More than 125 people are dead and dozens of others missing in Germany and Belgium, as heavy floods ravage Western Europe.
Torrential rain has triggered flash floods in the region, turning streets into rivers that have swept away cars and caused houses to collapse.
“I grieve for those who have lost their lives in this disaster,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday in Washington, D.C., where she took part in a bilateral meeting with President Biden at White House.
“We still don’t know the number,” Merkel said of the death toll. “But it will be many.”
Photographers captured dramatic images of the floodwaters as they raged through small villages, causing catastrophic damage and reducing some buildings to rubble.
Brazil's top electoral court, the TSE, decided on Monday that it will open an investigation into far-right President Jair Bolsonaro for his statements claiming that there will be fraud in next year's elections. Bolsonaro, who is expected to seek a second term in 2022, has repeatedly claimed that Brazil's electronic voting system is vulnerable to fraud. Critics say his unfounded claims are sowing doubts to pave the way for him not to accept defeat.
Washington [US] August 3 (ANI/Sputnik): The United States has informed Indonesia that it will provide an additional $30 million in coronavirus-related assistance, National Security Council spokesperson Emily Horne said in a press release.
The plan by Myanmar's ruling generals to hold elections in two years shows they are stalling for time and the need for Southeast Asian countries to step up pressure on them, a senior State Department official said on Monday.
Sonam Malik's campaign at Tokyo Olympics 2020 came to an end after a first-round defeat to Mongolia's Bolortuya Khurelkhuu. Malik led the match 2-0 heading into the final 30 seconds, but a comeback from the Mongolian saw the game end 2-2, and with her scoring the last point, Khurelkhuu advanced.
Indore (Madhya Pradesh) [India], August 3 (ANI): A complaint has been registered on Monday on the behest of a woman patient who accused a hospital's ward boy of raping her during the course of treatment.
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 3 (ANI): As the Maharashtra government on Monday announced ease in the ongoing Covid restrictions in 22 districts of the state, Mumbai Congress chief Bhai Jagtap demanded that the local train service should at least restart for those inoculated with both doses of COVID-19 vaccine.