TODAY IN THE WORLD: Arabs and police clash on Temple Mount in Jerusalem, and a molecule against cancer is found by scientists from Scotland

Arabs and police clash on Temple Mount in Jerusalem

Clashes erupted between Palestinian rioters and police on Sunday morning at the Temple Mount compound, the holiest in Jerusalem’s Old City, as hundreds of Jews were allowed into the holy site to celebrate Jerusalem Day – the 52nd anniversary of the unification of the capital in the Six Day War.

Later in the morning, hundreds of Palestinians rioters threw rocks and chairs at Israeli security personnel.

Police said hundreds of Palestinians were protesting as a result of Jews entering the Temple Mount, hurling stones and chairs at security forces, which are responding with riot-dispersal measures, including rubber-tipped bullets.

There are Al Aqsa Mosque and Qubbat al-Sakhra Mosque at the Temple Mount. They are built on the ruins of ancient Jewish temples and are and the third-holiest to Muslims. The conflicts around the complex have provoked large-scale escalations of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in the past.

Authorities identified Virginia Beach mass shooter

Officials of the U.S. state of Virginia have identified the shooter who killed 12 people at a Virginia Beach public works building. At least six wounded. The gunman was fatally wounded by police in a wild shootout.

The killer is DeWayne Craddock. Police said Craddock, 40, was a certified professional engineer employed by the Virginia Beach public utilities department for 15 years and carried an employee pass that gave him access to the public works building. He unleashed a hail of bullets on several floors of the facility with a .45-caliber semiautomatic handgun, turning his place of work into a bloody war zone.

Governo Ralph Northam ordered all Virginia flags to be lowered to half-staff across the state from June 1 until sunset on June 8 to mourn Virginia Beach shooting victims.

Mexico prefers to reach a deal with Trump

President of Mexico Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Saturday hinted his country could tighten migration controls to defuse U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat to impose tariffs on Mexican goods, and said he expected “good results” from talks planned in Washington next week.

The White House wants Mexican authorities to make it safer for migrants to stay in Mexico rather than apply for U.S. asylum. On Saturday, President Obrador said Mexico could be ready to step up measures to contain a recent surge in migration in order to reach a deal with the United States.

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, President of Mexico: “We could apply to international courts. But we believe that this is not necessary, and we believe that we will be able to reach a deal without legal procedures. We want to have good relations with the United States government. ”

Russia may be removed from the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

UK media The Sun reported that Russia may be banned from participating in 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo due to the alleged attempt to hide a doping offence of high jumper Danil Lysenko.

Earlier, the International Association of Athletics Federations accused Lysenko of multiple violations of anti-doping regulations by failing to inform drug testers about his “whereabouts” last year, sport24.ru explains. WADA’s “whereabouts” requirements are designed to enable out of competition tests to be conducted on elite athletes without notice, at periods during the season when they might be likely to be using prohibited substances.

The Sun reported that “high-ranking officials from officials from the Russian Athletics Federation (RUSAF) were assisting Lysenko in avoiding disqualification, and even oversaw the making of fake documents to conceal his doping violations as Lysenko is considered the contender for the gold at the the Tokyo 2020 Olimpics.” The case could ban Russia from the 2020 Olympics, the newspaper informs.

Scientists have found a molecule in the human body that cures cancer

Existing methods of treatment of cancer, based on the use of immunotherapy, can be significantly improved by using a molecule that is synthesized in the human body in a natural way. This conclusion was made by researchers from Scotland, who confirmed the truth of their assumptions on the results of experiments in rodents. Test mice were completely free of cancer with the help of immunotherapy, which was carried out using the LL-37 molecule.

“The body produces LL-37 in response to infectious threats, that is, it is quite an important component of the immune system, which, moreover, can be used for cancer therapy,” the EurekAlert portal quotes Edinburgh University staff.

According to the Scottish scientists, the LL-37 molecule increases the activity of dendritic cells – these are specific immune cells responsible for targeted immune attacks. “If the LL-37 molecule is added to the dendritic cells, then the synthesis of anti-cancer cells used for immunotherapy increases in a very noticeable way. This reduces the cost of immunotherapy and makes it more effective,” the researchers say.

Now the authors of the discovery are preparing for tests on volunteers, and they hope that the results would confirm the effectiveness of the use of LL-37 to increase the effectiveness of cancer treatment with the help of immune therapy.