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Somali President Sharif Ahmed requests international aid in combating Islamic militants.


Singapore's consumer price index decreased by 1.5% in April, its largest recorded decline.

North Korea

North Korea conducts its second nuclear test.

North Korea's state media has confirmed the communist state has conducted a nuclear weapons test.

Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj

Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj of the Democratic Party is elected as President of Mongolia.

United Kingdom

Nine United Kingdom Cabinet ministers have been implicated in Parliament's expenses scandal.

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer is among nine cabinet members who allegedly used taxpayers' money to pay for personal accountancy advice.