From News to Headlines: Recapping Global Events for June 1-7

Sukanya Roy, winner of the 84th Scripps National Spelling Bee. Photo courtesy of spellingbee.com

Sukanya Roy, winner of the 84th Scripps National Spelling Bee. Photo courtesy of spellingbee.com

Life moves fast. News moves even faster. An Indian-American eighth-grader from South Abington, Penn., won the Scripps National Spelling Bee on June 4. A trial surrounding Tahawwur Rana’s alleged connection to the 2008 Mumbai attacks enters its final stages today. Pakistani intelligence officials claimed that al Qaeda leader Ilyas Kashmiri was killed in a drone attack over the weekend, but the U.S. feels that this fact cannot be confirmed yet. An Indian yoga guru’s corruption protest prompted police to spray tear gas on his supporters, a move he says will not stop them from continuing their hunger strike. A senior member of the Pakistan Taliban says his troops have “new courage” after OBL’s death and will attack the U.S. to avenge him.

  1. Sukanya Roy Wins 84th Scripps National Spelling Bee – ABC News
  2. Closing Arguments to Start in Mumbai Terror Trial – AP
  3. U.S., Pakistan Authorities Dispute Militant’s Death – Reuters South Asia
  4. After Raid, Indian Guru’s Protest Stirs a Firestorm – New York Times
  5. Pakistan Taliban Vow to Attack U.S. Targets Overseas – The Guardian UK

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