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- Alert - Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo Wednesday, 9 January, 2019There is an outbreak of Ebola in the North Kivu (Kivu Nord) and Ituri provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
- Alert - Drug-Resistant Infections in Mexico Wednesday, 9 January, 2019Recently, some US residents returning from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, were diagnosed with infections caused by an antibiotic-resistant form of Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria.
ASTRONOMY PICTURE OF THE DAY: The Heart and Soul Nebulas. Image Credit & Copyright: Mario Zauner. The Heart Nebula, officially dubbed IC 1805 (bottom right) and the Soul Nebula is officially designated IC 1871 (upper left) shine brightly in the red light of energized hydrogen, apart from light emitted from sulfur, shown in yellow, and oxygen, shown in blue. Several young open clusters of stars are visible near the nebula centres. Light takes about 6,000 years to reach us from these nebulas, which together span roughly 300 light years.
- NASA Astronaut, Crewmates Return to Earth After 197-Day Mission in Space Thursday, 20 December, 2018Three members of the International Space Station’s Expedition 57 crew, including NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor, returned to Earth Thursday, safely landing at 12:02 a.m. EST (11:02 a.m. local time) in Kazakhstan.
- NASA's InSight Takes Its First Selfie Tuesday, 11 December, 2018Two new image mosaics detail the lander's deck and "workspace" — the surface where it will eventually set down its science instruments.
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IMAGO DEI: Orang Asli are the indigenous people and the oldest inhabitants of Peninsular Malaysia. Officially, there are three main groups according to their different languages and customs: Semang or Negrito, generally confined to the northern portion of the peninsula; Senoi, residing in the central region; and, Proto-Malay or Aboriginal Malay, in the southern region.
- Worldwide Caution - Caution Tuesday, 15 January, 2019This latest update to the Department of State’s Worldwide Caution provides U.S. citizens with general information regarding terrorist activities, political violence and criminal activity that transpire abroad, as well as specific recommendations on how to prepare for possible contingencies, receive information on breaking security events and ensure that travelers can be contacted in an emergency. […]
- Sao Tome and Principe - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions Thursday, 10 January, 2019Exercise normal precautions in Sao Tome and Principe. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Sao Tome and Principe: Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. Follow the Department of State […]
NATIONAL FLAG OF PAKISTAN: The national flag of Pakistan was adopted on August 11, 1947. The flag is a green field with a white crescent moon and five-rayed star at its centre, and a vertical white stripe at the hoist side. The green represents Islam and the majority Muslims in Pakistan and the white stripe represents religious minorities and minority religions. In the centre, the crescent and star symbolizes progress and light respectively.
- Kenya Tuesday, 15 January, 2019Latest update: Summary - updated information and advice about ongoing security incident in the Riverside area of NairobiGOV.UK
- Zimbabwe Tuesday, 15 January, 2019Latest update: Summary - revised information on widespread disruption, including violent protests, in the capital Harare and the cities of Bulawayo, Kadoma, Mutare, and Marondera; you should exercise caution if in these areas and monitor local media and this travel advice for updatesGOV.UK
WORK OF ART: This ancient Byzantine Nativity picture, Mosaics of the Capella Palatina in Palermo, Sicily, has survived as a fresco made from coloured glass and stone fragments, on a high wall, and hence not subject to damp or vandals. Dated 1150 AD, the artist is simply labelled as Master of the Palace Chapel. Mary and Jesus are central in this composite picture, surrounded by singing angels, shepherds with gifts, the Three Wise Men, a perturbed Joseph waking from his dream of danger, and Salome and the midwife.
- beat around the bush | beat about the bushIf you beat around the bush, or beat about the bush, you don't say something directly, usually because you don't want to upset the person you're talking to.