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This morning, Hillary Clinton wins the Democratic nomination, the FDA warns people of overdosing on anti-diarrhea drugs that can give "heroin-like highs", Edward Snowden claims the NSA is still withholding evidence about him, and more.

by Vice Beta
Jun 8 2016, 10:06am


Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives onstage during a primary night rally in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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

US News

Clinton Claims Nomination, Hails 'Milestone' For Women
Hillary Clinton declared victory on Tuesday night in the Democratic presidential primary, winning in New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota. Clinton hailed the "milestone" in becoming the first woman to become one of the party's nominees and said her campaign is one of "no ceilings on any of us". Sanders has yet to concede the race.—The Washington Post

FDA Says People Overdosing on Anti-Diarrhea Drugs
Federal health officials are investigating overdoses with common, over-the-counter anti-diarrhea drugs. The FDA said abusers of the drugs sometimes try to achieve "heroin-like highs" by taking massive doses, up to 300 milligrams at once. It has received 31 reports of people hospitalized due to taking too much.—ABC News

Chinese Jet Makes Unsafe Intercept of US Plane
A Chinese fighter jet pilot flew within 100 feet of a US Air Force reconnaissance plane flying over the East China Sea on Tuesday, according to US officials. The crew of the American plane described the intercept maneuver as "unsafe." It is the second close encounter in the past three weeks.—The Guardian

Five Killed as Pickup Truck Hits Cyclists
Five people were killed when a group of cyclists were struck by a pickup truck in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Police said nine people in total were struck by the pickup truck. The driver got out the car and fled on foot, but was captured a short time later. The 50-year-old man is now in police custody.—CBS News

International News

Car Bomb Attack on Turkish Police Station
A police station has been hit by a car bomb in the south eastern Turkish province of Mardin, injuring several people, according to security officials. It comes a day after 11 people were killed in a bombing in the Turkish capital Istanbul. No one has claimed responsibility for either attack.—Reuters

Police Fire on Protesting Students in Papua New Guinea
Dozens were wounded after police in Papua New Guinea opened fire on students protesting against Prime Minister Peter O'Neill. The opposition party said four were killed, but this has not been independently confirmed. The students in Port Moresby were marching towards parliament to demand O'Neill stands down.—BBC News

Bomb Threats Forces EgyptAir Plane to Land
An EgyptAir passenger plane travelling from Cairo to Beijing has been forced to make an emergency landing in Uzbekistan after a bomb hoax. All 118 passengers and 17 crew members were evacuated, but no explosives were found. The plane is now preparing to resume its journey, according to EgyptAir officials.—Al Jazeera

Monkey Causes Electricity Blackout in Kenya
A single monkey caused a nationwide blackout in Kenya after falling on a crucial piece of equipment at the Gitaru hydroelectric power station. Power was restored almost four hours later. The monkey survived its fall and has been taken in by the Kenya Wildlife Service.—CNN


Edward Snowden. Photo via Wikimedia.

Everything Else

Snowden Claims NSA Still Withholding Evidence
Edward Snowdon has alleged that there is more evidence to show that he raised concerns about the NSA's surveillance programs while he worked there, in addition to the 800 pages of NSA documents published by VICE News on June 4. Snowden tweeted that believes the NSA is still withholding documents.—VICE News

Troy Ave Raps About Concert Shooting from Jail
Troy Ave has used three new tracks recorded over the phone from jail to claim his innocence over charges of attempted murder. The rapper was arrested following a fatal shooting at a T.I concert at New York's Irving Plaza in May. The tracks feature on a new mixtape. The rapper has pled not guilty to the charge of attempted murder.—Rolling Stone

Indie Band Boycotted Because of Stanford Rapist Support
Indie band Good English has been kicked off five concert bills after drummer Leslie Rasmussen wrote a letter defending Stanford rapist Brock Turner. "Rape on campuses isn't always because people are rapists," she wrote.—VICE

US and Canada Stage Biggest-Ever Quake Simulation
Around 20,000 people from various government agencies involved in disaster preparedness in the US and Canada are staging an earthquake exercise this week. Called "Cascadia Rising" by US officials, it is a simulated 9.0-magnitude quake.—Motherboard

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