How Russians are evading the internet blockade
Data: Top10VPN; Note: Most recent spikes shown for countries with multiple events; Map: Kavya Beheraj/Axios Tools to sidestep internet restrictions have surged in Russia following the invasion of Ukraine and the government's decision to block some social media services, including Facebook.Why it matters: Finding ways around Russia's internet blockade could enable its citizens to stay connected to the rest of the world and gather information from sources beyond state-owned outlets.Get market newsnews.yahoo.com
Ret. Adm. James Winnefeld on Afghan attack, keeping troops safe during evacuation effort
President Biden said the airport attack in Afghanistan will not deter America from its evacuation mission. Ret. Adm. James Winnefeld talks to "CBS This Morning" about what must be done to keep U.S. troops safe as the drawdown continues, and what he's expecting as the August 31 deadline approaches.news.yahoo.com
America's Delta toll: Hospitals across the country are filling up
Data: CSSE Johns Hopkins University; Note: Kansas data via CDC and from Aug. 3-16, 2021; Map: Axios VisualsThe number of coronavirus cases in most states is still rising, ensuring that the U.S. has a long way to go in its fight against the Delta variant. Why it matters: Hospitals across the country are filling up with coronavirus patients, and some are running out of available ICU beds. Until cases begin to drop, the health care system will continue to face a crisis, and Americans will continuenews.yahoo.com
States most vulnerable to COVID are some of the least vaccinated
Reproduced from Surgo Ventures; Data: CDC, Surgo Ventures; Note: Vaccination rate indicates the percentage of the state population that is fully vaccinated; Map: Connor Rothschild/AxiosSome states — particularly those in the South — are at much higher risk for bad coronavirus outbreaks not only due to low vaccination rates, but also because their populations were more vulnerable to begin with.Why it matters: In many ways, the pandemic feels over in the U.S. But in some parts of the country, thatnews.yahoo.com
Mapped: The countries where China's influence has surpassed the U.S.
Data: Atlantic Council; Map: Andrew Witherspoon/AxiosAs of 1980, China was the most influential player in just one country: Albania. Now, China is the leading power across most of sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia and is catching up to the U.S. in its own hemisphere.What we’re reading: That's according to a new report from the University of Denver and the Atlantic Council that seeks to measure the influence countries have on each other, and in so doing offers a dramatic portrait of China's rnews.yahoo.com
Rebels besiege town in northern Mozambique for fifth day
Fighting raged for the fifth day Sunday in northern Mozambique as rebels fought the army for control of the strategic town of Palma. JOHANNESBURG – Rebels fought the Mozambican army Sunday for the fifth straight day for control of the strategic northern town of Palma, as reports came in that dozens of civilians have been killed and bodies were littering the streets. An attempt by expatriate workers to flee to safety came under heavy fire, causing many deaths, according to local reports. Earlier rebel attacks prompted Total in January to suspend work on the project to extract gas from offshore sites. The fresh rebel violence brings into question the fate of Total's gas project, one of Africa’s biggest private investments.
Librarians find map worth $10,000
Librarians find map worth $10,000 Librarians in Oklahoma discover a map created by the United States War Department, known today as the U.S. Department of Defense, worth about $10,000. The 19th century map depicts the state of Texas in 1844. KWTV's Lisa Monaham reports.cbsnews.com