Press review of the week: from 28 March to 4 April
The world's first case of trifallia occurs in Duhok, Iraq. The little boy had been taken to the hospital by his parents, worried about a swollen scrotum, which turned out to be something unthinkable. Doctors informed the parents that their baby was suffering from a very rare form of trifallia, the presence of three penises.
The doctors evaluated and analyzed the case in a detailed and meticulous way, digging in depth the pharmacological process taken during pregnancy by the mother, the possible genetic anomalies, looking for any triggering causes of the pathology, but any investigation reported a negative result.
The news went around the world, was also published by the New York Post and doctors confirmed that this is the first certified case of trifallia. They also stated that one in five to six million babies is born with more than one penis.
Fortunately, given the presence of only one urethra, the two penises have been surgically removed and the baby is in excellent health.
Since 1 April, the former Burmese premier, Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been in prison since the military coup of 1 February, has been indicted for violating a law on state secrets. The law dates back to colonial times and provides for up to 14 years in prison. Meanwhile, protests continue in the country and with them the death toll has risen to 557 in the last few hours. In addition to the victims, 2.658 people are in prison, as reported by the Association for Assistance to Political Prisoners (Aapp).
The United Nations Security Council approved a resolution condemning "the use of violence against people who demonstrate peacefully" after China opposed sanctions against the military junta.
Meanwhile, the population began to protest using Easter eggs painted with the image of Suu Kyi and with the three-finger salute that has become a symbol of the opponents.
Meanwhile, the French oil company Total, present in Burma since 1992, has announced that it will remain in the country in the name of the safety of its personnel and in order not to deprive millions of Burmese and Thais from electricity. Patrick Pouyanné, the CEO, has pledged to finance the human rights NGOs operating in the country.
"We have decided to stop our projects and our drilling in Burma, but we continue to produce gas. Not to keep our profits, nor to continue paying taxes to the military junta, but to ensure the safety of our personnel, employees and managers, to avoid them prison or forced labor and above all to avoid further worsening the conditions of life of these populations by cutting electricity to millions of people"- reported Pouyanné -"since I cannot make the decision to stop production ..., today I make the decision to pay the associations working for human rights in Burma the equivalent of the taxes we will have to pay to the state in the future“, He concluded.
The Ecuadorian foreign ministry, on 1 April, described the abandonment of two Ecuadorian girls of three and five years as inhumane, who were dropped, on the night of March 30, by a human trafficker over the wall that separates the Mexico from the United States. As reported by the International newspaper, the two girls were rescued near Santa Teresa, New Mexico, by agents of the US border police (Cbp, Customs and border protection).
The Covid-19 drama continues indifferently to brutally hit the world population. With the arrival of vaccines, the decrease in deaths and the gradual return to normality, it is a privilege that only a few countries are gradually and concretely touching.
Brazil is increasingly severely affected, brought to its knees by the virus and its variants. To date, the country has exceeded 330 victims, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
According to the American university, since the beginning of the pandemic, Brazil has recorded a total of 330.193 confirmed deaths due to Covid against 12.953.597 cases of contagion. Brazil is the second country in the world after the United States in terms of both the number of infections and the number of victims in absolute terms.
A unique event, a film parade called the "golden parade". The streets of Cairo lit up to give life to an extraordinary procession, which saw the passage of 22 mummies of pharaohs transported from the iconic Egyptian Museum to the new National Museum of Egyptian civilization.
A majestic event, followed by thousands of spectators from all over the world, through the You Tube channel and, following the Covid limitations, by a small number of participants on the Nile roads.
The mummies, including 18 sovereigns and 4 queens, traveled 7 kilometers in the Egyptian capital, closed to pedestrians and cars, escorted by the services of the armed forces. They were carried in procession in descending order of age, each on a chariot decorated in the style of ancient Egypt.
At the head of the parade, he mastered the eldest, the mummy of Seqenenrae Tao II, also called "the Brave", who reigned over southern Egypt about 1.600 years before Christ. At the end of the parade the chariot of Ramses IX, who reigned in the XII century before Christ.
Among them we find prominent figures of Egyptian civilization such as King Seqenenre, who began the war of liberation against the Hykso, Queen Hatshepsut, to whom the magnificent temple of Deir Al-Bahari is dedicated on the west bank of the Nile, opposite Luxor; Ramses II, the great pharaoh of the New Kingdom.
Once arrived at the National Museum, the royal mummies will be subject to restoration for about 15 days in the museum's state-of-the-art laboratory: they will be prepared for their installation inside the new display cases at the Royal Mummies Hall, decorated in a resemble the Valley of the Kings, the area in southern Egypt that houses the original tombs of royalty.
An event that makes the Egyptian people grateful and proud, and reminds numerous tourists of the majestic beauty, culture, history behind this civilization, ready to welcome them safely at the end of this global pandemic crisis.
As reported by the Ansa website, on April 4, twenty-two members of the Indian security forces were killed and another 30 were wounded in a battle with Maoist rebels in the central state of Bihar. The police call it the bloodiest fight in the last four years.
Security forces were ambushed on their way back from a patrol operation near a forest in the Bijapur district, Deputy Director General of State Police Ashok Juneja told AFP news agency.