Texas Officials Request Five Mortuary Trucks as COVID-19 Cases Rise

The Texas Department of State Health Services has requested five additional mortuary trucks from the federal government early this month to deal with a surge of deaths from Covid-19. Texas officials said they requested the trucks from the Federal Emergency …

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German Government Rejects Criticisms of Flood Preparedness Failures

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has rejected criticisms that the government failed to sufficiently warn people of last week’s devastating floods as the death toll rose above 160. Flooding has hit parts of Western Europe since last Wednesday with the …

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MSF Denounces Detainment of Rescue Vessel ‘Geo Barents’ in Italy

The international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) announced on Monday that Italian port authorities have detained a rescue ship the charity has chartered on administrative grounds, delaying the vessel’s return after saving hundreds of migrants and refugees in …

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Filipino Agency Raises Taal Volcano’s Status to Alert Level Three after Eruption

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHILVOCS) has raised the status of Taal Volcano to Alert Level 3 following its phreatomagmatic eruption Thursday afternoon, recommending residents of the island to evacuate the area due to natural hazards. According to …

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Washington DC Metropolitan Police Starts 12-hour Shifts For Monday in Anticipation for Chauvin Trial Unrest

DC Police will activate their entire police department next week, anticipating protests regarding a verdict to the Derek Chauvin murder trial.  Chauvin is a former Minneapolis police officer currently standing trial for the death of George Floyd in May 2020. …

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