Monkeypox declared a public health emergency in New York City

Monkeypox declared a public health emergency in New York City

Monday, 01 August 2022 | PTI | New York

Monkeypox has been declared a public health emergency in New York City, with officials declaring that the city is currently the epicentre of the outbreak and an estimated 150,000 New Yorkers may currently be at the risk of exposure. New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of...

Red Cross struggles to see prison where Ukrainian POWS died

Monday, 01 August 2022 | AP | Kyiv

Ukrainian and Russian officials blamed each other for the deaths of dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war in an attack on a prison in a separatist-controlled area. The International Red Cross asked to visit the prison to make sure the scores of wounded POWs had proper treatment, but said its...

Japanese video journalist detained at Myanmar protest march

Monday, 01 August 2022 | AP | Bangkok

A Japanese video journalist has been detained by security forces in Myanmar while covering a protest against military rule in the country's largest city, pro-democracy activists said Sunday. Toru Kubota, a Tokyo-based documentary filmmaker, was arrested on Saturday by plainclothes police after a flash protest in Yangon, according to Typ Fone,...

Sting warns during Warsaw concert of threats to democracy

Monday, 01 August 2022 | AP | Warsaw

British musician Sting interrupted a concert in Warsaw on Saturday evening to warn his audience that democracy is under attack worldwide and to denounce the war in Ukraine as “an absurdity based upon a lie”. He asked a popular Polish actor, Maciej Stuhr, to come onstage to translate his warning...

US envoy: Russia intends to dissolve Ukraine from world map

Monday, 01 August 2022 | AP | United Nations

The US ambassador to the United Nations has said that there should no longer be any doubt that Russia intends to dismantle Ukraine "and dissolve it from the world map entirely". Linda Thomas-Greenfield told the UN Security Council on Friday that the US is seeing growing signs that Russia is laying...

Chinese research vessel to dock at Hambantota port in August: Lankan Army spokesman

Monday, 01 August 2022 | PTI | Colombo

Sri Lanka has allowed a Chinese research vessel to dock at the Hambantota port next month, the island nation's Army spokesman said on Sunday, days after India said it carefully monitors any development having a bearing on its security and economic interests. The southern deep-sea port of Hambantota is considered strategically...

Drone explosion hits HQ of Russia's Black Sea Fleet

Monday, 01 August 2022 | AP | Kyiv

A drone-borne explosive device detonated Sunday at the headquarters of Russia's Black Sea Fleet, injuring six people, officials said. The explosion at the headquarters in the city of Sevastopol on the Crimean peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014 caused cancellation of observances of Russia's Navy Day holiday. The Black Sea...

Spain reports 2nd death from monkeypox

Sunday, 31 July 2022 | AP | Madrid

Spain has reported a second death in as many days from monkeypox, its health ministry said Saturday. These are believed to be the first confirmed deaths from monkeypox since its outbreak in the European Union. The ministry gave no details on the deceased. It reported its first death from the disease...

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