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This morning, police found bomb-making materials at Dallas shooter Micah Johnson's home suggesting he had "other plans" for violence, dozens of protesters were arrested in Baton Rouge, and more.

by Vice Beta
Jul 11 2016, 1:40pm


Protestors in Baton Rouge shout 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' as police officers begin to make arrests at protests on Sunday. Image via Getty

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

US News

Dallas Shooter Was Plotting Larger Attacks
Micah Johnson, the man who shot and killed five Dallas police officers and wounded seven more, was planning larger attacks, police believe. Dallas police chief David Brown said police found bomb-making materials at the shooter's home that suggested he had been practicing detonations and had "other plans" for violence.—CNN

Weekend Protests in Baton Rouge Lead to 160 Arrests
Dozens were arrested in Louisiana on Sunday night as protests continued in Baton Rouge following the police killing of Alton Sterling. At least 48 people had been taken into custody by midnight Sunday, bringing the weekend arrest total in the city to more than 160. DeRay Mckesson, a prominent Black Lives Matter activist arrested Saturday, was freed Sunday.—CBC News

Anti-Trump Delegates Want to Choose VP
Anti-Trump Republicans are planning to give delegates the power to pick the vice presidential candidate at next week's convention in Cleveland. Executive director of the group "Free the Delegates," Regina Thomson, thinks a change to rule 40, a party bylaw, would give delegates the power to choose Donald Trump's running mate. —NBC News

Third Man Dies in Attacks on Homeless People in San Diego
A man badly hurt during a series of attacks on homeless men in San Diego has died in the hospital. Dionicio Derek Vahidy, 23, is the third homeless man to have been killed in the city in the past week. Anthony Padgett, 36, was arrested on suspicion of murder, attempted murder, and arson in the attacks. —CBS News

International News

UN Urges Ceasefire in South Sudan
The UN Security Council has demanded warring factions cease fighting in the South Sudan capital of Juba, and called for more peacekeepers to be sent to the African nation. At least 272 people have died since fighting broke out between rival military factions on Thursday. —Al Jazeera

Policeman Drowned as Violence in Kashmir Continues
An Indian policeman drowned after an angry crowd of Kashmir separatists pushed his car into a river. At least 23 people have died in clashes in Kashmir, a Muslim-majority territory, since the 22-year-old separatist leader Burhan Wani died in a gunfight with the Indian army on Friday. —The Times of India

Japanese Prime Minister Wants to Drop Pacifist Constitution
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's coalition has won two-thirds of the seats in the upper house after Japan's parliamentary election, raising the possibility the country will change its pacifist constitution. Abe said revising the constitution was his Liberal Democratic Party's goal, but admitted an agreement would not be easy. —Reuters

Venezuelans Flock to Colombia to Buy Food
Thousands of Venezuelans crossed into neighboring Colombia to buy food and medicine after Venezuela lifted border controls for 12 hours. Around 35,000 were thought to have made the cross-border trip. Many in Venezuela are struggling to feed their families as the country remains in the grip of an economic crisis. —BBC News

Everything Else

UFC Franchise Sold for $4 Billion
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) franchise has reportedly been bought by WME-IMG for $4 billion, the largest sale in sports history. The sale of the mixed martial–arts championship has been backed by large private equity firms.—The New York Times

Aerosmith Guitarist Collapses During Show
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry is in stable condition in hospital after becoming ill onstage in New York. Perry, 65, had been performing with the Hollywood Vampires alongside Johnny Depp and was seen staggering off mid-song before collapsing. —ABC News

Blink-182 End Drake's Run at the Top
The punk pop group's new album California ended the nine-week reign of Drake's Views at the top of the Billboard 200. Blink-182's first LP since 2011 sold 186,000 copies in its debut week. —Billboard

Bin Laden's Son Vows Revenge on the US
The son of Osama bin Laden has threatened revenge against the US for assassinating his father, according to audio posted online. Hamza bin Laden's speech was entitled "We Are All Osama," according to the SITE Intelligence Group. —VICE News

Pokémon Go Led Teens into an Armed Robbery
Robbers in Missouri used augmented-reality game Pokémon Go to lure 11 teenage players to a secluded part of a shopping center early Sunday morning, where they stole all the victims' personal belongings at gunpoint.—Motherboard

Bahamas Warns Young Men Against Protesting in the US
The ministry of foreign affairs in the Bahamas has issued a warning to young men traveling to the US: "Do not be confrontational... Do not get involved in political or other demonstrations under any circumstances and avoid crowds." —VICE News