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June 25

International relations

The European Union formally launches accession negotiations with Ukraine and Moldova.
Source: Barron's external link
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Science and technology

China's Chang'e 6 lunar exploration mission successfully returns to Earth after taking rock and soil samples from the far side of the moon.
Source: AP external link
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Armed conflicts and attacks

An Israeli bomb strike in Gaza kills 10 family members of Hamas political chief Ismail Haniyeh.
Source: RFI external link
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Israeli airstrikes kill at least 24 people in Gaza City.
Source: Reuters external link

Politics and elections

Hundreds of anti-tax protestors assault and set the Parliament of Kenya's building in Nairobi on fire, as riots erupted after a finance bill was approved. Five people are shot dead by police.
Source: Reuters external link

Law and crime

The Supreme Court of Israel rules that the Israel Defense Forces and the Government of Israel are legally bound to conscript yeshiva students.
Source: The Jerusalem Post external link
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is freed after a plea deal with the United States, which results in Assange pleading guilty to espionage-related charges.
Source: Reuters external link
Source: The Guardian external link
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June 24

Armed conflicts and attacks

Eleven Palestinians, including the director of Gaza's Ambulance and Emergency Department, are killed in Israeli airstrikes on the al-Shati refugee camp, Bani Suhaila, and Gaza City.
Source: Reuters external link
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejects the U.S.-backed ceasefire proposal for the war in Gaza, instead committing to continuing the war and "the goal of eliminating Hamas."
Source: TIME external link
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At least four people are killed and 40 others are injured when Russian Iskander-M ballistic missiles hit Pokrovsk in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine.
Source: Reuters external link
The death toll from the attack on a synagogue and Orthodox church in Derbent and Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia, yesterday, increases to 20, with 46 others injured.
Source: Reuters external link

Law and crime

Trial courts in Metro Manila, Philippines, dismiss the remaining charges filed against former senator Leila de Lima during the presidency of Rodrigo Duterte, including the last of the three involving her alleged conspiracy in the illegal drug trade, as well as another on her disobedience to a summons for a House hearing.
Source: BBC News external link
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange enters a plea deal with the U.S. Justice Department, in which he will be found guilty on one federal charge in exchange for his release back to Australia.
Source: ABC News external link
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Politics and elections

Violence and riots resume in New Caledonia after eight pro-independence activists were flown to France for pre-trial detention yesterday. Protesters burn police vehicles, block roads, and set fire to the town hall in Koumac.
Source: Al Jazeera external link
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Health and environment

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland reports that Scottish wildcat kittens have been born in the Cairngorms National Park, in a "major milestone" for the conservation of the critically endangered population.
Source: The Guardian external link
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Sports

In ice hockey, the Florida Panthers win the 2024 Stanley Cup Finals, beating the Edmonton Oilers in 7 games, making it their first championship in franchise history. The win comes after losing the previous year's Stanley Cup Finals against the Vegas Golden Knights. The Panthers also avoid becoming the 5th team in National Hockey League history to lose a series despite having a 3-0 series lead, and the 2nd to do so in the Stanley Cup Finals since the 1941–42 Detroit Red Wings.
Source: The Washington Post external link

Disasters and accidents

Twenty-two people are killed and two others are injured in a fire at a lithium battery factory in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi, South Korea.
Source: Reuters external link
Eight people are killed in a fire in an office building in Fryazino, Moscow Oblast, Russia.
Source: BBC News external link
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Officials in Blue Earth County, Minnesota, issue an evacuation warning due to flooding on the Blue Earth River breaching the Rapidan Dam, pushing it into an "imminent failure condition" upstream of several cities. Flooding also collapses a railroad bridge connecting South Dakota and Iowa and kills two people.
Source: AP external link
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June 23

Armed conflicts and attacks

Ukrainian forces launch an ATACMS missile bombardment on Sevastopol, Crimea, with missile fragments hitting a beach, killing five people and injuring at least 153 others of which 27 were children. Russia's ministry of defense says that it holds the United States responsible for the attack and vows that there will be a response.
Source: Reuters external link
One person is killed and ten others are injured in Russian strikes on civilian infrastructure in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Source: Reuters external link
Eight Palestinians are killed in IDF airstrikes that hit a UNRWA-run vocational college in Gaza City that was being used to distribute aid.
Source: Reuters external link
At least 16 people are killed and 13 others are injured in Dagestan, Russia, when gunmen open fire on a synagogue and an Orthodox church in Derbent and on a traffic police post in Makhachkala.
Source: RBK external link
North Macedonia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs urges all its citizens in Lebanon to leave as soon as possible due to "deteriorating security" in the region from escalating conflicts.
Source: Sloboden Pečat external link
The Houthis claim to have carried out a joint military operation with the Islamic Resistance in Iraq to target four vessels in the Port of Haifa, Israel.
Source: Al Jazeera external link

Disasters and accidents

The Saudi health minister announces that 1,301 people are now confirmed to have died during this year's Hajj pilgrimage.
Source: Al Arabiya external link
One person is found dead after floods in southern Switzerland.
Source: Reuters external link

Politics and elections

More than 150,000 Israelis rally and march in Tel Aviv to protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his government, calling for new elections, the return of hostages, and a ceasefire.
Source: Al Jazeera external link
Independence leader Christian Tein and seven other activists are flown to France for pre-trial detention after being arrested for inciting violence and riots in New Caledonia.
Source: Al Jazeera external link
On the Grand Duke's Official Birthday, Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg announces that his son and heir Guillaume will assume royal duties beginning in October, in preparation for Henri's eventual abdication.
Source: Luxembourg Times external link

June 22

Armed conflicts and attacks

At least 42 Palestinians are killed by Israeli airstrikes in northern Gaza.
Source: Reuters external link
At least three people are killed and 38 others are injured when Russian guided bombs hit civilian infrastructure in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Source: The Washington Post external link
Russia launches missile and drone strikes across Ukraine, injuring two people and damaging energy infrastructure. Ukraine says that it shot down 12 of 16 missiles and all 13 drones.
Source: Reuters external link
At least 23 people are killed by CODECO militia groups in Ituri Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Source: Reuters external link
At least seven people are killed and 100 are kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Katsina State, Nigeria.
Source: Al Jazeera external link

Science and technology

A University of Illinois team lead by Joshua Wurman and Karen Kosiba confirms mobile radar measurements of between 309 mph (497 km/h) and 318 mph (512 km/h) in the tornado that struck Greenfield, Iowa, United States, on May 21. This is the first unambiguous radar confirmation of tornado winds over 300 mph (480 km/h).
Source: University of Illinois external link

Law and crime

French prosecutors charge a 19-year-old and a minor with planning and collecting arms for a violent "terrorist conspiracy" against Jewish targets.
Source: France 24 external link

Disasters and accidents

The death toll from the tainted liquor incident in Kallakurichi district, Tamil Nadu, India, increases to 54.
Source: Al Jazeera external link
The death toll from the storms and heavy rains in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras increases to 30 people, including at least six children.
Source: Reuters external link
Three people are missing following thunderstorms and landslides in southeastern Switzerland.
Source: Al Jazeera external link
A severe water crisis on the island of Capri, Italy, due to Italian mainland water system failures causes several areas in Anacapri to run dry, and forces the mayor of Capri to suspend tourist arrivals on the island.
Source: AP external link

Politics and elections

Thousands of people march in a pride parade in Budapest, Hungary, to protest against Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's anti-LGBTQ+ policies.
Source: Reuters external link