Here are the top stories in the world today.
By Meg Wagner, Elise Hammond and Mike Hayes, CNN Updated 11:22 a.m. ET, August 5, 2019 Two shootings: At least 29 people were killed over the weekend in mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. El Paso: Twenty people were killed in El Paso on Saturday.
Indian-controlled Kashmir was in lockdown Monday, with tens of thousands of new troops deployed into what is already one of the most militarized places in the world, as New Delhi announced contentious changes to the way the territory is administered.
A huge day of protests: People are striking and protesting across seven districts of Hong Kong in the most ambitious and wide-ranging day of demonstrations this summer. Strikes across all sectors: With strikers including teachers, aviation workers, finance employees and civil servants, major sectors of the Asian financial hub are likely to screech to a halt today.
As a high school student, the gunman in the Dayton, Ohio, massacre had a “hit list” of classmates he wanted to kill or hurt, according to four former students who said they were told by school officials they were on the list.
Cloudflare, a San Francisco-based company that was providing internet infrastructure services to 8chan and helping keep the site online, announced Sunday night that it would stop providing support for the website.
A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a boy was thrown from the 10th floor at the Tate Modern gallery in central London on Sunday, the city’s Metropolitan Police said.
July was the hottest month on record, with global temperatures exceeding the previous record set in July 2016
After returning to the United States after his release from a Swedish jail, A$AP Rocky spent some time at a Sunday Service.
A man who was mistakenly circumcised in a hospital mix-up has been awarded compensation, the hospital said.
Harry Maguire has become the most expensive defender in football following his reported $97 million transfer from Leicester City to Manchester United, eclipsing Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk.
Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) – Lagos traffic is so snarled and gridlocked that a recent trip from the airport to Ajah, on Lagos Island — a journey shorter than 50 kilometers — took me eight hours. That was two hours longer than my flight from Istanbul to Nigeria.
At least 42 people have died in a drone strike in south-western Libya carried out by the forces of rebel Gen Khalifa Haftar, local officials say. The strike hit a town hall meeting in the town of Murzuq, reports say.
A drug dealer in Brazil was caught trying to escape from the jail where he was locked up by disguising himself as his 19-year-old daughter. Prison authorities in Rio de Janeiro released a video showing the inmate wearing a wig, a silicone mask, a bra and a tight-fitting T-shirt.
The megapolis of Tokyo is the most populated in the world – with over 38 million citizens. In spite of its speedily greying population, urban density remains high, and affordable housing is a challenge for young professionals. For many, it’s hard to find rents for under 80,000 yen ($740, £590).
“Revolution Now” protests against Nigeria’s government will go ahead on Monday despite the arrest over the weekend of the main organiser of the planned nationwide demonstrations, his supporters say. A spokesperson for the state security service told the BBC that security forces detained Omoyele Sowore on Saturday as “he was calling for an overthrow of the Nigerian government”.
A musician who was close to Ugandan pop star and opposition MP Bobi Wine has died of his injuries after being abducted and tortured. Allinda Michael, known by his stage name Ziggy Wine, was managed by Bobi Wine’s Firebase Crew music label. He was kidnapped on 21 July on his way to recording studios in the capital, Kampala.
“I don’t think it will be the humans. I think we’ll go quite early on,” says Julie Gray with a laugh. I’ve just asked Gray, a plant molecular biologist at the University of Sheffield, which species she thinks would be the last ones standing if we don’t take transformative action on climate change.
Cloudflare has announced that it will terminate its protection of 8chan after the forum site was linked to another mass shooting over the weekend, tying the site’s “lawlessness” directly to “multiple tragic deaths”. Pressure had mounted on the company to cease its service to 8chan, arguing that it enabled the spread of violent white supremacist rhetoric and the celebration of perpetrators of massacres.
Amazon’s plans to launch a drone delivery service in the United States are slowly inching forward. The Federal Aviation Administration just announced an important milestone in drone flight that has significant implications for Amazon and other companies hoping to launch commercial drone operations.
In the aftermath of two mass shootings that took place in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio over the same 24-hour period, the U.S. is still grappling with what needs to be done now – and where responsibility lies. Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke attended a vigil in El Paso on Sunday.
America has had 251 mass shootings in the 216 days of 2019, and with each devastating news cycle it gets harder and harder to accept the fact that President Donald Trump tweets ” thoughts and prayers” instead of taking any real action on gun control.
For the first time in a decade, Apple is not the world leader in terms of how much cash it has on hand. The baton has passed to Google parent company Alphabet, which now has $117 billion net cash, compared to Apple’s $102 billion, the Financial Times reported Thursday.