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Landslide at Myanmar jade mine kills at least 162 | NPR News

As a result¬†of¬†recent¬†heavy¬†rains,¬†a landslide occurred¬†in Myanmar near an active mine.¬†Twelve¬†hours later rescue teams found over 100 bodies.¬†This would hit the mining industry as one of the¬†deadliest¬†days with 162 deaths in 54 people left injured.¬†Witnesses captured¬†videos and photos of the tragedy¬†and¬†posted¬†them¬†on Twitter.¬† Source:¬†https://www.npr.org/2020/07/02/886963705/landslide-at-myanmar-jade-mine-kills-at-least-162?sc=18&f=1001¬† Read More »

Asia Today: Kim urges North Koreans to keep up virus fight | AP News

North Korean leader Kim¬†Jong Un¬†continues to¬†urge¬†his public health officials to stay¬†proactive¬†in¬†guarding against the virus.¬†Many people assume that North Korea¬†having¬†no¬†cases¬†is false¬†because of how close¬†the country is to China where the virus originally broke out in the poor health infrastructure within the country.¬†They would be the only country to have zero cases if this is true.¬†¬† Source:¬†https://apnews.com/1c358aee25e062246e810bcbb20275be¬† Read More »

What does China’s national security law for Hong Kong say? | Aljazeera

Despite¬†pro-democracy¬†protest¬†that¬†had¬†broken¬†out within the country,¬†China¬†continued¬†to pass¬†a¬†law making it hard for anyone to speak out against the Chinese government without being considered a terrorist or a national security threat.¬†This new security law will make it easier for¬†a¬†sentence is to be longer and harsher on those who¬†are seen as¬†a traitor to the country.¬† Source:¬†https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/07/china-national-security-law-hong-kong-200701024705923.html¬† Read More »

Russia’s Putin wins referendum on constitutional reforms | DW News

One amendment in particular was pushed into the spotlight. The amendment in question would alter term limits to be longer allowing Putin to continue being president. 65% of those eligible voted and 78% of those who voted supported changing the constitution. It was originally planned for April 22nd but then was rescheduled and altered due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Source: ... Read More »

Trump: U.S. intelligence doubted Russia urged Taliban to kill U.S. troops | Reuters

News outlets published that Russia has been influencing the Taliban to kill U.S troops. On Wednesday Trump came out and stated that these claims are unfounded. The New York times claimed that Trump was briefed on this, however according to a source the CIA did not verbally report this to him because they were not too sure of how true ... Read More »

Israel signals occupied West Bank annexation move not imminent | Aljazeera

A statement by¬†Gahi¬†Ashkanazi¬†revealed¬†that the government discussion with the United States is going to be held after the¬†self-imposed¬†target date of July 1st.¬†While many are eager for this discussion to start, Benny Gantz the alternative prime minister stated that this conversation should be delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/07/israel-signals-occupied-west-bank-annexation-move-imminent-200701072958427.html Read More »

U.S. could see 100,000 new Covid-19 cases per day, Fauci says | STAT News

According to Anthony Fauci from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, life will not return to normal anytime soon. The trajectory of the U.S. is looking grim after it is predicted that the U.S. might eventually exceed 100,000 new COVID-19 cases per day. Right now, there are 40,000 new cases per day. The south is seeing cases spark ... Read More »

USA TODAY poll: Americans want major police reform, more focus on serious crime | USA Today

People are angry after the death of an African American man in police custody and protests have emerged against police brutality and racial inequality. When looking into what Americans want to be done about the police state, a poll shows that many Americans are looking toward police reform. The poll was conducted by Ipsos and interviewed 1,113 U.S. adults and ... Read More »

‘Not your old-school Aryan Nation guy’: Army case highlights evolving threat | NPR News

Army Pvt. Ethan Melzer was told he was deploying to Turkey as soon as he got the news the treason investigation began. He then started sharing sensitive military information about his unit to members if a satanic neo-Nazi network called the Order of the Nine Angels. This group supports ideologies such as white supremacy, satanism, and Jihadist ideologies. The federal ... Read More »

Afghanistan war: Russia denies paying militants to kill US troops | BBC News

US Troop in Afghanistan. Picture for decoratie purposes only.

The news outlets cite a U.S. source, but President Donald Trump has denied ever being briefed on the information. Russia‚Äôs Embassy twitter account has been tweeting that the New York Times has been producing ‚Äúfake news.‚ÄĚ This comes out after the U.S. is trying to come up with ways to withdrawal troops after 18 years in Afghanistan. Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-53204747 Read More »