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- The World Netball Championships conclude with Australia defeating New Zealand in the final.
- During the Bersih 2.0 rally in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, police arrest more than 1,600 people.
- Hundreds of thousands of protesters (pictured in Cairo) gather in cities across Egypt, demanding swift fulfillment of the goals of this year’s revolution.
- Following a referendum, South Sudan secedes from Sudan, becoming a sovereign state.
- Space Shuttle Atlantis launches from Kennedy Space Center on flight STS-135, the final mission of the Space Shuttle program.
- The closure of News of the World is announced amid allegations that the British newspaper engaged in phone hacking.