Six In The Morning Saturday 1 June 2019

Virginia Beach shooting: 12 killed after city worker opens fire at colleagues

At least 12 people were killed and several injured on Friday in a mass shooting at a government building in the US state of Virginia.

The suspect, described by officials as a disgruntled city employee in Virginia Beach, fired indiscriminately in a municipal building.

The gunman was killed in an exchange of gunfire with police. His identity has not been released.

Officials said an officer was wounded when a bullet struck his vest.

Decades of missing Indigenous women a ‘Canadian genocide’ – leaked report

Government’s inquiry into disappeared women and girls to be published Monday

Three decades of missing and murdered Indigenous women amounts to a “Canadian genocide”, a leaked landmark government report has concluded.

The document, titled Reclaiming Power and Place, was compiled over more than two and a half years. Canada’s CBC News was given a copy of the report, which is due to be released on Monday, on Friday. Its contents were confirmed to the Guardian by an individual working within the inquiry.

The report, by the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls, determined that “state actions and inactions rooted in colonialism and colonial ideologies” were a key driving force in the disappearance of thousands of Indigenous women.

Iran complies with nuclear deal limits, UN watchdog says

Iran remains within the limits set by the 2015 nuclear deal with major powers, the IAEA has said. The accord has unraveled after the US withdrew from the deal, sanctioned Iran and sent more troops to the Middle East.

Iran’s enriched uranium and heavy water stocks grew but did not exceed the ceilings set in the 2015 agreement, the UN’s nuclear watchdog agency, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), wrote in a quarterly report published Friday.

As of May 26, Iran had 125.2 metric tons of heavy water, an increase of 0.4 tons on February but still under the 130-ton limit, said the Vienna-based IAEA.

Inflatable tanks and ‘fake news’: the little-known side of D-Day

On June 6, 1944, more than 150,000 Allied troops invaded the northern French coast, marking the start of France’s liberation from Nazi occupiers.

It is remembered as a defining moment of World War II. Here are some little-known facts about ‘the longest day’.

– ‘Erotic adventure’ –

“When the Germans came, we told the men to hide. But when the Americans came, we had to hide the women!”

The French joke refers to the “erotic adventure” which the US military promised American soldiers fighting in France, historian Mary Louise Roberts writes in “What Soldiers Do: Sex and the American GI in World War II France.”

The story behind the iconic ‘Tank Man’ photo

Photographs by Jeff Widener/AP
Story by Kyle Almond, CNN

At firstJeff Widener was annoyed by the man entering his shot.

Widener, a photographer with the Associated Press, was focusing his camera on a line of tanks in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square when out of the blue came this man in a white shirt and dark trousers, carrying what appeared to be shopping bags.

Widener thought the man was going to mess up the composition of his frame.

Little did he know that he was about to make one of the most iconic photos in history.

Protesters set fire to U.S. Embassy in Honduras in second day of demonstrations


Protesters torched the access gate to the U.S. Embassy in the Honduran capital on Friday during a second day of major protests against President Juan Orlando Hernandez.

The protesters set fire to the entrance of the building in downtown ​​Tegucigalpa with about a dozen tires after dousing them with fuel, Reuters witnesses and fire services officials said. A fire department official said there were no damage to the embassy apart from the access gate.

    The attack came on the second day of protests over decrees by Hernandez that his critics argue will lead to the privatization of public services.