The VICE Morning Bulletin
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The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

London mosque attack leaves one dead and ten wounded, US jet shoots down Syrian warplane, police investigate killing of Muslim girl in Virginia, and more.
June 19, 2017, 2:53pm

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

US News

US Jet Shoots Down Syrian Warplane
A US military jet shot down a Syrian government fighter plane after it bombed US-backed rebel forces near Raqqa. According to the Pentagon, the downing of the Syrian Air Force's SU-22 on Sunday was an act of "collective self-defense" in support of the Syrian Democratic Forces. The Syrian military called it an act of "flagrant aggression."—CNN

US Navy Sailors Found Dead After Collision
Seven US Navy sailors have died after the USS Fitzgerald and a container vessel slammed into each other off the coast of Japan on Saturday. The US Navy released the names of the sailors after their bodies were discovered in flooded compartments of the ship. Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin said "heroic efforts" had prevented the flooding from spreading and the ship from sinking.—CBS News

Police Investigate Killing of Muslim Girl in Virginia
Police in Virginia have found what they believe to be the remains of a 17-year-old Muslim girl, and have charged a 22-year-old man with her murder. The victim, Nabra Hassanen, was in a group of four or five teenagers confronted by a driver early Sunday morning in Fairfax. The others escaped to the local mosque to report their friend was in danger. Police were not said to be investigating the incident as a potential hate crime.—The Washington Post

Firebrand Sheriff Turns Down DHS Job
Milwaukee County sheriff David Clarke, the controversial Trump advocate who has railed against Black Lives Matter, will not be taking up a position at the Department of Homeland Security after all. Clarke's adviser said he "had rescinded his acceptance of the agency's offer," after the sheriff's claim last month that he was joining as an assistant secretary.—AP

International News

Iran Launches Missile Strikes on ISIS in Syria
Iran has fired missiles at ISIS targets in the Deir Az Zor Province of eastern Syria. The country's Revolutionary Guard said "a large number of terrorists were killed and weapons destroyed." Shortly before the strike, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had warned Iran would "slap its enemies" in retaliation for the recent terrorist attacks in Tehran, in which 17 people were killed and for which ISIS claimed responsibility.—Al Jazeera

Macron's Party Wins Large Majority in France
President Emmanuel Macron's Republic on the Move (LREM) Party has won a hefty majority in the French parliament. With the final votes still being counted, pollsters have projected the centrist party to snag 355 to 365 seats in the 577-seat house. The election saw low turnout, estimated at around 42 percent.—Reuters

One Killed, Ten Wounded in Van Attack at London Mosque
One person was killed and ten others injured when a van drove into people near a London mosque just after midnight on Monday. A 48-year-old male suspect was arrested after being stopped at the scene, where one eyewitness said he stepped out of his van and said, "I want to kill all Muslims." UK prime minister Theresa May said the authorities were treating it as "a potential terrorist attack."—VICE News

Two Killed in Mali Resort Attack
At least two were killed when a tourist resort in Mali was attacked by gunmen Sunday. At least 30 people escaped during the attack at the Campement Kangaba resort. No group has yet claimed responsibility, and national police director Moussa Ag Infahi said three attackers were killed by security officials, with a fourth escaping.—AP

Everything Else

Jay Z Confirms New Album '**4:44'** Jay Z will release a new solo album, 4:44, exclusively on Tidal on June 30. A 30-second clip on Tidal shows the same footage of actor Mahershala Ali as a boxer that aired during Game 3 of the NBA finals, but with an added snippet of a new track.—Noisey

Katy Perry Nabs Third No.1 Album
Katy Perry's Witness debuted at the top of the Billboard 200, making it her third No.1 album. It sold 180,000 equivalent album units, including 162,000 in traditional sales—the biggest-selling week for an album by a female artist this year.—Billboard

'Cars 3' Bumps 'Wonder Woman' from Box Office Top Spot
Disney's Cars 3 ousted Wonder Woman from the no. 1 spot at the North American box office, taking $53.5 million in its opening weekend. The Tupac biopic All Eyez on Me opened at No.3, garnering an impressive $27.1 million.—The Hollywood Reporter

Arcade Fire's Win Butler Criticizes YouTube
Arcade Fire singer Win Butler has accused YouTube of "hijacking" artists' content. He described it as "this massive company that people thought was for cat videos. It turns out it was kind of hijacking all of human content and turning it into money."—Noisey

US Air Force Creates Position for a Space General
The US Air Force has created a three-star general position for a Deputy Chief of Staff for Space Operations. Heather Wilson, secretary of the Air Force, said the general would help the US "prevail in any future conflict which could extend into space."—Motherboard

Ex-UFC Fighter Dies After Brutal Match
Former UFC heavyweight fighter Tim Hague died Sunday following injuries he sustained during a boxing match on Friday. The Canadian MMA fighter passed away surrounded by family, his sister Jackie wrote in a Facebook post.—VICE Sports