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Team Trump exasperated by North Korea, Georgia Tech student fatally shot by police, dozens arrested at St. Louis protests, and more.

by VICE Staff
Sep 18 2017, 2:26pm

Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images

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

US News

Top Trump Officials Frustrated by North Korea
As President Trump prepared to speak about North Korea at the United Nations Tuesday, US Ambassador Nikki Haley said the Security Council had "pretty much exhausted all the things we can do." Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, meanwhile, opined "we do not have much time left" for diplomacy over the regime's weapons program. Trump, for his part, called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "Rocket Man" in a Sunday tweet about a conversation with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.—The Guardian

Dozens Arrested at Protests in St. Louis
At least 80 people were arrested in St. Louis, Missouri, Sunday as citizens continued to rage against a judge's decision to clear a police officer in the fatal shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith. The demonstration marked three straight days of protest. Mayor Lyda Crewson said some "agitators were intent on breaking windows & destroying property" after peaceful demonstrations during the day.—CBS News

Georgia Tech LGBTQ Leader Fatally Shot by Police
The president of Georgia Tech's Pride Alliance, a LGBTQ campaign group, has died after being shot by police on the campus late Saturday. Cops said Scout Schultz, 21, was carrying a knife when moving toward officers. In a Facebook post, Schultz's dad said police "didn't have to shoot him in the heart, but that's what they did."—NBC News

US Students Attacked with Acid in France
Four people who were assaulted with acid in the French city of Marseille Sunday have been identified as US students. A Boston College official said the women "are fine, considering the circumstances, though they may require additional treatment for burns." French police said the 41-year-old woman arrested and accused of the attack was "disturbed."—AP

International News

Hurricane Maria Headed to Caribbean
The Category 1 Hurricane Maria was expected to develop into a Category 4 event as it reached several Caribbean islands this week, forecasters said. The National Hurricane Center suggested Maria would bring "dangerous wind, storm surge, and rainfall hazards" to the Leeward Islands, an area still recovering from Hurricane Irma.—CNN

North Korean Gas Prices Rise After Sanctions
A spike in gas and diesel prices hit Pyongyang and at least two other North Korean cities after the UN Security Council agreed to limit fuel exports to the country. The amount charged per kilogram increased by approximately 45 percent, according to information culled by North Korean defectors.—Reuters

Former Prime Minister's Wife Wins Special Election in Pakistan
Kulsoom Nawaz has claimed victory in a special election held in Pakistani city of Lahore. Her husband Nawaz Sharif, the country's ex-prime minister, was recently prohibited from holding office by the country's Supreme Court following corruption allegations. Nawaz appeared to have won her husband's old seat for the ruling PML-N party by more than 14,000 votes.—BBC News

Iraq's Supreme Court Suspends Kurdish Vote on Separation
Iraq's highest court has ordered that an independence referendum slated for late September in the semi-autonomous Kurdish region not take place. The vote on splitting from Iraq had been planned by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) for September 25.—Al Jazeera

Everything Else

'The Handmaid's Tale' Wins Big at 2017 Emmys
Hulu's dystopian original series The Handmaid's Tale took home eight awards Sunday night, including the outstanding drama series prize—a first for a streaming service. Master of None's Lena Waithe also won an Emmy for best writing for a comedy series, making her the first black woman to snag the award.— Variety / AV Club

Donald Glover Talks Chance the Rapper Collaboration
Shortly after winning two Emmy awards for his series Atlanta, actor-director-writer-musician Donald Glover said he would "probably" create a mixtape with Chance the Rapper, expressing fear that otherwise "a bunch of 14-year-olds will kick my ass."—Pitchfork

'mother!' Falls Flat at Box Office
Darren Aronofsky's new film mother! only took in $7.5 million at the North American box office during its opening weekend, despite a $30 million budget. IT remained at No. 1, earning $60 million.—The Hollywood Reporter

'Rolling Stone' Magazine Is Up for Grabs
The founder of Rolling Stone has revealed he and his son are looking for a buyer to take a controlling interest of their legendary publication. Jann Wenner said selling was "just the smart thing to do" and that he wanted a purchaser with "lots of money."—The New York Times

Tyler, the Creator Wrote Track for Zayn Malik
MC Tyler, the Creator said his track "See You Again" was originally composed for the former One Direction singer Zayn Malik, but that he ultimately kept it for his own album. Referring to Malik, Tyler said "that bitch flaked on studio time twice."—i-D

Bon Iver Singer Plays with The National in Ireland
Justin Vernon joined The National on stage at the Sounds from a Safe Harbour festival in Cork this weekend. The Bon Iver frontman played with the group on two new tracks from Sleep Well Beast: "Guilty Party" and "Day I Die."—Noisey