The Week in Stories Around the Globe

Mass shootings are America’s parade of horribles

It is a fact that the U.S. is armed for battle and that the homeland is threatened, but the assailant is neither an abusive king nor a foreign enemy. Americans have taken up weapons of war against their neighbors.

#fourthofjuly #massshootings #Gunviolence #theunitedstates

The “Sniper Frontier” competition of the Army Games 2022 will be held in Venezuela

Beijing, China

A total of 13 countries (Azerbaijan, Algeria, Armenia, Belarus, Venezuela, Vietnam, Iran, India, Kazakhstan, China, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan), have agreed to host this tournament organized by the Russian Ministry of Defense since 2015 and in which 237 teams from 31 countries have confirmed their participation.

#WarGames #Iran #China #Venezuela

Thousands protest in Spain over Morocco migrant deaths 

Thousands of people in several Spanish cities protested Friday over the deaths of at least 23 migrants last week at the frontier between the Spanish enclave of Melilla in Africa and Morocco, amid growing calls for an independent, cross-border investigation into the incident. The demonstrations were being held under the moniker “Las Vidas Negras Importan” in Spanish or “Black Lives Matter” in English.

#Spain #Morroco #blacklivesmatter #Protest

July 8 … 99% of the world’s population in sunlight simultaneously?

Bottom line: Fact-checkers at Timeanddate.com discovered it’s technically true that 99% of the world’s population experiences some sunlight at 11:15 UTC on July 8. But some of those experiencing it will think it’s the night.

#Science #TheWorld #Sunlight #Starlight


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