* China: Officials callously defended the government’s role in 1989’s brutal crackdown of protesters at Tiananmen Square.
* U.S.: Good news – 431,000 jobs were created last month. Bad news – 95% of those posts were for temporary employment.
* Nigeria: At least 163 people died since March as a result of illegal gold mining.
* Japan: New Prime Minister Naoto Kan has a daunting task ahead of him if he wants to fulfill his promise of “rebuilding” Japan.
Image – The Guardian (“A Chinese man stands in front of a line of tanks heading east on Beijing's Cangan Blvd., in Tiananmen Square on 5 June 1989.”)
Online Sources- The Telegraph, BBC News, MSNBC, AP