The Monkeypox virus has spread to at least 19 countries, and over 237 cases have been confirmed, as of May 27. According to WHO, the virus can be 'contained' in non-African countries. However, the cases are reportedly expected to increase in the coming days. According to scientists, the Monkeypox is not expected to spread and cause a pandemic, given that the virus does not spread like COVID-19.
Twitter is ordered to pay $150 million as penalty for "data privacy breach", happened over a span of six years. The settlement was announced by the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission, which also alleged that Twitter "deceived the users as to how well it maintained their privacy and security". They alleged, Twitter failed to disclose that the email addresses and phone numbers will be used to send targeted ads.
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A juvenile has been arrested for carrying a deadly firearm outside a high school in Richardson city, a day after the mass elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Police were alerted after the boy was seen walking with a firearm. The police arrived and conducted a search and investigation. The boy was located inside the high school and the firearms were found in his car at the parking lot.
Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan's Azadi march reached the capital city of Islamabad, on May 26. Imran Khan addressed the march, and warned the central government. He said that if the election dates are not announced within six days, he will return to Islamabad. The Pakistani Army was deployed in Islamabad, to prevent the march from reaching Supreme Court and Prime Minister's residence.
North Korea launched three ballistic missiles into the East Sea on May 25, one of which seemed to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). Military officials believe the missile fired is the North's newest Hwasong-17 ICBM. In retaliation to North Korea's missile test, South Korea and the United States launched Hyunmoo-II ballistic missile and an Army Tactical Missile System missile into the East Sea to demonstrate their swift strike… read-more
The BBC apologized to viewers on May 24 when the headline "Manchester United are rubbish" flashed on their ticker during a television news show. During coverage of the French Open tennis event, the headline was displayed at the bottom of the screen. Annita McVeigh, a BBC presenter, later apologized on the live show, explaining that the headline was made when somebody was learning how to operate the ticker.
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The UK government has approved Todd Boehly's proposed purchase of Chelsea Football Club. Nadine Dorries, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport, revealed she had given a license allowing the agreement on May 24, shortly after it was approved by Premier League. In early March, he put the London club up for sale following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which Moscow refers to as a "special military operation."
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According to NASA, the Kavachi volcano in the Solomon Islands, one of the most active undersea volcanoes in the Pacific Ocean, is emitting more plumes. After a 2015 expedition revealed two kinds of sharks living within the active crater, the underwater volcano was called "Sharkcano." NASA disclosed satellite photographs of the erupting underwater volcano. The sharks are unaffected by the eruption since they are adapted to live in harsh… read-more
Teen shooter opened fire at an elementary school in Texas, killing at least 19 young children and two adults. It was the most dangerous school shooting in Uvalde, United States in years. Officers killed the shooter. "It's time to turn this pain into action for every parent, for every citizen of this country," Biden said. Flags were ordered to be flown at half-staff in honor of victims by White House.
China Uses Sports To Justify Human Rights Violations, Improve Its Image & Self-Esteem: Tibetan Activist
Chemi Lhamo, a Tibetan activist claimed that China is using sports to legitimize its "Human Rights violations and fake promises" during a meeting at the Human Rights Foundation Oslo Freedom Forum in New York. He claims that China utilized the 2008 and 2022 Olympics to improve its global reputation. He highlighted that China is utilizing sports to improve its image and self-esteem.