Month: January 2011

Natural Disasters Top News

Volcanic Lightning in Japan

For the first time in 52 years, Mount Shinmoedake, an active volcano on Japan’s southern Kyushu Island erupted.  This is the biggest eruption Japan experienced in 50 years. Although the volcano is in the remote area, more than 1000 residents were evacuated due to the volcanic ash and danger of debris and landslides. There were […]

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Sports Top News

Djokovic Wins Australian Open Title

Novak Djokovic won his second Australian Open at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne with a triumph over Andy Murray in two hours and 39 minutes.  He now joins Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Lleyton Hewitt as the four current players who have won multiple Grand Slams. In the semi-finals, Djokovic had taken out Federer in […]

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Tennis: Origins and Facts

Tennis is the Great Game and one of the most popular and most played sports around the world. There are currently four major tennis tournaments, also named Grand Slams namely:  Australian Open tennis tournament which is the Grand Slam of Asia/Pacific, the French Open, US Open and Wimbledon. They are considered as the prestigious events […]

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Top News

Mount Bromo’s Volcanic Ash

Thousands of passengers were affected when flights in and out of Bali were cancelled or diverted due to volcanic ash from Mount Bromo, an active volcano in East Java.  Bali is one of the popular tourist destinations in Indonesia.  It is an island resort that lies 3.2 kilometres east of Java and separated by the […]

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Top News

Moscow and Manila Bomb Blasts

Two powerful bomb attacks happened on the same day in two different cities. Moscow, Russia – At around 4:30 in the afternoon, a bomb explosion killed 35 people and wounded around 100 at Domodedovo Airport in Moscow.  The blast was believed to be a terrorist attack and the act of a suicide bomber. It happened […]

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Natural Disasters Weather

Horrible Tornado

Ruins of the town of Griffin, Indiana (Photo: Wikipedia) March 18, 1925 – the most horrible and deadliest tornado in America’s history was set in motion from southeastern Missouri to southern Illinois down to Indiana and lasted for about 3.5 hours. The tornado traveled at its typical velocity of about 62 miles per hour (mph) […]

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Glaciers Melting Faster

There has been warning on the danger of faster glacier melt and that by the year 2100, the sea levels around the world will rise by an average of 12 centimetres due to the meltwater. Studies predict the shrinking of mountain glaciers by around 27 percent in volume and this will greatly affect the availability […]

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Tornado Formation

Nearly every place around the world experiences the ferocity of the most awesome and feared windstorm – the tornado. It can inflict serious damage to life and property depending on its size, velocity, intensity, and the place where these winds occur. Strong enough, it can send cars flying, root up trees, and houses, and wreck […]

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