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World This Week : 28 May–3 June 2012


A compilation of all the important topics and events of the week is given here. Update your Current Affairs Weekly with our World This Week.
28 May, 2012
• U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria Kofi Annan visited Syria
• The chief of Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami party, Motiur Rahman Nizami, was indicted on 16 charges of crimes against humanity committed during the nation's liberation War in 1971
• Two Tibetans set themselves on fire near an important Tibetan Buddhist monastery at the heart of Lhasa, in the first self-immolation protests reported in the capital city of the Tibet Autonomous Region
29 May, 2012
• Sarabjeet Singh, the Indian death row prisoner lodged in a Pakistani jail for the past 22 years, filed his fifth mercy petition
• Exploratory talks for trade in petroleum products between oil companies of India and Pakistan concluded in Islamabad
• A powerful earthquake killed at least 15 people after it rocked a swath of northern Italy
30 May, 2012
• Britain's Supreme Court dismissed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's appeal against extradition to Sweden to face allegations of sexual assault
• Myamar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi visited Thailand, in her first foreign visit since 1988
• Mitt Romney won the Republican nomination for the 2012 US Presidential elections
31 May, 2012
• Russia's President Vladimir Putin met with world chess champion Viswanathan Anand and runner-up Boris Gelfand over a cup of tea in his residence
• Israel handed over the remains of 91 Palestinians killed during anti-Israeli attacks
1 June, 2012
• A white man accused of murdering the Indian student Anuj Bidve in a suspected racist attack in Salford, Greater Manchester, last December admitted killing him but denied murder
• Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina voiced her strong resolve to work together with India for mutual development
• The beleaguered Pakistan People's Party-led coalition government tabled its fifth budget making history by becoming the first democratically-elected dispensation to present five consecutive budgets
2 June, 2012
• Russia backed the Syrian government's stand on massacre in the region of Houla saying the bloodshed was the result of foreign assistance to rebels
• A Chinese intelligence official detained on suspicions of spying for the United States
• U.S. Defence Secretary Leon Panetta visited India. His visit to New Delhi would focus on building a strong security relationship with India
3 June, 2012
• At least 153 people on board an aircraft killed when the plane crashed into a building in a residential area of Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos
• US Drone strike killed 9 militants in Pakistan