“ Truth Lies Beyond Mainstream ”
Microsoft announces their eighth generation console, the Xbox One.
Senate Judiciary Committee
The United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary approves immigration reform legislation that would give citizenship to millions living in the country illegally.
2013 Iranian presidential election
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei are rejected by the council due to their age and health problems.
Final list of candidates are announced by Guardian Council. This included Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, Hassan Rouhani, Saeed Jalili, Mohsen Rezaee and four others.
House of Commons
MPs in the House of Commons vote 366–161 in favour of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill taking an important step towards allowing gay marriage in England and Wales.
U.S. Army Brigadier General Bryan T. Roberts, the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Training Center, Fort Jackson (South Carolina), is suspended from his duties because of an investigation into alleged adultery (which is treated as a criminal violation, not just a civil matter, in the U.S. military), and for allegedly being in a physical altercation.
Carl Pistorius, the brother of Paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius, is acquitted of culpable homicide over the death of a motorcyclist in South Africa.
Three former top executives of Swedish car manufacturer Saab Automobile, Jan-Åke Jonsson (President and CEO), Kristina Geers (Chief Counsel), and Karl Lindström (CFO), are arrested on suspicion of accounting fraud and tax evasion during the bankruptcy procedure of the company.
Xinhua reports that North Korea has released 16 Chinese fishermen after their boat was seized on May 6.
2013 Moore tornado
The death toll from the 2013 Moore tornado in the U.S. state of Oklahoma is revised sharply downward to 24, with over one hundred people injured and many missing.
Iain Banks posts an update on his cancer battle for the first time since announcing his impending death.
Gerbrand Bakker wins the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize for translation.
Chinua Achebe's body is flown into Lagos to be greeted by a funeral processional. His remains await burial in Ogidi, the author's hometown.
French historian Dominique Venner shoots himself dead inside the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
Syrian civil war
Elite Hezbollah reinforcements are sent from Lebanon across the border to al-Qusayr, Syria. Activists report that much of the city has been destroyed.
Israel and Syria exchange gunfire on the Golan Heights.
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