A manhunt continued for the Charleston church shooter, London mayor told a cab driver to “f- off”, Pope Francis said God wants us to fight climate change, and more…
NINE KILLED IN CHARLESTON
Police are searching for a white gunman who’s at large after opening fire ina bible study class at an African-Americanchurch in Charleston, South Carolina. Charleston’s police chief called ita hate crime at a news conference this morning, reportsThe New York Times.
LONDON MAYOR CURSED CAB DRIVER
Mop-haired mayor Boris Johnsonwas caught on camera telling the driver of one of the city’s famous black cabs to ‘f- off and die’ in a heated exchange over Uber. was cycling back from a dinnerjustafter midnight when the incident wascaught on iPhone by a reader of The Daily Mail.
POPE CHAMPIONS CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGE
‘God wants us to stop using fossil fuels and look after theworld’, is the thrust of the essay thatPope Francis publishes today, says The Guardian. The pontiff is releasing the document ahead of a visit to the U.S. where he’ll talk climate change at the U.N.
WORLD DISPLACED HITS HIGH
The “world is a mess” UNHCR head Antonio Guterrestold the BBCas it was revealed that the number of people worldwide fleeing war or persecutionis at a record high. Almost 60 million people became refugees last year, up by8.3 million on the yearbefore.
FOOTBALLERS SACKED AFTER RACIST ORGY
It’s not just American sports stars that behave likeoff the pitch.Three soccer players from British team Leicester City were sacked after being busted by The Sunday Mirror, filming themselves racially abusing Thai prostitutesin an orgy during a post-season tour of Thailand. The absolute kicker? The team has a Thai owner andis sponsored by Tourism Authority of Thailand.