In Pics: What happened across the world on May 29

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Bangalore, May 29: An explosion on an oil tanker off the Japanese coast set off a huge fire on Thursday and left the vessel's captain missing. Rescuers saved seven crew members but were unable to locate the captain. 

Meanwhile, Russia's Maria Sharapova defeated Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova during the second round match of the French Open tennis tournament.

In other news, in a broad defense of his foreign policy, Barack Obama declared that the U.S. remains the world's most indispensable nation, even after a "long season of war."

OneIndia News brings to you news from across the world in pictures.

Japanese oil tanker explodes

Black smoke rises from Shoko Maru, a 998-ton tanker, after it exploded in waters off Himeji port, western Japan on Thursday morning.

Maya Angelou dies at the age of 86

Poet and author Maya Angelou died at the age of 86.

Soyuz-FG rocket takes off

The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-13M space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.

Candidates graduate from U.S. Military Academy

President Barack Obama arrives to a graduation and commissioning ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy in N.Y.

Sharapova defeats Pironkova

Russia's Maria Sharapova blows a kiss to the public after defeating Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova during the second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium.

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