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28 May
2016
Real Madrid defeated Atlético Madrid 5-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw at the end of extra time to win the UEFA Champions League for a record-extending 11th timeReal Madrid defeated Atlético Madrid 5-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw at the end of extra time to win the UEFA Champions League for a record-extending 11th time
1 year ago
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28 May
2014
Malcolm Glazer, U.S. businessman and sports team owner, died at age 85. He owned both Manchester United of England’s Premier League and American fooball team the Tampa Bay…Malcolm Glazer, U.S. businessman and sports team owner, died at age 85. He owned both Manchester United of England’s Premier League and American fooball team the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
3 years ago
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28 May
2014
Maya Angelou, U.S. author, poet and civil rights activist, died aged 86. One of America’s leading literary figures of the last 50 years, Angelou was best-known for her 1969…Maya Angelou, U.S. author, poet and civil rights activist, died aged 86. One of America’s leading literary figures of the last 50 years, Angelou was best-known for her 1969 memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, the first of seven autobiographies
3 years ago
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28 May
2011
Egypt lifted the blockade of Gaza, allowing Palestinian residents of the Gaza Strip to pass through the Rafah crossing. It marked the first break in the enforcement of Israel’s…Egypt lifted the blockade of Gaza, allowing Palestinian residents of the Gaza Strip to pass through the Rafah crossing. It marked the first break in the enforcement of Israel’s four-year blockade
6 years ago
28 May
2011
Barcelona beat Manchester United at Wembley to win the UEFA Champions League Final for a record fourth timeBarcelona beat Manchester United at Wembley to win the UEFA Champions League Final for a record fourth time
6 years ago
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28 May
2010
Islamist militants staged near-simultaneous attacks on two mosques packed with worshippers from the minority Ahmadi sect in the Pakistani city of Lahore, killing 86 people and…Islamist militants staged near-simultaneous attacks on two mosques packed with worshippers from the minority Ahmadi sect in the Pakistani city of Lahore, killing 86 people and wounding more than 120. The militant group Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility
7 years ago
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28 May
2010
Suspected Maoist rebels derailed an overnight passenger train in eastern India, triggering a crash with an oncoming cargo train that killed 148 people and injured over 100 more,…Suspected Maoist rebels derailed an overnight passenger train in eastern India, triggering a crash with an oncoming cargo train that killed 148 people and injured over 100 more, many critically. Police said rebels sabotaged the track, causing the Kolkata-Mumbai passenger train to derail in West Bengal, throwing five of its carriages into the path of an oncoming goods train. The area is known to be a stronghold of Maoist-inspired Naxalite insurgents. The shadowy group has an estimated 20,000 combatants and operates across a “red corridor,” comprising nearly a third of India’s 630 districts. In 2009 it staged more than 1,000 attacks, killing 600 people
7 years ago
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28 May
2010
Contributions from Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland allowed the World Bank to cancel $36…Contributions from Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland allowed the World Bank to cancel $36 million of Haiti’s remaining debt following January’s devastating earthquake
7 years ago
28 May
2009
South Korean and U.S. troops were put on higher alert after North Korea announced it was scrapping the armistice that halted the Korean War in 1953South Korean and U.S. troops were put on higher alert after North Korea announced it was scrapping the armistice that halted the Korean War in 1953
8 years ago
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28 May
2009
U.S. President Barack Obama, hoping to revive Middle East peace negotiations, met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The meeting came after Israel rebuffed a strong plea…U.S. President Barack Obama, hoping to revive Middle East peace negotiations, met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The meeting came after Israel rebuffed a strong plea from Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to stop all construction in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank
8 years ago
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28 May
2009
A suicide bombing at the prominent Shi’ite Amir al-Mohini mosque in the southeast Iranian city of Zahedan killed 20 people. The attack took place during a public holiday marking…A suicide bombing at the prominent Shi’ite Amir al-Mohini mosque in the southeast Iranian city of Zahedan killed 20 people. The attack took place during a public holiday marking the death of Prophet Muhammad’s daughter, Fatima
8 years ago
28 May
2008
The royal standard was lowered from the palace in Kathmandu as Nepal was declared a republic following the abolition of its 240-year-old Hindu monarchyThe royal standard was lowered from the palace in Kathmandu as Nepal was declared a republic following the abolition of its 240-year-old Hindu monarchy
9 years ago
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28 May
2008
A fossil fish discovered in Australia provided the oldest-known example of a mother giving birth to live young. The 380 million-year-old specimen was preserved with an embryo still…A fossil fish discovered in Australia provided the oldest-known example of a mother giving birth to live young. The 380 million-year-old specimen was preserved with an embryo still attached by its umbilical cord
9 years ago
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28 May
2008
Engineers announced that Italy’s famous Leaning Tower of Pisa had stopped moving for the first time in its 800-year history, and would remain stable for another 200 years. It…Engineers announced that Italy’s famous Leaning Tower of Pisa had stopped moving for the first time in its 800-year history, and would remain stable for another 200 years. It took the team more than 10 years to stabilise the tower by extracting some 70 tonnes of earth from the northern side to encourage the tower to right itself. The tower continued to move towards a more upright position when the work finished, but now, seven years later and 48cm (19in) straighter, hi-tech monitors embedded in the soil beneath its foundations and in the tower itself showed it had stabilised completely
9 years ago
28 May
2007
Japanese Minister of Agriculture Toshikatsu Matsuoka committed suicide, apparently over a financial scandalJapanese Minister of Agriculture Toshikatsu Matsuoka committed suicide, apparently over a financial scandal
10 years ago
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28 May
2007
The British Government submitted a formal request to the Russian Government for the extradition of ex-KGB agent Andrei Lugovoi to face charges over the murder of his former…The British Government submitted a formal request to the Russian Government for the extradition of ex-KGB agent Andrei Lugovoi to face charges over the murder of his former colleague Alexander Litvinenko in November 2006. Lugovoi met Litvinenko at a London hotel only hours before Litvinenko became ill with polonium-210 poisoning, but repeatedly denied any involvement in a case which threatened to cast a Cold War shadow over relations with Britain
10 years ago
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28 May
2007
Football’s governing body, FIFA, banned international matches from being played at more than 2,500m (8,200ft) above sea level, citing concerns over players’ health and possible…Football’s governing body, FIFA, banned international matches from being played at more than 2,500m (8,200ft) above sea level, citing concerns over players’ health and possible distortion of competition. The ruling was greeted with dismay in Latin America, notably in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, where several national stadia were located high in the Andes
10 years ago
28 May
2005
Prime Minister Hama Amadou of Niger requested emergency food aid for his poverty-stricken country, decimated by drought and the 2004 locust plaguePrime Minister Hama Amadou of Niger requested emergency food aid for his poverty-stricken country, decimated by drought and the 2004 locust plague
12 years ago
28 May
2004
Iyad Allawi, a member of Iraq’s Governing Council, was named prime minister of the incoming interim government of Iraq, due to assume power in late JuneIyad Allawi, a member of Iraq’s Governing Council, was named prime minister of the incoming interim government of Iraq, due to assume power in late June
13 years ago
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28 May
2004
The last span of the Millau viaduct in France, the world’s highest road bridge, was completed. Soaring 270m above the River Tarn in the Massif Central mountains, it was opened…The last span of the Millau viaduct in France, the world’s highest road bridge, was completed. Soaring 270m above the River Tarn in the Massif Central mountains, it was opened the following December
13 years ago
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28 May
2003
The U.S. Congress signed a tax bill presented by President George Bush, though with significant modifications. Bush had asked for $726 billion in cuts; the final total approved was…The U.S. Congress signed a tax bill presented by President George Bush, though with significant modifications. Bush had asked for $726 billion in cuts; the final total approved was $318 billion over 10 years. Critics complained that millions of lower-income people would not benefit from the package, which reduced tax rates for upper and middle income taxpayers
14 years ago
28 May
2003
President Alejandro Toledo declared a state of emergency in Peru as strikes and protests crippled the countryPresident Alejandro Toledo declared a state of emergency in Peru as strikes and protests crippled the country
14 years ago
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28 May
2002
NATO leaders meeting in Rome signed an agreement admitting Russia as a type of affiliate member. Russia did not formally join the 19-member organisation but was offered a seat at…NATO leaders meeting in Rome signed an agreement admitting Russia as a type of affiliate member. Russia did not formally join the 19-member organisation but was offered a seat at the table to discuss common issues such as terrorism
15 years ago
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28 May
2000
Alberto Fujimori was relected president of Peru amid claims that the voting had been rigged; up to 80,000 people took part in street protests against his reelection in the capital,…Alberto Fujimori was relected president of Peru amid claims that the voting had been rigged; up to 80,000 people took part in street protests against his reelection in the capital, Lima
17 years ago
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