Death toll from Pakistan monsoon rains reaches 304

PAKISTAN: The death toll from more than five weeks of monsoon rains and flash flooding across Pakistan has reached 304, authorities said Saturday. Since mid-June, the deluge has swollen rivers and damaged highways and bridges, disrupting traffic. Almost 9,000 homes have been fully destroyed or partially damaged. – INDIAN EXPRESS


Flash flood kills 21 people in Iran

IRAN: Flash floods in Iran’s southern Fars Province have killed at least 21 people, state television said on Saturday. Karegar said rescue teams had saved 55 people who were trapped by the flash flooding, but at least six people were still missing. Flooding hit more than 10 villages in the province, he added. – INDIA TODAY


3 funeral attendees shot outside of Chicago church

US: A drive-by shooter wounded three men who were taking a picture outside of a Chicago church as they gathered for a funeral service Saturday afternoon, police said. All three victims were transported to local hospitals in good condition, according to Chicago police. – THE HINDUSTAN TIMES


Biden likely has highly contagious COVID-19 strain – Doctor

US: US President Joe Biden likely contracted a highly contagious variant of the coronavirus spreading rapidly through the United States, and now has body aches and a sore throat since his positive test, according to an update from his doctor on Saturday. – JAPAN TODAY


Former Trump Advisor found guilty of Contempt of Congress

US: A federal jury found Donald Trump’s former aide Steve Bannon guilty of contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena to testify before lawmakers investigating the assault on the US Capitol. Bannon, who led Trump’s 2016 Presidential election campaign, was among hundreds of people called by a House of Representatives Committee to testify about the storming of Congress by Trump supporters on January 6, 2021. – NDTV 

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