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A Vicious Step!, Climate Pangs , Headway in Islamic Finance, Surge of the Rightwing , Things Fall Apart, A Pure Feat, Gaza Bleeds Again , Something is Fishy, Another Feather in CM’s Cap, The Real Joga Bonito!,

A Vicious Step!

On June 20, Sindh sealed its borders to stop the influx of internally displaced persons (IDPs) after the military operation in North Waziristan.

Climate Pangs

On June 23, it was revealed that May 2014 was so hot that it set a new record for the planet, marking the warmest May over land and water since record-keeping began in 1880.

Headway in Islamic Finance

On June 25, Britain became the first Western country to sell an Islamic bond, attracting 2.3 billion pounds, more than 10 times the amount it was looking to sell.

Surge of the Rightwing

On June 27, European Union leaders picked former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean Claude Juncker to become the bloc’s new chief executive.

Things Fall Apart

On June 29, ISIS militants fighting in Iraq and Syria announced the establishment of a ‘caliphate’ and its chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as ‘the caliph’ and ‘leader for Muslims everywhere’.

A Pure Feat

On July 02, Pakistan’s first-ever highest altitude meteorological climate station was installed at the K2 Base Camp ‘the Boltoro in the Karakorum that has started giving the real’ time data.

Gaza Bleeds Again

On July 06, the Israel military carried out 10 air strikes on Gaza in response to persistent rocket fire into southern Israel as hopes faded of a renewed truce with its Islamist foe Hamas.

Something is Fishy

On July 11, former PM Yousuf Raza Gillani revealed that during his government an understanding was reached with the establishment that President Musharraf would be given an honourable exit, if he resigned.

Another Feather in CM’ Cap

On July 13, Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif inaugurated the signal-free Azadi Chowk flyover that was completed in a record period of 165 days.

The Real Joga Bonito!

On July 13, Substitute Goetze’s stunning extra-time winner helped Germany grab their fourth World Cup crown after a 1-0 victory over Argentina at the Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro.

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