January 23, 2018

World News

Strong Earthquake Of Magnitude 6.0 Sparks Panic In Indonesia

"The epicentre is in an area prone to quakes. More aftershocks are very likely," Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics agency chief Dwikorita Karnawati told Metro TV.

Magnitude 8.2 Quake Off Alaska Coast Sparks Tsunami Warning

An earthquake of magnitude 8.2 hit 256 km (157 miles) southeast of Chiniak, Alaska at a depth of 10 km at 0931 GMT on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Major Volcano On Verge Of Huge Eruption, 8-Km Danger Zone

Thousands of Filipino families have been evacuated in the Philippine province of Albay as the country's most active volcano inches toward a possibly major eruption.

Volcano Erupts At Japanese Ski Resort, One Missing In Avalanche

Rocks spat out by an erupting volcano rained down on skiers at a mountain resort in central Japan on Tuesday and one skier was missing following an avalanche that occurred shortly after the volcano...

Swiss On High Avalanche Alert On Eve Of Davos Forum

Switzerland went on avalanche alert on Monday as fresh snow smothered much of the Alps a day before the World Economic Forum in Davos gets under way.

China Must Win 'Three Tough Battles' While Pursuing Reforms: Li Keqiang

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said the country must reduce poverty, control pollution and reduce risks, challenges he described as "three tough battles" for the economy, as policymakers push for reforms...

Netflix Crosses $100 Billion Market Capitalisation As Subscribers Surge

Netflix Inc snagged 2 million more subscribers than Wall Street expected in the final three months of 2017, tripling profits at the online video service that is burning money on new programming to...

Hijab Model Pulls Out Of L'Oreal Campaign Over Anti-Israel Tweets

British model Amena Khan, who had been chosen by L'Oreal to appear in an advertising campaign in Britain, has pulled out over accusations she made anti-Israeli comments in a series of old tweets.

Powerful Toxin Makes Centipedes Eat Animals 15 Times Their Size: Study

A bite from a venomous centipede can cause swelling and excruciating pain. And for a mouse - even one 15 times larger than a centipede - the bite can be deadly.

Nurse Was Convicted Of Murdering Two Patients. Cops Say He Killed 97 More

Niels Hoegel's deadly drugs of choice were ajmaline, lidocaine and calcium chloride - medications that he would administer to send his patients into arrhythmia, or force their blood pressure to crash...

French President Hosts 140 CEOs In Pre-Davos Charm Offensive

President Emmanuel Macron's campaign for a "French Renaissance" kicked into overdrive Monday as his government welcomed 140 multinational business leaders before this week's jamboree of the rich and...

Body Broker Who Sold Diseased Remains Is Convicted Of Fraud

A Detroit businessman who sold and leased donated body parts for two decades was convicted Monday of defrauding medical customers by selling them diseased human remains.