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B. 06-02 King Juan Carlos of Spain abdicates Madrid
C. 06-04 Manhunt as police officers killed in Moncton Moncton, Maritime Provinces
3. 06-06 D-Day anniversary: Veterans mark historic invasion Sword Beach, Normandy, France
E. 06-07 Poroshenko sworn in and sets out peace plan
F. 06-07 Canada inmates in helicopter escape Orsainville, Quebec, Canada
G. 06-08 Gunmen attack Karachi's airport
06-10 ISIS seizes second city of Mosul Mosul
8. 06-11 Militants seize Tikrit after taking Mosul Tikrit, Sunni Triangle
9. 06-16 US deploys 275 'military personnel' Baghdad

Summary.     Click for More > Militants seize Tikrit after taking Mosul US deploys 275 'military personnel' U.S. captures key Benghazi suspect in raid  U.S. forces working with the FBI captured Libyan militia leader Ahmed abu Khattalah, a key suspect in the attack on the American compound Baghdadis stockpile food in fear of ISIS advance German caver Johann Westhauser surfaces More than a million Iraqis have fled their homes as ISIS continues siege   Ukraine's president orders 1-week unilateral cease-fire   Petro Poroshenko ordered his forces to cease fire and halt military operations for a week against pro-Russian separatists in the country's e... Iraq 'loses western border control' Al-Jazeera trio jailed in Egypt Luis Suarez embroiled in new 'biting' storm   Ukraine hails EU's 'historic pact' with ex-Soviet states   Ukraine's president has hailed a 'historic' trade pact with the European Union, calling it the 'most important day' since independence in 19... Iraq army 'routs Isis rebels' in offensive on Tikrit ISIS declares new Islamic caliphate   The Al Qaeda breakaway group that has seized much of northern Syria and neighboring Iraq formally declared the creation of an Islamic state   Abducted Israeli teens found dead Map of Halhul Hebron Israel
King Juan Carlos of Spain abdicates   King Juan Carlos of Spain has announced his intention to abdicate, after nearly 40 years on the throne Manhunt as police officers killed in Moncton D-Day anniversary: Veterans mark historic invasion   Almost 2,000 veterans and world leaders are attending the main commemoration event marking the 70th anniversary of the landings Poroshenko sworn in and sets out peace plan Canada inmates in helicopter escape Gunmen attack Karachi's airport ISIS seizes second city of Mosul
Jun.1  Afghanistan  Taliban's Mullah Omar celebrates prisoner-swap 'victory'
 Iran  Iran executed dissident for 'enmity against God'
Jun.2   Madrid
 Syria  Syria votes in presidential election
Jun.3  Beijing  Tiananmen tense on rally anniversary
Jun.4  Damascus  Syria's Bashar al-Assad re-elected
 Brussels  G7 warns Russia of fresh sanctions
  Maritime Provinces
Jun.5  Maritime Provinces  Moncton shooting: City on lockdown during manhunt
 France  D-Day anniversary: World leaders gather for ceremony
Jun.6   France
 Kabul  Afghan presidential candidate survives convoy attack
Jun.7   Kiev
 Colombia  Colombia government and Farc to set up truth commission
  Canada
Jun.8  Paris  Rafael Nadal clinches record ninth French Open title
 India  Indian students 'swept away' by water in Himachal Pradesh
 Cairo  Egypt leader hails 'historic moment'
  Karachi
 Sao Paulo  World Cup: Sao Paulo metro strike to continue
 Nevada  Five dead in Las Vegas shootings
Jun.9  Karachi  Pakistani Taliban says behind airport raid
 Tokyo  Japan signals resumption of whaling
Jun.10  Southern Afghanistan  Nato forces kill five US troops in Afghanistan
  Mosul
  Iraq's prime minister has asked parliament to declare a state of emergency after Islamist militants effectively took control of Mosul
 Sao Paulo  Blatter still has burning desire to be FIFA's president
 Mosul  Tens of thousands flee Iraq's Mosul
Jun.11   Sunni Triangle
Jun.12  India  India hangings: Fourth woman dies in Uttar Pradesh
 Baghdad  Iraq delays vote on emergency powers
 Sao Paulo  Brazil up 3-1 over Croatia in World Cup debut
Jun.13  Iraq  Iran sends forces to Iraq as militants press forward
 Texas  Sgt Bowe Bergdahl arrives back in US
 Iraq  Iraq cleric issues Shia call to arms
 Northeastern Brazil  Netherlands put five past champions Spain
 Donbass  Military plane shot down in Luhansk
Jun.15  Iraq  Images purport to show 'massacre' by militants
 Sunni Triangle  Iraqi PM orders troops to make stand in Samarra
 Colombia  Santos re-elected in Colombian poll
 Texas  Spurs get ultimate revenge by mauling Heat in Finals
Jun.16  Northern Iraq  Militants 'seize' Iraq's Tal Afar
 Russia  Russia cuts gas supply to Ukraine after deadline passes
 Southern France  Michael Schumacher 'out of coma'
  Baghdad
Jun.17   Libya
  Baghdad
 Malaysia  Malaysia boat capsizes, dozens missing
Jun.18  Baghdad  Iraq asks US to launch airstrikes against militants
 Northern Iraq  Militants driven back from nation's main oil refinery
 Rio de Janeiro  Spain knocked out of World Cup by Chile
Jun.19   Bavaria
 Bulgaria  10 die in flooding in Bulgaria after heavy rain
 Washington  US to send military advisers to Iraq
 US Georgia  Anthrax risk for 75 scientists at CDC
Jun.20   Iraq
 UN  Refugee figures 'highest since WW2'
  Kiev
 Western China  13 shot dead in west China after attack on police
Jun.21  South Korea  South Korean soldier 'kills five comrades, wounds five'
 Southern Italy  Pope Francis attacks 'evil' mafia in 'Ndrangheta base
 Sadr City  Shia militia show of force raises tensions
Jun.22   Western Iraq
Jun.23   Cairo
 Baghdad  Kerry holds talks in Iraq as more cities fall to ISIS militants
 Northern Iraq  Iraq crisis: Key oil refinery 'seized by rebels'
Jun.24  Donbass  Ukraine army helicopter 'shot down' despite ceasefire
  Northeastern Brazil
 Baghdad  US forces arrive in Baghdad to advise Iraqi troops
Jun.25  Western Iraq  Syrian warplanes strike in Iraq, killing 57 civilians
 Northern Nigeria  Blast kills 21 at plaza in Nigerian capital
 Australia  Search shifted for Malaysia plane
Jun.26  Baghdad  Crisis worsens, Iraq's parliament to meet
 Uruguay  Uruguay striker Luis Suarez banned for four months
 Moscow  Putin aide calls Ukraine head 'Nazi'
Jun.27   Brussels
Jun.28  Sunni Triangle  Iraq army launches offensive to retake Tikrit from Isis
 Bosnia  Bosnia marks centenary of WWI spark
  Sunni Triangle
 Rio de Janeiro  Rodriguez stars in Colombia win over Uruguay
 Brazil  Brazil edge past Chile in shootout
 Baghdad  Iraq 'receives first Russian jets'
 Southern India  At least 19 killed when 2 buildings collapse in India
Jun.29  Sunni Triangle  Iraqi forces reportedly pull back from Tikrit amid fierce fighting
 Northeastern Brazil  Costa Rica go through on penalties over Greece
 Northeastern Brazil  Netherlands win over Mexico
 Sunni Triangle  Iraq crisis: Fresh clashes over Tikrit
  Iraq
Jun.30   West Bank
  Three Israeli teenagers who were abducted earlier this month in the West Bank have been found dead in a pit near the town of Halhul.    Naftali Frenkel and Gilad Shaar, both aged 16, and 19-year-old Eyal Yifrach were last seen at ...
 Brazil  Germany survive scare against Algeria to reach quarterfinals  Kiev  Ukrainian president ends unilateral ceasefire with pro-Russian separatists  Jerusalem  Israel vows firm action after deaths



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Jun.1   Afghanistan
  Iran
 Northern Nigeria  Northern Nigeria bomb blast 'kills football spectators'
 Washington  US parties clash over prisoner deal


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Jun.2   Madrid  
  King Juan Carlos of Spain has announced his intention to abdicate, after nearly 40 years on the throne
 His son, Crown Prince Felipe, 45, will take over the throne
 Donbass  Ukraine border guard centre attacked  Germany  Bowe Bergdahl in 'stable' condition  Tehran  Strong sandstorm kills four in Iran   Syria Syria votes in presidential election  Madrid  Spain cabinet to discuss abdication

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Jun.3  Poland  US unveils $1bn Europe security plan  Netherlands  Big blaze at Shell chemical plant in Netherlands  Poland  Obama to hold talks with Ukraine's Poroshenko in Warsaw   Beijing   Tiananmen tense on rally anniversary   Chinese security personnel have swamped Beijing's Tiananmen Square on the 25th anniversary of the Beijing massacre

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Jun.4  Afghanistan  Bowe Bergdahl: Video shows US soldier handover  Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine  Obama condemns Russia 'dark tactics'   Damascus     Syria's Bashar al-Assad re-elected   Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has won a third term in office after securing 88.7% of votes in presidential election   Brussels G7 warns Russia of fresh sanctions
  Maritime Provinces   Manhunt as police officers killed in Moncton Map of Moncton Canada
  A manhunt for Justin Bourque, 24, is under way in the Canadian city of Moncton after three officers were shot dead and two wounded


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Jun.5   Maritime Provinces Moncton shooting: City on lockdown during manhunt
 Brussels  G7 'fully behind new Ukraine leadership'   France D-Day anniversary: World leaders gather for ceremony  North Korea  N Korea 'detains third American'  Maritime Provinces  Man arrested over Moncton shootings

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Jun.6   France   D-Day anniversary: Veterans mark historic invasion
Map of Sword Beach Normandy France
  Almost 2,000 veterans and world leaders are attending the main commemoration event marking the 70th anniversary of the landings
  Kabul   Afghan presidential candidate survives convoy attack   At least six people were killed when explosions hit a campaign rally for Abdullah Abdullah, one of two presidential runoff candidates at a h...  Paris  Rafael Nadal routed Andy Murray  Kiev  Ukraine's Poroshenko hails 'start of Russia dialogue'  Maritime Provinces  Moncton shooting: Justin Bourque charged with murder

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Jun.7   Kiev     Poroshenko sworn in and sets out peace plan
Map of Verkhovna Rada Kiev Ukraine
  Petro Poroshenko has been sworn in as president of Ukraine, setting out a plan to bring peace to the conflict-torn east of the country.    The 48-year-old tycoon offered political concessions to p...
 Paris  Maria Sharapova beats Simona Halep to win French Open  Afghanistan  Dozens killed in Afghan flash floods   Colombia Colombia government and Farc to set up truth commission   Canada   Canada inmates in helicopter escape Map of Orsainville Quebec Canada
  Three inmates have escaped from a Orsainville detention centre using a helicopter. Police are now searching for the inmates


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Jun.8   Paris   Rafael Nadal clinches record ninth French Open title  Rafael Nadal wore down Novak Djokovic in another enthralling meeting of the two best players in the world Sunday to claim his French Open ti...   India     Indian students 'swept away' by water in Himachal Pradesh   Some 24 students from a college in Hyderabad have been swept away by a sudden surge of the Beas river in the Kullu valley   Cairo Egypt leader hails 'historic moment'
 Australia  Missing plane 'whistleblower' fund   Karachi   Gunmen attack Karachi's airport Map of Karachi international airport Pakistan
  Heavily armed gunmen have attacked Karachi international airport in Pakistan, killing at least 10 people
  Sao Paulo World Cup: Sao Paulo metro strike to continue   Nevada Five dead in Las Vegas shootings  Karachi  'Gunfire resumes' at Karachi airport after deadly raid

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Jun.9   Karachi     Pakistani Taliban says behind airport raid   Terrorists entered Karachi's Jinnah International Airport at two different spots with a big plan: to destroy a group of parked airplanes   Tokyo Japan signals resumption of whaling
 Australia  Human remains found in crocodile after fatal attack  Karachi  Karachi airport reopens after raid  Bavaria  Rescue in Germany's deepest cave  Sweden  Merkel and Cameron in battle over European Commission

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Jun.10   Southern Afghanistan     Nato forces kill five US troops in Afghanistan   Five American soldiers have been killed accidentally by their own side in southern Afghanistan, US military sources have confirmed   Mosul     ISIS seizes second city of Mosul
  Iraq's prime minister has asked parliament to declare a state of emergency after Islamist militants effectively took control of Mosul
  Sao Paulo     Blatter still has burning desire to be FIFA's president  Sepp Blatter told CONCACAF football leaders on Tuesday that his desire to be FIFA president ''burns stronger than ever'   Mosul Tens of thousands flee Iraq's Mosul
 England  U.S. sends B-2 stealth bombers to Europe  Virginia  Eric Cantor loses Virginia Republican Party primary

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Jun.11   Sunni Triangle     Militants seize Tikrit after taking Mosul
Map of Tikrit Iraq
  Islamist insurgents in Iraq have seized the city of Tikrit, their second major gain after capturing Mosul on Tuesday
 European Union  Uber sparks taxi strikes in Europe  UN Security Council  UN condemns Iraqi militant attacks

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Jun.12   India India hangings: Fourth woman dies in Uttar Pradesh
  Baghdad Iraq delays vote on emergency powers  Sao Paulo  Brazilian police fire tear gas at World Cup protesters   Sao Paulo Brazil up 3-1 over Croatia in World Cup debut  Washington  Obama: All options open on Iraq  Donbass  Ukraine: Russian tanks have entered the country  Malaysia  MH370 families get $50,000 payments

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Jun.13   Iraq     Iran sends forces to Iraq as militants press forward  About 500 Revolutionary Guards entered Iraq as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria started making its advance toward the south   Texas Sgt Bowe Bergdahl arrives back in US
  Iraq Iraq cleric issues Shia call to arms  Donbass  Kiev forces win back Mariupol   Northeastern Brazil Netherlands put five past champions Spain  Washington  Obama to 'review options' on Iraq   Donbass   Military plane shot down in Luhansk   Several Ukrainian troops have been killed after pro-Russian rebels shot down Il-76 transport plane, officials say  Los Angeles  LA Kings win the Cup on Martinez's double-OT goal

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Jun.14  Tehran  Iran 'ready to help neighbour Iraq'  Northeastern Brazil  Costa Rica stun Uruguay  Amazon  Balotelli earns Italy win over England  London  Tony Blair: 'We didn't cause Iraq crisis'  Tribal Areas  Airstrikes kill as many as 100 militants in Pakistan

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Jun.15   Iraq Images purport to show 'massacre' by militants
  Sunni Triangle Iraqi PM orders troops to make stand in Samarra   Colombia Santos re-elected in Colombian poll  Brazil  Goal technology used in France win   Texas Spurs get ultimate revenge by mauling Heat in Finals  Washington  US considers talks with Iran on Iraq

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Jun.16   Northern Iraq     Militants 'seize' Iraq's Tal Afar   Sunni militants captured Tal Afar, a town in the northwest of Iraq as the Obama administration reportedly prepared to open a dialogue with I...   Russia     Russia cuts gas supply to Ukraine after deadline passes   Russia on Monday cut gas supplies to Ukraine as a payment deadline passed and negotiators failed to reach a deal on gas prices and unpaid bi...   Southern France Michael Schumacher 'out of coma'
 Kenya  At least 48 killed in militant attack on town near coastal resort  Northeastern Brazil  Germany routs Portugal 4-0 behind Thomas Muller's hat trick   Baghdad   US deploys 275 'military personnel'
  Up to 275 US 'military personne' are being sent to Iraq to provide security for the US embassy and other personnel, the White House says
 Australia  Shipwreck families sue Australia

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Jun.17   Libya   U.S. captures key Benghazi suspect in raid
  U.S. forces working with the FBI captured Libyan militia leader Ahmed abu Khattalah, a key suspect in the attack on the American compound
 Sunni Triangle  Clashes on approaches to Baghdad   Baghdad   Baghdadis stockpile food in fear of ISIS advance
  Residents of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, are stockpiling food and water as Islamist militants move closer
 Northeastern Brazil  Hosts Brazil held by Mexico   Malaysia Malaysia boat capsizes, dozens missing

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Jun.18   Baghdad   Iraq asks US to launch airstrikes against militants   Iraq has formally called on the United States to launch air strikes against jihadist militants who have seized several key cities   Northern Iraq Militants driven back from nation's main oil refinery
  Rio de Janeiro     Spain knocked out of World Cup by Chile  Spain's dominance of global football was brought to a crushing end as they were knocked out of the World Cup by an impressive Chile  Amazon  Ten-man Cameroon knocked out by Croatia  Washington  Obama 'to bypass Congress over Iraq'  Southern China  China jails corruption activists  Malaysia  Bodies found after Malaysia capsize

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Jun.19   Bavaria   German caver Johann Westhauser surfaces
Map of Berchtesgaden Germany
  An injured German trapped 1,000m underground for 12 days has been brought to the surface from the cave after a painstaking rescue operation
 Sri Lanka  Buddhist violence shocks Sri Lanka  Northern Iraq  Battle for key Iraqi oil refinery   Bulgaria   10 die in flooding in Bulgaria after heavy rain   ulgarian authorities say ten people have died and several others are missing after heavy rain and flooding hit the Black Sea port city of Va...   Washington US to send military advisers to Iraq   US Georgia Anthrax risk for 75 scientists at CDC  Australia  Malaysia MH370 jet hunt will move south, Australia says

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Jun.20   Iraq   More than a million Iraqis have fled their homes as ISIS continues siege
  More than a million Iraqis have been forced from their homes by conflict this year, the U.N. refugee agency said -- a number only likely to rise
  UN     Refugee figures 'highest since WW2'   The number of people living as refugees from war or persecution exceeded 50 million in 2013, for the first time since World War Two  Northern Iraq  Fierce battles for Baiji and Tal Afar   Kiev     Ukraine's president orders 1-week unilateral cease-fire
  Petro Poroshenko ordered his forces to cease fire and halt military operations for a week against pro-Russian separatists in the country's east
 Northeastern Brazil  Costa Rica stuns Italy   Western China   13 shot dead in west China after attack on police   Police shot dead 13 assailants who drove one or more vehicles into a police building and set off explosives in an attack that injured three police...  Washington  US steps up sanctions on separatists

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Jun.21   South Korea     South Korean soldier 'kills five comrades, wounds five'   A South Korean soldier has shot dead five comrades, injured five more and fled from an outpost near the border with North Korea, officials s...   Southern Italy Pope Francis attacks 'evil' mafia in 'Ndrangheta base   Sadr City Shia militia show of force raises tensions  Western Iraq  Iraq militants take border post  Northeastern Brazil  Germany made thrilling draw with Ghana  Moscow  Putin gives ceasefire qualified backing

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Jun.22  Western Iraq  Sunni militants 'capture key Iraq border crossings'   Western Iraq   Iraq 'loses western border control'
  The Iraqi government appears to have lost control of its western borders after Sunni militants reportedly captured crossings to Syria and Jordan
 Rio de Janeiro  Belgium takes down Russia with late Origi tally  Amazon  Varela's last-gasp goal salvages 2-2 draw for Portugal vs. USA

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Jun.23   Cairo   Al-Jazeera trio jailed in Egypt Map of Cairo
  Three al-Jazeera journalists accused of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood have been jailed for seven years in Egypt
  Baghdad     Kerry holds talks in Iraq as more cities fall to ISIS militants   As radical Sunni militants snatch city after city in their march toward Baghdad, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Iraq   Northern Iraq   Iraq crisis: Key oil refinery 'seized by rebels'   Sunni rebels in Iraq say they have fully captured the country's main oil refinery at Baiji, north of Baghdad  Donbass  Ukraine separatists 'to join truce'  Brazil  Neymar's two goals lead Brazil over Cameroon

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Jun.24   Donbass Ukraine army helicopter 'shot down' despite ceasefire
 Kurdistan  US urges unity to expel Iraq rebels   Northeastern Brazil     Luis Suarez embroiled in new 'biting' storm Map of Natal Brazil
  Already banned twice in his career for biting an opponent, the Uruguay striker was seemingly at it again in his country's key World Cup victory over Italy.    Uruguay defeats Italy 1-0 to...
  Baghdad US forces arrive in Baghdad to advise Iraqi troops  Baghdad  Iraq government claims gains in anti-militant fight  Brazil  Fifa probes Luis Suarez 'biting' incident  Donbass  Ukraine foes cast doubt on ceasefire

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Jun.25   Western Iraq Syrian warplanes strike in Iraq, killing 57 civilians
 Washington  US GDP shrinks 2.9% in first quarter  Baghdad  Iraq PM rejects 'salvation' cabinet   Northern Nigeria Blast kills 21 at plaza in Nigerian capital  Brazil  Messi scores twice as Argentina beats Nigeria   Australia     Search shifted for Malaysia plane   Hunt for missing #MH370 Malaysian plane shifts farther south in Indian Ocean following new data analysis - Australia

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Jun.26   Baghdad Crisis worsens, Iraq's parliament to meet
  Uruguay Uruguay striker Luis Suarez banned for four months  USA  Millions watch Germany football clash  Brazil  Algeria advances for first time with 1-1 draw vs. Russia  U.S. Congress  Obama seeks $500m for Syria rebels  Northeastern Brazil  USA loses to Germany but advances to World Cup final 16  West Africa  'Drastic action' needed on Ebola   Moscow Putin aide calls Ukraine head 'Nazi'  Southern India  Indian gas pipeline explosion kills 14 people

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Jun.27   Brussels     Ukraine hails EU's 'historic pact' with ex-Soviet states
Map of Brussels
  Ukraine's president has hailed a 'historic' trade pact with the European Union, calling it the 'most important day' since independence in 1991
 Russia said the partnership agreement, also signed by two other ex-Soviet states Georgia and Moldova, would have 'serious consequences'
 Donbass  Ukraine extends ceasefire for east

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Jun.28   Sunni Triangle Iraq army launches offensive to retake Tikrit from Isis
  Bosnia Bosnia marks centenary of WWI spark  Washington  Benghazi consulate raid suspect in US court   Sunni Triangle   Iraq army 'routs Isis rebels' in offensive on Tikrit Map of Tikrit Iraq
  Iraq's army has routed Sunni militants in a major offensive on the northern city of Tikrit, state media say.    Thousands of Iraqi troops backed by tanks and air power attacked Tikrit from...
  Rio de Janeiro Rodriguez stars in Colombia win over Uruguay   Brazil Brazil edge past Chile in shootout   Baghdad Iraq 'receives first Russian jets'   Southern India At least 19 killed when 2 buildings collapse in India  North Korea  North Korea 'test-fires missiles'

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Jun.29   Sunni Triangle Iraqi forces reportedly pull back from Tikrit amid fierce fighting
  Northeastern Brazil Costa Rica go through on penalties over Greece   Northeastern Brazil Netherlands win over Mexico   Sunni Triangle Iraq crisis: Fresh clashes over Tikrit  Pakistan  Couple killed by family for marrying without its consent   Iraq   ISIS declares new Islamic caliphate
  The Al Qaeda breakaway group that has seized much of northern Syria and neighboring Iraq formally declared the creation of an Islamic state
 North Korea  North Korea to put US men on trial

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Jun.30   West Bank     Abducted Israeli teens found dead
Map of Halhul Hebron Israel
  Three Israeli teenagers who were abducted earlier this month in the West Bank have been found dead in a pit near the town of Halhul
 Naftali Frenkel and Gilad Shaar, both aged 16, and 19-year-old Eyal Yifrach were last seen at a junction near Hebron as they hitchhiked. Prime Minister Netanyahu said Hamas was responsible
  Brazil Germany survive scare against Algeria to reach quarterfinals  Brazil  France sees off Nigeria to reach last eight  Toronto  Toronto Mayor Rob Ford: Rehab saved my life   Kiev     Ukrainian president ends unilateral ceasefire with pro-Russian separatists   Petro Poroshenko was abandoning a unilateral cease-fire in the conflict and sending military forces back on the offensive   Jerusalem Israel vows firm action after deaths


Taliban's Mullah Omar celebrates prisoner-swap 'victory' D-Day anniversary: World leaders gather for ceremony D-Day anniversary: Veterans mark historic invasion Map of Sword Beach Normandy France




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Jun.1   Afghanistan
Jun.2  Donbass  Ukraine border guard centre attacked
Jun.2  Germany  Bowe Bergdahl in 'stable' condition
Jun.3  Poland  US unveils $1bn Europe security plan
Jun.4  Afghanistan  Bowe Bergdahl: Video shows US soldier handover
Jun.5   France
Jun.6   France
  Almost 2,000 veterans and world leaders are attending the main commemoration event marking the 70th anniversary of the landings
Jun.7   Colombia Colombia government and Farc to set up truth commission Jun.10   Southern Afghanistan   Nato forces kill five US troops in Afghanistan   Five American soldiers have been killed accidentally by their own side in southern Afghanistan, US military sources have confirmed Jun.10   Mosul   ISIS seizes second city of Mosul
  Iraq's prime minister has asked parliament to declare a state of emergency after Islamist militants effectively took control of Mosul
Jun.10   Mosul Tens of thousands flee Iraq's Mosul
Jun.10  England  U.S. sends B-2 stealth bombers to Europe Jun.11   Sunni Triangle   Militants seize Tikrit after taking Mosul Map of Tikrit Iraq
  Islamist insurgents in Iraq have seized the city of Tikrit, their second major gain after capturing Mosul on Tuesday
Jun.11  UN Security Council  UN condemns Iraqi militant attacks Jun.12  Washington  Obama: All options open on Iraq Jun.12  Donbass  Ukraine: Russian tanks have entered the country Jun.13   Iraq   Iran sends forces to Iraq as militants press forward  About 500 Revolutionary Guards entered Iraq as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria started making its advance toward the south Jun.13   Texas Sgt Bowe Bergdahl arrives back in US Jun.13   Iraq Iraq cleric issues Shia call to arms Jun.13  Donbass  Kiev forces win back Mariupol Jun.13  Washington  Obama to 'review options' on Iraq Jun.13   Donbass Military plane shot down in Luhansk   Several Ukrainian troops have been killed after pro-Russian rebels shot down Il-76 transport plane, officials say Jun.14  Tehran  Iran 'ready to help neighbour Iraq' Jun.14  London  Tony Blair: 'We didn't cause Iraq crisis' Jun.14  Tribal Areas  Airstrikes kill as many as 100 militants in Pakistan Jun.15   Iraq Images purport to show 'massacre' by militants Jun.15   Sunni Triangle Iraqi PM orders troops to make stand in Samarra Jun.16   Northern Iraq   Militants 'seize' Iraq's Tal Afar   Sunni militants captured Tal Afar, a town in the northwest of Iraq as the Obama administration reportedly prepared to open a dialogue with I... Jun.16  Kenya  At least 48 killed in militant attack on town near coastal resort Jun.16   Baghdad US deploys 275 'military personnel'
  Up to 275 US 'military personne' are being sent to Iraq to provide security for the US embassy and other personnel, the White House says
Jun.17  Sunni Triangle  Clashes on approaches to Baghdad Jun.17   Baghdad Baghdadis stockpile food in fear of ISIS advance
  Residents of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, are stockpiling food and water as Islamist militants move closer
Jun.18   Baghdad Iraq asks US to launch airstrikes against militants   Iraq has formally called on the United States to launch air strikes against jihadist militants who have seized several key cities Jun.18   Northern Iraq Militants driven back from nation's main oil refinery
Jun.18  Washington  Obama 'to bypass Congress over Iraq' Jun.19  Northern Iraq  Battle for key Iraqi oil refinery Jun.19   Washington US to send military advisers to Iraq Jun.20   Iraq More than a million Iraqis have fled their homes as ISIS continues siege
  More than a million Iraqis have been forced from their homes by conflict this year, the U.N. refugee agency said -- a number only likely to rise
Jun.20  Northern Iraq  Fierce battles for Baiji and Tal Afar Jun.20   Kiev   Ukraine's president orders 1-week unilateral cease-fire
  Petro Poroshenko ordered his forces to cease fire and halt military operations for a week against pro-Russian separatists in the country's east
Jun.21   South Korea   South Korean soldier 'kills five comrades, wounds five'   A South Korean soldier has shot dead five comrades, injured five more and fled from an outpost near the border with North Korea, officials s... Jun.21   Sadr City Shia militia show of force raises tensions Jun.21  Western Iraq  Iraq militants take border post Jun.21  Moscow  Putin gives ceasefire qualified backing Jun.22  Western Iraq  Sunni militants 'capture key Iraq border crossings' Jun.22   Western Iraq Iraq 'loses western border control'
  The Iraqi government appears to have lost control of its western borders after Sunni militants reportedly captured crossings to Syria and Jordan
Jun.23   Baghdad   Kerry holds talks in Iraq as more cities fall to ISIS militants   As radical Sunni militants snatch city after city in their march toward Baghdad, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Iraq Jun.23   Northern Iraq Iraq crisis: Key oil refinery 'seized by rebels'   Sunni rebels in Iraq say they have fully captured the country's main oil refinery at Baiji, north of Baghdad Jun.23  Donbass  Ukraine separatists 'to join truce' Jun.24   Donbass Ukraine army helicopter 'shot down' despite ceasefire Jun.24   Baghdad US forces arrive in Baghdad to advise Iraqi troops Jun.24  Baghdad  Iraq government claims gains in anti-militant fight Jun.24  Donbass  Ukraine foes cast doubt on ceasefire Jun.25   Western Iraq Syrian warplanes strike in Iraq, killing 57 civilians Jun.26  U.S. Congress  Obama seeks $500m for Syria rebels Jun.27  Donbass  Ukraine extends ceasefire for east Jun.28   Sunni Triangle Iraq army launches offensive to retake Tikrit from Isis Jun.28   Sunni Triangle Iraq army 'routs Isis rebels' in offensive on Tikrit Map of Tikrit Iraq
  Iraq's army has routed Sunni militants in a major offensive on the northern city of Tikrit, state media say.    Thousands of Iraqi troops backed by tanks and air power attacked Tikrit from...
Jun.28   Baghdad Iraq 'receives first Russian jets' Jun.28  North Korea  North Korea 'test-fires missiles' Jun.29   Sunni Triangle Iraqi forces reportedly pull back from Tikrit amid fierce fighting Jun.29   Sunni Triangle Iraq crisis: Fresh clashes over Tikrit Jun.29   Iraq ISIS declares new Islamic caliphate
  The Al Qaeda breakaway group that has seized much of northern Syria and neighboring Iraq formally declared the creation of an Islamic state
Jun.30   Kiev   Ukrainian president ends unilateral ceasefire with pro-Russian separatists   Petro Poroshenko was abandoning a unilateral cease-fire in the conflict and sending military forces back on the offensive



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2014 Jun.2  Tehran  Strong sandstorm kills four in Iran Jun.3  Netherlands  Big blaze at Shell chemical plant in Netherlands Jun.7  Afghanistan  Dozens killed in Afghan flash floods Jun.8   India   Indian students 'swept away' by water in Himachal Pradesh   Some 24 students from a college in Hyderabad have been swept away by a sudden surge of the Beas river in the Kullu valley Jun.8  Australia  Missing plane 'whistleblower' fund Jun.9  Australia  Human remains found in crocodile after fatal attack Jun.9  Bavaria  Rescue in Germany's deepest cave Jun.12  Malaysia  MH370 families get $50,000 payments Jun.16  Australia  Shipwreck families sue Australia Jun.17   Malaysia Malaysia boat capsizes, dozens missing
Jun.18  Malaysia  Bodies found after Malaysia capsize Jun.19   Bavaria German caver Johann Westhauser surfaces Map of Berchtesgaden Germany
  An injured German trapped 1,000m underground for 12 days has been brought to the surface from the cave after a painstaking rescue operation
Jun.19   Bulgaria 10 die in flooding in Bulgaria after heavy rain   ulgarian authorities say ten people have died and several others are missing after heavy rain and flooding hit the Black Sea port city of Va... Jun.19   US Georgia Anthrax risk for 75 scientists at CDC Jun.19  Australia  Malaysia MH370 jet hunt will move south, Australia says Jun.25   Australia   Search shifted for Malaysia plane   Hunt for missing #MH370 Malaysian plane shifts farther south in Indian Ocean following new data analysis - Australia Jun.26  West Africa  'Drastic action' needed on Ebola Jun.26  Southern India  Indian gas pipeline explosion kills 14 people Jun.28   Southern India At least 19 killed when 2 buildings collapse in India



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2014 Jun.8   Sao Paulo World Cup: Sao Paulo metro strike to continue
Jun.9   Tokyo Japan signals resumption of whaling Jun.9  Karachi  Karachi airport reopens after raid Jun.11  European Union  Uber sparks taxi strikes in Europe Jun.12  Malaysia  MH370 families get $50,000 payments Jun.16   Russia   Russia cuts gas supply to Ukraine after deadline passes   Russia on Monday cut gas supplies to Ukraine as a payment deadline passed and negotiators failed to reach a deal on gas prices and unpaid bi... Jun.16  Australia  Shipwreck families sue Australia Jun.18   Northern Iraq Militants driven back from nation's main oil refinery Jun.19  Northern Iraq  Battle for key Iraqi oil refinery Jun.23   Northern Iraq Iraq crisis: Key oil refinery 'seized by rebels'   Sunni rebels in Iraq say they have fully captured the country's main oil refinery at Baiji, north of Baghdad Jun.25  Washington  US GDP shrinks 2.9% in first quarter Jun.26  USA  Millions watch Germany football clash



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2014 Jun.6  Paris  Rafael Nadal routed Andy Murray Jun.7  Paris  Maria Sharapova beats Simona Halep to win French Open Jun.8   Paris Rafael Nadal clinches record ninth French Open title  Rafael Nadal wore down Novak Djokovic in another enthralling meeting of the two best players in the world Sunday to claim his French Open ti... Jun.10   Sao Paulo   Blatter still has burning desire to be FIFA's president  Sepp Blatter told CONCACAF football leaders on Tuesday that his desire to be FIFA president ''burns stronger than ever' Jun.12  Sao Paulo  Brazilian police fire tear gas at World Cup protesters Jun.12   Sao Paulo Brazil up 3-1 over Croatia in World Cup debut
Jun.13   Northeastern Brazil Netherlands put five past champions Spain Jun.13  Los Angeles  LA Kings win the Cup on Martinez's double-OT goal Jun.14  Northeastern Brazil  Costa Rica stun Uruguay Jun.14  Amazon  Balotelli earns Italy win over England Jun.15  Brazil  Goal technology used in France win Jun.15   Texas Spurs get ultimate revenge by mauling Heat in Finals Jun.16   Southern France Michael Schumacher 'out of coma' Jun.16  Northeastern Brazil  Germany routs Portugal 4-0 behind Thomas Muller's hat trick Jun.17  Northeastern Brazil  Hosts Brazil held by Mexico Jun.18   Rio de Janeiro   Spain knocked out of World Cup by Chile  Spain's dominance of global football was brought to a crushing end as they were knocked out of the World Cup by an impressive Chile Jun.18  Amazon  Ten-man Cameroon knocked out by Croatia Jun.20  Northeastern Brazil  Costa Rica stuns Italy Jun.21  Northeastern Brazil  Germany made thrilling draw with Ghana Jun.22  Rio de Janeiro  Belgium takes down Russia with late Origi tally Jun.22  Amazon  Varela's last-gasp goal salvages 2-2 draw for Portugal vs. USA Jun.23  Brazil  Neymar's two goals lead Brazil over Cameroon Jun.24   Northeastern Brazil   Luis Suarez embroiled in new 'biting' storm Map of Natal Brazil
  Already banned twice in his career for biting an opponent, the Uruguay striker was seemingly at it again in his country's key World Cup victory over Italy.    Uruguay defeats Italy 1-0 to...
Jun.24  Brazil  Fifa probes Luis Suarez 'biting' incident Jun.25  Brazil  Messi scores twice as Argentina beats Nigeria Jun.26   Uruguay Uruguay striker Luis Suarez banned for four months Jun.26  USA  Millions watch Germany football clash Jun.26  Brazil  Algeria advances for first time with 1-1 draw vs. Russia Jun.26  Northeastern Brazil  USA loses to Germany but advances to World Cup final 16 Jun.28   Rio de Janeiro Rodriguez stars in Colombia win over Uruguay Jun.28   Brazil Brazil edge past Chile in shootout Jun.29   Northeastern Brazil Costa Rica go through on penalties over Greece Jun.29   Northeastern Brazil Netherlands win over Mexico Jun.30   Brazil Germany survive scare against Algeria to reach quarterfinals Jun.30  Brazil  France sees off Nigeria to reach last eight



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2014 Jun.1   Afghanistan Taliban's Mullah Omar celebrates prisoner-swap 'victory'
Jun.1   Iran Iran executed dissident for 'enmity against God' Jun.1  Northern Nigeria  Northern Nigeria bomb blast 'kills football spectators' Jun.4   Maritime Provinces Manhunt as police officers killed in Moncton Map of Moncton Canada
  A manhunt for Justin Bourque, 24, is under way in the Canadian city of Moncton after three officers were shot dead and two wounded
Jun.5   Maritime Provinces Moncton shooting: City on lockdown during manhunt Jun.5  Maritime Provinces  Man arrested over Moncton shootings Jun.6   Kabul Afghan presidential candidate survives convoy attack   At least six people were killed when explosions hit a campaign rally for Abdullah Abdullah, one of two presidential runoff candidates at a h... Jun.6  Maritime Provinces  Moncton shooting: Justin Bourque charged with murder Jun.7   Canada Canada inmates in helicopter escape Map of Orsainville Quebec Canada
  Three inmates have escaped from a Orsainville detention centre using a helicopter. Police are now searching for the inmates
Jun.8   Karachi Gunmen attack Karachi's airport Map of Karachi international airport Pakistan
  Heavily armed gunmen have attacked Karachi international airport in Pakistan, killing at least 10 people
Jun.8   Nevada Five dead in Las Vegas shootings Jun.8  Karachi  'Gunfire resumes' at Karachi airport after deadly raid Jun.9   Karachi   Pakistani Taliban says behind airport raid   Terrorists entered Karachi's Jinnah International Airport at two different spots with a big plan: to destroy a group of parked airplanes Jun.9  Karachi  Karachi airport reopens after raid Jun.12   India India hangings: Fourth woman dies in Uttar Pradesh Jun.15   Iraq Images purport to show 'massacre' by militants Jun.16  Kenya  At least 48 killed in militant attack on town near coastal resort Jun.17   Libya U.S. captures key Benghazi suspect in raid
  U.S. forces working with the FBI captured Libyan militia leader Ahmed abu Khattalah, a key suspect in the attack on the American compound
Jun.18  Southern China  China jails corruption activists Jun.19  Sri Lanka  Buddhist violence shocks Sri Lanka Jun.20   Western China 13 shot dead in west China after attack on police   Police shot dead 13 assailants who drove one or more vehicles into a police building and set off explosives in an attack that injured three police... Jun.21   South Korea   South Korean soldier 'kills five comrades, wounds five'   A South Korean soldier has shot dead five comrades, injured five more and fled from an outpost near the border with North Korea, officials s... Jun.21   Southern Italy Pope Francis attacks 'evil' mafia in 'Ndrangheta base
Jun.23   Cairo Al-Jazeera trio jailed in Egypt Map of Cairo
  Three al-Jazeera journalists accused of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood have been jailed for seven years in Egypt
Jun.25   Northern Nigeria Blast kills 21 at plaza in Nigerian capital Jun.28  Washington  Benghazi consulate raid suspect in US court Jun.29  Pakistan  Couple killed by family for marrying without its consent Jun.29  North Korea  North Korea to put US men on trial Jun.30   West Bank   Abducted Israeli teens found dead Map of Halhul Hebron Israel
  Three Israeli teenagers who were abducted earlier this month in the West Bank have been found dead in a pit near the town of Halhul
 Naftali Frenkel and Gilad Shaar, both aged 16, and 19-year-old Eyal Yifrach were last seen at a junction near Hebron as they hitchhiked. Prime Minister Netanyahu said Hamas was responsible




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2014 Jun.1   Iran Iran executed dissident for 'enmity against God'
Jun.1  Washington  US parties clash over prisoner deal Jun.2   Madrid King Juan Carlos of Spain abdicates Map of Madrid
  King Juan Carlos of Spain has announced his intention to abdicate, after nearly 40 years on the throne
 His son, Crown Prince Felipe, 45, will take over the throne
Jun.2   Syria Syria votes in presidential election Jun.2  Madrid  Spain cabinet to discuss abdication Jun.3  Poland  US unveils $1bn Europe security plan Jun.3  Poland  Obama to hold talks with Ukraine's Poroshenko in Warsaw Jun.3   Beijing Tiananmen tense on rally anniversary   Chinese security personnel have swamped Beijing's Tiananmen Square on the 25th anniversary of the Beijing massacre Jun.4  Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine  Obama condemns Russia 'dark tactics' Jun.4   Damascus   Syria's Bashar al-Assad re-elected   Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has won a third term in office after securing 88.7% of votes in presidential election Jun.4   Brussels G7 warns Russia of fresh sanctions Jun.5  Brussels  G7 'fully behind new Ukraine leadership' Jun.5   France D-Day anniversary: World leaders gather for ceremony Jun.5  North Korea  N Korea 'detains third American' Jun.6   France D-Day anniversary: Veterans mark historic invasion Map of Sword Beach Normandy France
  Almost 2,000 veterans and world leaders are attending the main commemoration event marking the 70th anniversary of the landings
Jun.6   Kabul Afghan presidential candidate survives convoy attack   At least six people were killed when explosions hit a campaign rally for Abdullah Abdullah, one of two presidential runoff candidates at a h... Jun.6  Kiev  Ukraine's Poroshenko hails 'start of Russia dialogue' Jun.7   Kiev   Poroshenko sworn in and sets out peace plan Map of Verkhovna Rada Kiev Ukraine
  Petro Poroshenko has been sworn in as president of Ukraine, setting out a plan to bring peace to the conflict-torn east of the country.    The 48-year-old tycoon offered political concessions to p...
Jun.7   Colombia Colombia government and Farc to set up truth commission Jun.8   Cairo Egypt leader hails 'historic moment' Jun.9   Tokyo Japan signals resumption of whaling Jun.9  Sweden  Merkel and Cameron in battle over European Commission Jun.10   Sao Paulo   Blatter still has burning desire to be FIFA's president  Sepp Blatter told CONCACAF football leaders on Tuesday that his desire to be FIFA president ''burns stronger than ever' Jun.10  Virginia  Eric Cantor loses Virginia Republican Party primary Jun.11  UN Security Council  UN condemns Iraqi militant attacks Jun.12   Baghdad Iraq delays vote on emergency powers Jun.12  Sao Paulo  Brazilian police fire tear gas at World Cup protesters Jun.12  Washington  Obama: All options open on Iraq Jun.13   Iraq Iraq cleric issues Shia call to arms Jun.13  Washington  Obama to 'review options' on Iraq Jun.14  Tehran  Iran 'ready to help neighbour Iraq' Jun.14  London  Tony Blair: 'We didn't cause Iraq crisis' Jun.15   Colombia Santos re-elected in Colombian poll Jun.15  Washington  US considers talks with Iran on Iraq Jun.18   Baghdad Iraq asks US to launch airstrikes against militants   Iraq has formally called on the United States to launch air strikes against jihadist militants who have seized several key cities Jun.18  Washington  Obama 'to bypass Congress over Iraq' Jun.18  Southern China  China jails corruption activists Jun.19  Sri Lanka  Buddhist violence shocks Sri Lanka Jun.19   Washington US to send military advisers to Iraq Jun.20   UN   Refugee figures 'highest since WW2'   The number of people living as refugees from war or persecution exceeded 50 million in 2013, for the first time since World War Two Jun.20  Washington  US steps up sanctions on separatists Jun.21   Southern Italy Pope Francis attacks 'evil' mafia in 'Ndrangheta base Jun.21  Moscow  Putin gives ceasefire qualified backing Jun.23   Cairo Al-Jazeera trio jailed in Egypt Map of Cairo
  Three al-Jazeera journalists accused of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood have been jailed for seven years in Egypt
Jun.23   Baghdad   Kerry holds talks in Iraq as more cities fall to ISIS militants   As radical Sunni militants snatch city after city in their march toward Baghdad, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Iraq Jun.24  Kurdistan  US urges unity to expel Iraq rebels Jun.24   Baghdad US forces arrive in Baghdad to advise Iraqi troops Jun.25  Baghdad  Iraq PM rejects 'salvation' cabinet Jun.26   Baghdad Crisis worsens, Iraq's parliament to meet Jun.26  U.S. Congress  Obama seeks $500m for Syria rebels Jun.26   Moscow Putin aide calls Ukraine head 'Nazi' Jun.27   Brussels   Ukraine hails EU's 'historic pact' with ex-Soviet states Map of Brussels
  Ukraine's president has hailed a 'historic' trade pact with the European Union, calling it the 'most important day' since independence in 1991
 Russia said the partnership agreement, also signed by two other ex-Soviet states Georgia and Moldova, would have 'serious consequences'
Jun.28   Bosnia Bosnia marks centenary of WWI spark Jun.29   Iraq ISIS declares new Islamic caliphate
  The Al Qaeda breakaway group that has seized much of northern Syria and neighboring Iraq formally declared the creation of an Islamic state
Jun.29  North Korea  North Korea to put US men on trial Jun.30  Toronto  Toronto Mayor Rob Ford: Rehab saved my life Jun.30   Jerusalem Israel vows firm action after deaths