The World Health Organization on Thursday urged Indonesia to implement a stricter and wider lockdown to combat surging COVID-19 infections and deaths, just days after the country’s president flagged the easing of restrictions.
Democrats launched their investigation into the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection on Tuesday with a focus on the law enforcement officers who were attacked and beaten as the rioters broke into the building, in an effort to put a human face on the violence of the day.
An explosion at an industrial park for chemical companies in Germany killed at least one person Tuesday, with 16 injured and four still missing.
Tokyo reported its highest number of new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, days after the Olympics began. The Japanese capital reported 2,848 new COVID-19 cases, exceeding the earlier record of 2,520 cases on Jan. 7.