Portal:Current events/2012 May 19

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Armed conflicts and attacks
Arts and culture
  • At least 20 people are killed in an explosion in a road tunnel being constructed in central China. (BBC)
  • At least two people are killed and 17 others are injured when a rally car plows through a crowd of spectators in the Var region of southern France. (BBC) (Al Jazeera)
International relations
  • Retired American psychiatrist Robert Spitzer apologises for his "fatally flawed" study, published in 2001, which falsely lent credence to the myth that gay people could be "cured". (The Guardian)