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33 pilot whales die in mass stranding in Northland, New Zealand

Thirty-three of the stranded pilot whales died over the weekend.

Thirty-three of the stranded pilot whales died over the weekend.
Thirty-three stranded pilot whales have died after almost 50 were found stranded in the Parengarenga Harbour, in the Far North.

Department of Conservation (DOC) staff, along with local iwi Te Aupōuri, Ngāti Kuri and NgāiTakoto, responded to the mass stranding of 49 whales on Saturday.

A DOC spokeswoman said by the time teams arrived, 14 of the whales were already dead, and an attempt to re-float the surviving whales was made at high tide.

By Sunday, 16 of the whales had been successfully re-floated and ushered out of the harbour into open water, the spokeswoman said, but 33 had died.


3-year-old girl killed by dog pack in Delhi, India

dog attack
A three-year-old girl was killed allegedly after she attacked by a pack of stray dogs in west Delhi's Moti Nagar, police said on Monday.

The incident took place on Friday when the girl, Laxmi, was playing at a DDA park and suddenly a pack of dogs attacked and bit her, they said.

The girl's father, a gardener, was working in the park when the incident happened, they said.

''On Friday, at about 2.45 pm, we got an information that a girl named Laxmi aged three was brought dead at a hospital. The body was then shifted to DDU hospital for an autopsy. The girl's parents alleged that their child was severely injured after she was attacked by stray dogs inside the park,'' Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Urjiva Goel said.

The exact cause of death will be ascertained after the autopsy report, she said, adding that the matter is being investigated further.

Source: PTI


3-year-old girl mauled to death by pit bull in South Africa

A three-year-old girl has been mauled to death by a dog in Zwide.

The attack happened on Sunday afternoon and neighbours intervened, but it was too late to save the child.

Police said the pitbull managed to get out of the yard where it was being kept via a broken gate. The dog attacked Simakele Kovu while she was playing in the street with other children.

A resident stabbed the dog multiple times as he tried to save the little girl, but Kovu was bitten several times and died on the scene.

Police said the dog belonged to a teenager who lives in the area. He was apparently not home at the time of the tragedy.


Shallow 6.0 magnitude earthquake off South Sandwich Islands

6.0 magnitude earthquake

UTC time: Monday, December 20, 2021 03:39 AM
Your time: Monday, December 20, 2021, 3:39 AM GMT
Magnitude Type: mww
USGS page: M 6.0 - South Sandwich Islands region
USGS status: Reviewed by a seismologist
Reports from the public: 0 people

10 km depth


Shallow 6.3-magnitude earthquake hits 88 km W of Labasa, Fiji: USGS

A 6.3-magnitude earthquake jolted 88 km W of Labasa, Fiji at 16:28:22 GMT on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 10.0 km, was initially determined to be at 16.2792 degrees south latitude and 178.5516 degrees east longitude.


Indonesia's Semeru Volcano erupts again prompting evacuation

Mount Semeru
Indonesia's Mount Semeru, the highest peak on the island of Java and an active volcano, awoke on 4 December, spewing a plume of smoke high into the air with fast-moving currents of hot gas and ash rolling down the hillside, swallowing nearby villages.

Early Sunday morning, Indonesia's Semeru volcano erupted, spewing a 2 km high column of ash into the sky.

According to Reuters, authorities announced an evacuation of everyone living nearby.


Shallow 6.0-magnitude eathquake hits Prince Edward Islands region: USGS

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 jolted Prince Edward Islands region at 20:05:44 GMT on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 10.0 km, was initially determined to be at 47.1 degrees south latitude and 33.4549 degrees east longitude.

Source: Xinhua

Snowflake Cold

Heavy snow falling along Sea of Japan coast - up to 2 feet recorded

Japanese weather officials are warning of possible traffic disruptions and power outages as heavy snow continues falling mainly along the Sea of Japan coast.

The Meteorological Agency says snowfall is intensifying on Saturday due to a strong winter pressure pattern and the emergence of a cold air mass.

The snow is also accumulating. As of 11 a.m., up to 63 centimeters of snow had piled up in Minakami Town, Gunma Prefecture, 55 centimeters in Shinano Town, Nagano Prefecture, and 52 centimeters in the city of Sapporo, Hokkaido.


Wisconsin woman dies saving son from pit bull attack

The family of a 35-year-old Shawano County woman is calling her a "hero" after she saved her 4-year-old son from an attack by the family's dog last week.

Heather Pingel, a stay-at-home mother of two and a 2005 Wittenberg-Birnamwood graduate, was rushed by paramedics to Aspirus Wausau Hospital following the Dec. 8 incident at the family's home in Bowler, but her injuries were extensive and she died about noon Thursday, according to her sister, Shannon Pingel.

Her son, Damion Bernarde, received roughly 70 stitches to his leg following the incident, but he is back home with family, Shannon said.

"She is the bravest, strongest mother I know to do that for her child; she risked her life to save him," Shannon said. "She is a hero."


Vengeful monkey pack attacks and kills 250 dogs in retaliation for baby monkey's death in Maharashtra, India

Enraged monkeys have killed 250 dogs

Enraged monkeys have killed 250 dogs in an Indian district by dragging them to the top of buildings and trees and dropping them. Pictured: Footage purportedly showing a monkey carrying a puppy on a roof in India, Lavul village
Over the past month, the villages of Majalgaon and Lavool in Maharashtra, India, have witnessed increasing violence from local monkeys towards dogs. According to local reports, as many as 250 dogs have been killed by the primates who would drag them to the top of trees and buildings and then throw them to their deaths.

One shocking picture shows a monkey carrying a puppy to the edge of a building, ready to throw it to the ground.

Video footage shared by thousands online showed chases between dogs and primates in the streets and local people visibly frightened by the fights.

The reason behind so much violence is reportedly revenge.

It was reported a pack of dogs mauled a baby monkey to death which started the war between the two local species.