Dated: Notable events from last week!

by Ifreke Inyang

6 June, 2011

The former IMF head, Dominique Strauss-Kahn was heckled by hotel workers in New York as he appeared briefly in court to deny sexual assault of a hotel maid.

6 June, 2011

Two gangsters wrongly accused of schoolboy Damilola Taylor’s murder received a £70,000 payout for “hurt feelings”.  Damilola’s dad Richard slammed the “insulting” award – which is seven times the compensation the tragic ten-year-old’s family received.

7 June, 2011

Sony took the wraps off its PlayStation Vita handheld. The company also apologised for the recent hacker attacks on PlayStation Network.

8 June, 2011

The London 2012 Olympic torch was unveiled as a slim three-sided form of perforated golden metal, light enough for young torchbearers to carry.

8 June, 2011

A European court overturned an asset freeze imposed on the second wife of ousted Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo, Nadiany Bamba.

9 June, 2011

Celebrated Indian artist MF Husain died in a London hospital aged 95 after years of self-imposed exile.

9 June, 2011

England football star, Ashley Young yesterday called off his wedding – just two days before the £200,000 ceremony. The Aston Villa ace – negotiating a £20million move to Manchester United – was due to marry sweetheart Nicky Pike tomorrow.

10 June, 2011

After months of squabbling that angered donors and jeopardised gains from Islamists, rival Somali government leaders agreed to delay elections for a year.

11 June, 2011

A website for gay Kenyans was launched in the capital, Nairobi, to help the country’s small openly homosexual community cope with discrimination.

11 June, 2011

Entertainment legend Bruce Forsyth was knighted in a list which also recognised Oscar winner Colin Firth, the Ashes heroes and hundreds of unsung heroes.

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