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Miami: Two dead - 10 others missing - after boat flips over off Key West
Two people died and 10 others went missing in the ocean after the boat in which they were passengers overturned off Key West Thursday afternoon.
As of 5 p.m., the U.S. Coast Guard was still searching for the missing people, said Petty Officer Jose Hernandez — a Coast Guard spokesman.
The Coast Guard rescued eight people who were on the boat that flipped over about 16 miles south of Key West, Hernandez said.
Two Coast Guard cutters and other units from Coast Guard Sector Key West are involved in the search and rescue operation, Hernandez added.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
COVID-19 Update 21 June 2021
The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 566 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Friday, 18 June, 2021. There was one positive resu...
NEWS BRIEF : 21 June 2021
The Philippines Just Crushed $1.2 Million in Smuggled Luxury Cars, Including a McLaren 620R, Bentley, Mercedes-Benz, Lotus and Porsche 911 G2S
The Philippines isn’t messing around when it comes to car smuggling. So much so that it’s willing to destroy some very special vehicles to prove a point.
Hypocrisy: UK Joins US, Canada In Fresh Sanctions On Belarus Over Journalist's Arrest, While Detaining Julian Assange for Reporting Real News
Britain on Monday said it had joined the United States, Canada and the European Union in imposing fresh sanctions on Belarus after the detention of an opposition journalist, whi...
Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has threatened those who refused to take the coronavirus vaccine with jail
President says he is ‘exasperated’ by reports of vaccine hesitancy in the capital amid slow rollout.
British PM Warns Of "Rough Winter" As Covid Cases Remain High
Boris Johnson's warning came as the UK registered a further 9,284 daily COVID-19 infections on Sunday, a day before the government had planned to ease all lockdown measures unti...
Nigeria Has Plans To Launch CBDC in 2021 – Central Bank to 'Allow' Bitcoin
According to Reuters, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) plans to launch a central bank digital currency (CBDC) pilot as soon as the end of this year.
UK govt gave contract to IT firm that is ‘openly plotting’ to turn vaccine passports into a national ID card, privacy group warns
The British government has been accused of aiming to covertly implement a national ID programme, after it partnered with a company that has advocated turning vaccine passports i...
Regulators: $70 Billion in Crypto Passed Through Malta Island
The island nation in the Mediterranean Sea, called Malta, has been known to be friendly toward cryptocurrency solutions and blockchain technology for a long time. According to a...
Oil firm led by Tory donor investigated over alleged bribes in nine countries
A multinational oil firm which was led by a major Conservative donor has been under investigation for allegedly paying million-pound bribes to secure contracts in nine countries.
BVI criticism of the CMG title given to ‘Gus’ Jaspert by the UK is unfair and unnecessary
The criticism against awarding the CMG royal honour to Mr. Jaspert actually proves that he deserves the title given to him.
Market Falls As China Enforces Banks To Block Crypto Transactions
Central Bank of China told institutions not provide trading, clearing and settlement for any crypto transactions, amid the enforcement of the latest ban on crypto in the country.
Why You SHOULDN'T Speak ENGLISH "LIKE A NATIVE"
If you're learning English there is a lot of pressure to speak like a British person or an American but this 'speak English like a native' is bad advice. Please watch this video...
Brazilian court clears ex-President Lula of corruption charges in another legal win
Brazil’s former leftist president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, scored a fresh legal victory on Monday after a federal court acquitted him of passive corruption charges relating t...
15 Celebrities Who Got Married in Secret
These A-listers surprised fans by revealing their secret weddings sometimes months after they said "I do."
Oxford University may enlist ‘SENSITIVITY READERS’ to censor student publications to protect readers from being offended
The Oxford University Student Union is reportedly looking to ideologically sanitize the school’s media outlets, including the century-old Cherwell newspaper, by employing “sensi...
WHO epidemiologist warns future ‘constellation of mutations’ could challenge Covid vaccine effectiveness
Even with more people getting inoculated against Covid-19, a WHO epidemiologist has warned that new vaccines and continued “measures” will be needed to tackle any future “conste...
Steven Spielberg's production company signs a deal with Netflix
Steven Spielberg is partnering with Netflix. Getting Hollywood's premiere director represents a major coup for the streaming service.
EU’s top privacy watchdogs urge blanket ban on use of recognition tech in public spaces
Two European privacy watchdogs have joined forces to call for a blanket ban on the use of biometric recognition in public spaces, outlawing such tech as AI-based facial, DNA, fi...
11 small closet ideas – storage tips and stylish designs to make more of your space
Blessed with a tiny closet? Let our savvy small closet ideas save you from out of control shoe collections and tumbling piles of sweaters
UN Calls For Action Against Worst Global Deterioration Of Human Rights
UN Human Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet highlighted the situation in China, Russia and Ethiopia, among others.
AgBank falls in step with China's cryptocurrency crackdown
Agriculture Bank of China (AgBank), the country’s third largest lender by assets, said on Monday that it was following guidance from the central bank to clamp down on cryptocurr...
Germany Opens Antitrust Probe Against Apple
Andreas Mundt, president of the Federal Cartel Office said that a key focus of the investigation will be the operation of the App Store.
Every third Canadian sees their country as racist, but views differ sharply by gender, age and political party – poll
Some 34% of Canadians believe they live in a "racist country," claims a new poll. However, those views are more pronounced in some demographics than others.
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