UK monkeypox cases jump 70% in just three days to 179 as health chiefs say anyone who develops a new rash should abstain from $EX

  • The UK Health Security Agency confirmed 71 new cases in today, bringing the UK total since May 6 to 179
  • WHO said outbreak is ‘moderate risk’ because clusters have been reported in different places simultaneously
  • The outbreak, which was first detected in early May, has spread to 24 countries and struck 106 Britons
  • The UN health agency said risk from the virus ‘could become high’ if it spreads to more vulnerable groups 
  • WHO said surge in infections suggests virus ‘may have been circulating unrecognised’ for weeks or longer
  • There are growing concerns that monkeypox will spill into wild animals and never be eradicated

Another 71 cases of monkeypox have been spotted among Britons, as health chiefs urge anyone who develops a new rash to abstain from sex.

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said the new patients are all based in England. It brings the UK total to 179 since the first was detected on May 6, with the figure soaring 69 per cent since Friday — the biggest jump yet.

Almost all of the infections have been logged in England, apart from four logged in Scotland, two in Northern Ireland and one in Wales. 

UK health chiefs insist the risk to the public remains low. But they have urged everyone to be on the lookout for new rashes or lesions on any part of their body — which appear like spots, ulcers or blisters. 

The UKHSA has not shared the age, region or gender of those infected with monkeypox. But the majority are men who have sex with men, so it has told these groups to be particularly aware of the virus’s tell-tale signs.

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A single nuclear sub strike would “drown” Great Britain in a “radioactive tsunami,” warns Russia

Natural News) “Channel One,” a Russian state-run media outlet, ran a feature piece the other day outlining how easy it would supposedly be for Russia to “drown” the United Kingdom in a “radioactive tsunami.”

Aleksey Zhuravlyov, the chairman of Russia’s nationalist Rodina political party, explained during the segment that the Russian navy’s nuclear submarines could take out all of Great Britain with one single nuclear bomb.

“One Sarmat missile and the British Isles will be no more,” Zhuravlyov declared. (Related: Russia also says that the threat of nuclear war is very “serious, real.”)

Zhuravlyov’s statements were delivered following the UK military’s announced decision to support Ukraine in the ongoing conflict as opposed to Russia. Great Britain was among the first to proudly announce that it will deliver planeloads of weapons to Ukraine, including anti-tank systems and munitions.

After Zhuravlyov spoke, the “Channel One” segment transitioned to news anchor Dmitry Kiselyov, who described in further detail what a Russian submarine nuke launch would look like:

“It approaches its target at a depth of 1km at a speed of 200km / h. There’s no way of stopping this underwater drone. The warhead on it has a yield of up to 100 megatons. The explosion of this thermonuclear torpedo by Britain’s coastline will cause a gigantic tsunami wave up to 500m high.”

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UNITED KINGDOM It is illegal to ride a cow while drunk.

The Licensing Act of 1872 stipulates that operating a cow, horse or steam engine while intoxicated carries either a prison sentence or a fine. It allegedly carries a penalty fine of up to 1,200 GBP excluding the costs of looking after the cow, horse, etc. So when you go out cow-tipping, just make sure not to hop on one!

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UK: minister calls for BDS ban as Western hypocrisy over Israel gets worse

UK’s Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government Michael Gove in London, UK on November 10, 2020 [Leon Neal/Getty Images]

With Britain joining other Western states in imposing sanctions on Russia, a senior Conservative Party minister has denounced the Palestinian-led campaign to impose sanctions on Israel for its human rights abuses and violations of international law, including apartheid. Michael Gove has urged MPs to proscribe the peaceful Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement in Britain.

Gove describes himself as a “proud Zionist”. Last month he was described as “Islamophobic” over his role in the so-called “Trojan horse affair” in schools in the city of Birmingham eight years ago. He launched an attack against BDS during yesterday’s parliamentary debate on social inequality. Former Conservative MP Christian Wakeford, who defected to Labour recently, asked a question about the rise in anti-Semitism and if the government will continue to pay for security at Jewish schools and synagogues.

“The government has funded the security at Jewish locations, including synagogues and schools, and this, unfortunately, is vital to ensuring the safety of the Jewish community,” said Wakeford, also a vocal opponent of BDS. “Will the Secretary of State commit to the continuation of this funding next year, as well as ensuring that it is adjusted for the increased cost associated with inflation?”

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Mexican crime reporter killed in Zacatecas, adding to ‘chilling’ journalist death toll

A view shows the cordoned-off crime scene of a murdered journalist in Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico, March 4, 2022, in this pictured obtained from social media. Courtesy of Jesus Enriquez/Hablando Claro Fresnillo/via REUTERS

MEXICO CITY, March 4 (Reuters) – A Mexican journalist was shot and killed in the central state of Zacatecas on Friday, officials said, the latest in a string of assassinations of media workers this year that has piled criticism on President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s government.

Juan Carlos Muniz, who worked for local news website Testigo Minero and was also a taxi driver, was shot in the head while driving at least two passengers, an employee at the outlet told Reuters.

Muniz’s death, which was confirmed by state police, follows at least five other murders of media workers in Mexico this year.

Local activists along with international groups and U.S. lawmakers have called on Lopez Obrador to ramp up efforts to rein in the violence and protect reporters, including in Zacatecas.

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IPCC issues ‘bleakest warning yet’ on impacts of climate breakdown

Wildfires tearing through a forest in the Chefchaouen region of northern Morocco. Photograph: Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images

Report says human actions are causing dangerous disruption, and window to secure a liveable future is closing

Even at current levels, human actions in heating the climate are causing dangerous and widespread disruption, threatening devastation to swathes of the natural world and rendering many areas unliveable, according to the landmark report published on Monday.

“The scientific evidence is unequivocal: climate change is a threat to human wellbeing and the health of the planet,” said Hans-Otto Pörtner, a co-chair of working group 2 of the IPCC. “Any further delay in concerted global action will miss a brief and rapidly closing window to secure a liveable future.”

Droughts, floods, heatwaves

In what some scientists termed “the bleakest warning yet”, the summary report from the global authority on climate science says droughts, floods, heatwaves and other extreme weather are accelerating and wreaking increasing damage.

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UK: Zim-born student postpones wedding to flee Ukraine

LEICESTER:  A medical student from Leicester has had to postpone her wedding as she prepares to escape Ukraine.

Stella Musiyiwa was due to wed her partner Kudzai in the eastern city of Dnipro on Saturday.

Now they are joining thousands of others heading for the border as Russian forces advance.

The couple are among a group of international students attempting to make their way to the Polish border in two cars.

‘Imminent danger’

Musiyiwa said if they can reach Poland they should be able to get a flight back to the UK.

She said those stranded in Ukraine are eager for updates on what they should do.

“There’s no instructions from anybody. No-one is giving any guidance on what we should do,” she said.

“We don’t have any communication from the British Embassy on what we should do, they’ve just stopped communicating.

“The Polish government have said that no matter where you’re from [their] borders are open to all refugees, so that’s what everybody is trying to do.

“We just need to get out of the imminent danger that we’re in.”

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Time for UK Government to Come Clean on Ties to U.S. Torture Program

UK government shamefully cooperated with U.S. in torture of al-Qaeda suspects

We Americans have had a painful and difficult national debate over the past 20 years relative to torture. Torture was official U.S. government policy from 2002 until at least 2005, and that iteration was not formally outlawed until passage of the McCain-Feinstein Amendment in 2015. (The torture program was a highly-classified secret from 2002 until I revealed it in a nationally-televised interview in December 2007.)

In truth, torture has been illegal in the U.S. since at least the end of World War II. In 1946, the U.S. Government executed Japanese soldiers who had waterboarded American prisoners of war. In January 1968, the Washington Post ran a front-page photograph showing an American soldier waterboarding a North Vietnamese prisoner.

On the day the photo ran, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara ordered an investigation. The soldier was arrested, tried, convicted of torture, and sentenced to 20 years in prison. Torture was clearly a crime in 1946 and in 1968. But somehow, due to the legalistic gymnastics of the Bush Administration, torture was somehow magically legal in 2002. The law hadn’t changed; Americans had. It took us until 2015 to come to our collective senses again.

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