El Salvador’s bitcoin experiment hasn’t gained traction as locals trust cash over crypto, survey says

President of El Salvador Nayib Bukele Rolan Barrientos/APHOTOGRAFIA/Getty Images A new survey found that most people in El Salvador are still using dollars even after bitcoin was made legal tender.  Most “Chivo Wallet” downloads came as bitcoin was made legal tender last year, though almost no one has downloaded it in 2022. The survey … Read more

‘God protected me’: The man who evacuated 200 people from Mariupol in a battered red van

Civilians trapped in Mariupol city under Russian attacks, are evacuated in groups under the control of pro-Russian separatists, through other cities, in Mariupol, Ukraine on March 20, 2022. Photo by Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images One man drove in and out of Mariupol six times evacuating citizens in his red battered van. The 36-year-old … Read more

Teacher, two children dead in Russia kindergarten shooting, officials say

An armed man opened fire in a kindergarten on Tuesday in Russia’s central Ulyanovsk region, leaving at least four people dead, local authorities said. “Two children and a teacher were killed, a junior teacher was injured – she is receiving medical treatment,” the region’s governor Alexey Russkhikh said on Telegram. The shooting took place in … Read more

Shanghai residents are getting sick after eating food rations handed out by officials, reports say

A community volunteer in Shanghai inspects the vegetables to be distributed to the residents of a compound in the city’s Pudong district. LIU JIN/AFP via Getty Images Some Shanghai residents claim they fell sick after eating the food distributed by local authorities during the city’s lockdown. Some said they suffered diarrhoea after eating the braised … Read more

Beijing residents clear out supermarket shelves amid fears of Shanghai-style food shortages in a lockdown

A woman stands between nearly empty displays for eggs after they were bought out at a supermarket in Chaoyang District on April 25, 2022 in Beijing, China. Getty Images Residents in Beijing are clearing supermarket shelves in panic, amid fears of an imminent lockdown. Some are worried they may face a food crisis like in … Read more

Russian troops have suffered as many deaths as 9-year Afghan war that contributed to USSR’s collapse

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Airborne Troops commander Vladimir Shamanov, third from right, meet Airborne soldiers in Novorossiysk, Russia, July 14, 2009. VLADIMIR RODIONOV/AFP via Getty Images About 15,000 Russian troops have died in the invasion of Ukraine, per UK’s defence secretary. Roughly the same number of Soviet soldiers died during the nine-year war … Read more