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2017 had the second hottest first half of the year since 1880

The first half of 2017 was the warmest in 138 years, according to a recent report published by US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The report also said that the past month was the third warmest June on record across the globe. The first six months of the year were the 2nd hottest January-June…
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July 20, 2017 0

Earth is on its way towards sixth mass extinction

Planet Earth is well on its way towards the sixth mass extinction, according to scientists. They believe that thousands of species of plants and animals will get extinct over the next couple of decades. The most distressing part of this news is that this “biological annihilation” is a direct consequence of human activities. These revelations…
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July 12, 2017 0

Floods kill 6 people and force 100,000 out of their houses in Japan

Japan is facing the worst kind of nature’s fury. Heavy rains lashing the southwestern part of the island nation have caused disastrous floods. The heavy rains that have been going on for the last two days led to the death of six people even as several others are untraceable.¬†Authorities have warned more than 100,000 people…
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July 7, 2017 0

Pregnant teen in Ireland put in mental institution for seeking abortion

In late 2016, a teenager in Ireland found out that she was pregnant. She went to the capital Dublin with her mother seeking an abortion. However, she ended up in a mental institution for the next few months, held against her will. The incident recently came to light, revealing another facet of Ireland’s abortion laws…
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June 15, 2017 0

Mom lets snake bite her 1-year-old daughter

A video that has recently got viral shows a one-year-old baby being bitten by a snake rat repeatedly. Apparently, the mother of the child allowed this as a way of teaching the little girl a lesson. The woman is now under investigation. The woman from Sebring, Florida had put up the video of the incident…
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June 7, 2017 0

Scary predictions about World War III and future of USA concern people

When it comes to predictions and prophecies, most of us are skeptics. However, there are some very grim predictions about the year 2017 which have concerned a lot of people. These include predictions about a gradually worsening global financial crisis and many regional wars culminating into the¬†third World War. These predictions became all the more…
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May 19, 2017 0

Parents running YouTube channel featuring ‘pranks’ on their kids lose custody of two children

Mike and Heather Martin of Baltimore ran a successful YouTube channel. The uniqueness of their content was ‘prank videos’ on their own children. Pranks included encouraging kids to hit each other, screaming on them, using expletives for and in front of them. The netizens deemed their behavior as child abuse and reported them to authorities.…
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May 11, 2017 0

Civil war, famine displace 2 million kids in South Sudan

The world is reeling under many a tragedy today. However, United Nations believes that the most worrisome of them all is the situation in South Sudan. The African country is not only suffering because of a human conflict but also a natural calamity. Together, they have caused displacement of 3.5 million people, of which more…
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May 10, 2017 0

Major cities in Northern China reeling under gigantic sandstorm

The skies across major cities in Northern China, including capital Beijing, turned yellow on Thursday. Dangerously high levels of pollution in the Asian country have led to gigantic sandstorm. Authorities have suggested people to stay indoors and take necessary precautions to keep themselves safe. More than 10 provinces including several big cities have been hit…
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May 5, 2017 0

Taiwanese hikers lost in the Himalayas found; 1 dead, 1 alive

A couple from Taiwan who went trekking to the Himalayas went missing seven weeks ago. On Wednesday, a search team found them. Unfortunately, the woman had died just three days before the rescuers found them. The man was found beside the remains of his partner. Twenty year old Liang Sheng-yue had left Taiwan for Nepal…
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April 28, 2017 0