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The Daily Brief: Fire In Baghdad Hospital causes over 80 deaths

Story Headline: Exploding oxygen cylinders wreak havoc at over-capacity medical facility

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Fire In Baghdad Hospital causes over 80 deaths

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  • Ibn Khatib Hospital in Iraq became partially engulfed in flames due to exploding oxygen cylinders.
  • At least 82 people were killed and countless were injured in the fire.
  • The primary causes of death were by smoke suffocation and removal from life-saving oxygen machines.
  • Iraq’s Health Ministry claims that firefighters and volunteers were able to usher over 200 out of the hospital to safety.
  • Allegedly the hospital lacked smoke detectors and contained flammable building materials.
  • Ibn Khatib Hospital is one of the COVID dedicated treatment facilities in Baghdad. 
  • COVID infections have been on the rise in Iraq since February 2021.


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NASA’s helicopter captures the planet’s red in images from flight

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  • NASA’s helicopter, Ingenuity, a flying robot made history last Monday by being the first aircraft to fly over another planet; since then, it has taken flight on Mars two additional times with other takeoffs planned in upcoming days.
  • The $85 million project intended to demonstrate that flight on Mars could be possible where the atmosphere makeup is vastly different from Earth’s; its navigation system was controlled on Earth as the helicopter reached a top speed of 4.5 miles per hour and lasted about one minute and 20 seconds.
  • Ingenuity captured historic images of the red planet showing tracks of the Perseverance Rover as well as color images of the Martian landscape.

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The U.S. Prepares to Send Help As India Reaches Nearly 17 Million Covid-19 Cases 

  • The U.S. Chambers of Commerce called to send millions of stored doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines to India and other hard hit countries.
  • India is on its fourth straight day of record peaks as the country reports an increase of 349,691 Covid-19 cases Saturday.
  • India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi states “We were confident, our spirits were up after successfully tackling the first wave, but this storm has shaken the nation,” as hospitals across the nation turn patients away due to lack of oxygen and beds.
  • White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that high rank officials from both countries are in talks to help smooth the situation in India.
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Gunfire in Somalia over Extension of President’s Term

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  • Violent fighting in Somalia broke out between supporters of Somlian President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed and those opposed to his decision to extend his term. There was gunfire in Somalia’s capital of Mogadishu.
  • Earlier this month, the lower house of parliament approved the extension of the President’s term for two years. Elections that were supposed to be scheduled in February were delayed, creating conflict.
  • Somalia has been struggling with re-establishing its central government, and many worry this could be a major setback in the progress made so far.

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Protests France Over Ruling of Jewish Woman’s Murder

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  • Paris and several other cities in France are filled with thousands of protesters over the ruling of the murder of Sarah Halimi, a Jewish woman who was pushed out of her window by Kobili Traoré.
  • France’s highest ruling court announced that Traoré was not criminally responsible and will therefore not go to trial because he was influenced by heavy drugs and in a “severe delirious state.”  Many believe it was an anti-semetic act and demand proper justice.
  • Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the French Embassy in Israel showing their discontent with France’s ruling.

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Six People Killed in Shooting at Independence Day Parade

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  • Six people were shot dead at an Independence Day parade near Chicago, Illinois. The gunman is still unknown and actively being searched for.
  • The gunman, who is being described as a white man near the age of 20, started shooting at random with a high powered rifle from a rooftop. The parade, which should have included hours of activities and entertainment, quickly ended and crowds were dispersed.
  • Those living in nearby suburbs or areas where the suspect might have gone have been told to shelter in place.
  • July 4th marks the colonies gaining independence in 1776 from Great Britain and the formation of the United States of America.

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Eight Gang Members Arrested and In Possession of Underwater Drones

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  • Spanish police arrested eight gang members that had unmanned underwater drones, six aerial drones, as well as other illegal substances in their possession.
  • The police said the drones could be used for illegal purposes, specifically “to be delivered to French narco-traffickers to be used to transport significant quantities of cocaine.”
  • One of the underwater vehicles was completely built, and two more were still being completed. The drones could potentially be controlled from anywhere in the world.
  • More than a year long investigation was carried out with the help of the French police to investigate the gang and arrest members in Cadiz, Malaga, and Barcelona.

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Three People Killed in Copenhagen Mall Shooting

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  • Three people were killed at a mall in Copenhagen, Denmark after a gunman started randomly shooting with a rifle.
  • The suspect is a 22-year old Danish man with a mental health condition and “known among psychiatric services,” according to Copenhagen police chief Soren Thomassen.
  • Two Danish teenagers were killed, one boy and one girl, and a 47-year old Russian citizen. Four other people are in critical condition from the shooting.
  • Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen spoke about the incident, stating, “Our beautiful and usually so safe capital was changed in a split second.”

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Argentina’s Economy Minister Quits

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  • Argentina’s economy minister, Martin Guzmán, resigned from his post after a week of economic crisis in a 7 page letter published on Twitter.
  • Guzmán initiated office in 2019 taking lead in restructuring Argentina’s debt.
  • In addition to the global rise of food and energy costs, Argentina is battling with 60% inflation.
  • In his letter of resignation, Guzmán calls for a “political agreement within the governing coalition.”
  • Many speculate his statement was in reference to his deputy – Cristina Fernández de Kirchner – whom he was openly at odds with when approaching the country’s economic problems.
  • Prior to the resignation, Fernández took to criticizing economic policy starting with Guzmán’s inflation strategy.

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3 Hezbollah Drones Shot down by Israel

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  • The Israeli military says one drone was shot down by an F16 fighter jet and the other two by Barak 8 missiles via ship.
  • The drones were unarmed.
  • In an official statement Hezbollah confirms ownership of the drones which were heading for the Karish gas field in disputed territory off the Mediterranean coast of Israel.
  • Israel previously announced plans to extract gas from the offshore rig, eliciting threats from Hezbollah’s leader Hassan Nasrallah.
  • The disputed territory amplified tensions between Israel and Lebanon.
  • Benny Gantz, Israeli Defense Minister, accuses Hezbollah of barring Lebanon from cooperating with Israel concerning maritime borders.
  • This incident evoked support for Hezbollah, many taking to social media platforms to express gratitude for the militant group’s brazen confrontation against Israel’s platform in the Mediterranean. 

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Russian Forces Finally Abandon Snake Island as a Gesture of Goodwill

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  • Russian forces have officially abandoned Snake or Zmiinyi Island as a gesture of goodwill in order to prove that it was not obstructing grain exports. But this claim was instantly dismissed by Ukraine once Moscow continued to shell its grain stores. 
  • Snake Island was seized by Russians on February 24; the island, which is just 22 miles away from Ukraine, is exposed to attacks from all directions, including air and sea. Once Russia seized it, Ukraine attacked the island itself and any vessels carrying troops or heavy weaponry. 
  • Ukrainian military analyst Oleh Zhdanov states that controlling this island and stationing troops doesn’t make sense for either side and the island is an easy target. He argued that maintaining “fire control,”.which is having the capability to strike any target approaching the island, is a better advantage for either side. 
  • The key question is whether the Ukrainians will consider  exporting grain to reboot the war economy. However, the Russian warships still gain dominance over the Black Sea, and although they are offering Ukraine to export grains from Odessa, Ukraine rejected it due to it having to remove mines from outside the port. 

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