What Happened on 16 June 2015

Philippines: Rebels hand over arms in 'peace gesture'

A key rebel group in the Philippines handed over its first set of weapons as part of… Read More.

North Carolina shark attacks: No lifeguards even after two children lose limbs

Officials in Oak Island, a town in the US state of North Carolina, said that beaches… Read More.

Migrant crisis: EU ministers to discuss 'distribution plan'

EU’s interior ministers are meeting in Luxembourg to discuss ways to deal with the migrant crisis at… Read More.

US: Jeb Bush launches presidential campaign with 'optimistic message'

Jeb Bush, the former Florida Governor and brother and son of two former US presidents, has officially launched his presidential… Read More.

US gun-maker Colt Defense files for bankruptcy protection

American gun-maker Colt Defense has filed for bankruptcy protection. The firm hopes there will be a fast-track sale of its… Read More.

Airbus, Boeing bag 200 orders on day one of Paris Air Show

Airbus and Boeing have bagged a total of 200 orders on day one of the Paris Air… Read More.

Gap to close 175 stores in North America

Gap will close 175 stores in North America in the next few years amid attempts to… Read More.

Little time to prevent Greek exit from euro, warns French President

French President Francois Hollande has warned that there is “little time” to avert Greece’s exit from the eurozone. He said… Read More.

Gerry Weber Open: Federer beats Kohlschreiber 7-6 3-6 7-6

Top seed Roger Federer survived a scare against Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber to beat him 7-6 3-6 7-6 and reach the… Read More.

Brazilian soccer legend Zito dies aged 82

Zito, the former Brazil midfielder who played in two squads that won the World Cups in 1958 and 1962, has… Read More.

Gaming: Electronic Arts to release Star Wars Battlefront later in 2015

Gaming firm Electronic Arts (EA) has said it will release Star Wars Battlefront on November 17. The game can be… Read More.