Author: James Martin

CNN  —  More cases of a rare disease have been reported worldwide, including in the United States – where one health official said he expects new cases in the days ahead. As of Saturday, 92 confirmed cases and 28 suspected cases of monkeypox were under investigation in 12 countries, the World Health Organization said in a news release. Confirmed cases have been identified in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States – which had between one and five confirmed monkeypox cases as of Saturday, the WHO said. “The situation…

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Muhammad Akbar, 40, sells dried chickpeas on a wheelbarrow in Jacobabad, and has suffered heatstroke three times in his life.But now, he says, the heat is getting worse. “In those days there were many trees in the whole city and there was no shortage of water and we had other facilities so we could easily beat the heat. But now there are no trees or other facilities including water, due to which the heat is becoming unbearable. I’m scared that this heat will take our lives in the coming years.”As Pakistan and India sweltered during the recent heatwave, the city…

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Placeholder while article actions loadFloods, droughts and food shortages are just some of the effects of climate change, while exploitation and corruption drive social injustice around the world. Governments tackling these issues are realizing that to solve them, they need first to define and measure them. Some are turning to so-called taxonomies that establish which economic practices and products are harmful to the planet and which aren’t. The idea is that the price of goods and services must reflect the human and environmental cost of both production and disposal, which in turn would spur much needed change. But designing a…

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Editor’s Note — A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and how it impacts the world. Sign up here.(CNN) — When I made up my mind to travel outside of Hong Kong in early March, the city’s daily Covid-19 case count had just passed 50,000, with the highest fatality rate in the world. But I was trying to go to Shanghai, my hometown, for the first time in more than two years. I knew traveling from a Covid hotspot to an area…

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“Some groups may have a greater chance of exposure right now, but by no means is the current risk of exposure to monkeypox exclusively to the gay and bisexual community in the US,” said Dr. John Brooks, chief medical officer for the CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention. “Anyone, anyone, can develop [and] spread monkeypox infection, but … many of those affected in the current global outbreak identified as gay and bisexual men.” There is one confirmed case of monkeypox and four suspected cases in the United States, the CDC said Monday. The confirmed case is in a man in Massachusetts,…

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All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.If you’re building a new PC or just need a storage device for your computers and gaming consoles, make sure to check out Amazon today. You can get both internal and external disk drives, as well as memory cards, for up to 60 percent off from the website’s ongoing one-day Western Digital and SanDisk sale. One of the most deeply discounted items included…

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Placeholder while article actions loadThe solution to some of our biggest economic problems is staring us in the face. Or more accurately, it’s beating on our door.Among the many aspects of US immigration policy that need rethinking, one of the most urgent is how we handle migrants on temporary work visas. Focusing on a more sensible approach to that program would not only ease the pressure of illegal immigration at the border, but provide some price relief in our overheated economy, as well.Immigration dropped off during the pandemic. Borders and embassies were closed. This produced fewer entries and a backlog…

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The full report by the senior civil servant Sue Gray into lockdown-breaking parties in and around Downing Street has been published. This is what it says:Summary of the eventsGray looked into 15 events on 12 dates between May 2020 and April 2021, all of which involved people gathering during Covid lockdowns. Boris Johnson attended eight of these. Several of the events appeared notably drunken and rowdy. At a leaving do on 18 June 2020 there was karaoke, “excessive alcohol consumption” in which someone was sick and “a minor altercation between two other individuals”, with staff staying beyond 3am. Two leaving…

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The Super League season has reached the halfway point and we’re poised for an enthralling few months. St Helens have been the best side in the competition, so far, of that there is no doubt, but the likes of Catalans Dragons, Wigan Warriors and Huddersfield Giants aren’t too far behind them. There’s been some outstanding performers, but some players may have caught fans off-guard with their displays, too. Here, Rugby League Live takes a look at some of the surprise packages of the year so far. Tui Lolohea Lolohea has found a new lease of life in Super League since…

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(CNN) — Moutai, a clear and potent spirit famed its incredibly strong taste, is known for being the drink-of-choice amongst many Chinese politicians and businesspeople looking to impress their colleagues.And now, the prestigious brand is hoping it can tap into a younger market by launching its very first Moutai ice cream store, selling sweet treats infused with the notoriously strong spirit that’s 53% alcohol.The first ever Moutai Ice Cream shop opened on May 19 in the lobby of the Moutai International Hotel in the city of Zunyi in southwest Guizhou province. The Kweichow Moutai group, which produces the spirit, is…

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