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Human case of West Nile Virus reported in Montgomery County

Human case of West Nile Virus reported in Montgomery County

Thankfully, the city has found no mosquitoes carrying Zika, however, as of August 11, they've found 141 mosquito traps with the West Nile virus. After showing 46 human cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) infection past year, in Maryland, health officials of the state confirmed the first case of WNV in 2016, in the western part of the state.



8 natural disaster hits Myanmar

United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that the quake struck at a depth of 84.1 kilometres. The Myanmar city of Bagan is famous for its more than 2,000 Buddhist monuments, including pagodas and temples. In the past week there have been a spate of smaller earthquakes in the region. According to the Indian Meteorological Department in New Delhi, the epicentre of the natural disaster was at a point 190 km south of Myanmar's historic Mandalay city and about 19 km west of Chauk ...



Briton killed in Iraq during operation to remove Islamic State mines

Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis in and around Mosul could be uprooted by the military assault to retake the city from Islamic State, the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said on Tuesday. UNHCR's overall appeal for $584m for displaced people including Iraqi refugees in the region was only 38 per cent funded as of August 2. Meanwhile, Mikhail said that "The Debate" that retaking Mosul would be a major blow to Daesh in Iraq, but that the question of "What will happen afterward?" would ...


Turkish government withdraws ambassador to Austria after diplomatic row

Turkish government withdraws ambassador to Austria after diplomatic row

Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavuşoğlu said on Monday that Turkey was and still is the main target on the hit list maintained by Daesh, primarily because of Ankara's efforts to prevent foreign fighters using the country as a route into Syria to join the extremists' ranks.


BSP gets another jolt as former MP Brajesh Pathak joins BJP

BSP gets another jolt as former MP Brajesh Pathak joins BJP

BOOSTING THE BJP's attempts to consolidate the Brahmin votes ahead of the Uttar Pradesh elections next year, former BSP MP Brajesh Pathak joined the party on Monday. Welcoming Pathak, Sharma, said: "His presence will strengthen the BJP". While he was at the BJP headquarters fulfilling his joining formalities, BSP expelled him for the party, apparently after coming to know of his plans.


First ballot papers sent out in Labour leadership contest

First ballot papers sent out in Labour leadership contest

But a spokesman from Mr Corbyn explained how the issue raised by Ms Onwurah referred to the delineation of shadow cabinet roles. "By every available measure, if Jeremy remains as leader, Labour is extremely unlikely to win the next general election", he wrote .