U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris visits U.S.-Mexico border

Vice President Kamala Harris visited a border patrol facility near the U.S.-Mexico border on Friday and urged a focus on children and practical solutions to migration, in a trip meant to blunt Republican criticism of White House immigration policies. The visit – her first since becoming vice president five months ago – came amid a… Read More U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris visits U.S.-Mexico border

Unknown assailants kill three MSF employees in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

Three employees working for the Spanish branch of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) were killed by unknown assailants in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the medical charity said on Friday. MSF-Spain lost contact with a vehicle carrying the team on Thursday afternoon, it said in a statement. “This morning the vehicle was found empty and a few metres… Read More Unknown assailants kill three MSF employees in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

Six soldiers dead, thirteen peacekeepers injured following militant attacks in Mali

Thirteen U.N. peacekeepers, 12 Germans and one Belgian, were wounded in northern Mali on Friday by a car bomb, the U.N. mission said, while Mali’s army said six of its soldiers were killed in a separate attack in the centre of the country. The attack in the north targeted a temporary base set up by… Read More Six soldiers dead, thirteen peacekeepers injured following militant attacks in Mali

Canada designates U.S. Three Percenters militia as terrorist organization

Canada officially named the U.S. right-wing militia group Three Percenters a terrorist entity on Friday, saying it posed a “significant threat” to Canadian domestic security. Earlier this month U.S. prosecutors obtained a conspiracy indictment against six men associated with the Three Percenters, the latest in a series of such charges arising from the January 6… Read More Canada designates U.S. Three Percenters militia as terrorist organization

Eighteen dead following fire incident at martial arts centre in China

A fire tore through a martial arts training centre in China during the early hours of Friday morning, killing 18 people, with one state media outlet saying most of the dead were children who were staying there. The blaze broke out at 3 a.m. (1900 GMT Thursday) and was later extinguished, the government of Zhecheng… Read More Eighteen dead following fire incident at martial arts centre in China

Three dead, five injured following knife attack in southern Germany

Three people were killed and five seriously injured in a knife attack in southern Germany on Friday by a 24-year-old Somali immigrant, described by officials as having been placed under compulsory psychiatric treatment in recent days. Police stopped and arrested the attacker in the town of Wuerzburg by firing a bullet through his thigh. They… Read More Three dead, five injured following knife attack in southern Germany

Five dead, hundreds injured as tornado rip through southern Czech Republic

Emergency workers and residents combed through wreckage in southern Czech Republic on Friday after a tornado ripped roofs off buildings and sent cars flying through the air, killing at least five people and injuring hundreds. The tornado, which hit towns and villages around Hodonin along the Slovak and Austrian borders on Thursday evening, may have… Read More Five dead, hundreds injured as tornado rip through southern Czech Republic

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin sentenced to twenty-two and half years imprisonment for murder of George Floyd

A judge sentenced former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to 22-1/2 years in prison on Friday for the murder of George Floyd during an arrest in May 2020, video of which galvanized a national protest movement against racism. A jury found Chauvin, who is white, guilty on April 20 of unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder… Read More Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin sentenced to twenty-two and half years imprisonment for murder of George Floyd