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Hyena attack leaves 3 boys injured in Kenya

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A hyena. KWS official has vowed to carry out a medical examination on the hyena to ascertain the cause of the attack.
Three boys were seriously injured and 5 goats killed after a hyena attached Amalo village in Olenguruone division today.

The attacked occurred as the boys were taking their goats to graze in the nearby Greenland field next to Olenguruone town.

Speaking in Molo hospital after visiting the victims, Kenya Wildlife Service warden in charge of Amalo/Olenguruone ward Kipkorir Bernard Tuei said the three boys were attacked as they tried to flee from the hyena after it killed their goats.

"The hyena attacked the goats on the grazing field and killed at least 5 of them and left other goats with injuries. This is not normal and we suspect the hyena may be suffering from behavioral change or a certain disease," he said.

The warden vowed to establish exactly what could have caused the abnormal act after carrying out a medical examination on the hyena's blood sample.
Attention

Farmer killed and woman injured in bear attack at farm in Madavu, India

A wild bear was shot dead by police Monday after it killed a farmer and grievously injured another person at a farm near Madhugiri, a police official said. "We had to shoot the bear dead when it tried to attack other villagers of Chilanahalli as firing gun shots in the air failed to drive it away from the field where it killed farmer Somanna, 36, and grievously injured Thimmanna, 55, earlier in the day," Tumakuru police superintendent Raman Gupta told IANS.

The shocking incident occurred about 70km from here and 140km from Bengaluru when the victim (Somanna) went to his farm where the 12-year-old bear was hiding in the paddy field.

The bear killed Somanna on the spot.
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Wild boar gores boy to death and injures woman in Vietnam

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The site where a wild boar allegedly attacked a 15-year-old boy in Khanh Hoa Province on Saturday.
A wild boar allegedly gored a 15-year-old boy to death and injured another woman in a village in central Vietnam on Saturday.

Nguyen Ngoc Tuan, police chief of Khanh Hiep Commune in Khanh Hoa Province, told Thanh Nien the incident may have taken place around 3:30 pm when Nguyen Van Dai, 15, was fishing at a pond in Hon Lay Village.

No one saw what happened but by the time local residents found Dai, he was already dead in the pond with multiple injuries to his thighs, groin and hips.

Tuan assumed that the boar attacked Dai, who tried to flee but instead fell into the water.
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Elderly woman dies after wild boar attack in Morocco


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An old Moroccan woman passed away in the small village called Tizki Issafen located in the suburbs of Tata after that she was attacked by a wild boar and, above all, did not receive the necessary medical treatment once she was taken to a local health center nearby (Moustawsaf Sihhi).

According to the local branch of the Moroccan Association for Human Rights in Tata, "soon after the attack, the women was taken to a local health center, but she could not be saved due to negligence."

The Moroccan Association for Human Rights in Tata made it crystal clear in a report it released on the sidelines of this tragic death "that the women may have been saved if she had received the necessary medical treatment upon her arrival to the local health center."

The Human Rights body is calling upon the authorities to open an investigation on what it called "a tragic death that came as a result of medical negligence."
Alarm Clock

USGS: Earthquake Magnitude 6.2 - Prince Edward Islands region

Earthquake 6.2 Prince Edward Islands region
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Event Time
2014-11-17 16:52:46 UTC
2014-11-17 18:52:46 UTC+02:00 at epicenter

Location
46.392°S 33.794°E depth=9.4km (5.9mi)

Nearby Cities
307km (191mi) W of Marion Island, Prince Edward Islands
1537km (955mi) SSE of Port Alfred, South Africa
1550km (963mi) SSE of Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1562km (971mi) SSE of Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa
1973km (1226mi) SSE of Maseru, Lesotho
Attention

Elephant tramples handler to death in Thailand

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Posing happily at the start of the ride
A routine jungle trek turned into tragedy when an elephant killed his handler and ran off with two tourists in south-west Thailand.

Meaw the bull elephant is believed to have been in musth when he suddenly threw off his handler, trampled him to death, and disappeared into the jungle with a Russian woman and her nine-year-old daughter still on his back.

Meaw was discovered nearly two miles away from the resort in Phang Nga, 310 miles south of Bankok, and had to be tranquilized so the woman and her daughter could climb off.
Attention

Huge whale beached in southern Nicaragua

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People try to help a stranded whale at Popoyo beach, 35km from Rivas, Nicaragua on November 14, 2014
A huge whale was stranded Friday on a white sand beach on Nicaragua's southern Pacific coast, despite efforts by dozens of tourists and residents to get it back to sea.

The whale, estimated at 18 meters (59 feet) long, beached itself Friday morning at Popoyo beach, in the town of Tola, some 111 kilometers (70 miles) south of the capital, according to the Environment Ministry's delegate in the region, Mario Rodriguez.

More than 50 people -- from Nicaragua and elsewhere -- spent the day trying to get the whale back into deeper waters, but gave up in exhaustion as the sun went down.
Alarm Clock

USGS: Earthquake Magnitude 6.1 - 245km SW of Gizo, Solomon Islands

Earthquake  Solomon  Islands
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Event Time
2014-11-17 01:06:00 UTC
2014-11-17 11:06:00 UTC+10:00 at epicenter

Location

9.553°S 155.151°E depth=25.2km (15.7mi)

Nearby Cities
245km (152mi) SW of Gizo, Solomon Islands
371km (231mi) S of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
526km (327mi) E of Alotau, Papua New Guinea
527km (327mi) W of Honiara, Solomon Islands
657km (408mi) SSE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
Bizarro Earth

USGS: Earthquake Magnitude 6.7 - 181km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand

Event Time
2014-11-16 22:33:22 UTC
2014-11-17 10:33:22 UTC+12:00 at epicenter
2014-11-16 15:33:22 UTC-07:00 system time

Location
37.675°S 179.660°E depth=35.0km (21.7mi)

Nearby Cities
181km (112mi) NE of Gisborne, New Zealand
237km (147mi) E of Whakatane, New Zealand
304km (189mi) E of Rotorua, New Zealand
308km (191mi) E of Tauranga, New Zealand
580km (360mi) NE of Wellington, New Zealand

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Ice Cube

U.S. - Weeks ahead of schedule, ice visible on Lake Superior

Cold temperatures and snow across the Great Lakes in November is certainly nothing out of the ordinary, but this morning, a layer of ice was visible on parts of Lake Superior in Ashland, Wis.
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A thin layer of ice visible on Lake Superior in Ashland, Wisc., Nov. 15, 2014.
While this may not seem unusual given the current stretch of unseasonably cold temperatures, it is actually several weeks earlier than normal.

The first sightings of ice on Lake Superior and the Great Lakes overall usually occur during the beginning to middle of December. However, a perfect combination of last season's record ice coverage, cooler summer temperatures, and an early blast of arctic air this fall has allowed for areas of ice to form earlier than normal for the second year in a row.
Last winter featured relentless, record breaking cold leading to the second highest ice coverage on record for the Great Lakes as a whole.

Lake Superior also set a record for the longest length of time that ice was observed on the lake. In 2013, ice was first observed on Nov. 25, and it did not all melt until early June 2014.

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