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4.5 Earthquake Hits Solomon Islands – No Tsunami

THERE was no immediate tsunami threat to the Solomon Islands following an undersea tremor on Monday afternoon. The underwater earthquake occurred around 12pm, near latitude 10.8 degrees South and Longitude 166.2 degrees East, at approximately 10 kilometers Southeast of Santa

Freak Lightning Storm Kills 323 Reindeer In Norway

A freak lightning storm has killed 323 reindeer in a remote mountainous area of Norway, officials said on Monday. Dead animals were found lying on top of each other, many with their antlers entangled, after the thunderstorm on the Hardanger

Cluster Of Big Earthquakes Rattles Iceland’s Katla Volcano

LAST NIGHT, A brief earthquake swarm rattled the caldera at Katla in southern Iceland. The largest earthquakes were over M4, ranging from a few kilometers deep to near the surface (although the depth locating is likely problematic for many of

Most Chocolate Contains Toxic Metals

Another round of bad news for chocoholics: Not only can molten aluminum not melt your favorite candy, but the odds are also pretty high it contains toxic levels of lead, cadmium, or even both, according to a new study by

7.1 Earthquake South Atlantic – No Tsunami

A powerful and shallow earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 has struck the South Atlantic Ocean, centered far northwest of Ascension Island, seismologists say. No tsunami warnings have been issued. The United States Geological Survey recorded the tremor at

Global Famine Fears As India’s Farmland Turns To Dust

FEARS are growing that the world could be heading towards global famine after scientists revealed that farmland in one of the planet’s top agricultural producers is turning to DUST. Ecologists have raised serious concerns about the state of India, where

20 Million Bangladeshis Drink Arsenic Water

The Bangladesh government is failing to adequately respond to naturally occurring arsenic in drinking water across large areas of rural Bangladesh, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Approximately 20 years after initially coming to international attention, an

Scurvy Afflicts The Poor And Homeless

Scurvy, a disease caused by a severe lack of vitamin C in the diet, is most often associated with 17th-century pirates. But cases of scurvy still appear in the United States — and doctors say its 21st-century manifestation is a

Expert Predicts Worldwide Apocalyptic Earthquake

MASSIVE earthquakes are predicted to strike the Earth’s major fault lines at any moment, a leading expert has said. Sydney-based Dr Behzad Fatahi, who specialises in Geotechnical and Earthquake Engineering, worryingly said not a single person in the world would

Italy Earthquake “Raises” The Dead

SANT’ANGELO, Italy The earthquake that brought disaster to a cluster of mountain communities in central Italy this week did not even spare the dead. The small cemetery outside the hamlet of Sant’Angelo, sitting above the devastated town of Amatrice, has

Zika Virus Lands In Hong Kong

A woman in Hong Kong has been diagnosed with the Zika virus this week, in the global financial hub’s first case of the mosquito-borne disease that has spread rapidly across the Americas and parts of Africa over the past year.

Australia Braces For Plague Of Locusts

Significant numbers of Australian plague locusts are expected to build up during spring in eastern and southern parts of Western Australia’s grain-belt. A survey from the Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA) showed moderate density hatchings could occur in

Earthquake: Italy Declares State Of Emergency

PM authorises preliminary €50m in emergency funding for stricken zone as Amatrice hit by 4.7-magnitude aftershock. A 4.7-magnitude aftershock has hit the Italian town of Amatrice as rescuers and emergency teams continue their search of three flattened hilltop towns and

Floods Stop Funerals In India Holy City

Floods in India’s holy city of Varanasi in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh have forced a halt to cremations along the banks of the river Ganges. Officials say some people have carried out cremations on the terrace roofs of

Scurvy Cropping Up In New England

Poverty often leads to a poor diet, and poor diets can lead to a host of health problems. Doctors in Springfield, Massachusetts, think they’ve identified a diet-related condition that many thought disappeared hundreds of years ago. The medical mystery began

Italy Earthquake Toll Reaches 247

The death toll in the Italian earthquake has risen to at least 247 as thousands of rescuers continue efforts to find survivors. Dozens are believed trapped in ruined Amatrice, Accumoli and Pescara del Tronto, in mountainous central Italy. The search