What’s Current: Knife attacker on Tokyo commuter train wanted to kill women who ‘looked happy’

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  • Tokyo police arrest a 36-year-old man who is alleged to have wounded 10 people in a knife attack on a commuter train Friday evening. Reports state that the suspect told the police he wanted to kill women who “looked happy.”
  • Australian police have charged a 26-year-old man with raping former government adviser Brittany Higgins in Parliament House in 2019.
  • The Chinese state media channel CCTV faces backlash after a TV host described an Olympic medalist as a “manly woman” and asked her if she plans to have “a woman’s life.”
  • Hundreds of people gather in India’s capital to demand accountability for the alleged rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl from one of India’s most oppressed castes.