3 KILLED, 27 HOSPITALIZED AFTER BOAT CAPSIZES OFF SAN DIEGO

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Three people were killed and more than two dozen others were hospitalized Sunday after a boat capsized and broke apart in rough water just off the San Diego coast during a suspected human smuggling operation, authorities said. Lifeguards, the U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies responded around 10 a.m. following reports … Continued

INDIA CASES UP AS SCIENTISTS APPEAL TO MODI TO RELEASE DATA

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian scientists appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to publicly release virus data that would allow them to save lives as coronavirus cases climbed again Friday, prompting the army to open its hospitals in a desperate bid to control a massive humanitarian crisis. With 386,452 new cases, India now has reported … Continued

RELIGIOUS FESTIVAL STAMPEDE IN ISRAEL KILLS 45, HURTS DOZENS

JERUSALEM (AP) — A stampede at a religious festival attended by tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews in northern Israel killed at least 45 people and injured about 150 early Friday, medical officials said. It was one of the country’s deadliest civilian disasters. The stampede began when large numbers of people thronged a narrow tunnel-like … Continued

COVID-19 INFECTIONS RISE FOR NINTH CONSECUTIVE WEEK

UN News – COVID-19 infections have increased for the ninth consecutive week globally while variants continue their spread, the UN health agency has confirmed. Nearly 5.7 million new cases were reported in the last seven-day period, above previous highs, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its latest coronavirus update published late Tuesday. The number … Continued

UK SANCTIONS 22 INDIVIDUALS INVOLVED IN SERIOUS INTERNATIONAL CORRUPTION

The Foreign Secretary has announced the UK’s first sanctions under the new Global Anti-Corruption regime. Sanctions target 22 individuals involved in notorious corruption cases in Russia, South Africa, South Sudan and throughout Latin America Foreign Secretary vows to stop corrupt individuals using the UK as a safe haven for dirty money New sanctions regime stops … Continued