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June 25, 2021 | Via Reuters

Miami-Dade Mayor Says 159 Unaccounted for in Condo Collapse

Rescue workers scouring the debris of a collapsed condo building in a Miami suburb said they heard sounds in the rubble overnight, as officials on Friday raised the number of people unaccounted for to 159 and the confirmed death toll to four. Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava told reporters that three more bodies were pulled from the wreckage overnight. Another person was reported to have died on Thursday.

June 25, 2021 | Via BBC

Canadian Report Slams Iran for Downing of Flight PS752

A Canadian government report on the downing of a Ukrainian jet has found no evidence it was “premeditated”, but said Iran was “fully responsible”. Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 was hit by two missiles after taking off from Tehran on 8 January 2020. All 176 people on board died. Iran – which was accused of hampering independent inquiries – has said it mistook the aircraft for a US missile.

June 25, 2021 | Via Sky News

Dissident Belarusian Journalist Moved from Jail to House Arrest

Dissident journalist Roman Protasevich, who was arrested when a Ryanair flight was diverted to Belarus, has been moved from jail to house arrest. Mr Protasevich and his Russian girlfriend Sofia Sapega were seized on 23 May when their flight from Greece to Lithuania was diverted to Minsk because of an alleged bomb threat. Mr Protasevich ran a messaging channel that was widely used in last year’s massive protests against hardline Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko,

June 25, 2021 | Via CNN

Hungary ‘has No Place in the EU Anymore,’ Dutch Leader Says

Hungary “has no place” in the European Union after passing a controversial new bill banning LGBTQ content in schools, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Thursday. The move prompted intense criticism from human rights groups and opposition parties. On the day it passed, crowds gathered in Budapest outside the parliament to protest the bill. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen also denounced the bill.

June 25, 2021 | Via The Guardian

Isis-Linked Groups Open Up New Fronts Across Sub-Saharan Africa

Islamic State’s affiliates in Africa are set for major expansion after a series of significant victories, new alliances and shifts in strategy reinforced their position across much of the continent. Following recent gains in Nigeria, the Sahel, in Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Isis propaganda published by the group’s leadership is increasingly stressing sub-Saharan Africa as a new front.

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