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Indonesia Drops Concrete Balls Into Mud Volcano

SURABAYA, Indonesia - Indonesian engineers temporarily halted an attempt to plug a fissure that has been gushing mud for nine months, after a steel cable hoisting cement balls into the crater broke Saturday, officials said.

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Mozambique Resorts Devastated by Cyclone

VILANCULOS, Mozambique -- A huge clean-up operation was under way Saturday in some of Mozambique's most popular resorts as the southern African nation's fledgling tourist industry struggled to recover from a devastating cyclone that left tens of thousands homeless.

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Severe storms injure 27 in Arkansas

DUMAS, Ark. - Severe storms swept cars off roads, crumpled businesses and sent mobile homes airborne Saturday as they moved through southern Arkansas. At least 27 people were injured.

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Snow blamed for 7 deaths in Wisconsin

A large, fast-moving snowstorm that closed sections of major highways on the Plains on Saturday was blamed for seven traffic deaths, while strong winds in Arkansas cut a 5-mile-long swath of damage, destroying buildings and leaving several people injured.

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Mystery Bee Disappearances Sweeping U.S.

Without a trace, something is causing bees to vanish by the thousands. But a new task force hopes to finger the culprit and save the valuable crops that rely on the insects.

Pennsylvania beekeeper Dave Hackenberg was the first beekeeper to report to bee researchers what's become known as colony collapse disorder (CCD).

In October Hackenberg had delivered honeybees to a Florida farm to pollinate crops. The bees typically return to their boxed hives when their work is done. But this time was different.

"I came to pick up 400 bee colonies and the bees had just flat-out disappeared," Hackenberg said. "There were no dead bees, no bees on the ground, just empty boxes."

"In almost 50 years as a beekeeper, I've never seen anything like it."

CCD has spread throughout 24 states and ruined hundreds of thousands of bee colonies.

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Guatemala homes swallowed by hole

Several houses and at least one lorry have been swallowed by a giant sinkhole in a poor district of Guatemala City.

The hole is said to be more than 100m (330ft) deep. Residents said they had felt the earth shaking and heard loud noises before the houses collapsed.

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Something Fishy On 90 Mile Beach



©The Northland Age
There has been no clear explanation as to what caused hundreds of fish to wash up on 90 Mile Beach at Hukatere a day after nearly one thousand fishing enthusiasts brought a close to the biggest competition in New Zealand.

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Cyclone Favio slams Mozambique

MAPUTO, Mozambique - Cyclone Favio swept ashore Thursday in central Mozambique with sustained winds of 125 mph, bringing heavy rain and new misery to tens of thousands of people already forced from their homes by flooding. A second storm, Cyclone Gamede, churned in the Indian Ocean northeast of Madagascar and threatened to make landfall in the same area before dawn Friday, officials said.

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New Zealand fishermen catch rare colossal squid



©AP
Notice that the body of the squid is flattened out and extends way to the back in this photo.

Comment: Interesting that, just recently, a Giant Squid was caught by Japanese researchers and now a Colossal Squid has been caught. Is something driving these squid up from their deep water ranges?


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Fear as cyclone nears Mozambique - 175kmph Winds

Mozambican army officer looks through a helicopter window as it flies above the flooded area near Caia, northern Mozambique
Floods have already forced tens of thousands from their homes
Mozambican authorities have put the country on the highest level of alert, as it waits for an approaching cyclone.

The cyclone, named Favio, is predicted to arrive on Wednesday with winds of up to 175km/h (109m/h).