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TikTok confirms it offered US government a ‘kill switch’ – BBC News

By Imran Rahman-Jones, Technology reporter TikTok says it offered the US government the power to shut the platform down in an attempt to address lawmakers’ data protection and national security concerns. It disclosed the “kill switch” offer, which it made in 2022, as it began its legal fight against legislation that will ban the app in America unless Chinese […]

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Alleged rape of 12-year-old Jewish girl sparks antisemitism outcry in France – CNN News

By Niamh Kennedy, Emmanuel Miculita and Saskya Vandoorne, CNN (CNN) – The alleged gang-rape of a 12-year-old Jewish girl in northern France has triggered an outcry over surging antisemitism in the country, a key issue in the looming French parliamentary elections this month. Politicians from all sides have weighed in on the alleged attack, with French President Emmanuel Macron condemning a “scourge

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Czech man arrested in Croatia after explosion kills his 9-year-old child – ABC News

A Czech man has been detained in Croatia for allegedly allowing his 9-year-old child to take an explosive device from a military zone which later killed him ZAGREB, Croatia — A Czech man has been detained in Croatia for allegedly allowing his 9-year-old child to take an explosive device from a military zone which later killed

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Louisiana orders every classroom to display Ten Commandments – BBC News

By Max Matza, BBC News Every public school classroom in Louisiana has been ordered to display a poster of the Ten Commandments – a move that civil liberties groups say they will challenge. The Republican-backed measure is the first of its kind in the US, and governs all classrooms up to university level. Governor Jeff Landry signed

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Hundreds of Hajj pilgrims die as Mecca temperatures hit 120 Fahrenheit – CNN News

By Lauren Kent, Caroline Faraj and Hande Atay Alam, CNN Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – Hundreds of people have died and thousands have been treated for heatstroke while performing the annual Muslim Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca amid extreme temperatures of up to 49 degrees Celsius (120 degrees Fahrenheit). Some 165 Indonesians are among the dead, CNN Indonesia reported,

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Climate change made US and Mexico heatwave 35 times more likely – BBC News

By Greg Brosnan, BBC News Climate and ScienceShare Human-induced climate change made recent extreme heat in the US south-west, Mexico and Central America around 35 times more likely, scientists say. The World Weather Attribution (WWA) group studied excess heat between May and early June, when the US heatwave was concentrated in south-west states including California, Nevada and

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Denmark recalls Korean ramen for being too spicy – BBC News

By Frances Mao, BBC NewsShare Denmark has recalled several spicy ramen noodle products by South Korean company Samyang, claiming that the capsaicin levels in them could poison consumers. Three fiery flavours of the Samyang instant ramen line are being withdrawn: Buldak 3x Spicy & Hot Chicken, 2x Spicy & Hot Chicken and Hot Chicken Stew. Denmark’s food

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Malawi announces 21 days of mourning for vice president killed in a plane crash – ABC News

The Malawi government says Vice President Saulos Chilima will be honored with a state funeral after he was killed along with eight other people in a plane crash By GREGORY GONDWE Associated Press BLANTYRE, Malawi — The Malawi government said Wednesday that Vice President Saulos Chilima will be honored with a state funeral after he died in a

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US inflation cools as interest rate decision looms – BBC News

By Charlotte Edwards, BBC Business reporterShare Consumer price rises in the US eased slightly last month, official data suggests, ahead of a key meeting where policymakers will publish their latest interest rate decision. According to the US Labor department, prices rose 3.3% in the year to the end of May, down 0.1 percentage points from the month

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UN ‘shocked’ at Israeli hostage rescue’s impact on Gaza civilians – BBC News

By David Gritten, BBC NewsShare The UN human rights office says it is “profoundly shocked” at the impact on civilians of the Israeli operation in central Gaza that rescued four hostages held by Hamas. Palestinian health officials said hundreds of people were killed and injured in the densely-populated Nuseirat refugee camp on Saturday. Israel’s military said fewer

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