The death of 33 Turkish soldiers killed in an airstrike in northern Syria has led to an escalation of violence. Turkey has indicated that it will no longer stop refugees from making their way to Europe. The first case of coronavirus has been confirmed in sub-Saharan Africa, as Europe cracks down to contain the spread and markets continue to plunge. And a court ruling could finally push the US government to expedite visas for Afghan and Iraqi translators who have risked their lives to help the US military.
Some 15,000 Afghans and Iraqis who assisted the US military are trapped in their home countries as they await promised visas. A recent court decision could force the US to process their visa applications faster.
A California patient might be the first in the US to have contracted COVID-19 through community spread. In India, the worst sectarian violence in decades has brought harsh criticism to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while in South Sudan, peace might be close at hand. And a bio weapon more powerful than pesticides could be ... an army of ducks?