Five migrants die in mass attempt to enter Spain’s Melilla

Melilla and Ceuta have the European Union’s only land borders with Africa, making them a magnet for migrants Five migrants were killed and dozens were injured when a huge crowd tried to cross from Morocco into Spain’s Melilla enclave on Friday, the latest migrant tragedy at the doors of Europe. Add 2,000 migrants and over … Read more

US Supreme Court strikes down right to abortion

Anti-abortion activists celebrate outside the US Supreme Court after it struck down the right to abortion The US Supreme Court on Friday struck down the right to abortion in a seismic ruling that shreds half a century of constitutional protections on one of America’s most divisive issues. The conservative-dominated court overturned the landmark 1973 “Roe … Read more

Government, protesters no closer on Day 12 of fuel price revolt

Ecuador’s government and Indigenous protesters accused each other of intransigence Friday as thousands gathered for the 12th day of a fuel price revolt that has claimed six lives and injured dozens. After the most violent day of the campaign so far — with police tearing gas to disperse thousands of storming Congress — the government … Read more

Thousands of migrants storm border fence in Spain’s Melilla

Melilla and Ceuta have the European Union’s only land borders with Africa, making them a magnet for migrants Around 2,000 migrants tried to storm the border separating Spain’s Melilla enclave from Morocco on Friday, the first such attempted mass crossing into the territory since the two nations mended diplomatic ties in March. Some 2,000 migrants … Read more

Indonesian designer’s wheels behind leaders’ bamboo bike bromance

The bamboo bikes are built at designer Singgih Susilo Kartono’s village workshop in Central Java As Indonesian President Joko Widodo led Anthony Albanese around the lush gardens of a presidential palace south of Jakarta earlier this month, he presented the new Australian prime minister with an unusual gift: a bamboo bike. The night before, designer … Read more

Covid vaccines saved 20 million lives in first year: study

Nearly 600,000 additional deaths could have been prevented if the WHO’s goal of vaccinating 40 percent of every country’s population by the end of 2021 had been met Covid vaccines prevented nearly 20 million deaths in the first year after they were introduced, according to the first large modeling study on the topic released Friday. … Read more

Supreme Court says Americans have right to carry guns in public

Glock pistols displayed at a National Rifle Association (NRA) meeting in Houston, Texas in June 2022 The US Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Americans have a fundamental right to carry firearms in public in a landmark decision that came just weeks after another deadly school shooting. The 6-3 decision strikes down a century-old New … Read more

Rescuers scramble to reach Afghan quake survivors as foreign aid arrives

Map showing the epicenter of a 5.9-magnitude quake in Afghanistan that hit in the early hours of June 22, includes relief map of surrounding region on the border with Pakistan Desperate rescuers battled against the clock and heavy rain Thursday to reach cut-off areas in eastern Afghanistan after a powerful earthquake killed at least 1,000 … Read more

Macron ‘compromise’ call meets opposition resistance

France risked prolonged political deadlock Thursday after parties gave a frosty reception to President Emmanuel Macron’s call for “commitments” to keep France governable after an indecisive parliamentary election. Macron made his plea in an address to the nation late Wednesday days after failing to retain a majority in parliament, a setback that threatens to cripple … Read more

EU weighs Ukraine candidacy as Russia inflicts ‘hell’ in east

A partially destroyed educational and laboratory building at a Kharkiv college struck by Russian rocket fire EU leaders met in Brussels on Thursday to discuss making Ukraine a candidate to join the bloc, a “decisive” moment likely to infuriate Russia as its forces battled stiff resistance to advance in the embattled eastern Donbas region. Western … Read more