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Florida issues warning about rare case of brain-eating amoeba

Image caption Naegleria fowleri infects people when water containing the amoeba enters the body through the nose. A case of a rare brain-eating amoeba has been confirmed in Florida, according to health officials in the US state. The Florida Department of Health (DOH) said one person in Hillsborough County had contracted Naegleria fowleri. The microscopic, single-celled amoeba can cause an infection of the brain, and is usually fatal. Commonly ... Full story

What is the TikTok subculture Dark Academia? Times

School, as most of us know it, came to a halt this spring. There were no graduation gatherings and no proms . No study abroad or in-person summer classes. And what will happen in September is still largely unknown. Yet in the digital world, a different kind of academic community is thriving, one where students have created a niche of their own, along with an aesthetic that mirrors the world they once knew. Known as Dark Academia, it is a ... Full story

Mexican military finds plane in flames and truck carrying drugs

A plane suspected of carrying drugs was reportedly set alight after allegedly being intercepted by soldiers on Federal Highway 184 in Quintana Roo state, Mexico, according to local reports, July 5, 2020 in this still image taken from video. REUTERS/via REUTERS TV. MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican military officials said on Sunday they discovered a small plane from South America in flames after it made an illegal landing on the Yucatan Peninsula ... Full story

Broadway star Nick Cordero dies at 41 after coronavirus struggle highlighted by wife Amanda Kloots

Nick Cordero , the Broadway actor who found a multitude of new worldwide fans who rallied behind him as he struggled with the coronavirus , died Sunday at age 41. "God has another angel in heaven," his wife Amanda Kloots confirmed on Instagram Sunday. " My darling husband passed away this morning .". Kloots wrote that her hospitalized husband "was surrounded in love by his family, singing and praying as he gently left this earth.". ⠀. "I am in ... Full story

Nick Cordero, Broadway actor who battled COVID-19, has died at age 41, wife says

Broadway actor Nick Cordero, who had been hospitalized for three months and had his leg amputated after contracting the coronavirus , has died, his wife, Amanda Kloots, said Sunday. He was 41. "My darling husband passed away this morning," Kloots said in an Instagram post. "He was surrounded in love by his family, singing and praying as he gently left this earth.". "I am in disbelief and hurting everywhere," Kloots added. "My heart is broken as ... Full story

Rocket fired at Baghdad's international airport, not far from US troops and diplomats

An unguided Katyusha rocket was fired at Baghdad’s international airport Sunday night near where American troops and diplomats are housed one night after the U.S. military shot one down, according to U.S. officials. While nobody was injured or killed and the damage appeared minimal, it marked the seventh rocket attack on the airport in less than a month, the officials told Fox News, accusing Iranian-backed militias for the attack. The increased ... Full story

Oil prices mixed as coronavirus spike casts shadow over U.S. demand

FILE PHOTO: The sun sets behind a crude oil pump jack on a drill pad in the Permian Basin in Loving County, Texas, U.S. November 24, 2019. REUTERS/Angus Mordant. SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices offered up a mixed market snapshot on Monday, with Brent crude edging higher, supported by tighter supplies, while U.S. benchmark WTI futures dropped on concern that a spike in coronavirus cases could curb oil demand in the United States. Brent crude ... Full story

Indian soldiers unarmed and caught by surprise in China clash, families say

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian soldiers who died in close combat with Chinese troops last month were unarmed and surrounded by a larger force on a steep ridge, Indian government sources, two soldiers deployed in the area and families of the fallen men said. FILE PHOTO: Demonstrators shout slogans as they burn an effigy depicting Chinese President Xi Jinping during a protest against China, in Kolkata, India, June 18, 2020. REUTERS/Rupak De ... Full story

Australia closes state border for first time in 100 years to halt coronavirus

People wearing protective face masks practice social distancing while waiting to enter an Apple store on the first day of New South Wales' further eased coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions in Sydney, Australia, July 1, 2020. REUTERS/Loren Elliott. SYDNEY (Reuters) - The border between Australia’s two most populous states will close from Tuesday for an indefinite period, Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said on Monday, following an ... Full story

What Donald Trump gets wrong about Somalia

In our series of letters from African journalists, Ismail Einashe considers how Somalia has become caught up in the US election campaign. President Donald Trump is making Somali-American congresswoman Ilhan Omar one of the bogeywomen of his campaign for re-election to the White House in November - and by proxy her country of birth Somalia. In his most recent attack, at a campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, he tore into the 37-year-old alleging ... Full story