Peru battles world’s highest per capita COVID death rate
27 July 2021 | 7:12 am
Peru is seeing an alarming rise in coronavirus infections. The country has the highest per capita COVID-19 death rate in the world, with nearly 200,000 people dead. As DW's Johan Ramirez reports, a slow vaccine rollout has the public health care system reeling.
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At a meeting of foreign ministers, Germany's Annalena Baerbock urged Israel to abandon a plan to start executing terrorists. Her Israeli counterpart, meanwhile, warned that Iran now poses a threat to Europe.
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Sunday March 5 marks the 70th anniversary of the death of Joseph Stalin. The sudden demise of the Soviet dictator marked the end of an era, but it wasn't the major turning point it could have been in US-Soviet relations. In his book "The Last Days of Stalin", activist and scholar Joshua Rubenstein writes that the administration of US President Dwight D.
Many believe capital punishment is needed to deter people from committing serious crimes though critics say there is no evidence for this. India refuses to abolish capital punishment but the number of executions is low.
Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko has signed a law imposing the death penalty on civil servants and army personnel convicted of high treason.
Pedro Castillo's ouster has led to violent anti-government demonstrations across Peru. The ruling could inflame protests, with Castillo's supporters urging his release and the resignation of his successor, Dina Boluarte.
Malawi's government said at least 190 people were killed with 584 injured and 37 missing, while authorities in neighboring Mozambique reported 20 deaths and 24 injured.
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The declassified materials are believed to point at links between the COVID outbreak and a Chinese laboratory. Biden vowed not to disclose information deemed harmful to national security.
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