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Ship split in two as heavy storms hit Turkey - 9 killed across the country (UPDATE)

Watch the moment a Panama-flagged vessel was split into two off the coast of Eregli, Zonguldak, as strong winds hit northwestern Turkey on Sunday, 19 November.

The ship's entire crew have been evacuated and no injuries have been reported.

Emergency services including the coastguard and a fire crew were dispatched to the scene to rescue all 13 foreign nationals onboard the vessel.

The dry cargo ship drifted ashore and crashed into the port's concrete walls and damaged the coastal amphitheatre.

Comment: Update November 21

Rudaw reports:
Heavy rainstorms and floods killed nine people across Turkey, the country's interior minister announced on Monday.

Several areas across Turkey were struck by heavy rainstorms and flooding on Sunday, the severity of the weather conditions causing a Turkish cargo ship to sink off the Black Sea coast in the country's northern province of Zonguldak. Of the 12 crew members on board, only one body was retrieved, with the rest remaining missing.

"I would like to express with regret that one of our crew members [on the cargo ship] and 9 of our citizens have died due to storms, floods, and heavy rains," Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya told journalists in Zonguldak on Monday.

Yerlikaya said four people died in Batman, one in Diyarbakir and three in Zonguldak, in addition to the cargo ship crew member.

Turkey's Disaster Management Authority (AFAD) announced on X on Sunday night that three ships were "affected by the storm" and a total of 25 people were rescued from two of them, while efforts to rescue the missing crew members of the third ship, which sunk in Zonguldak, continue.

Turkey is no stranger to flooding. In September two people were killed in floods that hit the streets of Istanbul following several hours of heavy rainfall.

In March, a series of devastating floods hit Sanliurfa and Adiyaman provinces killing 21 people.
Related: Extreme weather claims 2 lives in Bulgaria and leaves many in the dark


Shallow magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits Vanuatu

A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck northern Vanuatu on Wednesday, the United States Geological Survey said, but authorities said it was not expected to trigger a tsunami.

The quake had a depth of 22 kilometers (14 miles), hitting about 300 km north of the capital Port Vila at around 3:37 pm (0447 GMT).

Centered near a sparsely populated cluster of islands, the USGS said there was a "low likelihood of casualties and damage" from the tremor.

A hotel receptionist in Port Olry, some 98 kilometers (60 miles) from the epicenter, told AFP she felt a "little earthquake" and "saw the ground shaking" but was not aware of any damage.


Powerful 6.0 earthquake struck eastern side of Indonesia

A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 struck the eastern side of Indonesia on Wednesday, leaving authorities on alert but with no immediate reports of casualties or damages in the affected area.

The earthquake's epicenter was located 94 kilometers (58 miles) west of Tobelo in Indonesia's North Maluku province, and it occurred at a significant depth of 116 kilometers (72 miles).

Despite the strength of the quake, Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysical Agency reassured the public that there was no potential danger of a tsunami. However, they cautioned about the possibility of aftershocks, urging residents to remain vigilant in the aftermath of the seismic event.


Watch: EF-1 tornado touches down in Arizona mountains in November

Terrifying moments caught on video Sunday as a tornado touched down in the mountain communities of Star Valley, Arizona. This is the area's strongest November tornado since 1996.

Residents were shocked to see the twisting funnel at 5,150-feet elevation.

"I've never seen a tornado in the mountains before," said a dad who caught the scene on his phone.

Strong winds flatten the family's inflatable Christmas decorations in the front yard.


Teen dies from injuries following dog attack in Raytown, Missouri

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The Raytown Police Department is investigating after a teen was killed following an apparent dog attack.

Raytown police responded to a house in the area of E. 77th Street and Elm Avenue just before 3:40 p.m. on Nov. 14 regarding an unresponsive person.

When officers arrived on scene they located the 15-year-old boy suffering from several severe injuries. The victim was taken to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on Nov. 17.


Papua New Guinea volcano erupts sending smoke 50,000 feet into the air

Ash column rises from Mount Ulawun, as seen from an aeroplane window, Papua New Guinea November 21, 2023, in this picture obtained from social media.

Ash column rises from Mount Ulawun, as seen from an aeroplane window, Papua New Guinea November 21, 2023, in this picture obtained from social media.
A volcano in Papua New Guinea erupted on Monday, and the Japan Meteorological Agency said it was assessing a possible risk of a tsunami for Japanese coasts.

Mount Ulawun on the island of New Britain in Papua New Guinea erupted at around 3:30 p.m. (0630 GMT) Monday, spewing volcanic smoke as high as 15,000 meters (50,000 feet), the agency said, quoting the Volcanic Ash Advisory Center in Darwin, Australia.

The agency said it was assessing a possible impact, including the risk of a tsunami approaching Japan later Monday. First tsunami waves could reach Izu and Ogasawara islands about three hours after the shaking caused by the eruption, JMA said.


Mount Dukono in Indonesia erupted and sprayed ash 2 kilometers high

The eruption of new material as high as approximately 1,000 meters came out of the crater of Mount Dukono on Halmahera Island, North Maluku, Sunday (19/11/2023).
The eruption of new material as high as approximately 1,000 meters came out of the crater of Mount Dukono on Halmahera Island, North Maluku, Sunday (19/11/2023).
The Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG) recorded an eruption in the form of volcanic ash bursts as high as 2 Kilometers out of the crater of Mount Dukono in North Maluku. Mount Dukono Observation Post officer Bambang Sugiono in a report quoted by ANTARA, Sunday 19 November, said the eruption occurred at 07.24 WIT.

"The ash column was observed to be white, gray to black with thick intensity to northeast and east. When this report was made, the eruption was still ongoing," he said. Bambang appealed to tourists not to be active, climbing, and to approach the Malumpang Warirang Crater within a two-kilometer radius.

He also appealed to the community around Mount Dubono to always provide a mask or covering of the nose and mouth to avoid the threat of volcanic ash on the respiratory system. The Dukono Mountain which has a height of 1,335 meters is currently at Level II or Alert status. The closest settlement is at a distance of 11 kilometers from the peak of the volcano.


Three killed as hurricanes rage in Russia's Siberia

Three people were killed as hurricanes with winds reaching 38 metres per second hit several regions in Russia's Siberia on Sunday.

A fallen tree crushed two people to death in their car, in the Russian city of Novokuznetsk, TASS news agency quoted a regional official. The third victim was killed in Altai Krai, the regional emergencies ministry said in a statement, adding three people were hurt.

Sergei Kuznetsov, the head of Novokuznetsk, said an emergency had been declared in the city after strong winds damaged electricity lines and buildings, adding that local schools and kindergartens would not open on Monday. The neighbouring city of Prokopievsk also entered a state of emergency, its head said.

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Horrifying moment Brazilian tour guide is killed by freak lightning strike on clifftop

Leilson de Souza was standing over a rock when he was struck by lightning at Tijuca National Park in Rio de Janeiro. He was declared dead on the scene

Leilson de Souza was standing over a rock when he was struck by lightning at Tijuca National Park in Rio de Janeiro. He was declared dead on the scene.
An experienced tour guide has been killed by a freak lightning strike in Brazil after he warned his group it would rain.

Leilson de Souza, 36, was leading hikers through a trail at Tijuca National Park in Rio de Janeiro when he was he was jolted Sunday morning.

Karlla Araújo, 26, was recording a selfie video and showed the group standing on top of a large rock and de Souza pacing over another moments before he was struck.

A loud sound could be heard in the background as the woman screamed instantaneously before the video came to an end.


Are you prepared for the cataclysmic earth changes that are on the way?

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An absolutely massive volcanic eruption in Russia has created a cloud of dust and ash that is a thousand miles long. Yeah, that is "normal". In recent days we have also seen a spectacular eruption of lava at Mt. Etna in Italy, volcanic activity has caused a brand new island to emerge off the coast of Japan, and thousands of people have been forced to evacuate in Iceland as volcanic magma races to the surface near the town of Grindavik. If you understand the period of world history that we are living in, then you already know that what we are experiencing now is just the tip of the iceberg. Unfortunately, the vast majority of the population is completely and utterly unprepared for the apocalyptic "Earth changes" that are rapidly approaching.

Personally, I was stunned when I heard about what was taking place in Russia.

I knew that there had been an eruption, but I didn't know that it had actually created a cloud of dust and ash that is 1,000 miles long...
Eurasia's tallest volcano has violently erupted, throwing a 1,000-mile-long (1,600 kilometers) cloud of dust and ash into the air, new NASA satellite images show.

Klyuchevskoy, sometimes referred to as Klyuchevskaya Sopka, is an active stratovolcano in Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula, which is home to more than 300 other volcanos. Klyuchevskoy's peak stands at 15,584 feet (4,750 meters) above sea level, making it taller than any other volcano in Asia or Europe, according to the Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT).