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Scott Johnson: Gay US student's killer jailed for 1988 manslaughter – (BBC News)
A student's body was found at the base of cliffs amid a spate of attacks on gay men.

Meta introduces broadcast tool Channels on WhatsApp – (Reuters)
Meta Platforms <a href=""target="_blank">(META.O)</a> on Thursday introduced WhatsApp Channels, a feature that the social media giant said would help make the app a "private broadcast messaging product."

Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, Twitter target of EU crypto advertising complaint – (Reuters)
Meta Platforms' <a href=""target="_blank">(META.O)</a> Instagram, Alphabet's <a href=""target="_blank">(GOOGL.O)</a> YouTube, TikTok and Twitter could face regulatory action af…

Pope spends first night in hospital after surgery to remove intestinal scar tissue, repair hernia – (Associated Press)
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis awoke Thursday after a good first night in the hospital following a three-hour operation to remove intestinal scar tissue and repair a hernia in his abdominal wall, problems that developed following previous surgeries.

Live: NATO says Ukraine’s victory over Russia remains priority – (Al Jazeera English)
Military alliance’s chief says NATO needs to strengthen Ukraine’s positions on the battlefield.

Flashpoint in Israel: Divide between religious and secular Jews heats up under Netanyahu’s rule – (Associated Press)
HARISH, Israel (AP) — The sound of children and music echoed down a narrow basement hallway in Israel as they scrambled in a pool of balls, climbed on a jungle gym, munched popcorn and laughed.The atmosphere changed suddenly on that Saturday last month, as at…

Spreadsheet of the dead: counting the cost of war in central Ukraine – (Reuters)
In peacetime, Viktor Tkachenko tracks local tenders, court registries and other open sources for a news outlet in central Ukraine.

Ukraine dam: Danger of 'floating landmines' as people flee floods – (BBC News)
Floods are having a catastrophic effect on locating mines, aid officials say, as rescue efforts continue.

Afghan students feel abandoned as India restricts visas – (Al Jazeera English)
Hundreds of Afghan students are unable to resume their studies as India stopped issuing visas after Taliban takeover.

India's central bank holds rates, as expected – (Reuters)
India's central bank kept its key lending rate steady for a second straight policy meeting on Thursday, as widely anticipated, as it looked to assess the impact of past rate increases amid slowing inflation.

How much plastic is in our oceans? – (Al Jazeera English)
On World Ocean Day, Al Jazeera visualises what 10 million tonnes of plastic released into the ocean annually looks like.

Ukraine drones drop water bottles to people stranded by floods – (BBC News)
Supplies are delivered to those trapped by floodwaters in Russian-controlled areas of the Kherson region.

Morning Bid: O Canada! Markets wary of Fed hawkish surprise – (Reuters)
A look at the day ahead in European and global markets from Ankur Banerjee

'Keep them alive': More states legalize fentanyl test strips to combat surging opioid deaths – (Associated Press)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — At Cleveland's Urban Kutz Barbershop, customers can flip through magazines as they wait, or help themselves to drug screening tests left out in a box on a table with a somber message: “Your drugs could contain fentanyl.

Three shot as Israeli forces raid Ramallah in occupied West Bank – (Al Jazeera English)
Israeli forces fire bullets, stun grenades and tear gas at Palestinian youths hurling stones and molotov cocktails.

China's Dalian Wanda appeals court decision to freeze shares – (Reuters)
China's largest commercial property developer Dalian Wanda Group on Thursday said it is appealing a <a href="/markets/asia/shanghai-court-freezes-278-mln-worth-shares-wanda-commercial-2023-06-07/">court decision</a> to freeze 1.9 billion yuan ($266.23 million…

The Republican presidential field is largely set. Here are takeaways on where the contest stands. – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — After a trio of new announcements this week, the Republican Party's 2024 presidential field is all but set.

Main suspect in 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway due to be extradited to US – (Associated Press)
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The main suspect in the 2005 disappearance of U.S. student Natalee Holloway is expected to be handed over to U.S.

Scientists find ‘lost world’ in billion-year-old Australian rock – (Al Jazeera English)
Study says discovery of microscopic creatures could be the ‘oldest remnants’ of human lineage.

Smoky haze blanketing US, Canada could last for days as wildfires rage, winds won't budge – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — On air quality maps, purple signifies the worst of it. In reality, it's a thick, hazardous haze that’s disrupting daily life for millions of people across the U.S. and Canada, blotting out skylines and turning skies orange.

Headlines from CNN and Fox News

Chinese dominance in AI would result in 'no freedom, no representative government' warn experts – (Fox News)
China and the U.S. have been developing AI at a rapid pace that has evolved into a race for dominance, but should China surpass U.S. in its technological capability, experts warn of dire consequences.

AI in Hollywood: Crowd-created film allows fans to design generative art, work with studio on creative process – (Fox News)
The studio OneDoor has brought fans and AI artists into the creative process of the new film "Calculated" to create concept art, storyboards and more.

Joran van der Sloot, accused in the US of defrauding Natalee Holloway's mother, is expected to be flown from Peru to Alabama Thursday | CNN – (CNN)
FBI agents are expected to transfer Joran van der Sloot on Thursday to the US, where he is accused of extorting money from the mother of Natalee Holloway, the Alabama teen who was last seen with the Dutch national and two others 18 years ago in Aruba.

Biden vetoes bill cancelling his $400 billion student loan handout, vows he's 'not going to back down' – (Fox News)
President Biden vetoed a bill that would scrap his $400 billion student loan handout while railing against Republicans for supporting "huge tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy."

Madeline Kingsbury’s family says ‘right person in custody’ after ex arrested – (Fox News)
Madeline's Kinsbury's family said that they believe the "right person is in custody" following the arrest of the missing mother's former partner and father of her two children.

The world’s largest city is a futuristic paradise. But some things stay stuck in the past | CNN – (CNN)
From the bright neon lights of the Shibuya Crossing to the quiet majesty of the ancient Buddhist temple of Senso-ji, this is a city where people hold the past and the future in equal esteem.

Oversight chairman halts plan to advance Wray contempt proceedings following deal over FBI document | CNN Politics – (CNN)
House Oversight Chairman James Comer is scrapping his plans to hold FBI Director Christopher Wray in contempt of Congress after the two sides reached an agreement over an FBI document that includes an unverified allegation that Joe Biden, while vice president…

Video shows Texas capital's 'crown jewel' trail trashed by hidden homeless camps: 'completely destroyed' – (Fox News)
A videographer based in Austin, Texas, shared footage of a homeless encampment Wednesday, littered with trash after more than a year of neglect.

Video: Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman felt 'shock and grief' after Florida school restricted her book | CNN Politics – (CNN)
CNN’s Anderson Cooper speaks to Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman about her book being restricted in Florida schools.

Video: Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin 'certain' Russia will lose territory to Ukraine - CNN Video – (CNN)
Yevgeny Prigozhin, the head of private military group Wagner, says he is certain Russia will soon face massive losses on the battlefield in the war against Ukraine.

Trump attorneys notified former president is target of criminal investigation – (Fox News)
Former President Donald Trump was notified Wednesday that he is the target of a criminal investigation for his handling of classified materials after leaving office in 2021.

Utah Rep. Chris Stewart to step down from Congress in September – (Fox News)
U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, on Wednesday officially submitted his letter of resignation, telling Gov. Spencer Cox he planned to leave in September.

Biden vetoes bill blocking student loan forgiveness program | CNN Politics – (CNN)
President Joe Biden officially vetoed legislation Wednesday that would block his student loan forgiveness program, blasting lawmakers who supported the bill for what he called an “unprecedented attempt to deny critical relief to millions of their own constitu…

FBI willing to allow all House Oversight Committee members to view Biden doc alleging criminal scheme: source – (Fox News)
The FBI is willing to allow all members of the House Oversight Committee to view the subpoenaed document that alleges President Biden was involved in a criminal bribery scheme, a source familiar told Fox News Digital.

Trump posts video mocking Chris Christie on social media. Hear his response - CNN Video – (CNN)
Former New Jersey Governor and GOP presidential candidate Chris Christie reacts to a post made by former President Donald Trump on his Truth Social account.

CNN Chairman and CEO Chris Licht is out after a brief and tumultuous tenure | CNN Business – (CNN)
Chris Licht, the embattled chief executive and chairman of CNN, whose brief one-year tenure at the network was stained by a series of severe missteps, departed the company on Wednesday.

Man is in hot water with family for teaching teen daughter to gut a fish: 'It's a life skill,' he says – (Fox News)
A husband and father took to Reddit to explain his quandary: He made his 13-year-old daughter gut a fish and his family was mad about it. He called it a necessary life skill, like cooking.

Superman star Dean Cain follows Mark Wahlberg's move out of Hollywood: Leaving in 'droves' – (Fox News)
"Lois and Clark" actor Dean Cain said he is the latest celebrity to move out of California to start a new life in Las Vegas, telling Brian Kilmeade he is happy with the decision.

Children of Black Florida mother who was killed after knocking on neighbor's door consumed with guilt over her death | CNN – (CNN)
One of the children of Ajike “AJ” Owens, the Black woman who authorities say was fatally shot last week in central Florida after knocking on a neighbor’s door, is consumed with guilt over his mother’s death.

Yes, you can still buy a good cheap car | CNN Business – (CNN)
A look at the best cheap car options available for sale or lease in 2023

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