Heartbreaking Photos Show Thousands Displaced After A Huge Fire Destroyed A Refugee Camp

Fires have ravaged Europe’s largest migrant camp, leaving about 12,000 people without shelter. Fanned by high winds, the blaze first broke out Tuesday at Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. Large stretches of the camp burned down. Only a medical facility and some small clusters of tents were left standing, according to the New York Times. No deaths were initially reported. The fires continued through Wednesday, leaving most of the camp’s residents homeless. Police reinforcements were brought in …

Tiny Critically Endangered Gorilla Baby Born In New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A tiny baby gorilla has been born at the zoo in New Orleans. Keepers don’t yet know the sex of the critically endangered western lowland gorilla born Friday to 13-year-old Tumani and father Okpara, Audubon Zoo spokeswoman Katie Smith said in an email. “Tumani is demonstrating excellent mothering behaviors and the entire troop is doing exceptionally well,” Smith said. She said keepers first saw the baby during their morning check Friday. Gorilla babies weigh about 4 …

India crosses 4 million coronavirus cases with record surge

Pedestrians wearing protective face masks in front of a mural in New Delhi, India on July 21, 2020. Yawar Nazir | Getty Images India’s total coronavirus cases surged beyond 4 million with a record rise on Saturday, making it the third country in the world to surpass that mark, following the United States and Brazil. India added 86,432 cases of the new virus on Saturday, a global daily record, according to data from the federal health ministry. Infections rose across …

White Supremacists Were ‘On A Hunting Spree’ In Kenosha, Says Local Lawmaker

A Wisconsin lawmaker has accused armed vigilantes in Kenosha of organizing a “hunting spree” against protesters with little interference from local police. “I literally witnessed firsthand a massive amount of organized white supremacists driving around in pickup trucks, targeting protesters,” Democratic state Rep. David Bowen of Milwaukee said in an interview Thursday on “Democracy Now.” “They were there not there to try to defend businesses,” added Bowen, who was at the protest Tuesday night when two demonstrators were fatally shot. …

Coronavirus live updates: Improvement in virus mortgage bailout stalls; MGM Resort lays of 25% of U.S. workforce

The Trump administration announced the acquisition of 150 million new rapid coronavirus tests manufactured by Abbott Labs as part of a roughly $750 million deal, cornering nearly all of the supply the company expects to produce through 2020. The new test is cheap, produces results quickly and can be administered without the use of scarce and technical lab equipment. The Department of Health and Human Services said the tests will “potentially” be deployed to schools and “special needs populations.” Here …

13 die in Peru disco stampede after police lockdown raid

Officials say 13 people died in a stampede at a disco in Peru after a police raid to enforce the country’s lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic By FRANKLIN BRICEÑO Associated Press August 23, 2020, 6:51 PM 3 min read LIMA, Peru — Thirteen people died in a stampede at a disco in Peru after a police raid to enforce the country’s lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Sunday. The stampede happened at the Thomas disco in Lima, where about …

3 dead, 6 in hospital after train derails n Scotland

British Transport Police say three people died and six were taken to hospital after a passenger train derailed in northeast Scotland amid stormy weather LONDON — British Transport Police say three people died and six were taken to hospital after a passenger train derailed in northeast Scotland amid stormy weather. The train’s driver was among the dead in Wednesday’s incident, which occurred after heavy rain. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’s earlier story follows below. ——— A train derailed …

Storm Floods Greek Island, Leaving a Baby and 6 Others Dead

(ATHENS, Greece) — Seven people, including an elderly couple and an 8-month-old baby, have been found dead as a storm hit the Greek island of Evia, authorities said Sunday. One person was still missing and dozens of others were trapped by floodwaters in their homes and cars. Greece’s meteorological service said parts of Evia saw rainfall that reached 300 millimeters (11.8 inches), some 80% of the annual rainfall for the area, which is only about 375 millimeters (14.8 inches), usually …

US COVID-19 cases hit 5 million; Brazil deaths at 100,000: Live | News

The United States has set a record for coronavirus cases, with more than five million people now infected, according to a Reuters tally, as the country’s top infectious diseases official offered hope earlier this week that an effective vaccine might be available by year-end. Brazil’s coronavirus deaths have surpassed 100,000 deaths five months after the first reported case in a sign that the country has not contained the deadly disease. More than 10,000 people have died from coronavirus …

Stimulus talks; India tops 2M cases; 160K US deaths

A new forecast warns that COVID-10 deaths could reach 300,000 by December without widespread use of masks. The University of Washington’s  Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation says consistent use of a face covering would lower the figure by 70,000. Meanwhile, negotiations over another coronavirus stimulus tumbled into a state of uncertainty Thursday night. After a three-hour meeting, Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin said the White House is still willing to do a short-term measure on unemployment if a broader deal cannot be reached.. Ohio …