2019 Moscow City Duma election

As many as 50,000 people gathered at ongoing protests in Moscow against the Russian authorities preventing several opposition candidates from running in the election, which turned into a protest against the government in general. It is the biggest such event since the 2011 protests.

Opposition and independent candidates excluded from Moscow city council ballot.

Death of Jeffrey Epstein

American financier Jeffrey Epstein is found dead in his Manhattan jail cell in an apparent suicide while awaiting trial for sex trafficking charges.

Mr. Epstein, the financier indicted on sex trafficking charges, was not under suicide watch at the time of his death.

North Korea–United States relations

In a letter sent by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to U.S. President Donald Trump, Kim apologizes for the testing of short-range missiles. Trump says he expects to meet Kim soon and see a denuclearized North Korea as "one of the most successful countries in the world".


Five people are confirmed dead and three injured following an accidental rocket explosion on a naval test range in Russia on Thursday.

Radiation levels spiked following the blast at a naval test range in the Arctic.

Morogoro tanker explosion

At least 75 people have been killed and 60 injured in a fuel tanker explosion in Morogoro, Tanzania.

Typhoon Lekima

At least 56 people have been killed and more than a million forced from their homes as Typhoon Lekima hits eastern China.

China's largest video-streaming platform wrongly said everyone in Shandong province had been killed.


The death toll due to the monsoon flooding in southern and western India rises to 147, while hundreds of thousands have been evacuated from their homes.

Heavy rain and landslides force hundreds of thousands of people to take shelter in relief camps.

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Israeli forces arrest two Palestinians who are suspected of having killed an Israeli soldier.

A large scale manhunt was launched on Thursday morning

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Israeli forces shoot dead four Palestinian militants near the border with Gaza, the Israeli military say. Israel Defense Forces say the men were armed with assault rifles, anti-tank missiles and hand grenades.

Soldiers opened fire after one of four armed men crossed into Israel, defence forces say

Bærum mosque shooting

A man in Bærum, Norway, opens fire in Al Noor Islamic Centre, injuring a congregant. A woman was found dead at the house of the suspect.

A shooting at a mosque in Norway is being investigated as a possible act of terrorism, police say

Libyan Civil War

A car bomb goes off in Benghazi, killing three members of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya and two other mission members, and wounding dozens of civilians.

Yemeni Civil War

Fighters of the Southern Movement capture the port city of Aden from forces loyal to the internationally recognized President of Yemen Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi.

Southern separatists take effective control of Aden, seat of Yemen's internationally recognised government, say sources.