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Climate change melting Greenland ice sheet at record pace

Climate change melting Greenland ice sheet at record pace Recently, Ruth Mottram, who is a Danish Meteorological Institute climate scientist, revealed that Greenland's ice sheet has been melting for the last four months. In comparison, 290 billion tons were lost in all of 2018, and August, the last month in peak melting season, has just begun. If all the ice in Greenland melted - which would take centuries - the world's oceans would rise by 7.2 meters (2... [Full Article...]

No ‘Guardian of the Galaxy’: Trapped raccoon goes viral

No ‘Guardian of the Galaxy’: Trapped raccoon goes viral The caller, a bicyclist commuting to work, had spotted a distressed young raccoon stuck in an unfortunate position: It was firmly wedged in a sewer grate, its head poking out from one of the small square holes. "Hopefully, he will recover and be off to live his life". He gave the raccoon water and contacted the Newton Fire Department . In all, about 10 people worked to rescue this teen raccoon. [Full Article...]

Police respond to another mass shooting in US

Police respond to another mass shooting in US Police are responding to yet another mass shooting incident in the USA, this time in the city of Dayton, Ohio . Carper said it only took a short period of time for the suspect to open fire. "Everyone was panicking and running around", Hunter said. Authorities say the suspected shooter is also deceased. Deb Decker, a spokeswoman for emergency services in Montgomery County, Ohio, told CNN t... [Full Article...]

9 killed, at least 16 hurt in OH shooting

The motive behind the shooting was not immediately clear, and investigators believe the individual had acted alone, Carper said. The suspected shooter's identity has not been released. The 21-year-old suspect in that shooting was arrested. Several people in OH have been killed in the second mass shooting in the U.S.in less than 24 hours, and the suspected shooter is also deceased, police said. [Full Article...]

Police fire tear gas at protesters on Hong Kong island

Police fire tear gas at protesters on Hong Kong island Many of Saturday's demonstrators wore yellow or white hard hats, and the crowds chanted "age of revolution!" and "Hong Kongers, add oil!" - a popular exhortation in Cantonese. Yesterday evening, protesters tore down a Chinese flag from a pole on the waterfront and threw it in the harbor. Protesters were armed with bricks, paint bombs and bottles. [Full Article...]

Strong quake hits Japan; officials say no tsunami danger

Strong quake hits Japan; officials say no tsunami danger Japan accounts for about 20 percent of the world's earthquakes of magnitude 6 or greater. Others described "mild shaking" in Tokyo , 250km away from the epicentre. More than 18,000 were killed after the 9.0-magnitude quake triggered a massive tsunami on March 11 which led to meltdown at the plant. Japan sits at the junction of four tectonic plates and experiences a number of relatively violen... [Full Article...]

Seven dead after boats capsize in the Philippines

Seven dead after boats capsize in the Philippines The Police Regional Office in Western Visayas reported that as of 10 a.m. on Sunday, more bodies were recovered as authorities continued their search and rescue operations. The Chi-Chi had 43 passengers and four crew members on board while Keziah had three crew members on board. Ten of the casualties came from M/B Chi Chi while one came from M/B Jenny Vince . [Full Article...]

More Details Emerge Of Massive Infiltration Attempt Backed By Pak Army

More Details Emerge Of Massive Infiltration Attempt Backed By Pak Army As per the plan, the Indian army is going to raise the first few integrated battle groups along the Pakistan border and then it will simultaneously start raising them on the China border too. "Security forces will continue to respond to all nefarious activities along LoC and hinterland", he added. The Indian military, on the intervening night of July 30 and 31, targeted innocent citizens includi... [Full Article...]


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