Myanmar protests: Military blocks internet in Myanmar as death toll surpasses 200

There is now widespread concern for residents of Myanmar and the military junta which seized power from the country’s democratically elected government has now blocked off internet usage in the country, an apparent bid to stop information dissemination. The military seized power in a February 1 coup, and has been using deadly force against unarmed… Continue reading Myanmar protests: Military blocks internet in Myanmar as death toll surpasses 200

U.S. coronavirus death toll hits 170,000 ahead of fall flu season

The United States surpassed 170,000 coronavirus deaths on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally, as health officials express concerns over COVID-19 complicating the fall flu season. Deaths rose by 483 on Sunday, with Florida, Texas and Louisiana, leading the rise in fatalities. The United States has at least 5.4 million confirmed cases in total of… Continue reading U.S. coronavirus death toll hits 170,000 ahead of fall flu season

Death toll from Indian passenger aircraft accident rises to 18

The death toll from an Indian passenger aircraft accident has risen to 18, while 16 people have been severely injured, a senior government official said on Saturday. The Air India Express plane, which was repatriating Indians stranded in Dubai due to the coronavirus pandemic, overshot the runway of the Calicut International Airport in heavy rain… Continue reading Death toll from Indian passenger aircraft accident rises to 18

Beirut explosion death toll rises to 100

A huge blast at Beirut port that devastated entire neighbourhoods of the city has killed more than 100 people and injured over 4,000, the Lebanese Red Cross said Wednesday. “Until now over 4,000 people have been injured and over 100 have lost their lives. Our teams are still conducting search and rescue operations in the… Continue reading Beirut explosion death toll rises to 100

In Florida, COVID-19 Death Toll Keeps Rising

People relax on the beach in Miami Beach, Florida on July 28, 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP) (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images)

For the fourth day in a row, Florida set a record for the number of COVID-19 deaths with 257 deaths reported Friday. A total of 6,843 people in Florida have died so far from the coronavirus. Epidemiologists say that number will keep rising following the surge in cases seen over the past six weeks. Jay… Continue reading In Florida, COVID-19 Death Toll Keeps Rising

Update: Death toll from Lagos building collapse rises to three

The death toll from the three-storey building that collapsed in Lagos Island has risen to three. The building located at number 20 Freeman street in Lagos Island, collapsed in the early hours of today while the occupants were asleep. A boy said to be about 4-years-old was the first casualty recorded in the incident. Two… Continue reading Update: Death toll from Lagos building collapse rises to three

Global Coronavirus Death Toll Nears 500,000

The world is about to hit a devastating milestone: half a million people dead, killed by the coronavirus pandemic that has swept the planet. As of Saturday afternoon, global deaths totaled 496,075, according to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center. That includes more than 125,000 deaths in the United States, which has lost more… Continue reading Global Coronavirus Death Toll Nears 500,000