Haitian President Jovenel Moïse assassinated in a night attack

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Assassination of the Haitian President
Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated early Wednesday in his private residence in the country’s capital. First Lady Martine Moïse was also shot in the attack and was hospitalized. Claude Joseph, acting prime minister of Haiti, said the president’s home in Port-au-Prince was stormed by unidentified gunmen overnight. He called the murder a “heinous, inhuman and barbaric act”, adding that “all measures had been taken to ensure the continuity of the state”. , was pushing for a new constitution to allow him to run for another term. A constitutional referendum scheduled for July was postponed after protests erupted in the streets demanding his resignation.

Power cuts in Iran
Regular and widespread blackouts affect Iranian cities, close factories and disrupt communications and public transport. Some cities have also reported water service disruptions due to power cuts. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani apologized for the unprecedented blackouts and blamed them on a severe drought coinciding with a period of high demand for electricity. An electricity sector spokesperson warned that energy consumption exceeded the country’s production capacity, saying a “looming heat wave” could make the situation worse.

British proposal
In legislation presented to the British Parliament on Tuesday, the UK seeks to make it possible to transfer asylum seekers to a safe third country while their claims are being considered. The Nationality and Borders Bill, which aims to deter migrants from crossing the Channel, will also criminalize “knowingly” arriving in Britain without permission and prioritizing asylum seekers arriving via approved routes .

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Liberians are reluctant to seek permanent resident status in the United States in intimidating process

An estimated 10,000 Liberians living in the United States are eligible for permanent residence. The deadline to apply is now less than six months away – after a second government extension – but so far only around a third of those eligible have applied. Immigrant rights groups and lawyers are hoping for more awareness and education to encourage more people to apply.

The Van region in eastern Turkey serves sheep’s milk cheese – the traditional way

In the town of Van in eastern Turkey, an all-cheese market serves a regional specialty made from sheep’s milk and wild herbs picked from the mountains, a process that takes months. The town is known for its traditional methods of making cheese, where the villagers tend their own sheep. But this way of life is gradually fading.

Light point

Less is more!

Icelandic researchers have studied the impact of a four-day work week. Results from the 2015-2019 study of 2,500 people – hospitals, offices, gambling schools, and social service workers – showed that productivity increased or stayed the same while working four days a week. week.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that almost all restrictions related to COVID-19 will be lifted in England by July 19. But with the threat of the Delta variant, many scientists say it’s a “recipe for disaster.” And, as Lebanon’s financial crisis deepens, Acting Prime Minister Hassan Diab said the country was days away from a “social explosion”. In addition, Nigerian law enforcement reported the kidnapping of 140 students in Kaduna state after gunmen attacked Bethel Baptist School boarding school. Chinatown neighborhoods.

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