International News-Daily Digest: 4 Key updates
1. Millions of internet users lost access to some of the world’s most popular websites as hackers hammered servers along the US East Coast with phony traffic until they crashed, then moved westward. A global attack on one provider of Domain Name System services, Dyn Inc., took down sites including Twitter, Spotify, Reddit, CNN, Etsy and The New York Times for long stretches of time from New York to Los Angeles.
2. Japan’s Junko Tabei, the first woman to conquer Mount Everest died of Peritoneal cancer.
3. The Syrian government opened a new corridor for rebels and civilians who want to leave the besieged eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo, but the U.N. said that planned medical evacuations have not begun as planned due to lack of security assurances from warring sides. The UN rights council called for a special investigation into violence in Aleppo in a resolution fiercely critical of Syria’s government.
4. The United Nations appointed comic book character Wonder Woman as its new Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls.