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WHO plans to rename monkeypox over stigmatization concerns

The World Health Organization said the decision is in line with current best practices for naming diseases, which aim to avoid offense to specific groups.
A health care worker administers a dose of Imvanex, a vaccine to protect against monkeypox virus, at a municipal vaccination center in Marseille, France, on Aug. 10, 2022.
A health care worker administers a dose of Imvanex, a vaccine to protect against monkeypox virus, at a municipal vaccination center in Marseille, France, on Aug. 10, 2022.
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Dozens killed after fire engulfs Coptic church in Egypt

Many of the casualties were caused by smoke inhalation and a stampede as worshippers rushed to escape, a spokesman for Egypt's health ministry said.
Burned furniture, including wooden tables and chairs, and religious images are seen at the site of a fire inside the Abu Sifin Coptic church that killed at least 40 people and injured some 14 others, in the densely populated neighborhood of Imbaba, Cairo, Egypt, on Aug. 14, 2022.
Burned furniture, including wooden tables and chairs, and religious images are seen at the site of a fire inside the Abu Sifin Coptic church that killed at least 40 people and injured some 14 others, in the densely populated neighborhood of Imbaba, Cairo, Egypt, on Aug. 14, 2022.
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Afghan girls face uncertain future after a year of no school

“This situation is very sad and concerning,” said Sodaba Nazhand, who runs an informal school with her sister.
Afghan girls read the Quran in the Noor Mosque outside the city of Kabul on Aug 3, 2022.
Afghan girls read the Quran in the Noor Mosque outside the city of Kabul on Aug 3, 2022.

High oil prices help Saudi Aramco profits soar to $88 billion in first half of year

Aramco said the results set a quarterly earnings record for the company since it floated around 5% of the company on the Saudi stock market in late 2019.
Image: Exclusive: Inside Look At The Saudi Aramco Oil Company
Image: Exclusive: Inside Look At The Saudi Aramco Oil Company
23h ago

U.S. citizens wounded in shooting near Jerusalem's Western Wall

Tom Nides, the U.S. ambassador to Israel, said on Twitter that he was “deeply saddened to confirm that Americans were injured in this attack.”
Israeli police crime scene investigators work at the scene of a shooting attack that wounded several Israelis near the Old City of Jerusalem, early Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022.
Israeli police crime scene investigators work at the scene of a shooting attack that wounded several Israelis near the Old City of Jerusalem, early Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022.

Italy's Lake Garda shrinks to near-historic low amid drought

With water being diverted to rivers to aid farmers, the lake was 12.6 inches above the water table Friday, near the record lows in 2003 and 2007.
The peninsula of Sirmione, on Garda lake, Italy, Friday, Aug. 12, 2022.
The peninsula of Sirmione, on Garda lake, Italy, Friday, Aug. 12, 2022.
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Suspect in Salman Rushdie attack charged with attempted murder and assault

Rushdie, whose 1988 novel "The Satanic Verses" drew death threats against him, underwent surgery following the attack in New York at a literary event.
Salman Rushdie
Salman Rushdie

Violence breaks out in popular Mexican tourist destination

At least 24 cars were set on fire in Tijuana, Mexico, on Friday night. The U.S. consulate warned Americans to avoid the area and shelter in place until further notice. The mayor announced that 3,000 armed police and military personnel responded to the incidents. The federal government accounted for the arrest of seventeen people, three identified as members of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel. This comes as a string of violent attacks commences throughout Mexico, including 11 killed on Thursday during a prison riot.
Violence breaks out in popular Mexican tourist destination
Violence breaks out in popular Mexican tourist destination

Joan of Arc to be portrayed as nonbinary in new production at London's Globe Theatre

“People and communities deserve to be championed, and there’s no limit to the number we can do that for,” actor Isobel Thom told NBC News.
Joan of arc
Joan of arc

Iran unveils Western art masterpieces hidden for decades

Tehran put 19th- and 20th-century American and European minimalist and conceptual masterpieces on display this summer for the first time.
Two women visit a 19th and 20th-century American and European minimalist and conceptual masterpieces show at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art in Tehran, Iran, on Aug. 2, 2022.
Two women visit a 19th and 20th-century American and European minimalist and conceptual masterpieces show at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art in Tehran, Iran, on Aug. 2, 2022.
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Children among 11 dead in Montenegro mass shooting

“When we arrived at the scene we saw nine dead bodies, including two children, and another two passed away on their way to the hospital,” said a state prosecutor.
Image: MONTENEGRO-CRIME-SHOOTING
Image: MONTENEGRO-CRIME-SHOOTING