UN warns of catastrophe as second hurricane in two weeks hits Central America  

“We’re running out of superlatives for this Atlantic hurricane season. It’s record breaking in every sense of the word. We are currently, with Iota, on the 30th named tropical storm”, Clare Nullis, spokesperson for the World Meteorological Organization, told a regular UN news briefing in Geneva.    “Iota made landfall less than two weeks after Hurricane Eta, which […]

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Lincoln police officer Mario Herrera dies nearly two weeks after being shot while serving a warrant

Investigator Mario Herrera, a 23-year veteran of the Lincoln Police Department, was attempting to serve a second-degree assault warrant related to a March homicide when he was shot August 26, the department said in a Facebook post. “Despite skilled and determined medical care, as well as the thoughts, prayers, and support of his family, friends […]

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Fauci: Next few weeks critical to tamping down coronavirus spikes – Times of India

WASHINGTON: The next few weeks are critical to tamping down a disturbing coronavirus surge, Dr Anthony Fauci told Congress on Tuesday — issuing a plea for people to avoid crowds and wear masks just hours before mask-shunning President Donald Trump was set to address a crowd of his young supporters in one hot spot. Fauci […]

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Four weeks after George Floyd’s death, an embattled police union finally speaks out

In an interview Monday with CNN, union officials said they are being unfairly vilified by critics of the Minneapolis police department, and blasted local elected officials who have called for major reform of the department, even as union representatives offered little by way of specific policing reforms they would be willing to support. “We have […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Chinese warplanes enter Taiwan airspace for 4th time in 2 weeks

A Chinese J-10 fighter jet and a Shaanxi Y-8 military transport plane had to be chased out of Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) in the fourth incident of its kind in two weeks, the Air Force said Wednesday (June 17). Just one day earlier, another J-10 had also crossed into Taiwan’s airspace. Each incursion […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Chinese warplanes enter Taiwan airspace for 4th time in 2 weeks

A Chinese J-10 fighter jet and a Shaanxi Y-8 military transport plane had to be chased out of Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) in the fourth incident of its kind in two weeks, the Air Force said Wednesday (June 17). Only the previous day, another J-10 also crossed into Taiwan’s airspace, with each incursion […]

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US records 382 virus deaths in 24 hours, lowest in weeks: Johns Hopkins – Times of India

WASHINGTON: The United States has recorded 382 coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing its death toll to 115,729, according to a tally Sunday by Johns Hopkins University. This was the lowest 24-hour toll in the US since it peaked in mid-April. It has been averaging 800 or so a day recently. Coronavirus outbreak: […]

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Report of 2nd black man found hanging from tree in 2 weeks in southern California raises suspicions of foul play

A previously unreported case of a black man found hanging in southern California has raised questions about foul play, after a similar death only 50 miles (80km) away received nationwide coverage. The family of Malcolm Harsch, who was found dead on May 31 near a homeless encampment in Victorville, have expressed concern that law enforcement […]

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CDC reminds every public event is Covid-19 risk… after weeks of mass protests & just as Trump is set to hold own rally

The CDC has warned that Covid-19 pandemic is far from over and that states may be forced to reintroduce lockdowns – just as President Trump prepares to resume his campaign rallies after weeks of crowded protests nationwide. “If cases begin to go up again, particularly if they go up dramatically, it’s important to recognize that […]

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