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World in Brief July 20 2018

UNITED STATES: Two children were injured in shark attacks off Long Island in New York state on Wednesday in separate incidents, the first for 70 years.

A 12-year old girl and a 13-year old boy were treated for puncture wounds with a tooth “consistent with a large fish” taken from the boy’s leg.

The incidents happened miles apart along the bay of Fire Island.


FRANCE: Prosecutors are investigating a senior aide to President Emmanuel Macron who has been accused of attacking protesters at a May Day demonstration in Paris.

Alexandre Benalla was caught on video by a student activist as he appeared to attack a man and a woman while wearing a police visor. He was identified by newspaper Le Monde.

Interior Minister Gerard Collomb ordered an investigation saying “these two people had no legal right to intervene.”


AUSTRIA: Officials claimed yesterday that Jews will not have to register to buy kosher meat but made no statement about claims Muslims will have to register to buy halal meat.

Environment Minister Gottfried Waldhausl caused outrage when he announced the plans which he claimed were needed “from an animal welfare point of view.”

Austria’s ambassador to Israel had tried to downplay the plans on Wednesday.


AUSTRALIA: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull demanded Pope Francis intervene yesterday to sack an archbishop found guilty of covering up the crimes of a paedophile priest.

Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson was convicted in May of covering up abuse but refuses to resign.

Mr Turnbull said: “The time has come for the Pope himself to sack him.”


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