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What’s going on today:
- Arrests made in assassination. Four suspects in the assassination of Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse were killed during a gun battle with police, and another two have been arrested. He also said three officers were freed after being held hostage.
- Whatever you do, don’t get the buffalo drunk. A herd of drunk Indian buffaloes exposed a hidden stash of contraband liquor and got a group of farmers arrested. A vet noticed that the water in the buffaloes’ trough turned yellow, after the bovines began jumping around and frothing at the mouth.
- China cracks down on LGBTQ online communities. China’s censors are quietly deleting WeChat accounts to silence gay rights groups at the country’s colleges. Screenshots circulated on Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter, showing how WeChat accounts run by university LGBTQ groups went dark on July 7.
- A living memorial. India built a park using the ashes of 6,000 people that will become a memorial for those who perished during the COVID pandemic. In many cases, entire families died from the virus, leaving no one to pick up the ashes of the deceased.
- You can pry this fax from my cold, dead, ink cartridge-stained hands. Japan wants to toss a bunch of clunky, cacophonous ’80s fax machines from its offices, but many employees are demanding that the devices stay. Japanese office workers just really like their faxes. That’s all for now. See you tomorrow.