2020.06.21

News Headlines - 21 June 2020

Reading stabbings: Police launch murder inquiry after three stabbed to death in park | Sky News

Three people are confirmed to have died and another three are seriously injured following the attack in Forbury Gardens in the town centre on Saturday at around 7pm.
A 25-year-old man, from Reading, was arrested near the scene on suspicion of murder after running away, and is currently in custody.
Thames Valley Police said it has launched a murder investigation and is keeping an open mind as to the motive, and although it is not currently treated as a terrorist-related incident it is being supported by colleagues from Counter-Terrorism Command.

Minneapolis shooting: One person was killed and 11 others were wounded, police say - CNN

Twelve people were shot, including one fatally, during an overnight melee in Minneapolis, police said.
The shooting took place early Sunday morning in the 2900 block of Hennepin Avenue South, the Minneapolis Police Department said.
The 11 survivors suffered non-life threatening injuries, police said. No arrests have been made, and the motive remains unclear.

Highest ever temperature recorded in Arctic circle

A town in Siberia has recorded the highest temperature in the Arctic's known history, hitting 38 degrees Celsius.
Verkhoyansk, found just inside the Arctic Circle at 67.5°N, typically reaches a summer high of around 20C... The small town 3,000 miles east of Moscow has one of the world's widest temperature ranges, recording a record low of -51C in November last year... Scientists believe the spike is caused by a combination of natural weather patterns and man-made climate change.

Ex-ministe's arrest pushes support for Abe's Cabinet lower

The approval rate for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet keeps falling, with the latest Kyodo News survey showing Sunday that it stands at 36.7 percent following the arrests of a former justice minister and his wife for alleged vote buying.
Although a simple comparison cannot be made due to different survey methods, the figure is the second lowest since Abe returned to office in 2012, after 35.8 percent recorded in July 2017.
The approval rate dropped from 39.4 percent in the previous survey held late last month. The disapproval rate was 49.7 percent.

Rare annular solar eclipse leaves 'ring of fire' above parts of Africa, Middle East, Asia - UPI.com

A rare "ring of fire" solar eclipse was visible across parts of Africa, the Middle East and Asia on Sunday.
The annular eclipse, the first of two solar eclipses set to take place in 2020, produced a visible orange ring of sunlight around the Moon, viewable in a narrow portion of the globe.
An annular eclipse occurs when the Moon is farthest from the Earth, according to NASA.

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