Former Egypt president dies - Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi collapsed in a courtroom and died. He was ousted by the military in 2013 and had been in custody. He was a top figure in the Muslim Brotherhood, a banned Islamist movement. Officials are blaming his death on a heart attack, but the Muslim Brotherhood said his death was a murder.
Suicide bombers attack Nigerian video hall - Suicide bombers carried out an attack outside a video hall in north-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 30 people. Officials estimate that 40 others were injured in the attack. The militant Islamist group Boko Haram is being blamed for the attack, but the group has yet to comment on the incident. The owner of the hall stopped one bomber from entering the building.
Avalanche traps seven people in Pakistan - Seven people were caught in an avalanche while climbing over 17,000 feet in northern Pakistan. The Pakistan Army will conduct a rescue operation for one day, because weather conditions are severe. They will use helicopters and volunteers to help with rescue efforts. Northern Pakistan is a popular destination because of the area’s peaks.
Chinese President to travel to North Korea - Chinese President Xi Jinping has plans to travel to North Korea on Thursday. He will spend two days in the country where he will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The two will discuss problems facing the Korean peninsula. The visit will mark the first time a Chinese leader has traveled to North Korea in 14 years.
Italian film director passes - Franco Zeffirelli, a popular Italian film director, passed away. The 96-year-old lost a fight against a long-time illness that only got worse recently. He’s been nominated for an Oscar twice, and served in the Italian senate for two terms. He is most known for directing Romeo and Juliet in 1968, a film that has been viewed in Shakespeare classes.
Arrest made in German politician’s death - Walter Lubcke was shot dead at his home in Germany on June 2. Now, police believe they have found his murderer. Police arrested a man with far-right views in connection to the murder. Lubcke is the president of the Kassel regional council in central Germany, and he has long been a proponent for pro-migrant policies.
Power outage sweeps through Argentina - Almost 50 million people in Argentina were left without power. The country’s president, Mauricio Macri, said the government will conduct a thorough investigation as to what caused the power outage. Among entities that were impacted by the power outage were hospitals and public transports. The cause of the power outage is unknown.
Venezuelans flee to Peru - As harsher migration laws get ready to be implemented in Peru, thousands of Venezuelans rushed to cross to the country’s border. New laws will require Venezuelans to have a passport and visa to enter the country. According to the United Nations, nearly 4 million people have left Venezuela over the past four years amid food shortages, unemployment rates and other factors.
Harvard rescinds offer to Parkland survivor - Kyle Kashuv, an 18-year-old who survived a gun massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, will no longer attend Harvard University after being accepted to the school. Kashuv used racial slurs in online comments a few years ago. He tweeted a rescinding letter from Harvard and said it’s concerning the school doesn’t think someone can grow after a life-altering event.
Phoenix Mayor apologizes after viral video of police surfaces - Last week, a video of police in Phoenix allegedly threatening to shoot a black family went viral. Now, the city’s mayor, Kate Gallego, issued out an apology. She said the officers’ actions were inappropriate and unprofessional. Officers were shown yelling at a family to get out of their vehicle and threatening them. Gallego said the city is speeding up putting body-worn cameras on officers.