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UK weather forecast: Britain braces for 20cm of SNOW and THUNDERSTORMS – Met Office WARNS BRITAIN is set to be engulfed by up to 20cm of snow this weekend as a new weather system hits the country with heavy showers and gale-force winds, the Met Office has warned. Over the hills, we could see ten, maybe 20cm of snow and even at relatively low levels there could be a few centimetres and that could cause some travel problems This is likely to mean a risk of frosts and ice and there is a chance we will issue warnings for this next week
Nigerian boy pulled from rubble remains calm amid chaos The boy lay wide-eyed on a bed of outstretched arms. The men who carried him, an... LAGOS (Reuters) - The boy lay wide-eyed on a bed of outstretched arms When I finally held my son I was so excited, I was so happy It wasn’t my son’s dead body that I would have to carry, said Ayanbola, 32, who has two children and sells hair products for a living Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
Black boxes from Boeing 737 Max 8 arrive in France, along with key information from Ethiopian Airlines flight The devices have helped investigators examine numerous crashes and have led to significant improvements in airplane safety and pilot training. When planes go down in the ocean, a pinger attached to the black box sends a signal that sounds like a grandfather clock ticking for about 30 days before its battery dies The agency had already sent four investigators to Ethi­o­pia The two jets also struggled to gain altitude and appeared to ascend and descend several times before crashing Paul Schemm contributed to this report from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
California is drought-free for the first time in nearly a decade As of Thursday, 93% of the state was experiencing normal conditions and none of it was in drought, according to the latest report from the U.S. Drought Monitor. After a cold winter in Southern California, the Santa Ana winds are returning, while a high pressure system will help raise the temperatures, said Jimmy Taeger, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service Everybody thought we were out of the woods, but then it came right back
BBC Weather: Britain to face 'SIGNIFICANT SNOW' as storm strikes nation this weekend SNOW and strong winds are set to batter the nation on Saturday as the second storm of the week strikes the nation, BBC Weather has warned. Breezy in the north but not quite as windy as it will be further south The build-up of heavy rain could flood homes and businesses in the region Difficult driving conditions are possible, with delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges the main concern
Thieves steal fake €3m Bruegel masterpiece after police swap painting with copy Authorities frame art gang after being tipped off about plot The French air accident investigation authority said that it will handle the analysis of the black boxes retrieved from the crash site and they have already arrived in France but gave no time frame on how long the analysis could take AP 2/50 13 March 2019 Men carry a child who was rescued at the site of a collapsed building containing a school in Lagos, Nigeria Reuters 3/50 12 March 2019 A crab stuck in plastic in Verde Island Passage, Philippines
Millennials were scooping up Boeing's stock amid the 737 Max's turmoil (BA) | Markets Insider And on Thursday, data collected by Markets Insider showed the number of accounts holding Boeing shares jumped by 68% from a week earlier to 29,000 accounts Despite the recent sell-off Boeing was still up 16% this year as the company's fourth-quarter earnings report highlighted strong fundamentals and positive expectations surrounding the rollout of the 777X, its 747 replacement
Icelandic canyon made famous by Justin Bieber shut to tourists Iceland has blocked the millions of tourists who descend upon the volcanic island each year from visiting a canyon that has been overrun since it was featured in a Justin Bieber music video. During periods of thaw, the path is completely muddy and is practically unusable for hikers, agency advisor Daniel Freyr Jonsson told AFP on Thursday Visits to the site have risen by 50 to 80 percent per year since 2016, said Daniel Freyr Jonsson, estimating that around 300,000 people visited the canyon in 2018 Last year, a record 2.3 million people visited Iceland
Ice Age warning: Earthquake along equator could PLUNGE global temperatures A TERRIFYING earthquake along the Earth’s equator could trigger another Ice Ace, chilling research warns. And they occurred around the equator, which includes the Pacific Ring of Fire which houses more than 450 volcanoes, making it the world's most active earthquake belt The heat and humidity then triggered a chemical reaction between the rocks and the atmosphere The Earth does this in a slow, geological process that has nothing to do with what we do to the Earth today
Sen. Birch Bayh, champion of Title IX federal law, dies INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Birch Bayh pushed in the U.S. Senate for the landmark 1972 federal law banning discrimination against women in college admissions and athletics, women received fewer than... INDIANAPOLIS (AP) When Birch Bayh pushed in the U.S. Senate for the landmark 1972 federal law banning discrimination against women in college admissions and athletics, women received fewer than 10 percent of all medical and law degrees and only one in 27 high school girls played sports Bayh’s push to lower the national voting age from 21 to 18 came amid protests over the Vietnam War and objections that Americans dying on battlefields were unable to vote in all states
Opinion: Who cares about food? Brexit is Britain’s best entertainment show Every detail seems designed to make Britain look gloriously stupid It’s such chaos that if someone in the House of Commons popped in an amendment to confirm that Britain after Brexit becomes a village in Lapland, it could easily slip through by accident – and we’d be committed to replacing the rail network with reindeer Strangely, it hasn’t quite turned out like that; Europe carries on as normal, watching us with fascination, the way BBC4 viewers watch a documentary film about a village in Wiltshire where everyone staples a porcupine to their genitals once a year
Ecuador earthquake: HUGE quake hits South American nation - Guatemala struck moments later EARTHQUAKES have shaken both Ecuador and Guatemala today, registering magnitudes of 4.6 and 4.5. The area is 25,000 miles (40,000km) in a rough horseshoe shape and sees near continuous oceanic trenches, volcanic arcs, volcanic belts and plate movements The Mariana Trench is seven miles deep and was formed when one tectonic plate was pushed under another
Netflix to remove real-life disaster clip The company originally said it would keep the clip from the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster in the film. The excerpt was used early in the film to depict a fictional news story about an apocalyptic scenario The process to replace the clip worldwide with an outtake from a TV series will take several weeks, the company said It said would contact customers who had purchased any related clips to make them aware of the sensitive nature of this footage
India: At least 4 dead as pedestrian bridge collapses in Mumbai The bridge connected the city's main train station with a road and was under repair, according to Indian media reports. The Maharashtra Government is providing all possible assistance to those affected Travelling on it is not without its dangers, however Commuters say investment in the railway's crumbling infrastructure has not kept up with the city's burgeoning population
Earthquake WARNING: Major quake could hit TOMORROW - shock claim A MAJOR earthquake has been predicted for the coming days due to planets aligning in the solar system and pulling on Earth’s tectonic plates. The positions of Earth, Mars, Mercury, Venus and the Sun will cause mega-tremors on our planet, an earthquake ‘mystic’ has claimed Earthquake WARNING: Major quake could hit TOMORROW - shock claim (Image: GETTY) John Bellini, a geophysicist at the US Geological Survey (USGS) has said: We can't predict or forecast earthquakes
Opinion | The Boeing 737 Max and the Problems Autopilot Can’t Solve We don’t fully understand the risks introduced by the rise of increasingly automated airplanes. The pilots, however, became disoriented and one of them inadvertently pulled the plane’s nose up, so it climbed and lost a dangerous amount of speed We’d like to hear what you think about this or any of our articles Follow The New York Times Opinion section on Facebook , Twitter (@NYTopinion) and Instagram
Space Coast rumble: Mystery 'noises' as earthquakes strike Florida - Alabama line BIZARRE rumbles and earthquakes along the US Space Coast, from Florida to Alabama, have sparked a mystery of seismic proportions as new quakes are felt. READ MORE: Earthquake WARNING: Major tremor could hit TODAY Having checked with our local organisations within the 45th Space Wing, it does not appear to have come from us A strong magnitude 3.7 earthquake hit Daytona Beach in 2016 but the tremor was triggered by US Navy testing and not natural processes
Coronation Street spoilers: Gary Windass exposed as super villain in HUGE clue you missed? CORONATION STREET bad boy Gary Windass seems to be living the life of a hard-working family man with his girlfriend Sarah Platt. However, with their finances at an all time low, Gary’s villainous side could make a return as the Underworld factory disaster looms. (Image: ITV) Coronation Street spoilers: Gary Windass confronted Carla Connor over the repairs for the factory (Image: ITV) Although he doesn’t have a personal vendetta against Carla, unlike some other super villain suspects such as Nick Tilsley (Ben Price) and Robert Preston (Tristan Gemmill), Gary could cause the disaster in order to show the Underworld boss she can’t cut corners when it comes to repairs
Ethiopia crash probe starting in France, families grieve Investigators in France will begin analyzing the crashed Ethiopian Airlines jet&... A relative puts soil on her face as she mourns at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash, near the town Bishoftu, near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia March 14, 2019 REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri Deliveries of Boeing’s best-selling jets have been effectively frozen, though production continues Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
Bomb cyclone bolts toward Upper Midwest after blasting Colorado and the Plains The historic storm is expected to unleash more severe weather Thursday after already generating 100 mph winds, a severe blizzard, and flooding on Wednesday. way back to find something that matched the wind aspect of this event, said Greg Hanson, warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Denver #flooding #nebraska #anselmo Custer Co Emergency Management (@CustCoEmergency) March 13, 2019