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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, from updates on France knife attack, illegal coal mine collapse near Dhanbad, to Rohingya protest in Bangladesh after UN aid cut.


BBC Live: All four children stable after France knife attack

All four children injured in yesterday's knife attack in Annecy have now been operated on and are stable, French PM Élisabeth Borne says. BBC reported that earlier this morning, the government had said two of the children remained in critical condition. Two adults were also injured in the attack in a park in an alpine town, in south-eastern France, on Thursday morning. The attacker, who was shot and then arrested, is a Syrian man aged 31 with refugee status in Sweden. The report adds there is no evidence of terrorist motivation, as per French authorities. Read the full report here.


3 Killed, many Feared trapped as illegal coal mine collapses, NDTV


At least three people were killed and many feared trapped when an illegally operated mine collapsed in Jharkhand's Bhowra colliery area on Friday, an official said. NDTV reports that the incident occurred at 10.30 am at the Bhowra Colliery Area of Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL). The exact number of people killed and feared trapped or injured would be known after rescuers are able to locate the victims. An eyewitness said many local villagers were engaged in illegal mining when the mine caved in, the report adds. Read the full report here.


Rohingya in Bangladesh protest to be sent home after UN aid cut, Al Jazeera

Tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are demanding to be repatriated to Myanmar, Al Jazeera reports. They are trying to leave the squalid camps they have lived in since fleeing a brutal military crackdown in their homeland in 2017, after the World Food Programme cut the monthly food allocation to $8 per person from $10 earlier, the report says. In March, the ration cut had been reduced from $12 to $10 due to a reduction in global aid for the refugees. More than a million Rohingya have been crammed into the camps in southeastern Bangladesh, the world’s largest refugee settlement. The report says that during Thursday’s demonstrations across the sprawling camps, the mainly Muslim refugees waved placards and chanted slogans. Read the full report here.


The Hindu: SC finds no reason to urgently intervene in a plea against Manipur internet ‘ban’

A Vacation Bench of the Supreme Court on Friday found no reason to step in and urgently entertain a petition challenging the continued internet “ban” in Manipur. The Hindu reports that the internat ban is in place despite the government’s claim that there has been a “de-escalation” in violence and clashes across the State. Advocate Shadan Farasat, appearing for the petitioners, said the ban has been continuing for over 35 days. Farasat called the shutdown order "grossly disproportionate in its interference with the constitutional right to freedom of speech and expression and the right to carry on any trade or business using the constitutionally protected medium of the internet.” The report added that Manipur State counsel countered that the Manipur High Court was already seized of the issue of internet shutdown and had asked the State government to look into it. Read the full report here.


Malaysia to lift ban on chicken exports from July 1: The Straits Times


Malaysia will lift a ban on the export of chicken from July 1, Agriculture and Food Security Minister Mohamad Sabu said on Thursday. The Straits Times reports that the government would also start floating the price of eggs and chicken from July 1. It adds that lifting the chicken ban would enable farmers to earn revenue from the export market and facilitate cash flow into the country. Sabu added as per the report that poultry producers would be able to export live chicken, dressed chicken and chicken parts but not day-old chicks. Read the full report here.