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Eddie Bauer

Eddie Bauer, the well-known retailer of outdoor apparel, filed for bankruptcy in a U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware.

Outdoor apparel retailer Eddie Bauer Holdings Inc filed for bankruptcy for the second time in six years and said it would seek court approval to sell its assets to private equity firm CCMP Capital for $202 million.

Bord Gáis

A laptop containing unencrypted bank account details of 75,000 Bord Gáis customers is stolen in Dublin.

A laptop containing bank account details of 75,000 Bord Gáis customers has been stolen in Dublin.


NASA defers the launch of Space Shuttle "Endeavour" for a second time until July.


The Peruvian government is to revoke land laws that resulted in deadly clashes with indigenous protesters in the Amazon.


Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meets with Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari.


Maoist fighters kill 3 members of the ruling Communist Party in West Bengal.


Seventeen people, including the head of Mogadishu's police force, are killed in fighting between the Transitional Federal Government and al-Shabaab.


Burma's Supreme Court accepts an appeal by lawyers for National League for Democracy General Secretary Aung San Suu Kyi on whether to allow more defense witnesses to testify at her trial.


Over 100 Romanians flee their homes in Belfast after being attacked.

Martin McGuinness has described racist attacks on a group of Romanian families in Belfast as a 'totally shameful episode'.

Mir-Hossein Mousavi

Mir-Hossein Mousavi calls for a day of mourning and rallies after several people die in protests following the presidential election.

The Iranian soccer team made a political statement in World Cup qualifying, but will have to wait and see if they still have a chance of advancing to the 2010 tournament in South Africa.

United States

United States President Barack Obama extends some benefits to the same-sex partners of federal government workers.

Kitty Ussher

Kitty Ussher resigns as Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury and announces that she will stand down as Member of Parliament for Burnley at the next general election following involvement in the United Kingdom Parliamentary expenses scandal.

Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI warns traditionalist Catholic organisation Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) not to go ahead with plans to ordain more than 30 priests on June 19 and 27, saying the move could incur disciplinary action.