The bodies of at least 46 people believed to be migrants were found on Monday in and around an abandoned tractor-trailer on the outskirts of San Antonio, a major city in south-central Texas, officials said. Officials said a city worker had discovered the 18-wheeler that carried up to 100 individuals abandoned at the scene after hearing cries for help. Nearly two dozen Mexicans, seven Guatemalans and two Hondurans were among the dead. Those found alive, including four children, were taken to hospital but suffered apparent heat exhaustion and dehydration. More of the surviving migrants later died at a Texas hospital Tuesday morning according to officials, bringing the total death toll to 50. Three later died at Baptist Medical Center, a spokeswoman confirmed. Where the 50th victim died was not immediately clear.
Protests are continuing in cities and towns across America after the Supreme Court stripped away constitutional protection for those seeking abortions. The court overturned the landmark ruling of Roe v Wade, a move that is likely to lead to bans on abortions in roughly half of states. Pregnant women considering abortions were already dealing with a near-complete ban in Oklahoma and a ban after roughly six weeks in Texas. Clinics in at least eight other states - Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and West Virginia - have stopped performing abortions following the decision. The US Supreme Court on Friday terminated the right to abortion in a seismic ruling that shreds half a century of constitutional protections on one of the most divisive and bitterly fought issues in American political life. The court overturned the landmark 1973 “Roe v Wade” decision that enshrined a woman’s right to an abortion, noting that individual states can now permit or restrict the procedure themselves. The ruling was the result of a staggeringly successful generational quest by the conservative movement at all political levels, from grassroots social and religious activists through the founding leaders of a right-wing legal establishment to successive Republican presidents.
The Immigration Minister, refugees, and citizenship of Canada Sean Fraser has revealed the lunch of the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET), an accelerated temporary residence pathway for Ukrainians fleeing country home due to war. Fraser noted that the Ukrainians and their immediate family members not minding the nationality may stay in Canada for up to three years, more so overseas applicants need to apply online for a visitor visa and provide their biometrics.
The United States has placed a ban on imports of all oil and gas products from Russia, President Joe Biden announced. In a statement on Tuesday, Biden said the ban was aimed at pressuring Russia to end the war in Ukraine, adding that “the main artery of Russia’s economy” and aims to pressure Russian President Vladimir Putin to end the war in Ukraine. “We’re banning all imports of Russian oil and gas and energy. That means Russian oil will no longer be acceptable at U.S. ports and the American people will deal another powerful blow to Putin’s war machine,” he said.
The US Police has released new details on Thursday regarding what led to the killing of four persons in a shooting at a medical center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The gunman, identified as Michael Louis, who police also found dead, shot and killed Dr. Preston Phillips, Dr. Stepanie Husen; a receptionist, Amanda Glenn; and William Love, who was with a patient on Wednesday. The shooter recently been a surgery patient of one of the victims, Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin said in a news conference Thursday. Franklin said the suspect, who died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, had back surgery on 19 May and after being released from hospital on 24 May complained to his surgeon, Dr. Phillips, about pain. On 31 May, after requesting additional treatment, the gunman had a follow-up appointment.
Russia announced that the president of the United States (US), Joe Biden has been banned from entering the country. The announcement was made on Tuesday by Russia’s foreign ministry which stated that the ban “is the consequence of the extremely Russophobic policy pursued by the current US administration”. Other US officials placed on the list include Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken; Defence Secretary, Lloyd Austin, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Mark Milley.