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06-01 GM enters bankruptcy protection New York
C. 06-01 Air France plane crashed Northeastern Brazil
3. 06-04 Obama speaks of tensions with Muslims Egypt
4. 06-04 Minister quits, calls for Brown's resignation London
F. 06-05 29 children die in day care center fire Hermosillo, North Mexico
6. 06-07 Center-right does well in EU poll European Union
7. 06-07 Pro-West bloc retains control Lebanon
I. 06-09 First Gitmo detainee arrives in U.S. New York

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  GM enters bankruptcy protection
Jun.1   New York
  Car giant General Motors has filed for bankruptcy protection, marking the biggest failure of an industrial company in US history
 General Motors had seen its losses widen following a steep fall in sales in recent years. US government expected to take a 60% stake in the company
  Northeastern Brazil
  The Airbus A330-200 with 228 people aboard reported electrical problems in stormy weather before it lost contact
 The plane sent an automatic message signaling an electric circuit failure as it hit turbulence
 Brazil  Atlantic searched for lost plane  North Korea  N Korea 'names Kim's successor' Jun.2  Brazil  Plane searchers spot ocean debris Jun.3  Saudi Arabia  Obama arrived in Saudi Arabia  Paris  Plane's recorders may never be found  Washington  US presses China over Tiananmen Jun.4   Egypt   Obama speaks of tensions with Muslims   President Obama is offering a hand of friendship to Islam and addressing an array of quandaries and conflicts dividing the two cultures  Hong Kong  Hong Kong holds Tiananmen vigil  Thailand  Kung Fu star Carradine found dead   London Minister quits, calls for Brown's resignation  Cuba  Cuba rejects OAS membership  Brazil  Debris found not from Air France plane Jun.5  Peru  Deadly clashes in Peru's Amazon  Washington  Ex-US official, wife charged as Cuba spies   North Mexico 29 children die in day care center fire Jun.6  France  Leaders' tribute to D-Day heroes  Paris  Kuznetsova wins French Open over Safina  Baghdad  U.S. contractors held in Green Zone killing Jun.7  Paris  Federer claims historic French Open win  Northeastern Brazil  Bodies found from missing Air France plane  Mexico  Deadly gun battle rocks Acapulco   European Union Center-right does well in EU poll   North Korea Reporters get 12-year terms in N. Korea   Lebanon Pro-West bloc retains control Jun.8  London  Pressure on PM as another minister quits  Northeastern Brazil  Air France tail section recovered  Nigeria  Shell to pay $15.5 million to settle claims Jun.9   New York First Gitmo detainee arrives in U.S.  Peshawar  Bomb rips through hotel  Northeastern Brazil  Air France bodies returned to land Jun.10  Iran  Iran row fires campaign's end  UN Security Council  UN agrees on tougher N. Korea sanctions  Washington  Shooting at Holocaust museum  Italy  Italy and France 'failing Africa' Jun.11   Global   WHO declares swine flu pandemic
  The World Health Organization raised the alert to its highest level, saying the virus has spread to enough countries to be considered a global pandemic.    30,000 cases globally and 141 deaths with figures rising daily. The swine flu virus is spreading in ...
 Afghanistan  Afghanistan attacks 'at new high' Jun.12  Iran  Huge turnout in presidential poll  Lahore  Bomb kills senior cleric   Iran   Ahmadinejad has large lead in election  Defying many predictions, Iranian President held a commanding lead in the presidential vote. With 70% of votes counted, Ahmadinejad has 66%  UN Security Council  U.N. tightens sanctions on North Korea  Detroit  Pittsburgh Penguins win Stanley Cup Jun.13   Tehran Election protests turn violent
Map of Tehran Iran
  Ahmadinejad declaration as the winner of presidential election brought thousands of supporters of the rival Moussavi onto the streets
 Moussavi supporters are crying foul as street clashes have erupted in the aftermath of the polls Protesters and riot police engaged in running battles, with stones thrown, and people shouting 'death to the dictatorship'
 Iran  Ahmadinejad defiant on 'free' Iran poll Jun.14   Jerusalem PM calls for demilitarized Palestinian state  Tehran  Hatred, chaos and savage beatings  Florida  Bryant leads Lakers to 15th championship Jun.15  Tehran  Shots fired at huge protest Jun.16  Tehran  Mass opposition rally Jun.18   New Jersey Jetliner lands safely after pilot dies  Tehran  Iranians take to streets in mourning march  North Korea  N. Korea ship may be carrying weapons  Myanmar  Suu Kyi turns 64 in prison Jun.19  Iran  Ayatollah demands end to protests  UN  World hunger 'hits one billion' Jun.20  Tehran  Security forces use tear gas on protesters  Northern Iraq  Truck suicide bombing kills dozens  Tehran  Chaos prevails as protesters, police clash Jun.21   Tehran Iran silences street protesters  Iran  Council rejects voting irregularities Jun.22   Tehran Hundreds protest, despite warning  Tehran  Police break up new rally  Paris  Sarkozy speaks out against burka  Washington  Fatal crash on subway system Jun.23  Washington  Obama condemns 'unjust' violence  Tribal Areas  'Dozens dead' in US drone strike Jun.24  Sadr City  62 people killed in Baghdad blast Jun.25  Iran  Opposition delays rally after crackdown  Iran  Moussavi maintains defiant stance   Los Angeles   Singer Michael Jackson dies
  Paramedics were called to the singer's home around midday after he stopped breathing. He was pronounced dead two hours later
 Jackson had a history of health problems. He began his career as a child in family group The Jackson 5; then achieving global fame as a solo artist. Thriller, released in 1982, is the biggest-selling album of all time, shifting 65m copies
Jun.26  Global  World mourns pop legend Jackson Jun.27  Los Angeles  'No foul play' in Jackson death Jun.28   Honduras   President Zelaya forced into exile
  Troops have ousted the president and flown him out of the country after a power struggle over plans to change the constitution.    Manuel Zelaya said he had ...
  Iran British Embassy workers seized in Iran  Johannesburg  Brazil survive US scare to win Confed Cup Jun.29   New York   Fraudster Madoff gets 150 years  Bernard Madoff has been given the maximum prison sentence for masterminding a massive fraud that robbed investors of $65bn   Baghdad US soldiers leaving Iraq's cities  US troops are withdrawing to base in Iraq, handing control of cities and towns to Iraq's new security forces  Iran  Council: Partial recount validates vote   Comoros Yemeni plane crashes with 154 aboard   A Yemeni jetliner en route to Moroni has crashed in the Indian Ocean an hour before reaching its destination, Moroni, the capital of Comoros   Northern Italy 14 die in Italian Riviera train-gas blast Jun.30   Comoros Child found alive after Indian Ocean plane crash


World in June 2009 , Location by Topic
Location Politics Disasters Crime & Justice War & Army Protest
Iran
Iran row fires campaign's end
Ahmadinejad has large lead in election
Huge turnout in presidential poll
Election protests turn violent
Hatred, chaos and savage beatings
Mass opposition rally
Iranians take to streets in mourning march
Ayatollah demands end to protests
Security forces use tear gas on protesters
Iran silences street protesters
Hundreds protest, despite warning
British Embassy workers seized in Iran
Council: Partial recount validates vote
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Election protests turn violent
Hatred, chaos and savage beatings
Shots fired at huge protest
Mass opposition rally
Iranians take to streets in mourning march
Ayatollah demands end to protests
Security forces use tear gas on protesters
Iran silences street protesters
Hundreds protest, despite warning
USA
US presses China over Tiananmen
Obama condemns 'unjust' violence
Jetliner lands safely after pilot dies
Fatal crash on subway system
Ex-US official, wife charged as Cuba spies
First Gitmo detainee arrives in U.S.
Shooting at Holocaust museum
Fraudster Madoff gets 150 years
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European Union
Minister quits, calls for Brown's resignation
Leaders' tribute to D-Day heroes
Center-right does well in EU poll
Pressure on PM as another minister quits
Italy and France 'failing Africa'
Plane's recorders may never be found
14 die in Italian Riviera train-gas blast
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Leaders' tribute to D-Day heroes
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Arab Countries
Obama arrived in Saudi Arabia
Obama speaks of tensions with Muslims
Pro-West bloc retains control
Yemeni plane crashes with 154 aboard
Child found alive after Indian Ocean plane crash
U.S. contractors held in Green Zone killing
Truck suicide bombing kills dozens
62 people killed in Baghdad blast
U.S. contractors held in Green Zone killing
US soldiers leaving Iraq's cities
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Tehran
Election protests turn violent
Hatred, chaos and savage beatings
Mass opposition rally
Iran silences street protesters
Hundreds protest, despite warning
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Election protests turn violent
Hatred, chaos and savage beatings
Mass opposition rally
Iran silences street protesters
Hundreds protest, despite warning
Brazil Your ad is here
Air France plane crashed
Atlantic searched for lost plane
Plane searchers spot ocean debris
Bodies found from missing Air France plane
Air France tail section recovered
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France
Leaders' tribute to D-Day heroes
Sarkozy speaks out against burka
Plane's recorders may never be found
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Leaders' tribute to D-Day heroes
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Washington
US presses China over Tiananmen
Obama condemns 'unjust' violence
Fatal crash on subway system
Ex-US official, wife charged as Cuba spies
Shooting at Holocaust museum
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  GM enters bankruptcy protection


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June 1 ... more > Top ^

Jun.1   New York  
  Car giant General Motors has filed for bankruptcy protection, marking the biggest failure of an industrial company in US history
 General Motors had seen its losses widen following a steep fall in sales in recent years. US government expected to take a 60% stake in the company
  Northeastern Brazil   Air France plane crashed
Map of Northeastern Brazil
  The Airbus A330-200 with 228 people aboard reported electrical problems in stormy weather before it lost contact
 The plane sent an automatic message signaling an electric circuit failure as it hit turbulence
  Brazil Atlantic searched for lost plane   North Korea N Korea 'names Kim's successor'

June 2 ... more > Top ^

Jun.2   Brazil Plane searchers spot ocean debris
 Brazil  Ex-royal, Riverdance star among missing

June 3 ... more > Top ^

Jun.3   Saudi Arabia Obama arrived in Saudi Arabia
  Paris Plane's recorders may never be found  Osama bin Laden  Bin Laden message: Obama sowing hatred   Washington US presses China over Tiananmen  Egypt  Egyptians await Obama

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Jun.4   Egypt     Obama speaks of tensions with Muslims
  President Obama is offering a hand of friendship to Islam and addressing an array of quandaries and conflicts dividing the two cultures
 At Cairo University, Obama delivered his long-awaited and wide-ranging speech on American and Muslim relations, the rights of Israel and the Palestinians, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Iranian nuclear aspirations, women's rights, economic development, and democracy in the Muslim world
  Hong Kong   Hong Kong holds Tiananmen vigil  A vigil marking 20 years since the Tiananmen massacre in Hong Kong is the only part of China to commemorate the event   Thailand Kung Fu star Carradine found dead
 Paris  Safina, Kuznetsova advance to final   London     Minister quits, calls for Brown's resignation
  Prime Minister said he was 'disappointed' over the resignation of James Purnell. In his letter of resignation Purnell also called on Brown to step aside
  Cuba Cuba rejects OAS membership  New York  Fraud charge for Countrywide boss   Brazil Debris found not from Air France plane  London  Darling 'to remain as chancellor'

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Jun.5  Paris  Soderling fights back to secure final place  London  I won't walk away, insists Brown  NW Pakistan  Suspected suicide blast kills 30 at mosque   Peru   Deadly clashes in Peru's Amazon   22 tribesmen and nine policemen have died in clashes in Peru between the security forces and indigenous people that protest new law   Washington Ex-US official, wife charged as Cuba spies
 Paris  Federer beats Del Potro   North Mexico   29 children die in day care center fire Map of Hermosillo Mexico
  More than 100 others were injured when their day care center caught fire in the northwestern state. The victims were from 1 to 5 years old.    The fire appears to have started in a tyre depot with flammable materials next to the center...
 France  Veterans gather for D-Day event  Southern China  Massive landslide buries dozens

June 6 ... more > Top ^

Jun.6   France     Leaders' tribute to D-Day heroes   Allied leaders have been paying tribute to veterans, as they mark the 65th anniversary of the landings at a series of events   Paris Kuznetsova wins French Open over Safina
 Lebanon  Hezbollah choice at center of vote  Paris  Missing plane sent 24 error messages   Baghdad   U.S. contractors held in Green Zone killing  5 American security contractors were detained in connection with the killing of another American contractor last month  France  Air France replaces speed sensors

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Jun.7   Paris     Federer claims historic French Open win  Roger Federer beat Robin Soderling in straight sets to win his first French Open and equal Sampras's record of 14 Grand Slam titles   Northeastern Brazil   Bodies found from missing Air France plane   Three more bodies were found from the crash of the plane. More bodies could be seen and could be recovered within hours   Mexico Deadly gun battle rocks Acapulco
  European Union   Center-right does well in EU poll
  Exit polls and initial results show thar center-right parties have done well in elections to the European Parliament at the expense of the left.    Preliminary figures suggest the lowest-ever turnout, at 43%. Center-l...
 Barcelona  Gabon President Omar Bongo 'is dead'   North Korea   Reporters get 12-year terms in N. Korea
  Two U.S. journalists who were detained in North Korea while covering the plight of defectors have been sentenced to 12 years in labor camps
  Lebanon   Pro-West bloc retains control
  Saad Hariri, the leader of Sunni-dominated 'March 14 coalition,' claimed victory hours after the polls closed in Sunday's crucial election.    A key Christian ally of the Hezbollah-led alliance, which is ...


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Jun.8   London     Pressure on PM as another minister quits   Gordon Brown is preparing to face his Labour critics after Environment minister Jane Kennedy quit with a blast at his leadership  Northeastern Brazil  More bodies found from Air France crash   Northeastern Brazil   Air France tail section recovered   A Brazilian search team has recovered a large tail section of the jet that crashed a week ago over the Atlantic with 228 people on board   Nigeria Shell to pay $15.5 million to settle claims  North Korea  Mercy plea for held US reporters  Brazil  Ex-AC Milan star Kaka inks deal with Real

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Jun.9   New York   First Gitmo detainee arrives in U.S.
  Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani indicted in the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in East Africa arrived in New York to face criminal charges
  Peshawar   Bomb rips through hotel   A powerful explosion and 11 people have been reported killed at five-star Pearl Continental in the north-west Pakistani city   Northeastern Brazil Air France bodies returned to land  Peshawar  Hotel attack death toll rises  Australia  Australia flu 'may tip pandemic'  Northeastern Brazil  41 bodies recovered from Air France crash

June 10 ... more > Top ^

Jun.10   Iran   Iran row fires campaign's end  Final campaigning for presidential poll has been overshadowed by a row over accusations made by President Ahmadinejad   UN Security Council UN agrees on tougher N. Korea sanctions
 Northeastern Brazil  Air crash bodies heading to DNA lab   Washington Shooting at Holocaust museum   Italy Italy and France 'failing Africa'  UN  UN set for swine flu crisis talks

June 11 ... more > Top ^

Jun.11   Global     WHO declares swine flu pandemic
  The World Health Organization raised the alert to its highest level, saying the virus has spread to enough countries to be considered a global pandemic
 30,000 cases globally and 141 deaths with figures rising daily. The swine flu virus is spreading in at least two regions of the world with rising cases being seen in the UK, Australia, Japan and Chile
 Northern England  Man Utd accept $130m Ronaldo bid   Afghanistan     Afghanistan attacks 'at new high'  Gen David Petraeus, who commands US forces in the region says violent attacks by insurgents have risen to their highest level since 2001  Paris  Air France CEO disputes crash theory  Afghanistan  US 'to protect Afghan civilians'  Iran  Iranian voters began casting ballots

June 12 ... more > Top ^

Jun.12   Iran Huge turnout in presidential poll   Lahore Bomb kills senior cleric   Iran     Ahmadinejad has large lead in election
  Defying many predictions, Iranian President held a commanding lead in the presidential vote. With 70% of votes counted, Ahmadinejad has 66%
  UN Security Council   U.N. tightens sanctions on North Korea  The 15-0 vote on Resolution 1874 is to expand and tighten sanctions on North Korea after that nation's recent nuclear test   Detroit Pittsburgh Penguins win Stanley Cup  Bermuda  Uyghurs grateful after release from Gitmo  Florida  Nasa cancels space shuttle launch

June 13 ... more > Top ^

Jun.13  North Korea  Defiant N Korea 'to weaponize plutonium'   Tehran   Election protests turn violent
Map of Tehran Iran
  Ahmadinejad declaration as the winner of presidential election brought thousands of supporters of the rival Moussavi onto the streets
 Moussavi supporters are crying foul as street clashes have erupted in the aftermath of the polls Protesters and riot police engaged in running battles, with stones thrown, and people shouting 'death to the dictatorship'
  Iran Ahmadinejad defiant on 'free' Iran poll

June 14 ... more > Top ^

Jun.14   Jerusalem     PM calls for demilitarized Palestinian state
  Netanyahu said that Israel would agree to a peace agreement with Palestinians under which there would be a 'demilitarized Palestinian state'.    Israeli Prime Minister said a Palestinian state must have no army, no control of its a...
  Tehran   Hatred, chaos and savage beatings   Moussavi's backers are calling President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's landslide victory a sham. The government's response has been a ruthless crack...   Florida Bryant leads Lakers to 15th championship


June 15 ... more > Top ^

Jun.15   Tehran Shots fired at huge protest
 Yemen  Hostages' bodies 'found in Yemen'  Tehran  Seven killed during protest

June 16 ... more > Top ^

Jun.16   Tehran   Mass opposition rally   Supporters of defeated presidential candidate Hossein Mousavi have again staged a mass rally. Mousavi's urging his backers not to march

June 18 ... more > Top ^

Jun.18   New Jersey   Jetliner lands safely after pilot dies
Map of Newark New Jersey
  Continental Flight 61, Boeing 777 , whose pilot died while flying from Brussels to Newark, New Jersey, has landed safely
  Tehran   Iranians take to streets in mourning march   The massive opposition rally proceeded peacefully. Iranians took to the streets to grieve for those who died in post-election violence  Somalia  Security minister killed   North Korea   N. Korea ship may be carrying weapons  The U.S. military is tracking, the Kang Nam, a N. Korean ship believed to be carrying illicit weapons or technology   Myanmar Suu Kyi turns 64 in prison

June 19 ... more > Top ^

Jun.19   Iran   Ayatollah demands end to protests   Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, has issued a warning that protests against the country's disputed presidential election results must en...   UN World hunger 'hits one billion'
 Afghanistan  Probe into deaths: Airstrikes 'appropriate'  Washington  World 'watching Iran', Obama says

June 20 ... more > Top ^

Jun.20   Tehran   Security forces use tear gas on protesters   Security forces made a large show of force in midtown and southeastern Tehran, using tear gas and clubs to beat back protesters   Northern Iraq Truck suicide bombing kills dozens
 China  Factory blast kills at least 16   Tehran Chaos prevails as protesters, police clash  Denmark  Self-rule introduced in Greenland  Washington  US urges Iran to end 'violence'

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Jun.21  Iraq  Bodies handed to British officials  Iran  'Ten killed' in Iran clashes - state TV  Tehran  Riot police out in force in calm Tehran   Tehran   Iran silences street protesters
Map of Tehran Iran
  Iranian authorities have deployed thousands of security officers on the streets, after a week of mass protests over a disputed election
  Iran Council rejects voting irregularities  Northeastern Brazil  Atlantic crash bodies identified

June 22 ... more > Top ^

Jun.22   Tehran   Hundreds protest, despite warning
Map of Tehran Iran
  Hundreds of demonstrators angry over recent presidential election results gathered in a public square, despite a stern warning by Revolutionary Guard
  Tehran Police break up new rally   Paris Sarkozy speaks out against burka  Iraq  Iraq hit by fresh wave of attacks   Washington   Fatal crash on subway system  Two rush-hour trains have collided in Washington DC, killing 7 people and injuring several others  New York  Glover holds nerve, wins U.S. Open  UN  End Iran violence, UN chief urges  Kenya  Kenya rejects call for Somalia military help

June 23 ... more > Top ^

Jun.23   Washington Obama condemns 'unjust' violence
  Tribal Areas 'Dozens dead' in US drone strike  Iran  Rezaie withdraws voting complaint  Washington  U.S. to send ambassador back to Syria

June 24 ... more > Top ^

Jun.24   Sadr City   62 people killed in Baghdad blast   A motorcycle pushing a cart rigged with explosives and loaded with vegetables exploded in the outdoor Mredi market  South Africa  Shock win for USA over Spain  Afghanistan  'Shift needed' in Afghan combat

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Jun.25   Iran Opposition delays rally after crackdown
  Iran Moussavi maintains defiant stance  South Africa  Late Alves free-kick gives Brazil victory   Los Angeles     Singer Michael Jackson dies
  Paramedics were called to the singer's home around midday after he stopped breathing. He was pronounced dead two hours later
 Jackson had a history of health problems. He began his career as a child in family group The Jackson 5; then achieving global fame as a solo artist. Thriller, released in 1982, is the biggest-selling album of all time, shifting 65m copies
 Honduras  President challenges government  Mexico  Iran envoy: CIA involved in Neda shooting

June 26 ... more > Top ^

Jun.26   Global World mourns pop legend Jackson
 Argentina  First Couple face election test  Los Angeles  More tests after Jackson autopsy  Northeastern Brazil  Search ends for Air France dead

June 27 ... more > Top ^

Jun.27   Los Angeles 'No foul play' in Jackson death
 NATO  NATO resumes Russia military ties  Iran  Ex-President Rafsanjani remains quiet

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Jun.28   Honduras     President Zelaya forced into exile
  Troops have ousted the president and flown him out of the country after a power struggle over plans to change the constitution
 Manuel Zelaya said he had been kidnapped by soldiers
  Iran   British Embassy workers seized in Iran
  Foreign Secretary David Miliband: The arrest of staff members at the Embassy is 'harassment and intimidation of a kind which is quite unacceptable'
  Johannesburg Brazil survive US scare to win Confed Cup  Honduras  Congress names provisional president  Tehran  Thousands demonstrate quietly  Los Angeles  BET Awards celebrate Michael Jackson  Tehran  Iran 'frees five' UK embassy staff

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Jun.29   New York     Fraudster Madoff gets 150 years
  Bernard Madoff has been given the maximum prison sentence for masterminding a massive fraud that robbed investors of $65bn
 UN Gen. Assembly  U.N. to discuss 'criminal' Honduras coup  Global  Swine flu 'shows drug resistance'   Baghdad   US soldiers leaving Iraq's cities
  US troops are withdrawing to base in Iraq, handing control of cities and towns to Iraq's new security forces
 National Sovereignty Day declared a public holiday, and Baghdad threw a giant party
  Iran   Council: Partial recount validates vote  Guardian Council is saying it had completed an investigation into alleged voter irregularities  Honduras  Police, demonstrators clash   Comoros   Yemeni plane crashes with 154 aboard
Map of Comoros
  A Yemeni jetliner en route to Moroni has crashed in the Indian Ocean an hour before reaching its destination, Moroni, the capital of Comoros
 The Airbus 310 was operated by the state carrier Yemenia Air, and flying from the Yemeni capital Sanaa
  Northern Italy   14 die in Italian Riviera train-gas blast Map of Viareggio Italy
  A gas explosion from a cargo train carrying fuel tanks killed at least five people and injured 35 others in a town in the west coastal town of Viareggio
 Baghdad  U.S. deadline sparks Iraq celebration

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Jun.30   Comoros   Child found alive after Indian Ocean plane crash
Map of Comoros
  A massive rescue effort was under way after a young child was found among the wreckage of a downed Yemeni jet off the coast of Comoros
 Northern Iraq  Deadly market bomb hits Iraq city  Paris  France 'banned Yemen crash plane'  Washington  Obama warns Iraq of 'difficult days'


  Leaders' tribute to D-Day heroes   Allied leaders have been paying tribute to veterans, as they mark the 65th anniversary of the landings at a series of events U.S. contractors held in Green Zone killing  5 American security contractors were detained in connection with the killing of another American contractor last month Deadly gun battle rocks Acapulco Shooting at Holocaust museum   Afghanistan attacks 'at new high'  Gen David Petraeus, who commands US forces in the region says violent attacks by insurgents have risen to their highest level since 2001   PM calls for demilitarized Palestinian state




World, June 2009 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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Jun.5  France  Veterans gather for D-Day event
Jun.6   France
Jun.6   Baghdad
Jun.7   Mexico
Jun.10   Washington
Jun.11   Afghanistan
Jun.11  Afghanistan  US 'to protect Afghan civilians'
Jun.13  North Korea  Defiant N Korea 'to weaponize plutonium'
Jun.14   Jerusalem
  Netanyahu said that Israel would agree to a peace agreement with Palestinians under which there would be a 'demilitarized Palestinian state'.    Israeli Prime Minister said a Palestinian state must have no army, no control of its a...
Jun.18   North Korea N. Korea ship may be carrying weapons  The U.S. military is tracking, the Kang Nam, a N. Korean ship believed to be carrying illicit weapons or technology Jun.19  Afghanistan  Probe into deaths: Airstrikes 'appropriate' Jun.22  Kenya  Kenya rejects call for Somalia military help Jun.23   Tribal Areas 'Dozens dead' in US drone strike
Jun.24  Afghanistan  'Shift needed' in Afghan combat Jun.27  NATO  NATO resumes Russia military ties Jun.28   Honduras   President Zelaya forced into exile
  Troops have ousted the president and flown him out of the country after a power struggle over plans to change the constitution
 Manuel Zelaya said he had been kidnapped by soldiers
Jun.29   Baghdad US soldiers leaving Iraq's cities
  US troops are withdrawing to base in Iraq, handing control of cities and towns to Iraq's new security forces
 National Sovereignty Day declared a public holiday, and Baghdad threw a giant party




World, June 2009 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2009 Jun.1   Northeastern Brazil Air France plane crashed
Map of Northeastern Brazil
  The Airbus A330-200 with 228 people aboard reported electrical problems in stormy weather before it lost contact
 The plane sent an automatic message signaling an electric circuit failure as it hit turbulence
Jun.1   Brazil Atlantic searched for lost plane Jun.2   Brazil Plane searchers spot ocean debris Jun.2  Brazil  Ex-royal, Riverdance star among missing Jun.3   Paris Plane's recorders may never be found Jun.4   Brazil Debris found not from Air France plane Jun.5   North Mexico 29 children die in day care center fire Map of Hermosillo Mexico
  More than 100 others were injured when their day care center caught fire in the northwestern state. The victims were from 1 to 5 years old.    The fire appears to have started in a tyre depot with flammable materials next to the center...
Jun.5  Southern China  Massive landslide buries dozens Jun.6  Paris  Missing plane sent 24 error messages Jun.6  France  Air France replaces speed sensors Jun.7   Northeastern Brazil Bodies found from missing Air France plane   Three more bodies were found from the crash of the plane. More bodies could be seen and could be recovered within hours Jun.8  Northeastern Brazil  More bodies found from Air France crash Jun.8   Northeastern Brazil Air France tail section recovered   A Brazilian search team has recovered a large tail section of the jet that crashed a week ago over the Atlantic with 228 people on board Jun.9   Northeastern Brazil Air France bodies returned to land Jun.9  Australia  Australia flu 'may tip pandemic' Jun.9  Northeastern Brazil  41 bodies recovered from Air France crash Jun.10  Northeastern Brazil  Air crash bodies heading to DNA lab Jun.10  UN  UN set for swine flu crisis talks Jun.11   Global   WHO declares swine flu pandemic
  The World Health Organization raised the alert to its highest level, saying the virus has spread to enough countries to be considered a global pandemic
 30,000 cases globally and 141 deaths with figures rising daily. The swine flu virus is spreading in at least two regions of the world with rising cases being seen in the UK, Australia, Japan and Chile
Jun.11  Paris  Air France CEO disputes crash theory Jun.18   New Jersey Jetliner lands safely after pilot dies
Map of Newark New Jersey
  Continental Flight 61, Boeing 777 , whose pilot died while flying from Brussels to Newark, New Jersey, has landed safely
Jun.19   UN World hunger 'hits one billion' Jun.20  China  Factory blast kills at least 16 Jun.21  Northeastern Brazil  Atlantic crash bodies identified Jun.22   Washington Fatal crash on subway system  Two rush-hour trains have collided in Washington DC, killing 7 people and injuring several others Jun.26  Northeastern Brazil  Search ends for Air France dead Jun.29  Global  Swine flu 'shows drug resistance' Jun.29   Comoros Yemeni plane crashes with 154 aboard Map of Comoros
  A Yemeni jetliner en route to Moroni has crashed in the Indian Ocean an hour before reaching its destination, Moroni, the capital of Comoros
 The Airbus 310 was operated by the state carrier Yemenia Air, and flying from the Yemeni capital Sanaa
Jun.29   Northern Italy 14 die in Italian Riviera train-gas blast Map of Viareggio Italy
  A gas explosion from a cargo train carrying fuel tanks killed at least five people and injured 35 others in a town in the west coastal town of Viareggio
Jun.30   Comoros Child found alive after Indian Ocean plane crash Map of Comoros
  A massive rescue effort was under way after a young child was found among the wreckage of a downed Yemeni jet off the coast of Comoros
Jun.30  Paris  France 'banned Yemen crash plane'



World, June 2009 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2009 Jun.4  Paris  Safina, Kuznetsova advance to final Jun.5  Paris  Soderling fights back to secure final place Jun.5  Paris  Federer beats Del Potro Jun.6   Paris Kuznetsova wins French Open over Safina
Jun.7   Paris   Federer claims historic French Open win  Roger Federer beat Robin Soderling in straight sets to win his first French Open and equal Sampras's record of 14 Grand Slam titles Jun.8  Brazil  Ex-AC Milan star Kaka inks deal with Real Jun.11  Northern England  Man Utd accept $130m Ronaldo bid Jun.12   Detroit Pittsburgh Penguins win Stanley Cup Jun.14   Florida Bryant leads Lakers to 15th championship Jun.22  New York  Glover holds nerve, wins U.S. Open Jun.24  South Africa  Shock win for USA over Spain Jun.25  South Africa  Late Alves free-kick gives Brazil victory Jun.28   Johannesburg Brazil survive US scare to win Confed Cup



World, June 2009 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2009 Jun.1   New York   GM enters bankruptcy protection
  Car giant General Motors has filed for bankruptcy protection, marking the biggest failure of an industrial company in US history
 General Motors had seen its losses widen following a steep fall in sales in recent years. US government expected to take a 60% stake in the company
Jun.4   Thailand Kung Fu star Carradine found dead
Jun.4  New York  Fraud charge for Countrywide boss Jun.6  France  Air France replaces speed sensors Jun.8   Nigeria Shell to pay $15.5 million to settle claims Jun.11  Paris  Air France CEO disputes crash theory Jun.25   Los Angeles   Singer Michael Jackson dies
  Paramedics were called to the singer's home around midday after he stopped breathing. He was pronounced dead two hours later
 Jackson had a history of health problems. He began his career as a child in family group The Jackson 5; then achieving global fame as a solo artist. Thriller, released in 1982, is the biggest-selling album of all time, shifting 65m copies
Jun.26   Global World mourns pop legend Jackson
Jun.26  Los Angeles  More tests after Jackson autopsy Jun.27   Los Angeles 'No foul play' in Jackson death Jun.28  Los Angeles  BET Awards celebrate Michael Jackson Jun.29   New York   Fraudster Madoff gets 150 years
  Bernard Madoff has been given the maximum prison sentence for masterminding a massive fraud that robbed investors of $65bn




World, June 2009 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2009 Jun.3  Osama bin Laden  Bin Laden message: Obama sowing hatred Jun.4  New York  Fraud charge for Countrywide boss Jun.5  NW Pakistan  Suspected suicide blast kills 30 at mosque Jun.5   Washington Ex-US official, wife charged as Cuba spies
Jun.6   Baghdad U.S. contractors held in Green Zone killing  5 American security contractors were detained in connection with the killing of another American contractor last month Jun.7   Mexico Deadly gun battle rocks Acapulco Jun.7   North Korea Reporters get 12-year terms in N. Korea
  Two U.S. journalists who were detained in North Korea while covering the plight of defectors have been sentenced to 12 years in labor camps
Jun.8  North Korea  Mercy plea for held US reporters Jun.9   New York First Gitmo detainee arrives in U.S.
  Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani indicted in the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in East Africa arrived in New York to face criminal charges
Jun.9   Peshawar Bomb rips through hotel   A powerful explosion and 11 people have been reported killed at five-star Pearl Continental in the north-west Pakistani city Jun.9  Peshawar  Hotel attack death toll rises Jun.10   Washington Shooting at Holocaust museum
Jun.12   Lahore Bomb kills senior cleric Jun.12  Bermuda  Uyghurs grateful after release from Gitmo Jun.15  Yemen  Hostages' bodies 'found in Yemen' Jun.18  Somalia  Security minister killed Jun.18   Myanmar Suu Kyi turns 64 in prison Jun.20   Northern Iraq Truck suicide bombing kills dozens Jun.21  Iraq  Bodies handed to British officials Jun.22  Iraq  Iraq hit by fresh wave of attacks Jun.24   Sadr City 62 people killed in Baghdad blast   A motorcycle pushing a cart rigged with explosives and loaded with vegetables exploded in the outdoor Mredi market Jun.28  Tehran  Iran 'frees five' UK embassy staff Jun.29   New York   Fraudster Madoff gets 150 years
  Bernard Madoff has been given the maximum prison sentence for masterminding a massive fraud that robbed investors of $65bn
Jun.30  Northern Iraq  Deadly market bomb hits Iraq city



World, June 2009 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2009 Jun.1   North Korea N Korea 'names Kim's successor'
Jun.3   Saudi Arabia Obama arrived in Saudi Arabia Jun.3   Washington US presses China over Tiananmen Jun.3  Egypt  Egyptians await Obama Jun.4   Egypt   Obama speaks of tensions with Muslims
  President Obama is offering a hand of friendship to Islam and addressing an array of quandaries and conflicts dividing the two cultures
 At Cairo University, Obama delivered his long-awaited and wide-ranging speech on American and Muslim relations, the rights of Israel and the Palestinians, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Iranian nuclear aspirations, women's rights, economic development, and democracy in the Muslim world
Jun.4   Hong Kong Hong Kong holds Tiananmen vigil  A vigil marking 20 years since the Tiananmen massacre in Hong Kong is the only part of China to commemorate the event Jun.4   London   Minister quits, calls for Brown's resignation
  Prime Minister said he was 'disappointed' over the resignation of James Purnell. In his letter of resignation Purnell also called on Brown to step aside
Jun.4   Cuba Cuba rejects OAS membership Jun.4  London  Darling 'to remain as chancellor' Jun.5  London  I won't walk away, insists Brown Jun.5   Peru Deadly clashes in Peru's Amazon   22 tribesmen and nine policemen have died in clashes in Peru between the security forces and indigenous people that protest new law Jun.5  France  Veterans gather for D-Day event Jun.6   France   Leaders' tribute to D-Day heroes   Allied leaders have been paying tribute to veterans, as they mark the 65th anniversary of the landings at a series of events Jun.6  Lebanon  Hezbollah choice at center of vote Jun.7   European Union Center-right does well in EU poll
  Exit polls and initial results show thar center-right parties have done well in elections to the European Parliament at the expense of the left.    Preliminary figures suggest the lowest-ever turnout, at 43%. Center-l...
Jun.7  Barcelona  Gabon President Omar Bongo 'is dead' Jun.7   North Korea Reporters get 12-year terms in N. Korea
  Two U.S. journalists who were detained in North Korea while covering the plight of defectors have been sentenced to 12 years in labor camps
Jun.7   Lebanon Pro-West bloc retains control
  Saad Hariri, the leader of Sunni-dominated 'March 14 coalition,' claimed victory hours after the polls closed in Sunday's crucial election.    A key Christian ally of the Hezbollah-led alliance, which is ...
Jun.8   London   Pressure on PM as another minister quits   Gordon Brown is preparing to face his Labour critics after Environment minister Jane Kennedy quit with a blast at his leadership Jun.8  North Korea  Mercy plea for held US reporters Jun.10   Iran Iran row fires campaign's end  Final campaigning for presidential poll has been overshadowed by a row over accusations made by President Ahmadinejad Jun.10   UN Security Council UN agrees on tougher N. Korea sanctions Jun.10   Italy Italy and France 'failing Africa' Jun.11  Iran  Iranian voters began casting ballots Jun.12   Iran Huge turnout in presidential poll Jun.12   Iran   Ahmadinejad has large lead in election
  Defying many predictions, Iranian President held a commanding lead in the presidential vote. With 70% of votes counted, Ahmadinejad has 66%
Jun.12   UN Security Council U.N. tightens sanctions on North Korea  The 15-0 vote on Resolution 1874 is to expand and tighten sanctions on North Korea after that nation's recent nuclear test Jun.12  Florida  Nasa cancels space shuttle launch Jun.13   Tehran Election protests turn violent Map of Tehran Iran
  Ahmadinejad declaration as the winner of presidential election brought thousands of supporters of the rival Moussavi onto the streets
 Moussavi supporters are crying foul as street clashes have erupted in the aftermath of the polls Protesters and riot police engaged in running battles, with stones thrown, and people shouting 'death to the dictatorship'
Jun.13   Iran Ahmadinejad defiant on 'free' Iran poll Jun.14   Jerusalem   PM calls for demilitarized Palestinian state
  Netanyahu said that Israel would agree to a peace agreement with Palestinians under which there would be a 'demilitarized Palestinian state'.    Israeli Prime Minister said a Palestinian state must have no army, no control of its a...
Jun.14   Tehran Hatred, chaos and savage beatings   Moussavi's backers are calling President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's landslide victory a sham. The government's response has been a ruthless crack... Jun.15   Tehran Shots fired at huge protest
Jun.15  Tehran  Seven killed during protest Jun.16   Tehran Mass opposition rally   Supporters of defeated presidential candidate Hossein Mousavi have again staged a mass rally. Mousavi's urging his backers not to march Jun.18   Tehran Iranians take to streets in mourning march   The massive opposition rally proceeded peacefully. Iranians took to the streets to grieve for those who died in post-election violence Jun.18   Myanmar Suu Kyi turns 64 in prison Jun.19   Iran Ayatollah demands end to protests   Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, has issued a warning that protests against the country's disputed presidential election results must en... Jun.19  Washington  World 'watching Iran', Obama says Jun.20   Tehran Security forces use tear gas on protesters   Security forces made a large show of force in midtown and southeastern Tehran, using tear gas and clubs to beat back protesters Jun.20   Tehran Chaos prevails as protesters, police clash Jun.20  Denmark  Self-rule introduced in Greenland Jun.20  Washington  US urges Iran to end 'violence' Jun.21  Iran  'Ten killed' in Iran clashes - state TV Jun.21  Tehran  Riot police out in force in calm Tehran Jun.21   Tehran Iran silences street protesters Map of Tehran Iran
  Iranian authorities have deployed thousands of security officers on the streets, after a week of mass protests over a disputed election
Jun.21   Iran Council rejects voting irregularities Jun.22   Tehran Hundreds protest, despite warning Map of Tehran Iran
  Hundreds of demonstrators angry over recent presidential election results gathered in a public square, despite a stern warning by Revolutionary Guard
Jun.22   Tehran Police break up new rally Jun.22   Paris Sarkozy speaks out against burka Jun.22  UN  End Iran violence, UN chief urges Jun.23   Washington Obama condemns 'unjust' violence Jun.23  Iran  Rezaie withdraws voting complaint Jun.23  Washington  U.S. to send ambassador back to Syria Jun.25   Iran Opposition delays rally after crackdown Jun.25   Iran Moussavi maintains defiant stance Jun.25  Honduras  President challenges government Jun.25  Mexico  Iran envoy: CIA involved in Neda shooting Jun.26  Argentina  First Couple face election test Jun.27  NATO  NATO resumes Russia military ties Jun.27  Iran  Ex-President Rafsanjani remains quiet Jun.28   Iran British Embassy workers seized in Iran
  Foreign Secretary David Miliband: The arrest of staff members at the Embassy is 'harassment and intimidation of a kind which is quite unacceptable'
Jun.28  Honduras  Congress names provisional president Jun.28  Tehran  Thousands demonstrate quietly Jun.28  Tehran  Iran 'frees five' UK embassy staff Jun.29  UN Gen. Assembly  U.N. to discuss 'criminal' Honduras coup Jun.29   Iran Council: Partial recount validates vote  Guardian Council is saying it had completed an investigation into alleged voter irregularities Jun.29  Honduras  Police, demonstrators clash Jun.29  Baghdad  U.S. deadline sparks Iraq celebration Jun.30  Washington  Obama warns Iraq of 'difficult days'