Tuesday, May 12, 2015


A powerful 6.8 earthquake has struck off the eastern coast of Japan’s Honshu island, USGS and Japan Meteorological Agency report. Shaking has been felt in Tokyo.
The quake struck at 6:13am local time at a depth of almost 50 kilometers. No casualties or damage have yet been reported.
No tsunami warning was issued by JMA and according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, based on all available data a “destructive Pacific-wide tsunami” is not expected. No warning has been issued for the US state of Hawaii.

Canada is failing to protect indigenous women from violence

The UN special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous people says the Canadian government has repeatedly failed to stop decades of violence against First Nations women, and has called for a national inquiry.
Victoria Tauli-Corpuz said the Canadian government had taken some steps to protect aboriginal women, including funding 30 organizations with the aim of reducing violence against them, but that more must be done.
Read article HERE
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Microbes can help identify people, like DNA, fingerprints – study

The sets of microbes people carry in their bodies are as unique as fingerprints, a new study shows. So law enforcers may be provided with yet another tool for identifying criminal suspects.
Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health studied the stool, saliva, skin and other bodily sites from 242 individuals over a one-year period. The scientists eventually came to the conclusion that it is possible to identify someone from their microbiomes – the variety of microbes people carry in their bodies. The findings were published in the PNAS journal.
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Senate votes against fast-tracking TPP

Lawmakers in the United States Senate have thrown a wrench in a plan that would have given President Barack Obama “fast track” authority to advance a 12-nation trade deal between the US and Pacific Ring partners.
In a 52-45 vote Tuesday afternoon, the Senate opposed moving forward from now on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. A procedural vote required at least 60 “ayes” in order to let the Senate host discussions on whether or not to give the president so-called “fast track” authority on the matter, and failure to reach that threshold puts the future of the trade agreement in jeopardy.

US, China economies slow down, while euro zone rebounds

Economic growth in the US and China is expected to slow down while the Eurozone is still on course for economic recovery this year, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
“In the euro area, growth momentum continues to strengthen, particularly in France and Italy. Signs of easing growth momentum are emerging in the United States, although these may reflect transitory factors,” the organization said in its Tuesday report based on March data.
The OECD composite leading indicators forecasting economic activity in the next 6-9 months signal a stable growth in countries such as Japan, Germany, Great Britain and India, while a loss in growth momentum is seen in Canada, China, Brazil and Russia.
INC News, 12/05/2015 - via RT

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ITALIA - Infermiere sardo di Emergency positivo a Ebola

L’autodiagnosi gli ha salvato la vita. E il responso delle prime analisi ha confermato i timori: l’infermiere sassarese ricoverato da due giorni è stato contagiato dal virus Ebola. I risultati degli esami eseguiti dagli esperti del centro specializzato Spallanzani di Roma sono arrivati questo pomeriggio e ora il trentasettenne rientrato il 7 maggio dalla Sierra Leone è stato trasferito a Roma per le cure necessarie.  
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INC News, 12/05/2015 - via La Stampa

In Nepal, after new earthquake, people seek open spaces to avoid falling debris

On Tuesday, the ground shook. Again.
But it soon became clear that this was no mere aftershock, scary though those have been. This was another major earthquake, the kind where you run for your life, where you seek any open area so nothing falls on your head and you don't get trapped under the rubble. It was then, near the epicenter of Tuesday's quake, that the world's most dangerous airport became a place of safe haven.
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KAZAKHSTAN - ​Rain cancelled lessons at schools

The head of education department of Atyrau Nursaule Sailauova informed that on May 12 due to plentiful rainfall all schools and kindergartens of Atyrau will be closed for one day.
The information about re-opening of schools and kindergartens operations on May 13 will be informed later by the evening on May 12.
Photos taken by the author, Murat Sultangaliev

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KAZAKHSTAN - Cold temperature, winds grip northern Kazakhstan

Rain showers, thunderstorms and wind will batter most regions of Kazakhstan today, May 12. Only northern and northwestern Kazakhstan will enjoy the weather without precipitation. According to Kazhydromet, stiff wind gusting up to 15-20 MPs will hit Almaty, Zhambyl, South Kazakhstan, Pavlodar and East Kazakhstan regions. Fog will blanket Kostanay and North Kazakhstan regions in the morning. Gusty wind and thunderstorm is expected in Mangystau, Atyrau, Karaganda and Akmola regions. Meteorologists also predict that mercury will drop to 0-5°C in Kostanay, North Kazakhstan, Pavlodar and Akmola regions.
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NEPAL - A clip where we can see tsunami effects in a swimming pool during the quake

A video of a most unusual tsunami in an ordinary swimming pool was recorded in Kathmandu as it was rocked by the recent deadly earthquake on April 25. The aquatic phenomenon was witnessed by a Dutch couple vacationing in the country when powerful tremors shook the Nepalese capital. No one was in the pool at the time, but the video shows panic and terror among both tourists and locals that were by the pool at the time. The pool was shaken so hard that considerable quantities of water were simply thrown around, making many people wringing wet. Children were crying while vendors tried to fix their merchandise falling from the tables.

RUSSIA - Staggering footage of truck explosion in Russia’s south

A striking video of a truck blast that injured at least one person in the south of Russia has emerged online.Explosive reagents - acrylic solvent contained in a big canister towed by a truck– caught fire and caused the blast. The fire started in the vehicle’s brake blocks. One man was injured in the explosion, the shockwave throwing him 10 meters. He also suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning. The man was in his yard nearby when the blast happened.



An earthquake, 7.4 in magnitude and only 19km deep, has hit 68km west of Namche Bazaar, Nepal, according to US Geological Survey.
It comes just a few weeks after a devastating 7.8-magnitude quake left over 8,000 people killed, and almost 18,000 injured.