Officials for the United Nations refugee agency and World Health Organization expressed concern over the escalating challenges of delivering food and aid in Ethiopia's Tigray region, which faces famine and high risk of disease outbreaks.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democratic majority leader, voiced commitment to completing the long-delayed project to construct a new train tunnel under the Hudson River.
Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, released a report calling for measures to address systematic racism against people of African descent, including sweeping policing reforms and reparations.
Mayor Daniella Levine Cava of Miami-Dade County said another body and some human remains were found Saturday evening in the rubble of a condominium building that collapsed on Thursday in Surfside, Fla. More than 150 people are still unaccounted for.
Australian officials instituted a strict two-week lockdown for Sydney and surrounding areas on Saturday, to fight an outbreak of the coronavirus Delta variant. It is Sydney's first full lockdown since early 2020.
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