Hello! Here’s what’s happening on Wednesday.
1. The US Senate held a hearing over a President’s ability to order the use of nuclear weapons. It was the first time in over 40 years Congress has held such a hearing.
2. Chaos erupted in Zimbabwe prompting rumours of a coup. Multiple explosions were heard and soldiers stormed the state broadcaster before announcing their actions were “not a military takeover.”
3. Australians voted yes on same-sex marriage. Of eligible voters, 61.6% voted in favour of legalising same-sex marriage in the non-binding vote, and parliament will now attempt to pass legislation before the end of the year.
4. UK Prime Minister Theresa May accused Russia of launching a ‘fake news’ war against the West. May said the West needed to tackle Putin’s regime which had become the biggest threat facing “free societies” across the globe.
5. The US has issued an alert about a North Korean hacking campaign. The alert from the FBI and Department of Homeland Security warned of a malware called “FALLCHILL.”
6. A Saudi alliance bombed Yemen’s Saana airport in Yemen. Al Jazeera reported the action disrupted delivery of crucial aid to the country.
7. Turkey completed the purchase of advanced missiles from Russia. NATO leaders appear to be sending warnings to Turkey over the purchase and potential deployment of the weapon system.
8. Three children were injured and five people were killed after a deadly shooting spree in California. The guman reportedly began shooting at a number of targets, including an elementary school, before he was fatally shot by police.
9. A Chinese diplomat will visit North Korea as a special envoy of President Xi Jinping. The last visit by a Chinese special envoy was nearly two years ago.
10. Only four of 28 Chinese cities met air quality standards last month. The news comes just days after Delhi’s hazardous smog blanketed its city.
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