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Kayaker fights off aggressive hammerhead shark near Santa Barbara, California

A California man fought off a hammerhead shark while kayaking in Santa Barbara.

The man says he was out fishing when he felt a bump on the back of his kayak.

That's when he realized it was a hammerhead shark trying to attack him.

In the video, you can see he used his paddle to make sure the hammerhead stayed away but the shark just kept on trying to attack..


Stunning fire rainbow illuminates the sky in a multi-colored display of light in northern Thailand

This was the stunning moment a large fire rainbow appeared through the clouds.

Onlookers captured the beautiful sight in Chiang Mai province, northern Thailand, last Friday at 4pm local time.

The phenomenon - known as a circumhorizontal arc - is caused by sunlight shining through tiny ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere.

It causes a stunning rainbow-like effect that appears like a glowing ball of multi-coloured bright light in the sky.


Three rottweilers kill security guard in South Africa

© Angela Antunes / CC by 2.0
The family of a security guard killed by three Rottweilers at a Shakaskraal stable yard recently was given R5 000 by the owners "to say sorry".

Khulekani Mthembu worked at La Maine stable yard, a few kilometres inland of Shakaskraal village, as a security guard along with his brother, Collin.

Two weeks ago, the dogs attacked and killed Khulekani - in spite of the fact that he had been feeding them for the past three months.

The yard is popular with local horse owners, stabling about 24 horses. One horse owner, who told the Courier of the attack, said he was angry that this terrible tragedy had been deliberately kept "under the radar". Speaking from their family home near Gingindhlovu, Collin Mthembu described his brother as a very friendly, helpful person.

"We were working together, saving money to build a nice house for our family at Wumbana area, between Eshowe and Gingindlovu. Now that he is dead, I have lost hope that I will achieve our dream," he said. He said his brother, who was 33 years old, has been working there for the past three months and part of his job was to feed the dogs.


Dead humpback whale found off Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland

© Fred Cox
DFO says it does not know how the whale died.
A dead whale floating in the waters off the Burin Peninsula is a humpback, scientists at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans confirmed Wednesday.

Pictures of the carcass were posted to social media Tuesday and it's believed the creature is near the community of Lamaline, which had another bloated whale carcass wash ashore in 2014.

DFO said it does not know the cause of death.

Don't touch

"Situations like these are unfortunate ... we remind the public that physical contact with whale carcasses is discouraged due to the possibility of disease transmission or injury," DFO said in a statement.

The department added that Fisheries and Oceans Canada "does not have a role in the disposal of this whale."

Cloud Lightning

Huge damage after deadly supercell thunderstorm hits three South African provinces

© Thoko Mubere/Storm Report SA.
Flooding on the South of Durban on 10 October 2017.
South Africa is recovering from the deadly storm that hit parts of Gauteng and spread to KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape killing at least nine people.

The "supercell thunderstorm" started on Monday in Gauteng and wreaked more havoc in KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday where two patients of a hospital died after a wall collapsed on them. Others including a baby and a schoolgirl were found dead in the waters.

The storm was characterized by a rotating updraft amid strong winds and flash flooding like a tornado, the South African Weather Service explained.

Thousands of homes were flooded, trees fell and the ships were grounded at the Durban port which was closed on Tuesday after ships were drifting away, local media report.

Cloud Precipitation

Floods and landslides in Vietnam kill 37 people, thousands evacuated

This picture from the Vietnam News Agency taken on October 11, 2017 shows a man (R) walking with his motorcycle through a flooded area in the central province of Nghe An.

A tropical depression hit central Vietnam on Tuesday

Floods and landslides after a tropical depression have killed at least 37 people, left another 40 missing and damaged homes and crops in northern and central Vietnam, officials said.

The disasters injured 21 people and destroyed or damaged more than 1,000 houses, submerged another 16,740 homes and damaged infrastructure and crops in six central and northern provinces, the Vietnam Disaster Management Authority said in a statement on Thursday.

In the hardest-hit northern province of Hoa Binh, 11 people died and 21 others were missing.

The casualties include four families whose houses were buried in a landslide early on Thursday while they were sleeping, killing six and leaving another 12 missing, disaster official Quach Viet Hoang said.

Rescuers were trying to search for the missing, Mr Hoang added.

Evacuations were ordered for 200,000 people in Ninh Binh province in the north.


50-foot long sinkhole damages homes in New York mobile home park

A large sinkhole opened up in a Watertown mobile home community Monday afternoon during the heavy rain.

Around a half-dozen homes were damaged at Evergreen Park off LeRay Street.

Nearby Kelsey Creek overflowed, pushing water into the park, resulting in a sinkhole.

"This is the third time that this sink hole, the ground went in and this is the third time that this lady, she's had to go through this," said Beverly Dalton, who lives in the park.

It's estimated the hole is at least 50 feet long and has caused some of the homes to tilt and sink.

Comment: See also: Sinkholes: The groundbreaking truth


Dead rays found on beach in Auckland, New Zealand

Dozens of dead Stingrays have washed up on St Heliers beach today in a mysterious turn of events that has puzzled locals
More than a dozen dead eagle rays have mysteriously been found washed up on an Auckland beach.

Beachgoers were shocked to find more than 15 large eagle rays scattered along St Heliers Beach on Saturday afternoon.

The eagle rays appeared uninjured apart from a few lesions caused by seagulls pecking on their flesh.

St Heliers resident Holger Boehm went down to the beach with his son on Saturday after hearing about the dead rays. He said the wingspan of the eagle rays was about 90cm.

Comment: A further 8 rays have subsequently washed at the same locality since this report, see also: Eight dead stingrays wash up on St Heliers beach


SOTT Earth Changes Summary - September 2017: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs

September was yet another extremely violent month from an 'earth changes' point of view.

A series of class X solar flares seem to have been the harbingers of unprecedented natural phenomena, in both quantity and intensity.

Two historic earthquakes hit Mexico causing more than 300 deaths, destroying hundreds of buildings and damaging thousands more.

The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season is among the top 10 most active in history, and it's not over yet. So far, the real shocker was three hurricanes at the same time, two of which, Irma & Maria, tore a swath of destruction through the Caribbean and into central Florida.

Unseasonable snow and cold temperatures also hit Northern Europe and the US northern States this September, while oversized hail, heavy rains and flooding also pounded Europe, South Asia and Africa.

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Shinmoedake volcano in Japan erupts for first time in six years

Aerial footage shows the increasingly active volcano Mount Shinmoe smoking on Wednesday afternoon.
Mount Shinmoe in the Kirishima mountain range bordering Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures erupted early Wednesday, marking its first such activity in about six years.

The Meteorological Agency raised the warning level for a volcanic eruption to Level 3, restricting entry to the mountain. It warned the volcano might grow more active, as swelling of the mountain was observed.

Volcanic tremors had been intensifying in the area since late September, prompting the agency to raise the warning level to Level 2 on Oct. 5 to restrict entry to areas near the mouth of the volcano. Level 5, the highest alert, urges people to evacuate.

The agency said Wednesday's eruption occurred at around 5:34 a.m., with the plume rising about 300 meters above the crater.

The government set up a liaison unit at the prime minister's office to gather information.