The Dow Live Earth Run for Water started on April 18th. The host cities are: Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Chicago, Hong Kong, Jimbaran, London, Los Angeles, Manchester, Melbourne, Mexico City, Milan, Minneapolis, New York, Lisboa, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Singapore City, Stockholm, Toronto and Washington, D.C..
Hong Kong police detain 900 protesters at the World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference of 2005 after an anti-globalization demonstration became violent. The protesters object to trade rules that they say hurt poor farmers. 74 people are injured.
Unofficial reports from Hong Kong say the second Chinese human spaceflight, "Shenzhou 6", is expected to launch October 13 carrying two astronauts on a five day mission. [http:--www.rednova.com-news-space-250050-china_prepares_for_shenzhou_vi_space_flight_13_october_- (RedNova News)]date=July 2019