Asia and Australia Edition: California, Flight 370, Paul Manafort: Your Tuesday Briefing
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Good morning. Flooding in Southeast Asia, stifling drought in Australia, and nonetheless no answers on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Here&rsquos what you need to have to know:
&bull Crippling floods in Southeast Asia.
This year&rsquos monsoon season has inundated numerous regions, endangering lives and forcing evacuations. In some instances, poor dam building, deforestation and a lack of emergency preparations have worsened the effects. Some government officials blamed climate adjust.
In Myanmar, heavy flooding in eight states has killed at least ten individuals given that Friday and prompted the evacuation of much more than 50,000. Above, the Bago region on Sunday.
Meanwhile, a record heat wave has wreaked havoc on four continents. Our correspondents around the globe spoke with folks in Hong Kong, Pakistan and beyond to find out how they&rsquore coping.
&bull Australia&rsquos suffocating drought &ldquojust keeps tightening its grip,&rdquo our correspondent reports.
State officials in New South Wales announced a new help package worth 500 million Australian dollars, or about $370 million, but farmers across the affected region &mdash an area bigger than Texas that has not seen substantial rain in two years &mdash said the measure isn&rsquot even close to what they want.
&ldquoFarmers are previous the point of subsidies and loans,&rdquo one particular rancher said. Above, feeding cattle on a single desiccated ranch.
&bull President Trump mentioned that he would meet with Iran&rsquos leaders with &ldquono preconditions.&rdquo
&ldquoThey want to meet, I&rsquoll meet,&rdquo Mr. Trump said. &ldquoWhenever they want.&rdquo
Mr. Trump, speaking at a joint news conference, above, with Italy&rsquos prime minister, went even further. He mentioned that he would &ldquomeet with anyone&rdquo and argued that his session with President Vladimir Putin was a accomplishment &mdash in spite of fierce bipartisan criticism to the contrary.
Hours prior to Mr. Trump spoke, Iran stated that talks with the U.S. would be impossible beneath what it named the Trump administration&rsquos hostile policies.
The trial of Paul Manafort starts nowadays. The veteran Republican political operative who helped run Mr. Trump&rsquos 2016 campaign is facing economic fraud charges &mdash but queries about Russian involvement in the campaign hang heavily more than the proceedings. Right here&rsquos what&rsquos at stake.
&bull &ldquoWhat will take place to me?&rdquo
Several felt that the registry disproportionately left off Muslim migrants and would pave the way for discrimination against minorities. Officials in Assam have justified the move partly by citing unchecked immigration from Bangladesh. Above, officials in Assam inspecting the list on Monday.
Safety in the state was tightened prior to the draft was released, in an effort to curb protests.
&bull Unsolved as ever.
An official Malaysian investigation into the fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared four years ago, was unable to determine what happened to the plane.
The chief investigator stated the evidence, including the plane&rsquos modify of course and the switching off of a transponder, &ldquoirresistibly point&rdquo to unlawful interference. But he mentioned that there was no indication of who may possibly have interfered or why.
Loved ones members, above, still have no closure, and the investigators are disbanding. But the chief investigator left open the possibility of much more inquiries: &ldquoNo wreckage has been identified. The victims have not been discovered. How could this be final?&rdquo
&bull Bermuda, Malta and Gibraltar are among the small countries and territories jockeying for a big role in what could be the subsequent organization frontier: welcoming cryptocurrency businesses that are looking for shelter from regulatory uncertainty in the U.S. and Asia.
&bull China&rsquos former top net censor, Lu Wei, was charged with corruption and accused of illegally accepting &ldquoa large quantity of assets.&rdquo
&bull California&rsquos $100 billion train. In the face of sharp opposition and funding issues, building of the state&rsquos higher-speed rail line is underway. Our Los Angeles bureau chief examines the most ambitious public transportation project in the U.S. today.
&bull U.S. stocks were reduce. Right here&rsquos a snapshot of worldwide markets.
In the News
&bull In Northern California, the death toll from the Carr Fire rose to six, and seven folks are missing. The wildfire is amongst the largest and most vicious of the blazes currently ravaging the state. [The New York Occasions]
&bull Chinese parents, shouting phrases like &ldquoJustice for the victims,&rdquo gathered outside a government developing in Beijing to protest a vaccine scandal. [The New York Occasions]
&bull An Australian woman stated she was fired from Cricket Australia, the sport&rsquos national governing physique, right after posting tweets in help of higher access to abortion. She has filed a lawsuit against her former employer and will fight to get her job back. [The New York Instances]
&bull Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Philip Edward Wilson, the archbishop of Adelaide. Mr. Wilson had resisted intense stress in Australia to resign, despite his criminal conviction for covering up for sexual abuse by a priest. [The New York Instances]
&bull Wendy Tuck, a 53-year-old Australian sailor, became the first female captain to win an around the planet yacht race. &ldquoI just do what I do, but I am really proud.&rdquo [The Daily Telegraph]
&bull In Malaysia, an 11-year-old girl&rsquos marriage to a 41-year-old man &mdash the father of her best friend &mdash has reignited debate in the multiethnic democracy about the persistence of an age-old Islamic practice. [The New York Times]
&bull &ldquoThat&rsquos a terrible mistake to make.&rdquo Jeremy Hunt, the new British foreign secretary, referred to as his Chinese-born wife Japanese for the duration of a discussion with his counterpart in Beijing. [The New York Times]
Suggestions for a more fulfilling life.
&bull Got debt? Accept that generous offer if it comes your way.
&bull Recipe of the day: Embrace cheesy, earthy flavors with a spinach risotto.
&bull The sun was a terrible toddler. Blue crystals inside a meteorite that predates the planets offer the very first physical clues of the &ldquoterrible twos&rdquo phase of our star early in the life of the solar method.
&bull Helmets, hockey sticks and hijabs.Six young Muslim sisters are forcing Canadian sports fans to expand their view of who athletes can be and what they can put on.
&bull And the secrets to getting into Harvard.A lawsuit accusing the university of discriminating against Asian-Americans has shed light on small-recognized aspects of its selection method.
Fifty years ago these days, Charles M. Schulz introduced the very first black character in his lengthy-operating comic strip, &ldquoPeanuts.&rdquo
The character, named Franklin, was designed after a teacher in Los Angeles, Harriet Glickman, wrote to Mr. Schulz soon after the death of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. a handful of months ahead of.
&ldquoI&rsquove been asking myself what I can do to help adjust these situations in our society which led to the assassination and which contribute to the vast sea of misunderstanding, hate, worry and violence,&rdquo she wrote.
She proposed that Mr. Schulz add a black character to his well-liked comic.
Mr. Schulz was initially hesitant, worried that black parents may possibly believe he was condescending. But he sooner or later wrote back to Ms. Glickman, &ldquoI have drawn an episode which I consider will please you.&rdquo
Franklin was met by praise from many, but a few newspapers in the South refused to run the strip.
Mr. Schulz later recalled: &ldquoI did get one particular letter from one Southern editor who mentioned anything about &lsquoI don&rsquot thoughts you possessing a black character, but please don&rsquot show them in school collectively.&rsquo But I didn&rsquot even answer him.&rdquo
Adriana Lacy wrote these days&rsquos Back Story.
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Published at Mon, 30 Jul 2018 21:37:43 +0000