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2019-09-25

Section break ---- C*News Intro I'm ... w/ the top of the hour news ..... ---- E*EZ NEWS SEPTEMBER 25, 2019 ---- E*CDC Confirms First Case of Imported XDR Typhoid Fever The Centers for Disease Control says there has been a first imported case of extensively drug-resistant typhoid fever. The life-threatening and very infectious disease was found in a patient who recently (最近) returned from a visit to Pakistan. Health officials say the Taiwanese patient is in his 30s and had visited Indonesia, Morocco and India before heading to Pakistan. Pakistan has been fighting an outbreak of X-D-R typhoid fever since 2016. The patient was confirmed to have X-D-R typhoid on August 31. The patient is now in stable condition, but is being kept in a hospital isolation ward (隔離病房) for further observation. Typhoid fever is transmitted through the ingestion of contaminated (污染) food or water and the X-D-R strain is resistant to five classes of antibiotics. ---- E*Eslite to Open Tokyo Outlet this Friday The owners of the Eslite bookstore chain will be opening its first Eslite in Tokyo this Friday. According to Eslite Spectrum Corporation, the opening of the Tokyo bookstore will mark Eslite's 30th anniversary and its first foray into a non-Chinese market. Eslite Spectrum Chairwoman Mercy Wu says the store will sell not only books but also some 100 Taiwanese and Japanese brands of merchandise (商品). The bookstore will be in Tokyo's Nihonbashi business district. The Eslite bookstore has 44 branches here in Taiwan, three in Hong Kong and two in China. ---- E*Leopard Cat Kittens Rescued in Miaoli The Miao-Li County government's Animal Care and Health Office says two leopard cat kittens found abandoned (棄) in a roadside gutter in Gong-Guan Township. The leopard cat kittens were found Tuesday morning by a local resident when he was driving along Township Road. The man says he stopped to check why a stray dog (流浪狗) was barking at something and thought thought the two kittens were domestic cats. But when he realized they were endangered wild leopard cats, the man took the kittens to the animal and health office. The kittens are now being cared for at the Endemic Species Research Institute in Nantou County and will soon be released back into the wild. The Leopard Cat Association of Taiwan says there are currently less than 500 of the animals living in the wild islandwide. ---- E*Video of HK Police Beating Sparks Outrage A new video has become a source of division between protesters and police in Hong Kong. It has started new accusations that officers have gone out of control. Grace Lee reports. < [CLIP] Slug: > ---- E*Invasions of Brazilian Indigenous Land Rise Under Bolsonaro A Brazilian Catholic Church agency says people are taking away more and more indigenous lands in the first nine months of President Jair Bolsonaro's administration. The Missionary Indigenous Council said yesterday that illegal miners, loggers and tappers of natural resources are involved (參與) in most of the invasions (侵入). The council reported at least 153 cases of ``possessive invasions, illegal exploitation of natural resources of damage to heritage'' on indigenous lands in the first nine months of 2019. There were 109 recorded cases for all of last year. Bolsonaro has often complained that indigenous lands cover too much of Brazil and that development there should be easier. Critics say that encourages invaders. ---- E*Harry and Meghan Visit South Africa's Oldest Mosque on Tour Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, and her husband, Prince Harry, have visited South Africa's oldest mosque as their first official tour as a family continues for a second day. Their stop at the 225-year-old Auwal Mosque in Cape Town yesterday included a viewing of the first known manuscript of the Quran in South Africa. Authorities say it was written down from memory by an imam while he was imprisoned on nearby Robben Island during a period when slaves were not allowed to worship Islam. The royal couple also met with religious leaders, as the mosque hosts interfaith dialogues in the famously diverse (多種) city. The royal couple's 10-day, multi-country tour also includes stops for Harry in Botswana, Angola and Malawi with a focus on wildlife protection, mental health and mine clearance. ---- C*News Outro That was the I-C-R-T news Check in again tomorrow for our simplified version of the news, uploaded every day in the afternoon. Enjoy the rest of your day, I'm ____. ----
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