Militants strike near Niger border - At least 24 soldiers were killed in an attack by militants in the eastern Mali area, according to the country’s army. Troops from both Mali and Niger were injured during a joint operation. The Mali army says 17 “terrorists” were killed and 100 others are being held in Tiloa, Niger. It is unknown which group the “terrorists” were a part of.
Lion removed from house - Authorities in Nigeria have removed a two-year-old lion who was being used at a property near a school. The lion was being used to guard a house, and it was taken to a zoo. The owner was told to report the incident, or he could face arrest. The lion is believed to have been at the house for at least two months.
Avalanche kills six - Six people were near 19,000 feet up in the Himalayas when an avalanche hit and killed them. Among those who died were four soldiers and two porters. The avalanche hit the Siachen glacier, the highest battlefield in the world. India has had control of the glacier since 1984.
Protests hit Hong Kong college - Protesters were able to flee the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus on motorcycles. Police were surrounding the area. Approximately 100 other protesters were hit with tear gas and rubber bullets when they tried to leave the campus. On Monday, 116 people were injured. Protests have ensued as some in Hong Kong worry freedom they have is being violated.
World War II ammunition washes up - Children in eastern Germany fished up old World War II shells and bullets out of a pond with a magnet. They called police, and officers cordoned the area. It is unknown why the ammunition was dumped in the pond. World War II bombs are often found in the country, and evacuations are a common occurrence.
Russia returns Ukrainian boats - Three Ukrainian boats were seized by Russia nearly a year ago in the Black Sea. Now, Russia has returned the ships at a location agreed upon by Moscow and Kyiv. The ships were heading toward Odessa, according to Ukraine. The ships were returned only three days before Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to meet with Ukraine.
Amazon rainforest update - According to Inpe, Brazil’s space agency, deforestation of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest has increased by 29.5 percent over the past year. That is the highest rate since 2008. Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right leader, has pondered whether the data is accurate. Scientists have said the Amazon has worsened since he took office in January.
Chile President acknowledges police abuse - As protests have ensued in Chile, 22 people have been killed, and over 2,000 others have been injured. Chile President Sebastian Pinera said police have abused protesters. He added that rights have not been respected and criticized protesters who have committed violent offense. The protests have revolved around demands for a new constitution.
Investigations into Trump - Investigations into whether President Donald Trump lied to special counsel Robert Mueller during the Russian probe are underway by the House of Representatives. The inquiry into Trump, largely led by Democrats, revolves around if Trump abused power in relations between the United States and the Ukraine.
Chick-fil-A changes charity giving policies - Chick-fil-A will change which charities it donates to. Instead, it will focus on education, homelessness and hunger. The fast food company has been criticized by LGBTQ activists in the past for who it donates to. Its chief executive, Dan Cathy, made remarks against gay marriage in 2012.