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South Korea

The South Korean Navy destroyer "Mummu the Great" and the U.S. Navy cruiser "Gettysburg" capture 17 suspected Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden.


Chinese Communist Party General Secretary Zhao Ziyang's secret memoirs about the 1989 protests in Tiananmen Square are published.

Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda

The Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda kill at least 90 people in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

North Korea

North Korea announces that arrested American journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling will be tried on June 4.

North Korea said on Thursday it would put two U.S. journalists it arrested in March on trial on June 4, ratcheting up tension with Washington after a rocket launch and a threat to conduct a nuclear test.


Burma charges National League for Democracy General Secretary Aung San Suu Kyi for violating her house arrest.


Chrysler terminates 789 dealerships throughout the United States.