Sally Ride, the first American female astronaut, dies of pancreatic cancer at the age of 61. Her obituary acknowledges her 27-year relationship with a woman.
Interpol's Operation Blackwrist arrests nine people in Australia, Thailand and the United States, and rescues 50 children in connection with a 63,000-member online pedophilia ring. More arrests are expected. Investigators from nearly 60 countries participated in this operation.
Prosecutors in the United States charge Sayfullo Saipov with a further six counts of attempted murder, in addition to the 22 other offences already charged in connection to a vehicle-ramming attack in New York. Saipov enters pleas of not guilty.
Former President Pervez Musharraf travels to Dubai for medical treatment of his back and leg, before moving on to either the U.S. or U.K. for additional treatment, spokesperson Aasia Ishaque said. Musharraf, 72, will return to Pakistan to face all pending legal cases. Earlier this week, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s government implemented the Supreme Court ruling, and lifted the 2013 ban that barred Musharraf from international trips.
Negotiators for the European Commission and the United States agree on a pact protecting data transfers across the North Atlantic by companies such as Google and Amazon, imposing on such companies certain privacy shield obligations.
Hillary Clinton, the United States Secretary of State, states that the United States "categorically disagrees" with the decision of the Scottish Government to release on compassionate grounds Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, the man convicted of bombing Pan Am Flight 103.
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva questions why American President Barack Obama ignored Iran's nuclear agreement with Brazil and Turkey and presented new sanctions to the United Nations Security Council, saying this is "not the attitude that someone who won the Nobel Peace Prize has" and describing himself as "disappointed".