Sat, 18 Mar 2017 20:36 UTC
The agency said the whale was already in an advanced stage of decomposition, but said no evidence was found that its death was caused by fishing equipment.
The Indian Express
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 20:27 UTC
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 14:42 UTC
"Torrential rains and strong winds struck several provinces last night," the country's vice president, Gaston Sindimwo, said Friday. "In the northwestern town of Mabayi, a landslide smothered several houses, and rescuers found five victims."
In the capital Bujumbura, rains quickly flooded roads killing a soldier. Sindimwo described the event as a real disaster and added that several other people were injured. "We have so far counted 162 destroyed homes," he said.
Dozens of people died across Burundi since September, Sindimwo concluded.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:30 UTC
"People told me they would never go after something big like that and he's 92-pounds, so people were wrong," says Debbie Rucker, who says Gabriel, her 92 pound German Shepherd was attacked by a pack coyotes last month.
Rucker says it was around 7:30 in the evening when she let Gabriel out for a bathroom break and then heard an eerie crackling noise and her dog begin to yelp.
"I heard it and started running because I saw that he wasn't right by me. They had ripped open both sides of his back and they had chewed up one of his legs," says Rucker.
Rucker says she and her husband rushed Gabriel to the animal hospital where at first, the veterinarian said there is no way coyotes would attack a dog so large, "But within 30 seconds of looking at his wounds, he looked up and said there must have been a bunch of them," said Rucker.
Comment: See also these similar reports in recent years: Coyote attacks kill 2 dogs, neighbors 'panicking' in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Coyote carries off dog in Randolph, New Jersey
Coyote fights 2 large dogs in back yard in Pinellas, Florida
Coyote attacks dog in Ansonia, Connecticut
Coyote conflicts with pets, police and people increase in Westchester, NY
More 'rare' urban coyote attacks on Indiana dogs
"Rampratap Gurjar was killed in the panther attack in Madhavgarh near Sariska. After attacking the man, the panther hid in a cave-like place. The villagers set that place afire, leaving the panther charred," R S Shekhawat, Sariska field director, told PTI.
He said the body of the man has been handed over to family members, adding that a compensation was also provided to the aggrieved kin.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:45 UTC
This heaviest snowfall in thirty years has caused difficulties with feeding the sheep herds apart from affecting local traffic.
In all, over 60,000 heads of sheep and horses are threatened by acute fodder shortage, while 425 heads of animals were already dead due to various reasons including snow collapsed sheep pens.
In response to this rare climatic abnormaity, local authorities have mobilized heavy-duty machineries to clear the snow to reconnect traffic. The first shipment of 775 tons of fodder has already reached snow-affected pastures.
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:32 UTC
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:02 UTC
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:56 UTC
"We are confronting a serious climatic problem," President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said in a statement broadcast live Friday afternoon. "There hasn't been an incident of this strength along the coast of Peru since 1998."
The highly unusual rains follow a series of storms that have struck especially hard along Peru's northern coast, with voracious waters inundating hospitals and cemeteries, and leaving some small villages entirely isolated. On Thursday, the National Police rescued eight people who had been trapped for three days in Cachipampa and removed the body of an 88-year-old man killed in the floods. In the highlands along the department of La Libertad, dramatic video showed crashing water inundating several buses and trucks, killing at least five people. Rescuers were searching Friday for survivors.
South Coast Herald
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:17 UTC
Police spokesman, Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid, said Mr Cele was bitten all over his body and later died in hospital.
An inquest docket was opened and the Lower South Coast SPCA was called by the police to collect four of the dogs for euthanisation.
However, Lt-Col Wiid said one dog was very aggressive and officials could not approach and catch it. "The assistance of the police was called and the dog was euthanised after consultion with the owner."