Huge fire engulfs Tokyo’s historic Golden Gai entertainment district close to Shinjuku
Apr12

Huge fire engulfs Tokyo’s historic Golden Gai entertainment district close to Shinjuku

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZqtded_UMI   A fire broke Tuesday in the Golden Gai entertainment district in the Kabukicho district in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo, destroyed four buildings and left at least one person injured. The fire also caused power to be cut to hundreds of businesses and homes. The Tokyo Fire Department dispatched more than 30 firetrucks to battle the blaze, which started on the first floor of an old building at...

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A 7.8 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of western Indonesia!
Mar02

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of western Indonesia!

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of western Indonesia, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reports. There have been no immediate reports of damage. The USGS said the earthquake struck at 19:49 local time (12:49 GMT). It said the epicentre was 805km (500 miles) south-west of the city of Padang, and 24km deep. Indonesia’s National Meteorological Agency lifted its tsunami warnings several hours after the tremors....

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100,000 passengers stranded at Guangzhou train station after heavy snow delayed train services, disrupting Chinese New Year travel plans for all!
Feb02

100,000 passengers stranded at Guangzhou train station after heavy snow delayed train services, disrupting Chinese New Year travel plans for all!

Heavy snow has disrupted public transport in southern China, stranding tens of thousands of people outside a rail station, police say. The crowd outside Guangzhou station swelled to nearly 100,000 at its peak on Monday night, police said. Central China has experienced some of its coldest weather in years. The rare snow has coincided with the run-up to Chinese New Year – where hundreds of millions of Chinese travel home to see...

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The SETI Institute and NASA announces the discovery of Kepler 452b, the most Earth-like planet ever encountered
Jul23

The SETI Institute and NASA announces the discovery of Kepler 452b, the most Earth-like planet ever encountered

The SETI Institute and NASA have confirmed the discovery of Kepler 452b, the most Earth-like planet ever encountered. Located in the Goldilocks zone of its host star, this planet would have “just the right” conditions to support liquid water and possibly even life. This extraordinary world was spotted by the Kepler Space Telescope and is the first confirmed planet among over 500 potential candidates being added to the mission’s...

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NASA Exclusive Animated Flyover of Pluto’s Icy Mountain and Plains
Jul18

NASA Exclusive Animated Flyover of Pluto’s Icy Mountain and Plains

Like us on Facebook  This simulated flyover of Pluto’s Norgay Montes (Norgay Mountains) and Sputnik Planum (Sputnik Plain) was created from New Horizons closest-approach images. Norgay Montes have been informally named for Tenzing Norgay, one of the first two humans to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Sputnik Planum is informally named for Earth’s first artificial satellite. The images were acquired by the Long Range Reconnaissance...

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Wildfire crosses busy highway and burns cars in Southern California!
Jul18

Wildfire crosses busy highway and burns cars in Southern California!

Drivers in southern California had to flee their cars as the vehicles ignited when a brush fire swept over a busy road. The fire, in the Cajon pass, left at least 20 vehicles on Interstate-15 in flames. It broke out at the start of the weekend during peak travel time. “You could hear the explosions from people’s vehicle tires popping from the heat,” one driver, Lance Andrade, said. There have been no confirmed...

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Jessica Patricia Arias, 7 year old Colombian girl, who went missing in the jungle found and rescued after 17 days!
Jul14

Jessica Patricia Arias, 7 year old Colombian girl, who went missing in the jungle found and rescued after 17 days!

A seven-year-old girl stranded in a northern Colombian jungle has been rescued after more than two weeks thanks to an anonymous call. Jessica Patricia Arias went missing on June 27 at the Tayrona National Park. She was found suffering from moderate malnutrition and dehydration in an abandoned hut on Monday by Colombian Directorate of Traffic and Transportation officials. Hundreds of officers participated in land and air searches....

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Massive typhoon pounds South shore of Shanghai, leaving 1.1 million people evacuated!
Jul11

Massive typhoon pounds South shore of Shanghai, leaving 1.1 million people evacuated!

A typhoon pounded the Chinese coast south of Shanghai on Saturday with strong winds and heavy rainfall, submerging roads, felling trees and forcing the evacuation of 1.1 million people. Typhoon Chan-hom slammed ashore with winds of up to 100 miles per hour near Zhoushan, a city east of the port of Ningbo in Zhejiang province. It has dumped more than 4 inches of rain since late Friday — about a month’s average in less than 24...

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Krah̄āy n̂ả – Thailand is facing worst drought, tap water may run out by end of the month!
Jul10

Krah̄āy n̂ả – Thailand is facing worst drought, tap water may run out by end of the month!

Bangkok’s tap water supply may run out in a month, as the country waits for long overdue rains to replenish sources depleted by drought and threatened by seawater creep, the chief of the capital’s water authority said. Thailand is suffering its worst drought in more than a decade. In an effort to maintain water levels in the dams that supply water for agriculture in the provinces as well as taps in the capital Bangkok, the...

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The flood in Tbilisi, Georgia has allowed wild animals such as Hippo, Lions and Hyenas to escape the city’s zoo into the streets!
Jun16

The flood in Tbilisi, Georgia has allowed wild animals such as Hippo, Lions and Hyenas to escape the city’s zoo into the streets!

The flood has resulted in some pretty jarring images, including the hippo wandering in front of a Tbilisi Swatch store: The hippo has since been tranquilized and is being corralled to safety: Hippo herding.(AP Photo/Tinatin Kiguradze) Large parts of the city, and the zoo, are still covered in muck and water: Rescuers work on a flooded Tbilisi street.(Reuters/Irakli Gedenidze) Like us on Facebook and read more stories Man falling to...

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Ranau, Sabah – Malaysia, hit by another earth quake – 5.6 magnitude!
Jun12

Ranau, Sabah – Malaysia, hit by another earth quake – 5.6 magnitude!

A strong aftershock measuring 5.2 hit Ranau in Sabah at 2.29am. The tremors rattled residents in Kota Kinabalu where some people in highrise buildings ran out of their home, fearing for their safety. “I felt tremors in my house at 2.29am. I thought a really big cat was running across the roof,” said a Kota Kinabalu resident. The effect of the latest tremors in Ranau could not be immediately ascertained. A Ranau resident...

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Naked Mount Kinabalu climbers detained in Malaysia!
Jun10

Naked Mount Kinabalu climbers detained in Malaysia!

Police have detained four Westerners accused of posing naked to take photos on a Malaysian mountain – an act that has been blamed for causing the earthquake that killed 18 climbers last week. Police obtained a court order to detain them for four days while they are investigated for indecent behaviour, Sabah state police chief Jalaluddin Abdul Rahman said. Two Canadian siblings and a Dutch male surrendered at a police station in...

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Heavy Rain brought Flash flood to IOI Mall and surrounding Puchong Area, causing traffic stand still!
Jun10

Heavy Rain brought Flash flood to IOI Mall and surrounding Puchong Area, causing traffic stand still!

  It is sad to see that Puchong is experiencing flash flood from heavy rain. Does IOI have plans to create a water theme park. The flash flood may have cause by poor irrigation and urban development planning and additional heavy rain. Just look at IOI mall where it is flooded up the the knee! Like us on Facebook and read more stories Man falling to his death in Manhattan caught on camera Video of a trailer caught on fire on the...

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