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Cox's Bazar

A large bus collides head-on with a smaller minibus in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, leaving nine dead.


The death toll in the Philippines from Typhoon Fengshen rises to at least 155 according to Red Cross estimates with 59 people dead and 40 people missing in Iloilo province alone.


Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai pulls out of the June 27 run-off presidential election after President Robert Mugabe's supporters attacked his rally.

Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai pulled out of a run-off election against President Robert Mugabe on Sunday, saying his supporters would be risking their lives if they voted.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia offers to increase its oil production slightly at an oil summit in Jeddah.

The Saudis pledged to make only a slight increase in oil production, and the summit made plain how few options are available to push prices down from record levels.

Suicide bomber

A female suicide bomber kills at least 16 people and injures another 40 in Baquba, Iraq.

Tarija Department

Tarija Department becomes the fourth Bolivian department to vote for greater autonomy from the government of the President of Bolivia Evo Morales.

Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans

The Global Anglican Future Conference, a forum for conservative bishops and leaders of the Anglican Communion, opens in Jerusalem as an alternative to the Fourteenth Lambeth Conference.