Mexico death toll overtakes UK as third-highest in the world

Facebook Investigates Content Tied to Kenosha Protest Shooting

Facebook Inc. is investigating content on its service that was linked to a deadly shooting Tuesday night in Kenosha, Wisconsin, after a protest against police brutality turned violent.

Facebook says that the shooting, which killed at least two people, has been designated as a “violating incident,” meaning any posts or videos that praise the event or the shooter will be removed, a company spokeswoman said. Facebook has also removed a page titled “Kenosha Guard,” the spokeswoman said. The page was promoting a “call to arms” event, encouraging users to “Protect our Lives and Property,” according to The Verge.

The page was removed for violating Facebook’s policy around militia organizations, the spokeswoman said. She declined to comment further, citing a pending investigation, though she confirmed the company is working with local and federal law enforcement agencies.

Protests have raged for the past three nights following the shooting of a black man by Kenosha police officers over the weekend. A 17-year-old from Illinois was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder.

NZ mosque shooter likely to get life in prison

Brenton Tarrant, the attacker behind New Zealand’s worst mass shooting, has faced survivors and relatives on the third day of his sentencing hearing.

The gunman behind New Zealand’s worst mass shooting, Brenton Tarrant, has faced survivors and relatives on the third day of his sentencing hearing.

Tarrant killed 51 Muslim worshippers in a rampage he carried out in Christchurch last year and livestreamed on Facebook.

He is likely to be given life without parole.

Al Jazeera’s Wayne Hay reports.

Facebook investigating online activity around Kenosha shootings

(CNN Business)Facebook said it was investigating online activity surrounding Tuesday night’s shootings in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The company said it is in contact with federal and local law enforcement on the matter

A Facebook (FB) group using the name “Kenosha Guard” promoted an event for last night titled “Armed Citizens to Protect Our Lives and Property.”
The event had more than 2,600 responses.

    Facebook has removed the event and Kenosha Guard’s page from its platform, the company said. It did not say when the removal took place.
    A Facebook spokesperson told CNN the page violated the company’s policy on militia organizations.

      The spokesperson also said the company is working to remove any content that praises Monday night’s violence.
      It is not yet clear if last night’s violence is tied to the Facebook group or event.

      California wildfires: Weather gives fire crews some respite

      Improving weather conditions are helping firefighters battle against wildfires in the US state.

      Cooler weather and lighter winds are helping in the battle against some of the largest wildfires in the history of the US state of California.

      Firefighters were cautiously optimistic about making progress as weather conditions improved and lightning storms that were feared did not materialise.

      California’s fire season started early this year and fire crews are battling them all over the state. The season is usually at its worst in October and November.

      Al Jazeera’s Rob Reynolds reports from Lake Hughes in the US state of California.

      Northern Iraqis protest over salary arrears

      Human rights workers say at least 50 journalists and activists have been arrested as the regional government tries to prevent further pay protests.

      Civil servants in northern Iraq have demonstrated against the government in Baghdad over salary arrears.

      They are angry they have not been paid for six months and are demanding an urgent cash transfer to the Kurdish region of northern Iraq to settle their back pay.

      Human rights workers say at least 50 journalists and activists have been arrested as the regional government tries to prevent further pay protests.

      Al Jazeera’s Dorsa Jabbari has the latest.

      Mexico outbreak: Alarming mortality rates among health workers

      Why healthcare workers in Mexico say they are dying while trying to save lives as the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise.

      Coronavirus deaths in Mexico have exceeded 60,000, the third-highest death toll in the world behind the United States and Brazil.

      Infections among healthcare workers are also among the highest, making efforts to curb the spread in the country all the more complicated.

      Al Jazeera’s Manuel Rapalo reports from Mexico City.

      WHO declares Africa free of polio

      The announcement is a significant step in the 30-year-long campaign to eradicate the disease worldwide, and only Afghanistan and Pakistan have infections.

      The World Health Organization has declared Africa free of naturally occurring polio.

      The continent’s last case was reported in northern Nigeria four years ago.

      The announcement is a significant step in the 30-year-long campaign to eradicate the disease worldwide.

      Only Afghanistan and Pakistan have polio infections now.

      However, the coronavirus pandemic is interrupting vaccination efforts.

      Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris reports from Nigeria’s capital Abuja.

      Mexico death toll overtakes UK as third-highest in the world

      Mexico has the third-highest COVID-19 death toll globally after Brazil and the US.

      Mexico has overtaken the United Kingdom as the country with the world’s third-highest coronavirus death toll – more than 46,600.

      On Friday, a multibillion-dollar agreement with the United Nations was announced to buy medical equipment and supplies.

      Al Jazeera’s Manuel Rapalo has more from Mexico City.