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Pit bulls released from cages kill owner's father in Thailand

A man died after being attacked by one of the seven pit bulls that were kept in the family home. The incident took place over the weekend in the northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima. Rescue units raced to his house after receiving a call, but it was too late to save him.

The 67 year old man was found laying unconscious with severe bleeding. He was covered with dog bites all over his body. One of his sons has been raising pit bulls and keeps them caged in the house most of the time. He kept three females and one male dog. Then three more puppies were born just three months ago from one of the female pit bulls.

The man's younger son said that the dogs remain in their cages almost all of the time. He added they are occasionally let out but had never attacked anyone in the past. When workers from the Hook 31 Rescue Unit arrived, the pit bulls had already been put back in their cages.

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Death toll from floods in Pakistan rises to 1,731

Survivors in flood-hit Peshawar in Pakistan.
© AP
Survivors in flood-hit Peshawar in Pakistan.
The death toll from this season's monsoon rain and floods since mid-June has risen to 1,731 along with 12,867 injuries in Pakistan, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said.

According to a report released by the NDMA on Saturday night, 645 children and 350 women were among those who lost their lives in separate rain or flood-related incidents in the South Asian country so far.

The southern Sindh province was the worst-hit region, where 792 people were killed, followed by the southwestern Balochistan province with 336 deaths, while the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the eastern Punjab provinces reported 308 and 223 deaths, respectively.

Over 33 million people and 85 districts across Pakistan have been affected by the floods, it added.

Rescue and relief operations by the NDMA and other government organizations were underway in the flood-hit areas.


Hurricane Roslyn brings brutal winds, flooding to Mexico's Pacific coast

Roslyn, a powerful Category 3 hurricane, was moving across west-central Mexico on Sunday, dumping a life-threatening storm surge with damaging winds in its path, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

Rosyln, which was downgraded from Category 4 since Saturday, hit land at 5:20 a.m. local time (1120 GMT) near Santa Cruz in northern Nayarit, the NHC said, a Pacific coastal state home to popular tourist beaches like Sayulita and Punta Mita.

By late morning, maximum sustained winds decreased to near 90 mph (150 km) with stronger gusts. Rapid weakening was expected as the hurricane moved farther inland, the NHC said.

Video footage showed flooded streets and palm trees swaying in strong winds as Roslyn touched down in Nayarit.

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Man killed by lightning and roads flooded as storms sweep across South Australia

Several highways are closed because of flooding and a man has died after being hit by lightning after storms hit South Australia's Mid North and Riverland last night and this morning.

Emergency services were called to a rural property at Eba, west of Morgan, about 5pm yesterday after a 29-year-old man was hit by a bolt of lightning.

Police say he died at the scene.

They will prepare a report for the coroner.

Storms passed through the area on Saturday and Sunday.


Magma rapidly rising beneath 'dormant' volcano Mount Edgecumbe in Alaska, 'rare reactivation' revealed in new study

Edgecumbe mount
© Max Kaufman /Alaska Volcano Observatory
Mt. Edgecumbe rises in the foreground with Crater Ridge behind and to the north on May 19, 2022.
Magma beneath long-dormant Mount Edgecumbe volcano in Southeast Alaska has been moving upward through Earth's crust, according to research the Alaska Volcano Observatory rapidly produced using a new method.

The new approach at the observatory could lead to earlier detection of volcanic unrest in Alaska.

At Mount Edgecumbe, computer modeling based on satellite imagery shows magma is rising to about 6 miles from a depth of about 12 miles and has caused earthquakes and significant surface deformation.


Second child death within week due to dog attack in Madhya Pradesh, India

dog attack
A five-year-old girl in Madhya Pradesh's Bakawa village, identified as Sonia in news reports, lost her life Friday after being attacked by half-a-dozen stray dogs while on her way to pick up groceries from a neighbourhood store.

The girl's father, a labourer, was at work at the time, but her mother was home. She was first rushed to the hospital by passersby, and eventually shifted to the district hospital, but eventually succumbed to her injuries. Six severe bite marks were reported on her neck.

The incident comes close on the heels of a baby boy, being mauled to death by some street dogs in Noida's posh Lotus Boulevard society earlier this week


Waterspout spirals off coast of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

A waterspout swirled off the coast of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Friday, October 21, social media posts show.

The National Weather Service said that isolated waterspouts over the Atlantic were possible amid "hazardous marine conditions."

Video posted by Twitter user @sea_air_uh_mist on Friday shows a waterspout churning in Fort Lauderdale. The uploader said, "What is this in the sky, downtown Fort Lauderdale?"

The waterspout was the second in the area, according to a local meteorologist. Credit: @sea_air_uh_mist via Storyful

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Indonesia - 4 dead, 30,000 affected after floods and landslides hit Java and Sulawesi Islands

Flooding and landslides struck in Trenggalek
© BPBD Trenggalek
Flooding and landslides struck in Trenggalek Regency, East Java, October 2022
Heavy rain has triggered floods and landslides in areas of Java and Sulawesi Islands in Indonesia over the last few days. Disaster authorities report at least 4 people have lost their lives, over 30,000 people have been impacted and around 5,000 homes damaged.

Recently heavy rain, flooding and landslides caused fatalities in Bali, Indonesia.

Java Island

Flooding occurred in Malang Regency of East Java Province after heavy rainfall on 17 October 2022. Over 1,000 homes were reported damaged in some away, affecting over 5,000 people.


Over 900,000 people hit by floods in South Sudan: OCHA

A family moves through floodwaters
© Sebastian Rich/UNICEF
A family moves through floodwaters to buy goods in a part of Bentiu that is on higher ground. Their return journey is some 24 kilometers (about 14.9 miles).
At least 909,000 people have been affected by persistent floods in various parts of South Sudan, recent estimates from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) shows.

"These floods have killed livestock and destroyed crops, washed away roads and bridges, destroyed homes, schools and health facilities, and submerged boreholes and latrines, contaminating springs and posing risks of waterborne diseases," OCHA noted last week.

In Unity State, for instance, rising water levels has reportedly threatened two camps for the displaced people and a UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) base with flooding.

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Hundreds of homes damaged by floods in Tolima, Colombia - 2 meter deep floodwater

Storms caused damage and floods in the city of Ibagué in Department of Tolima, western Colombia overnight 19 to 20 October 2022.

Colombia's Civil Defence reported 1,300 homes were damaged by floods or landslides. Many residents have lost material possessions and the departmental government have distributed relief supplies including mattresses, blankets and food. Several roads outside the city were washed out.

Secretary of the Environment and Risk Management of Ibagué, Carmen Sofía Bonilla, said flood levels exceeded two metres in some areas, with flood water reaching the first floor of buildings. Some families have lost everything, she added.