India decriminalizes homosexuality. In the historic ruling, the Delhi High Court says that “the inclusiveness that Indian society traditionally displayed, literally in every aspect of life, is manifest in recognizing a role in society for everyone.”
U.S. forces launch a major offensive to drive the Taliban out their stronghold in Afghanistan’s Helmand province.
The U.N. elects Yukiya, Amano, from Japan, to replace Mohamed El Baradei as the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency when Baradei steps down in November.
North Korea fires four short-range missiles amidst increased tension ever since the U.N. imposed sanctions after the country’s May 25 nuclear test.