Murder probe in Russian UK death; Attorney General fires FBI's Andrew McCabe

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  • Hong Kong’s richest man retires – Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing announced he would be stepping down as chairman of CK Hutchison Holdings and CK Asset (South China Morning Post). The rags-to-riches business magnate, whose fortune was estimated at $37.7 billion in January 2018, was born in mainland China and moved to Hong Kong at the age of 12 (FT – may be behind paywall). Li built a business empire from scratch with a portfolio that ranges from construction to banking and beauty retailers. He said he will hand over the company’s reins to his son, Victor Li, and dedicate himself to philanthropic pursuits.
  • Florida bridge collapse leaves four dead – Four people died after a newly-erected pedestrian bridge collapsed at Florida International University on Thursday. The 174-feet (53-meter) long bridge was installed on Saturday in six hours using new technology. The office of Florida Governor Rick Scott issued a statement saying a company contracted to inspect the bridge was not pre-qualified by the state.

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  • Acapulco is on the front line of gang violence with the 2017 national murder rate at an all-time high. Residents live in fear and shopkeepers are forced to pay extortion money. This video report from the Financial Times outlines the situation from the victims to the perpetrators. – Charles Anderson
  • This on-the-ground investigation from the New York Times reveals that the U.S.-led battle against ISIS – hailed as the most precise air campaign in history – is killing far more Iraqi civilians than the coalition has acknowledged. – Charles Anderson
  • “When we decided to devote our April magazine to the topic of race, we thought we should examine our own history before turning our reportorial gaze to others,” National Geographic editor-in-chief Susan Goldberg wrote in the editor’s letter of the magazine’s new “Race Issue“. The New Yorker looks at this rare, and brave, admission of the magazine to face its own controversial history in order to tackle the subject. Doreen St Félix writes that the issue is well-intentioned but misses the mark. – Lydia Morrish

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