News Wrap: France increases security amid rising concerns of extremist violence

In our news wrap Saturday, France is on high alert after a fatal stabbing of a teacher by a suspected Islamic extremist, New Zealand elected its most conservative leadership in years, Australia voters rejected a referendum to create a committee to advise the government on policies affecting Indigenous peoples, and a rare “ring of fire” solar eclipse put on a spectacular show across the Americas.

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  • John Yang:

    In France, amid a heightened security alert because of rising concerns of extremist violence, two of the world's most visited sites, the Louvre Museum and the Palace of Versailles, were both evacuated today after receiving bomb threats.

    The French government says it's deploying 7,000 troops around the country to beef up security. This follows Friday's fatal stabbing of a teacher by a suspected Islamic extremist.

    New Zealand elected its most conservative government in years, ending six years of Labor Party rule. The next prime minister is former businessman Chris Luxon. And voters in Australia resoundedly rejected a referendum that would have created a committee to advise the government on policies affecting indigenous peoples, the country's most disadvantaged ethnic minority.

    And a spectacular show in the skies today as a rare ring of fire solar eclipse was visible across the western United States and parts of Central and South America. It happens when the moon doesn't completely cover the sun, leaving a bright, blazing border visible. There won't be another one that can be seen from the United States until 2039.

    Still to come on PBS News Weekend, the disadvantages and discrimination faced by women seeking cancer treatment and jailing undocumented migrants as they wait to give evidence against human smugglers.

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