“ Truth Lies Beyond Mainstream ”
Former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone dies at the age of 101.
Prime Minister of Malta
Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat intends to step down following controversy over an ongoing investigation about the murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia two years ago.
2019 Iraqi protests
Prime Minister of Iraq Adel Abdul Mahdi announces plans to offer his resignation to the country's parliament as a reaction to the ongoing protest movement.
Burning Sun scandal
K-pop singer-songwriter Jung Joon-young receives a six-year prison term and former boy band member Choi Jong-hoon is sentenced to a five-year term for having sex with a woman who was unable to consent, as well as other sex crimes including filming women without consent.
A national court rules President of Suriname Dési Bouterse guilty of murder. The case adresses the execution of 15 government critics in 1982, following the 1980 Sergeants' Coup led by Bouterse. Six other former military officers are also declared guilty.
The government of Sudan repeals all laws restricting women's freedom of dress, movement, association, work and study, and dissolves the former ruling party. Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok praises women on social media and says that the laws were “an instrument of exploitation, humiliation, violation, aggression on the rights of citizens”.
2019 Samoa measles outbreak
It is expected that there will be 70 deaths from the illness, and at least 6,500 people will be infected by the highly infectious disease.
Yemeni Civil War
Houthi militants say that they shot down a Saudi Arabian helicopter, killing both pilots. Saudi Arabia has not confirmed the incident.
2019 Iraqi protests
Protests continue across Iraq with a death toll of seven protesters by unsourced reports. Other reports by hospital sources state the death toll is over 20 due to Iraqi forces opening fire in Nasiriya.
War in Afghanistan (2001–present)
After a surprise visit by U.S. President Donald Trump, the Taliban say they are ready to restart peace talks and reach a ceasefire.
2019 London Bridge stabbing
A terrorist mass stabbing at London Bridge kills two civilians and injures three others. The attacker, Usman Khan, wearing a fake explosive belt, is shot dead by police on the bridge. Khan was a former prisoner convicted of terrorism offences, and had links to Islamist terrorist groups.
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