Kosovo President Vjosa Osmani awarded a presidential medal to President Biden's late son, Beau Biden, on Sunday for his work in Kosovo in the country's postwar years.
Why it matters: The medal honors Beau Biden's work helping train local prosecutors and judges in Kosovo with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe from 1998 to 1999, reports Reuters.
Two humanitarian rescue ships pulled 394 migrants from an overcrowded boat near Tunisia on Sunday, Reuters reports.
The big picture: More than 1,100 people fleeing from conflict and poverty in Africa and the Middle East have perished over the last year, according to the UN-affiliated International Organization for Migration.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern issued a formal apology Sunday for immigration raids targeted the country's Pacific Islanders in the 1970s.
State of play: During the "Dawn Raids" of the 1970s, police, often accompanied by dogs, would burst into homes in the early hours of the morning to find and deport people who had overstayed their visas, writes Al Jazeera.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken and British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Sunday that the United States and United Kingdom, respectively, now believe Iran was likely responsible for last week's drone strike on an oil tanker in the Arabian sea.
Why it matters: The United States and Britain now join Israel in accusing Tehran of being behind the July 29 attack off the coast of Oman. Iran has denied involvement.
Thousands of tourists in Turkey were forced to evacuate Sunday after wildfires, which erupted last Wednesday, encroached on popular travel destinations, NBC reports.
Why it matters: More than 100 wildfires broke out near southern and western Turkey this week, with at least six people, including two firefighters, reported to have died in the fires.
Golfer Xander Schauffele won gold for Team USA at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Sunday.
The big picture: It's Team USA's "first Olympic gold in an individual event in this sport since 1900," per an International Olympic Committee statement. Schauffele won the event by one shot, leaving Slovakia's Rory Sabbatini with silver. There was a seven-way play-off for the bronze medal.
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Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.
Day nine of the Tokyo Olympic Games Sunday saw the final day of swimming competition end with a historic win for Team USA.
The big picture: The U.S. men's 4x100-meter medley relay team set a new world record as they won the final and Caeleb Dressel earned a fifth gold — becoming the fifth American to do so. Team USA's Bobby Finke won the 1,500-meter freestyle.
Police in Paris deployed tear gas Saturday during clashes with thousands of demonstrators protesting a new law mandating universal vaccinations for health workers and pandemic passes for all restaurants and domestic travel.
The big picture: While thousands of people protested across France, the Washington Post notes that polls show most people in the country back the pandemic measures, introduced to curb spiking COVID-19 cases driven largely by the Delta variant.
Myanmar's ruling military leader Min Aung Hlaing pledged during a televised address Sunday to hold multi-party elections and promised to work with "any special envoy named by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations," per Reuters.
Why it matters: The military has faced sanctions and been condemned by the U.S., the United Nations and others for seizing power in a Feb. 1 coup during which it detained democratically elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other government officials. Dozens of protesters have since been killed or detained across Myanmar.
Bobby Finke won Olympic gold for the U.S. in the men's 1,500-meter freestyle at the Tokyo Games on Sunday morning local time.
The big picture: Ukraine's Mykhailo Romanchuk won the silver medal and Florian Wellbrock bronze, despite the German leading for most of the race. Finke, 21, also won a gold medal in the first-ever men's Olympic 800-meter freestyle final on Thursday.
Editor's note: This article has been updated to include the bronze and silver medal winners.