- 6:49 AM
Mexico: Death toll 27 after truck hits religious procession (AP)
Mexico approves U.S. extradition warrant for fugitive kingpin 'El Chapo' (Reuters)
Surfer seriously injured in Australian shark attack (AP)
Greece's Tsipras asserts control over party with congress vote (Reuters)
- 12:46 AM
Judge sets $1m bond for Ohio officer charged in murder of unarmed African-American (Reuters)
Nigeria rescues 71, mostly women and girls, from Boko Haram (AP)
Education Minister Bennett orders increased funding for gay youth organizations (Haaretz)
Hundreds march in Jerusalem, chanting 'homophobia begins in corridors of the government' (Haaretz)
U.S., allies conduct 31 air strikes in Syria and Iraq against ISIS militants (Reuters)
Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade: Stabber is Yishai Schlissel, the 2005 parade attacker (Haaretz)
3 wounded in apparent stabbing in Jerusalem Gay Pride parade, Channel 10 reports (Haaretz)
Turkish Airlines Boeing makes emergency landing in Warsaw (Reuters)
Supreme Court rejects plea for freeze on expansion of asylum seekers' detention (Haaretz)
Swedish mountains named 'little Hitler' and '3rd Reich' irk some climbers
Swedish law, which allows the first person who reaches peak to name the mountain, makes for some objectionable mountain names.
LONDON - Imagine you are hiking the beautiful mountains of Sweden and you reach the peak – only to find a plaque informing you the name of the particular climb you have spent the day sweating on is called "Swastika," or "3rd Reich," or "Zyklon."
This is exactly what has been happening in recent years at the popular Jarfalla mountain range near the Swedish capital of Stockholm, where several mountains have been given Nazi-themed names by climbers.
Under Swedish law, the first climbers to reach these peaks can name them whatever they want.
Other names given to the mountains in the region include "Kristallnacht" and "Crematorium," and "Himmler."
But now, more than a decade after they were named, other climbers are beginning to complain.
Climber Cordelia Hess told Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter: "I thought it rather unpleasant to climb through the Crematorium or say that 'now I am going to do Crystal Night.'"
"The use of such names on the climbing routes is to trivialize the Holocaust and undermine respect for the Holocaust," she said.
The Swedish climbing association said they had been unaware of the distasteful names given to the mountains, but added that sometimes these names are inside jokes between climbers.
And indeed, a climber named Mikael Widerberg, who named one peak "Little Hitler" in 2001 dismissed the controversy, telling the local paper the names should be interpreted as an "internal thing between climbers", adding "there are other mountains around called worse things."
A few years ago, a mountain called "Negro" near Karlstad was changed after a black person said he was offended.
The Israeli embassy in Stockholm was aware of, but had no comment on the controversy.