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What happend on May 15th 2010

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US Church ordains lesbian bishop

Saturday 15th of May 2010, 3:12
related countries: United States United States

The US Episcopal Church ordains an openly lesbian bishop in a move likely to add to turmoil in the Anglican Communion.
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BP chief backs future of drilling

Saturday 15th of May 2010, 4:30
related countries: Mexico Mexico

BP's boss says the Gulf of Mexico disaster should not end deep-water oil drilling but admits it is a "transforming event".
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Cuban journalist freed on appeal

Saturday 15th of May 2010, 7:03
related countries: Cuba Cuba

A Cuban appeal court quashes the jail sentence given to dissident writer Dania Garcia and gives her a minor fine instead.
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Diet of despair

Saturday 15th of May 2010, 7:43
related countries: India India

Indian villagers eat mud as food fails to reach them
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Live - Monaco Grand Prix qualifying

Saturday 15th of May 2010, 8:28
related countries: Monaco Monaco

Red Bull's Mark Webber qualifies on pole for the Monaco GP.
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China school attacker faces death

Saturday 15th of May 2010, 9:01
related countries: China China

A Chinese court sentences a man to death for knifing 29 children and three teachers at a kindergarten.
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Thai violence claims more lives

Saturday 15th of May 2010, 9:05
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Thai troops clash with protesters in Bangkok on a third day of violence that has killed at least 16 people.
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Warning over Kyrgyzstan violence

Saturday 15th of May 2010, 9:50
related countries: Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan's interim government pledges to bring to justice those responsible for deadly clashes in Jalalabad.
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'New trial' over Corfu gas deaths

Saturday 15th of May 2010, 10:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The father of two British children who died from carbon monoxide poisoning in Corfu in 2006 says he has won a retrial of the case.
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The soldier who saved Sierra Leone

Saturday 15th of May 2010, 11:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Allan Little reveals how a little-known British officer changed the fate of a nation.
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Balkan whirl

Saturday 15th of May 2010, 11:01
related countries: Turkey Turkey

On the trail of the dragon-slaying dervish saint
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Made in heaven

Saturday 15th of May 2010, 11:01
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

What makes New Zealand a lifestyle superpower?
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'Mass kidnap' in north Pakistan

Saturday 15th of May 2010, 11:54
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least 60 people are abducted by suspected militants in Pakistan's volatile north-west tribal region, police say.
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Libya plane crash boy flies home

Saturday 15th of May 2010, 13:13
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Libya Libya

The Dutch boy who was the only survivor of a plane crash in Libya that killed 103 people arrives back in the Netherlands.
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Troops take Darfur rebel bastion

Saturday 15th of May 2010, 13:41
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Sudan's military says it has killed more than 100 rebels to seize control of their stronghold in the western region of Darfur.
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Ed Miliband joins UK Labour leader battle

Saturday 15th of May 2010, 13:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ed Miliband joins the race to be the next Labour Party leader - a contest in which he will stand against his brother David.
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Karzai first to see new UK PM

Saturday 15th of May 2010, 14:12
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Afghan President Hamid Karzai flies to London for talks with the new UK Prime Minister David Cameron.
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'US culture'

Saturday 15th of May 2010, 14:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Charlotte

Proud gun-owners display wares at NRA convention
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Heating up

Saturday 15th of May 2010, 14:36
related countries: United States United States

Insurgent campaigners on rise in US primaries
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Webber pips Kubica to Monaco pole

Saturday 15th of May 2010, 15:44
related countries: Monaco Monaco

Red Bull's Mark Webber produces a superb display in qualifying to snatch pole position from Renault's Robert Kubica in Monaco.
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Iran 'to release' French lecturer

Saturday 15th of May 2010, 15:59
related countries: France France, Iran Iran

A French academic accused of spying in Iran after its 2009 election, will be allowed to leave the country, her lawyer says.
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Former Indian VP Shekhawat dies

Saturday 15th of May 2010, 17:51
related countries: India India
related places: Jaipur

One of India's best known politicians, Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, dies in Jaipur at the age of 87.
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Ryanair fined over ash 'failings'

Saturday 15th of May 2010, 20:19
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Italy Italy

Italy fines Irish airline Ryanair 3m euros (£2.5m) for failing to help stranded passengers during the volcanic ash crisis.
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US demands BP spill clarification

Saturday 15th of May 2010, 20:48
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico

The US demands immediate clarification from BP over its commitment to pay costs for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Top Mexican politician 'missing'

Saturday 15th of May 2010, 21:13
related countries: Mexico Mexico

An influential former presidential candidate in Mexico goes missing amid "signs of violence", prosecutors say.
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Cricketers held in fraud inquiry

Saturday 15th of May 2010, 21:26
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria is one of two cricketers arrested in a UK investigation into match irregularities.
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Thai PM promises to end protest

Saturday 15th of May 2010, 22:57
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Thailand's PM Abhisit Vejjajiva says troops will "push forward" with an operation to end a huge protest in the heart of Bangkok.
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Sudan 'arrests opposition leader'

Saturday 15th of May 2010, 23:29
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Sudanese authorities arrest Islamist opposition leader Hassan al-Turabi, his family and senior members of his party say.
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HK in 'democracy' by-election

Saturday 15th of May 2010, 23:41
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

A by-election is under way in Hong Kong aimed at putting pressure on China to speed the move to full democracy.
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