27 June 2014
Last updated at 11:00 ET
Thousands of miners at South Africa's biggest platinum mining firms returned to work, a day after unions signed a wage deal to end a five-month strike. It has been the biggest dispute in the mining industry since the 2012 Marikana massacre when 34 striking miners were shot dead by police.
A security officer was killed when a suicide bomber detonated a car bomb near a Lebanese army checkpoint in the capital, Beirut. The blast, which caused a huge fire, occurred in a southern suburb mainly inhabited by Shia Muslims.
Uruguay striker Luis Suarez (right) was banned for nine matches after being found guilty of biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini during their World Cup match in Brazil. He was also suspended from any football-related activity for four months and fined 100,000 Swiss francs ($111,000).
An aeroplane drops water over the Jerusalem Forest in an attempt to control wildfires.
A woman kicks water in a puddle as she poses for photographers on the first official day of the Glastonbury Festival. The 900-acre site saw its first drop of rain on Thursday afternoon. By early evening, the paths and fields were muddy underfoot, but forecasters say worse is to come.
A surfer jumps off the pier into Port Phillip Bay to take advantage of the waves as a storm lashes the Melbourne area in Australia.
Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh (background) during a visit to the set of Game of Thrones in Belfast on day two of a visit to Northern Ireland. The US television series is partly filmed in the city's Titanic Quarter, and is a focal point for Northern Ireland's burgeoning film industry.
Women carry firewood in the Kibwezi National Forest Reserve in Kenya, part of a process of controlled logging.
Residents covered in mud and wearing costumes made from banana leaves take part in the Catholic feast day of Saint John the Baptist in Aliaga, Philippines.
Prize-winning cattle including Ruaridh of Ubhaidh, the Highland bull owned by the Queen, are paraded through the main ring at the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh.
Kyle Brennecke loses his hat as he flies backwards during the bareback bronc riding event at the Reno Rodeo in Nevada.
Svetlana Gileva and Jiri Bubenicek dance during the rehearsal of Legends, Homage to Richard Strauss in Dresden, Germany. The production marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of composer Richard Strauss.