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From Wikinews, the free news source you can write! Jump to navigation Jump to search Welcome to Wikinews The free news source you can write! Saturday, August 24, 2019, 2345 (UTC) Copy usNewsroomMission statementReport breaking newsDonate Audio WikinewsSocial networkingChatBest of Wikinews World leaders call to address Amazon rainforest fires at G7

On Thursday, French President Emmanuel Macron called for G7 action to correct what he named the international crisis of wildfires currently destroying Amazon rainforest in and around Brazil. G7 was already scheduled to meet this weekend.

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» Older news Hong Kong protests continue through police opposition, rainstorms

On August 18, what organizers estimated at about a quarter of Hong Kong's population marched from downtown Victoria Park toward the Central district, despite both pouring rain and police disapproval in the eleventh week of pro-Democracy protests against Chinese government encroachment on Hong Kong's rights and freedoms.

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Missing New York City chef Andrea Zamperoni found dead

ZAndrea Zamperoni, the head chef of New York City's Cipriani Dolci restaurant, was discovered dead on Wednesday in Queens, New York, according to police on Thursday. When Zamperoni didn't come to work on Monday, his coworkers had alerted the authorities.

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South African 'Lion Man' killed by his lions

Leon van Biljon, owner of Mahala View Lion Lodge near Pretoria, South Africa, was killed by his lions on Tuesday. Van Biljon, reportedly often referred to as 'The Lion Man', had been in the lions' area attempting to mend a fence at the time, according to local news media.

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Hickenlooper ends US presidential bid, senate run possible

John Hickenlooper, who was a candidate in the Democratic primaries for the 2020 United States presidential election, ended his campaign. Hickenlooper made his official announcement via a YouTube video in which he thanked his supporters.

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