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World News Briefing: ISIS kills 63 Muslims – Huge peaceful protest in Hong Kong – UN appeals for Venezuelan refugee aid & Trump not joking about Greenland

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In today’s briefing update, a suicide bombing at a wedding in Kabul has claimed the lives of 63 people and injured 182 – including women and children. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the deadly attack. 

A huge peaceful protest in Hong Kong mobilised over 1 million people. Despite warnings from Beijing, the movement still attracts wide public support. 

The UN appeals for more humanitarian aid for Venezuelan refugees. Refugees are pouring into neighbouring towns every day – stretching social services and causing local tension.

The White House economic advisor said the US president is thinking about purchasing Greenland. In what many initially believed to be a joke, the economic advisor said Greenland is “a strategic place” with many “valuable minerals.”

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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KABUL: 63 PEOPLE KILLED AT A WEDDING, ISIS CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY

CNN reports, ISIS has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a wedding in Kabul on Saturday. The deadly blast killed 63 people and wounded 182 amongst the victims were women and children. ISIS has claimed responsibility for Kabul: 63 people killed at a wedding, ISIS claims responsibilitythe attack. The terror group said a Pakistani fighter detonated an explosive vest during the gathering of Shia Muslims. They claimed a car bombing followed the initial attack. 

Read the full story on CNN

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HONG KONG: HUGE PEACEFUL RALLY, DESPITE BEIJING WARNING

France 24 reports, organisers say the massive turnout for Sunday’s rally mobilised more than 1 million people. Despite Hong Kong: Huge peaceful rally, despite Beijing warningwarnings from Beijing, there were an estimated 128,000 people in the city’s Victoria Park at the height of the protest. Pro-democracy activists flooded the streets, showing the territory leaders the movement still has wide public support, despite growing violence and Beijing’s warnings. The rally was, what organisers the Civil Human Rights Front described as a return to the “peaceful” origins of the leaderless movement. 

Read the full story on France 24

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UN APPEALS FOR MORE AID FOR VENEZUELAN REFUGEES

Aljazeera says the UN has appealed for more humanitarian aid for Venezuelan refugees pouring into neighbouring UN appeals for more aid for Venezuelan refugeescountries. The sudden influx is overwhelming social services and causing local tensions. The Brazilian border town, Pacaraima, has seen the arrival of more than 500 Venezuelans a day. Local residents are unhappy and protesting the arrival. At the start of the year, the UN and NGOs put out an appeal for $770m and have received less than $180m. 

Read the full story on Aljazeera

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TRUMP ACTUALLY CONSIDERING GREENLAND PURCHASE

RT News says President Trump’s interest in purchasing Greenland is no joke. The White House economic adviser Trump actually considering Greenland buyconfirmed the US president is thinking about it. “I don’t want to predict an outcome. I just know the president, who knows a thing or two about buying real estate, wants to take a look at a potential Greenland purchase.” According to his logic, Denmark should sell it to the US because “Denmark is an ally.” He calls Greenland a “strategic place” with a lot of “valuable minerals.” 

Read the full story on RT News

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World News Briefing: ISIS kills 63 Muslims – Huge peaceful protest in Hong Kong – UN appeals for Venezuelan refugee aid & Trump not joking about Greenland
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