Thursday, April 29, 2010
Twenty-eight children and three adults have been injured by a man with a knife at a nursery school in eastern China, the third such attack in a month.
Read full story at BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8650626.stm
New Orleans, Louisiana (CNN) -- An oil spill off Louisiana was designated a spill of "national significance" Thursday, meaning assets can be drawn from other states and areas to combat it, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said.
The U.S. military may be called on to assist authorities scrambling to mitigate a potential environmental disaster posed by an oil spill expanding toward the Gulf Coast, the Coast Guard said.
Read full story at CNN.com: http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/04/29/louisiana.oil.rig/
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
The head of the International Monetary Fund has warned that the crisis in Greece could spread throughout Europe.
Read the full story at BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8648029.stm.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Coast Guard officials are considering setting the Gulf of Mexico oil slick on fire as it moved Tuesday to within 20 miles of sensitive ecological areas in the Mississippi River Delta.
Read full story at CNN Money.com: http://money.cnn.com/2010/04/27/news/economy/oil_rig_gulf/.
Monday, April 26, 2010
From news.blogs.cnn.com - The death toll has risen to 2,220 in the massive earthquake that struck China this month, according to the state-run news agency in China.
At least 70 people, the Xinhua news agency said, were still missing.
The 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck in the northwest China Qinghai province April 14 and toppled about 15,000 homes. More than 100,000 people fled the area.
Qinghai province is home to about 5 million people and is considered a gateway to Himalayan Tibet.
Officials said they would raise the monthly allowance from 600 yuan ($87) to 1,000 yuan ($146) for orphaned children, widowed elderly and disabled people in the wake of the quake.
Families of the dead also will receive 8,000 yuan ($1,171) for each death.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
There are fears of an environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, as efforts to clear up an oil spill have been suspended because of bad weather.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — An explosion caused by a torpedo likely tore apart and sank a South Korean warship near the North Korean border, Seoul's defense minister said Sunday, while declining to assign blame for the blast as suspicion increasingly falls on Pyongyang.
A prototype spaceplane developed for the US military has been launched into orbit from Florida.
The X-37B, which has been likened to a scaled-down space shuttle, blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 1952 EDT (2352 GMT) on Thursday.