Folk singer Hana Horká dies of COVID after deliberately catching virus

Veteran folk singer Hana Horká died Sunday of COVID-19 after intentionally exposing herself to the virus in an ill-advised self-immunization technique. She was 57 years old. The Czech musician’s passing was confirmed by her son Jan Rek, who told Prague Morning that she “preferred to catch the disease than get vaccinated.” Her fatal goal: to regain access to her favorite off-limits sources of entertainment. Per her son’s … Continue reading Folk singer Hana Horká dies of COVID after deliberately catching virus

Lightning strike kills 17 at wedding party in Bangladesh

At least 17 people were killed and more than a dozen injured after lightning struck a wedding party in Bangladesh on Wednesday. “We have information of 17 people who died,” said police official Farid Hossain of the tragedy, which occurred in the Padma river in Shibganj town, CNN reported. The bolt reportedly hit while a wedding barge was ferrying guests across the river to the bride’s … Continue reading Lightning strike kills 17 at wedding party in Bangladesh

Dozens of passengers test positive for COVID on flight from India to Hong Kong

At least 53 passengers on an Indian airline flight from Delhi to Hong Kong this month reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 – after everyone aboard had tested negative within 72 hours prior to departure. The Vistara airline plane — which landed in Hong Kong on April 4 — can hold 188 passengers, but officials in the territory did not announce Tuesday how many were aboard … Continue reading Dozens of passengers test positive for COVID on flight from India to Hong Kong

3,000-year-old lost Egyptian city discovered by archaeologists

Archaeologists have discovered a 3,000-year-old “lost golden city” in Egypt — the “largest” ever found there and the most important find since the tomb of Tutankhamun. The city, called “The Rise of Aten” was unearthed by a team of archeologists led by Zahi Hawass under the sand on the western bank of Luxor, about 300 miles south of Cairo. The archaeologists first excavated the site … Continue reading 3,000-year-old lost Egyptian city discovered by archaeologists

Philippines Man Who Broke COVID-19 Curfew Dies After Police Allegedly Force Him to Do 300 Squats as Punishment

A Philippines man allegedly died after being forced to do 300 squats for breaking COVID-19 curfew rules, the New York Post reports. 28-year-old Darren Manaog Peñaredondo was out buying drinking water in the city of General Trias, Cavite when he was apprehended by police. Although he wasn’t committing a dangerous crime, Peñaredondo broke the province’s strict 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. COVID-19 curfew.  His partner Reichelyn Balce told media outlets Peñaredondo and other violators were forced to perform … Continue reading Philippines Man Who Broke COVID-19 Curfew Dies After Police Allegedly Force Him to Do 300 Squats as Punishment

A woman lost her pregnancy but was jailed for abortion. She later died.

El Salvador is committing “gender violence” by criminalizing women with obstetric emergencies, human rights groups argued before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Feminist Collective members gather before the screening of a court hearing in the case of Manuela, a Salvadoran woman sentenced to 30 years in prison for a pregnancy loss that was classified as an aggravated homicide, in San Salvador, on March 10, … Continue reading A woman lost her pregnancy but was jailed for abortion. She later died.