World News Update, what you need to know

(Australian Associated Press)

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will join former US President Bill Clinton and comedian Billy Crystal among the politicians, religious leaders and entertainers speaking at two public memorial services for boxing legend Muhammad Ali this week, a family spokesman says.


CINCINATTI – An Ohio prosecutor says he will not bring charges against the mother of the three-year-old boy who fell into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo, causing zookeepers to kill the endangered gorilla to save the child.

JOHANNESBURG – Britain says there is a high threat of attacks against foreigners in shopping areas in South Africa, two days after a similar advisory was issued by the US embassy in Pretoria.

LONDON – Big eyes, chubby cheeks and bubbling laughter are all part of a “cuteness” ploy babies adopt in order to be better looked after, scientists say.

COLOGNE – An octogenarian marksman has gone on a shooting spree in western Germany because of noise levels from a nearby party, ending in several injuries.

LONDON – Playwright Peter Shaffer, whose durable, award-winning hits included Equus and Amadeus, has died at the age of 90.

GENEVA – Chess grandmaster Victor Korchnoi, a prominent Soviet defector who saw his citizenship restored by Mikhail Gorbachev in the waning days of the USSR, has died aged 85.


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