Fire in a center for the disabled, 11 dead in Alsace
A fire broke out yesterday morning at the “La Forge” holiday home for the disabled in Colmar, Alsace. Eleven people died in the fire, the causes of which are still unknown: the bodies – all people between the ages of 27 and 50 – were covered in the rubble of a collapsed mezzanine, which were recovered with the help of dogs. One person was hospitalized, and 17 others managed to escape before the flames reached them. President Macron wrote on Twitter: “My thoughts go out to the victims, the injured and their loved ones.” Meanwhile, an investigation has been launched. According to prosecutor Natalie Kilwasser, it is not possible “at this stage” to determine the causes.
Threats to Biden, FBI kills man in Utah
I reported it last nightABC: Yesterday morning at 6.15 Utah time, a man – named Craig Robertson – was killed in an FBI raid of his home in Provo, south of Salt Lake City. The process began after the man’s repeated threats to President Biden and Vice President Harris, which the feds deemed “credible.” Threats he has been under investigation since last April. Officials involved in the Trump investigation have also been targeted. And the details of the shooting are not yet known: the FBI, as it says in a note, is “checking the dynamics of the incident.”
Somalia, six dead in a bus attack
Six dead and 12 injured in an explosion outside the Somali capital, Mogadishu: The bus they were traveling in was burned by a bomb on the road between Qoryoley and Marka, Governor Mohamed Ibrahim said on Twitter. Ibrahim added that it could have been an attack by an armed group, whose identity he did not indicate. The prime suspects fall on the al-Shabab al-Qaeda network, which has been responsible for countless attacks against civilians since 2006.
Anti-gay law, the World Bank leaves Uganda
The anti-LGBTQ law promoted by Uganda “contradicts the values of the World Bank at its core”. For this reason, the International Finance Corporation decided yesterday to suspend granting new loans to the African country. The law, approved last May, provides for penalties of up to life in prison for homosexual acts and the death penalty for abuse of minors or the disabled, incest and sexual acts by people living with HIV. Uganda’s response was immediate: the World Bank’s move is unfair and hypocritical: “There are countries in the Middle East that do not tolerate homosexuals and hang them – said Foreign Minister Okello Oryem – and many US states have passed laws that are contrary or restrictive. Why only Uganda?
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