the Context


Two hundred thousand people attend the funeral of Dera Sach Khand leader Sant Ramanand Dass in Jalandhar, Punjab, India.

Around two lakh devotees, many of them in tears, attended the funeral of Dera Sachkhand Ballan leader Sant Ramanand Dass, 57, whose murder in Vienna last month triggered riots in Punjab and Haryana.

Hong Kong

150,000 people assemble in Hong Kong, China, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the massacre in Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989.


Linguistic analysis confirms that American astronaut Neil Armstrong did not say the article "a" in the phrase "one small step for a man" when he walked on the Moon on July 20, 1969.


Australian Minister for Defense Joel Fitzgibbon resigns.

Republic of Ireland

Irish Minister for Education and Science Batt O'Keeffe apologises for the postponement of a Leaving Certificate Examination.

An inquiry has begun into the security breach which forced the postponement of today's Leaving Cert English Paper Two.

European Union

The European Union's parliamentary election commences in the Netherlands and United Kingdom.

U.S. President

The President of the United States, Barack Obama, addresses the Muslim world in Cairo, Egypt.


England conducts local elections in 27 county councils and five unitary authorities.


Two laptop computers that contain personal information on Northern Ireland's 30,000 civil servants are stolen from the Department of Finance and Personnel in Belfast.

The personal details of thousands of civil servants were on laptop computers stolen during a break-in at government offices in Northern Ireland.