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Stories for July 2nd 2024

  • Tuesday, July 2nd 2024 - 21:12 UTC

    Bird flu pandemic feared to be spreading in slow motion

    Three humans have so far tested positive for avian flu in the United States after being in contact with cows

    Scientists have been reported to be fearing a “slow-motion” version of a bird flu pandemic after the virus was detected in 129 dairy herds in the United States, which would make transmission to humans more likely, particularly in the wake of detections among other mammals such as alpacas or domestic cats.

  • Tuesday, July 2nd 2024 - 19:48 UTC

    Hurricane Beryl marks early season beginning

    Beryl caused significant damage in Grenada killing at least three and is expected to hit Mexico and Belize later this week

    After reaching category 5 in the Caribbean, Hurricane Beryl was not feared to reach Colombia's Caribbean shores but would nevertheless significantly affect navigation in the area. Strong winds hit Jamaica late Monday, sweeping away power lines and flooding the streets of other islands such as Grenada, it was also reported.

  • Tuesday, July 2nd 2024 - 10:50 UTC

    All red numbers as Argentina enters “Phase 2” of its economic plan

    Caputo said the peso would become a strong currency, distancing the government from campaign promises announcing a dollarization

    Local and international markets alike did not react well Monday after Argentine Economy Minister Luis 'Toto' Caputo and Central Bank (BCRA) CEO Santiago Bausili tried to explain the Libertarian administration's next steps to stabilize the economy of South America's second-largest country.

  • Tuesday, July 2nd 2024 - 09:06 UTC

    Falklands Legislative Assembly celebrates UK Armed Forces Day

    The Armed Forces Day flag flying at Victory Green in windy Stanley on 29th June.

    The Legislative Assembly of the Falkland Islands proudly commemorates Armed Forces Day, the 29th of June, honoring the brave service-people who serve and have served in the Armed Forces. This day is a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by our service members, and an opportunity for the community to express its gratitude and respect for the freedom, democracy and self-determination which the Falkland Islanders are able to enjoy due to these sacrifices.

  • Tuesday, July 2nd 2024 - 09:01 UTC

    British Army and Royal Marines commandoes in central London exercise

    Training operations included Aldwych and Charing Cross Tube Stations

    Royal Marines and British Army soldiers have taken to the streets of London to storm two underground stations, three tourist attractions and the Royal Albert Hall – but it was all part of a training operation called Exercise Felix Assault.

  • Tuesday, July 2nd 2024 - 08:54 UTC

    Heavy snow threatens the livelihood of animals in Argentine Patagonia

    The snow covering the pastures is making it difficult for the animals to eat, Jamieson explained

    Breeders in Argentine Patagonia went wild on social media after heavy snowfalls completely covered their animals placing around 1 million of them in danger of starving to death as the region goes through one of its coldest winters in the last decades. A video that went viral on social media shows the shooter walking through thick snow in the province of Chubut, with sheep fully under the snow except for their heads.

  • Tuesday, July 2nd 2024 - 08:04 UTC

    Venezuela's Maduro agrees to resume talks with US

    “After thinking about it for two months I have accepted,” Maduro said

    Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced Monday that he would be seeking to resume talks with the United States this week while his government referred to the European Union as one of the “most inefficient organizations in the world” less than a month ahead of local elections whereby the head of state intends to secure another term in office amid disenfranchised opposition leaders.

  • Tuesday, July 2nd 2024 - 08:03 UTC

    Ban on Heavy Fuel Oil shipping in Arctic waters has become effective

    In colder waters, experts say, the fuel does not break down but sinks in lumps that linger in sediments, threatening fragile ecosystems.

    An international ban starting July first, on the use of Heavy Fuel Oil, HFO, in the Arctic region adopted by the United Nations maritime body, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), at the Marine Environment Protection Committee, in June 2021, has come into effect aiming to protect the vulnerable waters from the risk of oil spills.

  • Tuesday, July 2nd 2024 - 08:03 UTC

    King Charles III new photographic portrait to commemorate Armed Forces Day

    King Charles III new photographic portrait to commemorate Armed Forces Day

    To commemorate this year's United Kingdom's Armed Forces Day a new photograph of the King in military uniform has been released. Held annually on the last Saturday of June, Armed Forces Day is a day for the country to show its support for veterans, service families, cadets and those still serving.

  • Tuesday, July 2nd 2024 - 08:00 UTC

    Labour's emphatic NO to any Falklands sovereignty talks with Argentina

    Lammy (right) who is of Guiana origin, underlined the interest of a government headed by Labor leader Keir Starmer of closer relations with the Caribbean and South America.

    The United Kingdom Labour's foreign affairs spokesperson David Lammy replied with an emphatic NO, when asked if a British government led by the Labour party would be prepared to sit and discuss Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty with Argentine president Javier Milei.

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