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African Death Toll From COVID-19 Increasing

NAIROBI – The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the continent’s death toll from COVID-19 has jumped 17 percent in the past month. In a media briefing Thursday, the Africa CDC said the infection rate has also increased and war…

Monsoon flooding affects thousands in lower part of Myanmar

Monsoon flooding has hit the lower part of Myanmar following heavy rainfall since the third week of July, according to state-run media reports on Thursday.The floods have affected thousands of residents in the country’s Kayin, Mon, Rakhine states, and …

US Federal Workers Again Are Masking Up

WHITE HOUSE – Federal workers in Washington and some other cities Wednesday began wearing masks again at work amid a spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Government employees are expected to be told Thursday that they wi…

Merchant Sailor Shortage Possible in Five Years

A shipping industry report released Wednesday warns there could be a shortage of merchant sailors to crew commercial ships in five years if action is not taken to boost numbers, posing a potential threat to global supply chains.The 2021 Seafarer Workfo…

Only Tokyo Could Pull Off These Games? Not Everyone Agrees

TOKYO – Staging an Olympics during the worst pandemic in a century? There’s a widespread perception that it couldn’t happen in a better place than Japan.A vibrant, open democracy with deep pockets, the host nation is known for its diligent execution of…