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Attempts to split China risk ‘smashed’ bodies: Xi

Attempts to split China risk ‘smashed’ bodies: Xi

  President Xi Jinping has warned that any attempts to split China would result in “bodies smashed and bones ground to powder”, amid four months of anti-Beijing unrest in Hong Kong. Xi issued the dire message during a weekend visit to Nepal, according to a foreign ministry statement released on Sunday. “Anyone who attempts to […]

Japan rescuers seek survivors after Typhoon Hagibis kills 35

Tens of thousands of rescue workers were searching Monday for survivors of powerful Typhoon Hagibis, two days after the storm slammed into Japan, killing at least 35 people. Hagibis crashed into the country on Saturday night, but brought hours of heavy rains even before it arrived, causing landslides and filling rivers until they burst their […]

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‘Hagibis’ leaves 19 dead in Japan

TOKYO (AP) – Helicopters, boats, and thousands of troops were deployed across Japan  to rescue people stranded in flooded homes as the death toll from ferocious typhoon “Hagibis” climbed to at least 19 with more than a dozen missing yesterday. One woman fell to her death from a rescue helicopter. Public broadcaster NHK said 14 […]

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1 dead as ‘unprecedented’ typhoon ‘Hagibis’ nears Japan

  TOKYO, Japan (AFP) – Powerful typhoon “Hagibis” roared towards Japan’s coast yesterday, killing one person and bringing “unprecedented” downpours that prompted authorities to issue their highest-level rain disaster warning. More than 3.2 million people have been placed under non-compulsory evacuation orders as authorities warn of imminent flood and landslide danger after hours of torrential […]

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Big avocado earns Hawaii family Guinness World Records honor

A Hawaii family has won a place with the Guinness World Records for the world’s heaviest avocado. The Pokini family from the island of Maui received the Guinness certificate this week for the avocado weighing 5.6 pounds (2.54 kilograms), The Maui News reported Thursday. The average avocado weighs about 6 ounces (170 grams), according to […]

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Tiny walking rover bound for the moon

A lunar rover which will explore the moon on foot in 2021 was unveiled in London on Thursday. The new concept, with four legs rather than wheels, will send data back to a larger mothership, which will transmit it back to Earth. UK startup Spacebit signed a contract with US space robotics company Astrobotic to […]

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