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June 2019 Current Events: World News

Updated June 7, 2019 | Infoplease Staff

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The world is a very busy place, and it's hard to stay on top of everything. Infoplease has got you covered. Here are the world news events you need to know so far for June 2019:

  1. Sudan Protests Continue
  2. Bodies Found in Search for Missing Climbers
  3. Possible Canadian Genocide
  4. Venezuela Crisis Continues
  5. Bomb Strikes Sweden Town
  6. Protests in Hong Kong
  7. 100 Die in Mali Village Attack
  8. Yemen War Continues
  9. Bomb Attacks in Nigeria
  10. Iran May Breach Nuclear Deal
  11. Tensions with Iran Heat Up
  12. Cambodia Building Collapse
  13. Another 7 Dead in Sudan
  14. North Korea and US Meet Again

Sudan Protests Continue

Sudan Protests

On June 2, as the Sudanese protests continued, security forces attacked protesters outside military headquarters. As of now, it is predicted that at least 13 people died and another dozens were injured. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo, File

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Bodies Found in Search for Missing Climbers

Missing Climbers

On June 3, a search team found five bodies in the Himalayas. Eight climbers went missing the week before on the unnamed peak. Searchers are now looking for a way to recover the bodies. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia

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Possible Canadian Genocide

Canadian Genocide

On June 3, it was speculated that the thousands of killed or missing indigenous women and girls are part of a possible “Canadian genocide”. The report CNN obtained contains over 1,000 testimonies of these girls. An investigation has been ongoing since 2016. (CNN)

Photo Source: Philippe Wojazer/Pool via AP

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Venezuela Crisis Continues

Venezuelan Crisis

On June 6, it was noted that so far, more than 4 million people have fled Venezuela. The fleeing has been going on since 2015 amid political and humanitarian issues; however, numbers have skyrocketed in the past few months. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Leonardo Fernandez

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Bomb Strikes Sweden Town

Sweden Explosion

On June 7, a suspected bomb explosion hit a rural Swedish town. The blast damaged many buildings and injured at least 20 people. Police are still investigating the attack. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/ Stig-Ake Jonsson / TT

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Protests in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Protests

On June 10, more than 1 million protesters took to the streets in Hong Kong. The group is protesting an extradition bill that allows China to extradite fugitives. On June 12, police began shooting rubber bullets in the crowd. On June 15, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam suspended the bill. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Vincent Yu

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100 Die in Mali Village Attack

Mali Village Survivor

On June 10, a Mali village was burned, killing at least 100 people. Police and rescuers are still investigating and searching the scene. No group has claimed responsibility. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Baba Ahmed

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Yemen War Continues

Yemen War

On June 12, at least 26 people were injured after a Yemeni rebel group fired missiles at a Saudi Arabia airport. The group that claimed responsibility is the Houthi rebel group. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Hani Mohammed

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Bomb Attacks in Nigeria

Nigeria Bombing

On June 17, three suicide bombers detonated bombs in Nigeria, killing 30 people and injuring another 39. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Jossy Ola

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Iran May Breach Nuclear Deal

Iran Nuclear Deal

On June 17. Iran announced that in ten days, it’ll breach the Iran Nuclear Deal and obtain more than the limit on uranium. The country said it would cut back if other countries step in and protect it from US sanctions. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Alex Brandon

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Tensions with Iran Heat Up

Iran Marches

On June 21, President Trump warned Iran that he is not afraid to go to war if they continue to try to develop nuclear weapons. Trump also discussed why he chose to call off the drone strike after Iran shot down an unmanned US drone. Trump stated the decision was made because the strike would have killed 150 Iranians, which he didn’t think was proportionate. Many activists in Iran are marching for the White House to implement a regime change. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Alex Brandon

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Cambodia Building Collapse

Cambodia Building Collapse

On June 22, a building in Cambodia collapsed, killing seven and trapping dozens of others. The building was currently under construction, and it was mostly workers who were trapped. Rescuers are currently looking for more survivors. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Heng Sinith

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Another 7 Dead in Sudan

Sudan Protests

On June 30, tens of thousands of citizens protested for democracy in Sudan. The protests left 7 people dead and another 181 injured. Many of the injuries were caused by gunshots fired by the government. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Hussein Malla

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North Korea and US Meet Again

North Korea

On June 30, President Trump landed in North Korea, marking the first time a US sitting president has done so. Trump and Kim Jong-un are meeting to discuss the nuclear and trade talks started earlier in Trump’s presidency. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Susan Walsh

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