Three injured in mall shooting in South Florida, police say – National

A shooting at an upscale South Florida shopping mall that began as a fight between two groups of people left three persons injured Saturday afternoon and sent mall patrons fleeing, according to police and local reports. Live aerial TV news footage showed mall patrons running from the Aventura Mall after reports of gunfire as […]

Canadians flying south for COVID-19 vaccines as U.S. demand for doses falls – National

With COVID-19 vaccine demand declining in the United States, some Canadians facing third-wave lockdowns are flying south to get inoculated, perhaps months earlier than they would be able to at home. Jimmy Simmons, 37, saw friends in their 40s struggling to get a shot in the hard-hit Canadian province of Ontario. The Toronto businessman […]

‘Frenzy’ of hook-jawed sea worms spotted swarming off South Carolina – National

It’s a great time of year to enjoy the waters off Myrtle Beach, S.C. — as long as you don’t mind diving into a seething mass of hook-jawed, skin-piercing sea worms. South Carolina’s Department of Natural Resources has released footage of thousands of young clamworms swarming in a Charleston harbour earlier this month, where […]

Elephants ‘trample’ suspected poacher to death in South Africa – National

A suspected poacher was trampled to death after running into a herd of elephants at exactly the worst possible time on Saturday, in what South Africa National Parks (SANParks) officials described as an “unfortunate” incident. The man was one of three suspected rhino poachers whom park rangers were chasing through Kruger National Park at […]

South Korea mulls court challenge over Japan’s move to dump Fukushima water in sea – National

South Korean President Moon Jae-in ordered officials on Wednesday to explore petitioning an international court over Japan’s decision to release water from its Fukushima nuclear plant, his spokesman said, amid protests by fisheries and environmental groups. Japan unveiled plans on Tuesday to release more than 1 million tonnes of contaminated water into the sea […]

Pfizer’s COVID-19 shot less effective against South African variant: study – National

The coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa can “break through” Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine to some extent, a real-world data study in Israel found, though its prevalence in the country is low and the research has not been peer reviewed. The study, released on Saturday, compared almost 400 people who had tested positive for COVID-19, […]

Local doctor, 2 kids among 5 dead in South Carolina shooting – National

A suspect was found after an hours-long search for the attacker in a South Carolina shooting Wednesday evening that left five people, including two children and a prominent doctor, dead, authorities said. The York County Sheriff’s Office said the suspect was found in a nearby home. Details on the suspect’s apprehension weren’t immediately released. […]

Brazil detects 1st case of South Africa COVID-19 variant as deaths skyrocket – National

Brazil has recorded its first confirmed case of the highly contagious coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa, a fresh danger sign for a country already ravaged by the world’s worst daily death toll and scrambling to make space for burials. Scientists warned on Wednesday that yet another new variant could be emerging in Brazil’s […]

Couple accidentally paint over art worth $500K at South Korea gallery – National

A young couple damaged a $500,000 piece of art on display in South Korea last month after they mistook some nearby cans and brushes as an invitation to smear paint on the artwork. CCTV footage captured the moment when the man and woman started splattering paint on the graffiti on March 28 at the […]

North Korea fires 2 unidentified projectiles into sea, South Korea says – National

South Korea‘s military said North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles into its eastern waters on Thursday as it revives its testing activity to expand its military capabilities and pressure on the Biden administration amid a stalemate in diplomacy. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the U.S. and South Korean militaries were analyzing the […]