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- Ratko Mladić arrives in The Hague, to be tried by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia on charges of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.
- Sepp Blatter is re-elected President of FIFA amid corruption allegations within association football's world governing body.
- The discovery of Halicephalobus mephisto, the deepest living land multicellular organism, is announced.
- Jack Kevorkian, an assisted suicide activist, physician, and convicted murderer, dies at the age of 83.
- During skirmishes between government forces and armed tribesmen in Sana'a, Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh is injured in an attack.
- In tennis, Li Na defeats Francesca Schiavone to win the 2011 French Open title in women's singles, becoming the first Asian player to win a grand slam.
- Senior Al-Qaeda operative Ilyas Kashmiri is killed by an American drone strike in Pakistan.
- Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh goes to Saudi Arabia for treatment, following an injury that occurred during an attack on the presidential palace amid a series of skirmishes between government forces and armed tribesmen in Sana'a.
- The Puyehue volcano erupts, forcing 3,500 people to evacuate.
- In tennis, Li Na wins the women's singles and Rafael Nadal wins the men's singles at the French Open.
- NATO begins employing attack helicopters for the first time in air operations over Libya.
- Nikola Gruevski, Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia retains his position for a third consecutive term in office.
- Israeli forces shoot at demonstrators along the Syrian–Golan Heights border, resulting in the deadliest clash in the Golan since 1973.
- RSA announces that SecurID was compromised, and starts the replacement of almost all 40 million SecurID tokens.
- An IUPAC committee acknowledges the discovery of the transuranium elements ununquadium and ununhexium.
- The Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft is launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, carrying a three-person crew to the International Space Station.
- Indian painter M. F. Husain dies in London at the age of 96.
- The Electronic Entertainment Expo 2011 closes, having featured the next generation in console systems.
- Thousands of Syrians flee to Turkey as Syrian troops lay siege to Jisr ash-Shugur.
- Senior al-Qaeda leader Fazul Abdullah Mohammed is killed by Somali soldiers in Mogadishu, Somalia.
- Marcel Fässler, André Lotterer and Benoît Tréluyer with Audi R18 TDI (pictured) win the 2011 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
- The Dallas Mavericks defeat the Miami Heat to win their first National Basketball Association championship (Finals MVP Dirk Nowitzki pictured).
- Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is elected into a third term, and the AK Party retains its seat majority in parliament.
- The Book of Mormon wins Best Musical and War Horse wins Best Play at the 65th Tony Awards.
- A Gay Girl In Damascus, a popular opposition blog during the 2011 Syrian uprising, is proven to be a hoax.
- Bahrain commences the trials of medical professionals who treated injured protesters during the popular uprising.
- In ice hockey, the Boston Bruins defeat the Vancouver Canucks in game seven to win the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1972.
- Let the Great World Spin, by Irish writer Colum McCann, wins the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
- Ayman al-Zawahiri is selected as the successor of leadership of al-Qaeda succeeding Osama bin Laden.
- Amid protests and deepening economic crisis, Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou submits a new cabinet for a vote of confidence.
- A series of ongoing flooding in China affects more than 10 million people and causes more than 3 billion USD in economic damages.
- Lebanese prime minister Najib Mikati appoints a new government.
- In response to the ongoing protests in Morocco, King Mohammed VI (pictured) announces constitutional reform proposals to be voted on in a referendum.
- In golf, Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland wins the 2011 U.S. Open.
- ICANN votes for an expansion of the available generic top-level domains, permitting the use of non-Latin characters.
- Former President of Tunisia Zine El Abidine Ben Ali (pictured) is sentenced for 35 years to jail in absentia.
- RusAir Flight 243 crashes in Petrozavodsk, Russia, killing 44 people.
- Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo resigns from his position as Prime Minister of Somalia.
- Ban Ki-moon wins a second term as the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
- Chinese artist and political activist Ai Weiwei (pictured) is released.
- James J. Bulger (pictured) is captured in Santa Monica, California, after 12 years on the U.S. FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List.
- Ending the South Kordofan conflict, the North and the South Sudan agree to demilitarize the contested area of Abyei.
- Geert Wilders, the leader of Dutch political party Party for Freedom, is acquitted of hate speech charges.
- The Nabro Volcano in Eritrea erupts, emitting the greatest quantity of sulfur dioxide ever recorded by satellite.
- The Bahraini government sentences eight pro-democracy activists to life imprisonment for their role in the uprising.
- AirAsia of Malaysia makes the largest single order in commercial aviation history with 200 Airbus A320neos.
- Former Rwandan minister Pauline Nyiramasuhuko is convicted of genocide by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.
- Mario Draghi is designated to become President of the European Central Bank.
- Actor Peter Falk, best known for playing the detective Columbo, dies aged 83.
- The International Criminal Court issues an arrest warrant for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi (pictured), accusing him of crimes against humanity during the ongoing civil war.
- New York becomes the sixth and largest U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage.
- Christine Lagarde is appointed as managing director of the International Monetary Fund, effective on 5 July.
- Amid heavy protests, the Greek parliament passes austerity measures in order to obtain the latest tranche of a 110 billion euro loan of the EFSF.
- Eighteen people are killed in a Taliban assault on the Hotel InterContinental in Kabul, Afghanistan.
- The 1318-km Beijing–Shanghai High-Speed Railway opens after 39 months of construction.
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