On the 63rd anniversary of "Nakba," a term used by Palestinians in reference to the establishment of Israel in 1948, violence erupted between protesters and Israeli forces, with at least 10 dead and hundreds wounded. Speculation has arisen that the clashes are indicative of the "Arab spring" heading to Israel.
Mississippi River flooding this spring is likely to affect crops in at least five U.S. states, as well as have a heavy impact on local casinos, and oil production. Monetary estimates are considered incomplete, but the cost of the floods could wind up in the billions of dollars, experts said.
Thousands of Egyptians gathered in Tahrir Square calling for national unity, and solidarity with the Palestinians as they mark the "Nakba" or "catastrophe" which they call the establishment of the Israeli state in 1948.
Pakistan's Taliban claimed their first major strike in revenge for Osama bin Laden's death as at least 70 people were killed in the attack on paramilitary police outside the main training center in Shabqadar, about 19 miles north of Peshawa.
The Players Championship on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida will be remembered mostly for Tiger Woods' early departure from the tournament, citing a left knee and left achilles injury he said he suffered hitting his drive off the first tee.
With the capture of Tripoli and continued success, as slow as it may be at times, the rebel forces in Libya have achieved a series of military and diplomatic victories over the past several months following after the Arab Spring.
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