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August 12, 2019 | Via NBC News

After Autopsy, Cause of Jeffrey Epstein’s Death Awaits ‘Further Information’

The New York City medical examiner’s office said Sunday that it had completed an autopsy of the financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein but that it needed more information before determining the cause of death. Epstein’s death came the day after a trove of court documents was unsealed, providing new details about his alleged sex trafficking.

August 12, 2019 | Via The Guardian

Norway Mosque Attack Suspect ‘Inspired by Christchurch and El Paso Shootings’

The suspected gunman in an attack on a mosque in Norway on Saturday was inspired by recent white extremist attacks in New Zealand and the US, online posts suggest. In messages posted on the day of the attack, Philip Manshaus, a 21-year-old man who has been named by local media as the main suspect, described himself as “chosen” by “Saint [Brenton] Tarrant”, the gunman who killed 51 people at mosques in New Zealand in March.

August 12, 2019 | Via Bloomberg

China Cracks Down on Cathay After Staff Join Hong Kong Protests

China clamped down on Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. after employees of Hong Kong’s dominant airline joined anti-Beijing protests. China’s civil aviation authority said Friday it issued a major aviation safety risk warning to Hong Kong-based Cathay for failing to take appropriate action, and ordered the carrier to ban all employees who supported or joined the recent protests from flying to the mainland starting Saturday.

August 12, 2019 | Via Reuters

Guatemala Conservative Romps to Landslide Win

Conservative Alejandro Giammattei swept aside his center-left rival in Guatemala’s presidential election on Sunday, and now inherits an unpopular migration deal agreed under duress with the Trump administration that could severely test his country. Yielding to the threat of a raft of economic sanctions from Trump, outgoing Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales agreed to make his country a so-called safe third country for migrants.

August 12, 2019 | Via BBC

Tanzania Tanker Explosion Victims Buried in Mass Funeral

Tanzania has held a mass funeral for people who died when an overturned fuel tanker exploded on Saturday. Officials have said people were trying to siphon fuel from the vehicle on a main road in the Morogoro region when it exploded, killing 71. Correspondents say disasters like this have happened all too frequently in parts of Africa where some people are willing to take huge risks to remove fuel from tankers and pipelines.

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