Here’s what you need to know about the Amazon wildfires
The fires are being blamed on Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, who supported developing the Amazon region for farming and mining.
Justin Trudeau spreads misinformation on Amazon wildfires
A photo retweeted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been proven to be misinformation.
French zoo outraged after visitors scratch name onto Rhino’s back
Zoo director Pierre Caille said the two taggers “probably used their nails,” but that the rhino may “not have even realized” that the duo were putting their signature on its back.
Twitter removes over 936 fake Chinese accounts out of 200,000 strong bot network aimed at undermining Hong Kong freedom movement
On August 19, Twitter disclosed a “significant state-backed information operation” focused on spreading misinformation and undermining the freedom movement currently happening in Hong Kong.
French composer dies from bear attack while gathering nature sounds in Northwest Territories
French composer for the Brittany Symphony Orchestra Julien Gauthier is dead following a sudden encounter with a bear while gathering sounds for a music project in the Northwest Territories.
Journalist Owen Jones alleges he was attacked by far-right mob
Prominent journalist Owen Jones alleges that he was attacked by a far-right mob outside of a pub. The event allegedly occurred on his birthday.
ISIS claims responsibility for Afghanistan wedding bombing that killed 63
On August 17, a suicide bombing at a wedding in Kabul, Afghanistan left at least 63 dead and 182 injured.
Justin Trudeau should have revoked Jihadi Jack’s citizenship
“Jack Letts—AKA, “Jihadi Jack”—had dual Canadian & British Citizenship. However, because the U.K. government actually has some common sense, they have stripped Letts’ citizenship, due to the fact that he went to Syria to join ISIS.”
Hong Kong protests against China’s authoritarianism
China is resorting to more desperate measures of enforcing control by bringing in their People’s Liberation Army close to the Hong Kong border.
Suspect in custody for the murder of Canadian woman’s fiancé in New Zealand
A 23-year-old suspect is now in custody following a nationwide manhunt in relation to the murder 33-year-old Sean McKinnon, from Australia, reports Waikato Police in a news release.