In today’s World News Update we cover a wide range of events happening in the current news cycle.
An explosion that injured at least 29 people in New York City late Saturday appeared to be “an intentional act,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said, as sources told Fox News a second device — a pressure cooker — was found four blocks away.
Russia’s defense ministry said the United States attack had killed 62 Syrian troops, wounded 100 more and opened the way for an Islamic State offensive.
Taiwan evacuated more than 2,700 residents, and suspended train services and flights on Saturday as Typhoon Malakas brushed the island’s east coast, bringing strong winds and torrential rain over the mid-autumn break.
China and Russia are continuing joint military drills in the South China Sea. A special maritime search-and-rescue exercise began on Friday when two Chinese helicopters went in search of a Russian vessel in distress.
The drills also include on-board inspections and even a naval convoy for merchant ships. The eight-day drills are the largest of their kind ever undertaken by the two countries.
On 30 July 2016, the Ministry of Public Health, Thailand, announced a laboratory confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) in an 18-year-old Kuwaiti man who arrived in Thailand on 25 July with his family.
The patient developed symptoms on 25 July during a flight from Kuwait to Bangkok. On 26 July he sought medical treatment at a hospital in Bangkok. Although there was no history of direct contact with camels or with a suspected human case of MERS-CoV infection, he had a history of travel in the Middle East in the previous 14 days. On 28 July, he tested positive for MERS-CoV in three separate laboratories.
The two ports, Es Sider and Ras Lanuf, were among four seized by forces loyal to eastern commander Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) on Sept. 11-12 from a Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) faction led by Ibrahim Jathran.
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