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Tasmania’s giant jellyfish – Blows away scientists

Residents of a sleepy hamlet in Tasmania found a previously unknown kind of giant jellyfish washed up on a beach, prompting excitement among scientists in Australia as they work to formally name and classify the creature. About 1.5 metres (five [...]

February 7, 2014 Environmental issues, General, Science and technology

Granddad at 29…

A 29-year-old man who has become one of Britain’s youngest grandparents was left red-faced after nurses asked him to prove he was over 16 as he tried to visit his daughter’s baby. Unemployed Shem Davies was overjoyed when 14-year-old Tia [...]

February 7, 2014 Environmental issues, General, International

Man Runs to Save Xbox from burning house

Reports said that an unnamed man woke up, realized his house was on fire, made it outside, and promptly ran back in to save his gaming system (there’s no word yet as to whether it was a 360, a new [...]

January 28, 2014 Environmental issues, General

92-year-old woman battles Catholic Church over land, writes Pope, Jonathan, IG

In what could be termed a ‘Holy War’, a 92-year old woman, Madam Juliana Onuora from Nkpor, Idemili North Council Area of Anambra State and the Catholic Archdiocese of Onitsha are currently at loggerheads over a church the former built [...]

January 27, 2014 Environmental issues, General

Study finds – Chinese Factories Are Causing Pollution Problems On West Coast

New scientific research shows the bad air and smog from China manufacturing sites is traveling across the Pacific Ocean to the West Coast, according to report. The findings were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Monday [...]

January 25, 2014 Environmental issues, General, Science and technology

Johannesburg – Four police officers arrested after protester killed

Four police officers were arrested on Friday morning for the fatal shooting of a protester in Roodepoort, Gauteng police said. “After receiving the initial factual report on the incident it was decided that there is enough evidence to arrest and [...]

January 24, 2014 Africa, Environmental issues

Killing in Durban Deep – Roodepoort

The family of a man shot dead, allegedly by a policeman, in Durban Deep in Roodepoort on the West Rand on Thursday believes he was killed deliberately. “He was not even a part of the protesters. He was on his [...]

January 23, 2014 Environmental issues, General

Police Arrest Kidnappers Of Dr. Izebuwa In Edo

While addressing Journalist on the issue, the State Commissioner of Police, Foluso Adebanjo, thanked the people for their support in the fight against criminality, stating that 2014 will be very tough for criminals in State. The suspects were paraded alongside [...]

January 23, 2014 Environmental issues, General

South Africa: More than 1,000 rhinos killed in 2013

In South Africa, more than 1,000 rhinos were killed last year at a record-breaking rate.  This could wipe out the country’s entire population of white and black rhinos in a little over two decades. The environment ministry said 1,004 animals were killed [...]

January 17, 2014 Africa, Environmental issues

Japan: Fisherman Regrets Mutilating 160kg Giant Squid

A Japanese fisherman has said that he regretted mutilating a 160kg (360lb) giant squid that he and his crew caught while fishing off the island of Niigata. The fishing crew had been looking to catch yellowtail from the icy seas [...]

January 14, 2014 Environmental issues, General

Lions ‘facing extinction in West Africa’

With fewer than 250 mature lions of breeding age, there are concerns the entire population could disappear. The research by Panthera, a non-profit organisation, was carried out in 17 countries, from Senegal to Nigeria, and took more than six years. [...]

January 14, 2014 Africa, Environmental issues

François Hollande to face media for first time since affair allegations

Will he … won’t he? Hours before François Hollande gives a key press conference – with reports of his alleged secret liaison with an actor still making headlines – the question was, would he mention the scandal, or would he make journalists drag [...]

January 14, 2014 Environmental issues, General

Disputes rage over Nairobi police killings

Pumwani is a poor area of Nairobi. Crime is common in its crowded, busy streets. But speaking to residents over a period of days I heard a number of families claim that their young sons had been shot and killed [...]

January 13, 2014 Environmental issues, General

CAR cannibal tells: I ate man in revenge attack

A man who ate another man’s flesh in the Central African Republic has told the BBC he was seeking “revenge” for the murder of family members. Ouandja Magloire, who calls himself “Mad Dog”, was in a Christian mob who attacked [...]

January 13, 2014 Environmental issues, General

Supervolcano eruptions are different from ordinary eruptions, say scientists

Not all volcanic eruptions are created equal, suggests a new report on supervolcanoes, the geologic monsters capable of spewing enough ash, pumice, and lava to create mass extinctions and mini ice ages. Bigger eruptions happen much less frequently than small [...]

January 7, 2014 Environmental issues, Geography, International

Manufacturing – LCCI Hopes for Improved Business Environment

Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, LCCI, expressed optimism of improved business environment in 2014 in spite of persisting challenges facing the real sector. Alhaji Remi Bello, President of LCCI told Financial Vangaurd, “SMEs and the manufacturing sector remains the [...]

January 7, 2014 Business, Economy, Environmental issues