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July 12

International relations

The Parliament of Finland passes a law allowing border guards to restrict asylum seekers from crossing the Finland–Russia border.
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Law and crime

A court in Quito, Ecuador, sentences three people to 12 years in prison and two people to over 34 years in prison for the assassination of Ecuadorian presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio. At least two of the five are allegedly part of the Los Lobos criminal organization.
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A judge dismisses American actor Alec Baldwin's involuntary manslaughter trial due to the withholding of evidence.
Source: The Guardian external link
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Metropolitan Police seek 24-year-old Colombian Yostin Andres Mosquera after human remains of two men are found in two suitcases in Bristol and more remains today in Shepherd's Bush, West London, United Kingdom.
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Disasters and accidents

A Gazpromavia Sukhoi Superjet 100 crashes near Kolomna, Moscow Oblast, Russia, killing the crew of three people.
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Fifty-one people are missing after two buses are swept off the Madan Ashrit Highway in Chitwan District, Bagmati Province, Nepal, due to landslides caused by heavy rain.
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At least 21 children are killed and over 120 others are trapped under rubble after a school building collapses in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria.
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Armed conflicts and attacks

Gaza City rescue crews discover at least 60 Palestinian bodies in the Tel Al-Hawa and Sabra districts following a week of attacks on Gaza City by Israeli forces.
Source: Reuters external link
Six people are killed and at least 19 others are injured in Russian attacks across Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine.
Source: The Kyiv Independent external link
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Sports

The International Olympic Committee announces that Saudi Arabia will host the inaugural Olympics Esports Games in 2025.
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Politics and elections

Burkinabè Justice Minister Edasso Rodrigue Bayala announces a ban on homosexuality in the country.
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Source: De Telegraaf external link
The Finnish Government passes a bill giving border patrol one-year permission to automatically reject migrant asylum applications at the Finland–Russia border and force them to turn back, prompting outcry from human rights groups and legal experts saying that the law violates the Constitution of Finland.
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July 11

Armed conflicts and attacks

CNN reports that American and German intelligence agents foiled a plan by Russia to assassinate Armin Papperger, the CEO of German defence company Rheinmetall.
Source: Politico external link

Politics and elections

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan accuses U.S. President Joe Biden and his administration of complicity in Israeli war crimes by being Israel's largest supporter during the Israel–Hamas war and also condemns all nations not imposing sanctions on Israel.
Source: Reuters external link
Kenyan President William Ruto dismisses all of his cabinet ministers as well as the attorney general in response to deadly protests against a finance bill drafted by his administration.
Source: BBC News external link
Thousands of anti-government protesters gather outside the Albanian Prime Minister's office and the Presidential office building in Tirana, accusing Prime Minister Edi Rama of corruption and demanding his resignation, as well as the release of opposition leader Sali Berisha from house arrest.
Source: Reuters external link

Disasters and accidents

At least 11 people are killed in the U.S. states of Texas and Louisiana from severe weather caused by Hurricane Beryl, with more than 1.3 million homes and businesses in Texas experiencing a power outage for four days amid persistent daytime temperatures exceeding 90 °F (32 °C) and high humidity.
Source: CNN external link
Eleven people are killed when their pickup truck collides with a passenger bus in Abulug, Cagayan, Philippines.
Source: The Straits Times external link
At least 4,500 people are displaced by storms in Cape Town, South Africa.
Source: AP external link
A fire damages the spire of the 11th-century Rouen Cathedral, in Normandy, France, while undergoing restoration. No further damage or injuries are reported.
Source: Reuters external link

Law and crime

Source: The Jerusalem Post external link
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights reports significant increases (as much as 1200%) in reported antisemitic incidents in countries such as Austria, Sweden, Denmark, and Belgium since the Israel–Hamas war began.
Source: European Union external link
The U.S. Treasury Department and the White House announce sanctions on the Venezuelan criminal organization Tren de Aragua and designate it as a "transnational criminal organization." The State Department also places a $12 million reward for information leading to the arrest of the organization's leaders.
Source: Reuters external link

July 10

International relations

All 32 NATO member states approve an official statement classifying China as a "decisive enabler" of Russia's invasion of Ukraine due to its "no-limits" economic and political partnership with Russia.
Source: AP external link
Bloomberg reports that Saudi Arabia warned the G7 earlier this year that it would sell off Eurobonds and French bonds if the G7 proceeded with the seizure of US$280 billion in Russian frozen assets to give to Ukraine.
Source: The Kyiv Independent external link

Disasters and accidents

Thirteen people, including 12 children, are killed in a school bus crash in Merafong, Gauteng, South Africa.
Source: AP external link
A plane fighting the Horse Gulch fire crashes into Hauser Lake in Montana, United States, killing the pilot onboard.
Source: KWYB external link

Armed conflicts and attacks

The Israel Defense Forces orders a complete evacuation of all Palestinians from Gaza City to areas south of the city in advance of a new offensive against Hamas.
Source: AP external link
U.S. President Joe Biden's administration resumes shipments of 500-pound bombs to Israel following a suspension in May 2024 due to worries of harm to Palestinian civilians. The initial suspension provoked public criticism from Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu.
Source: Reuters external link
Four security officials and three Pakistani Taliban insurgents are killed in a shootout in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
Source: AP external link
Two Ukrainians are killed by Russian drone and missile attacks on a port in southern Odesa Oblast, Ukraine, which damaged port infrastructure, an energy facility, and a civilian ship.
Source: Reuters external link

Science and technology

Researchers from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School publish a claim for the cause and curative path for the autoimmune disease in the journal .
Source: Nature external link

Law and crime

A criminal court in Baghdad, Iraq, sentences the widow of Islamic State caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to death over her ties to the Islamic State and for detaining Yazidi women in her house.
Source: Al Arabiya external link
Louise's ex-boyfriend Kyle Clifford, wanted for the crossbow attack in Bushey, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, is arrested in Enfield, London.
Source: USA Today external link
Two Australian tourists and a Filipino woman are killed during a mass stabbing at a hotel in Tagaytay, Philippines.
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Business and economy

The National Samsung Electronics Union announces that around 30,000 Samsung Electronics workers will now strike indefinitely after accusing the company of refusing to hold talks on better pay.
Source: BBC News external link