Avery unpleasant profile of the Charleston church shooter isemerging, Greece headed for economic meltdown, Thailand reports its first MERScase,and more…
DYLANN ROOF WANTED ‘CIVIL WAR’
The roommate of the suspectedCharleston church shooter, 21-year-old Dylann Roof, has said Roofmay have been planning the massacrefor six months and wanted to ignite ‘acivil war’, according to The Guardian. Interviews with friends are indicating Roof was a committed racist whowanted to see the reintroduction of racialsegregation.
GREEK PM PREDICTS END OF EURO
After a day that saw a 1.2bn Euro run on Greece’s banks, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has predicted the end of the eurozone and the collapse of the single currency, accordingto a report in The Daily Mail. Tsiprasisresisting furtherausterity cuts despite staring down the barrel of bankruptcy but has welcomed an emergency summitthat will take place on Monday.
THAILAND’S FIRST MERS CASE
Thailand confimingit has discovered itsfirst case of MERS, says CNN. Thai Public Health Minister Rajata Rajatanavin said a man traveling fromtheMiddle East to Bangkok was found to havethe virus. South Korea confirmed its 24th MERS death.
STOWAWAY SURVIVES 11-HOUR FLIGHT
A man died after clingingon to a London-bound 747 jet for more than 8,000 miles,according toThe Mirror. The deadmanfell to his death on to an officebuilding under the Heathrowflightpath in Richmond, south-west London. Astonishingly, asecond stowawaysurvived the 11-hour flight from Johannesburg, South Africa and is in a serious conditionin a nearby hospital.
KANGAROOS ARE SOUTHPAW
Most kangaroos are ‘left-handed’ when undertaking normal tasks likegrooming and feeding, reports the BBC. The study is the first time it’s been shown that population-level ‘handedness’ exists in a species other than humans and further proof that us mostly right-handed humans should never box a kangaroo ever.