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Volcano near Iceland airport begins erupting, produces spectacular lava flow

A volcano in southwest Iceland began erupting Wednesday, the country’s meteorological authorities said. The Icelandic Meteorological Office said the eruption is near the Fagradalsfjall mountain, 32 kilometers southwest of the capital, Reykjavik. A live video feed from the site shows molten lava spewing from a narrow fissure. The eruption follows days of small earthquakes in […]

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Europe’s largest nuclear plant in Ukraine is completely out of control: UN nuclear chief

The U.N. nuclear chief warned that Europe’s largest nuclear power plant in Ukraine “is completely out of control” and issued an urgent plea to Russia and Ukraine to quickly allow experts to visit the sprawling complex to stabilize the situation and avoid a nuclear accident. Rafael Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, […]

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Extinct panda from ancient Europe highlights debate over Giant Panda’s origins

The discovery of an extinct panda that roamed the forests and swamps of Europe millions of years ago could reignite debate about whether the ancestors of China’s iconic national animal actually came from Europe. The only evidence of the newly-identified panda species dubbed Agriarctos nikolovi are two fossilized teeth found in a lump of coal […]

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McDonald’s customer allegedly finds lizard after biting into burger, sues fastfood giant

A McDonald’s customer felt disgusted after biting into her burger and finding a lizard in it. This lady, currently known as Pamela, which is not her real name, has sued McDonald’s for this offence, The Mirror has reported. Pamela was trying out a burger at McDonald’s outlet in Saint-Witz with her friend Christelle. After taking […]

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Sports World

Huge crash at Stage 5 of the Tour de France Femmes leaves rider needing hospital treatment

A huge crash during Stage 5 of the Tour de France Femmes on Thursday left one rider needing hospital treatment. With 50km left of the longest stage of the race, an incident on a straight bit of road between Bar-le-Luc to Saint-die-des-Vosges quickly escalated into an enormous crash which saw half the field off their […]

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World

Russia: TV journalist fined for discrediting Russian army over Ukraine invasion

A Moscow court ordered journalist Marina Ovsyannikova, who denounced Russia’s intervention in Ukraine during a live TV broadcast, to pay a fine for discrediting the Russian army. Moscow’s Meshchansky district court said on Thursday that Ovsyannikova, a former editor at state-controlled Channel One, should pay a fine of 50,000 roubles. “The evidence confirms Ovsyannikova’s guilt. […]

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Indian man tours Europe on plane be built during Covid-19 lockdown

At a time when the aviation industry is recovering from the adverse impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, a man from India, Ashok Aliseril Thamarakshan, is travelling through Europe with his family on a home-built plane. The plane was built by Ashok Aliseril Thamarakshan, who is now based in London, during the Covid-19 lockdown. Mr Thamarakshan, […]

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Farmer claims different styles of music affect the behavior of his pigs, scientists now will investigate

Scientists in Belgium are investigating a farmer’s claim that different styles of music affect the behaviour of his pigs. Piet Paesmans first noticed the phenomenon when his son started singing a tune in the barn during a sluggish insemination session his sows seemed excited and started wagging their tails. “I thought this is too good […]

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Business Tech World

Amazon hikes cost of Prime Membership in UK and Europe by up to 43%

Amazon Prime deliveries, shows and movies are going to become expensive starting mid-September in the UK and Europe. On Tuesday, Prime customers awoke to an email from Amazon telling them that their Prime membership will increase by up to 43% on September 15, depending on which country they live in. The company cited “increased inflation […]

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Czech Republic wildfire smoke drifts across country, hundreds of firefighters deployed

People across the western half of the Czech Republic have been advised by the fire brigade to keep their windows closed as they fight a big forest fire. Parts of the Bohemian Switzerland national park, which sits on the German border, have been burning since Sunday. Amid record temperatures and dry conditions, strong winds have […]

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Celebrity walrus vacationing in Oslo causes a stir in Norway

A young female walrus has chosen Norway’s capital Oslo as her holiday destination for 2022. Onlookers spotted the marine mammal clambering onto boats which often look like they are about to capsize under her not inconsiderable 600kg heft to nap in the sun. Nicknamed Freya after the Norse goddess of love, she has become something […]

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Russia limits Nord Stream 1 gas supply to 20% citing repairs

Russia’s Gazprom said it would again reduce gas deliveries through Nord Stream 1 by 20% for ‘repairs,’ cutting the current flow in half. The new blow to supply comes as Europe scrambles to store gas for winter. Russian gas giant Gazprom said on Monday it was cutting daily gas deliveries via the Nord Stream 1 […]