Top of The World: Dozens of people have been reportedly killed after an air raid on a busy marketplace in the Tigrayan village of Togoga in northern Ethiopia. And, An international team of lawyers has unveiled a legal definition of "ecocide." Also, the Biden administration blocked access to three dozen Iranian websites which the Justice Department says were spreading disinformation.
Saudi Arabia says it is ready to talk peace with Houthi rebels in Yemen. But Nadwa Dawsari, a nonresident scholar the Middle East Institute in Washington, DC, says these negotiations have "nothing to do with peace."
Nearly 1,000 members of tribes across Brazil are camped in the country’s capital to defend land rights currently under legislative review in Congress and the Supreme Court.
With lagging vaccine campaigns and threats of the new delta variant, some world leaders are prompted to impose vaccine mandates.
Top of The World: Australia plans to fight a UNESCO proposal to add the Great Barrier Reef to it’s list of World Heritage sites “in danger.” And, Belarus has responded to new Western sanctions by saying they border on a “declaration of economic war.” Also, the WHO says more than half of poorer countries receiving doses through COVAX do not have enough supplies.
Nathaniel Veltman has been charged with murder in the case of the Azfaal family. Some legal experts say that adding the terrorism charge signals a shift in how Canada prosecutes those accused of terrorist activity.
Everyone has stories over the past year about hard-to-find items due to disrupted global supply chains — sometimes with devastating effects.