Migrant massacre in fire in Mexico and 10 news from the world that did not make headlines

Myanmar junta dissolves Aung San Suu Kyi’s party

The political party of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, currently imprisoned in Myanmar, has been officially dissolved. The National Union for Democracy party was dissolved on Tuesday by the military-appointed national election commission. The announcement set the stage for the upcoming elections that will keep the junta in power for years. Before the announcement, the party announced that it would not participate in the elections and described them as a farce. When the political party failed to register with the election commission, state television said NLD would be dissolved like 39 other opposition parties. San Suu Kyi’s party said it will continue its activities despite the announcement.

39 dead in fire at immigration center in Mexico

At least 39 people were killed in a fire on Monday at a center for immigrants from Central and South America in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, near the US border with Texas. The flames were probably lit by the guests themselves to protest the announcement of their imminent deportation to their home country. “They put mattresses in front of the door and set it on fire to protest, but they lost control of the flames,” President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said at a press conference. Three immigration officers, two private security guards, and an immigrant accused of starting the fire were later arrested. U.S. President Biden has responded to the extraordinary wave of immigration on the southwestern border by seeking to deter people from crossing illegally, leaning more towards Mexico to welcome immigrants deported by U.S. border officials, and temporarily hosting those who wish to claim the possibility of crossing the border. Seek legal or political asylum in the United States.

Clash between two US helicopters: 9 soldiers died

Nine soldiers were killed when two US Army helicopters collided on Wednesday night during a training mission near a base on the Kentucky-Tennessee border. Two HH-60 Black Hawk helicopter warships collided with each other around 10 pm during a routine training mission in Trigg County. The Black Hawk helicopter can carry 11 infantry units, while the HH-60 model can be used for air assault, medical evacuation and other purposes. Officials said investigators will investigate a range of issues, including whether there were any equipment issues on previous flights and the helicopters’ altitude and flight speeds.

Well cover of a temple in India collapsed, 35 people died

At least 35 people died after falling into a well when its lid collapsed inside a crowded temple in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Rescuers pulled out dozens of other people who were trapped and injured at the facility. The well connects to a public water source located under the floor of Shri Bileshwar Mahadev Jhulelal temple in Indore city. Water was pumped to aid the rescue process. The temple, like many temples in India, was packed with devotees celebrating the Hindu festival of Ram Navami, the birthday of Lord Ram.

Former racer Pistorius denied parole

Oscar Pistorius, a former South African athlete who killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp 10 years ago, has been denied parole. Pistorius shot and killed model and law graduate Steenkamp in February 2013 from the bathroom door of his rough home. The place where the 36-year-old was held. The reason for the selection was that Pistorius had not completed the minimum period of detention required for his release, and the application would be reconsidered a year later. Steenkamp’s parents, June and Barry, opposed the early release, saying they did not believe the former athlete was telling the truth about what had happened and had no regrets.

Burkina Faso cuts France 24 broadcast after interview with Al Qaeda

Burkina Faso’s military government suspended broadcasts of France 24 after an interview with the head of al-Qaeda’s North African wing was broadcast by a television channel. “France 24 is not only the spokesperson for these terrorists, but worse, it provides a space to legitimize acts of terrorism and hate speech,” France’s communications minister, Jean-Emmanuel Ouedraogo, said on Monday. The channel said the move was based on “baseless allegations”. “The channel never spoke directly to him,” France 24 said, adding that he only chose to relay what the interviewee had said through a conversation he had in the studio with one of his journalists. Relations between Paris and Ouagadougou have deteriorated sharply since the Burkina Faso military seized power in a coup in October. In December 2022, Ouagadougou suspended the broadcasts of Radio France International, also a French government-funded radio station, for calling it fake news and giving voice to armed groups.

Four cheetah cubs born 70 years after extinction in India

India has announced the birth of four cubs of one of eight cheetahs transported from Namibia 70 years after the South Asian country went extinct. Indian Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav tweeted a photo and video of the puppies on Wednesday, calling it a “significant event”. Eight cheetahs from Namibia arrived in India last year as part of an ambitious project to reintroduce the world’s fastest land animal, the big spotted cat. Last month, 12 more cheetahs were brought to India from South Africa. The announcement of the new cubs comes days after one of eight Namibian cheetahs died of kidney failure in Kuno National Park, a wildlife sanctuary 320km south of New Delhi. India was once home to the Asian cheetah, but in 1952 it was declared extinct, mainly due to habitat loss and poaching of these animals, which are sought after for their distinctive spotted hides.

Guerrillas kill 9 soldiers in Colombia, blowing peace talks

An attack by the Colombian rebel group known as the National Liberation Army (ELN) is said to have killed nine government soldiers and dealt a major blow to the government’s efforts to negotiate a ceasefire with the armed groups and contain violence in the country. The attack, one of the bloodiest in months, took place Wednesday in Norte de Santander, a rural state close to the Venezuelan border. The incident occurred two weeks after the government and the ELN held a second round of ceasefire negotiations in Mexico City. President Gustavo Petro promised to pursue “complete peace” and to move away from the militarized approach of his predecessors. When he took office, he pressed for negotiations to end the struggle between the Colombian government and the armed groups active in Colombia for decades.

Bolsonaro returns to Brazil after 3 months of self-exile

Brazil’s far-right ex-president, Jair Bolsonaro, has returned to Brazil, where he was greeted by hundreds of supporters at the airport in the capital, Brasilia. The Federal District’s security secretariat mobilized hundreds of police officers, and Ministries Square was closed to prevent their supporters from gathering. On January 8, Bolsonaro supporters raided buildings in Brasilia, home to three branches of government, in an attempt to violently overthrow the election. Bolsonaro, who never formally admitted defeat, left for the United States two days before handing over the presidential sash to Lula on January 1, declaring that he needed a rest. But critics say it has avoided more than a dozen legal investigations it may face in Brazil. The forensic investigation focused on his alleged role in inciting supporters to attack government buildings during the clashes on 8 January. The former leader is also the subject of a police investigation investigating allegations that his administration’s staff tried to smuggle millions of dollars in jewelery into the country without declaring after a trip to Saudi Arabia in 2021.

Prominent Afghan girls’ education activist arrested

Matiullah Wesa, a prominent Afghan women’s education activist, was arrested in Kabul. Wesa, a native of southern Kandahar state, has campaigned for years for girls’ education, particularly in rural areas, including under the previous Western-backed government when she said many rural girls were out of reach of educational institutions. Services. His organization, Pen Path, held meetings with tribal elders, encouraged communities and officials to open schools, and distributed books and traveling libraries. According to local reports, Taliban security forces arrested him after he returned from his European tour. The Taliban government banned girls from going to school and women from universities after sixth grade, arguing that there were problems including the dress of Muslim women.

Source: Today IT