Monthly Archives: January, 2022

By Kanupriya KapoorSINGAPORE, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Scientists are struggling to monitor an active volcano that erupted off the South Pacific island of Tonga at the weekend, after the explosion destroyed its sea-level crater and drowned its mass, obscuring it from satellites.The eruption of Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai volcano, which sits on the seismically active Pacific Ring of Fire, sent tsunami waves across the Pacific Ocean and was heard some 2,300 kms (1,430 miles) away in New Zealand.”The concern at the moment is how little information we have and that’s scary,” said Janine Krippner, a New Zealand-based volcanologist with the Smithsonian Global Volcanism…

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DUBAI, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Three Iranian diplomats have arrived in Saudi Arabia to take up posts at the headquarters of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Jeddah, an Iranian foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday.Regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia, which severed diplomatic ties in 2016, started direct talks last year, with four rounds held in Iraq. Baghdad hopes its mediation will stop the neighbors seeking to settle scores on its territory. Saudi Arabia has described the talks as cordial but exploratory.”Three Iranian diplomats have arrived in Jeddah to start their work at the OIC,” foreign ministry spokesman…

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AMSTERDAM, Jan 17 (Reuters) – A six-year cold case investigation into the betrayal of Anne Frank has identified a surprising suspect in the death of the famous diarist, who was discovered in her canal side hideout and died in a Nazi concentration camp in 1945.A relatively unknown figure, Jewish notary Arnold van den Bergh, has been named by a team that included retired U.S. FBI agent Vincent Pankoke and around 20 historians, criminologists and data specialists.More than 75 years after Nazis stormed the annex in Amsterdam, researchers concluded it was “very likely” Van den Bergh gave the Frank family up…

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During a winter storm, four tornadoes hit Florida, with the fastest twisters reaching 118 miles per hour. A powerful winter storm that blanketed much of the eastern United States in snow and ice brought four tornadoes to Florida on Sunday morning, injuring at least four people and wreaking havoc. Officials say the tornadoes destroyed 65 homes and over 100 mobile homes in three communities, displacing hundreds of people. A semi-truck flipped on its side as an EF-1 storm crossed Interstate 75 in Charlotte County, according to Fox Weather. The storm reached speeds of 110 mph and spanned about 50 yards…

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By Loren ElliottDUBAI, Jan 17 (Reuters) – On the first day of the Australian Open, the world’s best male tennis player was taking selfies with fans at a Dubai airport arrivals gate.Instead of warming up for his first scheduled match on center court at Melbourne Park in front of thousands, Novak Djokovic was 11,600 km (7,200 miles) away, agreeing to photos with a handful of fellow travelers.”Hey mate, sorry about what’s happened,” one man said as he lowered his face mask for a snap with Djokovic, who kept his own mask on as he waited just off the airbridge for…

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ATLANTA (AP) – Atlanta´s mayor, Georgia´s governor and U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock are scheduled to attend the annual Martin Luther King Jr. service at King´s old congregation, Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.The service at Ebenezer and other events surrounding Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemorate what would have been King´s 93rd birthday.In a news release, the King Center in Atlanta said the 10 a.m. Monday service will be broadcast live on Atlanta´s Fox TV affiliate and on Facebook, YouTube and thekingcenter.org.The Rev. Natosha Reid Rice and Pastor Sam Collier will preside over the service. This year’s keynote speaker is the…

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By Loren ElliottDUBAI, Jan 17 (Reuters) – On the first day of the Australian Open, the world’s best male tennis player was taking selfies with fans at a Dubai airport arrivals gate.Instead of warming up for his first scheduled match on centre court at Melbourne Park in front of thousands, Novak Djokovic was 11,600 km (7,200 miles) away, agreeing to photos with a handful of fellow travellers.”Hey mate, sorry about what’s happened,” one man said as he lowered his face mask for a snap with Djokovic, who kept his own mask on as he waited just off the airbridge for…

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Concerns are growing for a 50-year-old British charity worker who was swept away by Tonga’s historic tsunami. Concerns are growing for a British aid worker in Tonga after another massive eruption erupted last night, causing a once-in-a-lifetime explosion that ripped through the island and was visible from space. Angela Glover, 50, was last seen in person by her husband James on the Polynesian island of Veitongo when a wall of water smashed through their coastal home. Concerned relatives in Australia have taken to social media to ask for updates on the former advertising executive’s condition and whereabouts. ‘URGENT! If anyone…

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Mobile homes were completely flattened by the tornado that ripped through Fort Myers, according to shocking video. As the powerful winter storm moves up the East Coast, the Saskatchewan Screamer is causing tornadoes in the south, heavy snowfall in the north, and temperatures in the single digits. Accuweather forecasters say the storm will move northeast after wreaking havoc on the southeast on Sunday, before wreaking havoc on states along the Atlantic coast on Monday. ‘The heaviest snowfall will fall across the interior parts of the Northeast,’ according to the weather network, ‘unloading accumulations that could bring some communities to a…

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Jimmy Savile, played by Steve Coogan, transforms into a sexual predator who gropes a young woman. On Sunday, Steve Coogan filmed distressing scenes for the BBC’s controversial new drama The Reckoning, in which he played the shamed sexual predator Jimmy Savile. As he approached a young woman sleeping rough and proceeded to grope her after spotting her while out jogging, Coogan, 56, looked eerily like Savile, who died in 2011 at the age of 84. A young actress clutching a duvet put on an emotional display as she struggled to escape Coogan’s grasp, dressed in an exact replica of one…

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