The Food and Drug Administration is likely to authorize the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents within the next week, according to the New York Times and CNN. So far, the vaccines have been approved only for use in adults and older teens. The FDA authorization would allow the Pfizer-BioNTech shots to be given to 12- to 15-year-olds for the first time.
A metro overpass has collapsed in Mexico City as a train was traveling over it, killing at least 23 people, including children, the mayor said. Two train carriages were seen hanging from the structure, above a busy road. At least 65 people were injured, and seven are in a serious condition. This is the deadliest incident in decades in the city’s metro system, one of the busiest in the world.
One of the world’s biggest international darknet platforms for child sexual abuse images has been busted with more than 400,000 users, German prosecutors have said. Four suspects from Germany were arrested in connection with the “Boystown” darknet site, which pedophiles used to exchange and watch indecent images of children and toddlers from all over the world, according to authorities.
Joe Biden has formally raised the US cap on refugee admissions to 62,500 this year, weeks after facing bipartisan blowback for his delay in replacing the record-low ceiling set by Donald Trump. The move was a stark turnaround from the Biden’s administration’s previous announcement last month that it would keep the number of refugees admitted to the US at the historical low of 15,000, sparking widespread outrage.
The first secretary at the Swiss embassy in Tehran was found dead on Tuesday after falling from a high-rise building where she lived in the north of the city, a spokesman for emergency services was quoted as saying by Iranian news agencies. Switzerland has represented U.S. diplomatic interests in Iran since Washington and Tehran cut ties shortly after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.