A BRITISH PERSON FAILED TO WIN WIMBLEDON
His name is Andy Murray and he cried
A British person named Andy Murray failed to win the Wimbledon tennis competition on Sunday. He lost to arguably the greatest tennis player of all time and then he cried at the end. Murray was hoping to become the first British man to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936.
150 PEOPLE DIED IN RUSSIAN FLOODS
A load of other people have been left without homes
One-hundred-and-fifty people died and thousands more are now homeless after the worst floods in a long time hit Russia. The flooding was located in the region of Krasnodar. People are very angry with the government after Putin's regime failed to provide warnings or evacuation orders. "If we had been warned, people could have been saved," 50-year-old Irina Loskutova told The Guardian. "They knew and they didn't tell us." The government say that the floods were caused by heavy rain. But residents are convinced that officials purposefully directed the flood their way by failing to close up the gates of a nearby reservoir in order to spare Novorossiysk, Russia's largest port which is close by and owned by friends of Putin.
AN ACTOR NAMED ERNEST BORGNINE DIED
He was 95 years old
An Italian-American actor named Ernest Borgnine died on Sunday aged 95. He spent 60 years acting in films and won an Oscar for playing a guy named Marty in a film called Marty back in 1955. He was also in that programme Airwolf that you may remember seeing if you spent many Saturdays bored in the 90s. Borgnine was married five times and died of renal failure at a hospital in LA with his current wife and children at his side.
THE PRESIDENT OF SYRIA SAYS THE US IS TO BLAME FOR THE CIVIL WAR IN HIS COUNTRY
He says they are arming terrorist gangs
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said the US is trying to destabilise his government by arming and providing protection for "terrorist gangs" in the country. Assad said during an interview with German TV that US was responsible for the death of innocent Syrian civilians. "The US are against me, the West are against me, numerous regional powers and countries are against me, if the people are also against me, then how could I still be in my position?" he asked the interviewer from German broadcaster ARD, presumably rhetorically. He also insisted that the government would negotiate with armed rebel groups like the Free Syrian Army if they put their weapons away.
A LOAD OF PEOPLE GOT ANGRY BECAUSE A MUSIC FESTIVAL WAS CANCELLED
Too many people + not enough staff = a bad time for ravers and the people behind Bloc
A dance music festival called Bloc was supposed to take place in London this weekend. But it didn't, or at least not for very long, because too many people showed up and there weren't enough staff to handle them. So the police came along and shut it down sometime between 2AM and 3.30AM. At first, people thought it was because the Bloc organisers had sold too many tickets and/or people without tickets had forced their way onto the site. But last night the Met issued a statement blaming the weather – apparently it rained so hard that people amassed beneath the tents, creating overcrowded and uncontrollable "pinch points". This details of this statement have since been questioned by a bunch of people who were actually at Bloc. There's been a lot of conjecture over the problems that forced the organisers to shut Bloc early on Friday and cancel Saturday altogether – at one point, people on Twitter were saying that someone had died (they hadn't). But London made the best of what seems like a terrible situation by throwing a bunch of parties on Saturday night, their bills comprised of artists who'd been on the Bloc line-up but suddenly found themselves with no festival to play.