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Anti-corruption campaign under Xi Jinping

Chen Gang, the former vice-mayor of Beijing, is detained for corruption.

2018–2019 Sudanese protests

Sudanese Interior Minister Ahmed Bilal Osman announces that 816 protesters have been arrested amidst anti-government protests held across the country since December of last year.

United Nations

The government of Guatemala denounces the UN-backed International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) and gives it 24 hours to leave the country.

The body, which has been investigating President Jimmy Morales, is given 24 hours to leave.

United Kingdom football sexual abuse scandal

Former youth football coach Michael "Kit" Carson is killed in a car crash on the day he was due to stand trial for multiple counts of sexually abusing minors. The trial subsequently ended without a verdict.

Michael "Kit" Carson died when his car left the road and hit a tree on the day he was due to stand trial.

2016 Kalamazoo shootings

Jason Dalton, the suspect in six murders and two attempted murders during a rampage in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States in February 2016, pleads guilty to all counts.

Jason Dalton has pleaded guilty to all 16 felony counts in the Uber shooting case.

Terrorism in the United States

A man who tried to attack an officer in Arizona who then was shot by the officer claimed it was a lone wolf attack for Islamic state.

2019 Gabonese coup d'état attempt

The government of Gabon quashes a coup d'état by soldiers. The attempt took place while the country's president, Ali Bongo, was undergoing medical treatment in Morocco.

Soldiers who took over state broadcasting offices in the West African country have been arrested, government officials say.