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July 12, 2019 | Via BBC

Turbulence Injures 37 on Air Canada Flight to Sydney

At least 37 people were injured on board an Air Canada flight after the plane hit severe turbulence and had to make an emergency landing. The plane, carrying 284 passengers and crew, was traveling from Vancouver to Sydney but was diverted to Hawaii. Passengers reported the cabin being bloodied and dented from passengers hitting the ceiling of the aircraft.

July 12, 2019 | Via Bloomberg

Turkey Receives Parts of Russian Missile System Opposed by U.S.

Turkey says it received the first major deliveries of a Russian missile-defense system whose purchase has drawn the threat of U.S. sanctions over its potential to undermine NATO’s military capabilities. The U.S. says the Russian air defense system is designed to shoot down NATO aircraft and can collect critical intelligence that could compromise stealth capabilities of the fifth-generation fighter.

July 12, 2019 | Via Reuters

Iran Calls on Britain to Release Seized Oil Tanker Immediately

Iran called on Britain on Friday to immediately release an oil tanker that British Royal Marines seized last week on suspicion it was breaking European sanctions by taking oil to Syria, a foreign ministry spokesman told state news agency IRNA. The United States, Iran’s longtime foe, blames Tehran for a series of attacks on shipping in the world’s most important oil artery since mid-May, accusations Tehran rejects.

July 12, 2019 | Via ABC News

Trump Announces End of Fight to Add Citizenship Question to Census

President Donald Trump announced Thursday he is backing down from his effort to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census, and will instead take executive action that instructs the Commerce Department to obtain an estimate of U.S. citizenship through other means. The announcement brings to a close weeks of escalating confusion within the government over his demands that the controversial question be included in the census despite a Supreme Court order that had blocked the move.

July 12, 2019 | Via BBC

Google Probes Leak of Smart Speaker Recordings

Google is investigating how 1,000 conversations recorded by one of its smart speakers were leaked. Belgian broadcaster VRT exposed the recordings made by Google Home devices in Belgium and the Netherlands. The search giant said the recordings came from one of the human reviewers who helps to refine Home’s linguistic abilities. It said it took steps to protect the privacy of people whose recordings its reviewers sampled.

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