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World News Briefing: Trump fan sentenced to 20 years – North Korea calls out US – Death toll rises in Japan – Kashmir move causes celebrations and pain

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In today’s briefing update, a Trump supporter has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after sending pipe bombs to top Democrats such as Obama and Clinton as well as actor Robert De Niro. 

North Korea calls out the US for stirring up military tension and Kim sends South Korea and the USA a warning. 

In Kashmir, following Indian’s move to revoke Article 370 we find out why Hindus are celebrating and Muslims are feeling ‘deceived.’

Finally, we head to Japan as the death toll and hospitalised continues to rise during the relentless heatwave.

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 FAN SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS FOR SENDING PIPE BOMBS TO DEMOCRATS

CNN reports, Trump supporter Cesar Sayoc has been sentenced to 20 years behind bars for sending pipe bombs to Democrats and Trump critics. The 57-year-old had sent pipe bombs to CNN, they confirmed.

US: Man sentenced to 20 years for sending pipe bombs to democrats

Charged with 65 felony counts Mr Sayoc had sent 13 IEDs in October last year. He had targeted the likes of Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton, Robert DeNiro and major Democratic donors such as George Soros. 

Mr Sayoc said he fully accepted responsibility. He mentioned he had endured sexual abuse whilst at Catholic school and added he has dyslexia, phobias and PTSD. Speaking on what Mr Sayoc had experienced his attorney asked for leniency and wrote: “In this darkness, Mr Sayoc found light in Donald J Trump.”

Read the full story on CNN

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NORTH KOREA SAY THE US IS STIRRING UP MILITARY TENSION

France 24 reports, North Korea has accused the US of “inciting military tension” by holding joint military exercises with South Korea. A North Korean Diplomat said the Capital will take measures to defend itself. He said whilst the US and South Korea have tried to justify the military exercise they cannot hide “its aggressive nature.”North Korea says US is stirring up military tension

“What is more serious is that the United States is inciting military tension hostile to the DPRK by deploying a large amount of latest offensive military hardware in South Korea in disregard of its commitment to suspend joint military exercises made at summit level.”

In response, North Korea needed to “develop, test and deploy the powerful physical means essential for our national defence.” He said. 

Kim Jong Un has said Tuesday’s missile launches were a warning to the US and South Korea. 

Read the full story on France 24

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JAPAN HEATWAVE: 57 DEAD, 18,000 HOSPITALISED

RT News says Japan’s relentless heatwave has now killed 57 people and more than 18,000 people have been hospitalised since 29 July. The startling figures were released by the government showing that the number of people who have been hospitalised has tripled from the previous week. Japan heatwave: 57 dead, 18,000 hospitalised

Tokyo had the highest amount of people hospitalised and those aged 65 and over accounted for 54% of those hospitalised. 

Read the full story on RT News

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KASHMIR: HINDUS CELEBRATE, MUSLIMS FEEL ‘DECEIVED’

Aljazeera reports, following India’s decision to strip Kashmir of its special status Aljazeera says critics are calling the move a ‘constitutional coup.’ Kashmir: Hindus celebrate, Muslims feel ‘deceived’

In Indian-administered Kashmir, the revoking of Article 370 has sparked two very different emotions. Hindu Kashmiris are celebrating the decision with one man describing it as a sort of “rebirth.” Another Kashmiri, belonging to the Muslim community said he felt  “a sort of pain” in his heart, adding: “It is like something has been amputated from my body.”

Read the full story on Aljazeera News

Latest: Pakistan Army to go to any extent to protect Kashmir

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World News Briefing: Trump fan sentenced to 20 years – North Korea calls out US – Death toll rises in Japan – Kashmir move causes celebrations and pain
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