Rio de Janeiro

The Municipal Health Department of Rio de Janeiro (SMS-Rio) confirmed today the first case of monkeypox in the city. The victim is a 38-year-old Brazilian who lives in London, England. He arrived in Brazil on Saturday (June 11) and, the following day, sought medical attention at the National Institute of InfectiousContinue Reading

Suspected terrorists killed three Christians in the Chibok area of northeastern Nigeria on February 25. The perpetrators are likely members of Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP). The attack occurred in the village of Kautikari, a predominantly Christian area. On the same evening, the building of the Church of theContinue Reading

The Taliban is cracking down on Afghans trying to leave the country as they continue to conduct their door-to-door security sweep. In what the extremist group is calling a “clearing operation,” militants are searching for weapons and people who are alleged of kidnapping and robbery but are likely looking forContinue Reading

Buenos Aires

Officials in Buenos Aires province say the cocaine that caused the deaths of 23 people in Argentina last week and hospitalized 84 more was adulterated with a powerful opiate. Investigators are also seeking to clarify whether the distribution of these highly toxic drugs was due to a mistake made by those who cut the narcotics,Continue Reading

The Department is notifying the public that avian influenza has been detected in Nova Scotia. On Friday, January 28, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency confirmed a Canada goose in the Grand Desert area of Halifax Regional Municipality tested positive. Avian influenza is a viral infection that can spread easily andContinue Reading

The Philippines Department of Health (DOH) reports that of the latest batch of samples sequenced, 677 samples, more than 91 percent were the Omicron variant (618) and five percent were the Delta variant of COVID-19 (35). In addition, health officials report the BA.2 sub-lineage was found to be the majorityContinue Reading

According to Indonesia’s National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT), nearly 200 Islamic boarding schools have ties to terrorist networks. On January 25, BNPT chief Boy Rafli Amar announced the discovery at a meeting with the parliament, saying the assessment was a result of the agency’s terrorism prevention efforts last year. The dataContinue Reading

Novak Djokovic has been deported from Australia after losing a last-ditch court bid to stay in the country. The story has been misrepresented and during the recent NEWS TALK, some of the details are discussed. Djokovic said he was “extremely disappointed” but accepted the ruling. He has left on aContinue Reading

Massachusetts will require its public schools to cover the Armenian Genocide of the early 20th century following a decision by state legislators. This makes Massachusetts the sixth state in the United States to mandate education on the genocide, during which the Ottoman Empire killed or displaced around 2 million Armenian Christians.Continue Reading

Canadian officials announced Friday the recall of Evive brand Immunity Super Functional Smoothie due to the risk of cyanide poisoning. The company says they are recalling because this smoothie brand contains raw elderberries. Raw elderberries naturally contain cyanogenic glycosides, which can release cyanide after being eaten. The human body can eliminate smallContinue Reading