In the United Kingdom, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announce they are suing "The Mail on Sunday", as well as its parent company DMG Media, claiming the publisher's newspapers have been publishing "false and deliberately derogatory stories" about their lives.
The Supreme Court of Thailand upholds death sentences against two migrant workers convicted of murdering two UK tourists and raping one. Rights groups say that the men are scapegoats and tortured into false confessions by police under pressure to solve the crimes, which attracted international attention.
The United Kingdom reports a temperature reading of 38.1 C in Cambridge, the second highest UK temperature yet recorded. It is subsequently confirmed that a reading of 38.7 C is verified, also in Cambridge, beating the previous record of 38.5 C set in Faversham, Kent on 10 August 2003 to become the new national record.
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, during a visit to the Gambia, announces that the West African nation is to rejoin the Commonwealth of Nations following talks with Gambian President Adama Barrow. The Gambia withdrew from the Commonwealth in 2013 under Yahya Jammeh, who considered it a "neo-colonial institution".
British cosmologist Stephen Hawking and Russian venture capitalist and physicist Yuri Milner announce " Breaktrough Starshot," a $100 million effort to plan a trip to the sun's closest stellar neighbor, Alpha Centauri, via developing nanotechnology that would put the craft within the star system roughly 20 years after leaving Earth.
A toddler is found alive, hours after a shooting leaves four dead and another child heavily injured in a wood in Chevaline, Haute-Savoie near Lake Annecy, France. A car with a British licence plate is involved. British tourists, the male Iraqi-passport-holding driver and two women in the car, and a local inhabitant on a cycle, who was on paternity leave, are among the deaths.
Charles Haddon, singer of the British synthpop band Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, commits suicide after a show at the Pukkelpop festival in Belgium. [http:--www.nme.com-news-ou-est-le-swimming-pool-52576 "(NME)"]