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Italy will hold a state funeral for David Sassoli, the late President of the European Parliament. The ceremony will take place at Rome’s Santa Maria degli Angeli Church on Friday. RIO DE JANEIRO David Sassoli, the president of the European Parliament, died early Tuesday at the age of 65, and Italy will hold a state funeral. The ceremony was decided by the Cabinet, led by Prime Minister Mario Draghi. The journalist-turned-politician, who was born in Florence, was admitted to the hospital in December. His office said Monday that he died on June 26 in Italy as a result of “a…

The endangered Batman river fish has been discovered in Turkiye and will be protected. Turkish researchers continue their study to protect species in the southeastern province after making a groundbreaking rediscovery of critically endangered fish. RIZE (Turkey) is a town in the Turkish province of RIZE. Researchers in southeastern Turkiye are still working to protect a critically endangered fish that has been invisible to humans for nearly 50 years. Cuneyt Kaya, a fisheries biologist, and Munevver Oral, a research fellow at Turkiye’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan University in the black sea province Rize, have been working on the loach (Paraschistura chrysicristinae),…

After assaulting a woman and boys in Central Pennsylvania, a man killed a pet guinea pig. The York Dispatch, Pennsylvania, by Harper Ho (National Public Radio) After assaulting two boys and their mother in a drunken rage, police say a York County man tortured guinea pigs, killing one. Around 4:50 p.m., Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched. A disturbance was reported at an apartment in the first block of West Howard Street in Red Lion on Sunday. According to the criminal complaint, Robert Wesley Shank II, 28, had been drinking since 11 a.m. and became violent for no apparent reason. Shank…

Japan accuses the United States of being to blame for the rise in virus cases. The infection situation at US military bases, according to Foreign Minister Hayashi, is “one of the factors driving the virus’s spread.” ISTANBUL, TURKEY On Thursday, Japan blamed an increase in COVID-19 cases in the country on US forces stationed there. “We cannot rule out the possibility that the infection situation in US forces’ facilities is one of the factors driving the virus’s spread in their surrounding areas,” Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi said at a press conference at the Japan National Press Club. According to Tokyo-based…

Experts say that in India, digital inaccessibility is a major problem for the blind. Experts call for inclusive education for disabled children in the school environment as Visually Impaired Week comes to a close on Friday. NEW DELHI, INDIA Experts said there was a need to remove skewed images associated with visually impaired people, and that laws should be properly enforced to help them. Nidhi Goyal, a disabled feminist activist and founder of Rising Flame, a non-governmental organization based in Mumbai, told Anadolu Agency that “blind and low vision persons continue to face all the barriers one can imagine” during…

After a crash in Cumberland County, I-81 partially reopens. According to 511PA, a northbound stretch of Interstate 81 has begun to reopen following a Thursday morning crash. However, as of 9:30 a.m., a lane restriction on I-81 north between exits 37 and 44 was still in effect, according to traffic maps. According to Pennsylvania State Police, the highway was closed around 7:20 a.m. after a tractor-trailer, tow truck, and a third vehicle collided. According to state police, non-life threatening injuries were reported afterward. After the crash, one of the vehicles caught fire, according to PennDOT traffic cameras. Since then, the…

A total of 222,000 additional COVID vaccines will be given to Zambian children. As part of a campaign to immunize children over the age of 12, Washington sends a shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses via COVAX. Zambia’s capital, Lusaka According to a statement released on Thursday, an additional 222,300 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine arrived in Zambia this week to support an ongoing program to get vaccines into the hands of children aged 12 to 18. According to a statement from the US Embassy in Lusaka, the vaccines were purchased and donated by the US as part of the…

For the most part, Pa. According to a recent Muhlenberg College poll, 40% of respondents — including 7 out of 10 Republicans — are “very” or “somewhat” confident that widespread fraud occurred in the 2020 election, despite the lack of evidence. The election was found to be free and fair, with the results being accurate, by state and county election officials, two state-mandated audits, and dozens of court cases. On WITF’s Smart Talk, Democratic Governor Martin O’Malley discusses the state of the union. Tom Wolf says he’d like to work with Republican lawmakers on increasing election administrator resources and extending…

Pa. welcomes ex-hedge fund CEO. HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) — (AP) — Ex-hedge fund CEO David McCormick is entering the race for US Senate in Pennsylvania, bringing a glittering resume and high-level connections across government, finance, and politics to a topsy-turvy GOP primary field in one of the country’s most competitive races. Various state party stalwarts and veterans of former President Donald Trump’s administration are advising McCormick’s campaign in a bellwether-state contest that is expected to determine Senate control. He grew up on a farm, graduated from West Point, served in the Gulf War, earned a doctorate from Princeton University, worked…

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