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April 16, 2021 | Via BBC

Eight Dead in Indianapolis Mass Shooting

Eight people have been killed and many injured in a shooting in the US city of Indianapolis, police say. Witnesses heard several gunshots at a FedEx facility and one said he had seen a man firing an automatic weapon. The gunman, thought to have been acting alone, is reported to have killed himself. Authorities said there was no further threat to public safety.

April 16, 2021 | Via The Guardian

Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Figures Given Jail Terms of Up to 18 Months

Ten of Hong Kong’s most senior pro-democracy activists including the media mogul Jimmy Lai have been sentenced to jail terms of up to 18 months for organizing or attending “unauthorized assemblies” during mass protests that rocked the city in 2019. In the latest blow to Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, the individuals were either ordered to jail or given suspended sentences in relation to two separate rallies held on 18 and 31 August 2019.

April 16, 2021 | Via ABC News

Bodycam Video of Teen Killed by Chicago Police Released

Chicago police bodycam video that captured the deadly police shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo was released to the public on Thursday by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, 16 days after the incident. COPA will review witness accounts, reports by Stillman and others, and question officers who were present to determine whether the use of force in this case was justified.

April 16, 2021 | Via Reuters

Up to 65,000 People on Run in Northeast Nigeria After Attack

Up to 65,000 people in northeastern Nigeria have fled their homes after an assault by armed groups on a border town on Wednesday, while attacks that appear to be targeted have forced a temporary halt to aid operations, U.N. agencies said. Local officials and a resident said on Wednesday that at least eight people had been killed in the attack on Damasak by suspected Islamists.

April 16, 2021 | Via Sky News

Human Cells Grown in Monkey Embryos Triggers Concerns

Human cells have been grown in monkey embryos by scientists in the US, sparking ethical concerns and warnings that it “opens a Pandora’s box”. Concerns have been raised after researchers from the Salk Institute in California produced what is known as monkey-human chimeras. Those behind the research say their work could help tackle the severe shortage of transplant organs as well as enable better overall understanding of human health.

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