Here are the Top 10 world news from around the world, brought to you by The Bhutan Live.
Deadly Russian Missile Strike Hits Civilian Infrastructure in Western Ukraine
A Russian missile strike has hit a residential area in Lviv, western Ukraine, killing at least 7 people and injuring dozens. The strike comes as Russia’s offensive in eastern Ukraine continues.
At Least 16 Killed by Toxic Gas Leak Near Johannesburg
A toxic gas leak at a chemical plant near Johannesburg, South Africa, has killed at least 16 people and injured dozens more. The leak is still being investigated, but authorities believe it may have been caused by a power outage.
Woman Found Dead in a Canadian river nearly 50 years ago has been identified
A woman who was found dead in a Canadian river nearly 50 years ago has been identified as Jewell Parchman Langford. The woman had been known for decades only as the “Nation River Lady” after her remains were found in 1975.
Dozens in Mexico Dead After Bus Crashes Into Ravine
A bus carrying passengers has crashed into a ravine in southern Mexico, killing at least 34 people and injuring dozens more. The cause of the crash is under investigation, but authorities believe it may have been due to speeding.
Mortgage demand drops to lowest level in a month as interest rates rise
Mortgage demand to purchase a home has dropped to its lowest level in a month as interest rates continue to rise. The Mortgage Bankers Association reported Wednesday that applications for loans to purchase a home fell 5% last week.
China suicide rates rise among young amid pressure to do well at school
Researchers warn that the widespread belief among adults that getting good scores trumps anything else risks obscuring mental health issues plaguing children.
WHO report on deadly virus among babies in 3 countries has U.S. doctors on edge
A report from the World Health Organization about a deadly virus that has infected babies in three countries has U.S. doctors on edge. The virus, enterovirus D68, can cause severe respiratory illness, and there is no specific treatment for it.
Meta launches Twitter rival app Threads, with over 10 million sign-ups in hours
Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram and whatsapp, has launched a new Twitter-like app called Threads. In just a few hours, Threads has already been downloaded over 10 million times.
India’s Economic diplomacy bolsters lending in Africa
India has increased its credit flow to Africa, becoming the second-largest provider of credit to the continent after China. Over the past decade, India has extended about $12 billion in credit to 42 African nations.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards seize commercial ship in Gulf after two similar attempts
The US Navy said that Iran’s Revolutionary Guards seized a commercial ship in the Gulf. This incident occurred just a day after the US accused Iranian forces of two similar attempts off Oman.