Glow of lava river lights up La Palma night sky
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Glow of lava river lights up La Palma night sky
Two Malayan sun bears celebrated their birthdays on October 19, Zoo Atlanta said in a Facebook post, with footage showing the bears enjoying a watermelon and other treats.The zoo said: “Today we are celebrating two birthdays: Xander’s 22nd birthday (October 10), and Sabah’s 24th birthday (October 17) … They received nesting material, raisin boards (thick plastic board with holes for hiding treats) with Cheerios, air-popped popcorn, peanut butter, one large ice treat with raspberries and bear biscuits, and two half watermelons carved out and filled with crushed-up bear biscuits.” Credit: Zoo Atlanta via Storyful
The Scottish crime drama continues and broadcaster Charlene White shares her Black History Month documentary.
Libya is hosting an international conference Thursday to help build stability in the deeply divided country ahead of crucial presidential elections in December. Some 30 delegations are travelling to the capital Tripoli. Among them are representatives from the United Nations, European Union, African Union and the Arab League.French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will attend, including officials from regional powers including Italy, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Algeria. Taking places under
Ishtiaq Ahmad has had heart trouble for years, but on security guard wages of only £72 per month, the chances of finding the £2,000 he needed for surgery had long seemed impossibly remote.
Ohio police rescue elderly driver from burning car
Ecuador's President Guillermo Lasso on Wednesday refused to testify to a parliamentary committee that is investigating revelations about the 65-year-old in the Pandora Papers leaks. The committee was convened by the opposition-dominated congress to investigate ex-banker Lasso's activities in tax havens.Earlier this month, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) leaked a trove of documents exposing the secret offshore accounts of a host of world leaders, including Lasso.T
Three people were killed as a massive gas explosion occurred at a restaurant in northern China. Video filmed in the city of Shenyang in Liaoning Province on October 21 shows a cat enjoying the sunshine in a flat being scared by a loud explosive noise and suddenly jumping up. Another dramatic dashcam captured a plume of smoke rising into the air as a restaurant exploded. Passersby were seen fleeing the scene. Nearby buildings and a bus were damaged. Three people were killed and over 30 were injured. Injured people were sent to hospital and the case is under investigation. The video was provided by local media with permission.
Delight in the devilish, says Sam Wylie-Harris.
The UK’s net zero strategy still avoids what is needed to avert climate catastrophe. Fairness is vital if people are not to be left behind, but although the government is now saying the right things, its actions lag behind
The cost of changes to older properties may be disproportionately high, a personal finance analyst suggested.
Who can get a Covid booster jab in England?. Health minister says eligible people no longer need to wait to be invited if six months has passed since second dose
Police officer kicks man to ground during arrest
The committee has suggested pro-Trump congressman could be called to testify as a material witness
The Commons Leader said Tories do not need to use face coverings because ‘we know each other’.
Mary Berry was made a Dame Commander by the Prince of Wales for a lifetime of cooking, writing and baking. The leading cookery writer and broadcaster has published more than 50 books during a career spanning more than five decades and will be honoured during a Windsor Castle investiture ceremony.
Mount Aso volcano spews a giant column of ash thousands of metres into the sky, after the late-morning eruption in southwest Japan. The active volcano ejected hot gas and ash as high as 3,500 metres (11,500 feet), and sent stones tumbling down its grassy slopes.
Germany coalition candidates united on lowering voting age to 16. SPD, Greens and FDP make pledge in acknowledgement young people must have say country’s future
Mounted camera footage shows the moment a cyclist was struck by a deer three miles into a 26-mile charity cycle ride in Lumberton, New Jersey, on September 12.Newark resident Keith Bratcher Jr was taking part in the Wise Choice Cycling Club’s Auto Immune Disease Awareness Ride when his camera captured video showing an unfortunate incident involving a deer.Bratcher Jr’s footage shows the moment the deer jumps onto the road and directly into the group of riders, knocking one cyclist to the ground. Meanwhile, the deer flips as it flies through the air before it lands into a field on the other side of the road.Bratcher Jr said the rider was uninjured during incident and was able to complete the cycle. Credit: Keith Bratcher Jr via Storyful
The boss of one of the UK's largest household energy suppliers has demanded urgent changes to the price cap, arguing the industry is facing a £5bn bill from surging wholesale costs. Scottish Power chief executive Keith Anderson said the price cap, introduced under the government of Theresa May to protect customers from "rip-off" tariffs, should become more reflective of the cost for suppliers to buy energy from the wholesale market. Mr Anderson was speaking as suppliers and their customers pay the price of a six-fold spike in the cost of raw energy over the past 12 months - a surge that has forced 15 small providers out of business this year.
Rishi Sunak got a pre-Budget boost on Thursday as figures showed borrowing is a “whopping” £43.5 billion lower so far this year than expected. Public sector net borrowing was £21.8 billion in September, compared with the City forecast of £22.6 billion and the Office for Budget Responsibility prediction of £25.9 billion back in March. “That means borrowing is now a whopping £43.5 billion lower in the 2021/22 financial year so far than... expected,” said Capital Economics’ chief UK economist Paul Dales.