Federal Court Blocks Texas Voter Maps as Racially Biased

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — A federal court has ordered Texas to redraw congressional district boundaries after finding that the Republican-led state legislature intended to discriminate against minority voters in crafting the original boundaries. On Aug. 15, a three-judge panel in San Antonio ruled that lawmakers drew up the boundaries of two districts to undermine the … Continued

Chinese Fishermen Suspected of Catching Protected Sharks

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Authorities in Ecuador have taken Chinese fishermen into custody after finding endangered sharks on their boat. Ecuadorian officials said the crew is suspecting of catching protected sharks in the Galapagos Islands marine reserve. Authorities discovered 300 tonnes of fish, many endangered shark species, aboard the Fu Yuan Yu Leng 999 on … Continued

Another ‘Game of Thrones’ Episode Leaked

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — For the second time in as many weeks, an episode of HBO’s hit “Game of Thrones” has leaked online before its scheduled release. An HBO Europe spokesman has confirmed that an upcoming episode was briefly posted on Tuesday, Aug. 15, to the company’s Nordic and España platforms. By the time episode … Continued

Dolphin Calf Dies After Being Surrounded by Beachgoers

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Tourists in southern Spain are being blamed for the death of a baby dolphin. The female calf, which had become separated from its mother, was stranded in waters off Mojacar. After spotting the dolphin, beachgoers started touching and posing with the animal. Equinac, a non-profit organization that conducts marine animal rescues, … Continued

Kenyan Opposition Leader to Challenge Election Results

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Kenya’s opposition leader has said he will contest the outcome of the country’s presidential election at the Supreme Court. Raila Odinga lost to incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta in the Aug. 8 election that international observers judged to be free and fair. Odinga claims the servers of the electoral commission were … Continued

US Attorney General Says Charlottesville Car Attack Could Be ‘Hate Crime’

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Charlottesville car attack that killed one woman may be prosecuted as a hate crime. Protesters, some with Confederate flags and giving Nazi salutes, clashed violently with counter-protesters in the Virginia town Saturday, Aug. 12, over the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert … Continued

Dashcam Video Allegedly Shows Texas Police Searching Woman’s Vagina

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — A Texas attorney released police dashcam video he claims shows officers sexually assaulting a woman during a traffic stop. Sam Cammack released the footage Aug. 14 of his client, 23-year-old Charneisha Corley, in the June 2015 incident. Cammack told Houston’s Fox 26 News, the video shows a Harris County deputy push … Continued

Reports: Notorious Aussie Terrorist Apparently Killed by Airstrike

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Australian media are reporting that notorious terrorist Khaled Sharrouf may have been killed by a coalition airstrike in Syria. On Wednesday, Aug. 16, Immigration and Border Protection Minister Peter Dutton said, “No Australian would mourn the loss of Khaled Sharrouf.” But, Dutton told reporters he could not confirm Sharrouf’s death. Sharrouf … Continued

Swiss Grocery Chain to Sell Bug Burgers

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — One of Switzerland’s largest supermarket chains is introducing new products, which are not only packed with protein but are environmentally sustainable. But it’s safe to say they might not be a hit with everyone. So, what’s the catch? Well, they are made out of insects. Shoppers at Coops grocery stores will … Continued

Trumps Ends Manufacturing Council After Members Resign

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — U.S. President Donald Trump said he shut down his Manufacturing Council after several members resigned. According to CNN, seven CEOs have quit the council since Trump made his remarks about the violence in Charlottesville. Protesters and counter-protesters clashed in the Virginia town Saturday, Aug. 12. Some people carrying Confederate flags and … Continued