28 June 2014

ON THIS DAY: Blanc saves France with 'golden goal'

In this Sunday, June 28, 1998 file photo, France's Laurent Blanc scores against Paraguay in extra time of the soccer World Cup second round soccer match, at the Felix Bollaert stadium in Lens, France. On this day: Blanc scored the first "golden goal" in World Cup finals history to give France a 1-0 win over Paraguay.
On June 28 in World Cup history: France's Laurent Blanc scores "golden goal" as hosts leave it late to beat Paraguay in Lens in 1998.

Monsoon floods kill 11 in India, maroon thousands

An Indian woman wades through the floodwaters in Gauhati, India, Friday, June 27, 2014. Several people were killed due to electrocution and landslides triggered by incessant rains in India’s northeastern state of Assam, according to local reports.
Indian authorities rushed food and drinking water Saturday to thousands of people marooned by monsoon rains and mudslides that left at least 11 dead in the remote northeast.

Tiger leaps onto boat, snatches man in east India

In this Saturday, April 26, 2014, photo, a Royal Bengal tiger prowls in Sunderbans, at the Sunderban delta, about 130 kilometers (81 miles) south of Calcutta, India. An Indian fisherman says a tiger has snatched a man off a fishing boat and dragged him away into a mangrove swamp.
A Bengal tiger snatched a man off a fishing boat in eastern India, dragging him away into a mangrove swamp as his children looked on in horror, the man's son said Friday.

Iraq's top cleric urges quick deal on new PM

A member of an Iraqi volunteer forces group joins training near the Imam Ali shrine in the southern holy Shiite city of Najaf, Iraq, Thursday, June 26, 2014, after authorities urged Iraqis to help battle insurgents. Shiite militias responding to a call to arms by Iraq's top cleric are focused on protecting the capital and Shiite shrines.
Iraq's top Shiite cleric ratcheted up the pressure Friday on lawmakers to agree on a prime minister before the newly elected parliament meets next week, trying to avert months of wrangling in the face of a Sunni insurgent blitz over huge tracts in the country's north and west.


Swedish Prince Carl Philip, right, and Sofia Hellqvist, left, when they announced their engagement at a press conference at The Stockholm Palace, in Stockholm, Friday, June 27, 2014.
The Swedish Royal Court has announced the engagement of Prince Carl Philip to Sofia Hellqvist, a former glamour model and reality TV participant.