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Monday’s World News Briefing- India deploys troops, Dodgy international shipping, School’s justifying 9/11 & Youngest winner Tour De France

Monday’s World News Briefing

BRIEF.ME – WORLD NEWS BRIEFING

In today’s briefing update, 10,000 troops have been deployed to Kashmir as tensions stir between Indian and Pakistan.

We take a look into the murky world of international shipping and learn how quick and easy it is to re-register a ship under a different flag.

In Turkey, school children are being given textbooks that appear to justify 9/11, slam the EU as ‘weak’ and criticise the Pope. The textbook appears to mirror Turkey’s PM’s speeches. 

Finally, we head the Tour De France to celebrate with Colombia as 22-year-old Egan Bernal becomes the first South American to win the famous race. 

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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INDIA DEPLOYS 10,000 BATTLE-READY TROOPS TO KASHMIR

WTX reports, tensions are rising in Kashmir after India deployed 10 000 troops ready for battle in the area on Sunday. Kasmir, one of the worst militarized areas in the world has seen a rise in violence over the last few years. A suicide bombing claimed by a Pakistani-based militant group in February started an airstrike battle between the two countries. indian troops deployed to kashmir

Kashmir is claimed in full by both India and Pakistan, officials say the movement of troops will rise to 20,000 to relieve exhausted troops and new troops will be in place to monitor the upcoming Hindu pilgrimage. 

President Trump said he was asked by the Indian Prime Minister to mediate on the Kashmir dispute with Pakistan, though India rejected his claim.

Read the full story on WTX News

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SHIPS CAN BE RE-REGISTERED UNDER ANY FLAG IF YOU’VE GOT 15MINS AND A CREDIT CARD

CNN reports, with the current tensions in the Strait of Hormuz continuing, CNN puts the “spotlight on the murky world of international shipping.” It reports shipowners can register and re-register their ships within minutes, although its a nightmare for the ships’ crews. ships can be registered and reregistered under different flags

“If you’ve got a credit card, and you’ve got 15 minutes, you can re-register your ship under any flag you want,” said Micheal Roe (Professor of maritime and logistics policy at University of Plymouth). 

Current laws allow ships to sail under almost any flag regardless of ownership, as long as they pay their registration fee. This is known as a “flag of convenience” within the shipping world. A clear example of how common a “flag of convenience” is can be seen in the statistics. 40% of the global fleet is registered in Panama, Liberia and the Marshall Islands- between them they own just 169 ships. 

Roe added, “ Without being too insulting, these are totally irrelevant countries when it comes to shipping, except they’ve got cheap flags with low standards of regulation.”

Read the full story on CNN

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TURKISH SCHOOLCHILDREN ARE GIVEN TEXTBOOK JUSTIFYING 9/11, SLAMMING ‘WEAK’ EU – MIRRORING TURKISH PM’s VIEWS

WTX News reports school children in Turkey are being handed modern history books which seemingly justifies 9/11, slams the EU as ‘weak’, ‘criticises the Pope and blames NATO for the country being dependent on US military aid. trukish schoolkids given books justifying 9/11, slamming EU reflecting Turkish PMs views

The textbook contains a striking similarity to some of Prime Minister Erdogan’s speeches and mirrors many of his views. The textbook is being given to 12-grade students. Critics say the textbooks are Erdogan and his party force-feeding the young his views. 

Read the full story on WTX News 

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22-YEAR-OLD COLOMBIAN BECOMES THE FIRST SOUTH AMERICAN TO WIN TOUR DE FRANCE

France 24 reports, 22-year-old Egan Bernal has made history as the first South American to win the prestigious cycling race. Bernal is also the youngest to win in 110 years. Colombian fans were celebrating as the young cyclists crossed the line in Paris on Sunday night. South AMerican 22 year old wins tour de france

“When I saw that he won, I said ‘I need to go with my music to support him,” said one Colombian fan. 

The win has made Bernal a national hero in Colombia, he went on to thank France for organising the “most beautiful  race in the world and the most beautiful victory of my life.”

Read the full story on France 24

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Monday’s World News Briefing- India deploys troops, Dodgy international shipping, School’s justifying 9/11 & Youngest winner Tour De France
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