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WON The FA Cup by Chelsea, for the third time in four years. The vic­tory at Wem­b­ley gave Chelsea its sev­enth over­all FA Cup, ahead of the al­limpor­tant Cham­pi­ons’ League final in Mu­nich. RE­LEASED For­mer The Daily Tele­graph owner Con­rad Black, af­ter serv­ing a three- year prison term for fraud and ob­struc­tion of jus­tice in the US. He was con­victed of con­spir­ing to siphon off cash from the il­le­gal sale of news­pa­pers. FREED Sukma Col­lec­tor Alex Paul Menon, af­ter 12 days of be­ing held hostage by Maoists. The 32- year- old IAS of­fi­cer was fi­nally handed over to two me­di­a­tors rep­re­sent­ing the Maoists at Tad­metla, Ch­hat­tis­garh. LAUNCHED Re- elec­tion cam­paign by Barack Obama, for the US pres­i­den­tial elec­tions slated later this year. He chose Virginia and Ohio to stage his first two ral­lies. SWORN IN Vladimir Putin, as pres­i­dent of Rus­sia for the third time amid wide­spread protests and ac­cu­sa­tions of the elec­tion process be­ing rigged.



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