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U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes files a US$435 million defamation lawsuit against CNN.
The U.S. House Judiciary Committee begins its hearings into the impeachment inquiry of U.S. President Donald Trump.
Crime in Hawaii
The U.S. military says a sailor shot and killed two people at Joint Base Pearl Harbor–Hickam, Hawaii, before killing himself.
Iran–United States relations
The Pentagon says the United States Navy's USS "Forrest Sherman" (DDG-98) intercepted a vessel in the Arabian Sea last month and seized advanced missile parts that were of Iranian origin. The crew were handed over to the Yemen Coast Guard, while the missile parts are in the possession of the United States military.
Japan–United States relations
The National Diet of Japan ratifies a United States–Japan trade deal. Under the deal, Japan will reduce its tariffs on U.S. beef and pork; in return, Japan will receive reductions in tariffs on certain manufactured goods.
Ravaged Samoa last month
Amid the imposed curfew, the Samoan government asks unvaccinated families to display a red flag or red cloth in front of their homes to warn others and to aid mass vaccination efforts as the death toll hits 60 and confirmed cases surpass 4,000.
A gas explosion in Szczyrk, Poland causes a three-story building to collapse and kills 8 people
A boat carrying refugees capsized near Nouadhibou, off the coast of Mauritania, in one of the deadliest maritime disasters this year, leaving 58 people dead and many more who tried to swim to shore in need of treatment. The boat had departed The Gambia on 27 November 2019. It was heading towards the Canary Islands when it approached the Mauritanian coast to get fuel and food. The boat had been carrying between 150–180 people when it capsized, most of them aged between 20 and 30.
Thousands of animals are sacrificed by beheading at the Hindu Gadhimai Temple in southern Nepal.
Eighteen Indian sailors are abducted near the Nigerian coast.
In Madrid, Spain, a man throws a hand grenade at a migrant unaccompanied minor centre, although it did not explode.
Syrian civil war
An Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps weapons depot in Abu Kamal District, Deir ez-Zor Governorate, Syria, is hit by an airstrike. Arab media say Israel is behind the attack. The United States denies any involvement.
Japanese doctor Tetsu Nakamura and five Afghans are killed in Jalalabad, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan when militants open fire on their car while they were travelling to monitor a project.
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