More than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world will start to celebrate Ramadan in the evening of June 5, during which observant Muslims fast from dusk to dawn.
French riot police officers clashed with protesters during a demonstration against the government’s labour market reforms on June 2, 2016 in Nantes, western France. More demonstrations against the reforms, which the government says are designed to make France more business-friendly, were set to take place in major cities on June 2 and nuclear power workers were back on strike at 16 of the country’s 19 power stations.
Almost 70 years after it was conceived, and 17 years after construction started, the world’s largest train tunnel is to open tomorrow in Switzerland. Dug under the Alps, the 35-mile Gotthard Base Tunnel is expected to streamline and increase rail traffic between northern and southern Europe.
Talleen Abu Hanna, a 21-year-old Israeli from a Catholic Arab family, won Israel’s first transgender pageant.
Indian rescue personnel worked at the site of an explosion at a chemical factory in Dombivli, in the outskirts of Mumbai, India, Thursday, May 26, 2016. The powerful explosion shattered windows in buildings near the factory. According to the Associated Press, at least two people were killed and 120 injured in the explosion.
At least seven people drowned when an overloaded cargo ship carrying migrants from Libya capsized near the coast of Sicily on May 25, 2016. The Italian Navy successfully rescued over 500 other passengers. The navy’s Bettica patrol boat spotted “a boat in precarious conditions off the coast of Libya with numerous migrants aboard,” it said in a statement.