ABU DHABI -- Solar Impulse 2, the first aircraft ever to circumnavigate the Earth without using a drop of fossil fuel, due to land in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.
Si2 has covered more than 30,000km in its quest to become the first plane to circle the world using solely the energy from the Sun. Its flight encompassed 17th stages including crossings of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.
ANSBACH -- A failed Syrian asylum seeker has blown himself up and injured 12 other people with a backpack bomb at a music festival in the south German town of Ansbach.
PHILADELPHIA -- In addition to possible terror attacks, security officials expect tens of thousands of protesters during the Democratic National Convention in Philly.
KRAKOW -- As part of his weeklong trip to Poland for World Youth Day, Pope Francis will visit the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau on Friday, July 29.
ROME -- Italy’s banks hold some €360 billion of bad loans and new EU “bail-in” rules force huge losses onto millions of ordinary Italian depositors.
LONDON -- Each month Graphic News moves a World Agenda -- an illustrated diary of upcoming events -- in both print format and as a responsive screen version.
MOJAVE -- The Stratolaunch air-launch platform – the largest aircraft ever to be built – is aiming to begin ferrying rockets to space by the end of the decade.
HOLLYWOOD -- In its first 35 years, under George Lucas, the Star Wars universe spawned six movies and an animated TV show, but in only eight years Disney will have matched that.
WASHINGTON -- The first ever episode of Star Trek, the science fiction TV series created by Gene Roddenberry, was aired on NBC fifty years ago on September 8, 1966.
GUIZHOU, China -- The Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) is the world’s largest radio telescope, hewn out of a mountain in China at a cost of $180 million.
SAN FRANCISCO -- The developer of the augmented reality game for smartphones, successor to Nintendo’s smash-hits of the 1990s, will soon roll out to 200 new markets.
HOCKENHEIM -- In the final race before the summer break, F1 returns to Germany after financial problems at rival circuit Nürburgring led to its cancellation last year.
BUDAPEST -- The Hungaroring hosts the 11th Grand Prix of the season with just a point separating champiosnhip leader Nico Rosberg from Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton.
QUITO -- South America’s premier club competition reaches its climax in a two-leg final between Ecuador’s Independiente de Valle and Atletico National of Colombia.
LONDON -- The pick of the opening fixtures sees Arsenal facing Liverpool, while on Sept 10 Mourinho’s United host Guardiola’s City in their first Manchester derby.
JYVÄSKYLÄ -- The classic smooth gravel stages among forests and lakes, with massive jumps, is one of the fastest rallies on the calendar, always drawing huge crowds.
RIO DE JANEIRO -- In under a month, the world’s best sportsmen will contest the 306 Olympic gold medals available in 28 sports and 38 disciplines at the Rio 2016 Summer Games.
NEW JERSEY -- The Baltusrol Golf Club should prove a big challenge, with its Lower Course stretched to 7,462 yards – an increase of 70 yards since it last hosted the event in 2005.
MONT-SAINT-MICHEL -- The world’s greatest cycling race and second Grand Tour of the year starts on the Normandy coast and ends in Paris three weeks later.