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FC Shakhtar Donetsk

FC Shakhtar Donetsk defeat SV Werder Bremen to win the final UEFA Cup.

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The Provincial Police of Woodstock, Ontario, Canada, charge two people with abducting and murdering Victoria Stafford.

Car bomb

A car bomb kills at least 34 people and injures 72 others in Baghdad, Iraq.

Republic of Ireland

Ireland's Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse concludes that the Roman Catholic Church and the Department of Education knew sexual abuse was "endemic" in boys’ institutions.


Japan's economy contracted by 4% during the first fiscal quarter of 2009.


Three civilians die during combat between Islamist insurgents and the African Union Mission in Mogadishu, Somalia.


Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond activates Whitelee Wind Farm, Europe's largest onshore wind farm.

International Security Assistance Force

The International Security Assistance Force reports that the Taliban are using white phosphorus in the Afghanistan War.

The Globe and Mail

"The Globe and Mail" refutes portions of former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney's testimony about his relationship with German arms dealer Karlheinz Schreiber.

Indonesian Air Force

An Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft crashes in Java, Indonesia, killing at least 98 people.

An Indonesian military transport plane carrying 110 passengers and crew crashed and burst into flames in East Java on Wednesday, killing at least 98 people on board and on the ground, officials said.


Iran launches a Sajjil-2 medium-range surface-to-surface missile.

South East Queensland

South East Queensland, Australia, is declared a natural disaster zone, following flooding.

Flood-hit south-east Queensland has been declared a natural disaster zone after the death of a man on the Gold Coast this afternoon.

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom's House of Lords suspends Thomas Taylor and Peter Truscott until November for misconduct.