2019.11.29

News Headlines - 29 November 2019

How the London Bridge terror attack unfolded | The Guardian

Two people were killed and three injured in a terrorist attack near London Bridge on Friday, police have confirmed. The suspect was wrestled to the ground by passersby and shot dead by officers.
The suspect, who police say was wearing a fake suicide vest, was killed after emergency services were called to a stabbing incident near the bridge shortly before 2pm

Nakasone, ex-prime minister and Reagan friend, dies at 101:The Asahi Shimbun

Former Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, who famously played up his friendship with U.S. President Ronald Reagan and together strengthened the U.S.-Japan alliance, died at a hospital in Tokyo on Nov. 29. He was 101.
As prime minister from 1982 to 1987, Nakasone pushed through the privatization of Japanese National Railways and other state monopolies. Long known for his right-wing views, he called for revising the Constitution and also became embroiled in international controversy when in 1985 he became the first postwar prime minister to make an official visit to Yasukuni Shrine, which memorializes Japan's war dead along with 14 Class-A war criminals.

Bloomberg news service under fire for ban on investigating owner | The Guardian

After Michael Bloomberg confirmed his run for president on Sunday, the news service that bears his name said it would not “investigate” the billionaire or any of his Democratic rivals.
A former editor of his Bloomberg Businessweek title branded the decision “staggering” and said journalists at Bloomberg News “deserve a hell of a lot better than this”.
The editor-in-chief, John Micklethwait, announced the new rules in a note to 2,700 journalists and analysts.

Iraqi PM says he will resign after weeks of violent protests | The Guardian

Iraq’s prime minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, has announced his resignation, bowing to the country’s top cleric and relentless pressure from protesters demanding the fall of his government and an end to rampant corruption... Abdul Mahdi’s resignation, announced on Friday, is due to be discussed at a parliamentary session on Sunday convened to discuss the crisis. It follows a six-week popular uprising aimed at the heart of Iraq’s establishment, which many across the centre and south of the country say long ago ceased to serve citizens and instead used oil revenues to enrich themselves.

Hours after explosions rocked a Texas chemical plant, a fire continues to burn - CNN

Hours after explosions rocked a Texas chemical plant outside Houston early Wednesday, officials said there is no way to know how long a fire at the site will burn.
An early morning explosion at the TPC Group plant damaged the small city of Port Neches and injured at least three employees. A series of smaller explosions occurred throughout the day, and a larger one in the afternoon launched a tower into the air with balls of fire, authorities told reporters Wednesday night.
A mandatory evacuation was issued for areas within a 4-mile radius of plant because of the potential for more explosions.

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