present)
Bahraini uprising (2011–present): Bahrain arrests two senior members of the Opposition Al Wefaq party, Jawad Ferooz and Mattar Ibrahim Mattar.
Syrian civil war
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 demands that Syria provide information on Dorothy Parvaz, a journalist missing since her arrival in Damascus on Friday.
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.
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.
Reactions to the death of Osama bin Laden
Newspapers carry it on their front pages.
Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari says that Iraq is "delighted" by the news, noting that thousands of Iraqis had died "because of his ideologies".
Leader of Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, condemns the killing of bin Laden as "the killing of an Arab holy warrior," while Hamas' prospective power-sharing partner Fatah in the Palestinian Authority led by Mahmud Abbas issues a statement welcoming the al Qaida-leader's death.
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 "never again becomes a safe haven for extremism."
British Prime Minister David Cameron says bin Laden's death will "bring great relief to people across the world" and that it is a time to remember all those murdered by Osama bin Laden, and all those who lost loved ones.
US political leaders across the political spectrum welcome the announcement that Osama bin Laden had been killed, congratulating American troops, the intelligence community and the White House for putting an end to the hunt for the mastermind of the September 11 attacks.
Most international leaders respond positively to the news.
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 "terrorist shrine".
Thousands of people gather at Ground Zero of the September 11 attacks in New York to celebrate the news that Osama bin Laden has been killed.
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