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Stewardess Killed by Taxi Driver 887,916
A stewardess in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, was allegedly killed by a driver from China’s biggest car-hailing platform Didi Chuxing. The suspect was later found dead in a river, an alleged suicide following the killing, according to police.
Social Media Account Closed for Illegal Content 770,346
“Ergeng Shitang,” a Wechat social media account was suspended for seven days by a local cultural watchdog for releasing improper and vulgar information about the stewardess allegedly killed by the Didi Chuxing driver. Ding Feng, the founder, later announced the account would not re-open.
10th Anniversary of Wenchuan Earthquake 468,669
China’s media and public held events to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the devastating Wenchuan Earthquake of May 12, 2008, in which nearly 70,000 people died.
North Korea Suspends Meeting with South 301,715
The Korean Central News Agency, North Korea’s state media agency, announced it was canceling a scheduled meeting with the South on May 16, saying that a South Korea-us joint military exercise was targeting the North.
Russian Bombers Fly Near US 225,476
According to CNN, two Russian bombers were intercepted by American F-22 stealth fighters after they entered the US’S air defense identification zone near the western coast of Alaska on May 11.