Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Destroys Dozens Of Homes, Shows ‘No Sign Of Slowing Down’

07 May 2018 06:16:52

Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano has destroyed more than two dozen homes in


White House story on Trump lawyer retirement challenges credulity

07 May 2018 10:59:01

Rachel Maddow questions the White House story that Donald Trump lawyer Ty Cobb’s surprise retirement was part of a “planned roll out” when he made no mention of it in an interview he gave just prior to the news breaking.


Remembering the National Guard members killed in Georgia plane crash

06 May 2018 12:29:00

After nine members of the Puerto Rico Air National Guard were killed in a plane crash near Savannah, Georgia, their grieving families say the airmen never should have been on the plane, which was on its way to Arizona to be retired.


Connecticut To Give Its Electoral College Votes To National Popular Vote Victor

07 May 2018 07:27:53

Connecticut’s legislature has passed a bill that would give the state’s


University of Florida president apologizes for grads being rushed off stage

07 May 2018 11:46:21

The school is facing claims of racism after a video showing minority students pushed off stage during their commencement drew outrage on social media.


Amazing creatures of the deep

06 May 2018 10:43:08

Photographer Ace Wu, from Taiwan, searches the deep seas to photograph stunning underwater creatures — and the results are sublime. 


The Latest: Parents urge Penn State frat death ruling appeal

07 May 2018 14:24:51

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a judge’s ruling in a Penn State fraternity hazing death case (all times local):


Nearly 200 horses found dead on Navajo land in drought-hit Arizona 

07 May 2018 00:21:26

The animals lie in neat circles around the pond that was supposed to sustain them as spring temperature rose and water became harder to find. Instead, they collapsed in the mud, exhausted and weakened from drought. Almost 200 feral horses have been found dead around a pond in Navajo land in northern Arizona, according to tribal leaders, the victims of overpopulation and dwindling water resources. Jonathan Nez, vice president of Navajo Nation, said the deaths were an annual problem that had been getting worse. “These horses weren’t shot or maliciously killed by an individual,” he said. “These animals were searching for water to stay alive. Navajo leaders say they see same problems every year as a result of growing herds of feral animals Credit: AP “In the process, they, unfortunately burrowed themselves into the mud and couldn’t escape because they were so weak.” Photographs show the carcases of dozens of horses were they had fallen around the stock pond in Gray Mountain. Tribal officials say they are struggling to cope with a feral population that has grown to as many as 70,000 feral horses on the Navajo Nation. Animals were once accustomed to finding water at the stock pond, but locals say it has dried up more quickly in recent years. Skeletal remains close to the pond Credit: AP This time around a particularly dry winter has made conditions even worse. In California it made for a season of extreme wildfires while New Mexico and Arizona are still struggling with intense water shortages.  “This tragic incident exemplifies the problem the Navajo Nation faces in an overpopulation of feral horses,” said President Russell Begaye. Federal and tribal officials have begun the gruesome business of disposing of their remains, spreading hydrated lime over the animals before burying them. In all, they counted 191 carcases. “The horses are anywhere from thigh to neck deep in the mud. Some are even buried beneath others,” said Nina Chester, of the office of the president. “This is our most humane and safest option.” The plan is to cover over the pond completely, redirecting its meagre water flows elsewhere.


Software In Fatal Uber Crash Reportedly Recognized Woman, Then Ignored Her

07 May 2018 17:36:57

A self-driving Uber that struck and killed a woman in Arizona in March


Toxic gas follows molten lava as erupting Hawaii volcano destroys homes

06 May 2018 18:50:50

Residents evacuated from homes threatened by a volcanic eruption spewing lava and gas on Hawaii’s Big Island were able to make a quick return visit on Sunday to rescue pets, medicines and essential documents. Authorities said more lava fissures opened overnight in the Leilani Estates area, where lava leapt up to 230 feet (70 metres) into the air. Nine homes had been destroyed, the Hawaii County Civil Defence Agency said. Some of the nearly 2,000 residents evacuated were allowed to go back during a 10-hour window on Sunday to pick up valuables, the agency said on Facebook, so long as conditions permitted. The Lanipuna Gardens neighbourhood remained off-limits due to dangerous volcanic gases. “This is not the time for sightseeing,” the agency said on social media, urging others to stay away from the community about a dozen miles (19 km) from where the Kilauea volcano erupted on Thursday. No injuries or deaths have been reported. The southeast corner of the island was rocked by a powerful magnitude 6.9 earthquake on the volcano’s south flank on Friday, the strongest tremor since 1975, and more earthquakes and eruptions were forecast, perhaps for months to come. Lava from a fissure slowly advancing to the northeast on Hookapu Street in Leilani Estates, Hawaii Credit: US Geological Survey/HO/AFP Photo Although no significant lava flows have yet formed, additional outbreaks of lava, which can reach temperatures of about 2,100 degrees Fahrenheit (1,150 Celsius), were expected. The rest of the island and state were conducting business as usual with no impact to flights to tourism centers, state officials said. “The area where lava is coming to the surface is very far from resort areas,” said George Szigeti, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Petra Wiesenbauer, owner of Hale Moana Hawaii Bed and Breakfast, evacuated on Friday evening with her two teenage children and pets. Kilauea volcano – Hawaii – locator map “Now we are just trying to make plans for the future,” she said. “There is no telling when or if we’ll ever be able to go back in.” US Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, a Democrat, called on federal officials to quickly respond to needs such as short- and long-term housing and infrastructure repairs. Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes and one of five on the island, has been in constant eruption for 35 years.


New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman quits amid assault reports

08 May 2018 08:06:27

Eric Schneiderman, a vocal #MeToo backer, resigns after four women tell a magazine he hit them.


The women taking on elephant poachers

08 May 2018 01:18:24

Zimbabwe’s armed female anti-poaching unit protect one of the biggest elephant populations in Africa.


Belgian singer Maurane dies days after comeback aged 57

08 May 2018 07:52:39

The artist was found dead at her home days after she returned following a two-year hiatus.


Sun Zhengcai: Former top Chinese official jailed for life

08 May 2018 03:50:09

Sun Zhengcai, once seen as a contender for China’s leadership team, was found guilty of bribery.


Met Gala 2018: Celebrities share divine looks on red carpet

08 May 2018 03:38:55

Stars gather for the highlight of New York’s social calendar in outfits inspired by Catholicism.


Wet wipes could face UK wipe-out

08 May 2018 07:39:48

The government says it plans to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste, including wet wipes.


Italy faces fresh elections as coalition talks fail

08 May 2018 02:33:29

President Sergio Mattarella proposes a caretaker government until December – or new elections.


Eight guilty in horse racing scandal

08 May 2018 08:10:57

Five horse trainers and three stablehands were behind “brazen attempts to cheat”, a tribunal finds.


Cannes Film Festival rings in the changes

08 May 2018 00:07:12

A selfie ban and a harassment hotline are among new measures to be introduced at the festival.


Johnson: Post-Brexit customs plan ‘crazy’

08 May 2018 07:00:23

The foreign secretary claims a customs partnership would create “a whole new web of bureaucracy”.


EgyptAir hijack: Man jumps from plane cockpit window

29 Mar 2016 11:46:23

A man was filmed jumping from a hijacked EgyptAir plane cockpit window shortly before the hijacker surrendered.


EgyptAir hijack: Cyprus president laughs off hijacking

29 Mar 2016 10:42:10

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has said that the hijacking of the plane that landed at Larnaca was not linked to terrorism.


Video shows Washington shooting panic

29 Mar 2016 01:29:40

Police shot an armed man as he tried to enter the Capitol building visitor centre in Washington DC.


FBI unlocks dead gunman’s iPhone

29 Mar 2016 06:22:51

The FBI has managed to unlock the iPhone of the San Bernardino gunman without Apple’s help, ending a court case, the US justice department says.


Inside Aleppo province: On the ground with Kurdish forces fighting IS

29 Mar 2016 04:08:36

The BBC gains exclusive access in Aleppo province, where Kurdish forces have seized most of the border with Turkey from Islamic State fighters.


Exploring Myanmar’s ageing sewers

29 Mar 2016 01:28:37

Upgrading Myanmar’s colonial era sewage system will be one of the tasks facing the new leaders when they take office this week.


Israel on alert for attacks by Islamic State fighters in Sinai

29 Mar 2016 05:32:26

With so-called Islamic State militants active in Egypt’s Sinai, Israeli troops are on alert for attacks just across the border.


Families mourn park attack on Lahore Christians

28 Mar 2016 10:54:43

As Pakistani families mourn the park attack on Lahore Christians, the BBC’s Shaimaa Khalil reports from the funeral of 16-year-old boy Sharoon.


Drone reveals ancient city ‘still standing’

28 Mar 2016 09:19:00

Drone footage has revealed that the ancient city of Palmyra is largely still intact, after being recaptured from so-called Islamic State (IS).


Storm Katie: High winds cause damage across London

28 Mar 2016 09:47:14

Wind gusts of up to 105 mph (170 kph) from Storm Katie have caused Gatwick-bound flights to be diverted, and damage across London.