“ Truth Lies Beyond Mainstream ”
A plane crashes near Santa Clarita, California, killing the pilot.
Four people are killed when a Mooney M20 plane crashes shortly after takeoff near the island of Lifou, New Caledonia.
2019–20 Australian bushfire season
New records for the highest recorded temperature are set in Greater Sydney (48.9 C at Penrith) and Canberra (44 C.
Two people are confirmed dead from bushfires on Kangaroo Island in South Australia.
The Nicolás Maduro government announces that Venezuela will sell some of its oil and gold to fund its petro cryptocurrency.
Tens of thousands of mourners, among them Iraqi prime minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi, attend a funeral procession in Baghdad, Iraq, for those killed in a United States airstrike—among them Qasem Soleimani, the head of Iran's Quds Force and at least five others. The bodies are then brought to Karbala and Najaf, where Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and the other Iraqis killed are to be buried.
Second Libyan Civil War
An airstrike at a military academy in Tripoli, Libya, kills at least 28 cadets and wounds dozens more, according to the Government of National Accord. The BBC cites reports saying the attack could be attributed to the Libyan National Army.
Insurgency in the Maghreb
A roadside bomb strikes a bus in Toeni Department of Burkina Faso, killing fourteen people, including students on their way to school.
Iranian intervention in Iraq
U.S. president Donald Trump vows to target 52 sites significant to Iranians and Iranian culture if Iran "strikes any Americans or American assets."
Militants fire rockets at Iraqi bases supporting U.S. personnel, nearly hitting the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.
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