German shooter who attacked synagogue motivated by far-right views

By Helene Fung Germany’s chief federal prosecutor Peter Frank said that a man suspected of attacking a synagogue in the city of Halle on the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur on Wednesday was motivated by far-right views, calling the incident “terrorism”. Mr Frank said that shooter, Stephen Balliet, was “a man who was influenced…

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Iranian oil tanker hit by missiles in Saudi Arabia

By Helene Fung Iranian state television reported that two missiles have hit an oil tanker owned by Iran about 96km off Jeddah port in Saudi Arabia, causing an explosion, fire and a crude oil leak in the Red Sea. The tanker sustained significant damage, including to two store rooms. This incident came after the US…

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Ireland and Britain PMs see a pathway to Brexit deal

By Helene Fung British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar held a several hours long private lunch meeting this week and told the press that they found a “pathway” to a Brexit deal. It comes just three weeks ahead of the UK’s deadline to leave the European Union on the 31st…

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Hong Kong bans protesters from wearing masks but protests continue

By Helene Fung On Friday, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam used a legal provision, Emergency Regulations Ordinances, to grant herself the ability to bypass the legislature and make any law during a time of emergency or public danger, and enacted a law banning protesters from wearing masks, effective from midnight. Many protesters have been…

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