- Pop star Michael Jackson died due to a cardiac arrest.
- A Yemenia airliner crashed in the Indian Ocean on 30 June. There was only one survivor.
- The Organization of American States has suspended Honduras in protest after it ousted President Manuel Zelaya.
- Heavy rain in China and Vietnam has forced more than 300,000 people to leave their homes.
- The African Union's decision not to help arrest Sudan's president will not stop the International Criminal Court.