Bodies of 46 dead migrants discovered in truck in Texas

The bodies of 46 dead migrants were discovered inside a tractor-trailer on Monday in San Antonio, Texas, city officials said, in one of the most deadly recent incidents of human smuggling along the U.S.-Mexico border. A San Antonio Fire Department official said they found “stacks of bodies” and no signs of water in the truck,… Read More Bodies of 46 dead migrants discovered in truck in Texas

Three dead, dozens injured following Amtrak train derailment in Missouri

An Amtrak train carrying more than 200 passengers derailed in northern Missouri on Monday after hitting a dump truck at an uncontrolled crossing, killing two aboard and a person in the truck, and injuring at least 50, officials said. Eight cars and two locomotives derailed, Amtrak said, leaving all but one car lying on its… Read More Three dead, dozens injured following Amtrak train derailment in Missouri

Publiseer gets accepted into accelerator in New York

Africa’s digital content distribution company, Publiseer, has been accepted into the Starta Accelerator Batch 13 Spring 202 program in New York, a soft landing program designed to help international startups scale their US market presence and raise capital. Publiseer is no newbie to accelerator programs. Some of the accelerator programs the company has participated in,… Read More Publiseer gets accepted into accelerator in New York

U.S. House of Representatives passes gun-safety legislation

The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed significant gun-safety legislation for the first time in three decades, sending it to President Joe Biden to sign, a day after a Supreme Court ruling that broadly expanded gun rights. The House voted 234-193 for the bill. No Democrats were opposed, while 14 Republicans backed the measure.… Read More U.S. House of Representatives passes gun-safety legislation

U.S. Supreme Court overturns landmark abortion legalisation ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday took the dramatic step of overturning the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that recognized a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion and legalized it nationwide, handing a momentous victory to Republicans and religious conservatives who want to limit or ban the procedure. The court, in a 6-3 ruling… Read More U.S. Supreme Court overturns landmark abortion legalisation ruling

U.S. Supreme Court strikes down New York gun law, rules in favour of open carry

The Supreme Court on Thursday declared for the first time that the U.S. Constitution protects an individual’s right to carry a handgun in public for self-defense, handing a landmark victory to gun rights advocates in a nation deeply divided over how to address firearms violence. The 6-3 ruling, with the conservative justices in the majority… Read More U.S. Supreme Court strikes down New York gun law, rules in favour of open carry

Colombia elects leftist Gustavo Petro as president

Leftist Gustavo Petro, a former member of the M-19 guerrilla movement, who has vowed profound social and economic change, won Colombia’s presidency on Sunday, the first progressive to do so in the country’s history. Petro beat construction magnate Rodolfo Hernandez with an unexpectedly wide margin of more than 700,000 votes in what analysts said was… Read More Colombia elects leftist Gustavo Petro as president