Monkeypox’s slow spread should stop the alarm
Cases have now spread to over 30 countries outside of Africa with over 700 cases now reported. But the outbreak has been going on for a few weeks now with numbers still under 1000 cases, the virus does not seem to spread more easily.
Ukraine accused of shelling residential area in Donetsk
Officials from the Donetsk region have reported that the capital of Donetsk People’s Republic (DRP) came under heavy shelling from Kiev forces.
The attack has resulted in the death of at least five civilians and wounded another 20.
Ukraine may get submarines from Germany
Ukrainian parliaments chairman Ruslan Stefanchuk has claimed that the Germans may supply Ukraine with submarines, during his visit to Germany.
Stefanchuck also stated that he expected Germany to supply Marder armoured vehicles and Leopard tanks as well as IRIS-T Surface-to-air missile systems.
Biden evacuated to secure location after plane scare
President Joe Biden was evacuated from his Delaware beach house after an unauthorised plane entered the restricted airspace above his property, triggering security protocols into action.
Secret service agents rushed the US president to a secure location at around 1pm on Saturday after the plane mistakenly entered the restricted airspace.
US military jets were scrambled, and they intercepted the plane and escorted it out of the restricted area. The United States Secret Service will be interviewing the pilot in relation to the security breach.
A F/A-18E Super Hornet has crashed in Southern California, killing the pilot instantly
A US Navy fighter jet pilot was killed on Friday after his F/A-18E Super Hornet crashed into the Mojave Desert in Southern California.
The Navy has offered no details on how the crash occurred and no details have been released on the pilot’s identity.
A van carrying Navy Special Forces Sailors has veered off a highway and crashed, killing one
California Highway Patrol is investigating an incident that occurred in Niland, California. A van carrying U.S. Navy Special Forces Sailors has veered off a highway before striking a boulder and overturning. The occupants of the van were returning from a training exercise at Camp Billy Machen in Niland when the accident occurred. One unnamed sailor died, and four others were injured.
US state of Ohio to make it easier for teachers to carry guns
A bill has been passed in Ohio that will allow teachers and other adults to carry guns in schools if they complete up to 24hrs of firearm training.
The bill has passed through parliament in response to the deadly shooting that occurred at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.
Bavaria train derailment death toll rises to five
Rescuers combing through the wreckage of a passenger train that derailed in Bavaria have found another body raising the death toll to five.
More bodies may be discovered as another 44 passengers have been injured.
The train departed Garmisch-Partenkirchen on its way to Munich when it derailed near a resort in the Bavarian Alps on Friday.
China unhappy with US-Taiwan trade talks
The Chinese government is angry with the United States over its trade talks with Taiwan, warning that its continued push to strengthen and expand economic and military ties with Taiwan is a threat to peace and stability in the region.
China argues that any attempts to strengthen economic ties with Taiwan should be done through the Chinese mainland only.