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MIAMI BUILDING COLLAPSE: Rescuers Work Round The clock In Search Of Missing 99

A large-scale rescue operation was continuing at the site of a collapsed condominium block in Miami, where authorities said at least one person was killed, 10 injured, 99 still missing. At least 102 people have now been accounted for, but it is uncertain how many were in the building when it came down. Dozens of survivors have been pulled out of the rubble. As families desperately waiting for news, search teams have been working around the clock and have reported hearing people banging beneath the debris. What caused the 40-year-old building to collapse early on Thursday morning remains unclear, however, an estimated 55 of the 130 apartments were affected. Police have launched a homicide inquiry, according to Sally Heyman, a county commissioner who represents Surfside. Early on Friday, President Joe Biden approved an emergency declaration in the state of Florida and ordered federal assistance to bolster the state and local response efforts. The White House said the move authorized the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema) to coordinate all disaster relief efforts.

Press Freedom: US Seizes 33 Iranian News Websites

The United States Justice Department has seized 33 Iranian government-controlled media websites, as well as three of the Iraqi group Kataeb Hezbollah. This was done to counter what was tagged Iranian propaganda and disinformation at a time of simmering tensions between the two countries. Among the 33 websites which were said to have been hosted on US-owned domains included Al-Masirah TV channel of Yemen’s Huthis, Press TV and Al-Alam, owned by the official Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), and carry content that often reflects the views of more hard-line factions in Iran’s leadership.

Derek Chauvin Convicted For George Floyd’s Murder

Former Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin has on Tuesday been convicted for the murder of George Floyd, after a jury at the Minnesota State Court found him guilty on all three counts of murder. The ex-cop who knelt on Floyd’s neck for over nine minutes, causing his death was found guilty of all three charges; second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and manslaughter.

Joe Biden To Give 1st Foreign Policy Address As US President

U.S. President Joe Biden will visit the State Department on Thursday and deliver his first foreign policy speech as president. Biden has had an intense interest in U.S. foreign policy since he became a ranking member on the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee in the late 1990s.

Black Lives Matter Co-founder Steps Down

A co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Patrisse Cullors has announced that she is stepping down as executive director of the movement’s foundation which she has led for nearly six years and has distanced attempts by right-wing to discredit her.

Homosexuality Bill: President Biden Directed US Embassy In Nigeria To Push For Its Passage

The United States President, Joe Biden has directed the American Embassy in Nigerian and other countries of the World to push for re-introduction of the homosexual legislation in their respective country. Biden gave this directive through a press statement on the memorandum for advancing the Human rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and intersex persons across the globe.

COVID-19: Biden To Reinstate Travel Bans On EU, Others

President Joe Biden’s administration plans to reimpose travel restrictions on non-citizens who have recently been in Britain, Ireland, Brazil, South Africa, and much of Europe, a White House official disclosed. According to the official, the development is following the new COVID-19 variants established in the United States.

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