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August 24, 2017 10:36 AM 12 dead as strong typhoon floods Macau, China

Hong Kong - The most powerful typhoon to hit the southern Chinese region in more than half a century left at least 12 dead as a sudden deluge swamped the gambling hub of Macau, submerging streets and stranding residents. Macau said on Thursday eight people were killed in the former Portuguese colony, including two men found overnight in a parking garage 81

August 24, 2017 5:27 AM More deaths as typhoon roars through Macau and southern China

Macau said eight people were killed in the former Portuguese colony, including two men found overnight in a parking garage. Another 153 were injured amid extensive flooding, power cuts and the smashing of doors and windows by the high winds and driving rain. "It's a calamity, the losses are high and a lot of buildings need repair," said Macau politician 54

August 23, 2017 4:14 PM Typhoon batters Hong Kong & south China, 3 dead in Macau

HONG KONG - Typhoon Hato, a maximum category 10 storm, slammed into Hong Kong on Wednesday lashing the Asian financial hub with wind and rain that uprooted trees and forced most businesses to close, while in some places big waves flooded seaside streets. There were reports of 34 people injured in Hong Kong while in the city of Macau, across the Pearl 89

August 21, 2017 6:20 AM US Navy ship and oil tanker collide near Singapore

Ten sailors are missing and five have been injured after a US destroyer and an oil tanker collided near Singapore, the US Navy says. The guided missile destroyer USS John S McCain was sailing east of Singapore and preparing to stop in the port when the collision with the Liberian-flagged vessel occurred. The collision was reported before dawn at 05:24 local 70

August 7, 2017 4:00 AM Villagers threaten court action over fencing in Boteti

Old wounds were opened this week when Khama told Parliament a fair number of the community was addressed on the issue. The crux of the long-standing issue between villagers in the periphery of the park and government is that consultations regarding the expansion of the fence will negatively impact on their livelihoods as the Boteti River will be enclosed 26

August 6, 2017 11:43 AM Prelude to the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse: A Partial Lunar Eclipse Occurs Monday

Much of the Eastern Hemisphere will be treated to a partial eclipse of the moon Monday (Aug. 7) — a prelude to the grand spectacle that awaits North Americans exactly two weeks later. The lunar eclipse will be visible from parts of Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia, and peaks 2:20 p.m. EDT (1820 GMT). Even if you're not in the path of the partial lunar 76

August 5, 2017 12:11 PM NJ Night Sky: Shooting the Moon

The full moon of August, which will be visible on Monday night, is known as the Green Corn moon or the Sturgeon moon, named after the abundant corn and good fishing this time of year. There's nothing special about this full moon but it is a harbinger of things to come: eclipses often come in pairs. That's because eclipses can only happen when the moon is full or new moon and near the plane 56

August 5, 2017 7:08 AM A 9-year-old asked NASA for a job defending Earth from aliens — and the space agency personally responded

When NASA posted a job description for its "planetary protection officer" role, the space agency was fishing for candidates with advanced degrees and experience working on interplanetary missions. What it did not expect, however, was an earnest letter from nine-year-old Jack Davis: a fourth-grader who wrote the space agency asking if he could apply 96

July 14, 2017 2:26 PM Don’t Expect China’s Xi to Halt Kim Jong Un’s Nuke Weapons Program

The new administration appears onboard with that idea – when President Xi visited Mar-a-Lago in April, President Trump asked him to rein in Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program. The rationale behind American leaders pushing Beijing to “fix” the North Korean issue is, in concept, not a bad strategy. North Korea is an intractable problem across the Pacific 31

July 12, 2017 10:28 PM DFO closes a gulf fishery early to help protect right whales

U.S. agency suspends whale rescues after Joe Howlett's death in gulf Fisheries and Oceans Canada closed part of the snow crab fishery two days early on Wednesday as part of efforts to save the remaining population of North Atlantic right whales. A close friend of Howlett's said the 59-year-old veteran fisherman was hit by the whale just after it was cut free and started 27