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New York county declares measles outbreak emergency

Picture copyright Getty Pictures Picture caption Vaccination charges have been falling steadily within the US A county in New York state has declared a state of emergency following a extreme outbreak of measles. Rockland County, on the Hudson River north of New York Metropolis, has barred unvaccinated kids from public areas after 153 circumstances have been confirmed. Violating the order will probably be punishable by a wonderful of $500 (£378)

Cathay Pacific to purchase finances airline Hong Kong Specific

Picture copyright Getty Photos Cathay Pacific will purchase low-cost provider Hong Kong Specific for $four.93bn Hong Kong ($628m). The acquisition might be made in money and thru promissory mortgage notes, the corporate mentioned in a inventory submitting. Hong Kong Specific, which flies to locations throughout Asia, will turn out to be a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cathay Pacific. The transaction is predicted to be accomplished by the top of the yr.

The place is the Islamic State group nonetheless energetic around the globe?

Picture copyright EPA Picture caption The Philippines has seen an uptick in IS assaults lately After months of combating, the jihadist group Islamic State (IS) has lastly misplaced Baghuz, a village in japanese Syria that got here to signify the ultimate chapter in its self-styled caliphate. Whereas this can be a main blow, the lack of the small enclave close to the Iraqi border doesn’t spell the tip of IS

India election 2019: PM Narendra Modi’s Tamil Nadu downside

Picture copyright Getty Photos Picture caption Mr Modi’s BJP gained no seats in Tamil Nadu on the 2014 elections, regardless of an enormous total victory Politicians usually make unusual guarantees on the marketing campaign path. Besides, a pledge regarding in-flight bulletins just isn’t fairly what you’d count on to listen to at a big political rally. And particularly in a rustic like India the place a lot of the inhabitants

Ukraine election: Will comedian outsider beat 38 others?

Picture copyright AFP Picture caption Voters have 39 candidates to contemplate on a really lengthy poll paper May Ukraine be the subsequent massive nation to see an anti-establishment “outsider” candidate sweep to victory? The world is getting used to such beautiful triumphs, in a time of unstable politics and common insecurity. We have seen it in France (Emmanuel Macron), Italy (the rise of 5 Star) and the USA (Donald Trump).

Yemen hospital strike: Seven killed at Kitaf facility

Picture copyright AFP/Getty Pictures Picture caption Save the Kids has condemned assaults on hospitals in the course of the conflict (file picture) An air strike close to a hospital in north-west Yemen that killed no less than seven individuals, 4 of them kids, has been condemned by Save the Kids. The NGO, which helps fund the hospital, stated two different adults had been unaccounted for after a missile struck a

Russian protestor first to be fined beneath Russian regulation

Picture copyright Getty Pictures Picture caption Beneath the regulation, handed in December, offenders face fines, neighborhood service orders, or as much as 15 days’ jail time if discovered responsible. An 18-year-old man has turn into the primary individual punished beneath a brand new Russian regulation which bans adults from encouraging minors to participate in unlawful protests. Ivan Luzin was first charged after a protest in Kaliningrad final month. Luzin told

Italy bus assault: Salvini approves hero’s citizenship

Picture copyright AFP Picture caption Ramy, 13, is being credited with calling for assist and stopping a tragedy A boy who saved his classmates from an alleged college bus hijacker will probably be granted Italian citizenship, deputy PM Matteo Salvini has stated. Ramy Shehata, 13, raised the alarm on his hidden cellphone when the motive force seized them from different pupils. He and 50 different youngsters escaped the car earlier

Venezuela disaster: Time without work as contemporary energy cuts shut down providers

Picture copyright AFP Picture caption Lights went out and cell phone and tv providers have been disrupted in Caracas Venezuela’s authorities has informed employees and college students to remain at dwelling because the nation faces a second day with out electrical energy. Hospitals, public transport, water and different providers have been affected. The capital, Caracas, was first plunged into darkness on Monday. Energy was restored 4 hours later, earlier than

North Korea’s Madrid embassy intruder contacted FBI, choose says

Picture copyright Reuters Picture caption Police had been alerted after a girl jumped from an embassy window and screamed for assist The chief of 10 intruders who raided North Korea’s embassy in Madrid final month contacted the FBI days later, a Spanish excessive courtroom choose says. Adrian Hong Chang, a Mexican citizen who lives within the US, contacted the US company after fleeing to the US by way of Lisbon,