the Context


The Portuguese frigate "Corte-Real" confiscates explosives from Somali pirates during an attempted hijacking.

Supreme Court Associate Justice

Associate Justice David Souter announces he will retire from the United States Supreme Court in June.

Executive officer

Three executives of Allied Irish Banks resign.

Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy becomes the United Kingdom's first female Poet Laureate.


The man who attacked the Netherlands' Royal Family on Queen's Day dies.

The car driver who had sought to ram the Dutch royal family but killed five onlookers has died from his injuries.


The Pakistani Army kills approximately 60 Taliban militants during Operation Black Thunder.


Police and protesters battle during May Day demonstrations in Germany, Greece, and Turkey.