TORTOISES RELEASED TO THE WILD & U.K. MANDRILLS BIRTH

At least 43 tortoises bred for eight years in captivity, have been released into the wild, in the Galapagos Islands, in an effort to restore, and conserve their population. Meanwhile, two baby Mandrills were born at Chester Zoo, just five weeks apart, after a ten year wait, as announced by the Zoo on Tuesday. 

WHAT CAUSED TONGA'S ERUPTION?

Scientists are now investigating how Tonga's Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano was able to send a shockwave, which completely circumnavigated the globe. There has been no contact with the nation's Ha'apai Group of Islands, since the massive eruption on Saturday January 15th. 

INDONESIA'S OMICRON HANDLING

The case of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 in Jakarta continues to rise, 856 people were infected with 193 cases originating from local transmission. With the current increase, the Indonesian Minister of Health says, Jakarta would be a major concern in dealing with Covid-19 handling particularly on the Omicron variant spreading. 

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.DAY

The United States observes, Martin Luther King Junior day Monday, recognizing the Black American Pastor internationally, known as a symbol for civil rights.

U.S CDC UPDATES GUIDANCE AS OMICRON RAGES

Research indicates, the Omicron variant of the Corona virus, spreads faster than its predecessors, and experts warn more mutations of the virus likely. As Omicron infections surge in the United States, U.S President, Joe Biden, promises his administration will purchase a billion Covid-19 tests. 

TONGA TSUNAMI UPDATES

The Chair of Tonga Cable says Tuesday, he should know within a week or two whether connectivity wll be restored to the Pacific Island Nation, following the huge undersea volcanic eruption and tsunami. 

INDONESIA'S NEW CAPITAL CITY

Indonesian government has official named its New Capital City, called "Nusantara". The government prioritizes the construction and relocation of the New Capital City to the island of Kalimantan.