To discover some of the most shocking news stories around the world, continue reading to learn about the most important international news headlines of the week.
The Top News Stories:
The man who supplied the Las Vegas shooter with ammunition pleads guilty to numerous charges:
Douglas Haig pleaded guilty to producing ammunition on his property, without a licence. A few weeks before the mass shooting which took place in Las Vegas in 2017, Haig sold 720 round of ammunition to the Las Vegas shooter. Haig was originally approached by law enforcement after his fingerprints where found on some of the ammunition with the gun man used to shoot his victims. While Haig chose to plead guilty he will not be sentenced until February 2020. The maximum sentence which Haig faces is five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
International musician Will.i.am accuses a Qantas air stewardess of being racist:
After flying on a Qantas flight from the US to Sydney, Australia Will.i.am used his Twitter account which boasts millions of followers to complain about a flight attendant who he believed was treating passengers of color with disrespect and prejudice. As Will.i.am decided to include the woman’s full name in his Tweet, the woman in question has now retaliating by threatening to sue Will.i.am for defamation of character.
However other artists such as The Veronicas tweeted their support of Will.i.am and shared their own negative experiences dealing with the air stewardess in question. Who they alleged mistreated them due to their sexual orientations. Will.i.am has announced that he plans to counter-sue if the air stewardess ends up following through on her threat to sue him.
Police officers storm a peaceful protest at a Hong Kong University:
After the police stormed a large scale protest at Hong Kong University hundreds of students who opposed China’s ever growing control of Hong Kong were arrested by law enforcement officers. 200 of the 600 protestors were thought to be under 18 years of age. The police claim that they did not arrest any minors under the age of 18. As a result of the protest which turned violent, 200 protestors ended up in hospital due to the injuries which they sustained from the heavy handed local authorities.
The Taliban release two American professors:
Two American professors American born Kevin King and Australian born Timothy Weeks have been released by the Taliban terrorist group, after first being kidnapped back in 2017. The two men were kidnapped at gun point from a university, where they worked together in Kabul. The two men were exchanged for two Taliban hostages, who America had captured. The exchange of hostages was made in Zabul, which is located at the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. The Taliban also claim that they released 10 Afghani soldiers as part of the exchange. While Weeks was in decent health, Kevin King is thought to have serious medical conditions as a result of his time in captivity.
After reading about the four international news stories which are listed above, hopefully you now feel up to date with the world’s most important news stories.