Loading...
The Financial Express

Brazil military distribute masks to save isolated Amazon tribes

Soldiers handed out masks to barefooted Yanomami indigenous people including body-painted warriors carrying spears and bows and arrows on Wednesday on the second day of a military operation to protect...

  Asia / South Asia

Death toll in Myanmar landslide surges past 100

A landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar killed at least 100 people, with more feared dead, authorities said on Thursday, after a pile of mine waste collapsed into a lake, triggering a wave of mud and water that buried scores of workers. The miners were collecting stones in the jade-rich Hpakant area of Kachin state when the “muddy...

Australia to lock down 300,000 in Melbourne suburbs

Authorities will lock down around 300,000 people in suburbs north of Melbourne for a month from late on Wednesday to contain the risk of infection after two weeks of double-digit rises in new coronavirus cases in Australia’s second most populous state. Australia has fared better than many countries in the pandemic, with around 7,830 cases and 104 deaths, but the...

  Americas

Brazil military distribute masks to save isolated Amazon tribes

Soldiers handed out masks to barefooted Yanomami indigenous people including body-painted warriors carrying spears and bows and arrows on Wednesday on the second day of a military operation to protect isolated tribes from COVID-19, reports Reuters. The Yanomami are the last major isolated people in the Amazon rainforest where dozens of indigenous communities have been...

  Europe

  Europe

  Africa

  Africa

Explosion at Astron Energy’s South African refinery kills at least two

An explosion on Thursday at Astron Energy’s South African refinery in Cape Town has killed at least two people and injured several others, a source who works at the 100,000 barrel per day plant told Reuters. “There are two people dead that I know of and many injured,” said the person, who was not authorised to speak to the media....

Nine die of gastrointestinal disease outbreak in Zimbabwe, 1,000 infected

Nine people in Zimbabwe’s second largest city Bulawayo died of a gastrointestinal disease outbreak, while about a thousand were infected with the water-borne disease. The local authority said in a statement on Sunday that one of the possible causes of the outbreak was water contamination due to obsolete infrastructure. “The 144-hour shedding strained the already aged network, further complicating the...