Crime rises as South Africa lifts alcohol ban - South Africa had instituted a ban to prohibit alcohol sales during the height of the pandemic. But now multiple reports have shown that crime has risen since lifting that ban. Reports of more stabbings, accidents and assaults have surfaced from area hospitals. Additionally, there have been more injuries from car accidents.
Nigeria receives $288 million loan - Due to the pandemic, Nigeria’s economy could fall by up to 9 percent. To help with the economy, the African Development Bank has loaned the country $288 million. The country has looked at reducing basic healthcare and making cuts to education.
Shark kills surfer in Australia - A great white shark that measured at 10 feet long, attacked a surfer, killing him in northern South Wales. The incident marked the third time a shark has attacked a human in New South Wales, Australia.
India reopens malls and restaurants - On June 8, India reopened its malls, places of worship, restaurants and offices. Women who are pregnant, and the elderly have been asked to stay at home. Hand sanitizer has been placed at the entrance of all the establishments.
Poland COVID-19 cases rise - This past weekend, Poland reported 1,151 new COVID-19 cases. The cases are linked to a mine in southern Poland where miners and their families made up around two-thirds of the new cases. Meanwhile, deaths from the virus surpassed 400,000 worldwide. There have been more than 6 million cases of COVID-19 worldwide.
Russian diplomats expelled by the Czech government - In Prague, Czechoslovakia, two Russian diplomats have been expelled. Government officials feared the diplomats were planning to poison three Prague mayors. The mayors were given extra protection while Russia condemned the diplomats being expelled.
Brazil removes COVID-19 data from website - As Brazil passes 35,000 COVID-19 deaths, the country has removed its COVID-19 data from a government website. The move was made as Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro has been criticized for his response to the virus. He said the data doesn’t reflect the picture of what is happening in Brazil.
Mexico City taking care of domestic tigers - In Culiacan, Mexico, a zoo is taking care of a tiger whose owner can no longer feed it. The zoo has adopted other animals as well like a python, 49 deer and 14 green macaws. It is legal to own wild animals in Mexico, but owners are required to obtain permits.
NFL says it was wrong about player protests - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement that the league was wrong about not encouraging peaceful protests. Players dropped to one knee in 2016 as a protest against discrimination. Goodell said he will be reaching out to players about how the league can improve its stance regarding inequality and oppression.
Police charged for shoving 75-year-old* - Two police officers in Buffalo have been charged for shoving a 75-year-old protester. Video from the incident surfaced social media websites last week. The officers, Aaron Torgalski and Robert McCabe, face up to seven years in prison.