Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung sent a plume of ash over 11,000 feet above sea level on March 2, Magma Indonesia, the country’s volcanic monitoring agency, said.In a notice for aviation, the agency warned that the ash cloud was “around 11,072 FT (3,460 M) above sea level.”Local residents were “advised to wear masks when leaving the house to reduce the health effects of volcanic ash.”This footage, filmed in the town of Kabanjahe, southeast of the volcano, shows ash and smoke rising into the sky. Credit: Agung Setiawan Ginting via Storyful
The European Union imposed sanctions on four senior Russian officials close to President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, a move agreed by EU foreign ministers last week in response to the jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. The United States also imposed sanctions on Russian individuals and entities in a move coordinated with the EU, senior officials in the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden said. The EU sanctions will affect four individuals including Alexander Bastrykin, whose Investigative Committee handles investigations into major crimes and reports directly to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
With its support in polls dropping, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party is considering changes to electoral laws which could rescue its prospects in elections due to be held by 2023, three AK Party officials say. Polls show combined support for the AK Party and its MHP ally has fallen to just 45%. For the first time, pollsters say, disenchanted supporters who drifted away from the AK Party appear unlikely to be won back.
Israel estimates that hundreds of its citizens might be subject to war crimes probes by the International Criminal Court, whose jurisdiction it rejects, and is working on how to protect them, the Defence Minister said on Tuesday. Including himself among Israelis who could be threatened with arrest, Benny Gantz told Reuters: "I was never afraid to go across enemy lines, I will continue to stand wherever I have to." The Hague-based tribunal ruled last month that it has jurisdiction over the occupied West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem.
Myanmar's ambassador to the United Nations in New York formally staked his claim as the country's legitimate representative in letters - seen by Reuters on Tuesday - to the U.N. General Assembly president and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Myanmar state television announced on Saturday that Kyaw Moe Tun had been fired for betraying the country, a day after he urged countries to use "any means necessary" to reverse a Feb. 1 coup that ousted the nation's elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi. "The perpetrators of the unlawful coup against the democratic government of Myanmar have no authority to countermand the legitimate authority of the president of my country," Kyaw Moe Tun wrote on Monday to Blinken and Volkan Bozkir, president of the 193-member U.N. General Assembly.
US President Joe Biden plans to announce an arrangement for pharma giant Merck to produce Johnson & Johnson's single-dose Covid-19 vaccine to boost supply, a senior Biden administration told AFP Tuesday.
Zaha, who has scored nine goals in 19 league games this season, has missed the last four Palace games with a hamstring injury sustained in the 2-1 win over Newcastle United on Feb. 2. Hodgson is hopeful that Zaha will be available for selection when they face London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
Residents of eastern Kentucky surveyed flood damage on Monday, March 1, after a weekend of heavy rain spurred water rescues, evacuations, and mudslides across the state.Lauren Kirby shared photos and video from her grandmother’s house on the Little Rockcastle River in Laurel County, taken on Monday morning. Kirby told Storyful by the time her family evacuated the area at 11:30 am, there was approximately seven inches of water inside the house. Credit: Lauren Kirby via Storyful
Canadian mortgage rates are beginning to inch higher for the first time since before the COVID-19 crisis, reflecting the spike in long-term bond yields, but with home loans still languishing around historically low levels the modest hike is unlikely to slow the red-hot housing market. The lowest rate for a Canadian five-year fixed rate mortgage, the most common mortgage in Canada, climbed by 25 basis points last week to 1.64%, according to Ratehub.ca. Mortgage rates had been trending lower in Canada since the Bank of Canada slashed its benchmark interest rate last March to a record low of 0.25% to support the economy during the pandemic.
Three women who worked for a local radio and TV station in eastern Afghanistan were gunned down Tuesday in separate attacks, the news editor of the privately owned station said. Shokrullah Pasoon, of Enikass Radio and TV in Jalalabad, said one of the women, Mursal Wahidi, was walking home when gunmen opened fire, according to eyewitnesses. Afghanistan is considered one of the most dangerous countries in the world for media workers.
A “serious snow squall” was filmed in Plymouth, New Hampshire, on March 1, with the National Weather Service warning that further strong wind gusts were forecast for March 2.This footage shows the heavy wind blowing snow on the evening of March 1. Credit: @GunnarConsolWx via Storyful
Like cracking a window in a stuffy room, it sometimes feels as if Hong Sangsoo’s films are where festival lineups go when they need to breathe. The 2021 Berlin Film Festival takes a quick, deep lungful with “Introduction,” an airy 66-minute sampler of everything the Korean director’s fans admire, which is coincidentally everything his detractors […]
BAFTA-nominated actors Gugu Mbatha-Raw (“The Morning Show”) and David Oyelowo (“Selma”) will lead HBO Max and BBC One psychological thriller series “The Girl Before.” The four-parter, created, written and executive produced by J.P. Delaney, is based on his bestselling novel of the same name. “The Girl Before” follows Jane (Mbatha-Raw), who moves into a beautiful, […]
Mexican filmmaker Fernando Frias’s latest feature, “I’m No Longer Here,” has garnered a host of awards since it was minted at the Sundance Screenwriters lab. Now streaming on Netflix, the film’s depiction of a nearly extinct countercultural movement framed against an immigration drama has won accolades from Oscar-winning directors Guillermo del Toro and Alfonso Cuaron. […]
Kate Siegel, Jason O’Mara and Dule Hill have been set to star in “Hypnotic,” an upcoming horror film at Netflix. The thriller centers on a young woman seeking self-improvement, who enlists the help of a renowned hypnotist. But after a handful of intense sessions, she soon discovers unexpected and deadly consequences. Matt Angel and Suzanne […]
The Cinema Audio Society (CAS) has announced the nominations for the 57th Annual CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2020 in seven categories, as well as the Outstanding Product Nominations. Among the films, TV shows and animated features nominated are “Mank,” “News of the World,” “Soul,” “Croods: A New Age,” “News of […]
This very smart baby impressively knows the lines to 'Old MacDonald Had A Farm' as she sings along with her dad. Priceless! Full credit to: @sweetnloewy on Instagram
Natalie Sideserf creates a hyper-realistic buffalo CAKE inspired by Duff Goldman and his brand-new cookbook! Check it out!
This newly adopted conure uses anything available to get to that itch. Here he finds a tail feather as a tool. Incredible!
The Belgian Tervuren is a very big dog, but this one still thinks he's a lap dog! Watch as he jumps on his owner's lap the instant she sits down to play the piano. What a cultured and sophisticated pup!