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Over One Hundred Killed in Burkina Faso

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  • Over one hundred villagers were killed in Burkina Faso, near the Niger border.
  • The Yagha village was under siege for over three hours as militants set homes on fire and targeted explosives.
  • The terror attack is reported as the worst in the country’s history.
  • International observers are concerned that terrorism is growing unbridled in West Africa.
  • The country is in a 72 hour mourning period, declared by President Roch Kabore.
  • Over 1.2 million residents of Burkina Faso have fled the country due to terror attacks, labeled as the world’s fastest growing displacement.
  • Although no group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, both Al-Qaeda and the alleged Islamic State have been active in the area.

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Pope Francis Expresses Sorrow for Indigenous School Deaths in Canada

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  • Pope Francis has expressed sorrow over the gruesome discovery of a mass grave in Canada containing the remains of hundreds of Indigenous children at boarding school for Indigenous Canadians operated by Catholic clergy.
  • The Pope acknowledged the deep grief and trauma associated with the recent discovery about a week after an Indigenous community announced that the remains of about 215 children had been found at the site.
  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was “deeply disappointed” that the Catholic Church had not issued a formal apology regarding the incident which brings to light the history of church-run schools involving forced conversions, and “cultural genocide” according to a national commission in 2015.
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Nigerian Prominent Pastor Dies after Church Program

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  • A prominent and popular Nigerian televangelist has died from unknown causes at the age of 57 after delivering a church program.
  • Temitope Joshua, known as T.B., had millions of followers and claimed healing for thousands of people through his church, and regularly made prophecies on his Facebook page.
  • In 2011, it was estimated he was the third wealthiest pastor in Nigeria with a net worth of $10-$15 million.
  • Since his death, several tributes have been made to his life particularly by his adherents.
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U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris Called to Reform the Approach to Central American Migration 

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  • As United States Vice President Kamala Harris plans to visit Guatemala and Mexico this week, migrant rights groups gather to call for a more rights-based approach to migration.
  • Ending the use of Title 42, a public health directive which allows for immediate expulsion of migrants or asylum seekers at the US border a top priority for many. 
  • Migrant rights activists fear that U.S. President Joe Biden’s approach to Central American migration is not as ‘humane’ as is claimed, seeing the push for police and military responses to migrants coming from Washington.
  • Abel Nunez, Alianza Americas’ vice president and executive director of the Central American Resource Centre in Washington, DC, stated “We do have to recognise that the narrative has been a little different, and we are glad…We need to coordinate and continue to apply pressure to ensure we arrive at a migration process that centres the migrant and protects their rights…Until we do that, the truth is it is just a show.”
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Israel Releases Sheikh Jarrah Activists and Aljazeera Journalist Givara Budeiri

  • Activists Muna al-Kurd and Mohammed al-Kurd were released from custody after being arrested for protesting the forced expulsion of Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah.
  • The activists were arrested just a day after Al Jazeera Arabic journalist Givara Budeiri was taken by Israeli forces while covering the demonstrations and wearing a flak jacket clearly marked “press.”
  • Budeiri was left in the hospital following her release as she suffered a left hand fracture at the hands of Israeli police.
  • Nabil al-Kurd explained the logic behind the arrest stating “The reason for the arrest is that we say that we will not leave our homes, and they do not want anyone to express his opinion, they do not want anyone to tell the truth…They want to silence us.”
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Six People Killed in Shooting at Independence Day Parade

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  • Six people were shot dead at an Independence Day parade near Chicago, Illinois. The gunman is still unknown and actively being searched for.
  • The gunman, who is being described as a white man near the age of 20, started shooting at random with a high powered rifle from a rooftop. The parade, which should have included hours of activities and entertainment, quickly ended and crowds were dispersed.
  • Those living in nearby suburbs or areas where the suspect might have gone have been told to shelter in place.
  • July 4th marks the colonies gaining independence in 1776 from Great Britain and the formation of the United States of America.

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Eight Gang Members Arrested and In Possession of Underwater Drones

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  • Spanish police arrested eight gang members that had unmanned underwater drones, six aerial drones, as well as other illegal substances in their possession.
  • The police said the drones could be used for illegal purposes, specifically “to be delivered to French narco-traffickers to be used to transport significant quantities of cocaine.”
  • One of the underwater vehicles was completely built, and two more were still being completed. The drones could potentially be controlled from anywhere in the world.
  • More than a year long investigation was carried out with the help of the French police to investigate the gang and arrest members in Cadiz, Malaga, and Barcelona.

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Three People Killed in Copenhagen Mall Shooting

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  • Three people were killed at a mall in Copenhagen, Denmark after a gunman started randomly shooting with a rifle.
  • The suspect is a 22-year old Danish man with a mental health condition and “known among psychiatric services,” according to Copenhagen police chief Soren Thomassen.
  • Two Danish teenagers were killed, one boy and one girl, and a 47-year old Russian citizen. Four other people are in critical condition from the shooting.
  • Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen spoke about the incident, stating, “Our beautiful and usually so safe capital was changed in a split second.”

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Argentina’s Economy Minister Quits

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  • Argentina’s economy minister, Martin Guzmán, resigned from his post after a week of economic crisis in a 7 page letter published on Twitter.
  • Guzmán initiated office in 2019 taking lead in restructuring Argentina’s debt.
  • In addition to the global rise of food and energy costs, Argentina is battling with 60% inflation.
  • In his letter of resignation, Guzmán calls for a “political agreement within the governing coalition.”
  • Many speculate his statement was in reference to his deputy – Cristina Fernández de Kirchner – whom he was openly at odds with when approaching the country’s economic problems.
  • Prior to the resignation, Fernández took to criticizing economic policy starting with Guzmán’s inflation strategy.

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3 Hezbollah Drones Shot down by Israel

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  • The Israeli military says one drone was shot down by an F16 fighter jet and the other two by Barak 8 missiles via ship.
  • The drones were unarmed.
  • In an official statement Hezbollah confirms ownership of the drones which were heading for the Karish gas field in disputed territory off the Mediterranean coast of Israel.
  • Israel previously announced plans to extract gas from the offshore rig, eliciting threats from Hezbollah’s leader Hassan Nasrallah.
  • The disputed territory amplified tensions between Israel and Lebanon.
  • Benny Gantz, Israeli Defense Minister, accuses Hezbollah of barring Lebanon from cooperating with Israel concerning maritime borders.
  • This incident evoked support for Hezbollah, many taking to social media platforms to express gratitude for the militant group’s brazen confrontation against Israel’s platform in the Mediterranean. 

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Russian Forces Finally Abandon Snake Island as a Gesture of Goodwill

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  • Russian forces have officially abandoned Snake or Zmiinyi Island as a gesture of goodwill in order to prove that it was not obstructing grain exports. But this claim was instantly dismissed by Ukraine once Moscow continued to shell its grain stores. 
  • Snake Island was seized by Russians on February 24; the island, which is just 22 miles away from Ukraine, is exposed to attacks from all directions, including air and sea. Once Russia seized it, Ukraine attacked the island itself and any vessels carrying troops or heavy weaponry. 
  • Ukrainian military analyst Oleh Zhdanov states that controlling this island and stationing troops doesn’t make sense for either side and the island is an easy target. He argued that maintaining “fire control,”.which is having the capability to strike any target approaching the island, is a better advantage for either side. 
  • The key question is whether the Ukrainians will consider  exporting grain to reboot the war economy. However, the Russian warships still gain dominance over the Black Sea, and although they are offering Ukraine to export grains from Odessa, Ukraine rejected it due to it having to remove mines from outside the port. 

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