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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced plans for a national firearms registry on Monday, according to The New Zealand Herald. In the second round of gun law reforms after the Christchurch mosque attacks which killed 51 Muslims on the South Island, Ardern said the regulations would affect those who could hold firearm licenses. She also said the regulations were necessary to "stop weapons falling into the wrong hands." Ardern said the attitudes towards guns in New Zealand changed after the

Protesters and lawmakers in Hong Kong came forward on Monday to accuse the police of standing by while groups of men dressed in white attacked both protesters and commuters on Sunday night in Yoho Mall, a shopping center connected to the mass transit station, according to The Guardian. Video taken by journalists and commuters showed dozens of men wearing white t-shirts and white masks storming the train station while beating passengers with rods, brooms, and other objects. Witnesses said the

by Paul R. Spitzzeri After colorful oil promoter Courtney Chauncey (C.C.) Julian, whose oil wells at Santa Fe Springs were the subject of intense financial speculation starting in spring 1922, was …

by Paul R. Spitzzeri In the latest of a series of booms that broke in Los Angeles, the early 1920s featured an explosion of speculation in oil, an endeavor in which Walter P. Temple was fully embro…

by Paul R. Spitzzeri Several days ago, a post here discussed a financial statement of Walter P. Temple’s Temple Estate Company from 15 July 1930, issued at a time when his long-precarious fin…

The United Nations' top court ordered Pakistan to stay the execution of an alleged spy from India along with a full review of his case on Wednesday, according to Bloomberg. The International Court of Justice agreed with India's claim that Kulbhushan Jadhav's rights were violated after he was not allowed to access consular assistance or the ability to choose his own defense attorney. International Court of Justice President Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf said the panel of judges found 15-1 that Pakistan

The infamous Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years on Wednesday and was ordered to pay $12.6 billion in forfeiture, according to USA Today. Guzman also spoke in court for what will likely be the last time he's seen in public before being sent to Colorado's Supermax Prison for his sentence. He addressed the court to claim "there was no justice here" Guzman, 62, was convicted in February of all 10 counts he faced…

An American woman in Saudi Arabia lost custody of her 4-year-old daughter even though she had videos showing her Saudi ex-husband's alleged drug use and verbal abuse on Sunday, according to The Independent. A judge awarded custody of Bethany Vierra's daughter to her ex-husband since she did not have any male witnesses backing her up, even though the video evidence showed her ex-husband smoking hashish, talking about marijuana use, and yelling at her while their daughter was in the room. The

President Donald Trump lashed out at four minority Congresswomen again on Tuesday while lambasting Congress for rebuking him instead of them as the House of Representatives prepared to hold a vote on a resolution condemning Trump's racist tweets, according to The Guardian. After Trump accused Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) of using "vile, hateful, and disgusting" language ignored by the Democrats. "Why isn’t the House

Samsung Electronics Co has managed to secure an emergency supply of key materials to sustain its chipmaking operations for the time being, averting short-term disruption from a Japanese ban of critical semiconductor and display components. That temporary lifeline did not represent a

The World Health Organization released a report on Monday which warned parents over commercial baby foods containing too much sugar, including savory meals, according to The Bangkok Post. WHO is currently seeking a ban on added sugar in food for children under 36 months old and is calling on governments around the world to crack down on the high levels of sugar in babies' diets. The international health body said infants can see their teeth suffer and are at risk of developing a…

General News Bitpoint , a licensed cryptocurrency exchange based in Japan, has been hacked for $32 million in crypto assets. The exchange’s parent company Remixpoint Inc. said in an announcement that $23 million of the illegal outflow belonged to its customers. This follows several hacks in Japan including Coincheck’s $530 million hack. Japan’s FSA claims there are 110 new exchanges in “various stages of registration.” In 2018, the FSA, did not grant approval for any crypto exchanges. The year

Sri Lanka has agreed a move to reduce airline charges in order to stimulate tourism growth following the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks. The government will reduce ground handling charges, the price of aviation fuel and the embarkation levy for six months to encourage airlines to slash the cost of flights into Sri Lanka. Discounts are also being offered by hotels and restaurants in Sri Lanka. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a…

After a detention center was badly damaged during a deadly air strike last week, Libyan officials let at least 100 migrants walk free from the center run by the United Nations-backed government on Tuesday, according to Yahoo News. The air strike killed 53 people on July 3, injuring 130 others, according to the World Health Organization. The attack occurred as eastern forces from the Libyan National Army (LNA) led by Khalifa Haftar continued its ground and aerial offensive to take control of

Twitter was buzzing on Tuesday after United States Vice President Mike Pence suddenly canceled a trip to New Hampshire for uncertain reasons, according to The Independent. "Something came up that required the @VP to remain in Washington, DC. It’s no cause for alarm," spokeswoman Alyssa Farah tweeted around noon. "He looks forward to rescheduling the trip to New Hampshire very soon." But Pence's leading aide Marc Short said the reason for the cancellation would become known "in a few weeks."