Tuesday, July 5, 2022

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Shooting in Copenhagen shopping mall, several victims, one arrest

Gunfire in a Copenhagen shopping mall on Sunday left multiple victims, Danish police said, adding that they had arrested one person in connection with the shooting but gave no details about a potential motive.Police reinforcements have been deployed around...

R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years for sexual offenses

Disgraced R&B singer R. Kelly was sentenced yesterday to 30 years in prison for leading a decade-long effort to recruit and trap teenagers and women for sex.Judge Ann Donnelly handed down the term in Brooklyn federal court nearly a...

Zelensky denounces ‘terrorist’ strike at shopping center

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky denounced Monday's missile attack on a shopping mall in the central city of Kremenchuk as a "blatant terrorist act" as the death toll rose to 13. Zelensky spoke after reports of two more attacks in the...

Texans facing home ban seek abortions next door

When 30-year-old “F” found out that she was pregnant for the eighth time, she just wanted to cry.As a housewife dependent on her husband's income, she agonized for three weeks over what to do, but always came to the...

More than 30 die in ethnic violence in Cameroon

More than 30 villagers, including women and children, have been killed in an ethnically-related attack in western Cameroon, local sources said on Monday.The massacre unfolded over the weekend in Bakinjaw, near the Nigerian border, said the Rev. Fonki Samuel...

The solitary confinement of Myanmar’s ousted leader Suu Kyi: what we know

One of the first moves by the Myanmar military during its coup last year was to place Aung San Suu Kyi, the country's de facto civilian leader and a figurehead of democracy who has spent decades fighting the regime,...

Bankrupt Sri Lanka Opens IMF Talks, Shutdown Begins

Sri Lanka closed schools and halted non-essential government services on Monday, beginning a two-week lockdown to conserve fast-depleting fuel stocks as the IMF opened talks with Colombo over a possible bailout.The country of 22 million people is mired in...

Armed men kill at least 20 civilians in Mali

Assailants in Mali killed at least 20 civilians in attacks on villages near the northern city of Gao over the weekend, while a landmine killed a UN peacekeeper in the troubled region."Criminal terrorists" killed at least 20 civilians in...

Britain braces for biggest rail strike in decades

Britain's rail network is facing its biggest strike in more than three decades this week, in a row over wages as runaway inflation erodes profits.The RMT railway union has said more than 50,000 workers will take part in a...

Spain battles forest fires as heat wave subsides

Emergency services battled several wildfires in northern Spain on Sunday as an unusual heat wave that has swept the country for the past week finally calmed down. The most alarming fire in the northwestern Sierra de Culebra mountain range has...

UN chief condemns latest attack on Malian peacekeepers

The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, strongly condemned on Sunday an attack in Kidal, a city in northern Mali, against a convoy of UN blue helmets that claimed the life of a blue helmet.The Guinean peacekeeper was killed by...

Petrobras CEO resigns due to confrontation with Bolsonaro over fuel price

The chief executive of Brazil's state oil company Petrobras, who remained in his post despite being fired by Jair Bolsonaro in May, resigned on Monday after a new fuel price hike angered the far-right president.José Mauro Coelho is the...

Explosions and gunfire at Sikh temple in Afghan capital

Gunmen stormed a Sikh temple in the Afghan capital on Saturday, throwing at least one grenade and wounding two people, the Interior Ministry and witnesses said.While the number of bomb attacks has decreased across the country since the Taliban...

Senegalese opposition leader gives ‘ultimatum’ after clashes

Senegal's main opposition leader issued what he called an "ultimatum" to President Macky Sall, urging him to release those arrested during a day of clashes that reportedly left three dead. Violence erupted between youths and police in the capital Dakar...

Prince Andrew sidelined at royal garter ceremony

Queen Elizabeth II's disgraced second son, Prince Andrew, did not appear at the prestigious Garter Day procession in Windsor on Tuesday, reportedly after a "family decision".Instead, the 62-year-old Duke of York attended a private lunch and investiture ceremony for...

At least six killed in suspected jihadist attacks in Burkina Faso

At least six people were killed in northern Burkina Faso in various attacks attributed to jihadists, local and military sources told AFP on Sunday.Several hundred people took to the streets of Burkina Faso over the weekend to protest against...

Dozens still missing two months after South Africa’s worst floods

Nearly 90 people are still missing two months after the worst flooding in living memory swept through South Africa's third-largest city, Durban, and surrounding areas, killing hundreds, the government said on Sunday.The death toll from the raging floods and...

Price Gouging: Higher Fuel Prices Test US Economy

Rising energy costs are being felt throughout the US economy with mixed effects. Some consumers are absorbing higher costs, while others are changing their behavior or reducing costs.Here's a taste of how the story is unfolding in different sectors. Trucker...

Scorching images of US Capitol riots revive grim memories of violence

The footage was more violent, more mind-bending than any prime-time crime show on the network. And it was real.Video footage capturing the furious anger and violence of the mob ransacking the United States Congress provided a vivid and visceral...

Thailand takes a step towards cannabis legalization

Thailand relaxed its cannabis laws on Thursday, allowing users to own and grow the plant, albeit under new and complicated guidelines.The change comes after Thailand's landmark legalization of medical cannabis in 2018, the first such move by a country...
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