Latest World News - US woman's blood turns navy blue after taking pain relief medicine
--- US woman's blood turns navy blue after taking pain relief medicine ---
A US woman's blood turned navy blue after she took a pain relief medicine following a toothache. The woman was treated with an antidote, methylene blue, at a hospital. Doctors said the condition had been triggered by benzocaine. She was given a second dose and spent the night in the hospital for observation before being sent home the next morning.
--- Gang in Argentina smuggles cocaine in plastic penises, arrested ---
Police in Argentina have arrested members of a gang of drug dealers who were accused of smuggling cocaine hidden inside plastic penises. A video showing 10 phallic containers was released by police following a bust on home of a Peruvian couple who allegedly led the gang. The gang used code words like 'grandmother' and 'baby' to describe amount of drugs.
--- We'll soar high if Pak stoops low by raising Kashmir at UN: India ---
When asked whether he expected Pakistan to raise the Kashmir issue at the UN General Assembly session, Indian Ambassador to the UN Syed Akbaruddin stated, "Our response to them is we soar high. They may stoop low, we soar high." Akbaruddin said, "We've seen them mainstream terrorism...they now want to mainstream hate-speech," adding, "Poison pens don't work for too long."
--- Criminal probe on vaping after 530 illness cases, 7 deaths in US ---
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has opened a criminal investigation into the vaping supply chain following reports of vaping-related lung illness. FDA said over 530 people have been affected and seven deaths have been attributed to the illness so far. Symptoms of the illness, the cause of which remains unknown, include coughing, shortness of breath, vomiting, among others.
--- UN urged by own staff to look at its carbon footprint ---
More than 1,000 United Nations employees have called on the global body to reduce its carbon footprint. "Let us look at our own impact and take bold steps to address the climate emergency," the letter by the employees said. The UN emitted 1.86 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2017, according to its own data.