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ICYMI: a British politician’s murder, kidnapped missionaries, and more

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British MP David Amess killed in stabbing

David Amess, one of Britain’s Conservative Party members of Parliament, was fatally stabbed inside a church on Friday. He was holding a meeting in his constituency at the time. Authorities labeled the killing as a terrorist attack. Amess was 69 years old. The police arrested a 25-year-old man suspected of the crime and recovered a knife at the murder scene. This is the second British politician who has been killed in five years. In 2016, Labour Party lawmaker Jo Cox was killed by a right-wing extremist outside a meeting with her constituents. 

American missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

A group of missionaries working at an American Christian aid group was kidnapped by a gang in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, as they were leaving an orphanage on Saturday. The group includes 16 Americans including children and one Canadian. Haiti has increasingly become the site of kidnapping over the past few years, and this kidnapping only underscores it.

US Pentagon in Washington DC.
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Pentagon to financially compensate some grieving Afghan families

The Pentagon announced to give unspecified amounts of money to the families of 10 civilians in Afghanistan who were mistakenly killed in the last American drone strike in the region before troops pulled out. Seven of the 10 killed in the Aug. 29 attack were children. The Pentagon also said on Friday that they are working to relocate surviving members of the families to the United States.

Chicago Sky lifts its first WNBA Championship trophy

Chicago Sky won its first WNBA Championship after beating Phoenix Mercury on Sunday. The thrilling game saw the Sky win back points in the second half after being battered in the first. The Sky beat the Mercury 80-74 in Game 4, winning three games to their opponent’s one.

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Clinton released from UC Irvine medical care

Former President Bill Clinton was released from the University of California Irvine Medical Center on Sunday following treatment for a “non-COVID related infection.” The 75-year-old was hospitalized since Tuesday.

Southwestern India battles floods

Kerala, the southwestern Indian state, is flooded amidst a torrential monsoon season. At least 24 people (including five children) have been killed after heavy rains caused rivers to overflow. Thousands of people have been evacuated and more than 100 relief camps have been set up across the state, Kerala’s chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Sunday. Kerala is no stranger to such dangerous times, especially after a disastrous flooding period in the summer of 2018.

Bulbul Rajagopal
Bulbul Rajagopalhttps://bulbulrajagopal.contently.com/
Bulbul Rajagopal is a data and investigative reporter with a special interest in minority issues, soccer, and politics. Her extensive coverage in India and Los Angeles rewarded her with an affinity for crime reporting. During her downtime, Bulbul enjoys exploring her passion for food and its cultural impact amongst other things.
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