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.
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.
"Nakba" means "the day of catastrophe" in Arabic. Thousands of Palestinians gathered to remember the 63nd anniversary of the birth of the state of Israel, which left hundreds of thousands of Palestinians refugees in 1948.
Clashes between Muslims and Christians left Church destroyed, at least 10 people dead and 186 others wounded, in Cairo. The clashes began over an apparent relationship between a Coptic Christian woman and a Muslim man, amid reports that the woman was being held inside Virgin Mary church against her will and prevented from converting to Islam.
Supporters of a Pakistani religious group Jamaat-e-Islami held an anti-American rally in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 6, 2011. Osama bin Laden was killed by a U.S. special forces in a secret operation on Monday, in a house in Abbottabad.
United States President Barack Obama visits ground zero and speaks to members of the FDNY at Engine 54 Fire House which sustained the largest casualties during the September 11 attacks, losing fifteen firefighters.
The reconciliation agreement was signed between rival factions, Hamas and Fatah, in Cairo, Egypt, on May 4, 2011. The reconciliation agreement ends four years of hostile division between Hamas and Fatah and paves the way for a Palestinian general elections next year.
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