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Murder of XXXTentacion

A second suspect is arrested in connection with the murder of rapper XXXTentacion.

Michael Boatwright, 22, was the one of the two suspects who fatally shot the rapper, whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy, authorities said Wednesday.

National Socialist Underground trial

In Germany, the accused members and supporters of the Neo-Nazi terrorist group National Socialist Underground are found guilty of the murders of nine immigrants and one policewoman, assistance in said murders, bomb attacks, attempted murders, and robbery. The main defendant and last surviving member of the terrorist group, Beate Zschäpe, is sentenced to life imprisonment.

The surviving member of the neo-Nazi terrorist group the National Socialist Underground (NSU), Beate Zschäpe, has been found guilty of 10 counts of murder. The trial was one of the biggest in postwar German history.

2018 Brussels summit

NATO formally invites Macedonia to begin membership talks to join the organization.

NATO has formally invited Macedonia to begin membership talks on joining the North Atlantic alliance.

2018 lower Puna eruption

Ahalanui Park and Kua O Ka La School are overtaken by lava.

Traffic collisions (2000–present)

At least 27 people are killed in an overnight bus crash in Sanandaj, Kurdistan Province, Iran.

Authorities say an overnight bus crash in western Iran has killed at least 11 people.


The death toll from heavy rains in Japan rises to 179 while 67 other people are still missing.

TOKYO: The toll in record rains that have devastated parts of Japan has risen to 179, the government's top spokesman said Wednesday (Jul 11). ...

War in Afghanistan

According to officials, an attack by the Taliban near Kunduz kills 29 Afghan Army soldiers. Air strikes kill dozens of militants elsewhere in the country.

A Taliban attack on an Afghan army outpost near the northern city of Kunduz has killed at least 29 soldiers, while air strikes in other parts of the country killed dozens of insurgents, officials said on Thursday.