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May 20th, 2009
World Links: Irish Inquiry Finds Endemic Abuse at Catholic Institutions, Chad Troops Gather on Sudan's Border

Iran test fires a surface-to-surface missile with a range of 1,200 miles, capable of striking Israel.

A nine-year inquiry into the Catholic Church in Ireland reports systemic child abuse over the past sixty years.

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden faces protests by hard line Serbian Nationalists as he arrives in Belgrade.

Chad’s military forces gather on the Sudanese border in advance of a planned incursion to intercept rebels, Sudan threatens Chad troops with annihilation.

The Burmese government allows a limited number of reporters and diplomats to attend Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial for breaching the terms of her house arrest. The EU plans to pressure China for Suu Kyi’s release.

An Indonesian Air Force C-130 cargo airplane crashes with over 100 passengers, at least 93 are dead.

The International Committee of the Red Cross halts humanitarian aid activities to Sri Lanka as the Sri Lankan government arrests three Tamil doctors relied upon by the media for reports on civilian casualties.

43,000 Somalis flee Mogadishu as fighting between the Somali government and the opposition Al-Shabaab and Hisb-ul-Islam groups intensifies.

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