From subway stations to shopping malls, Taiwan prepares its air raid shelters

TAIPEI, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Taiwan is preparing its air raid shelters as rising tensions with China and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine raise new fears about the possibility of a Chinese attack on the island democracy. China considers Taiwan its territory and has increased military activity in the air and sea around it. Taiwan is … Read more

‘Government did nothing’: Mexican, Brazilian response to monkeypox raises concerns

MEXICO CITY, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Francisco’s injuries started after returning home to Mexico City from California at the end of June: First, two spots on his buttocks. Then a week later sores appeared all over his body, his mouth so full of sores that he could hardly speak or drink water. “The pain was … Read more

South Korea develops nanotechnology tattoos as a health monitoring tool

DAEJEON, Aug 2 (Reuters) – South Koreans could soon wear a device inside their own body in the form of a customized tattoo that automatically warns them of potential health problems, if a scientific team’s project bears fruit. Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in the city of Daejeon, southwest … Read more

Cryptoverse: Bitcoin hits the heat in July’s jump

A display of virtual currency bitcoin and a one-dollar bill are seen in front of a stock chart in this photo taken Jan. 8, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Sign up Aug 2 (Reuters) – It’s been a good month for bitcoin – and we haven’t said that … Read more

Chilean authorities are investigating a mysterious large hole near a copper mine

SANTIAGO, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Chilean authorities on Monday launched an investigation into a mysterious hole about 25 meters (82 feet) in diameter that appeared over the weekend at a mining site in the country’s north. Chilean media showed aerial images of the well on land operated by Canadian copper miner Lundin Mining ( LUN.TO … Read more

Ayman al-Zawahiri: from doctor in Cairo to leader of al-Qaeda

Joined the Muslim Brotherhood as a teenager From a distinguished Cairo family Took over al Qaeda after bin Laden’s death Applied influence as an ideologue, strategist Bin Laden’s charisma was missing DUBAI, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Ayman al-Zawahiri succeeded Osama bin Laden as al-Qaeda leader after years as its chief planner and strategist, but his … Read more

Asian stocks fall as US yields on Pelosi jitters; Aussie falls

A man wearing a protective face mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, walks past a screen showing the Shanghai Composite Index, the Nikkei Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average outside a stock exchange in Tokyo, Japan, February 14, 2022. REUTERS/ Kim Kyung- Hoon Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Sign … Read more

US Says Russia Uses ‘Nuclear Shield’ In Ukraine, Risks Terrible Accident

US Says Russia Uses ‘Nuclear Shield’ The first grain ship leaves Ukraine Ukraine says 22,000 Russian troops are ready to go south Foreign fighters enter Luhansk, governor says Ukraine says it retakes 50 towns in Kherson UNITED STATES/KYIV, Aug 2 (Reuters) – The United States has accused Russia of using Ukraine’s largest nuclear power plant … Read more

Polio found in New York sewage as state encourages vaccinations

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The polio virus was present in sewage in suburban New York a month before health officials there reported a confirmed case of the disease last month, state health officials said on Monday, urging residents to be sure they were vaccinated. The discovery of the disease from sewage samples collected in … Read more

Biden and Putin strike conciliatory tones as nuclear talks begin at UN

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the economy in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building’s South Court Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 28, 2022. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Sign up UNITED STATES, Aug 1 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Monday he … Read more