27 Jun 2022

AU expresses ‘deep shock’ over deaths at Spain-Morocco border

Nearly two dozen people died while trying to break through a border fence between Morocco and Melilla, a Spanish enclave. The African Union expressed its shock about the tragedy and called for an immediate investigation. The chairman of the African Union Commission condemned the “degrading treatment of African Migrants.”  The

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22 Jul 2021

China Flood Death Toll Rises Along With Questions Over Infrastructure

In China, the death toll from severe floods has risen to at least 33 people, according to local authorities. Officials stated that the flooding has raised new questions about flood-management infrastructure and the importance of securing structures in the event of another similar incident. At least eight people in Henan,

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19 Jul 2021

More than 70 killed in South Africa protests after former leader Jacob Zuma is jailed

Last week protests erupted across South Africa after former President Jacob Zuma turned himself in to authorities to serve a 15-month jail sentence for contempt of court. Zuma refused to appear at an anti-corruption commission where he was set to face several allegations, including bribery and fraud. Zuma has denied

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13 Jul 2021

South Africa Zuma riots: Death toll mounts amid looting

At least 30 people have died in the unrest in parts of South America after the jailing of former President Jacob Zuma. 800 people have been arrested in the violence that began as protests THursday after Zuma turned himself into police. The protests became violent over the weekend with people

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25 May 2021

Dozens of Mexican Candidates Have Been Killed in a Bloody Election Season

Abel Murrieta, candidate for mayor in the Mexican city of Ciudad Obregón, was handing out fliers to a crowd on May 13 when he was approached by two men and shot 10 times in the face, neck, and chest, killing him. The 58-year-old lawyer and former prosecutor is the latest

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16 Mar 2021

Myanmar military extends martial law after bloodiest day since coup

Myanmar’s military has enacted martial law across more districts around the country and extended them in others following more bloody protests over the weekend. 50 protestors died in Myanmar when troops opened fire on demonstrations Sunday in Yangon. Protestors are currently demanding the release of ousted civilian leader Aung San

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26 Aug 2020

Two shot dead in third night of Wisconsin unrest

Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old black man, is in stable but serious condition after being shot by police at close range in the city of Kenosha, Wisconsin. The event, which was captured by a neighbor on video, has sparked protests across the state and country. Police gave more information, such as

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02 Jan 2020

Flood death toll rises to 26 in Jakarta, tens of thousands evacuated

Tens of thousands of people were evacuated today in Indonesia’s capital of Jakarta on Thursday after flash flooding and landslides killed up to 26 people. Jakarta currently faces some of the heaviest rain in over two decades, while heavy rainfall remains on the forecast for the next several days. The

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