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Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown becomes the Leader of the Labour Party, replacing Prime Minister Tony Blair. Brown will replace Blair on 27 June.

Ali Hassan al-Majid

Ali Hassan al-Majid, better known as "Chemical Ali," is sentenced to death for his role in killing 180,000 Kurds under Saddam Hussein.

Relatives of the victims of the man known as Chemical Ali are calling for him to be executed at one of the villages where he committed his crimes.

Mauricio Macri

Mauricio Macri, a member of the National Congress of Argentina and president of Boca Juniors, is elected as the Chief of Government of Buenos Aires.


More than 200 people die in accidents related to storms in Karachi, Pakistan.


A roadside bomb hits a United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon patrol, killing six Spanish-speaking peacekeepers (three of whom were Colombian) and injuring two others.