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August 13, 2021 | Via BBC

Samsung Heir Released from Prison on Parole

Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong has been released from a South Korean prison and is now on parole. He served 207 days in jail – just over half the sentence he received after being convicted of bribery and embezzlement in January. The case involved the country’s former President Park Guen-hye, who is also in jail for bribery and corruption. Samsung Electronics was founded by Lee’s grandfather.

August 13, 2021 | Via AP News

US is Diversifying, White Population Shrinking

No racial or ethnic group dominates for those under age 18, and white people declined in numbers for the first time on record in the overall U.S. population as the Hispanic and Asian populations boomed this past decade, according to the 2020 census data. The figures released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau offered the most detailed portrait yet of how the country has changed since 2010.

August 13, 2021 | Via CNN

Attacker Identified After Five Killed in Rare Mass Shooting in England

At least five people have been killed and a suspect found dead after Britain’s worst mass shooting in over a decade took place in Plymouth, southwest England, police have said. Police named the shooter as 22-year-old Jake Davison on Friday. Mass shootings are exceedingly rare in the United Kingdom. A massacre at a Scottish school in 1996 prompted country’s government to tighten gun laws and ban most private gun ownership.

August 13, 2021 | Via Sky News

Taliban Fighters Take Southern City of Lashkar Gah

Taliban fighters have taken the Afghan city of Lashkar Gah, following their capture of Kandahar and Herat, as the security situation in the country rapidly deteriorates. Taliban forces took Kandahar and Herat – Afghanistan’s second and third-largest cities respectively – on Thursday and US intelligence warned Kabul could fall within 90 days. A police official confirmed the capture of the city in the southern province of Helmand.

August 13, 2021 | Via Reuters

Turkey Combats Black Sea Floods, Death Toll Rises to 27

Emergency workers battled to relieve flood-hit areas of Turkey’s Black Sea region on Friday, as the death toll rose to 27 in the second natural disaster to strike the country this month. The floods, among the worst Turkey has experienced, brought chaos to northern provinces just as authorities were declaring wildfires that raged through southern coastal regions for two weeks had been brought under control.

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