AFRICA: In Somalia, two suicide bombers detonated explosives-laden cars outside the UN Mine Action Service offices and a Somali army checkpoint in Mogadishu, killing 13 people, including seven UN guards.
AMERICAS: Daniel Barrera was sentenced to 35 years in prison and fined USD 10M for running a brutal Colombian cocaine syndicate that spanned four continents for more than a decade.
ASIA: The US warned North Korea it faces “real consequences” over its internationally condemned nuclear and missile tests.
EUROPE: Turkish President Erdogan accused the EU of not paying its way under a deal to send Syrian refugees back across the Aegean.
MIDDLE EAST: Secretary Kerry said progress is being made with Russia on a potential military partnership that could strengthen a faltering truce in Syria.
TECHNOLOGY: Secretary Kerry discussed the email hack of the Democratic National Committee with Russian FM Sergei Lavrov, as the FBI was investigating possible Russian involvement.
France: Two unknown hostage-takers storm church and murder, killed by police.
Two men stormed a church in the northern town of St.-Étienne-du-Rouvray and took a number of hostages — including a priest, two nuns and several worshipers.
One priest was killed, in addition to an unknown number of injuries.
The two hostage takers, whose identity and motives were still unknown, were killed in a police operation that ended the assault.
France’s anti-terrorist prosecution unit said it has taken over the investigation.
President Hollande and Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve are expected on the scene.
Suspected Cases as of 22JUL: 175,956 (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Perú, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin (French), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Maarten (Dutch), Spain, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, UK Virgin Islands, United States of America, US Virgin Islands, Uruguay, and Venezuela)
Confirmed Cases as of 22JUL: 36,732
Deaths as of 22JUL: 28
Deaths (01JAN15-31DEC15): 74 (Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Puerto Rico)
Cases as of 26JUL: 1,791 (Saudi Arabia (KSA), Jordan, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the United Kingdom (UK), France, Tunisia, Italy, Oman, Kuwait, Yemen, Malaysia, Greece, Egypt, Lebanon, the Netherlands, Iran, Algeria, Austria, Turkey, The Philippines, Germany, China, South Korea, and the US)
Deaths as of 26JUL: 640 (Saudi Arabia, France, Qatar, United Kingdom, UAE, Oman, South Korea)
Reported autochthonous Transmission as of 14JUL: American Samoa, Anguilla, Argentina, Aruba, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Bonaire (Netherlands), Brazil, Cabo Verde, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, French Guiana, Guinea-Bissau, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Jamaica, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sint Eustatius and Saba (Netherlands), Sint Maarten, Suriname, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, United States, Vietnam, Virgin Islands, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of).
Outbreak Terminated as of 14JUL: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Gabon, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Maldives, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and Isla de Pascua (Chile).
Locally Acquired Without Vector Borne Transmission as of 14JUL: Argentina, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Peru, Portugal, Spain, and the United States of America.