Things you should know today: 7/6/18


33 dead in boat accident off Thai resort island, all Chinese

Divers on a rubber raft retrieve a body during a search operation in the water off Phuket, Thailand, Friday, July 6, 2018. Thai divers scoured the wreckage of a boat with Chinese tourists that sank in a storm off the resort island of Phuket. (AP Photo)

The death toll rose to 33 after a boat carrying 105 people capsized and sank off the southern resort island of Phuket. The boat carried 93 tourists, 11 crew and one tour guide before it was hit by 16-foot high waves during a storm. Authorities are continuing to search for 23 others who are still missing, and 12 people who were injured in the crash have been hospitalized. The 33 people who lost their lives were all Chinese nationals.

Cult leader executed for Japan sarin attacks still a mystery

FILE – This combination of file photos shows Aum Shinrikyo cult leader Shoko Asahara, from top left to right, his cult members, Tomomasa Nakagawa, Seiichi Endo, and Masami Tsuchiya. Other members from bottom left to right, Yoshihiro Inoue, Tomomitsu Nimi, and Kiyohide Hayakawa. Japan executed the leader and six followers of a doomsday cult Friday, July 6, 2018, for a series of deadly crimes including a sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway that killed 13 people in 1995. (Kyodo News via AP, File)

Cult leader Shoko Asahara and his six followers, who were responsible for the 1995 sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway that killed 13 and sickened 6,000 others, were hung and executed Friday. Even before the gas attack, in 1989, the cult members broke into the home of lawyer Tsutsumi Sakamoto, who opposed the cult, and killed him, his wife and baby boy. Asahara used a mixture of Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity and yoga to draw followers that he picked from Japan’s top universities. Members included doctors, lawyers and scientists. They participated in strange rituals, including drinking his bath water and wearing electrical caps. The reasons behind the sarin gas attack still remain a mystery.

Singer Chris Brown arrested for felony battery in Florida

This booking photo provided by Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office shows Chris Brown. The singer walked off stage after his concert in Florida and into the hands of waiting sheriff’s deputies, who arrested him on a felony battery charge and booked him into the Palm Beach County Jail. A sheriff’s spokeswoman said the entertainer was released after posting $2,000 bond on the battery charge issued by the sheriff’s office in Hillsborough County. No details about the allegations in the arrest warrant were immediately available. (Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

Police arrested singer Chris Brown for battery charges after he walked off the stage of his concert in Tampa, Florida. Nightclub photographer Bennie Vines Jr. reported that Brown punched him while he was hired to take photos during an event hosted by Brown. Brown was sent to Palm Beach County Jail where his bond was posted for $2,000.

Keri Russell is trending on Twitter after reportedly joining the cast for Star Wars: Episode 9. People on Twitter are speculating her role and sharing their opinions.

YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE posted a video titled “Will This Trick Your Ears? (Audio Illusions)” that is #3 on Trending.

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