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Victoria becomes first Australian state to allow euthanasia

  • June 19, 2019 - AUSTRALIA

    Terminally-ill Victorians will be able to end their own lives legally, making Victoria the first state in Australia to legalize assisted suicide. Western Australia and Northern Territory are among the states debating euthanasia.

New Toy Story movie introduces Forky

  • June 21, 2019 - UNITED STATES

    Toy Story 4 hits theaters more than 20 years after the smash original in the franchise. The tale reportedly revolves around the gang learning to accept Forky, a spork, while also figuring out what makes something a toy.

IOC opens Olympic House headquarters on milestone Olympic Day

  • June 23, 2019 - SWITZERLAND

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) inaugurates new headquarters in Lausanne on the 125th anniversary of an organization founded by Pierre de Coubertin on high ideals. They included fostering peace through sport, a legacy of the Olympic Truce. The world glimpsed the legacy at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Turkey president reruns Istanbul mayoral election won by opposition

  • June 23, 2019 - TURKEY

    The ruling AKP party narrowly lost the Mar 31 election for mayor of Istanbul, and the country’s electoral authority has ordered a rerun at President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s request.

IOC holds 134th session with election of 2026 Winter Olympics host on agenda

  • June 24, 2019 - SWITZERLAND

    The 134th International Olympic Committee (IOC) meeting in Lausanne will select the host city for the 2026 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. There are just two contenders, Milan-Cortina d’Ampezzo in Italy and Stockholm-Åre in Sweden, a worry for the IOC.

List of presidential contenders in Argentina election due for release

  • June 24, 2019 - ARGENTINA

    The release of the names of presidential contenders in June is the prelude to the July campaigning and August party primary phases of the country’s October election, and offers a preview of the shape of the poll. Unexpectedly, Senator Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, immersed in a corruption scandal, won’t be competing for the presidency.

Drug kingpin Guzman returns to court for sentencing

  • June 25, 2019 - UNITED STATES

    Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, found guilty on all charges at his international drug-trafficking trial in New York on Feb 12, returns to court for sentencing. He can anticipate a maximum-security prison.

King of Pop died 10 years ago and new documentary will test power of his spell

  • June 25, 2019 - UNITED STATES

    Michael Jackson died aged 50 in California 10 years ago from a prescription drug overdose and hasn’t been allowed to rest in peace. The child molestation scandal that trailed him to the grave has exploded again, with the release in Mar 2019 of Leaving Neverland, a documentary focused on two of his accusers. Described as harrowing, it will test the strength of the Jackson spell.

Trump Deal of the Century a take-it-or-leave-it offer for the Palestinians?

  • June 25, 2019 - BAHRAIN

    The details of President Donald Trump’s so-called Deal of the Century to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are expected to be released at an investment conference in Bahrain. It is believed to offer economic inducements to Palestinians while doing nothing to satisfy their political aspirations.

Glastonbury Festival back at Worthy Farm after a fallow year

  • June 26, 2019 - UNITED KINGDOM

    Some 175,000 music lovers will descend on Worthy Farm, Somerset, for the 2019 Glastonbury Festival after a year away to allow the fields to recover. The organizers have answered criticism that only four of the 24 acts on the main stage in 2017 were female stars or female-fronted bands: in 2019 there will be at least eight.