Bolivian president Evo Morales has resigned amid deepening unrest over allegations of electoral fraud. The announcement came after the country’s military chief called for him to quit. Mr Morales has endured weeks of violent protests since his election victory last month was called into question, with the Organization of American States (OAS) saying there was “clear manipulation” at the polls.
Fire chiefs in Australia have warned of “the most dangerous bushfire week this nation has ever seen”, saying New South Wales – the country’s most populous state – faces an unprecedented “catastrophic” fire day on Tuesday. Sixty fires are currently burning in across the state, 40 of which are running out of control. There are also nearly 50 fires burning in Queensland, and fires in Western Australia and South Australia.
Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley blasted former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, recalling a private conversation where they defended resisting President Trump, telling her they did so out of necessity. Haley said that the two men “confided in me that when they resisted the president, they weren’t being insubordinate, they were trying to save the country.”
A former British army officer, who helped start the “White Helmets”, an emergency response group in Syria, has been found dead near his home in Istanbul, just days after the Russian foreign ministry menaced him, accusing him of being a spy. James le Mesurier was the director of Mayday Rescue charity that trained members of the Syria Civil Defence, nicknamed the White Helmets, playing a major role in its creation in Turkey in 2013.
Two people are in critical condition after another day of violent demonstrations in Hong Kong. A protester was injured on Monday morning when he was shot at close range by a police officer. He was the third person shot by police since the protests began 24 weeks ago. The territory’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam, speaking to reporters on Monday evening, warned protesters they would not succeed in getting their demands.