Category: World

Hawaii Earthquake Damage Minimal:  Small Earthquake Shakes main Island

NAALEHU, Hawaii — The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory says a magnitude-4.5 earthquake jolted the Big Island of Hawaii. The observatory says the quake struck at 2:18 a.m. Saturday. It was centred about five miles (eight kilometres) north of the small town of Naalehu at a depth of six miles (9.6 kilometres). There were no reports of…

Nepal Death Toll Continues To Rise A rescue team in Nepal have pulled out the bodies of about 50 people, including some foreign trekkers, from an avalanche-hit area, officials say, as the death toll from last month’s devastating earthquake climbed to more than 7,000. None of the bodies have been identified, deputy superintendent of police…

On Tuesday, the Finnish military fired handheld underwater depth charges as a warning against a suspected submarine in waters near Helsinki, an incident that comes amid growing military tensions with neighboring Russia. According to reports, the navy noticed an underwater target on Monday and again on Tuesday morning and fired some warning charges — the…

Powerful aftershocks rocked Nepal Sunday, panicking survivors of a quake that killed more than 3700 people and triggered fresh avalanches at Everest base camp, as rescuers dug through rubble in the devastated capital Kathmandu. Terrified residents, many forced to camp out in the capital after Saturday’s quake reduced buildings to rubble, were jolted by a…

Indonesia firing squad deaths loom, International Outrage Continues

International condemnation of Indonesia’s plan to execute convicted drug smugglers by firing squad as early as Tuesday is increasing, with Australia issuing a last- ditch appeal for clemency for two of its citizens. The Australians, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, were on Saturday given a 72-hour notice period before their execution, according to Tony Spontana,…