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July 7, 2021 | Via BBC

Haiti President Killed in Attack at Home

Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse has been killed and his wife injured in an attack on their home in the nation’s capital, Port-au-Prince. Unidentified gunmen stormed the property at 01:00 local time (05:00 GMT), interim PM Claude Joseph said. Mr Moïse had led Haiti, one of the poorest nations in the world, since 2017 but had faced widespread protests demanding his resignation.

July 7, 2021 | Via NBC News

Ever Given Leaves Suez Canal More than 3 Months After Blockage

The huge container ship that disrupted global marine traffic after it blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week in March has been released and set sail Wednesday after spending months under seizure. The 1,400-foot-long Ever Given, which carries cargo between Asia and Europe, ran aground and jammed the single-lane stretch of the canal on March 23 before it was re-floated six days later in a massive salvage operation.

July 7, 2021 | Via Sky News

Nineteen Bodies Found After Plane Crash Russia

Nineteen bodies have been found following a plane crash in a remote area of far-eastern Russia, authorities have said. The Antonov An-26 aircraft carrying 28 people crashed on Tuesday near its destination town of Palana in the region of Kamchatka. The emergency ministry in Russia said the remains of 19 victims have been found so far, and one of them has been identified.

July 7, 2021 | Via CNN

Dutch Crime Reporter Fighting for His Life After Shooting

Celebrity Dutch crime reporter Peter R. de Vries, known for his investigative work exposing the criminal underworld, is “fighting for his life” after being shot in the Netherlands’ capital. De Vries, 64, is an award-winning crime reporter. In 2008, he won an International Emmy Award in the news and current affairs category for his undercover investigation into the disappearance of teenager Natalee Holloway in Aruba three years before.

July 7, 2021 | Via The Guardian

Kenya in Rush to Vaccinate 4m Children as Measles Cases Surge

Kenya has restarted its vaccination program in an effort to tackle the re-emergence of measles, which has surged in the country during the Covid restrictions. A 10-day campaign against highly contagious measles and rubella has begun to target 4 million children aged nine months to five years in 22 of Kenya’s 47 counties where outbreaks are highest. Measles is the “third most common cause of deaths among children from vaccine-preventable diseases” the health ministry said.

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