The South Korean capital’s administrative court dismissed an 11th-hour injunction to block the use of taxpayer funds for the funeral on Monday morning of Park Won-soon, whose body was found in mountain woods in Seoul on Friday, the Guardian reported.
Anger at use of public funds for Seoul mayor's five-day funeral
The Australian white supremacist, who admitted to killing 51 worshippers in a mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques, dismissed his lawyers and will represent himself when he is sentenced next month.
New Zealand mosque shooter to represent himself at sentencing
A group of 83 of the world’s richest people called on governments to permanently increase taxes on them and other members of the wealthy elite to help pay for the economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.
Super-rich call for higher taxes on wealthy to pay for COVID-19 recovery
Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates called for COVID-19 drugs and an eventual vaccine to be made available to countries and people that need them most, not to the “highest bidder,” saying relying on market forces would prolong the deadly pandemic.
Bill Gates calls for coronavirus meds to go to people who need them, not 'highest bidder'
As millions of Chinese students sat a grueling university entrance exam this month, stories of how an identity theft scandal robbed hundreds of previous candidates of their dreams set social media alight.
Identity theft scandal in China university exam ignites fury
California plans to release roughly 8,000 non-violent offenders from state prisons, seeking to relieve pressure on a chronically overcrowded correctional system that’s now struggling with a spike in coronavirus cases.
California to release about 8,000 prisoners to ease virus spread
In just three weeks, India went from the world’s sixth to the third-worst hit country by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
Why India cases are rising to multiple peaks
A luxury hotel preparing to open in South Africa is offering guests the chance to spend the night in a train permanently parked on a bridge.
Train parked on bridge in South Africa becomes luxury hotel
Still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic and street protests over the police killing of George Floyd, exhausted cities around the United States are facing yet another challenge: A surge in shootings that has left dozens dead, including young children.
Exhausted US cities face another challenge: Surge in violence

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