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Two Florida Men Arrested For Selling “Miracle Cure”

COLOMBIA—Two Florida men wanted in the United States on a charge of selling bleach as a "miracle cure" or "MMS" for the COVID-19 and other diseases illegally, Colombian top prosecutor Fiscalía Colombia announced in the evening on Tuesday, August 11 Fiscalía Colombia, a Colombian prosecutor tweeted with a video and announced on August 11 that Mark Grenon, 62, and his...

Lebanese Prime Minister And Cabinet Resign

BEIRUT—The Prime Minister of Lebanon Hassan Diab and his cabinet announced today they will step down from office. In his August 10th televised speech, Diab said he would take "a step back" in order to "fight the battle for change alongside ." Diab's cabinet declared their resignation earlier today. These resignations follow the most violent weekend in the city in nearly a...

At Least 17 People Dead In Airplane Crash

KOZHIKODE— An airplane carrying 190 people crashed while landing in the Kozhikode International airport (CCJ) in India on Friday, August 7.  The flight IX 1344 of Air India Express was repatriating Indians who had been stranded abroad due to COVID-19 from Dubai to Kozhikode, also known as Calicut, when the accident happened. According to the Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep S....

Explosions Impact Lebanese Capital Beirut

BEIRUT—The capital of Lebanon was impacted by explosions on Tuesday, August 4. Two explosions occurred at the city's waterfront around 11:30 a.m. The second explosion, which was larger than the first, overturned cars, shattered window glass, and collapsed an entire building. According to the Lebanese Minister of Health, Hamas Hassan, more than 73 people are confirmed dead and 2,750 are...

Berlin Protest Against Virus Restrictions

BERLIN, GERMANY—On Saturday, August 1, around 20,000 people protested at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate against COVID-19 restrictions. Organizers named the event the "Day of Freedom" and "The End of the Pandemic." The protest attracted some anti-vaccine, conspiracy theorist, far-right, and neo-Nazi groups. On videos capturing the protest, participants have said "we are being forced to wear a muzzle. We are...

China Passes New National Security Law Affecting Hong Kong

CHINA—A new security law has been passed in China as of Tuesday, June 30, which is meant to make certain actions crimes, such as protesting and freedom of speech. This new security law is meant to punish secession, subversion, and collusion with foreign forces, and will also aim to minimize protests and freedom of speech, specifically with Hong Kong...

Microsoft To Permanently Close All Physical Stores

UNITED STATES—The Microsoft company announced the permanent closure of all of its Microsoft stores on June 26, citing increased online sales and a largely digital product portfolio. Microsoft Corporate Vice President David Porter said in a statement: “Our sales have grown online as our product portfolio has evolved to largely digital offerings, and our talented team has proven success serving customers...

Former Minneapolis Police Officer Released From Jail

UNITED STATES—Former Minneapolis Police Department Officer, Thomas Lane, 37, was dismissed from the Hennepin County Jail at 4:08 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10, according to the jail's roster. Lane was placed in custody on Wednesday, June 3. He was dismissed on a $750,000 bail with conditions including supervision, no firearms, and no law enforcement work. Lane’s bail was set...

BART Receives 10,000 Masks From China’s Shanghai Metro

SAN FRANCISCO—Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) received 10,000 disposable face masks from Shanghai Metro on Tuesday, June 9. On Wednesday, June 10, BART indicated that those masks will be used for their workers and customers via Twitter. Shanghai Metro is a rapid transit system in Shanghai, China, which opened in May 1993. It is the second biggest metro system by...

3.6-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Beijing

BEIJING, CHINA—On Tuesday, May 26, at 12:54 a.m. (China Standard Time), a 3.6-magnitude earthquake struck in Mentougou District area of Beijing. The depth of focus is 18-kelometer. Mentougou District is in western Beijing with 306,000 population (Census 2014). The epicenter is 17-kilometer away from the Government Hall of Mentougou District. “I didn’t feel anything," said a Beijing resident/ “I got...
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