30 June 2014

Italy navy finds 30 corpses in migrant boat

In this photo released by the Italian Navy on Monday, June 30, 2014, and taken on Sunday, June 29, 2014, a motorboat of the Italian Navy approaches a boat of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. The bodies of some 30 would-be migrants were found in in the hold of a packed smugglers' boat making its way to Italy, the Italian navy said Monday. The boat was carrying nearly 600 people, and the remaining 566 survivors were rescued by the navy frigate Grecale and were headed to the port at Pozzallo, on the southern tip of Sicily.
The bodies of some 30 would-be migrants were found in the hold of a packed smugglers' boat heading to Italy, the latest deaths in a surge of immigration to Europe, the Italian navy said Monday.

Bosnia marks end of Europe's violent century

A couple walk past a poster of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie, in the Bosnian town of Visegrad,140 kilometers east of Sarajevo, Saturday, June 28, 2014. Marking the centennial of the beginning of World War I in their own way, Bosnian Serbs in Visegrad, on Saturday unveiled a mosaic of the man who ignited the war by assassinating the Austro-Hungarian crown prince on June 28, 1914.
Artists and diplomats declared a new century of peace and unity in Europe on Saturday in the city where the first two shots of World War I were fired exactly 100 years ago.

ON THIS DAY: Brazil wins 5th World Cup title

In this June 30, 2002, file photo, Brazil's Ronaldo reacts after scoring past Germany's goalkeeper Oliver Kahn, center, and Carsten Ramelow during their 2002 World Cup final soccer match, at the Yokohama stadium in Yokohama, Japan. On this day: Brazil wins its fifth World Cup as Ronaldo strikes twice to defeat Germany 2-0.
On June 30 in World Cup history: Ronaldo scores twice as Brazil beats Germany to win fifth World Cup title in Yokohama, Japan, in 2002. David Beckham vilified as Argentina beats England in St Etienne, France, in 1998.

5 detained, 26 dead in India building collapses

Indian rescue workers search for survivors in the rubble of a collapsed building on the outskirts of Chennai, India, Saturday, June 28, 2014. A 12-story building under construction collapsed on the outskirts of Chennai, the capital of southern Tamil Nadu state, as heavy rains pounded the area.
Police in southern India detained five construction company officials Sunday as rescuers using gas cutters and shovels searched for dozens of workers believed buried in the rubble of a building that collapsed during monsoon rains. It was one of two weekend building collapses that killed at least 26 people.

World Cup Capsules

Costa Rica's goalkeeper Keylor Navas clears the ball away from Greece's Kostas Mitroglou (9) and Vasilis Torosidis during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Costa Rica and Greece at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Sunday, June 29, 2014.
Costa Rica beat Greece in a penalty shootout Sunday to reach the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time after defending with 10 men for nearly an hour.
Michael Umana scored the decisive penalty as Costa Rica won the shootout 5-3 after the game ended 1-1 following extra time.

Huntelaar's late penalty gives Dutch 2-1 win

Mexico's Giovani dos Santos celebrates after scoring his side's first goal against Netherlands' goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the Netherlands and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Sunday, June 29, 2014.
The Dutch were worried about the oppressive heat at Arena Castelao, and they left it with the stifling hot conditions to thank for a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.
An inspired tactical change during the second of two official stoppages led to a late goal from Netherlands forward Wesley Sneijder and an injury-time penalty from Klaas Jan Huntelaar in a dramatic 2-1 victory over Mexico on Sunday.