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What Happened on 01 June 2015

Israel: Stone-throwers face 10 years in jail under new bill

Protesters throwing stones at moving vehicles in Israel face up to 10 years in jail after a… Read More.

US citizens held hostage by Houthi rebels in Yemen: reports

Several American citizens are being held by the Shia Houthi rebel group in conflict-hit Yemen, media reports… Read More.

China: Ban on pubic smoking comes into effect in Beijing

A ban on public smoking in Beijing has come into effect following the introduction of new legislation.… Read More.

East Africa's leaders urge Burundi's president to delay polls

Leaders of East African nations have urged Burundi's president Pierre Nkurunziza to postpone polls due in June. They also said… Read More.

China's services sector growth cooled in May, data reveal

The services sector growth in China cooled in May, official data have revealed. The purchasing managers’ index… Read More.

Cycling: Spain's Alberto Contador wins second Giro d'Italia title

Spain’s Alberto Contador has won his second Giro d'Italia title. The 32-year-old, who will now attempt to win this year's… Read More.

French Open: Tsonga, Ivanovic advance to quarter-finals

Backed by a charged-up home crowd, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga advanced to the quarter-final of the French Open after defeating Tomas Berdych… Read More.