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Brazil Floods Trigger Disease Outbreak, Surge in Fatalities Expected Soon, Experts Warn

On May 22, the health secretariat of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul confirmed that a 2nd person has died from leptospirosis, a waterborne virus.  According to the Associated Press, regional health experts had “forecast a surge in infectious diseases including leptospirosis and hepatitis B. Carlos Machado, a regional public health and environmental expert reported that the “outbreak of...

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German Military Officer Sentenced in Espionage Case

A German officer by the name of Thomas H. was convicted of espionage and violating official secrets after supplying military intelligence to the Russian Federation, and was sentenced to three and a half years...

Russia and Uzbekistan Sign Agreement to Build First Nuclear Power Plant

On May 27th, Russia committed $400 million to a $500 million joint fund with Uzbekistan to expand natural gas imports while also signing an accord to build a nuclear power plant. The move reflects...

Rubbish From Pikitup Strike Blocking Entrances to Johannesburg Voting Stations

A series of strikes conducted by casual workers of Johannesburg-based waste collection service 'Pikitup' has resulted in masses of trash piling up in the streets of the country's capital. Most peculiarly, the rubbish has...