Bolsonaro has applied for U.S. tourist visa

Former Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro has applied for a six-month tourist visa to remain in the United States, his lawyer said on Monday, despite calls for any U.S. visas held by Bolsonaro to be revoked following violent protests in Brasilia.

Belgium Knife Incident One person has reportedly been injured after a knife attack at a metro station in Belgium.
Man held after Brussels subway ‘attack’

The mayor of Brussels Philippe Close says there has been a “knife attack” at a metro station and police have made an arrest.

New Zealand Proud Boys Isolation and mask-wearing provisions remain important, acting COVID-19 Minister Chris Hipkins says.
Support for New Zealand’s Labour Party jumps after Hipkins become leader

New Zealand’s Labour Party has seen a jump in support after Chris Hipkins replaced Jacinda Ardern as Prime Minister and leader of the Labour Party.

Indias Adani Group plans independent audit of group companies

India’s Adani Group is planning to hire one of the “big six” accounting firms to assess its corporate governance and audit practices following allegations of fraud by short-selling firm Hindenburg, Mint newspaper reported on Monday.

U.S. says FTX founder Bankman-Fried needs limits on communications, asset access

The U.S. government on Monday urged a judge to reject Sam Bankman-Fried’s claim it went too far by insisting that the indicted founder of the now-bankrupt FTX cryptocurrency exchange be banned from contacting his former colleagues.

U.S. watchdog identifies $5.4 billion in potentially fraudulent COVID-19 loans

The U.S. government likely awarded about $5.4 billion in COVID-19 aid to people with questionable Social Security numbers, a federal watchdog said in a report released on Monday.

More heavy rain expected for New Zealand’s flood-ravaged Auckland

New Zealand officials on Tuesday asked residents in flood-ravaged Auckland to prepare for the onslaught of another storm as residents start a clean-up following a series of floods and landslips across New Zealand’s biggest city over the weekend.