World Daily News – In Brief – Tuesday 05/07/2022

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. AFP (FRANCE)

PNG Votes In Heavily Guarded Elections

Voters headed to the polls Monday for heavily guarded elections in Papua New Guinea, where millions live in poverty despite vast mineral and energy riches.

. BUSINESS STANDARD (INDIA)

Sri Lanka announces holiday week, shuts schools amid fuel crisis

Amid the unprecedented fuel crisis, the Sri Lankan Education Ministry declared the next week, starting from July 4, a holiday week for all the govt and state-approved private schools

. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)

India-Vietnam defense ties on upswing as both eye China

India and Vietnam are stepping up defense cooperation, aiming for an extra layer of security as China flexes its muscle in the South China Sea.

. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)

Italy declares state of emergency in five regions over drought

Italy has declared a state of emergency over a worsening drought that has plagued five northern regions in recent weeks, Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s office has announced.

. REUTERS (UK)

Fourth of July shooter on rooftop kills 6 in Chicago’s Highland Park suburb

A gunman perched on a rooftop opened fire on families waving flags and children riding bikes at a Fourth of July parade on Monday, killing six and wounding more than 36 in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park.

. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)

Chilean government presents housing emergency plan to build more than 260,000 homes

The Minister of Housing and Urbanism, Carlos Montes, explained that the plan also seeks to establish 6,000 municipally-owned housing units, the BioBio Chile radio station reported.