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July 2019 Current Events: World News

Updated July 7, 2019 | Infoplease Staff

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The world is a very busy place, and it's hard to stay on top of everything. Infoplease has got you covered. Here are the world news events you need to know so far for July 2019:

  1. Drone Attack on Saudi Airport
  2. Airstrike Kills 40 People
  3. Domestic Violence Protests in France
  4. Protests in Hong Kong Continue
  5. Russia Delivers Shipment to Turkey
  6. Suicide Bombing at Afghan Wedding
  7. Kyoto Animation Mass Killing
  8. Canadian Government Pays Retribution
  9. Iran Seizes British Tanker
  10. Tainted Alcohol in Costa Rica
  11. Attacks at Polish LGBT March
  12. The Queen to Announce New Prime Minister
  13. Protests in Moscow
  14. Boko Haram Attacks Funeral
  15. North Korea Launches Second Missile

Drone Attack on Saudi Airport

Saudi Airport

On July 2, rebels launched a drone attack on a Saudi Arabia airport, injuring nine people. Houthi rebels claimed responsibility that afternoon. (CNN)

Photo Source: Saudi Press Agency via AP

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Airstrike Kills 40 People

Libyan Migrant Center

On July 3, an airstrike on a Libyan migrant center killed 40 people and injured another 80. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but officials believe it could be the Libyan National Army. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Hazem Ahmed

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Domestic Violence Protests in France

Paris Protests

On July 6, hundreds of protesters gathered in Paris to protest the amount of femicides due to domestic violence. The protesters are demanding tougher action be taken against abusers. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Michel Euler

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Protests in Hong Kong Continue

Hong Kong Protests

On July 7, tens of thousands of protesters moved through Kowloon as the protests against new extradition laws continued. The hope is that more mainlanders and tourists will join the movement. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Kin Cheung

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Russia Delivers Shipment to Turkey

Turkey and NATO

On July 12, Turkey received a shipment of Russian-made S400 air defense missile system. This shipment poses a threat to the relationship between the US and Turkey. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici

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Suicide Bombing at Afghan Wedding

Afghan Wedding

On July 12, a suicide bomber killed 5 people and injured another 40 at a wedding in Afghanistan. It was revealed that the bomer was a minor, but no group has claimed responsibility for the attack. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo

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Kyoto Animation Mass Killing

Kyoto Studios

On July 18, in Japan’s worst mass killing in 20 years, a man torched Kyoto Animation. The fire left at least 33 people dead and another 35 injured. A suspect is currently in custody. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Jae C. Hong

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Canadian Government Pays Retribution

Canadian Government

On July 19, the Canadian government agreed to pay $1 billion to members of Armed Forces and National Defense. Months ago, these members had many allegations regarding sexual misconduct. The settlement doesn’t admit responsibility, however. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Michel Euler

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Iran Seizes British Tanker

British Tanker

On July 19, a british-flagged oil tanker went AWOL and was seen heading towards Iran. Officials believe the vessel has been captured by Iranians. (BBC)

Photo Source: Morteza Akhoondi/Mehr News Agency via AP

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Tainted Alcohol in Costa Rica

Tainted Alcohol

On July 22, the Ministry of Health issued an emergency in Costa Rica after 19 people died from drinking tainted alcohol. Since the warning, the government has intercepted 30,000 bottles that may be suspect. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/CTK, Stanislav Zbynek

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Attacks at Polish LGBT March

Poland LGBT

On July 22, twenty-five people were arrested after attacking activists during an LGBT march in Poland. Over 800 people marched in the areas first LGBT activist march. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo

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The Queen to Announce New Prime Minister

Boris Johnson

On July 24, the Queen of England promoted Boris Johnson to be Prime Minister. May has one more speech to give before officially announcing her resignation to the queen. (CNN)

Photo Source: Duncan McGlynn/Poo Photo via AP

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Protests in Moscow

Moscow Protests

On July 27, hundreds of people were detained after opposition election protests in Moscow. Last weekend, 22,000 people attended a similar protest. These protests continue all around Russia. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko

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Boko Haram Attacks Funeral

Funeral Attack

On July 28, an attack on people attending a funeral in Nigeria left 65 dead. Of those dead, 20 died on the scene and 44 died trying to chase the assailants. Officials believe Boko Haram is responsible. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo

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North Korea Launches Second Missile

North Korea Missiles

On July 31, North Korea launched its second missile in a week. The country launched two short-range ballistic missiles off the east coast. The country has stated it’s a warning to Seoul in regards to the planned military training with Washington. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon

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