PROTON PARTICLES HAVE DRAMATICALLY INCREASED
Giant sinkhole opens up in County Durham, UK
Plane carrying 50 passengers makes emergency landing after pilot spots fuel leaking from wing, Springfield, Missouri, USA
A plane carrying about 50 passengers was forced to make an emergency landing after a mid-air fuel leak was discovered less than halfway into its flight.
The pilot reported fuel leaking from the right wing while the American Eagle flight was en route to Milwaukee, Wisconsin from Dallas, Texas yesterday.
The two-hour flight was aborted and the aircraft landed safely in Springfield, Missouri.
As a precaution, firefighters and other emergency responders were waiting on the tarmac when the jet landed at Springfield-Branson National Airport, according to ABC News affiliate KSPR.
Passengers were on the ground for about an hour before they were put on a different plane to continue their journey to Milwaukee.
American Eagle, owned by American Airlines, had another jet available at the airport because the carrier has a maintenance base in Springfield, KSPR reported.
Mechanics were brought in to examine and fix the plane that was forced to make the emergency landing.
Plane crashes and bursts into flames killing four college students in Ohio, USA
Boat disaster kills at least six off Italy’s Southern coast
Deadly Ebola Virus; 6 people suspected to have been exposed to Ebola Virus rushed to hospital in Delhi, India
Six passengers who arrived in Delhi from Liberia on Tuesday have been taken to the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital. These passengers are suspected to have been exposed to the Ebola virus.
The six people will be quarantined at the hospital, where a check up will be done. They were made to wear protective boots and masks while being taken to the hospital.
The Health Ministry has set up two medical teams at the Delhi airport to screen passengers. A total of 114 people are expected to arrive from Liberia in Delhi and Mumbai on Tuesday.
Earlier, a 32-year-old man who recently arrived from Lagos in Nigeria, in Mumbai, had tested negative for the Ebola virus.
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,200 people since it began in December, 2013, the World Health Organisation has said.
Heatwave to strike Morocco, Africa
The regions concerned by this new heatwave are Zagora, Tata, Assa-Zag and Smara, where temperatures could vary from 44 and up to 47 degrees Celsius.
The heatwave will also affect Errachidia, Taroudante, Guelmim, Marrakech, Rehamna, Kala Seraghna, Fkih Bensaleh, Khouribga, Oued Ed-Dahab, Aousserd and Boujdour.
The mercury in these regions could climb as high as 44 C.
MAGNITUDE 4.6 ICELAND REGION
Subject to change
Depth: 8 km
Distances: Latitude, Longitude 64.800 -16.897
(14.9 km E of Kistufell)
Earthquake location 26 Aug 12:55 GMT
Time and magnitude of earthquake 26 Aug 12:55 GMT
MAGNITUDE 5.6 TONGA
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Depth: 10 km
Distances: 102km (63mi) NE of Hihifo, Tonga
214km (133mi) SW of Apia, Samoa
279km (173mi) WSW of Tafuna, American Samoa
283km (176mi) WSW of Pago Pago, American Samoa
688km (428mi) NNE of Nuku`alofa, Tonga
MAGNITUDE 4.9 IRAN-IRAQ BORDER REGION
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Depth: 10 km
Distances: 249 km N of Al Başrah, Iraq / pop: 2,600,000 / local time: 07:11:26.6 2014-08-26
91 km SW of Khorramābād, Iran / pop: 329,825 / local time: 08:41:26.6 2014-08-26
48 km SE of Ābdānān, Iran / pop: 19,360 / local time: 08:41:26.6 2014-08-26