California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency and warned of the possibility of water rationing because the state of a third consecutive year there are problems with drought, AP reported. Important reservoirs are below 35% of its capacity, although rainfall is about 80% of normal for the season.
Russia will grant Armenia credit of $ 500 million to minimize the negative impacts of financial crisis on the economy, said Prime Minister Vladimir Putin yesterday at a meeting with Armenian counterpart Tigran Sargsyan. "We practically finished examining the issue of granting a loan to Armenia a $ 500 million
6 people were injured in an explosion in the Turkish resort of Antalya. The explosion blew in the turnery in the city center. The probable cause is a gas tank explosion, Reuters reported. Two of the injured were seriously injured and hospitalized. The blast caused damage to neighboring buildings and a taxi which was parked nearby.
Cuba's President Raul Castro fired multiple ministers today for the first time since he succeeded his brother Fidel said Wednesday. Their positions will have to leave the Vice-President for Economic Affairs of the State Council Carlos Lage, Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque and Economy Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez.
At least 8 people died and another 22 are missing after a landslide of mud and rocks in the mining village Uanchumay in southeastern Peru, AFP reported. The cause of the disaster are continuing rains last few days. The landslide has swept through everything in its path, no one survived, all residents of the village under the stones.
Two people died and five were seriously injured after a series of blasts in the city living in Munich. Corpses were charred beyond recognition, it still was not identified, reported dpa. The cause of the explosion is under investigation.
A strong earthquake struck southeastern Greece tonight. There is no reported serious damage or injured people, AP reported. From surveying institute in Athens reported that the earthquake was a magnitude of about 5 on the Richter scale.
Masked militants fire lit that night two trains in Athens. Passengers were evacuated and none of them was injured. 6 cars were completely burnt, and material damage amounted to more than 10 million.
After numerous tragic news for the victims and damages of devastating Australian fires spread media and encouraging news about two koalas rescued from a burning forest. Three volunteer fireman Dave found a dazed koala in burnt forest 150 km. southeast of Melbourne - an unexpected sight against the charred landscape of Australia - koala, which drinks water from a bottle offered by her firefighter.
Two people were arrested in connection with fires in Australia that killed 181 people. Dozens still missing and about 5,000 homeless in the devastating disaster in the past weeks. They were arrested after an alert for suspicious behavior. The investigation is still in its early stages and the services refuse any information.