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The Tulsa cop who killed Terence Crutcher has been charged with manslaughter, protesters took to the streets in Charlotte, South Korea is reportedly ready to assassinate Kim Jon-un if threatened, and more.
September 23, 2016, 2:00pm

Everything you need to know about the world this morning, curated by VICE.

US News

Tulsa Cop Charged with Manslaughter in Crutcher Killing
Tulsa County's district attorney has announced that charges of first-degree manslaughter have been filed against Betty Shelby, the officer who shot and killed Terence Crutcher, a 40-year-old unarmed black man, last Friday. She turned herself in on Friday. Video shows Crutcher with his hands up before Shelby fired at him, but the officer claimed he was "non-compliant." —VICE

Protesters Defy Midnight Curfew in Charlotte
Protesters took to the streets in Charlotte for the third night running, defying a newly imposed curfew that went into effect at midnight Friday. These demonstrations have stemmed from the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, a 43-year-old black man; demonstrators chanted "release the tape" in reference to the video of his shooting. The protests remained largely peaceful. —CBS News


Allegedly State-Sponsored Attack Hits 500 Million Yahoo Users
Yahoo believes "state-sponsored" hackers stole information from about 500 million users, one of the largest publicly disclosed cyber-breaches in history. Yahoo did not say which country it holds responsible for the 2014 hack. The stolen data includes email addresses, telephone numbers, and encrypted passwords. —VICE News

Michelle Obama Passport Copy Posted Online
A picture that appears to be a scanned copy of Michelle Obama's passport was posted online Thursday. The authenticity of the passport copy could not immediately be verified, but White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the administration was taking seriously the latest information dump by the group DC Leaks, which some officials say has ties to Russia. —Reuters

International News

Syrian Army to Launch Offensive on Aleppo
The Syrian army has announced the start of an offensive to retake rebel-held districts of Aleppo, as international powers failed to revive a collapsed ceasefire. Syria's defense ministry called on city residents "to stay away from the positions of terrorist groups" and claimed it had made efforts "to receive civilians and secure their shelter." —Al Jazeera

South Korea Has a Plan to Assassinate Kim Jon-un
South Korea has "elite" troops on standby ready to assassinate Kim Jong-un if the country feels threatened by North Korean nuclear weapons, the country's defense minister has revealed. Asked in parliament if there was a plan to eliminate the North Korean leader, Han Min-koo said: "Yes, we do have such a plan." —CNN


Netanyahu Invites Abbas to Address Israeli Parliament
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking at the UN General Assembly, invited Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas to address Israel's parliament and said he'd talk to the Palestinian parliament in return. He called on Abbas to work for peace rather than "stoking hatred." Abbas had called on the UN to declare 2017 the year "to end the Israeli occupation" of Palestinian land. —BBC News

Three Policemen Killed in Thailand Bombing
Three Thai policemen were killed and two were wounded in a bomb attack in the southern province of Yala. Police were traveling in two pickup trucks when the first truck was blown up by a roadside bomb. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Muslim separatists have been waging an insurgency campaign in southern Thailand. —Reuters

Everything Else

Rihanna Tweets at French President
The singer took to Twitter to ask President Francois Hollande about a letter that she had sent him regarding the #EducationCannotWait campaign: "Did you see my letter? Waiting on your answer!" The EducationCannotWait campaign is devoted to raising money to help educate the world's poorest children. —TIME

Cops Resign After Man Allegedly Forced to Eat Marijuana
Three Phoenix police officers have quit the force after a man claimed they forced him to eat marijuana found in his car. Two of the cops are under investigation over the incident, described by Chief Joseph Yahner as "appalling." —ABC News

About 14,000 Uber and Lyft Drivers Want to Unionize
Nearly 14,000 Uber and Lyft drivers in New York want to join the Amalgamated Transit Union, according to the union. The group will rally at the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission HQ next week to demand a vote on unionizing. —BuzzFeed News

Clinton Puts Out Twice as Many Ads As Trump
Clinton has pumped out more than 50,000 ads for around $35.5 million over the past month, while Trump has put out only 27,000, spending $14 million, according to a study by the Wesleyan Media Project. –VICE News

Teenage Hacker Jailbreaks the iPhone 7
A teenage hacker has found a way to circumvent the iPhone 7's security restrictions. The 19-year-old known online as qwertyoruiop has demonstrated online how to jailbreak the iPhone 7 running iOS 10 and install apps not approved by Apple. —Motherboard

The First Trans Sex Toy Is Here
The first masturbation aid made for people who have transitioned or are transitioning from female to male hit the market this week. The Buck-OFF, invented by trans activist Buck Angel, is now being distributed by male sex toy manufacturer Perfect Fit. —VICE