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UPDATED: Heavy Explosion, Many Casualties In North Iran

The Iranian news agency reported a heavy explosion Tuesday in the northern city of Qazvin. The agency said many casualties are expected. The city of around 1.1 million people was once an ancient capital of Persia. It is located about 100 miles northwest of Tehran. We will keep you updated on any further information. Source UPDATE: The blast may be related to nuclear development in Iran, according to the Los Angeles Times. Iranian officials in the past have strongly denied claims by Mujahedin Khalq Organization, or MKO, a cult-like Iranian exile...

BREAKING NEWS: Magnitude-7.5 Earthquake Shakes Mexican Capital

A powerful earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey calculated its magnitude at 7.5 and said it was centered near the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday. An Associated Press reporter said it was felt strongly in the resort city but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The quake shook Mexico City for at least 30 seconds, with buildings swaying as people fled high rises and took to the streets. Because of the Easter holiday, that city was...

Lost in the wilderness: 72-year-old man survives 19 days, eating lizards, squirrels

When he came to, Gene Penaflor knew he had to do something. He didn’t know how long he’d been unconscious; just that he was in the wilderness, a man of 72 who had lost his way while hunting deer. He had to quickly figure out how to survive, what to eat and drink, and how to stay warm. And for almost three weeks, Penaflor did just that: subsisting on a diet of lizards, frogs and squirrels.

BREAKING: North Korea warns US of ‘horrible disaster’, places military on alert

Warning of a “horrible disaster,” North Korea placed its military on high alert on Tuesday as it continued to ramp up the rhetoric against the United States and South Korea. Citing “imperialist aggression” and American military training maneuvers in the region, along with the moving of an aircraft carrier and other U.S. ships into a South Korean port, a spokesman for the North’s military said they were reexamining their operation plans to, “keep themselves fully ready to promptly launch operations at any time.” “The U.S. will...

North Korea enters ‘state of war’ with South

North Korea has said it is entering a “state of war” with South Korea in its latest escalation of rhetoric against its southern neighbour and the US. A statement promised “stern physical actions” against “any provocative act”.

Tornado Destroys Homes in Mississippi

Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by this tragedy. A powerful tornado has ripped through the state of Mississippi leaving dozens of people hurt and hundreds of homes destroyed report Associated Press. This comes just 24 hours after a major snow storm killed 10 people and caused huge amounts of disruption in the North east of the country.