Flooding in southern Brazil strands hundreds, some rescued by helicopter

Reuters 12/02/2022

SAO PAULO – Heavy rains caused serious flooding in southern Brazil on Thursday, where rescuers in the southern state of Santa Catarina were dispatched to help evacuate hundreds of families trapped in their homes. Video footage provided…

Visitors flock to Hawaiian volcano to see glowing lava flow

Reuters 12/02/2022

Dec 1 (Reuters) – Onlookers are flocking to glimpse the lava flowing from Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano that this week began erupting for the first time since 1984. As Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency said there…

Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano erupts for first time in nearly 40 years

Reuters 11/29/2022

Nov 28 (Reuters) – Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano, began erupting on Sunday for the first time since 1984, ending its longest quiet period in recorded history. The night sky above Hawaii’s largest island…

Kim K speaks out over controversial Balenciaga campaign

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/28/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  Kim Kardashian, one of Balenciaga’s most notable brand ambassadors, has spoken out over the recent controversy involving the luxury fashion house’s campaign.  In an Instagram story, Kardashian said she was ‘shaken and disturbed’…

Landslide kills at least seven on Italy’s Ischia island

Reuters 11/28/2022

CASAMICCIOLA TERME, Italy – At least seven people, including a newborn baby and two children, were killed on the southern Italian holiday island of Ischia after a landslide caused by torrential rain devastated a small town, an…

Clashes in Shanghai as COVID protests flare across China

Reuters 11/28/2022

SHANGHAI/BEIJING – Hundreds of demonstrators and police clashed in Shanghai on Sunday night as protests over China’s stringent COVID restrictions flared for a third day and spread to several cities in the wake of a deadly fire…

Belgium-Morocco World Cup match triggers riots in Brussels, dozen people detained

Reuters 11/28/2022

BRUSSELS – Belgian police detained a dozen people and made one arrest on Sunday after Morocco’s victory over Belgium in the World Cup match in Qatar triggered riots in Brussels with a car and some electric scooters…

Cat out of the bag: TSA officers shocked to see feline in checked suitcase

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Officers in one of the world’s busiest airports rescued a cat apparently trapped inside a checked luggage.  Personnel from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) of the United States government at the John F.…

Walmart manager opens fire on Virginia co-workers, killing 6 and himself

Reuters 11/24/2022

CHESAPEAKE, Va., – A manager at a Walmart Inc. store in Virginia opened fire on fellow employees in a break room, killing six before turning the gun on himself, eyewitnesses said on Wednesday after the country’s latest…

Indonesia quake kills at least 268 people, many of them children at school

Reuters 11/22/2022

CIANJUR, Indonesia – An earthquake that struck Indonesia’s West Java killed at least 268 people, many of them children, with 151 still missing, disaster relief officials said on Tuesday, as rescuers searched the rubble of destroyed buildings…

Death toll from Indonesia’s earthquake rises to 252–local gov’t

Reuters 11/22/2022

JAKARTA — The death toll from an earthquake that hit Indonesia’s Cianjur town in western Java has risen to 252, the local government said in an Instagram post on Tuesday. It also said 31 people are still missing and…

Indonesia quake kills over 160, search for survivors continues

Reuters 11/22/2022

CIANJUR, Indonesia – A powerful earthquake killed more than 160 people in Indonesia’s West Java province on Monday, with rescuers searching for survivors trapped under the rubble amid a series of aftershocks. The epicentre of the 5.6…

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