World News: US Supreme Court strikes down New York gun law
Updated: 2022-06-24 08:10:48 KST
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A New York state law that required gun owners to get a license to carry their firearms outside, has been struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court.
The ruling came on Thursday in a 6 to 3 decision.
Conservative judges said the requirement to have "a proper cause" to obtain the "unrestricted concealed carry permits" violated the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
Speaking from the White House, U.S. President Joe Biden voiced dismay at the ruling.
"I think it's a bad decision. I think it's not reasoned accurately, but I'm disappointed."
This marks the biggest expansion of gun rights in over a decade by the Supreme Court and may lead to similar laws being struck down in eight other states and the District of Columbia.
A court in Paris has convicted eight men over the theft of a Banksy artwork from the Bataclan concert hall in January 2019.
According to a court spokesperson, seven French citizens and one Italian were handed prison sentences from 6 months to four years, but will wear an electronic bracelet instead of serving actual jail time.
The artwork was a mural painted on an exit door of one of the sites of the November 2015 Paris attacks.
It was eventually recovered from a farm in Italy in June 2020
Called "sad girl", the piece honors those killed in the attacks.
It is the second time a Banksy piece has been stolen, as a painting of a rat carrying a suitcase was taken a decade ago from outside a house in the Australian city of Melbourne.
American artistic swimmer and two-time Olympic champion Anita Alvarez was rescued by her coach after losing consciousness and almost drowning.
Alvarez was at the end of her sole routine at the World Aquatic Championships in Budapest on Wednesday when she sank to the bottom of the pool.
Her coach Andrea Fuentes jumped into the water and lifted Alvarez to the surface where she received medical attention.
A statement from Fuentes later that day said that the athlete has been checked by doctors and is recovering.
This is not the first time the coach has rescued Alvarez, who previously lost consciousness at the end of her pairs routine during an Olympic qualification event in Spain last year.
Over 15-thousand purebred dogs from around the world are taking part in the World Dog Show in Madrid.
The multi-day event, which started on Thursday and is set to end on Sunday, makes its return after a 2-year COVID-19 hiatus.
Featuring breeds such as Dachshunds, the Peruvian hairless dog, and many more, the dog show counts 250 of the 400 breeds that are recognized by the International Canine Federation.
The event sees the canines compete in front of international referees across 70 rings.
This is the third time that Spain has hosted the World Dog Show.
It was previously the host in 1983 and 1992.
The next World Dog Show is set to take place this December in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro.