The Trump administration proposed new rules on Thursday which sharply limit migrant asylum claims. Individuals who cross the US southern border illegally will no longer be able to apply for asylum. The statement announcing the rule claimed presidents have the power to ‘suspend the entry of all aliens.’ Rights groups call the move ‘illegal.’
US Marine Corps veteran Ian David Long killed 12 people in a Thousand Oaks, California bar on Wednesday. Long, who had mental health issues, used a smoke bomb and handgun during the attack. Authorities have not identified a motive for the shooting. Long is believed to have taken his own life after the attack.
North Korea is getting angrier at the US amid deadlocked talks between the two countries. US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said North Korea postponed US talks on Thursday because ‘they weren’t ready.’ Haley said it is North Korea’s turn to act. The US is pushing for progress on denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
Tesla announced that Robyn Denholm the financial chief of an Australian telecom company will replace Elon Musk as the company’s chairman after Musk was forced to step aside in a regulatory settlement. Google’s CEO announced various internal changes on Thursday in response to global employee walkouts over the company’s handling of sexual harassment allegations.
A study published in The Lancet on Thursday says population continues to rise despite fertility rates having been cut in half since 1950. The study found that nearly half of the world’s countries are facing a ‘baby bust’ where there are not enough children to maintain population size. Other countries are experiencing a ‘baby boom.’
Emile Ratelband a 69-year-old Dutch man is suing to be allowed to legally change his birth certificate to reflect that he is 20 years younger than his real age. Ratelband cited the fact that people are eligible to change their name and gender in his argument. Ratelband hopes to boost his online dating prospects.