News Dabba 16 June: 5 stories across the web for a balanced news diet
Here are the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites.
Anushka Vani brings you the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites. Here's a glance through some of the National and International news updates, from North Korea facing an outbreak of an unidentified infectious epidemic, Bihar protests against the Agnipath scheme, suspects admitting to shooting a British Journalist and an indigenous expert in the Amazon, extreme heat conditions killing Kansas cattle, to the cosmetic company Revlon filing for Bankruptcy protection.
Hindustan Times reports North Korea faces an unidentified infectious epidemic amid Covid-19
North Korea reported an outbreak of an unidentified intestinal epidemic in a farming region on Thursday, reports Hindustan Times. The country now has to fight another infectious battle as it struggles fighting chronic food shortages and a wave of Covid-19. The report says that President Kim Jong Un sent medicines to the western port city of Haeju on Wednesday to help the patients suffering from this “acute enteric (gastrointestinal track) epidemic”. The number of the affected victims has not been revealed. The report further added that an official at South Korea’s Unification Ministry handling inter-Korean affairs said that the government is monitoring the outbreak and suspecting it to be Cholera or Typhoid. Read the full report on HT.
Bihar aspirants disrupt rail and road traffic amid protests against Agnipath, Indian Express
Indian Express reports as aspirants across half a dozen districts in Bihar on Thursday blocked rail and road traffic and vandalized some shops and private establishments while protesting against Agnipath Central government’s new recruitment policy for the defence forces. The protesters are demanding that the previous recruitment system should be brought back, according to the report. No casualty has been reported from anywhere. The report says Bhojpur police had to use teargas to disperse students after they torched the engine of a stationary passenger train at the Ara railway station. Read the full report on IE.
BBC report: Suspect admits shooting the missing Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereia in Amazon
According to a report by BBC, the Brazilian police said that a suspect has confessed to shooting the missing British Journalist Dom Phillips and indigenous expert Bruno Pereira. The report says that detective Eduardo Fontes said the man, Amarildo Da Costa de Oliveira, took the investigators to a site where human remains were dug up, while the police would work to confirm the bodies' identities, he added. The pair went missing in a remote part of the Amazon rainforest on June 5. The two suspects brothers Amarildo and Oseney da Costa de Oliveira have been arrested in connection with the case. Read the full report on BBC.
Extreme heat and humidity kill thousands of cattle in Kansas, The Washington Post
The report by the Washington Post states that thousands of cattle in Kansas have died in recent days due to extreme heat and humidity conditions. Around 2,000 cattle are known to have died as of Tuesday. This is a blow to one of the country’s leading cattle production states as the industry struggles with rising weather and hiked production costs that are linked to the war in Ukraine. The report also states that a spokesperson for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment said that the tally was based on the number of requests the agency received to help dispose of the carcasses. Read the full report on The Washington Post.
Cosmetic Company Revlon files for Bankruptcy protection, Reuters
Reuters reports that Revlon Inc on June 16 filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after struggling to compete with the online-focused upstart brands in recent years. The report also adds that the cosmetic makers controlled by billionaire Ron Perelman’s MacAndrews & Forbes listed assets and liabilities between $1 billion and $10 billion, as per the filing with the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Read the full report on Reuters.