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Hundreds killed in new violence in South Sudan, ICRC says

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Hundreds of people have been killed in a new burst of intercommunal violence in South Sudan, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Thursday, with “many more” injured and thousands displaced. Among those killed in Jonglei state were a local Red Cross volunteer and a nurse working with the medical aid […]

Locusts, COVID-19, flooding pose ‘triple threat’ in Africa

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Locusts, COVID-19 and deadly flooding pose a “triple threat” to millions of people across East Africa, officials warned Thursday, while the World Bank announced a $500 million program for countries affected by the historic desert locust swarms. A new and larger generation of the voracious insects, numbering in the billions, is […]

FDA loosens guidelines for blood donors during pandemic

(CNN) — The Food and Drug Administration is changing donation guidelines effective immediately. The changes should make it possible for more people to give blood. The FDA is loosening guidelines put in place. Until now, male donors would have been deferred to wait for a year after having sex with another man. Now there is […]

Nadal does’t see tennis back soon, is worried about injuries

MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal says it will be “very difficult” for tennis to return to action any time soon and is concerned about the risk of injuries when the sport resumes. Nadal spoke in a joint interview with NBA player Pau Gasol that was published by Spanish newspapers on Monday. “I don’t think training […]

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