Global News 8/5/19 – US roiled by back-to-back mass shootings, one motivated by racial animus, India revokes Kashmir's special status, and Hong Kong general strike paralyzes city

Mourners gathered at a vigil in Dayton, Ohio, on Sunday after a gunman killed nine people in the city. Credit Maddie McGarvey for The New York Times

Mourners gathered at a vigil in Dayton, Ohio, on Sunday after a gunman killed nine people in the city. Credit Maddie McGarvey for The New York Times

This Monday, the US is reeling after back-to-back mass shootings, one of which is being treated as an act of white supremacist domestic terrorism; India revokes Kashmir’s special status after decades, raising fears of violence in the region; Hong Kong general strike and clashes paralyze the city; a profile of 8chan, the website helping spawn white supremacist attacks; and China hints at weaponizing its currency, rattling markets. Read more below.