There was a 7.8 Richter scale earthquake that occurred approximately 50 miles from Kathmandu at noon local time. There is significant property damage in Kathmandu.
Across Nepal, there is widespread devastation, death, and anguish after a 7.8 earthquake struck 48 miles northwest of the capital Kathmandu near noon local time, with more than 1,400 already reported dead, and the effects
A major shallow earthquake hit near Kathmandu in Nepal just before noon on Saturday local time. Between high population densities, intense prolonged shaking, unstable slopes, and inadequate buildings, this has the makings of a very nasty disaster. Read more...
After the eruption of the Calbuco volcano in Los Lagos, Chile on Wednesday — the first time in nearly four decades — local residents snapped photos of a thick plume of smoke and ash ejected from the volcano, from which an eerie, giant human-like figure emerged, rising up into the sky god-like. Show More Summary
A major shallow earthquake hit near Kathmandu in Nepal just before noon on Saturday local time. Along with damage from intense, local shaking, this earthquake has likely triggered countless landslides and destabilized even more slopes, increasing the risk of more landslides during the upcoming monsoon season. Read more...
By: Judge Arthur Tompkins Te Papa Tongarewa National Museum, Wellington, New Zealand A week ago, 14 Maori taonga [treasures], dating from the 1800s and which were in the care of a local resident in their home, were stolen during a house...Show More Summary
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly, two-sentence local news review. Here’s what happened this week. What do you think the city and its citizens can do to keep everyone safe on Alameda’s streets? Alamedans weighed in. The 88th annual Alameda Commuters golf tournament teed off last weekend at the Chuck
Barcelona face another huge hurdle in their title pursuit on Saturday as they travel to local rivals Espanyol for a huge derby meeting. Luis Enrique's side are surely full of confidence after clinically putting Paris Saint-Germain out...Show More Summary
A community with the interesting history of having the first producing oil well in the U.S., developed from one the native Americans had used in times beyond memory, has a variety of creative artists enlivening the area. Their work is given a home in a bright brick downtown building, and gives a distinctive cachet to the downtown.
Several UFO websites have revisited the strange case of a UFO sighting in Nigeria, March 2011. According to residents of the small border village of Dulali in Lanzai South Ward, Darazo Local Government Area of Bauchi state, on MarchShow More Summary
Latvian security police see nothing illegal in recent calls to set up special “ghettos for ethnic Russian non-citizens and Russian nationals”, a local TV channel reported earlier this week.
Some 400 people may be trapped trapped under the rubble of the Dharahara tower in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, local media reported Saturday.
(Reuters) - A Southwest Airlines flight en route to Milwaukee from Las Vegas had to divert to Denver on Friday night due to a "pressurization issue," local broadcaster FOX31 reported. The airline said in a statement to FOX31 that the...Show More Summary
[François] lives in Canada, and as you might expect, he loves hockey. Since his local team (the Habs) is in the playoffs, he decided to make an awesome setup for his living room that puts on a light show whenever his team scores a goal. Show More Summary
It’s all good and well Google’s Nexus Player is arriving in Australia very shortly, but one has to wonder what you’ll actually be able to use it for? Fortunately, Ausdroid’s Daniel Tyson has done some digging and discovered the answer is somewhat hit and miss. More »
With Obamacare in its second year, health officials are still working out the kinks in expanding health coverage to millions of Californians.
The Secular Student Alliance at Clarion University (in Pennsylvania) took a hint from I Sold My Soul on eBay and held a fundraiser called "Send an Atheist to Church."
Licensed handgun owners are allowed to carry their weapons in parks throughout Tennessee under a bill signed by Governor Bill Haslam on Friday, even if local governments would like to ban the practice. Haslam, a Republican, said he had reservations about an early version of the bill, but signed the...
Japan Times: Campaigning for Sunday’s second wave of quadrennial unified local elections has highlighted a legal loophole that allows candidates to go to extremes — including nudity — to gain votes. In contrast with the ubiquitous portrait shots preferred by … Continue reading ?
As unrest continues to grow in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray, a local police union president on Wednesday stood by comments in which he referred to protesters as a "lynch mob." Though Gene Ryan, the president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. Show More Summary