Six people, including a police officer and three bystanders, were killed in a furious gun battle Tuesday that filled the streets of Jersey City with the sound of heavy fire for hours, authorities said. Authorities believe the Jewish market was targeted by the gunmen, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop tweeted Tuesday night. Fulop, whose public safety director said earlier in the day that terrorism wasn’t suspected.
Democratic congressional leaders have unveiled articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, a historic move set in motion by a whistleblower complaint warning the president was using the power of his office to solicit foreign interference in a US election. Democrats outlined two articles of impeachment: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The articles were unveiled after almost three months of investigation of alleged wrongdoing by Trump.
Myanmar’s former pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday denied the armed forces committed genocide against the Rohingya minority, telling the UN’s top court the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Muslims was the unfortunate result of a battle with insurgents. Suu Kyi denied allegations the army had killed civilians, raped women and torched houses in 2017.
A nine-year-old boy who was set to become the world’s youngest ever graduate has quit his university following a row over his graduation date. The Belgian boy – who has an IQ of 145 – was due to complete his studies before the end of the year. But the university has now told Laurent and his parents that the target is no longer feasible because of the number of exams he still needs to finish.
Western Australia has legalized voluntary assisted dying, becoming the second state in the country to do so. There were cheers and emotional scenes in the public gallery as MPs passed the historic legislation in the state’s lower house of parliament in Perth. Victoria legalized assisted dying in 2017. In August, a woman with terminal cancer became the first person to end their life under that law.