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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Google employees protest against Trump's immigration executive order, Sa...



Hundreds of Google employees gathered outside its Mountain View headquarters on January 30 to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order banning immigrants from seven predominately Muslim countries. The rally was unofficial and started by a Google engineer and included several speakers including Google's co-founder Sergey Brin, who is an immigrant from Russia, according to reports. An email sent by Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that 187 employees of Google were impacted by the executive order, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Earlier in the afternoon, nearly a thousand Google employees held a similar march and rally against the ban in San Francisco. Most U.S. corporate bosses have stayed silent on President Donald Trump's immigration curbs, underscoring the sensitivities around opposing policies that could provoke a backlash from the White House. While the leaders of Apple Inc., Google and Facebook Inc. emailed their staff to denounce the suspension of the U.S. refugee program and the halting of arrivals from seven Muslim-majority countries, many of their counterparts in other industries either declined comment or responded with company statements reiterating their commitment to diversity.
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Monday, January 30, 2017

US cities protest against Donald Trump's new immigration policies



Tens of thousands of people rallied in U.S. cities and at airports on (January 29 to voice outrage over President Donald Trump's executive order restricting entry into the country for travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations. In New York, Philadelphia and Boston, a second wave of demonstrations began the afternoon after spontaneous rallies broke out at U.S. airports on Saturday as U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents began enforcing Trump's directive. The protests on Sunday were expected to spread westward as the day progressed. The president's order, which bars admission of Syrian refugees and suspends travel to the United States from Iraq, Iran, Sudan and four other countries on national security grounds, has led to the detention or deportation of hundreds of people arriving at U.S. airports.

One of the largest of Sunday's protests took place at Battery Park in lower Manhattan, within sight of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, long a symbol of welcome to U.S. shores. The march, estimated to have grown to about 10,000 people, later began heading to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection office in lower Manhattan. Trump defended the executive order in a statement on Sunday, saying the United States would resume issuing visas to all countries once secure policies were put in place over the next 90 days.
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Beauty of Fest : London celebrating Lunar New Year in Trafalgar Square



Thousands of people turned out in London's Trafalgar Square despite the rain to take part take in festivities celebrating the Lunar New Year on January 29. The celebrations welcoming the Year of the Rooster started with a colourful Chinese New Year parade that snaked its way from Charing Cross Road to Shaftesbury Avenue. Under the theme 'China: Today & Yesterday', this year's event went saw dancers dressed as lions, acrobats and floats then parade from Shaftesbury Avenue to Trafalgar Square and a speech by London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

One London resident of Chinese origin, Kun Fu, said she was happy that Lunar New Year had become an international festival. "[I]t is a Chinese thing, but now it has definitely become a festival of all the people around the world," she said.Traditional Chinese hand-crafted floats drifted through the streets along with a menagerie of costumes: dancing dragons, lions and a giant rooster, followed by London's iconic red buses in a convergence of eastern and western culture.

The thanksgiving ceremony in Trafalgar Square was followed by the Lions' Eye-Dotting, the Flying Lion Dance and Khan's speech, in which he talked about immigration and thanked the members of Chinese community for their contribution to the city of London. According to the organisers, the annual London parade is the biggest Chinese New Year celebration outside of Asia.
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25 year old software engineer of Infosys strangled to death in her offic...



A 25-year-old woman software engineer of Infosys was allegedly strangled to death by an unidentified person at her workstation in Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park in Hinjawadi here on Sunday, police said. K Rasila Raju, who hailed from Kerala, was allegedly strangulated with the help of a computer wire. The incident took place on the ninth floor of the Infosys building.

“The incident might have taken place around 5 PM but we received a call around 8 PM. Raju was employed as a software engineer by the firm,” Assistant Commissioner of Police Vaishali Jadhav said. She said though it was Sunday, Rasila was working while her two teammates were online in Bengaluru. “Her manager was trying to call her, but there was no response. The manager called and asked the security guard to go and check and when the security guard went to see her, she was found unconscious near her workstation,” the officer said. A case of murder has been registered against an unidentified person and investigation is on.
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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Areal View: Italy's coast guard rescue migrants



Some 1,000 migrants were saved from leaky boats in the central Mediterranean on Friday (January 27) and one person was found dead, Italy's coast guard said. An Italian coast guard ship, the Spanish humanitarian group Proactiva Open Arms and a Caribbean-registered supply vessel went to the aid of six rubber dinghies and three wooden vessels. A dead body was recovered from one of the rubber boats, the coast guard said in a statement. They gave no details about the migrants' nationalities.

Video released by the coast guard showed the moment one of the boats started taking in water and the migrants scrambled to get onto the coast guard vessels that had come to their rescue. A woman shocked by the events could be seen comforted by a rescue worker. The sea crossing from Libya to Italy, operated by people smugglers based in the unstable North African state, is now the main route for migrants seeking better lives in Europe. A record 181,000 mainly African boat migrants reached Italy last year, pushing the total number of arrivals in the past three years over half a million.
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Hukou Waterfall in north China's Shanxi Province, draws tourists with ra...



It's a better-late-than-never with the Hukou Waterfall in north China's Shanxi Province. A warmer winter has delayed the expected closure of the ice bridge over the Yellow River. But it is finally closing. Holiday-makers of the ongoing Spring Festival on Saturday are taking pictures of the closure of the ice bridge. This phenomenon occurs in winter when floating ice drifting downstream and temperature goes down to freeze the ice and form a "white dragon" ice cap over the Yellow River for a while.

Located along the valley separating north China's Shanxi Province and northwest China's Shaanxi Province, the Hukou Waterfall is the second largest waterfall in the country. The largest is the Huangguoshu Waterfall in southwest China's Guizhou Province. The Hukou Waterfall is a famous attraction on the middle reaches of China's second longest river and is formed due to the abrupt narrow-down of the embankments.
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Thousands of people welcomed in the Chinese New Year in Hong Kong



Thousands of people welcomed in the Chinese New Year on January 28 at Hong Kong's parade featuring 10 floats and over 3000 performers. Marking the 20th anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong from British rule back to China, the territory celebrated the first day of the Year of the Rooster. One of the highlights included a first-ever collaboration between two marching bands, Hong Kong's Pegasus Vanguard and the Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps from the United States. Both were champions at the prestigious Drum Corps International World Championships.
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Anti abortion activists join March for Life in Washington



Anti-abortion activists gathered in Washington on Friday (January 27) for the 44th March for Life, celebrating a political shift in their favor with the election of President Donald Trump. While there was no immediate official estimate of the crowd size, it appeared the numbers were at least in the tens of thousands. The March for Life also is taking place in the same area where even more massive crowds flooded Washington a day after Trump's inauguration in favor of women's rights, including abortion rights.

Earlier, Vice President Mike Pence, a longtime hero of the anti-abortion movement, became the most senior government official ever to speak in person at the rally, organizers said. As governor of Indiana, he signed what were seen as some of the nation's strictest abortion laws. Lines of school groups and people from across the country waited to get through security checkpoints near the Washington Monument and within sight of the White House.

Protesters hoisted signs saying "Choose life," "I am the pro-life generation," and "I regret my abortion." The march is held each year close to the anniversary of the court's Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion in 1973. Trump has said Roe v. Wade should be overturned and has vowed to appoint an anti-abortion justice to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia last year.

He also has pledged to defund Planned Parenthood, which draws the ire of many Republicans because it provides abortions, along with other services. Abortion rights supporters say cutting off funding for abortion providers will prevent poor women from getting other critical heath care and birth control that could prevent unwanted pregnancies.

The rally comes as the number of U.S. abortions has fallen to a record low. The Guttmacher Institute, a reproductive health and rights organization, said last week that it dropped below 1 million in 2013 for the first time since 1975. Anti-abortion forces are often inspired by a religious conviction that life begins at conception and see abortion is murder.
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Flood: tourist hotel La Hacienda collapsed, Peru



Dramatic television images showed the moment a colonial-era hotel, collapsed into the swollen waters of Sicra River in the Peruvian town of Lircay, in the district of Angaraes on Thursday (January 26). Civil Defence authorities said it started raining on Wednesday (January 25) afternoon and did not stop for 10 straight hours. The foundations of the three-story tourist hotel La Hacienda, which is built on the river edge, eroded due to the rising waters and collapsed. According to local media, no injuries were reported because all of the guests had been evacuated before it collapsed.

Several projects under construction in the town, located in the Huancavelica region, have also been destroyed due to constant rainfall. Damages to other houses, located in the neighbourhood Pueblo Nuevo and Bellavista, were also reported, with floods in Bellavista affecting the most families, local media reported. Floods were also reported in other parts of the city. Thirty homes were flooded and roads were blocked by landslides. The National Service of Meteorology and Hydrology (Senahmi), reported heavy rains will continue and will increase in the coming months, until April, affecting the centre and south of the country.
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Shocking: A pickup truck struck a Centro bus in Syracuse, New York



A pickup truck struck a Centro bus in Syracuse just over a week ago, lodging itself in the bus and injuring multiple people.Videos from cameras on the bus show the truck crashing through the side of the bus and throwing a passenger forward. Centro released the surveillance footage after Syracuse.com | The Post-Standard filed a Freedom of Information Law request.

Neil Brownell, the driver of the pickup, was driving off Interstate 81 north at Park Street around 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19 when the accident happened, said the Syracuse Police Department. Brownell swerved into the left lane to avoid traffic near the end of the ramp, police said. The truck went off the road and crashed into a Centro bus that was stopped on Park Street at the Farmers Market Place traffic light. The truck was stuck in the bus several feet above the ground.Police said several passengers were treated for minor injuries. The bus driver, Daphne Ross-Powell, 54, of Syracuse, was treated at Crouse Hospital for chest pain.

The pickup driver, Brownell, 82, of West Monroe, was not injured, police said. His wife, Jerrie Brownell, 75, of West Monroe, a passenger in his truck, was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center for chest pain.No tickets were immediately issued after the crash.
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China Spring Fest: World's only surviving giant panda triplets draw Spri...



The giant panda is the most iconic animal of China. And the Chinese would like to visit and re-visit these lovely animals, especially during holiday seasons. What Spring Festival holiday-makers are visiting and photoing in the Chimelong Safari Park in south China's Guangdong Province are not just ordinary rare giant pandas. They are very rare giant pandas. Their rarity comes from the fact that they are the world's only surviving giant panda triplets.

The probability of giant pandas giving birth to twins are fifty-fifty, but the probability of them giving birth to triplets drops to really low. There have been just three recorded triplet births since August of 2014 in the whole world. And the Chimelong triplets are the world's only surviving triplets.

This probably explains the reason why giant panda lovers have chosen Chimelong for a special Spring Festival outing. "I don't have much time normally. I come here only during the Spring Festival and have got the festival atmosphere. The pandas are adorable here," said a tourist surnamed Lei. Twins or triplets, giant pandas are just fluffy and adorably clumsy animals to kids. And here is one kid who has some special feeling toward giant pandas."I'm here to see the animals. I like pandas. And I want to imitate pandas. They are adorable," she said.
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Thursday, January 26, 2017

A pair of beluga whales amazingly perform in northeast China



A pair of beluga whales in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province have been using their newly-learned tricks to wish visitors a happy Chinese New Year. The two whales, Mira and Nicola, worked hard to learn the new tricks: heart of the ocean, fast rotations and pressing their heads against the glass. One of the tricks was even self-taught, as explained by Zang Mingyue, one of the trainers. "Because we watch them around the clock, we discovered a movement developed by the whales themselves. We found they swim in a different way: pushing their head onto the glass. We thought maybe we can add this movement into the performance to have more visitors enjoy it, and so we did it," said Zang.

One very popular trick is when the whale creates a ring of air bubbles, just like a smoke ring, and then swims through the ring while rotating. "If it learns a new trick, it will do it again and again to practice the movement. Sometimes the whale may show it to another whale, just like saying 'I can do that, can you?'" said Zang. Visitors are amazed by the performances and love to take photos to remember their experience. "I think it really astonished me, and I took many special photos," said Xu Chang, a visitor from Beijing. "I watched the beluga whale performance, it was spectacular," said Li Zhengqi, a visitor from Harbin.
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Shocking Accident: train crashed FedEx truck in North Salt Lake, Utah



The North Salt Lake Police Department released video capturing the dramatic moment a FedEx truck and a commuter train collided in Utah on January 21 morning. The trailer behind the FedEx truck was cut in half by the train. Flashing lights and bells at the train crossing were not activated, according to the Utah Transit Authority. Some 80 people suffered minor injuries. The accident remains under investigation.
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Height of cruelty : Stray dog brutally killed in Mumbai- India, CCTV cap...



A stray dog was brutally killed inside a housing complex at Jawahar Nagar, Goregaon (west), by repeatedly hitting it with bamboo sticks. The entire violence of this cruelty was captured in a CCTV camera installed at the complex, leading to the eventual arrest of the main dog killer.

An official at Goregaon police station confirmed that one accused man, Kishan R Bagwat (39), was arrested on January 23 for the crime which took place on January 18, under the IPC section 429 and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960.
Shocked local activists and animal lovers posted the video depicting how a few men armed with heavy sticks had barged inside the complex to mercilessly pound the dog which could only cower and bark at his killers.

"There were several spectators who were silently witnessing the crime taking place. I want to urge all citizens to at least call the police emergency number '100' any time they witness any crime in public. This can act as a deterrent against those who feel they can get away with murder," said Goregaon based animal activist Bhavin Gathani.
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Must watch Video: Dog's amazing performance

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Chile Flood: About 350 people in northern Atacama region, were left the ...



About 350 people in Chile's northern Atacama region were left isolated as torrential rains pummelled the region on Sunday (January 22), local media reported. According to local media reports, the Chollay River burst its banks, causing mudslides in the ravines of Canuto and Zorra Muerta. Chile's National Emergency Office (ONEMI) said 350 people remain isolated from the town of Chollay, to the commune of Alto del Carmen and inland. Forty families are located in the Quebrada Colpe sector and five families in the La Pampa sector.
Additionally, two houses were destroyed and another four suffered major damages. Mud-filled roads have prevented emergency workers from accessing the area to asses damage to another 50 homes, local media reported.Cars and roads were completely buried by thick mud and clay.

Chollay town resident, Angela Tapia, explained that it all happened very quickly.
"It was something of great magnitude, everything that happened. We were scared because the mudslide was coming down quickly along what used to be the road. We decided to leave and head to the hill with my family," Tapia said.Another resident, Alberto Bordones, said his house was now completely covered by mud. "Everything, everything, nothing was left, we left with only the clothes on our backs. Last year in March, April, the ravines collapsed but it was not as bad," Bordones said. Residents lost all of their belongings. Electrical appliances, furniture and cars were seen stuck in the mud. "When I arrived from down there, there was already mud in my house. We weren't able to do anything," said an unidentified resident.

Tapia explained that her uncle, together with four small children, had been cut off in Zorra Muerta. Relatives have been unable to reach them to see how they are doing. "My uncle lives in an area called Zorra Muerta and it's further up. He's completely isolated and with two small girls and two nephews. We are worried because we really don't know how to get there due to the mudslides," Tapia said. A red alert for the region has been declared and drinking water supply has been interrupted for the whole town of Chollay.

Six people are staying at a make-shift shelter at a school in Chollay, the mayor of Alto del Carmen, Carmen Bou, explained but added local authorities need to contact isolated communities. "The mud again is covering the roads and it's very important for us to have connectivity with the community," Bou said. Meanwhile, 64 people remain isolated in the region of Tarapaca, due to intense rainfall in nearby-mountain ranges. According to local media, nine people were isolated in the sector of Quipisca, due to roads being flooded. Dozens of others have also been cut off in the sector of Parca, in the commune of Pozo Almonte and the town of Huatacondo. Local authorities are now working to clear the roads from slushy mud with the use of heavy machinery, local media reported.
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A temporary market in northern Bolivia burned, 300 vendors lost everything



A temporary market in northern Bolivia burned to the ground overnight on Tuesday (January 24) after a fire consumed it in a matter of hours. The market was located in the northern city of Riberalta in the department of Beni. It had recently been set up near the local bus terminal as a provisional structure while a more permanent market was under construction nearby. Residents poured out to watch firefighters battle the flames. Local authorities report that some 300 vendors lost everything. Police have not commented on what started the blaze, but are looking into the possibility of a short circuit. Local media reported that it spread unusually fast due to strong winds, the wooden framework and plastic roofing.
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Cuba Flood: Strong winds and waves flooded parts of Havana's iconic Male...



Strong winds and waves flooded parts of Havana's iconic Malecon sea wall on January 23 as Cuba's Caribbean Sea crashed into the coastline. According to Cuba's Meteorological Institute, the freak waves started in the afternoon and are expected to last until January 24. But resident Ana Jimenez was not phased by the strong waves. "We're used to this water phenomenon too, living close to the sea it's always like this. We are strong, we are here," she said.

The strong waves and winds are coming from South Carolina where a tropical low has battered that region of the United States. Winds in Cuba have been estimated at up to 60 km (37 miles) an hour. "It's the saddest thing about life. This is the best and the worst part of life is nature. But it's nature, what can you do," said area resident, Maria Antonia Castellanos. According to local media, the encroaching Caribbean Sea has also reached homes along Havana's coastline. No evacuation orders have been issued to residents or tourists.
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About 200 Prison escaped from Brazil's Jail, 217 miles from Sao Paulo



About two hundred inmates escaped from the Prof. Noe de Azevedo prison in Bauru 349 km (217 miles) from Sao Paulo on Tuesday (January 24), according to Brazil's military police operations centre. Aerial images showed heavy smoke coming from the facility which was apparently set on fire by inmates. The riot began at around 8 a.m. local time (10 gmt), authorities said, and the prisoners took advantage of the confusion to escape.

Prison authorities said the situation was under control by 11:45 a.m. (1345 gmt) while police confirmed at least 79 inmates had been recaptured. The prison was designed to hold 1,124 inmates was over capacity with 1,427 prisoners.According to official data, more than 622,000 adults are behind bars in Brazil, 67 percent more than the prisons were built to hold. Since January 1, over 160 prisoners have been killed in a wave of deadly gang clashes across Brazil's overcrowded prisons.
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Amazing baby: Melbourne mother welcomes arrival of 6.06 kilogram baby boy



Melbourne mother Natashia Corrigan welcomed a big bundle of joy on Tuesday (January 24) with the birth of her 6.06 kilogramme (13.4 pounds) baby boy, Brian Junior. "Overwhelmed. I dreamed of a little fat baby. I've always wanted a little fat baby and now I've got a big one," said Corrigan. According to local broadcaster Seven Network, Corrigan was told her baby would be on the heavier side and delivered Brian Junior naturally. "I think I was in a bit of shock, yeah, because the birth was natural but I only had gas so I was still in a bit of shock from that," she said. "It was a bit scary this morning and now everyone is fine. Mum's fine, the baby's fine," added father Brian Liddle. According to local media, Brian Jnr. was born at 40 weeks and five days and could be the heaviest baby born in Victoria.
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A temporary market in northern Bolivia burned, 300 vendors lost everything



A temporary market in northern Bolivia burned to the ground overnight on Tuesday (January 24) after a fire consumed it in a matter of hours. The market was located in the northern city of Riberalta in the department of Beni. It had recently been set up near the local bus terminal as a provisional structure while a more permanent market was under construction nearby. Residents poured out to watch firefighters battle the flames. Local authorities report that some 300 vendors lost everything. Police have not commented on what started the blaze, but are looking into the possibility of a short circuit. Local media reported that it spread unusually fast due to strong winds, the wooden framework and plastic roofing.
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Jackie Chan in Mumbai: promotes 'Kung Fu Yoga' with co-stars Sonu Sood



Actor Jackie Chan was overwhelmed to get a traditional Maharashtrian welcome upon his arrival in Mumbai. He spent the day recording a special episode of The Kapil Sharma Show before heading out to attend the promotional event of his upcoming film 'Kung Fu Yoga' organised at popular Mumbai hotel. Jackie and team were welcomed to dhol beats.Jackie Chan made a stylish entry on the stage in a vintage open car and greeted the media with a Namaste. The actor joined the team including director Stanley Tong, Disha Patani and Amyra Dastur. The actor didn't bat an eyelid as he shook a leg with Disha on stage.
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Awesome : Heavy Snowfall in Srinagar, Jammu

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Zigong Lantern Festival is one of the largest folk cultural activities i...



Zigong Lantern Festival is one of the largest folk cultural activities in China, which attracts people from China and around the world every year. Lantern shows from the city were also held in many countries around the world such as the United States, South Korea, Japan, and Netherlands. This year's lantern show will last till March 12th.
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Awesome : International lantern light Fest held in Zigong City, southwes...



A fascinating lantern show is being held in Zigong City of southwest China's Sichuan Province. The show is part of the annual Zigong International Dinosaur Lantern Festival and Trade Fair (commonly known as Zigong Lantern Festival), which started last Wednesday in Zigong City. Unlike occidental light shows which feature tungsten bulbs, florescent tubes, LEDs and even laser beams, oriental light shows still stick to their traditional concepts of using paper and fabric to shape up the various objects of fame and fortune. The only change is from traditional lighting source of wax candles to electrical bulbs, tubes and LEDs inside these lanterns.

Zigong Lantern Festival is one of the largest folk cultural activities in China, which attracts people from China and around the world every year. Lantern shows from the city were also held in many countries around the world such as the United States, South Korea, Japan, and Netherlands. This year's lantern show will last till March 12th.
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Unbelievable : 19 buildings demolished by blasts at one time in central ...



A total of 19 buildings in Wuhan's downtown area were demolished by five tons of explosives at one-time in only 10 seconds from 11:50 p.m. Saturday in central China's Hubei Province. The blast area is located in the city's downtown area which is next to a light rail viaduct, residential communities, shopping mall, transformer substation and some other infrastructure facilities.

"For this kind of large-scale blasting demolition conducted in the downtown area, we not only need to guarantee the demolition result, but also strictly control the adverse effects of blasting," said Jia Yongsheng, general director of the blasting. Jia said they set more than 120,000 muzzles and prepared five tons of explosives. In order to guarantee safety, they set the collapse time by the millisecond. "The demolition effect was quite ideal. The explosion didn’t affect the light rail and public facilities around the blasted buildings. There was no damage and adverse effects of blasting," said Jia.
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Horrible Accident: Monster auto hits a 45 year old man on road in hydera...



A pedestrian lost his life in a freak accident in the city. A 45-year-old man died after an auto, whose front wheel came off, crashed into him at Shamsheergunj in Shahalibanda on Sunday. A few seconds before the mishap, the auto did a wheelie for a short distance after the front tyre came off. At 10.45am, Jangaiah, a rice mill worker and a resident of Venkatapuram in Pahadishareef, was crossing the road near the Axis Bank ATM at Shamsheergunj when the incident happened, the Shahalibanda police said. While he was in the middle of the carriageway, an auto, which was about 10 metres away, veered towards him with its front up in the air. After doing a wheelie for some distance, the auto hit Jangaiah, who immediately fell. While Jangaiah saw the vehicle heading towards him, he had absolutely no time to react. He died on the spot, police said.
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March in Mexico City: Mexicans protested over gasoline price hikes



Mexicans once again protested over gasoline price hikes in the so-called "gasolinazo." The march in Mexico City was joined by other rallies in at least 12 states. Thousands participated, according to Mexican media reports. Since January 1, when the government hiked gasoline prices by 14 to 20 percent, protests have broken out throughout the country. Thousands held posters against the increase in prices and chanted for Pena Nieto to leave office. Since the beginning of the month, demonstrators across the country have blocked roads and gas stations, and looting of shops has led to hundreds of arrests.

Looting and violent protests followed the gasoline hike around the country. Two people died in Ixmiquilpan in clashes with state and federal police after protesters blockaded a highway and burnt vehicles. Sunday's protest was peaceful, but the protesters were resolute.
"The intention is to have this (hike) thrown out, that it be overturned, or that they really stop this because we are going to see, in February, two gas hikes. They're already can't be sustained, even though they say they can be. When we see the salaries of representatives, senators, of the government, all that in comparison of what we earn as government workers, it's not enough for us," said protester, Rogelio Sanabria.

"I am here because I am in disagreement with all the policies of the government of Enrique Pena Nieto and what his whole cabinet has imposed on this country, which has caused a lack of equality, inflation. They continue to rob, continue taking from the country," said protester Laura Islas. Many Mexicans have expressed concern that the hike in fuel will cause subsequent increases in the price of food, public transport and all good requiring transportation. With Mexicans already facing a slumping currency, rising inflation and economic threats from U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, the issue has caused widespread outrage. The rise in gasoline prices is part of a liberalization program aimed at gradually bringing prices up to market level.
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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Giant panda family to celebrate lunar New Year with residents in Macao

Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) residents are welcome to visit a giant panda couple and their seven-month-old twin sons and celebrate the Lunar New Year with the panda family during the Spring Festival season from Jan 27 to Feb 12, said local authorities.Macao SAR’s Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) said that they have planned two events for the residents to enjoy the festival in the company of the panda family. In one event, the 2,000 residents who had participated in a previous campaign to name the panda couple’s newborn sons can visit the zoo for free. The twin brothers were born in June 2016, and were named Jian Jian and Kang Kang, which mean well-being in Chinese, by residents in a panda naming campaign. The idea was to wish the twin brothers a lifetime well-being. The parents, Kai Kai and Xin Xin were the gift from the central government.
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Aerial View shows Beauty of Washington DC

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Heart Touching Video : mother elephant always save her baby

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Baba Ramdev showcases his football skills in charity match

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Rare Moment : Baba Ramdev Playing Football

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Final fantasy Maruti Suzuki Ignis uncovered video

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Maruti Suzuki Ignis : Watch Launching Video

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Maruti suzuki Ignis : beautiful interior and exterior

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

600 years old ancient Chinese Buddha statue discovered in southern China...



An ancient Chinese Buddha statue dating back around 600 years has been discovered in southern China's Jiangxi province after the water level in a reservoir dropped, state media reported. The head of the statue was spotted in the Hongmen Reservoir at the end of last year during renovation work on hydropower gate, state run Xinhua news agency said.

CCTV quoted archeologists as saying the design of the Buddha's head suggests it was carved during the Ming Dynasty (1356-1644). They also said evidence of architecture was found on the cliff, suggesting a temple could have existed. Some temple remains were found underwater, CCTV said. Various equipment, including sonar devices, will be used to obtain underwater images and gather more data for further research, it added.
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Baba Ramdev beats Olympic medallist Andrey Stadnik

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Baba Ramdev says, wrestling will become popular

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Harbhajan Singh And Baba Ramdev Arm wrestling

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World's oldest giant panda Basi had a party for her 37th birthday



The World's oldest giant panda Basi had a party for her upcoming 37th birthday in 2017 on 18 of January, receiving a certificate as the world's oldest of her kind raised in captivity in Fuzhou, capital of east China's Fujian Province. Basi's ripe old age is the equivalent to over 100 human years. She was born in November 1980 in Baoxing County, southwest China's Sichuan Province. Basi is no stranger to the limelight, however, as she inspired the creation of "Pan Pan", the official mascot of the 1990 Beijing Asian Games. She remains in good health, with a team from Fuzhou's panda research and exchange center giving her around-the-clock care.
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Heavy snowfall in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir

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Heavy flooding in Argentina's Buenos Aires province, President declares ...




Heavy flooding in Argentina's Buenos Aires province left one person dead and many houses destroyed on Tuesday (January 17), as President Mauricio Macri declared a state of emergency in all flooded areas in the country. According to local media, one man was dragged by the water and died in the town of Villa Hermosa. Residents of the town of La Emilia reported that water had reached above two metres (6.56 feet) high in their homes."We have to pay taxes here. Everyone here pays their taxes. We make the payments and this is what we get. This was formalised by the government (as a residential area), and look what has happened," said one resident, whose house was submerged under water. President Macri expressed his solidarity with the victims of the flooding nationwide, and called for solutions to mitigate the effects of climate change.

"We have mobilised the emergency committee including the army forces and security forces, the ministry of social development, such that they can try to work together with the police departments and governors. Climate change keeps making us pay, and clearly what we have to try to do is, as far as possible, be present and find palliative solutions," said Macri. Heavy rains have thrashed Argentina for several weeks. The most affected regions are the north of the province of Buenos Aires, the central and southern portions of Santa Fe and the southeast of the province of Cordoba, which make up the agricultural region of Argentina.

Between 60 and 80 cm (23.62 and 31.49 inches) of rain fell throughout the course of four weekends in some areas, an amount which authorities said would be usual for the course of one year. According to local media reports, the fertile Argentine pampas plain has suffered at least 800 millions of dollars in losses for its two main crops. Argentina is the main world exporter of soybean oil and flour. About one million hectares are now underwater, according to local media.
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Awesome: Heavy snowfall in kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, India

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Protest against donald trump, march in Washington

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US weather : Too much snowfall in California and Nevada

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Amazing Video: Ice cascades turn scenic spot into fairyland in Beijing, ...



Ice cascades turn scenic spot into fairyland in Beijing. Not so renowned as many ace national tourist attractions, a quiet valley in Beijing's southwestern suburb is taking advantage of winter cold and drawing visitors with its unique crystal cascades. At the entrance to the Shenquan Gorge scenic spot in Mentougou District, an arch shaped in an artificial cascade made of ice-covered vines overwhelms the visitors. Along with this artificial one, there is a natural ice cascade in deep mountains. On the way there, visitors are treated with an eye-catching view-that's floating water under ices.
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Thursday, January 12, 2017

cute panda enjoy winter days in the city of Harbin, northeast China



Red panda is a species coming under second class national protection in China. The group of red pandas were brought from southwest China's Sichuan Province and are now housed in a spacious hall. Despite the freezing winter, the keepers would take them out for a rolling on the snow-covered ground every day. The keepers would add albumen powder to their meals as a nutritious supplement.
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Heavy snowfall and fog halts transportation in Istanbul, Turkey.



Transportation services in the Turkish city of Istanbul have been severely affected by the heaviest snowfall to hit the city in over seven years.Ferry lines, flights, and road traffic all significant suffered disruption on Monday after four days of heavy snow took its toll. The Bosphorus strait was closed to all naval traffic due to fog generated by the prolonged snow. The Bosphorus is the sole naval connection between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean, as well as a key passage for oil transportation.

All ferry lines running across the strait were also suspended on Monday, with the weather hampering Istanbul residents. "All ferry lines are canceled because of the weather. Nobody wants to go outside with the weather being so cold," said local resident Mehmet Karakoc. "I was born and raised in Istanbul and I don't remember seeing a snow like this ever in my life. It, of course, does affect work and all [other aspects]. It makes it very difficult for transportation, and public transportation is basically not working. Most of the roads in Istanbul are shut down already," said Ugur Sert, another resident.

Turkish Airlines were also forced to cancel 227 flights taking off from Istanbul's two airports. Schools have been closed for two days in Istanbul, with all government employee's office hours shortened to 15:30. Authorities announced on Sunday that over 7,000 personnel and 1,340 vehicles are being deployed to help clear the snow from the city's roads. The extreme snowfall, the worst to hit the city since 2009, is expected to last until Wednesday.
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Rare Moment: Deer rescued after getting stuck on frozen river in Simsbur...



Rescuers pulled a deer from a frozen river in Simsbury, Connecticut on Monday (January 9), after the animal was stuck for hours. Citing animal control officials, the NBC affiliate reported coyotes chased the deer on to the ice, where she fell into the water before being able to climb onto the ice. An animal rights activist tethered to a rope used a sheet to cover the deer's eyes and pulled her to shore. The animal could be seen resting in the woods after her ordeal, but there was no word on whether she suffered any injuries.
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Monday, January 9, 2017

Germany hit by flooding and snowfall

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Heavy Snowfall in several areas of south China

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US President Barack Obama's farewell ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henders...



U.S. President Barack Obama bid farewell to U.S. Armed forces Wednesday (January 4) at a ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia saying that he has had "no greater privilege and no greater honor than serving as the Commander and Chief of the greatest military in the history of the world." At the ceremony Obama was presented with the Medal of Distinguished Public Service by Defense Secretary Ash Carter. Obama's foreign policy legacy rests in part on a foundation of unilateral actions that his successor Donald Trump could reverse with the stroke of a pen. Due to take office on Jan. 20, Trump, the winner in Tuesday's election, campaigned at times to dismantle Obama's nuclear deal with Iran and to reimpose sanctions Obama eased on Cuba. Trump also disagreed with foreign policy decisions that included the way Obama has deployed troops abroad to combat Islamist militant groups.

In his most notable foreign policy achievements, Obama, a Democrat, used executive authorities that offered a convenient legal path around a Republican-controlled Congress committed to blocking his agenda. Obama deployed U.S. troops to Iraq, Syria and Libya to help fight the Islamic State militant group by relying on the authority Congress granted President George W. Bush to battle al Qaeda. That same authority would allow Trump to ramp up U.S. deployments in fights against Islamist militants if he chose to do so. Trump's powers, however, are limited. He pledged to expand the Army, grow the Marine Corps, boost the Navy from 276 to 350 ships and submarines, and raise the number of Air Force tactical aircraft from 1,100 to 1,200. For starters, that would require that Congress scrap government spending caps under the Budget Control Act.

Trump's support for water-boarding, an interrogation technique that simulates drowning, also would meet opposition. Congress last year passed legislation barring the use of waterboarding and other "extreme interrogation techniques" widely considered torture. Obama signed the measure into law last November.
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Thousands brush up on their calligraphy in Tokyo, Japan



Thousands of people brushed up their calligraphy as they gathered and competed in the traditional Kaikizome (literally 'first writings') of the New Year on Thursday (January 5). Similar events are also held in homes and other venues across Japan at this time of the year and are meant to help strengthen one's resolve and resolutions for the new year - regardless of the characters used. At the Nippon Budokan, originally the judo stadium for the 1964 Summer Olympics, nearly 5,000 people aged from three to 93-wrote down auspicious characters or phrases either assigned in advance or free-form depending on their ages and levels, on a blank white paper with a traditional brush and black ink.

The air was tense as participants concentrated to pefecting each stroke. Every stroke order, angle and even the flick of the brush counts towards a perfectly constructed character. One of the participants, Kana Ichikawa, said she has participated in the event every year for 17 years.
"Since this event at the Nippon Budokan is the beginning of every year for me, I participated in it and wrote this in order to make a fresh resolution to do my best this year," Ichikawa said, showing off her work and adding that this year was all the more important as she will be finishing college and joining the work force in April.

All participants are required to finish writing a preset word or poem of increasing complexity and corresponding to one's age or level of competence within an alloted 24 minutes, and are judged on the beauty of their strokes, and character of their writing. "I wrote this to inspire myself with courage for the rest of the year,' said 12 year-old participant Mihoko Oki, who wrote characters "true courage". "It was my first time taking part in such a big event, so I was very nervous. I was writing so that I can do my best this year," said 17 year-old participant, Shohei Mikuriya, a head of calligraphy activity in his highschool in Fukuoka, southern Japan, who also wrote a chinese poem. Winners will be announced at a separate ceremony on February 26. Calligraphy is a widely practised and revered art in many parts of Asia. The act of writing Chinese characters is believed to sharpen the mind and improve concentration.
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Argentina and Uruguay were pummelled by heavy rains and strong winds



Several regions of Argentina and Uruguay were pummelled by heavy rains and strong winds this week with water levels reaching over 150 millimetres (5.9 inches) in some areas. Residents waded through flooded streets in Santa Fe, Argentina, dumping water on an area already hit by heavy storms at the end of December, with 310 millimetres (12.2 inches) of rain in just one week. "There is so much water, it almost comes up to your waist. It is a very big flood. Look, I have suffered and we have suffered many floods, four or five of them, but this is the largest we´ve seen," said a local resident. "There are 40 centimetres (15.7 inches) of water in my house at the moment, it is a disaster," added another.

A community leader in the Ramona neighbourhood said 20 families had to evacuate their houses and were sheltered in local sports and cultural centres. Further evacuations are expected throughout the region. Authorities in Uruguay said 17 people had been injured in the storms, and winds in the capital, Montevideo, had reached up to 100 kilometres (62 miles) per hour. CCTV footage released by the city government showed tree branches falling on cars on the road and a portable toilet being dragged down the street by the winds. An orange alert was emitted in 11 departments, and the Ministry of the Interior said 1206 emergency calls had been made in three and a half hours on Wednesday (January 4), 40 percent of which were due to storm damage.
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Sunday, January 8, 2017

protest in Paris to demand justice over the killings of three female Kur...



Several thousands of people demonstrated in Paris on Saturday (January 7) to demand justice and a speedier investigation into the 2013 murder of three Kurdish activists. Sakine Cansiz, a founder of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in the early 1980s, and two other Kurdish women were found dead in the Kurdish Information Centre in Paris in January 2013, all shot at close range.

According to police estimates, some 5,500 people marched through central Paris demanding French authorities find out who was behind the killing of the three women."Today, the Kurdish people are raising once again the question: "Where is the justice?". We want justice and truth," Kurdish activist Nursel Kilic said. "We will continue our protest until justice is done," Kilic added.

Many protesters were held flags with the pictures of three activists and Abdullah Ocalan, the PKK militant leader, who has been in prison on an island near Istanbul, demanding justice and freedom for him.

"Well, we can't separate the case of Ocalan (from the case of Kurdish activists' killings). Because Ocalan was and still is the leader of Kurdish people and he is the one who launched this movement, he is the one who trained the militants with his ideology, and we are demanding his freedom," protester Sahin Polat said.The trial of the main suspect of triple murder, 34-year old Turkish national Omer Guney, was due to open on Jan 23, but Guney - who has claimed his innocence - died of a brain tumor in December.

Judicial sources have said he is thought to have acted under instructions from people in Turkey, and that those people may have had connections to the Turkish intelligence services.Turkey has denied any involvement in the murders, suggesting instead they were related to internal disputes in the PKK, which has fought a bloody 30-year struggle for Kurdish autonomy from Turkey.The PKK is designated a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and European Union.
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South Koreans continue protests against president Park Geun-hye, massive...



A massive candlelight rally took place in Seoul on Saturday (January 7) to protest against President Park Geun-hye's recent influence-peddling scandal. Protesters demanded President Park step down immediately for an eleventh straight weekend, and repeated calls for the leader to be impeached.

About 600,000 people gathered for the anti-president rally as of 8 p.m. (1100 GMT) on Saturday, according to the organiser. "Hundreds of thousands of people will hold a rally every Saturday, until the Park Geun-hye regime resigns immediately and the constitutional court makes an early impeachment decision," said protest leader Ahn Jin-geol.

President Park is accused of colluding with her long-time friend Choi Soon-sil to pressure big businesses to make contributions to non-profit foundations backing presidential initiatives. She has denied wrongdoing but apologised for carelessness in her ties with Choi, a friend for four decades. Choi is in detention while on trial; she has also denied the allegations.

Park's impeachment is being reviewed by the Constitutional Court, which has 180 days from the December 9 parliament impeachment vote, to uphold or overturn it and reinstate the leader.

"I've decided to participate as an individual to be supportive for a faster resignation of President Park Geun-hye," said 35-year-old protester Kim Eun-su, who has taken part in the weekend rallies six times.

Survivors and family members of the Sewol sunken ferry tragedy also attended the rally and marked the 1,000th day since the ferry disaster which killed more than 300 people in April 2014.

"Through a thorough investigation of the Park Geun-hye administration, the people who are responsible must be punished, and I hope that victims like us will no longer exist," said one father of a ferry victim, Jung Myong-sun.

After the rally, protesters marched to the presidential office. Some held up a giant boat with a message saying: "We'll certainly reveal the truth of the Sewol ferry"

Park was criticised for mishandling the rescue efforts and questions have persisted about her whereabouts during the seven hours between the first report of the accident and her appearance in the government's emergency room.

She denied allegations that she failed to pay closer attention to the rescue because she was receiving a cosmetic procedure at the time.
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Heavy snow storm hits Turkey

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The German ice swimming open is held at Lake Woehrsee in Bavaria, BURGHA...



In the Bavarian town of Burghausen, hardy swimmers plunged into icy waters on Saturday (January 7) for the Ice Swimming Aqua Sphere German Open.Participants braved a water temperature of 2.5 degrees Celsius (36.5 Fahrenheit) in Lake Woehrsee for a series of individual and relay races. With the air temperature a wintry minus 8 degrees, getting out of the water provided little relief for the exhausted competitors.

"It's ok when you get in. I had so much adrenaline and I think that covers it up a bit. The real pain came when I got out - the first five minutes were really painful," this year's 1000-metre freestyle champion Sebastian Engel told Reuters. "It's just mind over matter, it's a mental thing," Sebastian's younger brother, 15-year-old Alex, said.

Extra motivation came in the form of enthusiastic crowds, wrapped up in woolly hats and scarves as they cheered the swimmers on. Heated wooden huts and hot tubs were ready to provide some much-needed warmth after the races.

Swimmers took part at their own risk, but for distances over 500 metres they had to provide an affidavit saying they had swum the relevant distance at a water temperature of below five degrees Celsius in the past 12 months.

No wetsuits or other special swimwear was allowed - only standard swimming trunks and costumes.
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Pole dancers parade through streets in southern Taiwan for local politic...



A parade of pole dancers on the back of jeeps blocked the streets in Chiayi, a city in southern Taiwan, on Tuesday (January 3). The celebrations were held for local politician Tung Hsiang, who died last month. They featured a procession of drummers, people in costumes representing deities and 50 pole dancers.

Dancers and strippers are a familiar sight at funerals in southern Taiwan, where it is customary to send the deceased off with pompous events. Tung's family organised the event to honour the politician who had been active in local politics for years.
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Animals enjoy winter days in the city of Harbin, northeast China



All animals, tropical or of the frigid zone, are enjoying their winter days in the city of Harbin in China's northernmost province of Heilongjiang,thanks to the meticulous care by the zookeepers. In the North Forest Zoo, Giant panda Sijia is among dozens of species of animals in the zoo. It was brought to the zoo in the summer of 2016. It is now living in a detached house with a playing ground.Though a female, it eats bamboo shoots like males.

Red panda is a species coming under second class national protection in China. The group of red pandas were brought from southwest China's Sichuan Province and are now housed in a spacious hall. Despite the freezing winter, the keepers would take them out for a rolling on the snow-covered ground every day. The keepers would add albumen powder to their meals as a nutritious supplement.

In a free-ranging area of the zoo, there are nine wolves. A zookeeper took about 15 kilograms of beef and mutton and scattered them so that each will get its portion.Opposite to the wolf area is a hogcote, where 30 wild boars enjoy their snowy winter days. The zoo has built a cottage for them to tide over the winter. The 30 wild boars consume about 150 kilograms of dried fodder a day.
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Storm packing heavy snow, sleet and freezing rain continued to paralyze ...



A storm packing heavy snow, sleet and freezing rain continued to paralyze the U.S. South on Saturday (January 7), moving up the east coast to hit New York.The blizzard brought winter weather to a region unaccustomed to it and leading to traffic snarls and widespread school closures, piling up to 8 inches (20 cm) of snow and 1 inch (3 cm) of sleet in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Southwest Airlines canceled all flights out of Raleigh-Durham International Airport, and as of 5:00 p.m. (2200 GMT), there were 3,200 flight cancellations and over 7,900 delays according to tracking service FlightAware.com. According to the Weather Channel at least four people died from weather-related causes in the West and South. Snow blanketed New York region on Saturday, with 4 to 8 inches expected in some parts of the city. According to the National Weather Service, JFK airport reported 4.5 inches. LaGuardia Airport canceled over a third of its flights, grounding 107 airplanes due to wintery weather according to FlightAware.com.
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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Friday, January 6, 2017

Funny Video: Panther playing and copying boy's activities

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Annual Ice swimming competition in Harbin, one of the coldest cities in ...



The sub-zero temperatures and biting Siberian winds didn't seem to deter locals and adventurous tourists from taking a dip into the freezing waters in Harbin city in northern China on January 5. About 400 enthusiasts from 34 amateur groups from China and abroad braved the icy waters to compete in the competition which is held in one of the coldest cities in China.
Winter swimming, as it is known in China, is in fact enjoyed across the north of the country, mainly by middle-aged and elderly people who either believe it benefits their health or simply enjoy the way it feels. "Our (city of) Daqing only has stagnant water, there's no flowing water. (I) feel more energetic after swimming in flowing water. Very exciting and pretty happy. My body feels super cool," said Yu Dongbo, 51, who came to Harbin from Daqing city.

Ao Neng, 53, said the contest helps improve confidence and brings winter swimming enthusiasts together. "Winter swimming is a challenge. Our confidence to overcome the difficulties has been enhanced through this activity. And it (the activity) has gathered a large number of winter swimmers, which makes (our) mood better and body much stronger than before," he said.
The swimming competition is part of Harbin's annual ice and snow festival, which kicks off later on Thursday and lasts until February 25, festival organisers said.
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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Peru fighting festival aimed at settling old scores and starting the new...



Peruvians sock it out in New Year's brawls. Participants in Peru's annual slugfest battled it out on January 01, in the local Takanakuy fighting festival aimed at settling old scores and starting the new year afresh. This year, however, marked the first time the fusion "Huaylia Chumbivilcana" dance that often accompanies the event was performed after being declared Peruvian national heritage.

Takanakuy combines the native words 'takay', meaning fight and 'nakuy', meaning mutual, and is celebrated each year at Christmastime and in the New Year in an event that community members say resolves conflicts and improves relationships. The yearly brawls are held throughout the province of Chumbivilcas in the department of Cusco and are set against a backdrop of music, drinking and a generally festive atmosphere.

Those preferring not to slug it out can can watch fists fly from spectator stands set up beside the makeshift fighting rings. Judges and referees are on hand to declare the winners in fights over issues ranging from affairs of the heart to financial and legal disputes. The event serves as a form of community justice aimed at quashing conflict between residents and allowing participants to start the new year in peace. While some fight verdicts are contested, in most cases participants accept the judge's decision with both victors and losers celebrating their hard fought clean slates and restored sense of camaraderie and a hug.
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horrifying: Woman Molested On Street in Bengaluru, India, Watch Full Video



Security cameras recorded the egregiousness of it all - what she went through in Bengaluru is every woman's nightmare. She can be seen walking on the road when two men on a scooter approach her. As they get closer, she breaks into a run. One of the men on the scooter lunges towards her. He then gropes and molests her while she fights back. Seconds later, he throws her hard onto the ground. As the woman picks herself up, the men race away. Eyewitnesses do nothing. Not to stop the men, not to help the woman get up off the ground.

The cameras that filmed her ordeal were installed at a house in East Bengaluru. The owners provided the footage to the media and the police who have registered a case. Four suspects were detained today, police said.

"A special team has been formed to investigate the incident and nab the culprits at the earliest. As the victim did not file a complaint so far, we are trying to find her in the area and record evidence," senior police officer Hemant Nimbalkar told
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Monday, January 2, 2017

Funny Video: Child vs dolphin :) must watch

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Hundreds of cutest doggies participated in Madrid's traditional San Perr...



Hundreds of cutest doggies and their owners participated in Madrid's traditional San Perrestre dog race on Friday (December 30) to raise awareness about abandoned animals and to promote their adoption.

People of all ages and canines of all sizes participated in the event organized by El Refugio (The Refuge) animal home. "San Perrestre is a party. Hundreds of people are here with their dogs to spend a great day. The objective is to encourage the adoption of dogs and cats. Animals should not be bought (in shops)," said Nacho Paunero, director of the animal shelter El Refugio, which organises the event.

Aside from contributing to a good cause, San Perrestre is also an opportunity for dogs and their owners to enjoy a day out in central Madrid and partake in the festive spirit ahead of the new year. "I think they do a good job with dogs that are abandoned giving them shelter and food. They don't ask for anything in return and we have a good time with the rest of the dogs," said Javier, a participant of San Perrestre. On Friday, El Refugio presented five dogs at the race which were up for adoption.
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rescue crew saved a woman who was trapped in Australia's Gold Coast



A rescue crew saved a woman who was trapped in a dangerous rip current off Australia's Gold Coast on December 29. The helicopter rescue crew spotted the woman in her 50s in an unpatrolled area outside the red and yellow flags, which indicate the area is under the watch of lifesavers. Rip currents are strong currents of water 'flowing away from shore', Surf Life Saving Australia rescue agency said. It said there are as many as 17,000 rip currents a day at beaches around Australia.
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Bolvia Flood: heavy floods and mudslides destroyed 85 houses in La Paz



Hundreds of Bolivians in the small community of Caracoles, 248 km (154 miles) from the capital city of La Paz, were evacuated on Saturday (December 31) after heavy floods and mudslides destroyed 85 houses.Authorities declared a state of emergency and civil defence officials converged on the area to help people leave. Rain triggered the heavy flooding which overflowed a dam used at the mine.

According to media, the flood waters destroyed the dynamite storage area before continuing to flood the miners' community. It was not clear if the muddy water rushing down the streets is contaminated. The Molinos and Villa El Carmen mining centres were most affected. Authorities have provided the victims with food, tents and bedding.
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Sunday, January 1, 2017

New Year Celebrations in Berlin, Capital of Germany

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New Year Celebrations in New York, USA

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New Year Celebrations in Dubai

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New Year Celebrations in taiwan

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New Year Celebrations in australia

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China's huge waterfall freezes, creating amazing icefall effect, Shanxi,...

The Hukou Waterfall took on a magnificent sight recently as the temperature dropped well below freezing point and icicles form alongside the raging waters in Linfen City of northwest China's Shanxi Province. The waterfall is a section of the middle reaches of the Yellow River, and has become a hot spot for tourists and photographers. "I think the Hukou Waterfall is spectacular. Although I saw its photos on my WeChat (a popular message app in China) moments, I was shocked when saw it with my own eyes. It's so beautiful and definitely worth a visit," said a tourist. The current icicles were formed following a sweeping cold front in the region earlier this month, bringing in temperatures below minus ten degrees Celsius. According to the management department of the Hukou Waterfall, the Yellow River has entered the ice flood season and more icicles are expected to be seen with the dropping temperatures.
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New Year Celebrations in Hong kong, Southeastern China

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US Snowfall: winter storm socked New England with heavy snow and high winds



A winter storm socked New England with heavy snow and high winds on Friday (December 30), with some areas receiving more than 24 inches (60 cm) of snowfall, the U.S. National Weather Service said. Winter storm warnings and advisories were in effect for areas stretching from northern New York through most of Maine, where the storm left tens of thousands without power.

Much of Maine received double-digit snowfall, the National Weather Service said, with Oxford County, in southern Maine, reporting 27 inches in some locations.In New Hampshire, snowfall was less, but the National Weather Service reported areas receiving more than a foot of snow in Carroll County, on the border with Maine.

A winter storm warning for parts of West Virginia and western Maryland was in effect until Friday afternoon. Central Maine Power said 91,000 customers were without power as of Friday morning, adding that hundreds, including crews from other states and Canada, were working to restore power but that the efforts could take several days in some areas.

Nearly 15,000 customers of Emera Maine were without power, according to an outage list on the power company's website.Prior to the storm's arrival on Friday night, authorities told residents to prepare for the storm, though some in Maine, where winter storms are not uncommon, struck a tongue-in-cheek tone.

"Blowing snow will cause whiteout conditions. While lashing a rope to yourself might be an option, it is better to stay inside if at all possible," the Bangor, Maine Police Department said on Facebook.
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