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Monkeypox cases jumped 20% in the last week to 35,000 across 92 countries, WHO says

Monkeypox continues to spread across the globe with cases jumping by 20% over the last week, according to the World Health Organization.Infections increased by nearly 7,500 to more than 35,000 cases total across 92 countries, but nearly all reported cases are in Europe and the Americas, according to WHO data. Twelve deaths have been reported so far.The overwhelming majority of patients continue to be men who have sex with men, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanaom Ghebreyesus said. The global supply of the monkeypox vaccine, called Jynneos in the US, remains limited and data on its effectiveness in the current outbreak is sparse, Tedros said. Jynneos is manufactured by the Danish biotech company Bavarian Nordic."We remain concerned that the inequitable access to vaccines we saw during...
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Putin sells weapons to Latin America, Africa and Asia in the maneuvers of Venezuela

Russian President Vladimir Putin has confirmed the information published by ABC about the launch of a 'Persian market' of arms sales as a result of the simultaneous military maneuvers in Venezuela and Moscow held from August 13 to 27.Yesterday Putin inaugurated the Russian chapter of «Armia 2022» in Moscow where he offered a wide variety of weaponry to its allies and partners in Latin America, Asia and Africa within the framework of "the broadest and most multilateral technical-military cooperation possible". "Russia is ready to offer its allies and partners the most modern weaponry, from firearms to armor, artillery, military aviation and assault drones," he said at the opening of the military forum taking place outside Moscow. The event is attended by representatives of hundreds o...
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Ransomware attacks increasingly threaten developing countries

Joseph Jarnecki and Jamie MacColl, researchers at the UK's leading defense and security think tank, the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), they have appealed the country and its cybersecurity authorities to deal with the increase in ransomware attacks against countries in the “Global South”. According to the researchers, the wave of ransomware targeting developing countries has shown an evolution in attackers' tactics. Historically, ransomware has targeted a number of high-value sectors - finance, professional services, public sector - in rich countries, with a focus on the United States and other members of the G7. Recent attacks on countries such as Costa Rica, South Africa, Malaysia, Peru, Brazil, and India illustrate the increased threat to governments, critical national in...
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Why would anyone want their own pool? They’re certainly not good for swimming in | Adrian Chiles

yeswimming pools: what's the point of them? I don't mean big public pools, the benefits of which are clear. I mean the small private ones in gardens, which you see in particular abundance as you descend over various home counties coming in to land at Gatwick, or at hotels, or some rental properties. Particularly cooed over are the ones known as infinity pools, where one side isn't a proper side, so to speak. No, thrillingly, the water flows right over the edge. So what? I mean, really, so what?If you do an internet search for the number of houses with pools in the UK, the first number that comes up is a staggering 210,000. The best part of a quarter of a million? Surely not.Further investigation suggests the average size of a domestic pool is roughly 9 meters by 4.5 meters. Plu...
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Will Liz Cheney run for president in 2024? Why it could actually matter.

Placeholder while article actions loadGenerally speaking, about the last moment in which you want to discuss running for president is hours after you suffer a crippling defeat. But there was Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), fresh off a 37-point loss in her GOP primary Tuesday, floating the possibility of a national 2024 run on NBC's “Today” show.“It is something I'm thinking about, and I'll make a decision in the coming months,” Cheney said, emphasizing that she'll be “doing whatever it takes to keep Donald Trump out of the Oval Office.”Cheney has left open the possibility before, but she suggested Wednesday that she's not particularly chastened by her party's historic rebuke. And she quickly converted her House campaign to a leadership committee aimed at thwarting Trump in 2024.The idea tha...
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Benjamin Mendy: footballer tried to rape woman after shower, jury told | uknews

The Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy tried to rape a woman who had gone to his house to meet another footballer in his entourage, a court has heard.She told police the 28-year-old assaulted her after she had a shower in his mansion, tugging at her towel and telling her he wanted to see her naked before attempting to have intercourse with her.The woman, then 29, had met Mendy in a nightclub in Barcelona in October 2017 along with another French footballer, Diacko Fofana, a jury at Chester crown court was told on Wednesday.The woman, who was described by the prosecutor, Timothy Cray QC, as “the opposite of a football groupie”, told police she was introduced to Fofana and Mendy by a club promoter who offered them VIP treatment. “We don't want to hang around in queues and stuff so w...
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Israel and Turkey will resume full diplomatic relations

Israel and Turkey announced on Wednesday that they will resume their full diplomatic relations, after several years of tensions, but Ankara warned that it will continue to "defend the rights of the Palestinians" despite this decision.Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid said the move is a "major asset for regional stability" and "very important economic news for the citizens of Israel." According to Lapid's office, both countries will reappoint ambassadors and consuls general. The announcement came after months of bilateral efforts to strengthen ties, with reciprocal visits by high-ranking officials. The Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, stated that the return of the ambassadors "is important to improve bilateral relations." But still, he noted that Turkey will continue to "defe...
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The best colleges for financial aid, according to The Princeton Review

Cost is now the No. 1 factor when it comes to choosing a college.As a new application season gets underway, families are increasingly concerned about the rising price of tuition and whether a four-year degree is worth it. For the 2021-2022 academic year, annual tuition and fees plus room and board at in-state public institutions averaged $22,690, while at four-year, private universities, it reached $51,690, on average, according to the College Board.This year, some colleges are hiking tuition as much as 5%, citing inflation and other concerns.More from Personal Finance:75% of families don't know a key date to get financial aid Inflation drives college tuition prices higherWould you be included in student loan forgiveness? However, about two-thirds of all full-time students receive aid, ...
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Never Get Bored Again: 7 Sudoku Apps to Play Anywhere

We have compiled the 7 best sudoku apps from the Google app store so you can solve these puzzles from your mobile phone. Mobile phones have a huge number of functionalities and, among them, is the possibility of installing both applications and games. Normally what anyone is looking for are next-generation games that contain graphics that have little to envy to consoles such as Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5. But this does not always have to be the case, and there are simple games in terms of design and theme that are just as entertaining.. The biggest example of this is sudoku puzzles, which are usually done on paper. We say normally because they can also be done using the mobile phone and this is just what we have found.We have decided to collect the 7 best sudoku ...
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Rudy Giuliani arrives at Georgia courthouse for ordered testimony in Trump criminal probe

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani arrived in Atlanta Wednesday to testify in connection to the Fulton County prosecutor’s criminal probe into former President Donald Trump. Giuliani, also Trump’s former lawyer, stepped out of a black SUV at approximately 8:30 a.m. in front of the Fulton County Courthouse, where he was swarmed by reporters and news cameras. He declined to answer questions from the media before testifying to the 23-person special purpose grand jury as part of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’ escalating 18-month investigation into whether the former president or his associates broke state law in advocating to overturn the 2020 presidential election results, delivering a victory to Democrat Joe Biden. "Grand j...