March 7, 2022

COVID-19

Death toll nears 6 million as pandemic enters its 3rd year

Photo: Patients lie on hospital beds waiting at a temporary holding area outside the Caritas Medical Centre in Hong Kong The official global death toll from COVID-19 is on the verge of eclipsing 6 million — underscoring that the pandemic, now entering its third year, is far from over. The milestone is the latest tragic

Mexico

At cartel extermination site; Mexico nears 100k missing

For the investigators, the human foot — burned, but with some fabric still attached — was the tipoff: Until recently, this squat, ruined house was a place where bodies were ripped apart and incinerated, where the remains of some of Mexico’s missing multitudes were obliterated. How many disappeared in this cartel “extermination site” on the

Ukraine Invasion

Ukraine says Russia steps up shelling of residential areas

Russian forces intensified shelling of cities in Ukraine’s center, north and south, a Ukrainian official said, as a second attempt to evacuate besieged civilians collapsed. With the Ukrainian leader urging his people to take to the streets to fight, Russian President Vladimir Putin shifted blame for the invasion, saying Moscow’s attacks could be halted “only

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