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World This Week: 12 May-18 May 2014

May 19, 2014 14:33 IST

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12 May 2014
• Kristin Lund of Norway becomes first-ever woman to head a UN Peacekeeping Force
• Donetsk and Luhansk leaders declare independence from Ukraine

13 May 2014
• Forbes Middle East releases the second edition of the List of Tops Indians in the Arab world 2014
• Shah Rukh Khan features on the cover page of magazine Forbes Middle East
• UN Envoy on Syria Lakhdar Brahimi resigns
• US Senate confirms Indira Talwani as federal judge in Massachusetts
• Former Israel PM Olmert sentenced to imprisonment in corruption case
• Google must amend search results on request: European Court

14 May 2014
• Largest diamond of World and Mughal necklace auctioned in Geneva
• Constitutional Scholar Sujit Choudhry appointed as Dean of UC Berkeley Law School
• Coal mine pit collapses in Soma, Turkey
• Qatar decides to abolish Sponsorship System for foreign workers
• Report on Health for the world’s adolescents released by WHO

15 May 2014
• President of Nigeria cancels the visit to Chibok
• Grant Flower named as Pakistan batting coach
• AIBA approved Boxing India as the new provisional member to represent India

16 May 2014
• Unique enzyme SOD discovered by CSIR to increase shelf life of fruits and vegetables
17 May 2014
• NASA Simulator successfully Recreated Space Dust

18 May 2014
• Swiss voters reject the Minimum Wage Initiative that introduced highest minimum wage in the World
• Novak Djokovic wins the Men's Italian Tennis Open 2014 for the third time
• Serena Williams wins the Women's Italian Tennis Open 2014 for the third time

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