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WIKIPEDIA DOWN IN SEVERAL COUNTRIES IN EU LAW PROTEST

Wikipedia went down in at least three countries Wednesday in a protest at an upcoming European Parliament vote on a highly disputed law that could make online platforms legally liable for copyrighted material put on the web by users. In Spain, Italy and Poland, an explanatory protest statement about the upcoming vote came up when […]

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GUATEMALA VOLCANO ERUPTION : DOZENS DEAD, AUTHORITIES IN FEAR

One of Central America’s most active volcanos has erupted in fiery explosions of ash and molten rock, killing at least 25 people and injuring nearly 300 while blanketing nearby villages in heavy ash. An undetermined number were missing, and authorities feared the toll could rise. Guatemala’s Volcan de Fuego, Spanish for “volcano of fire,” exploded […]

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CYCLONE MEKUNU : THE MOST POWERFUL STORM HITS OMAN

Cyclone Mekunu has made landfall in Oman, bringing strong winds and torrential rains on to the southeastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula. A 12-year-old girl was the sixth casualty of the storm, as it hit the coastal city of Salalah with winds of up to 185 kilometres an hour. Thousands of Omanis have sought shelter […]

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MAN DIES AFTER BEING SUCKED INTO MRI SCANNER : INDIA

A man has died after being sucked into an MRI scanner at a hospital in India. Police in Mumbai said Rajesh Maru, 32, was pulled towards the machine by its magnetic force after entering the room at Nair Hospital carrying an oxygen cylinder.   Preliminary reports suggest he died from inhaling liquid oxygen. It is […]

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TSUNAMI WARNING AFTER HUGE ALASKA QUAKE

A warning has been issued for “widespread hazardous tsunami waves” after an 8.2 magnitude earthquake off the southeast coast of Alaska. Alaska, northwest of Canada, is the largest and most sparsely populated U.S. state. It’s known for its diverse terrain of open spaces, mountains and forests, with abundant wildlife and many small towns. It’s a […]

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CALIFORNIA MUDSLIDES : RESCUERS IN SEARCH FOR SURVIVORS

Rescue workers in southern California are searching for survivors after mudslides and flooding in which at least 13 people have died. More than 30 miles (48km) of the main coastal road have been closed and police said the scene “looked like a World War One battlefield”. CURRENT UPDATE A group of 300 people are reportedly […]

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DEADLY STORM BLAST ACROSS EUROPE : THREE KILLED

After battering the UK with 100mph winds, heavy rain and thunder and lightning, Storm Eleanor has moved on to cause chaos in Europe. After sweeping across the North Sea, the winter storm has brought destruction to northern Europe, disrupting transport, causing power cuts and killing one skier. Tens of thousands of people have been affected […]

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INDIAN ACTRESS MOLESTED ON FLIGHT : MORE UPDATES

  The Indian Bollywood actress who had acted in the film Dangal, Zaira Wasim said she was molested on a flight from Delhi to Mumbai last night by a passenger who was sitting right behind her. The 17-year-old, in an Instagram post, said the man was rubbing his foot against her back and neck while she […]

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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE WORLD THIS WEEK : THROUGH PICTURES

Alexander Yaroshenko, a member of the Cryophile winter swimming club, rubs himself with snow after swimming in the Yenisei River in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia December 4, 2017.   National Guard officers clash with supporters of Georgian former President Mikheil Saakashvili during a search of Saakashvili’s apartment in Kiev, Ukraine December 5, 2017. […]