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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

China bubonic plague: Inner Mongolia takes precautions after case

Image caption A bubonic plague smear, prepared from a lymph removed from an adenopathic lymph node of a plague patient. Authorities in China have stepped up precautions after a city in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region confirmed one case of bubonic plague. According to state reports, the Bayannur patient - a herdsman - is now in quarantine and in stable condition. Officials issued a Level 3 warning, the second lowest in a four-tier system. ... 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

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

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

Vietnam's Vingroup says produces first 5G smartphones under Vsmart brand

FILE PHOTO: A manufacturer works at an assembly line of Vingroup's Vsmart phone in Hai Phong, Vietnam December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Kham. HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam’s VinSmart, a unit of Vingroup, has produced its first 5G smartphones in cooperation with the U.S.’s Qualcomm, Vingroup said on Monday. The model, Vsmart Aris 5G, is equipped with a Snapdragon 765G 5G module platform and a quantum security chip, the company said in a statement, adding ... 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

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