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News Dabba 08 July: 5 stories across the web for a balanced news diet

Here are the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites.

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Indie Journal brings you the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites. Here's a glance through some of the National and International news updates, former Japanese PM's assassination, Uddhav Thackeray's first public address after the takeover by Eknath Shinde, 21-year death sentence to George Floyd's killer, CBI raids on Sanjay Pandey, Chitra Ramkrishna, to WHO numbers on the typical profile of Monkeypox cases.


Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe dies after getting shot during speech, BBC's live coverage


Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has passed away, Japanese media confirmed earlier. He was hospitalised after being shot while giving a campaign speech, the BBC reports. He immediately collapsed and was seen bleeding before he was taken to the hospital. The report adds that the suspected attacker - reported to be a male in his 40s - was tackled at the scene and arrested. Abe had resigned as PM in 2020 citing health reasons but remains the country's longest-serving prime minister. Read the full coverage on BBC.


NDTV report: Uddhav Thackeray demands mid-term elections in Maharashtra

his first public address after the takeover by Eknath Shinde, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday demanded fresh elections in the state, NDTV reported. He said he would not let the rebels use the Shiv Sena's poll symbol - the bow and arrow. "No one can take the Shiv Sena away. There is a legislature party and there is a party that works on the ground. Can you finish the party just because MLAs leave? They are trying to create a fear," Thackeray was quoted by NDTV. Thackeray said he was expecting next week's decision by the Supreme Court to be in his favour. Read the full report on NDTV.


George Floyd’s killer sentenced to 21 years in federal prison, TeleSUR

Derek Chauvin, a former police officer of Minneapolis in the US state Minnesota was sentenced in a federal court to 21 years in prison on Thursday for violating George Floyd's civil rights. TeleSUR report says the sentence will run concurrently with Derek Chauvin's state sentence of 22.5 years after he was convicted for second and third-degree murder, as well as second-degree manslaughter. He had previously pleaded guilty to civil rights violations during Floyd's arrest on May 25, 2020. Floyd's death sparked massive demonstrations across the United States in the summer of 2020 against police brutality and systemic racism, report adds. Read the full report on TeleSUR.


CBI raids on Sanjay Pandey, Chitra Ramkrishna, Indian Express report

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday conducted raids at the residences of former Mumbai police commissioner Sanjay Pandey and former National Stock Exchange (NSE) CEOs Chitra Ramkrishna and Ravi Narain, among others. An Indian Express report said it was in connection with a fresh case of alleged corruption related to the NSE co-location scam registered against them. It adds that raids are being conducted at 18 locations spread across Mumbai, Pune, Delhi NCR, Lucknow, Kota and Chandigarh. The agency has alleged that the company floated by Pandey was illegally tapping phones of NSE employees and giving the transcripts to the accused. Read the full report on the Indian Express.


WHO numbers show almost all Monkeypox cases are men with median age of 37, the Straits Times


The World Health Organisation (WHO) issued its first situation report on the spread of monkeypox on Thursday. The Straits Times reported that according to available statistics, almost all patients affected thus far are male, with a median age of 37, with three-fifths identifying as men who have sex with men. A surge in monkeypox infections has been reported since early May outside the West and Central African countries where the disease has long been endemic, the report said. Read the full report on the Straits Times.