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Russia Issues Grim Report On North American Magnetic Anomaly

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A grim report prepared by Commander-in-Chief of the Air Force Lieutenant-General Viktor Bondarev on the just completed scientific mission of North America carried out by 4 Tupolev Tu-95 strategic aircraft and 2 Ilyushin Il-78 aerial refueling tankers that “electronically swept” for “magnetic anomalies” from Alaska to California warns that a “catastrophic event” may be nearing for this... 

Storm kills 6 Germans in North Rhine Westphalia

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At least six people have been killed and 30 others seriously wounded during storms that ravaged Germany’s most populous state of North Rhine Westphalia. According to German media reports, three people died when a tree landed on a garden shed in which they were seeking shelter in the state capital of Dusseldorf on Monday. Firefighters were able to rescue three more injured people, two severely... 

Saudi Arabia MERS death toll raises to 282

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An Indian worker wears a mask next to camels as he works at his Saudi employer’s farm outside Riyadh on May 12, 2014. Saudi Arabia’s Health Ministry has raised the death toll from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) to 282. In a Tuesday statement, the figure, which earlier stood at 190, rose to 282 following “a comprehensive revision” going back to 2012. The... 

Saudi Arabia reports 13 new MERS-CoV Virus deaths

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Saudi Arabia’s Health Ministry has recorded 13 more deaths from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the kingdom. The ministry said on Wednesday that a total of 186 have died from the virus since it first appeared in the country in 2012. It added that some 565 people had contracted the virus in Saudi Arabia. MERS is a cousin of SARS. The former virus first emerged in the... 

Greece struck by strong 6.4 Earthquake

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A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck 18km off Greece’s southern coast in the Aegean Sea, near Kamariotissa, at a depth of 10km. Some injuries and damages were reported as far as Jordan. Hundreds have fled their homes in neighboring Turkey. The under-sea quake caused an immediate injury in Greece, according to local police, as cited by the AP. Further injuries were reported by Greece’s neighbors... 

44 die in Balkans historic flooding

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Civilians in Bosnia being rescued by local authorities. The death toll from record flooding in the Balkans rises to 44 as more bodies have been recovered from the Serbian town of Obrenovac. Serbia’s Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Sunday that 12 corpses were recovered in the town of Obrenovac, near the capital, Belgrade, bringing the toll in Serbia to 16. He expressed concern over how many... 

South Korean sunken ferry death toll increases to 242

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South Korean rescue teams and divers still struggle to gain access to blocked cabins of the ferry that capsized three weeks ago. Six more bodies were recovered early Sunday, 18 days after the 6,825-ton passenger ferry, Sewol, capsized and sank with 476 people on board while 60 passengers are still unaccounted for. So far, 242 bodies have been recovered from the submersed vessel. One body was reportedly... 

NASA satellites reveal North Korea huge wildfires

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This photograph taken by a NASA satellite clearly shows plumes of smoke wafting over over the east and southeast of Kim Jong-Un’s state. NASA has released a photograph that appears to show huge fires raging across North Korea. The pictures show large plumes of smoke over the east and southeast of Kim Jong-un’s state. Some of the fires are apparently in farm areas and it is possible that the... 

Worst floods in decades hits Florida and Alabama

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Several vehicles fell about 40 feet after a portion of the Scenic Highway collapsed on April 30 in Pensacola, Florida. The worst floods in decades in the US states of Florida and Alabama have left at least one person dead and brought destruction across the South. The victim is an elderly woman who drowned Tuesday after high waters submerged her car on a highway, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The... 

Large tornadoes sweep across Mississippi causing major damage

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Much of northern Mississippi remained on tornado watch Monday afternoon after a twister made its way through Tupelo, according to a National Weather Service report. Major damage has been reported, although the number of casualties is still unknown. Parts of Alabama, Arkansas, and western Georgia were also placed under tornado watch until Monday night as the storm system slowly traveled north from... 

UK invaded by killer shrimps, zebra mussels & giant Asian hornets

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Alien wildlife species, such as killer shrimps and zebra mussels, are invading Britain at a rate never seen before, the UK parliament’s green watchdog warns. Meanwhile, giant Asian hornets that have caused six deaths in France are on their way to the UK. MPs from the Environmental Audit Committee urged the British government to introduce new laws to tackle invasive plants and animals which may pose... 

Fukushima manager admits embarrassing failure

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The manager of the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant has admitted not having full control of the facility. Contrary to the statements of the Japanese PM, TEPCO’s Akira Ono said attempts to plug the leaks of radioactive water had failed. “It’s embarrassing to admit, but there are certain parts of the site where we don’t have full control,” Ono told reporters touring the... 

Ferry sinks near South Korea, 300 missing

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Helicopters heading to aid 476 passengers and crew aboard a South Korean ferry sinking on its way to Jeju island from Incheon, some 20 kilometres off the island of Byungpoong in Jindo. A passenger ferry with 459 people on board has capsized and sunk off the coast of South Korea, with two people declared dead and almost 300 missing. The sinking has been declared the country’s biggest peacetime... 

Deadly Whooping Cough Bacteria hits Australia again, vaccines useless

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The bacterium that causes whooping cough has mutated in Australia, most likely in response to the vaccine used to prevent the disease, with a possible reduced effectiveness of the vaccine as a result, a new study shows. A team of researchers analyzed strains of the virus from across Australia and found that many strains no longer produce a key surface protein called pertactin. About 80 per cent of... 

Volcanic “Red Alert” Issued For Idaho By EMERCOM Scientists

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A warning issued today by the Ministry of the Russian Federal for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters (EMERCOM) has advised the World Organization of Volcano Observatories (WOVO) that a “Red Alert” status level for the Borah Peak Mountain in Idaho (North America/United States) may be warranted in the coming weeks due to increased volcanic-seismic activity... 
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