The bodies of five children were found in a home in Germany Wednesday and the mother, who fled with a sixth child, flung herself in front of a train, police said. Authorities made the grisly discovery after receiving a call around 1:45 p.m. local time from the children’s grandmother that her 27-year-old daughter had killed the children and escaped with an 11-year-old.
A pulsing signal was detected Thursday from under the rubble of a Beirut building that collapsed during the horrific port explosion in the Lebanese capital last month, raising hopes there may be a survivor still buried there. The effort unfolded after a sniffer dog belonging to the Chilean search and rescue team first detected something as the team was going through Gemmayzeh Street in Beirut and rushed toward the rubble of a building.
The Rochester mayor has suspended seven officers involved in the suffocation death of a Black man earlier this year. Prude died seven days after officers in upstate New York put a hood over his head then pressed his face into the pavement. His death received no public attention until Wednesday, when his family held a news conference and released police body camera video and written reports.
Russia’s “Sputnik-V” COVID-19 vaccine produced an antibody response in all participants in early-stage trials, according to results published on Friday by The Lancet medical journal that were hailed by Moscow as an answer to its critics. The results of the two trials, conducted in June-July this year and involving 76 participants, showed 100% of participants developing antibodies to the new coronavirus and no serious side effects, The Lancet said.
A US academic whose work focuses on Africa and the African diaspora has said she lied about being black. Jessica Krug, an associate professor at George Washington University (GWU), admitted that she was in fact a white Jewish woman from Kansas City. “I have built my life on a violent anti-Black lie,” a blog post written under Ms Krug’s name read.