Indonesia has confirmed its first monkeypox infection, the health ministry announced on Saturday.
Neighboring Singapore reported its first case of monkeypox last month and had confirmed 15 as of August 5. Elsewhere in Southeast Asia, the Philippines and Thailand have also confirmed cases.
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The World Health Organization has declared a global health emergency, with more than 40,000 confirmed cases of monkeypox, including a handful of deaths, in more than 80 countries where the virus is not endemic.
Does a prime minister have the right to party? Finland divided on Sanna Marin clip
In a leaked video, Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin is seen dancing and singing with friends at a private party. Marin said she had attended the party for the past few weeks, but declined to say exactly where or when. Josua Fagerholm, who works in marketing, said the episode was potentially damaging to Finland’s reputation and public trust in Finnish politicians. Marin became Finland’s youngest prime minister in 2019 at age 34.
Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif talks about ‘permanent peace’ with India: ‘War is not an option’
Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif spoke of Islamabad’s desire to have “permanent peace” with India and that dialogue is the way forward as war is not an option for either country. Sharif made the comments while addressing a delegation of Harvard University students. Sharif also said that Islamabad and New Delhi should compete in trade and economy.
This is how Bangladesh celebrated Krishna Janmashtami | Watch the video
Thousands of people of all religions took to the streets on Friday to celebrate Krishna Janmashtami in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Read Janmashtami 2022: British PM candidate Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata visit ISKCON temple Atmosphere of positivity A clip from the festivities was shared by state-owned Doordarshan.
China extends drought warning as heatwave drags on
Authorities in southwest China’s Sichuan province have extended power cuts to industry until next week even as a drought warning was extended to a central province of China during a scorching summer that is the country’s driest in six decades, state media reported on Saturday. Sichuan province and the sprawling municipality of Chongqing in southwest China have decided to extend industrial power cuts until August 24 to overcome the crisis and ensure supply to homes.
Brian Stelter Leaves CNN as Network Cancels ‘Reliable Sources’ Show
CNN’s recent shakeup by new CEO Chris Licht aimed at making the channel less confrontational resulted in the cancellation of its 30-year-old show, “Reliable Sources,” with host Brian Stelter leaving the network. Chris Licht also made it known internally that he was not interested in the CNN-Fox News dispute over the network. Stelter is the author of a book titled “Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth” in August 2020.