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Earthquake injures 3 in Argentina; tremor also felt in Chile |  MyWabashValley.comA 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck in northwestern Argentina near the border with central Chile, injuring at least three people, authorities said Tuesday.

Two children and an adult were hospitalized in San Juan province in Argentina after the quake hit just before midnight Monday, provincial Gov. Sergio Uñac said. The shaking caused the collapse of a house, damage to roads and some other buildings in several cities, as well power and water cuts, he said. Read more HERE

Published on 19/01/2021 @ 19h34  |

UK trained military of 15 countries with poor human rights records |  Military | The GuardianCampaigners seek inquiry into whether skills gained in UK were used to commit abuses in countries such as Bahrain, China and Saudi Arabia. The UK government has trained the armies of two-thirds of the world’s countries, including 13 it has rebuked for human rights violations.

An anti-arms trade organisation has called for an investigation into the use of UK military training by other countries to determine whether it has been used to perpetrate human rights abuses. Read more HERE

Published on 18/01/2021 @ 21h25  |

Firms accused of putting workers' lives at risk by bending lockdown trading  rules | Public News UpdateAnalysis by the Observer shows that no enforcement notices have been served on companies by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors for Covid safety breaches since the country went into the latest lockdown, despite being contacted 2,945 times about workplace safety issues between 6 and 14 January.

Overall, just 0.1% of the nearly 97,000 Covid safety cases dealt with by the agency during the pandemic appear to have resulted in an improvement or prohibition safety notice, with not a single company prosecuted for Covid-related breaches of safety laws. Read more HERE.

Published on 17/01/2021 @ 18h26  |

Strong 5.9-magnitude quake shakes Guatemala - YouTubeA strong 5.9 magnitude earthquake swayed buildings in Guatemala's capital Friday morning. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The shaking lasted a long time and shook some things from walls.

The U.S. Geological Service said the earthquake's epicenter was located just off Guatemala's Pacific coast 3 miles (4.7 kilometers) south-southwest of Champerico, Guatemala at a depth of six miles (10 kilometers). Read more HERE.

Published on 16/01/2021 @ 18h40  |

Deadliest Israeli airstrikes on Syria in years kill 57, say observers |  Syria | The GuardianIsraeli airstrikes on east Syria killed 57 regime forces and allied Iran-backed fighters in the deadliest such strikes since the start of the conflict, a war monitoring group said on Wednesday.

The overnight raids against arms depots and military positions killed at least 14 Syrian regime forces, 16 Iraqi militia fighters and 11 Afghan members of the pro-Iran Fatimid Brigade, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Read more HERE.

Published on 14/01/2021 @ 16h05  |