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What Happened on 29 June 2015

Solar Impulse makes another attempt to cross Pacific

Solar Impulse, a solar-powered plane, is making a second attempt at a record-breaking trip across the Pacific. Impulse co-founder and… Read More.

Burundi: President Nkurunziza goes ahead with polls amid chaos

Burundi is going to polls despite claims that President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term is… Read More.

US: Prison escapee David Sweat shot and captured in upstate New York

David Sweat, an inmate who had escaped from a high-security prison in the US along with fellow prisoner Richard Matt,… Read More.

Israeli navy intercepts 'activist' vessel bound for Gaza

Israeli navy has intercepted an activists' vessel bound for Gaza and forced it to move to an Israeli port, according… Read More.

Taiwan water park fire: Organizers detained for questioning

The organizers of an amusement water park party in Taiwan were detained for questioning after a fire… Read More.

Greek banks to remain shut all week, government declares

Greek government has announced that the country’s banks will remain shut all week, after the European Central Bank decided not… Read More.

American Athletics Championships: Justin Gatlin clocks 19.57 secs to win 200m

American sprinter Justin Gatlin won the 200m American Athletics Championships final, clocking a time of 19.57 seconds – the fifth… Read More.