It was Elena Blasser’s dream to live near the beach. It came true a decade ago when she moved in to Champlain Towers South. Now, with the partial collapse of the building, her son Pablo Rodríguez has lost hope that his mother and grandmother are still alive – and he wants answers. Video by Angélica
Reuters The Dukes of Cambridge and Sussex will meet later to unveil a statue of their mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, on what would have been her 60th birthday. The event will be William and Harry’s first appearance together since the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral in April. Commissioned by the brothers in 2017, the statue
Della has a rare genetic condition called Bainbridge-Ropers Syndrome which affects her ability to speak. Her brother, Archer, wanted to help his sister communicate – and didn’t think it was fair to rely on expensive communication apps. Aged just 16, Archer decided to develop one himself, for free and accessible to all. Produced by Harry
Reuters Former US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, one of the main architects of the Iraq war, has died at the age of 88. Serving under President George W Bush, he was a leading proponent of the administration’s “war on terror”. US forces launched a campaign in Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks and invaded Iraq in
Getty Images US comedian Bill Cosby has left prison hours after his sexual assault conviction was overturned by Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court. The judges said there had been a “process violation” by the prosecution but admitted their ruling was unusual. Mr Cosby, 83, had served more than two years of a three to 10-year sentence at
Throughout July, some 10,900 of the world’s best athletes will descend on Japan for an Olympics unlike any other. They’ll come in all shapes and sizes; with different gender identities, sexual orientations and worldviews; from roughly 200 countries, three generations, and a vast array of cultures that make the Olympic Games what they are. And
Getty Images The US National Security Agency (NSA) has hit back at allegations by Fox News host Tucker Carlson that it is spying on him to force him off air. On Monday Carlson, a long-time critic of President Joe Biden, said a government whistle-blower had told him the NSA was monitoring him for “political reasons”.
Getty Images Afghanistan risks sliding into civil war as the last American troops withdraw from the country, a top US commander has said. Fighting has surged since the US began leaving last month, with the Taliban seizing swathes of territory. All remaining US troops are expected to withdraw by an 11 September deadline. On Tuesday,
The last thing you want to do with a Pablo Picasso painting is to drop it – especially one that’s been recovered after nine years. Picasso’s Head of a Woman was stolen from Greece’s National Gallery in 2012, along with Piet Mondrian’s Stammer Windmill. The retrieved artworks were being shown off at a news conference
England’s footballers will travel to Rome for the Euro 2020 quarter-final against Ukraine on Saturday in a bid to reach the semi-finals of the tournament for the first time in 25 years. There were jubilant scenes as England fans celebrated the historic win. Southgate said the team started talking about Saturday in the dressing room.
EPA Seven Australian cities are now in lockdown as authorities scramble to prevent the spread of the highly contagious Delta coronavirus variant. Officials reported a slight case rise on Wednesday, to more than 200 cases. Nearly half the population – more than 12 million people – are under stay-at-home orders in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Darwin,
ATLANTA — If the NBA has a bionic man, Giannis Antetokounmpo was the picture of it. Limber, muscular, indestructible. He was supposed to be the one constant in a season full of bad luck and instability, a symbol of the new era coming in while being established enough to be with the old guard, too.
Reuters Residents of a Florida apartment building that collapsed last week received a letter in April warning of worsening structural damage. The letter, obtained and reported by US media, was sent by the president of the apartment block’s building association. It said damage that was first reported in 2018 had “gotten significantly worse” and would
BBC / Lo Kwan Long Curtis On 30 June 2020, China introduced the National Security Law (NSL) in Hong Kong in response to massive pro-democracy protests that had swept through the city the previous year. The controversial law reduces Hong Kong’s judicial autonomy and makes it easier to punish demonstrators and activists. It criminalises secession,
Getty Images EU citizens living in the UK have until Wednesday to apply to stay or lose their rights, under post-Brexit rules introduced by the government. More than 5.6 million applications have been received, but around 400,000 cases are still waiting to be processed. Ministers say anyone who applies on time will have their existing
Reuters Dozens of people have died in Canada amid an unprecedented heatwave that has smashed temperature records. Police in British Columbia have responded to almost 70 sudden deaths since Monday, the majority of them involving elderly people. They said the heatwave baking the region was a contributing factor. On Tuesday, Canada recorded its highest ever