Thursday, June 22, 2017

Over 900,000 Sri Lankans May Face Famine Due to Drought Followed by Floods

Drought and subsequent floods in Sri Lanka threaten the food security of around 900,000 people in Sri Lanka, a report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP), issued on Thursday, said.

El terremoto en Guatemala fue de magnitud 6,7 en la escala de Richter (06.31 hora local)

El terremoto que sacudió Guatemala y El Salvador a las 06.31 hora local (12.31 GMT) de hoy fue de 6,7 en la escala de Richter, no de 6,9, como se anunció inicialmente, según el Gobierno guatemalteco, que no ha registrado por el momento víctimas ni daños materiales.

World population to hit 9.8 bln by 2050, despite nearly universal lower fertility rates, UN says

The United Nations said here Wednesday that the world population is expected to reach 8.6 billion in 2030, and to hit 9.8 billion by 2050, despite nearly universal lower fertility rates.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Evacuation Advisory Issued for 300,000 Residents in W. Japan amid Heavy Rain

An evacuation advisory has been issued for around 300,000 residents of Japan's Hamamatsu City in Shizuoka Prefecture, in the Chubu region of Honshu Island, with the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) on Wednesday warning of possible flooding and mudslides.

Portuguese official says cannot confirm plane crash

Portugal's National Civil Protection Authority (ANPC) said on Tuesday that they cannot confirm the earlier report that a Canadair plane from Spain crashed in Louriceira, Pedrogao Grande.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Construction of Akkuyu Nuclear Plant to start in Sept.

The construction of Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant will start in September this year, top officials of Cengiz-Kolin-Kalyon (CKK), a Turkish consortium of contracting conglomerates, said on Tuesday, a sign of a desire to bolster Russia-Turkey cooperation on several fronts.

Indian Mars probe celebrates 1,000 days in orbit

The Indian Mars Orbiter Mission, also known as Mangalyaan, has completed 1,000 earth days in orbit around the Red Planet, exceeding all expectations of the low-cost mission, which was originally designed to last only six months.

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