U.S. Congress approves bill to aimed at fighting hate crimes against Asian Americans – National

Congress approved legislation Tuesday intended to curtail a striking rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, sending President Joe Biden a bipartisan denunciation of the spate of brutal attacks that have proliferated during coronavirus pandemic. The bill, which the House passed on a 364-62 vote, will expedite the review of hate […]

Birthday shooting leaves 2 dead, several injured on party bus in California – National

Two people were killed and several others injured early Tuesday in what police say was a targeted attack on a party bus filled with birthday revellers in Oakland, Calif. The large passenger bus was riddled with bullets on the highway into Oakland after midnight, according to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. Two people died […]

Canada calling for ceasefire as Israel-Palestine fighting escalates – National

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada is calling for a ceasefire in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He says the violence needs to stop and Canada will work with the international community to de-escalate the situation so there is no more loss of civilian life. At least 212 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli airstrikes and […]

G20 leaders snub COVID-19 vaccine patent waiver, watering down WHO funding commitments – National

Leaders of the world’s largest economies back “voluntary licensing” of COVID-19 vaccine patents, the draft conclusions of a summit show, watering down a U.S. push for waivers and earlier commitments to supply more funds to the World Health Organization. The draft document, seen by Reuters, lists commitments of G20 nations and other countries and […]

Leaked video appears to show UFO plunging under water off California – National

A newly leaked video from the U.S. navy appears to show an unidentified flying object diving into the ocean off the coast of San Diego in 2019, in a clip that officials say is authentic. The clip was released last week by documentary filmmaker Jeremy Corbell, who also published leaked UFO videos and photos […]

Explainer: Are Israel, Hamas committing war crimes in Gaza? – National

More than a week into their fourth war, Israel and the Hamas militant group already face allegations of possible war crimes in Gaza. Israel says Hamas is using Palestinian civilians as human shields, while critics say Israel is using disproportionate force. Who’s right? It’s hard to say, especially in the fog of war crimes […]

Palestinians in Israel go on strike as violence in Gaza continues to rage – National

Palestinians across Israel and the occupied territories went on strike in a rare collective action against Israel’s policies on Tuesday as Israeli strikes rained down on Gaza and militants fired dozens of rockets from the Hamas-ruled territory. With the war in Gaza showing no sign of abating and truce efforts apparently stalled, the general […]

AstraZeneca 1st dose, Pfizer 2nd: Study says combination is safe and effective – National

A Spanish study on mixing COVID-19 vaccines has found that giving a dose of Pfizer’s drug to people who already received a first shot of AstraZeneca vaccine is highly safe and effective, preliminary results showed on Tuesday. The Combivacs study, run by Spain’s state-backed Carlos III Health Institute, found the presence of IgG antibodies […]

India reports record day of COVID-19 deaths as cases pass 25 million – National

India’s total virus cases since the pandemic began swept past 25 million on Tuesday as the country registered more than 260,000 new cases and a record 4,329 fatalities in the past 24 hours. The numbers continue a trend of falling cases after infections dipped below 300,000 for the first time in weeks on Monday. […]

India works to rescue crews from sunken barge, adrift cargo vessel after cyclone – National

The Indian navy is working to rescue crew members from a sunken barge and a second cargo vessel that was adrift Tuesday off the coast of Mumbai after a deadly cyclone struck the western coast. The navy said it had rescued 177 people of the total 400 on the two barges in the Arabia […]