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25 Jun
2017
An oil truck explosion in Bahawalpur, Pakistan, killed at least 150 people, mostly local residents trying to loot fuel spilling from the overturned truck, which ignited after…An oil truck explosion in Bahawalpur, Pakistan, killed at least 150 people, mostly local residents trying to loot fuel spilling from the overturned truck, which ignited after someone lit a cigarette
1 year ago
25 Jun
2017
The 35th America’s Cup ended in victory for Team New Zealand, who beat Oracle Team USA, the defending champion, winning by a score of 7-1The 35th America’s Cup ended in victory for Team New Zealand, who beat Oracle Team USA, the defending champion, winning by a score of 7-1
1 year ago
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25 Jun
2015
Islamic State (IS) militants launched a fresh attack on the Syrian border town of Kobane, killing more than 140 civilians. Kobane became a symbol of Kurdish resistance after an IS…Islamic State (IS) militants launched a fresh attack on the Syrian border town of Kobane, killing more than 140 civilians. Kobane became a symbol of Kurdish resistance after an IS siege lasting several months was repelled in January
3 years ago
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25 Jun
2013
Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, 33, became the 8th Emir of Qatar on the abdication of his father, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, who transferred power to his fourth son in a…Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, 33, became the 8th Emir of Qatar on the abdication of his father, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, who transferred power to his fourth son in a move that put a new generation in charge of the Gulf nation’s vast energy wealth and rising political influence
5 years ago
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25 Jun
2011
British actress Margaret Tyzack died aged 79. She was best known for her roles in the acclaimed BBC adaptations of The Forsyte Saga, in which she played Winifred, Soames Forsyte's…British actress Margaret Tyzack died aged 79. She was best known for her roles in the acclaimed BBC adaptations of The Forsyte Saga, in which she played Winifred, Soames Forsyte's sister, and I, Claudius, where she played Antonia, mother of the stammering future Emperor Claudius
7 years ago
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25 Jun
2009
Pop superstar Michael Jackson died from cardiac arrest, aged 50. Paramedics were called to the singer’s rented Beverly Hills home after he stopped breathing and he was pronounced…Pop superstar Michael Jackson died from cardiac arrest, aged 50. Paramedics were called to the singer’s rented Beverly Hills home after he stopped breathing and he was pronounced dead two hours later at the UCLA medical centre. His death triggered an outpouring of grief among his fans around the world
9 years ago
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25 Jun
2009
Actress Farrah Fawcett, a TV icon in the 1970s, died of cancer in Los Angeles aged 62. She shot to stardom in the series Charlie's Angels, in which her role as vivacious private…Actress Farrah Fawcett, a TV icon in the 1970s, died of cancer in Los Angeles aged 62. She shot to stardom in the series Charlie's Angels, in which her role as vivacious private eye Jill Munroe made her an international pin-up. However, her on-screen work was being regularly eclipsed by her off-screen life. Having separated from her husband, Lee Majors, in 1979, Fawcett began a high-profile affair with Ryan O’Neal, with whom she had a son, Redmond, born in 1985. Her three-year battle with cancer was chronicled in a TV documentary, Farrah’s Story, earlier in 2009
9 years ago
25 Jun
2009
Russia’s Supreme Court ordered a retrial for three men on charges related to the 2006 murder of journalist Anna PolitkovskayaRussia’s Supreme Court ordered a retrial for three men on charges related to the 2006 murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya
9 years ago
25 Jun
2008
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was stripped of his honorary knighthood on the advice of the British Foreign OfficeZimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was stripped of his honorary knighthood on the advice of the British Foreign Office
10 years ago
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25 Jun
2006
French steel firm Arcelor agreed a merger with Mittal Steel. The new company, to be called Arcelor-Mittal, would merge the world’s two largest steel companies, creating a…French steel firm Arcelor agreed a merger with Mittal Steel. The new company, to be called Arcelor-Mittal, would merge the world’s two largest steel companies, creating a powerful global giant
12 years ago
25 Jun
2006
Nobel Peace Prize winner José Ramos Horta resigned as both Foreign and Interim Defence Minister of East Timor amidst ongoing political turmoilNobel Peace Prize winner José Ramos Horta resigned as both Foreign and Interim Defence Minister of East Timor amidst ongoing political turmoil
12 years ago
25 Jun
2005
At least 51 people died and several others were blinded in Kenya after drinking homebrew made with methanol from a drinks stallAt least 51 people died and several others were blinded in Kenya after drinking homebrew made with methanol from a drinks stall
13 years ago
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25 Jun
2004
Fahrenheit 9/11, a documentary film by American polemicist Michael Moore that won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in May, opened at cinemas throughout the United…Fahrenheit 9/11, a documentary film by American polemicist Michael Moore that won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in May, opened at cinemas throughout the United States. The anti-Bush film about the Iraq war received favourable reviews, but was criticised for alleged exaggeration and factual errors
14 years ago
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25 Jun
2003
Thousands of refugees were given shelter in the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia as battles broke out in the Liberian capital when rebels determined to overthrow President Charles Taylor…Thousands of refugees were given shelter in the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia as battles broke out in the Liberian capital when rebels determined to overthrow President Charles Taylor attacked the city
15 years ago
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25 Jun
2002
WorldCom, the second largest U.S. long distance telephone and data services company, announced it had overstated its cash flow by $3.8bn and fired its chief financial officer.…WorldCom, the second largest U.S. long distance telephone and data services company, announced it had overstated its cash flow by $3.8bn and fired its chief financial officer. Fraud charges were brought against the company the following day
16 years ago
25 Jun
2001
During his visit to the Ukraine, Pope John Paul II visited the site at Babi Yar, where the Nazis executed around 200,000 Jews during World War IIDuring his visit to the Ukraine, Pope John Paul II visited the site at Babi Yar, where the Nazis executed around 200,000 Jews during World War II
17 years ago
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25 Jun
2001
Former Peruvian intelligence chief Vladimiro Montesinos was arrested in Venezuela after eight months on the run. The former right-hand man of disgraced ex-President Alberto…Former Peruvian intelligence chief Vladimiro Montesinos was arrested in Venezuela after eight months on the run. The former right-hand man of disgraced ex-President Alberto Fujimori, who sparked a mammoth corruption scandal that toppled Fujimori and rocked Peru's political establishment, faced charges ranging from embezzlement of state funds to illicit arms and drugs deals and running death squads
17 years ago
25 Jun
2000
Long-standing consumer advocate Ralph Nader accepted the Green Party nomination for the U.S. presidency, vowing to raise $5 million and wage a serious campaignLong-standing consumer advocate Ralph Nader accepted the Green Party nomination for the U.S. presidency, vowing to raise $5 million and wage a serious campaign
18 years ago
25 Jun
1999
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch married his third wife, Hong Kong television executive Wendy Deng, just two weeks after his divorce from Anna Murdoch, his wife of 32 yearsMedia mogul Rupert Murdoch married his third wife, Hong Kong television executive Wendy Deng, just two weeks after his divorce from Anna Murdoch, his wife of 32 years
19 years ago
25 Jun
1999
Hezbollah guerillas fired mortars into northern Israel, which responded with airstrikes in the worst outbreak of violence along the Israeli-Lebanon border for three yearsHezbollah guerillas fired mortars into northern Israel, which responded with airstrikes in the worst outbreak of violence along the Israeli-Lebanon border for three years
19 years ago
25 Jun
1998
Queen Elizabeth officially opened the new British library in St Pancras, LondonQueen Elizabeth officially opened the new British library in St Pancras, London
20 years ago
25 Jun
1998
Susan McDougal, former business partner of Bill and Hillary Clinton, was released from jail in Arkansas after serving 18 months for fraud in the Whitewater affairSusan McDougal, former business partner of Bill and Hillary Clinton, was released from jail in Arkansas after serving 18 months for fraud in the Whitewater affair
20 years ago
25 Jun
1997
An auction of dresses owned by Diana, Princess of Wales raised over $3.5 million for AIDS and cancer charities at Christie's in New YorkAn auction of dresses owned by Diana, Princess of Wales raised over $3.5 million for AIDS and cancer charities at Christie's in New York
21 years ago
25 Jun
1997
An unmanned cargo ship collided with the Mir space station during a docking manoeuvre, damaging a solar panel and knocking out about half of Mir's power supplyAn unmanned cargo ship collided with the Mir space station during a docking manoeuvre, damaging a solar panel and knocking out about half of Mir's power supply
21 years ago
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