An air strike hit a detention center for mainly African migrants in a suburb of the Libyan capital Tripoli late on Tuesday, killing at least 44 people and wounding more than 130, the U.N. mission to Libya said. It was the highest publicly reported toll from an air strike or shelling since eastern forces under Khalifa Haftar launched a ground and aerial offensive three months ago to take Tripoli, the base of Libya’s internationally recognized government.
New images of children and adults in “dangerously” overcrowded US border patrol facilities in Texas have been released as part of a report from government auditors. One image shows a man squashed in a crowd pressing a cardboard sign to a cell window with the word “help” written on it. He is one of 88 men in a cell meant for 41. DHS has blamed the surge of families crossing the border for straining its capacity.
A Navy SEAL was found not guilty on Tuesday of premeditated murder after being charged with killing a teenage Islamic State prisoner in Iraq. Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher was accused of stabbing a teenage prisoner in the neck and body. He went on to pose with the prisoner’s body and included it as a prop in his re-enlistment ceremony, and bragged that he “got this one with my knife.”
Fourteen Russian sailors on board a submersible military vessel were killed after a fire broke out and they suffocated on the fumes. The deep-sea research vessel was carrying out a survey in Russia’s territorial waters when the blaze erupted on Monday, the defense ministry said. President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday called the loss of 14 navy officers in the fire a “big loss”, ordering a full investigation into what happened.
On Tuesday, a total solar eclipse stretched across South America. The path of totality, where the moon visibly blocks the sun, spanned parts of Chile and Argentina. Outside the path of totality, a partial solar eclipse was visible. During totality, the sky turned a deep, dark blue and treated viewers to a beautiful spectacle.