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Disaster declaration in Texas amid ice storm & power outages

Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration in 17 counties across the state on Thursday as an ice storm led to power outages and hundreds of flight cancellations. In a statement, Abbott said the ice storm “poses an imminent threat of severe property damage, injury, or loss of life” …

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WATCH protesters attempt to storm Ukranian parliament

Chaotic scenes unfolded in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev on Tuesday, as representatives of small and medium-sized businesses tried to break into the building of the Ukrainian parliament – Verkhovna Rada.  Photos and videos that surfaced on social media showed a crowd of people waving Ukrainian national flags and various …

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Suspect dead after FBI storm Texas synagogue, freeing hostages

All four people who were held hostage at a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas on Saturday were “alive” and “safe,” the authorities said as media reported gunfire and sounds resembling that of an explosion at the scene. Though one male hostage had been released unharmed earlier on Saturday, the three remaining …

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‘Dozens eliminated’ after trying to storm police stations in Kazakhstan – official

Kazakhstani security services have claimed that they prevented attempts to storm police buildings in the country’s former capital, Almaty, on Wednesday night, killing dozens of protesters involved in the attacks. Demonstrators tried to take over the force’s headquarters and several stations across the city overnight, police spokeswoman Altanat Avirbek said on Thursday …

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US drivers in traffic collapse after major storm

Federal authorities have stepped in after snowfall caused congestion on the roads and drivers to eventually be stranded for nearly 24 hours on a highway. The US Department of Transportation announced in a Tuesday afternoon tweet that the Federal Highway Commission is in contact with Virginia transportation officials, following massive …

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WATCH protesters storm French island’s capitol over vaccine mandates

The protest kicked off on Thursday and extended into the next day, with activists seen hoisting banners and chanting slogans denouncing the pandemic measures after pushing their way into the legislature. Following the incursion on Thursday – which at some points got heated, with activists destroying a Christmas tree in the building’s …

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WATCH Massive dust storm engulf Australian town

One video of the storm, filmed by a local man Leaim Shaw, has swept across social media. It had many comparing the scene out of the town of Boulia, which was swallowed whole by the cloud on Sunday, to something from the post-apocalyptic ‘Mad Max’ film franchise. The town of Boulia …

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Horrific storm leaves more than 80,000 homes without power

A headteacher in Northern Ireland died after a tree brought down by gale landed on his car, and another man was crushed by a fallen tree in Lancashire. The foul weather crippled powerlines, leaving up to 80,000 customers in the region without electricity. The utilities provider Northern Powergrid said it …

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Drug to calm cytokine storm: Life-saving Russian discovery could be key to stopping body’s ‘suicide attack’ in severe Covid cases

The drug, called Leitragin, was developed by the Biomedical Technology Research Center of the Russian Federal Medical and Biology Agency (FMBA), and is currently undergoing clinical trials in Russia. Although its base substance was previously known and used in ulcer treatment medicine by Soviet and Russian doctors, it was the …

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