At least 71 individuals were killed as the result of a bombing near a bus station and a military headquarters. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attacks, wanting to disrupt the peace talks set to occur in Geneva. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for peace.
Nine Killed in Guerrero, Mexico
Nine individuals, including two minors, were killed during a birthday party in Guerrero, one of Mexico’s most violent state. The reason for the shooting is unknown, although authorities suspect that the shooting may have started following a disagreement. Pleas pray for the families of the deceased.
Three Killed in Plane Crash Near Melbourne, Australia
In the water south of Melbourne, a six-seater plane crashed, killing at least three individuals. The cause of the crash is unknown and it has not been reported if more than three individuals were on board the plane. Please pray for the families of the deceased.
Zika Virus Declared Global Emergency
The World Health Organization has declared the rapidly spreading Zika virus a global emergency, placing it in the same category of concern as Ebola. Over 4,000 individual cases have been reported since October 2015. Brazil has announced that the 2016 Olympics will not be cancelled due to the virus. Please pray for safety of those in the affected areas. Please pray that those attending the Olympics will be safe.
13 Students Drown Near Alibag, India
A group of college students in Pune had swimming while on a picnic in Alibag, Maharashtra state, in India. While swimming, at least 13 drowned. Police continue to search for other victims. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for the safety of any who are still missing.
20 Killed in Suicide Bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan
At least 20 individuals were killed, with at least 29 others injured, as the result of a suicide bombing in the western part of Kabul. The bombing occurred in a line of people waiting to enter a police station. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured. Please pray for peace.
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