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Current events of
June 5, 2013
Armed conflicts and attacks
2013 protests in Turkey
announces an investigation into police attacks on civilians with
in cities nationwide.
An image known as "The Lady in the Red Dress" showing a policeman in a gas mask hosing a woman with pepper spray becomes the defining image of Turkey's pro-democracy demonstrations thus far.
The Huffington Post
Following Turkish prime minister
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
's denunciation of
as a "menace to society", police arrest 25 people on charges relating to the use of
to speak ill of the government.
avoids the death penalty by pleading guilty to the murder of 16 Afghan civilians, including 9 children.
New York Times
After a long-running battle, Britain announces a compensation fund of £2,600 each for more than 5,000 survivors of the prison camps it operated across
in the 1950s.
Syrian civil war
of the strategic town of
, as rebels pull out.
In an official statement, the
congratulates the Syrian army and people for capturing Al-Qusayr.
Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal)
Fourteen people are killed at a fake security checkpoint manned by gunmen in western
Arts and culture
reveals that he nearly died after taking a cocktail of drugs and alcohol last year.
The Daily Telegraph
, who was jailed in December for six months without trial over his calls for reform in
, is released.
An 84-year-old woman from the U.S. state of
comes forward as the sole winner of the record-breaking $590 million
lottery drawing in May.
Bangladesh lifts a ban on
that had been in effect since September 2012.
is admitted to a
hospital for an exploratory operation.
's daughter, tries to commit suicide by cutting her wrists and overdosing on pills.
MSN Music Wonderwall
Business and economics
hits a 20-month low against the
United States dollar
United States International Trade Commission
is infringing on a
patent and bans the import of several popular Apple products.
International Monetary Fund
(IMF) says it underestimated the damage
would do to
begins operations in India.
Disasters and accidents
At least 44 people are killed by lightning in the Indian state of
during a severe storm.
22nd and Market building collapse
. A building collapse in
kills 6, wounds 13, and traps at least 10.
A fire in the
leads to large-scale evacuations and 47 injuries.
The Chinese government pledges to upgrade workplace safety in the aftermath of the
Jilin Baoyuanfeng Poultry Plant fire
which killed 120 people.
Health and environment
A second case of
in less than a week is confirmed in Australia, leading to fears of a possible outbreak of the rare disease.
Law and crime
United States v. Bradley Manning
The judge disallows discussion of
's motives for leaking classified material to
at this time.
Brian Madrid, who trained Manning, testifies that he ordered him to undergo "corrective training" for an unauthorized use of the phrase "top secret".
The jailing for two years of former
officer Paul Flattley, who sold information to
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
and a 15-year-old girl who died of an overdose, is revealed for the first time today, "legal reasons" having prevented its disclosure until now.
Politics and elections
is sworn in as the
Prime Minister of Pakistan
and calls for an end to
U.S. drone attacks
As the ongoing
Guantánamo Bay hunger strikes
enters its 120th day, the
United States House of Representatives
votes to keep the prison camp open.
Juan Ponce Enrile
resigns as the
President of the Senate of the Philippines
President pro tempore
assumes the position of interim Senate President until assumption of the
, who was mayor of
Tiananmen Square massacre
in 1989, dies at age 82.
New York Times
resigns his post as
U.S. National Security Advisor
and is replaced by
An Egyptian court sentences 43 non-profit workers who advocated for democracy, many of them foreigners, to prison.
Science and technology
A newly discovered fossil species,
, is described as the oldest known
to advance to the semi-finals of the
wins her match, setting up a showdown between her and Sharapova.
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