The following is a summary of the current world news brief.
Supporters of Iraqi cleric Sadar create ruckus again in Baghdad’s Green Zone
Thousands of supporters of Shia populist cleric Muktada al-Sadr stormed Baghdad’s fortified government area and stormed parliament for the second time in a week on Saturday, wounding at least 125 people and sparking a political deadlock. Protesters mobilized by Sadar and his Sadar movement broke concrete barriers and entered the Green Zone, which houses government departments and foreign missions, before entering Parliament.
Homeless in Brazilian city get incentive to go to shelter: beds for their pets
A small town in southern Brazil has found a way to attract more homeless people to one of its shelters on chilly nights: They now take people’s pets, too. Caos – a city in the state of Rio Grande do Sul with an estimated population of 348,000 – realized that many people living on the streets avoided living in the city’s 14 shelters during the Southern Hemisphere winters because of their pets. were not welcome, said Fabian Tomazzi Borba, the city’s special secretary for animal welfare.
Israel bases F-35s on pilot ejection seat concerns
The Israeli Air Force on Saturday announced a temporary halt in its stealth fighter F-35 aircraft activity, following US concerns over a flaw in the pilot ejection system. The aircraft will be inspected which will last a few days, the Israeli Air Force said on Twitter, and any individual F-35 operations will be conducted by the special authorization of the air force chief.
Chinese rocket hits Earth, NASA says Beijing did not share information
A Chinese rocket fell back to Earth on Saturday over the Indian Ocean, but NASA said Beijing did not share the “specific trajectory information” needed to know where the potential debris could fall. US Space Command said the Long March 5B https://twitter.com/US_SpaceCom/status/1553436525404323842?s=20&t=mf5h5254uF1lLyPbFO0acg rocketed back into the Indian Ocean at approximately 12:45 a.m. EDT Saturday (1645 GMT) Saturday (1645 GMT) Entered from, but referred questions about “technical aspects of re-entry such as potential debris dispersal impact location” to China.
Sri Lanka’s Wickremesinghe says IMF deal pushed back after unrest – AP
Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Saturday that a deal with the International Monetary Fund has been pushed back to September because of unrest in the past weeks, the Associated Press reported. The report said Wickremesinghe, in his first speech after being elected by parliament, said that even though the prime minister had aimed to reach an agreement in early August, it has now been pushed back by a month.
Austria mourns doctor’s suicide targeted by anti-vaccine campaigners
Austrian leaders appealed for national unity after a doctor who faced death threats from anti-vaccination activists and those plotting the coronavirus pandemic took his own life.
“Let’s put an end to this fear and fear. Hate and intolerance have no place in our Austria,” President Alexander Van der Belen said. A cautious approach to the pandemic.
Pope says Indigenous children were massacred in Canadian church schools
Pope Francis said Saturday that what the Roman Catholic and other Christian churches did in residential schools to forcibly assimilate Canada’s indigenous children was genocide. The pope made the remarks on his way back to Rome after a week-long visit to Canada, where he made a historic apology for the church’s role in policy.
Mexico deports 126 Venezuelan migrants
The National Migration Institute (INM) said on Saturday that Mexico deported 126 Venezuelan migrants who did not have proper permission to stay in the country. An INM statement said 117 men and nine women were not able to prove their legal entry into Mexico. Migrants were taken to an airport from an immigration station in the city of Tapachula near the Mexico-Guatemala border, where they boarded a flight early Saturday morning.
Chinese Nationalist Commentator Deletes Pelosi’s Tweet After Twitter Account Blocked
Prominent Chinese commentator Hu Zijin said on Saturday that he removed warnings of military retaliation if US fighter jets accompany US fighter jets on any trip to Taiwan, after he blocked his account on Twitter. Pelosi, the number three in the US presidential succession after Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, hinted on Friday that she would be traveling to Asia.
Ukraine’s Zelensky announces mandatory evacuation of Donetsk region
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Saturday that his government was ordering mandatory evacuations of people in the eastern Donetsk region, the scene of fierce fighting with Russia. In a late-night televised address, Zelensky also said hundreds of thousands of people still in war zones in the larger Donbass region, which includes Donetsk as well as the neighboring Luhansk region, need to be evacuated.
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