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Construction deficiencies behind deadly Mexico City subway collapse, report finds

The investigation, carried out by Norwegian risk management firm DNV, suggests that deficient welding of metal studs, which apparently were not well connected to steel beams supporting a concrete slab and the elevated train rails, was among a number of issues that contributed to the May 4 incident. The report said missing metal studs in some sections of the structure, different kinds of concrete used for the slab and unfinished or badly welded joints were some of the other factors that caused t
By Karol Suarez
CNN

Norwegian police identify toddler who died crossing the English Channel

The body of a toddler that washed up on Karmøy Island earlier this year has been identified by Norwegian police as that of Artin Irannezhad from Iran, who was previously listed as missing after his family attempted to cross the English Channel by boat in October 2020. "It is now positive that the boy who was found is Artin Irannezhad. He is of Iranian origin and disappeared during a shipwreck in the English Channel off the coast of France on October 27, last year," Southwestern Police lead inve
By Amy Cassidy
CNN

Mexico's President loses grip on power in midterm elections marred by violence

The defeat will prevent President Andrés Manuel López Obrador from passing major legislative and constitutional reforms without the help of opposition parties. However, his ruling coalition is still expected to maintain a simple majority. López Obrador's left-leaning political party, Morena, won about 35% of the vote. Morena and its governing partner, Partido Verde, are expected to win between 265 and 292 of the 500 seats in the lower house, according to preliminary figures from the National El
By Karol Suarez
CNN

Denmark passes law to move asylum centers outside the EU

The bill paves the way for the establishment of offshore asylum centers outside the European Union. It was approved in Danish parliament on Thursday, a parliamentary press officer told CNN. The legislation aims to send asylum seekers to reception centers in third countries once a quick process has been completed in Denmark. But the government has yet to outline where these centers will be placed, as it has not reached an agreement with a third country, Danish government spokesperson on immigrat
By Niamh Kennedy
CNN

France and Germany 'seeking full clarity' from US and Denmark on spying report

"If the information is true," Macron said during a statement to the press following a virtual Franco-German summit , these practices are "unacceptable between allies, and even less acceptable between European allies and partners." Revelations that the US National Security Agency (NSA) tapped Merkel's cellphone emerged in 2013 after former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden shared documents with The Guardian showing that a US official had handed the agency 200 phone numbers, includi
By Amy Cassidy
CNN

At least 31 dead and thousands displaced after volcanic eruption in Democratic Republic of Congo

(CNN) At least 31 people have died and hundreds of children were feared missing or separated from their families Monday after Mount Nyiragongo erupted in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) over the weekend. Government spokesman Patrick Muyaya confirmed the updated death toll in a statement Monday, adding it would probably rise as first responders are still searching for people. Nine people died in a car accident as they tried to flee, four people died while trying to escape a priso
By Niamh Kennedy
CNN

As a girl, sewing helped her recover from hand burns. Now her designs grace red carpets and runways

Fashion designer Linda Rowe Thomas remembers playing "dress-up" on November 26, 1971. Linda was two years old, her sister was six. Shortly after she put on a fur coat, a kerosene heater exploded in her Douglasville, Texas home. "My mom came into the house and saved us," Thomas told CNN. Burns covered more than 70% of her sister's body. And Linda sustained third-degree burns to her face, neck and hands. "Because I was wearing the coat and I had the hood up, the only thing that was burned was w
By Bethany Hines
CNN

Mexico City subway overpass collapses, killing at least 24 and injuring dozens

The subway was traveling on an elevated and outdoor portion of the city's rapid transit system on the newest Line 12, also known as the Golden Line, when a portion of the overpass collapsed, Mexico's Secretariat of Risk Management and Civil Protection said. CCTV surveillance footage shows the moment of the collapse directly over a street with moving cars, followed by a cloud of dust and debris. The incident happened at 10:25 p.m. local time, according to Mexico City's Interior Minister Alfonso
By Karol Suarez
CNN

Rome's Colosseum to get new floor with gladiator's view

The project "will give us back the same vision from the stage of the monument that it had in ancient times," Colosseum director Alfonsina Russo said in a press conference Sunday. Italian Culture Minister Dario Franceschini hailed it as an "extraordinary project," which will allow visitors to walk on the new floor and go to the center of the Colosseum. The floor will serve as a stage for cultural events and visitors will be able to see the monument as it was until the 19th century, Franceschini
By Niamh Kennedy
CNN

There was "no place to move, and people started to fall to the ground," witness says

Israeli investigators are examining what caused a crush that killed at least 44 worshipers at a mass religious gathering in Mount Meron overnight. Thousands of worshipers had crowded onto the mountain burial site to celebrate the Lag B'Omer holiday, an annual event to pay homage to second-century Mishnaic sage Rabbi Shim Bar Yochai. But in the early hours of Friday morning, singing and dancing erupted into chaos, as a huge wave of people trapped others beneath them, including children, witness
By Niamh Kennedy
CNN

UK says it doesn't have excess Covid-19 vaccine doses to send to India, but is providing them at cost

The British health minister has said that the UK does not currently have any excess doses to send to India -- currently home to the world's worst coronavirus outbreak -- despite the country's ongoing vaccination rollout that has successfully vaccinated its priority groups and is now targeting younger ages. In spite of mounting calls for rich nations to equitably distribute their surplus vaccines, Hancock said that they are providing India with the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine at cost and are also
By Niamh Kennedy
CNN

Washington Post columnist speaks to about losing a parent in India to Covid-19

From CNN's Manveena Suri in New Delhi and Chandler Thornton in Hong Kong Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for people to continue to come out "in line with Covid-19 protocols" and vote during the last phase of West Bengal state elections. Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have come under fire for holding several rallies ahead of the elections in West Bengal, with thousands in attendance and failing to abide by social distancing guidelines. Critics have accused the BJP of putt
By Niamh Kennedy
CNN

Countries pledge oxygen and medical assistance to India as crisis deepens

A number of countries have pledged to send oxygen and other medical assistance to India as the country is battling the force of a devastating second coronavirus wave, with hospitals in the capital reporting severe oxygen shortages. For the past two weeks, medical facilities there have been running out of oxygen and ICU beds, with patients left to die at home and outside hospitals while waiting for care. On Tuesday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said Tuesday that Delhi government is impo
By Niamh Kennedy
CNN

Chad's President Idriss Deby killed in frontline clashes with rebels, state TV reports

(CNN) Chad's long-serving President Idriss Deby has died from injuries sustained in clashes with rebels, the army said in a surprise announcement Tuesday, plunging a volatile region deeper into crisis. Army spokesman Azem Bermendao Agouna told state TV said Deby -- a longtime Western ally in efforts to quell Islamist militias in north Africa -- died "as a result of his injuries on the front line." Reuters said Deby had been visiting troops fighting rebels in the north of the country. The annou
By Niamh Kennedy
CNN

Suspected poacher trampled to death by elephants in South Africa

Three suspected poachers were attempting to flee Kruger National Park rangers when they ran into a breeding herd of elephants, the statement said. Once the suspects realized they were being pursued, they "dropped an axe and a bag with their provisions" and ran away from the rangers, the statement explained. The rangers called for backup from the South African Police Service Air Wing and K9 unit. One suspect was subsequently arrested and "informed the rangers that the group had run into a herd
By Amy Cassidy
CNN

UN condemns 'reprehensible' UK race report for repackaging 'racist tropes into fact'

"In 2021, it is stunning to read a report on race and ethnicity that repackages racist tropes and stereotypes into fact, twisting data and misapplying statistics and studies into conclusory findings and ad hominem attacks on people of African descent," the independent UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent said in a statement. It called on the British government to "categorically reject" the findings of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities report, which was commission
By Amy Cassidy
CNN

WHO: Europe surpasses one million Covid-19 deaths

Europe has surpassed one million Covid-19 related deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. The grim milestone was passed last week, WHO Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge said in a press conference. Kluge warned that despite the progress of the European vaccine rollout the situation in the region remained "serious." The WHO Europe region is composed of 53 countries and includes non-EU states such as Turkey and Russia. Early signs of decline in some countries do not
By Niamh Kennedy
CNN