Time Magazine named on Monday an eight-year-old Syrian girl who drew global attention by posting updates on Twitter from besieged Aleppo one of the 25 most influential people on the Internet. Her tweets went viral with more than 360,000 people following her.
Hundreds of protesters gathered at a local town hall in London on Friday after a high-rise fire killed at least 30 people two days earlier. Chanting “We want justice,” they urged authorities to adopt stricter safety measures and provide new accommodations for the residents.
About 1,500 soccer fans watching the Champions League final on a large screen in the Italian city of Turin were injured on Saturday night after a firecracker, which was mistaken for gunshots or an explosion, provoked a stampede.
President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that the United States would withdraw from the Paris accord on climate change, which he views as an obstacle to his goal of creating jobs and promoting economic growth in his country.
A Denver Post sportswriter lost his job on Monday after triggering a backlash on social media for tweeting that a Japanese driver’s victory in the Indianapolis 500 made him “uncomfortable.”
Independent centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron was elected as France’s youngest president on Sunday. The former investment banker is married to his former teacher, who is 25 years his senior.
A 62-year-old woman was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of investment fraud after being extradited from Thailand. An acquaintance says she is known for her flashy outfit and is skilled at manipulating men.
United Airlines has changed its policy on bumping customers following the outrage over an incident on Sunday. Footage of a screaming passenger being dragged off an overbooked flight went viral on social media.
The US and South Korean militaries said on Sunday that North Korea launched a ballistic missile from the country’s east coast, but it blew up almost immediately.
The Japanese prime minister expressed support on Friday for the resolve of the United States after its missile strikes on a Syrian air base, from which a chemical attack was allegedly launched.