Shooting in South Africa, protests in Sri Lanka and the victory of Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon

Good morning. It’s Monday, July 11, and here’s a roundup of the latest news.

Fifteen killed in shooting in South Africa

Fifteen people were killed and nine others injured in a shooting at a bar in South Africa’s largest black town.
Police say a group of men broke into the Orlando East Tavern in Soweto, on the outskirts of Johannesburg, late at night and started firing at diners indiscriminately.

The perpetrators fled the scene; it is not yet known exactly how many there were and what their motivation was.


Vera Mazibuko, a member of the provincial executive council, claims that machine guns were used in the attack.
“The type of rifles that were used are AK-47s, which really hurt a person in such a way that it sometimes becomes difficult for a person to survive,” Ms. Mazibuko said.

“So it is now confirmed that we have 15 people who passed away after this incident in Nomzamo.”

Protesters in Sri Lanka remain defiant

The protesters are still at the residence and office of the President of Sri Lanka and say they will not leave until he and the Prime Minister officially step down.
Both President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe have offered to leave their posts amid widespread protests sparked by the country’s economic collapse.

The country is facing an acute shortage of essential goods.


Feelings are especially strong against Mr. Rajapaksa, whose family has largely ruled Sri Lanka for the past 20 years.

Opposition political parties are meeting to try to reach an agreement on a new government.

Fumio Kishida projected to retain majority after Japanese election

ruling coalition of japan in the upper house of the country’s parliament.
The nation voted just two days after on the campaign trail.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s coalition is expected to retain its majority in the country’s upper house of parliament. Source: Getty / Getty Images AsiaPack

Japanese public broadcaster NHK predicts that a coalition led by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will win between 69 and 83 contested seats in this vote.

Mr. Kishida belongs to the Liberal Democratic Party, to which Mr. Abe belonged.

Severe weather abates as evacuation orders remain in NSW

Flood waters and severe weather in New South Wales are easing, but about
The State Emergency Service hoped to bring that number down to zero by the end of the weekend.

Some 105,000 people could return home but have been warned to prepare emotionally for what they might find.

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Roads continue to be cut in many towns and train traffic is hampered in the Hunter, Lower Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains regions.

Novak Djokovic wins Wimbledon men’s final

Novak Djokovic defeated Nick Kyrgios. with a win 4-6 6-3 6-4 7-6 (3)
The 35-year-old Serb extended his unbeaten streak at Wimbledon to 28 matches, calmly seizing the lead after losing in the first set dominated by Kyrgios’ serve.


With his seventh Wimbledon crown, Djokovic brought his Grand Slam singles record to 21, one place behind men’s record holder Rafael Nadal.

Playing in his first Grand Slam final, the 27-year-old Kyrgios put on a brilliant display of tennis in a 31-minute opening set that saw Djokovic fail to even come close to his serve.