NEWS DIGEST 21.11.2021: Sunday world news bulletin from NewsNow

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Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai, whose whereabouts have been a matter of international concern for weeks, attended a tennis tournament in Beijing on Sunday, according to official photos published by the tournament organized by China Open. Peng can be seen among guests at the Fila Kids Junior Tennis Challenger Finals, dressed in a dark blue jacket and white trousers, according to the pictures published on the event’s official WeChat page. Peng Shuai showed up at the opening ceremony of a teenager tennis match final in Beijing on Sunday morning. Peng appears to sign oversized tennis balls for children and pose with them for pictures. Video shot by my colleague Cui Meng at the National Tennis Center showing Peng Shuai signing signature on large-sized tennis balls at the opening ceremony of Junior Tennis Challenger Final, a way of inspiring more kids to play tennis as hobby and may also as career pic – Tennis-Peng Shuai appears in Beijing, WTA not reassured (The Jerusalem Post – World News)

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A gun discharge that later turned out to be unintentional caused chaos among passengers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Saturday afternoon, Sputnik news agency reported. According to Atlanta Police, the gun belonging to a passenger was unintentionally discharged at the main security checkpoint. At least three people were injured as a result of the incident, the US Transportation Security Administration said later, adding that there “may be more injuries that follow early reports”. “At approximately 1:30 p.m. [18:00 GMT] today, a property search TSO at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s Main Checkpoint began a bag search due to a prohibited item identified by the X-Ray. He advised the passenger not to touch the property, and as he opened the compartment containing the prohibited item, the passenger lunged into the bag and grabbed a firearm, at which point it discharged,” the TSA said in a statement. The passenger then fled the airport and this incident is not considered as a deliberate shooting incident – Three people wounded in shooting at Atlanta Airport (Mehr News Agency – World – North America)

Seven people have been arrested after rioters clashed with police in The Hague for a second night of violence in the Netherlands, sparked by protests over new COVID-19 restrictions. The unrest came a day after police opened fire on protesters in Rotterdam amid what the port city’s mayor called “an orgy of violence”, leaving three people seriously injured after they were hit by bullets. In The Hague on Saturday night, young people set fires in the streets and threw fireworks at officers. Police said in a tweet that seven people were arrested and five officers were injured, while one needed treatment in a hospital following the clashes. Austria’s infection rate is among the highest on the continent, with a seven-day incidence of 971.5 per 100,000 people – and daily cases keep setting records. Austrian Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg has apologised to all vaccinated people, saying it was not fair they had to suffer under the renewed lockdown restrictions when they had done everything to help contain the virus. From Monday, Slovakia, where just 45.3% of the 5.5 million population is fully vaccinated, is banning people who have not been from all non-essential stores and shopping centres – COVID-19: Second night of violence in The Netherlands as rioters clash with police over new rules (Sky News – World)

WASHINGTON – Kyle Rittenhouse, the US teen acquitted after fatally shooting two men during protests and riots against police brutality in Wisconsin last year, said self-defense is “not illegal” after being cleared, as the verdict reverberated across America. In comments broadcast by Fox News, the teen – seen smiling as he rides in a car after the verdict – said he was relieved that his “rough journey” had come to an end. “The jury reached the correct verdict – self-defense is not illegal,” Rittenhouse said, ahead of a full interview with Fox to be shown Monday evening and a subsequent documentary scheduled to air in December. The reaction to the verdict reflected the national divide over the right to bear firearms in America – and where the line should be drawn on that constitutionally protected right. The Gun Owners of America cheered Rittenhouse as a “warrior for gun owners and self defense rights” and said it would be “awarding him” with an AR-15 like the one he used that night in Kenosha – US teen cleared of protester deaths says self-defense ‘not illegal’ (The Times of Israel)

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