Philippines Storm Megi: Agaton death toll rises as hundreds of thousands are displaced

CNN — In the Philippines, the death toll from Tropical Storm Megi has risen to 76, while hundreds of thousands more are still displaced, the country’s authorities said on Wednesday. Many deaths occurred in landslides and flooding caused when the storm made landfall on Sunday, hitting the eastern and southern coasts of the Philippines with … Read more

Body of Naomi Irion, who went missing in Nevada more than 2 weeks ago, has been found, police say

CNN — The body of Naomi Irion, a Nevada woman who has been missing for more than two weeks, has been discovered, authorities said Wednesday. Investigators were called to a remote part of Churchill County on Tuesday after receiving a tip related to Irion’s disappearance, according to a news release from the Churchill County Sheriff’s … Read more

Asia has seen a spike in Covid-19 cases. These graphs show what is really happening

hong kong CNN — Millions of people in China are confined. Hong Kong morgues are overwhelmed. And South Korea reports the most cases per capita in the world. For much of the pandemic, these places were seen as Covid-19 success stories, as strict border rules helped them avoid high cases and deaths – even as … Read more

Oregon to stop enforcing residency requirement in state’s dignified death law

CNN — After an Oregon doctor filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the residency requirement in Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act, the state, along with the Oregon Medical Board Oregon and the Oregon Health Authority, agreed that they would no longer enforce or enforce the requirement – thereby allowing non-Oregon residents to access medical … Read more

Kashmir Highlights | CNN

CNN — Here is an overview of Kashmir, a region of the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges. India, Pakistan and China all claim partial or full ownership of Kashmir. Kashmir is an 86,000 square mile region in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent. India and Pakistan have been fighting over Kashmir since the two … Read more

Queen Elizabeth attends memorial service for late husband

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth made her first public appearance in five months on Tuesday when she joined the Royal Family and other dignitaries at a memorial service for her husband Prince Philip, who died in ‘last year. Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who was by his wife’s side for more than seven decades, died at their … Read more

Tishomingo, Oklahoma: Six high school girls killed in tractor-trailer crash pulled over, witnesses say as first victim identified

CNN — The car driven by six high school girls who died in an accident with a tractor-trailer on Tuesday stopped at a stop sign before entering the freeway, witnesses said, according to an ongoing investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board , as the first victim was identified on Friday. The girls were riding … Read more

One in five South Koreans have had Covid, as latest wave sees deaths rise

CNN — The latest wave of Covid-19 in South Korea has pushed the total number of infections in the country to more than 10 million since the start of the pandemic, as funeral homes struggle to cope with a sudden increase in death. Cases began to rise in February, driven by the highly transmissible variant … Read more

Judge issues temporary injunction barring Texas from investigating gender-claiming pediatric care as ‘child abuse’

CNN — A Texas judge has blocked the state from enforcing Governor Greg Abbott’s order to investigate the gendered treatment of minors as “child abuse.” “The court finds sufficient cause to issue a temporary injunction,” Travis County Judge Amy Clark Meachum said Friday night. The judge said Abbott’s order was “beyond the scope of his … Read more

Canadian boarding school: Search reveals 169 potential unmarked graves at site of former St. Bernard Mission School, officials say

CNN — Authorities have discovered 169 potential unmarked graves on the grounds of a former Catholic boarding school in Canada, an Alberta Indigenous tribe said Tuesday. The Kapawe’no First Nation, located more than 200 miles northwest of Edmonton, said the find was made at the former St. Bernard Mission School on the Grouard Mission site. … Read more