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Friday’s World News Briefing- Trump’s not happy, Taliban attack Afghan, The US shoots down an Iranian drone & organised crime is rising

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In today’s briefing update, we discover why President Trump is “unhappy” following his supporter’s chants that echoed his racist tweets.

We follow the story of the Taliban attack on police headquarters in Afghanistan amidst a time of peace talks. We head to the Strait of Hormuz, where the US confirmed it has shot down an Iranian drone.  

Next, we take a look at the growing crime organisations in southeast Asia and find out how corruption is playing a key part in facilitating trafficking. 

All in today’s WORLD news briefing – A daily roundup of all the news headlines that you need to know, summarised as part of WTX News Briefing. 

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TRUMP: I DO NOT SUPPORT THE ‘SEND HER BACK’ CHANT, DESPITE REMAINING SILENT DURING SPEECH

CNN follows the President’s message he disavowed the ‘send her back’ chant that broke out by his supporters during his campaign rally. The chant was aimed at Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar. Trump had remained silent when the chant broke out, he had previously told Omar to leave the US. trump unhappy with 'send her back' chants during his rally

“I was not happy with it. I disagree with it. But again, I didn’t say that. They did.” Trump said the following day. He went on to explain he “felt a little bit badly” about then chant and would try to stop another chant of that type from breaking out again. 

The President’s claims he is unhappy with what happened came after fellow Republicans expressed concerns, along with outrage from the Democrats. It is the latest in a series of controversies involving Trump and accusations of racism. 

Read the full story on CNN

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TALIBAN ATTACK AFGHAN POLICE HQ, 11 REPORTED DEAD

Arab News leads with the Taliban attack on police headquarters in the southern city of Kandahar. The Thursday attack killed 11 people and an estimated 80 – including women and children- have been wounded. tailban attacks police HQ in Afghan

The attack comes at a time when Washington and the Taliban are deep in peace talks, whilst both sides claim progress is being made, violence has not reduced. 

A Taliban spokesman said Thursday afternoon’s attack started with a car bomb and then gunmen stormed the police building. Of the reported eight attackers, two blew themselves up and the remaining six were said to be “cornered in a building.”

Read the full story on Arab News

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THE US SHOOTS DOWN AN IRANIAN DRONE

RT News reports President Trump confirms the US shot down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz. A US warship struck down the drone which was less than a kilometre away and ignored multiple calls to stand down. US shoots down Iranian drone

The President said the drone was “threatening the safety of the ship and the ship’s crew,” he added that the US “reserves the right to defend our personnel, facilities and interests.”

Read the full story on RT News

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ORGANISED CRIME ON THE RISE IN SOUTHEAST ASIA, SAYS UN

Arab News reports, the UN has found organised crime in Southeast Asia is growing in the illegal trafficking of drugs, people, wildlife and counterfeit goods. The UN report made clear corruption and easier movement of people has helped facilitate trafficking.organised crime on the rise in southeast asia

The UN reports more than $60 billion of methamphetamine in the Southeast Asian market this year a rapid increase from six years earlier when the figure was estimated to be $15 billion. 

Read the full story on Arab News

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