The month of May was different from others in more ways than one. The final moments of Air France Flight 447 was made public, Osama bin Laden was finally shot dead, Harold Camping's Doomsday prediction fell flat on its face and Fukushima nuclear radiation leak caused global concern.

International Business Times (San Francisco) has compiled the very best and most popular stories that made May the hottest month in more ways than one.

Click on the slideshow to see what stories grabbed the headlines in the month of May.