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August 2015

Extrajudicial killings in Venezuela catches the eye of the UN


Many Venezuelans are probably wondering today just who is in charge of their country. Is it President Maduro, or the military? With the border fight still going on with Colombia, things have gone from bad to worse today.

Source: Extrajudicial killings in Venezuela catches the eye of the UN

Bayer forges ahead with heart failure drug after positive results


Basking in its success with stroke prevention pill Xarelto and eye treatment Eylea, Bayer AG is anxious to show it has another winner in its heart drug, Finerenone. The German company is moving its heart failure drug into final-stage testing this year.

Source: Bayer forges ahead with heart failure drug after positive results

Republicans peeved at POTUS for renaming Mt. McKinley


Ohio residents are hopping mad after President Obama announced on Sunday that Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior had renamed Mt. McKinley the name Alaskans have been calling the great mountain for years, Denali.

Source: Republicans peeved at POTUS for renaming Mt. McKinley

Vietnam’s Ho Citadel – An unlikely UNESCO World Heritage site


Rather than ignore its Imperialist past, the Vietnamese government is embracing it, seeing the value of celebrating the country’s history and welcoming tourism. UNESCO has helped out, designating a total of eight locations as World Heritage sites.

Source: Vietnam’s Ho Citadel – An unlikely UNESCO World Heritage site

China passes yet another law on air pollution and coal use


Legislators in China have approved amendments to the country’s 15-year-old air pollution law that grants the state more powers to punish offenders, as well as allowing the state a clearer path to capping coal consumption, the biggest source of smog.

Source: China passes yet another law on air pollution and coal use

Oysters not only harbor noroviruses, but they transmit them, too


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that noroviruses cause almost 21 million cases of acute gastroenteritis in the US annually. Research now shows that 80 percent of all the human strains of noroviruses can be found in oysters.

Source: Oysters not only harbor noroviruses, but they transmit them, too

Water events at Rio Olympics are becoming dangerous to athletes


German Olympic athlete Erik Heil has undergone surgery in a Berlin hospital after contracting a serious skin infection he claims was caused by the terrible pollution in Brazil’s Guanabara Bay.

Source: Water events at Rio Olympics are becoming dangerous to athletes

Hungary considers using military to stem tide of migrants


Hungary considers using military to stem tide of migrants.

Big Ben’s ‘bong’ is ringing early say clockwatchers


Big Ben’s ‘bong’ is ringing early say clockwatchers.

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