The bodies of an unusually large number of migrants who died in Arizona’s borderlands are being recovered this summer amid record temperatures in the sun-scorched desert and rugged mountains. An increase in migrant deaths has also been noted in Texas, and rescues are up throughout the border with Mexico. Not all 43 of those people died in June, but at least 16 had been dead for just a day.
At least 30 people have now died in the violence which has been engulfing parts of South Africa since the country’s former President Jacob Zuma handed himself into police last week. Almost 800 people have been arrested in the unrest which began as protests following Zuma’s jailing on Thursday. But protests turned violent over the weekend, with fires set, highways blocked and businesses looted.
Boeing Co (BA.N) said on Tuesday it would cut its 787 production rate as it works through a new production-related structural defect in its troubled twin-aisle airliner program. The company now forecasts delivering fewer than half of the lingering 100 or so 787s in its inventory this year – instead of the “vast majority” it had expected – as it continues forensic inspections and costly repairs to address quality flaws in the aircraft.
At least 58 people have died after a fire swept through the coronavirus ward at an Iraqi hospital. More than 100 were injured in the blaze at al Hussein Teaching Hospital in the southern city of Nasiryah. Iraqi health officials said that all of the dead suffered severe burns. The cause of the fire was disputed – health officials blamed an electric short circuit but gave no further details.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has called Tokyo the “best ever prepared city” to host the Olympics with 10 days to go until the opening ceremony. Tuesday also marked the opening of the Olympic village, where the majority of athletes will stay during the course of the Games. Over 11,000 athletes from 205 National Olympic Committees will compete in Tokyo with around 85 percent vaccinated against Covid-19, according to the IOC.