Monday News Brief: 6.9.14

By Alex Honeysett 06.09.2014 blog

We may be off air, but that doesn’t mean the world is. If you’re looking to keep yourself informed this summer, check back every Monday for our weekly news round-up. Who knows, we may even throw in some stories about One Direction.

The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility on Monday for a five-hour assault on the country’s busiest airport that set off explosions and killed 18 people.

The Taliban said the assault on the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, the capital of southern Sindh province, was in revenge for the killing last November of the militant group’s leader in a U.S. drone strike.

Hillary Rodham Clinton is embarking on a book tour this week that will feature overtones of a potential presidential campaign in 2016 and could offer a window into the former Secretary of State’s stamina and how she might present her rationale for another White House bid.

Clinton’s memoir, “Hard Choices,” will be released on Tuesday, accompanied by interviews with ABC News and other news organizations. Clinton will appear at book events this week in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and suburban Washington, D.C.

On June 6, 1944, more than 150,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed in Nazi-occupied France. The Normandy landings have been called the beginning of the end of World War II. Men who stormed Normandy’s shore 70 years ago joined world leaders last Friday in paying tribute to the Allied troops who risked and lost their lives in the D-Day landings in Normandy in a day of international commemorations.

The Americans landed in Sao Paulo on Monday morning on an overnight commercial flight from Miami and reached their downtown hotel on a bus with the American flag and the slogan “United by team, driven by passion.” Motorcycled police with the Stars and Stripes sticking out of their wheels preceded the bus, and a helicopter hovered.

They will train at nearby Sao Paulo FC until Friday. They then fly 1,450 miles north to Natal for their Group G opener Monday against Ghana, the team that eliminated them from the last two World Cups.

The three-finger salute from the Hollywood movie “The Hunger Games” is being used as a real symbol of resistance in Thailand. Protesters against the military coup are flashing the gesture as a silent act of rebellion, and they’re being threatened with arrest if they ignore warnings to stop.

Thailand’s military rulers say they were monitoring the new form of opposition to the coup. Reporters witnessed the phenomenon and individuals were captured on film making the raised-arm salute.

“Raising three fingers has become a symbol in calling for fundamental political rights,” said anti-coup activist Sombat Boonngam-anong on his Facebook page. He called on people to raise “3 fingers, 3 times a day” — at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. — in safe public places where no police or military are present.



  1. Jalysa

    I think that I can stop bullying by telling a teacher or a adult and make sure they are aware

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