At least 22 young people die in South African tavern

CAPE TOWN, June 26 (Reuters) – South African authorities are investigating the deaths of at least 22 young people found inside a popular tavern in the coastal town of East London, provincial health officials and the presidency said on Sunday. State broadcaster SABC reported the deaths resulted from a possible stampede, but was scant on … Read more

WHO says over 900 probable cases of acute hepatitis reported in children

Small figurines are seen in front of displayed World Health Organization logo in this illustration taken February 11, 2022. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Ilustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 24 (Reuters) – Thirty-three countries have reported 920 probable cases of severe acute hepatitis in children so far, a jump … Read more

US Senate passes gun safety bill as Supreme Court knocks down handgun limits

WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) – A bipartisan package of modest gun safety measures passed the U.S. Senate late on Thursday even as the Supreme Court broadly expanded gun rights by ruling Americans have a constitutional right to carry handguns in public for self-defense. The landmark court ruling and Senate action on gun safety illustrate the … Read more

Afghan quake kills 950; toll seen likely to rise

KABUL, June 22 (Reuters) – An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 killed 950 people in Afghanistan early on Wednesday, disaster management officials said, with more than 600 injured and the toll expected to grow as information trickles in from remote mountain villages. Photographs on Afghan media showed houses reduced to rubble, with bodies swathed in blankets … Read more

Russian journalist’s Nobel Peace Prize fetches record $ 103.5 million at auction to aid Ukraine children

June 21 (Reuters) – Dmitry Muratov, the co-winner of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize and the editor of one of Russia’s last major independent newspapers, auctioned off his Nobel medal for a record $ 103.5 million to aid children displaced by the war in Ukraine . All proceeds from the auction, which coincided with World … Read more

Japan court rules same-sex marriage ban is not unconstitutional

Plaintiffs hold hands each other after a district court ruled on the legality of same-sex marriages outside Sapporo district court in Sapporo, Hokkaido, northern Japan March 17, 2021, in this photo taken by Kyodo. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, June 20 (Reuters) – A Japanese court ruled on Monday that … Read more

Warren Buffett charity lunch fetches record winning bid of $ 19 million

June 18 (Reuters) – A wealthy person has bid a record $ 19 million to eat lunch with Warren Buffett, in the 21st and final time that the billionaire businessman auctioned off a private lunch to benefit a San Francisco charity. The winning bid at the eBay auction, which ended on Friday, far surpassed the … Read more

US FDA advisers weigh Modern COVID vaccine heart risk for young men

A pharmacist holds a vial of the Modern coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine in West Haven, Connecticut, US, February 17, 2021. REUTERS / Mike Segar Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 14 (Reuters) – Moderna’s (MRNA.O) COVID-19 vaccine may have a higher risk of heart inflammation in young men than the Pfizer … Read more

Pain and horror follow massacre in Nigerian Catholic church

Church was attacked during Pentecost Sunday mass Assailants’ identity and motive unknown Media says over 50 dead, no official toll Southwest Nigeria not prone to religious violence OWO, Nigeria, June 6 (Reuters) – Survivors of an attack by unknown assailants on a Catholic church in Nigeria lay weeping and writhing in pain at a local … Read more

Texas school shooting victims take action against gunmaker

June 3 (Reuters) – The father of a 10-year-old girl slain in the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting and a school employee have taken initial steps that could lead to lawsuits against Daniel Defense, the maker of the semiautomatic rifle used in last week’s massacre that killed 21 people. Lawyers for Alfred Garza, father of Robb … Read more