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Dozens of people are trapped in a collapsed hall in Leshan in the southwestern province of Sichuan in China.

G8 group of nations

Leaders of the G8 assemble in Rostock, Germany for the 33rd annual G8 summit to discuss primarily issues of climate change and international aid, but also U.S.-Russia tensions over an antimissile system in Europe.


During a weekly audience with Pope Benedict XVI, a man leaps over metal barriers, attempting to jump into the popemobile. He was promptly wrestled to the ground (without the Pope's even noticing) and was then taken into the custody of Vatican police.


Five people are acquitted of the 1982 murder of "God's Banker," Italian financier Roberto Calvi.


Armed forces from Turkey are reported to have crossed the border into Iraq, chasing Kurdish guerrillas a couple of miles in Iraqi territory. Other reports contradict this.


HIV drug Viracept is recalled in the UK after it is discovered that it has been contaminated with a substance that could cause cancer.

Anaheim Ducks

The Anaheim Ducks defeat the Ottawa Senators to win the Stanley Cup in five games.


Tens of thousands of people are evacuated from Oman as Cyclone Gonu arrives.