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“Poverty and desperation” – Dozens of migrants found dead in Texas lorry

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“Poverty and desperation” were the words used by Mexico’s president when he described the events that led to the deaths of at least 50 migrants

The individuals were found abandoned in a Texas lorry, in what is the worst case of migrant deaths due to smuggling in U.S. history. 

Survivors were “hot to the touch” and suffering from heat stroke and heat exhaustion.

Three people have been taken into custody after more than 40 bodies of migrants have been found dead in a truck in Texas.

Who are the dozens of dead people found inside a truck in Texas?

Sixteen people who were found alive, including 12 adults and four children, are now recovering in hospital.

Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard confirmed two of the survivors were from Guatemala.

The truck was found next to railway tracks in a remote area of San Antonio.

San Antonio Police Chief William McManus addresses the migrant deaths. (Supplied)

San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said a worker nearby heard a cry for help around 5pm Texas time and went to investigate.

“(They) found a trailer with the doors partially open and opened them up to take a look and found a number of deceased individuals inside,” McManus said.

Hood said a body was found outside the truck and the remainder were found inside the trailer.

Ahron Young is an award winning journalist who has covered major news events around the world. Ahron is the Managing Editor and Founder of TICKER NEWS.

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China conducts ‘punishment’ war games near Taiwan

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China initiated military ‘punishment’ exercises in the waters surrounding Taiwan in response to the newly inaugurated President Lai Ching-te.

These drills come amid escalating tensions in the region, with Beijing asserting its sovereignty over Taiwan, denouncing the inauguration of President Lai Ching-te and labelling this one of several “separatist acts”, as reported by Reuters.

These military manoeuvres are seen as a show of force and a warning to Taiwan and its supporters against any moves perceived as challenging China’s territorial claims.

President Lai has repeatedly offered talks with China but has been rebuffed.

He says only Taiwan’s people can decide their future, and rejects Beijing’s sovereignty claims.

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Apple Music’s controversial top 10 albums of all time

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Apple Music has released its highly anticipated “100 Best Albums of All Time” list, with the top 10 rankings causing a bittersweet symphony of destruction for some music lovers.

The list was curated by a panel of experts and based on various factors including cultural impact, critical acclaim, and commercial success, with the aim to celebrate the most influential and timeless albums across genres.

As reported by the official Apple Music Newsroom blog post, the top ten best albums of all time are the following:

10. Lemonade (2016), Beyoncé

9. Nevermind (1991), Nirvana 

8. Back to Black (2006), Amy Winehouse

7. good kid, m.A.A.d city (2012), Kendrick Lamar

6. Songs in the Key of Life (1976), Stevie Wonder

5. Blonde (2016), Frank Ocean

4. Purple Rain (1984), Prince & The Revolution

3. Abbey Road (1969), The Beatles

2. Thriller (1982), Michael Jackson

1. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998), Lauryn Hill

In other news, Apple recently became the first company to hit a $3 trillion stock market value, before falling just below that milestone, as reported by Reuters.

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Essential daily protein needs for better health

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Protein is a fundamental macronutrient essential for various bodily functions, including muscle repair, enzyme production, and immune system support.

Daily protein requirements can vary significantly based on factors such as activity levels, age, and gender.

To help unpack this topic, Kate Save from BeFitFood joins to share her key insights. #featured

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