State of emergency
A state of emergency and curfew are declared in Christchurch, New Zealand, after the 2010 Canterbury earthquake.
At least five people are killed in a second day of spontaneous protests against unemployment, government corruption and lack of basic services in Iraq. Police say they have "lost control" of the city of Nassiriya after exchanging gunfire with protesters. Curfews are imposed on the Iraqi cities of Baghdad, Nassiriya, Amarah and Hillah.
Wildfires in east and west Attica, Greece, kill at least 76 people, leave another 172 injured, and burn hundreds of houses and vehicles, prompting a state of emergency. The Greek government requests help from European Union countries.
The President of France François Hollande extends a state of emergency against terrorism for three months following the attack, which has now claimed over 80 lives. He had previously announced that it would be lifted on 26 July.