Unbiased headline news for Monday February 19, 2024- In a significant surge of tribal conflict in Papua New Guinea, at least 53 men fell victim to a massacre, as reported by Australian media on Monday.

The violence unfolded when a tribe, along with their allies and mercenaries, was en route to launch an attack on a neighboring tribe. The ambush occurred on Sunday in Enga province, situated in the remote highlands of the South Pacific nation. Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary Acting Superintendent George Kakas informed the Australian Broadcasting Corporation that the police anticipated discovering more casualties among those wounded who had sought refuge in the woods.

The U.S. military executed five self-defense strikes in areas of Yemen under Houthi control, one of which targeted an unmanned underwater vessel, according to U.S. Central Command.

This incident marked the first observed use of an unmanned underwater vessel by the Houthi forces since the commencement of attacks in the Red Sea region in October. CENTCOM also confirmed self-defense strikes against three mobile anti-ship cruise missiles and an unmanned surface vessel.

Over 400 individuals were detained in Russia while commemorating the late opposition leader Alexey Navalny, who passed away at a remote Arctic penal colony, according to a leading human rights group.

Navalny’s sudden death at the age of 47 dealt a severe blow to many Russians who had placed their aspirations for the future on President Vladimir Putin’s most formidable adversary. Despite surviving a nerve agent poisoning and enduring multiple prison terms, Navalny remained steadfast in his unwavering criticism of the Kremlin.

Among those injured in the shooting during the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade was 10-year-old Samuel Arellano, attending the event with his grandfather while donning the jersey of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

Arellano bravely pointed out the location of his gunshot wound near his upper ribcage during an interview with CBS News. The tragic incident claimed the life of a woman, leaving 22 others wounded, nearly half of whom were children. Arellano is currently recuperating at home, but the emotional scars of the terrifying experience remain vivid. “I was just crying a lot… I was terrified, I was traumatized,” shared Arellano.

Celebrity pastor Joel Osteen’s Houston megachurch hosted a special service on Sunday dedicated to healing and thanksgiving, one week after a woman opened fire in one of its hallways before being fatally shot by security officers.

Since the Feb. 11 shooting that led worshippers to seek safety, Osteen’s Lakewood Church had not conducted services. On Sunday, Joel Osteen, his wife Victoria Osteen, and members of the church staff, who lead Lakewood’s Spanish ministry, sat on stage in chairs, discussing the shooting, its impact on the Lakewood community, and the church’s forward momentum.

Governor Tim Walz reported that two police officers and one firefighter were shot and killed in Burnsville, Minnesota, on Sunday while responding to a “call of a family in danger.”

The fallen officers, Paul Elmstrand and Matthew Ruge of Burnsville Police, along with firefighter Adam Finseth, who also worked as an EMT, responded to the 12600 block of 33rd Avenue South around 1:50 a.m., local time.

Japan’s flagship H3 rocket achieved orbit and released two small observation satellites in a crucial second test, offering hope for the country in the global space race after a failed debut launch last year.

The H3 rocket took off from the Tanegashima Space Center on time Saturday morning after a two-day delay due to bad weather. It successfully reached an orbit at an altitude of about 420 miles and deployed two satellites, as confirmed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

Former U.S. Rep. George Santos filed a lawsuit on Saturday alleging that late-night host Jimmy Kimmel deceived him into creating videos on the Cameo app, which were later used to mock the disgraced New York Republican on the show.

The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. district court for the southern district of New York, names Kimmel, ABC, and the Walt Disney Company as defendants. Santos claims that Kimmel misrepresented himself to persuade Santos to make personalized videos, exploiting and ridiculing his “gregarious personality.”