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May 31, “Women’s Revolt” in Amsterdam: wool house in churchyard.

1998

May 31, Singer Geri Halliwell, also known as “Ginger Spice” of the Spice Girls, confirmed she was leaving the group.

 

2006

May 31, Two Iraqi women were shot to death north of Baghdad after coalition forces fired on a vehicle that failed to stop at an observation post. Iraqi police and relatives said one of the women was about to give birth. Ali Jaafar (25), a sportscaster for state-run al-Iraqiya TV, was gunned down in a drive-by shooting near his home in southwestern Baghdad. A parked car packed with explosives hit

2011

May 31, Russian officials said the suspected triggerman in the 2006 killing of journalist Anna Politkovskaya had been arrested. Rustam Makhmudov was arrested in Chechnya and transferred to Moscow.

2012

May 31, In Thailand Aung San Suu Kyi used her first foreign trip in 24 years to fight for her Myanmar countrymen suffering abroad, millions of economic migrants unable to work at home but vulnerable to exploitation elsewhere.

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