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Stories for January 14th 2023

  • Saturday, January 14th 2023 - 19:18 UTC

    Argentina may resume beef exports to Mexico

    Mexican experts had inspected Argentine beef plants in mid-2022

    Argentina's Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries announced Friday that 22 beef processing plants had been approved for shipments to Mexico after a 20-year hiatus.

  • Saturday, January 14th 2023 - 18:32 UTC

    Tornadoes in southern US leave at least 7 dead

    Six of the fatalities were reported in Autauga County, Alabama

    A streak of tornadoes in the past few days left so far at least 7 people dead and over 30 others injured in the states of Georgia and Alabama, where a hurricane damaged buildings and tossed cars into the streets of downtown Selma, where civil rights activists once made history.

  • Saturday, January 14th 2023 - 18:01 UTC

    Iran hangs alleged British spy

    Türk said the executions in Iran were nothing but “state-sanctioned killings”

    Former Iranian Deputy Defense Minister Ali Reza Akbari (1997-2005) has been hanged after being found guilty of spying for the British government, it was reported in Tehran Saturday by the Mizan news service, although the exact moment of the execution was not revealed.

  • Saturday, January 14th 2023 - 17:56 UTC

    Former Brazilian Justice Minister arrested upon returning from US

    Had he not arrived before Monday, the government would have sought Torres' extradition from the US

    Brazilian Federal Police Saturday arrested former Justice Minister Anderson Torres on orders of Supreme Federal Court (STF) Justice Alexandre De Moraes for his alleged involvement in Sunday's (Jan. 8) riots.

  • Saturday, January 14th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Bolsonaro under investigation for incitement to Sunday's riots in Brasilia

    Bolsonaro's allegations that the elections' results were fraudulent were unsupported, De Moraes stressed

    At the request of Brazil's Attorney General's Office, Supreme Federal Court (STF) Justice Alexandre De Moraes has agreed to add former President Jair Bolsonaro to the items under probe for last Sunday's antidemocratic events in Brasilia, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Saturday, January 14th 2023 - 10:45 UTC

    HMS Protector scans active underwater volcanoes on Antarctic edge for tsunami research

    Royal Navy ice patrol ship HMS Protector in the South Sandwich Islands (Picture: Royal Navy).

    Royal Navy personnel are helping scientists warn of potentially catastrophic tsunamis by researching huge underwater volcanoes on the edge of Antarctica. Navy icebreaker HMS Protector has used her state-of-the-art sensors to scan peaks in the South Sandwich Islands – one of the world’s most remote territories.

  • Saturday, January 14th 2023 - 10:37 UTC

    Covid-19 Kraken variant detected in Gibraltar

    The GHA and Public Health Gibraltar will continue to closely monitor the development of this strain

    The Government of Gibraltar as advised by Public Health Gibraltar can confirm that the Kraken variant of COVID-19 has been detected from samples taken last week.

  • Saturday, January 14th 2023 - 10:28 UTC

    Brazilian Finance and Environment ministers will attend the Davos Forum

    Fernando Haddad and Marina Silva will make the round of bilateral contacts to ensure Economy and Environment in Brazil are working together

    Brazil's Minister of Finance Fernando Haddad and the Minister of Environment Marina Silva will be the official representatives to the World Economic Forum, (WEF) scheduled for January 16/20 in Davos, Switzerland and the message from the delegation to global investors is that the weekend's turmoil “belongs to the past and Brazil is ready to play its important role in international politics”.

  • Saturday, January 14th 2023 - 10:27 UTC

    Sanitary precautions upped in triple-border region

    Only 9 cases of dengue have been registered so far this year in Paraguay, against 1,244 cases of chikungunya

    Sanitary workers in the newly-created county of Fracrán in the Argentine province of Misiones have undertaken a house-by-house campaign to persuade people to get vaccinated against yellow fever, Covid-19, and measles, while residents were advised to up their precautions due to the increasing number of cases in neighboring Paraguay, where the first death due to chikungunya has been reported.

  • Saturday, January 14th 2023 - 10:26 UTC

    Princess Royal congratulates FIGAS for their outstanding support in Falklands

    A FIGAS Islander landing kith a Falklands flag flying

    Following the visit of Her Highness the Princess Royal in November 2022, FIGAS have received a letter of congratulation following their work in enabling the Princess to visit the Camp and the Outer Islands
    A well deserved a letter to all the staff at FIGAS who work hard to ensure their passengers get the best services.

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