- Former Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali (pictured) is sentenced in absentia to 35 years in jail.
- RusAir Flight 9605 crashes in Petrozavodsk, Russia, killing 44 people.
- ICANN votes for an expansion of the available generic top-level domains, allowing companies and organizations to choose their own suffixes.
- Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy wins the U.S. Open with a record score of 16 under par.
- In response to ongoing protests in Morocco, King Mohammed VI announces constitutional reform proposals to be voted on in a referendum.