SL election: Gunmen fire on buses carrying voters

Fascist India in full swing Muslims from the coastal town of Puttalam were travelling to the neighbouring district of Mannar, where they were registered to vote, when gunmen opened fire on their convoy of buses. There were no immediate reports of casualties, but a police official said the attackers had burnt tyres and set up roadblocks to ambush the convoy of more than 100 vehicles.

In Strike That Killed 5 Children, Israel Said It Took Out Gaza Militant. Now It Isn’t Sure. – The New York Times

As the sky brightened into morning, the Israeli military’s Arabic-language spokesman posted on Twitter the photo of a Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander it said had been killed in the strike, which occurred just hours before a cease-fire ended two intense days of fighting between Israel and the militant group. But Islamic Jihad says the man in the photo was actually a different commander from Rafah, at the southern end of the Gaza Strip, who is still alive — and that the victims of the attack in Deir El-Balah, near the center of the coastal enclave, were all civilians. On Friday, Israel’s military backtracked on its earlier claim and said it had begun an investigation into the harm to civilians in the Gaza strike.

CIA risks sliding back into illegal torture methods, warns real-life star of The Report


Daniel Jones, the Senate investigator who inspired Amazon film, says Barack Obama’s failure to confront CIA could spell return to dark days

The author of the Senate report on CIA torture, dramatised in a new film released on Friday, has said the failure to punish those responsible makes it more likely the US could again resort to illegal and ineffective interrogation techniques.

As chief investigator for the Senate intelligence committee, Daniel Jones spent five years poring over internal CIA accounts of the agency’s “enhanced interrogation techniques” programme adopted in the “war on terror”, which Congress demanded to see after it emerged that agency officials had destroyed videotapes of the brutal questioning of terrorist suspects.

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Greta Thunberg sparks surge in sailboat hitchhiking

Since climate campaigner’s transatlantic adventures, more people are looking to travel by sail

Hitching a ride on a sailing boat across the Atlantic might sound like a far-fetched endeavour reserved for the famous and well-connected. But Greta Thunberg has now managed it twice in three months – and her antics appear to be inspiring a growing, if nascent, movement in sail-hitching.

Maritime hitchhiking has hitherto been reserved for sailors looking for experience on different routes and vessels.

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