On June 11, a British soldier was killed in a gun battle with fighters in Helmand province.
Afghan officials announced on June3 that Gen. Jamil Junbish, Kabul chief of police, would be replaced (along with up to 85 other Afghan police chiefs) in response to the severe anti-foreigner riots that erupted in Kabul and throughout the country after a deadly traffic accident caused by an American military vehicle.
On June 27, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice challenged reports that Afghan President Hamid Karzai was a weak leader, defending him in an airplane press conference en route to Pakistan.
The opening date of the ironically Doomsday-related film, The Omen, done so to collaborate to the date's religious significance (June 6th, 2006 - 06/06/06, or 666 which is known as the number of the beast in Chrisitian biblical literature).
Violence intensifies in Sri Lanka as government troops allegedly attack Tamils in a church in response to an attack on the navy by the Tamil Tigers.
Avian flu: The EU Community Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza in Weybridge, UK, confirms that birds sent from Hungary after investigations began on June 9 in Kiskunmajsa, a region where a significant amount of poultry is farmed, tested positive for the H5N1 strain of the virus.
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