Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Farage blames EU for Ukraine crisis

2014 UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage criticized Europe's foreign policy towards Ukraine, blaming the EU for the toppling of a democratically elected government in Kyiv.


Credit: RT.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Scores dead in northern India train crash

At least 40 people have been killed after a train crash in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state.

An express train collided with a stationary freight train near Chureb station in Basti on Monday, derailing several carriages of the passenger train.


Railway officials say rescue and medical teams were immediately rushed to the site to help the injured.

Six coaches of the Gorakhdham Express went off the rails and ploughed into the freight train at Chureb railway station on Monday morning. Rescuers are searching through the mangled coaches, with reports saying a number of people are trapped.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Great Chilean Earthquake

Sunday, May 22, 1960. It was Black Sunday in Chile and Pacific territories.

Great Chilean Earthquake was the most powerful earthquake in a human history, rating 9.5 on the moment magnitude scale. An epicenter was near Lumaco in the Araucanía Region.

A Valdivia street after the earthquake

The 1960 Chilean earthquake was actually a series of strong earthquakes that affected Chile between 21 May and 6 June 1960. The first was the Concepción earthquake and the strongest was the Valdivia earthquake.

Its resulting tsunami affected Chile, Hawaii, Japan, the Philippines, Eastern Australia, New Zealand, and the Aleutian Islands in Alaska.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Eruption of Mount St. Helens

On May 18, 1980 a volcanic eruption occurred at Mount St. Helens 150 km south of Seattle, and 80 km northeast of Portland, Oregon. Always it was the most active volcano in the Cascade Range.

Month before 1980 eruption

It was the greatest eruption in the Contiguous States since 1915 eruption of Lassen Peak in California.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

1974 smallpox epidemic

The 1974 smallpox epidemic of India was one of the worst (but one of the latest) smallpox epidemics of 20th century.

Great smallpox epidemic

At least 15,000 people died of smallpox between January to May 1974, mainly in the Indian states of Bihar, Orissa and West Bengal. There were thousands who survived but were disfigured or blinded. India reported 61,482 cases of smallpox to WHO in these five months. India had over 86% of the world's smallpox cases in 1974, primarily due to this epidemic.

Friday, 2 May 2014

Cyst

A cyst is a closed sac, having a distinct membrane and division compared to the nearby tissue.

Some cysts may need to be drained to relieve symptoms. That involves piercing the cyst with a sharp object and draining it.


A cyst is a closed capsule or sac-like structure, typically filled with liquid, semisolid or gaseous material; very much like a blister.

Thursday, 1 May 2014

1950 May Day Parade

The contrived hysteria of the 1950 May Day parade in Red Square.

All the Party heavyweights - Stalin, Molotov, Beria and Malenkov - are on the reviewing stand as a public address announcer bellows exhortations at the massive crowd. Notable by his absence is World War II hero Marshal Georgy Zhukov...


The second half of the film shows the post-parade festivities of a carnival, a fireworks display, and other Communist-type fun...

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