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UN finds Israeli forces responsible for killing of journalist
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Friday that journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was killed by shots from the Israeli Security Forces. The UN Human Rights Office gathered information and concluded their independent monitoring of the incident.
Taliban leader requests international aid following magnitude 5.9 earthquake
On June 22nd, a 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit Afghanistan; afterwards, over 1,000 people were feared dead, and at least 1,500 were reported injured. Districts in the Paktika and Khost Provinces were most affected by the earthquake. Poor communication networks and a lack of proper roads have hampered rescue efforts, with rescue teams struggling to reach the more remote areas.
European Parliament grants EU candidate status to Ukraine & Moldova
On Thursday, the European Parliament granted "EU candidate status" to Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova, marking the first official step toward full EU membership for the two countries. According to the European Parliament, an EU candidate status to a country "opens the way to a complex process of screenings and negotiations."
Medical staff charged with homicide in death of Maradona
Eight medical personnel will stand trial for alleged criminal neglect causing Argentine football legend Diego Maradona to die in bed while receiving post-surgery care. On Wednesday, a judge ordered a culpable homicide trial for the eight, including Maradona's family doctor and nurses, based on evidence that they had failed to take "action that could have prevented the death" in November 2020.
8 sentenced for stealing Banksy mural
On Thursday, eight men were sentenced in a Paris court for stealing a door from the Bataclan concert hall that Banksy had painted. Seven French men and one Italian, aged 31-58, were sentenced to jail terms ranging from a few months to four years.
Afghanistan earthquake kills at least 1,000 people
Early on June 22nd, a 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit Afghanistan. According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake was recorded at a depth of 10 kilometers (about 6 miles). The UN has identified the affected areas to be Paktika Province's Barmal, Ziruk, Nika, and Gayan districts, along with the Spera district in Khost Province.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visits Turkey
On Wednesday, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited Turkey for talks with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan aimed at normalizing the strained ties between the two nations. A rift was caused between Saudi Arabia and Turkey after a Saudi hit squad assassinated Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, in October 2018.
US ‘forced labour’ law bans goods from China’s Xinjiang region
All goods from Xinjiang, where China has established detention camps for Uighurs, are now barred from import to the US. The United States is rallying allies against forced labour in China’s Xinjiang as it begins implementing a law that bans goods from a region where Washington says Beijing is committing genocide against Uighurs and other Muslim groups.
LIV golfers cleared to play in 2022 British Open
Players from the LIV Golf Invitational Series will be allowed to compete in next month's 2022 British Open, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews announced Wednesday. "The Open is golf's original championship and since it was first played in 1860, openness has been fundamental to its ethos and unique appeal," R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers said in a news release.
Ukraine-Russia conflict update
Ukraine faces a grim fight in the Luhansk region as Russian forces continue to pound and make inroads into eastern Ukraine. A passionate statement from 'The Defense of Ukraine' reads, "How many Izyums, Mariupols, Popasnas, Volnovakhas world needs to see before it realises Ukrainian needs sufficient aid to stop Russian war criminals, murders and looters?"