• New York City Declares Monkeypox Public Health Emergency

    New York has declared a public health emergency due to a monkeypox outbreak. Mayor Eric Adams and Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Commissioner Dr. Ashwin Vasan made the announcement Saturday. The two officials said in a joint statement that “New York City is currently the epicenter of the outbreak, and we estimate that approximately […]

  • ‘Warn Everyone’: Spain’s Gay Community Acts as Monkeypox Spreads

    Whether it’s abstinence, avoiding nightclubs, limiting sexual partners or pushing for a swift vaccine rollout, Spain’s gay community is on the front line of the monkeypox virus and is taking action. “With this monkey thing, I prefer to be careful. … I don’t have sex anymore, I don’t go to parties anymore, and that’s until […]

  • Malaysia’s top diplomat broaches junking ASEAN consensus on Myanmar

    Malaysia on Friday raised the prospect of junking ASEAN’s five-point consensus to resolve Myanmar’s post-coup crisis, after the Burmese junta “made a mockery” of it by executing four political prisoners. Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah, who has been the most vocal Southeast Asian government official to date to demand that Naypyidaw’s military regime follow through […]

  • More Americans Struggling to Find Affordable Housing

    Danira Ford is a lifelong resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Like tens of thousands of the city’s inhabitants, she has struggled to find an affordable place to live for her and her five children. “Affordable housing would bring stability,” she said. “My kids can’t play sports, be in band or get tutored on their homework […]

  • Women’s Soccer Energizes England in a League of Their Own

    Izzy Short, 13, struggles to pick her favorite England player as she anticipates the team’s appearance in Sunday’s final of the European soccer championships. There’s forward Ellen White. Defender Lucy Bronze. Midfielder Georgia Stanway. Captain Leah Williamson. The whole team basically. “I just look up to them really,” the high school player from Manchester said, […]

  • Minister: Gender Mainstreaming Needs Participation from All Parties

    Gender mainstreaming requires participation from all parties, including role model women who can inspire other women to take part in social activities and change negative mindset for women. H.E. Dr. Ing Kantha Phavi, Minister of Women’s Affairs, made the note in a meeting with H.E. Mrs. Folakemi I. Akinleye, Manila-based Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of […]

  • First Community-based Ecotourism Voluntary Guidelines Launched

    The first voluntary guidelines on community-based ecotourism (CBET) establishment and management was launched in Kratie province early this week to promote CBET sites. Supported by USAID Greening Prey Lang through a grant to Non-Timber Forest Product-Exchange Programme (NTFP-EP), the guidelines were developed collaboratively with stakeholders based on the experiences of communities, NGOs, and local authorities […]

  • COVID-19: 26 More Community Cases Detected

    Twenty-six (26) locally transmitted cases of COVID-19, all of Omicron variant, were reported this morning; bringing the tally to 136,706, according to a press release of the Ministry of Health made public this morning. At the same time, there were 15 new recoveries while no new death was recorded; the total recovered cases and death […]

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