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  • BH-20171211-60973-OTH - Biological Hazard - Other - Other December 11, 2017
    Fishing nets and lack of food blamed for pushing number of the world's most endangered marine animal to just 450. Officials with the US federal government say it is time to consider the possibility that endangered right whales could become extinct unless new steps are taken to protect them. North Atlantic right whales are among […]
  • EH-20171211-60972-GHA - Epidemic Hazard - Ghana - Africa December 11, 2017
    More than 20 students of the St. Martins Senior High School at Nsawam in the Eastern region have collapsed on campus. According to a student, who spoke to StarrFMonline.com, her colleagues collapsed Sunday night during Prep and Monday morning during assembly. "We were at Prep last night when they were rushed outside but we didn't […]
  • ED-20171211-60971-USA - Environment Pollution - USA - North-America December 11, 2017
    More than 850 gallons of magnesium hydroxide were accidentally released into a river in Baltimore. The Baltimore City Department of Public Works says in a release that 856 gallons of the chemical commonly known as milk of magnesia started to leak into the Patapsco River around 1 p.m. Friday. The leak started from a broken […]
  • EH-20171211-60970-IND - Epidemic Hazard - India - Asia December 11, 2017
    Chickenpox cases have been detected in rural areas of Agra district fueling fears that more people may contract this highly contagious virus. According to health department officials, nine members of a family at Jaitpur block were found to be afflicted with chicken pox. A few cases have been detected in Bah block as well, As […]
  • EX-20171211-60969-USA - Explosion - USA - North-America December 11, 2017
    One person was in custody after an explosion near New York City's Port Authority bus terminal during Monday morning's rush hour - a blast that prompted mass chaos and halted multiple subway lines, the NYPD said. The person arrested has non-life threatening injuries, The Associated Press reported. Four people suffered minor injuries, the FDNY said, […]
  • CW-20171211-60968-KOR - Cold Wave - South Korea - Asia December 11, 2017
    The strongest cold wave of this winter began and will continue to grip the nation throughout the week, the Korea Meteorological Administration said Monday. Temperatures in inland regions fell to around minus 10 degrees Celsius Monday morning with strong winds. They are forecast to dip even further Tuesday morning, with Seoul seeing a low of […]
  • SS-20171211-60967-GBR - Snow Storm (Blizzard) - United Kingdom - Europe December 11, 2017
    A snowstorm that pushed across London on Sunday (Dec 10) brought Heathrow Airport, one of the busiest in the world, to a virtual halt as airlines canceled numerous flights and planes were stranded at gates. Passengers described scenes of confusion and frustration. Some people boarded planes and waited for hours on the tarmac, only to […]
  • BH-20171211-60966-KOR - Biological Hazard - South Korea - Asia December 11, 2017
    South Korea confirmed an outbreak of avian influenza at a duck farm in the southwestern region and culled some 76,000 ducks to prevent the further spread of the virus, the agriculture ministry said Monday. The H5N6 bird flu was discovered on a farm in Yeongam, some 380 kilometers south of Seoul, on Sunday, the Ministry […]
  • VI-20171211-60965-IND - Vehicle Accident - India - Asia December 11, 2017
    At least five people have been killed and 20 others injured in a road accident in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said Monday. "The accident occurred when a mini bus carrying a marriage party rolled into a deep gorge at Chenani in the state's Udhampur on Sunday night," a police official said. While five people died on […]
  • EH-20171211-60964-NZL - Epidemic Hazard - New Zealand - Australia - New-Zealand December 11, 2017
    A person has died from a suspected case of a type of meningitis in Auckland. The Auckland Regional Public Health Service has confirmed it is investigating a death which was likely caused by meningococcal disease. ARPHS said it was working closely with the person's family to prevent further transmission of the disease. Meningococcal disease is […]

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