The pro-democracy tabloid says it is considering closure by Friday after the arrest of its five top executive members and the freezing of its assets. The tabloid's founder Jimmy Lai
has already been convicted of multiple charges and faces a case, along with 46 others, on subversion charges.
Thirteen people are killed in Alabama
, United States, during the Tropical Storm Claudette
. Ten of the victims, nine of whom are children, die in a fiery 17-vehicle crash.
Armenian voters head to the polls for a snap
In a series of elections seen as a major bellwether for next year's presidential election
, exit polls show left-wing parties and the right-wing Republicans
as the main winners, obtaining 34% and 29% of the total votes respectively. The far-right National Rally
and the ruling centrist La République En Marche!
receive disappointing results, with the former receiving 19% of the total votes, and the latter receving only 10.9% and not even qualifying for the second round in some regions
Belgian officials report that Jürgen Conings, a 46-year-old soldier
and far-right sympathizer who made threats against various politicians and virologists, was found dead in the Hoge Kempen National Park
near the Dutch border
Saudi air defenses destroy six armed drones late in the evening, bringing the total of armed drones destroyed during the day to 17. A Houthi
spokesman says that one drone was launched at Khamis Mushait
while the Saudi air defenses say that two other drones toward Khamis Mushait were intercepted and that eight other drones were also launched toward the south of the kingdom.
Six people are critically wounded as a man intentionally drove his pickup truck
into a group of cyclists taking part in a charity bike ride in Show Low
. The driver is shot and arrested. The motive behind the attack is unknown so far.
Rival candidates concede victory to hardline
Chief Justice Ebrahim Raisi
, who was widely predicted to be the next president
. An official from the Interior Ministry claims that Raisi won 17.8 million votes out of the 28 million votes cast.
Protesters against the military junta
carry out a national day of "flower protest" to celebrate the 76th birthday of deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi
and condemn her arrest. The flower symbol was allegedly chosen because Suu Kyi is often seen with a flower on her head. Protests supporting the military junta led by Min Aung Hlaing
also occur across the country.
Supporters of Pedro Castillo
and Keiko Fujimori
gather following the election. Castillo supporters call for his win to be upheld, while Fujimori supporters call for the results to be overturned.
A kidnapped female student is found dead as the Nigerian Army
rescues five other students and two teachers who were kidnapped
on Thursday from a school in Kebbi State
Five construction workers are killed and nine more wounded after a school building site collapse pulling down the scaffolding supporting it, in Antwerp
At least 17 mine workers are killed and 14 others are injured when the bus carrying them to work falls into a ravine in the Department of Ayacucho
A driver intentionally rams his truck
into a crowd of workers protesting outside a Lidl
supermarket in Novara
, killing one of the workers and wounding two others. The suspected attacker is arrested near the scene. The incident came after a series of violent attacks and assaults against workers' protests in Italy in the past few weeks.
At least 17 Palestinians
are injured and 10 arrested after the IDF
stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque
to break up a rally held in response to videos of far-right marchers insulting the Islamic prophet Muhammad
during the Dance of Flags
on Tuesday. A further 47 are injured when the IDF fired tear gas and rubber bullets at demostrators near Beita
in the occupied West Bank
protesting the recent establishment of a military outpost near the town.