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Nick Clegg, David Cameron and Gordon Brown at VE Day celebrations
Britain's third party discusses a power-sharing offer from the Conservatives, after an inconclusive UK election.
Passengers wait at Vigo airport 5.5.10 Map locator
Hundreds of flights are disrupted in Spain after 19 airports close as an ash cloud from the Icelandic volcano hits the country's north.
A Staten Island ferry in New York crashes into a pier and injures 60 people on board, though none of them seriously, officials say.
US Middle East envoy George Mitchell and Palestinian Authority President in Ramallah (7 May 2010) Harrods
Palestinian leaders in the West Bank back indirect negotiations with Israel, more than a year since peace talks broke off.
Upmarket London department store Harrods is sold by Mohammed Al Fayed for about $2.2bn to Qatar's investment arm.
Bishop Walter Mixa Gay pride parade march in Vilnius, Lithuania 8/5/10
Pope Benedict accepts the resignation of German Bishop Walter Mixa, who has been accused of hitting children.
Police fire tear gas as opponents of Lithuania's first gay pride parade throw stones and fireworks at marchers.
A crane lowers the containment device in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana, 6 May 2010 The prosecutor for the International Criminal Court Luis Moreno Ocampo, left, stands next to Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga as he addresses the media at the office of the President in Nairobi, Kenya (5 Nov 2009)
A deadly blast on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico was caused by exploding methane gas, US media reports.
A top international prosecutor has flown into Kenya to investigate the country's post-election violence.

White Elephants Snubbed by Junta

Three albino elephants that were celebrated during the rule of Gen Khin Nyunt are being ignored by the current military top brass.

Campbell Visit in Question

Unless given permission to meet Suu Kyi, NLD leaders and ethnic representatives, US Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell may cancel his visit to Burma.

US Senate Urges Review of Burma Policy

The US senate unanimously calls for the Obama administration to review its policy of engagement with the Burmese junta.

Thai Gov't Warns of Violence if Protests Persist

Thailand's government warned “Red Shirt” protesters that more violence could erupt if the entrenched demonstrations. The warning came in the wake of double nighttime attacks that killed two policemen and wounded 13 people.

Noynoy Aquino Tipped to Win Philippine Election

Depicted as a run-off between a saint, a CEO and a faded movie star, the Philippines election is being overshadowed by worries over a computerized vote-counting system.

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