US jobless claims soar to 965,000 as COVID surge triggers layoffs

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits with states surged to 965,000 last week as soaring COVID-19 infections and measures to contain them accelerate layoffs. The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits climbed toward one million last week as business-sapping

COVID-19 surge triggers deadly prison riot in Sri Lanka

At least eight inmates dead and 55 wounded after unrest broke out at high-security Mahara prison near Colombo over rising infections. Intermittent gunfire rang out on Monday at a Sri Lankan high-security prison where a riot by inmates over a surge of