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Monkey bites CHUNK out of toddler's head after climbing in through balcony door in Parana, Brazil

Return of the monkey: Video footage shows the same howler monkey returning to the flat a week after it broke in and attacked the toddler

Return of the monkey: Video footage shows the same howler monkey returning to the flat a week after it broke in and attacked the toddler
Julia Balardim's mum Luciana desperately tried to wrench the animal off her 21-month-old daughter after hearing her screams.

She saved her from the wild animal's jaws, but the child has had to undergo emergency plastic surgery to reconstruct part of her forehead after suffering a horrific bite.

The monkey bit down into her skull, exposing the bone underneath, Julia's dad says.

And relatives believe little Julia would have been killed if her mother hadn't reacted so quickly.

Comment: This is the third attack by primates on a human within a week, the other 2 involving fatalities: Woman killed by monkeys in Agra, India just days after baby dies in similar attack

Newborn baby is killed by MONKEY after being snatched from his mother's arms indoors in India


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Mysterious bird deaths, including a bald eagle, under investigation in Hillsboro, Oregon

Mysterious mass bird deaths in Hills

Mysterious mass bird deaths in Hillsboro
Several protected species of birds, including one bald eagle, dropped from the sky in north Hillsboro and their deaths are now a mystery.

Nearly two dozen birds were discovered in a field across from Lipman Lighting on Monday.

One of the men who found them says Oregon State Police picked the animals up earlier this week, but when FOX 12 visited the property Thursday, two additional dead birds were found.

There's no answer yet as to what's killing them.

Comment: Local station KGW8 adds:
Dozens of red-winged blackbirds and European starlings were found dead in a field off West Union Road, along with a bald eagle and a red-tailed hawk. There were no obvious signs of death. The birds are being tested by wildlife officials to figure out how they died.

A man who works nearby first spotted the eagle in the field on Monday and checked it out. Then he found the hawk nearby along with many small birds.

It is unusual and concerning for this many birds to die at once and for there to be several species involved, according to Bob Sallinger, conservation director for the Audubon Society of Portland.

Sallinger is not connected to the case, so can't speak to specifics about it. But he did share a general concern.

"The things we do think about are poisons and toxins. In these kinds of situations it can be an intentional situation, it can be something that they got into that was unintentional," Sallinger said.



Windsock

Seismic records show Newfoundland was literally shaking from vicious windstorm

Giant waves in Canada

Seismometer in St. John's shows how intense Thursday's winds were


The waves crashing into the rugged shoreline of Newfoundland and Labrador this week led to waves of a different kind.

The squiggly black lines produced by a Natural Resources Canada seismometer show the seismic activity of a vicious windstorm that whipped across the province on Wednesday and Thursday.

The wind and waves were so strong, the island was shaking.

"What we saw over the past 48 hours was quite a dramatic change in [activity]," said John Cassidy, an earthquake seismologist with Natural Resources Canada.

"It was very noticeable and in our seismic data, our plots, it just jumped off the page. You could just see that shaking."


Comment: The windstorm that struck Newfoundland and Labrador was the "most intense storm" on the planet, according to a meteorologist in Gander. Wild, whipping winds gusting upwards of 130 km/h caused huge waves, delays, cancellations and closures across the province reports CBC.

According to the Weather Network the effects of the incredibly strong low pressure system that moved through Atlantic Canada would cause more than ripples across the Atlantic Ocean this week, causing giant waves to track towards Europe and Africa. See also: Enormous waves wipe away balconies in Tenerife, Canary Islands




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Woman killed by monkeys in Agra, India just days after baby dies in similar attack

A woman has died after a monkey attack in Agra
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A woman has died after a monkey attack in Agra, India, just days after the death of a baby (file picture)
Bhoomi Devi, 58, bled to death after being attacked outside her home in Agra, India

A woman has been killed by a monkey - just days after a 12-day-old baby died nearby in a similar attack.

Authorities confirmed Bhoomi Devi was fatally injured by primates in the Indian city of Agra.

The 58-year-old suffered severe injuries, and medics were unable to save her.

A relative said that she bled to death as a result of the attack, which happened outside her home.


A family member told NDTV : "She had lost so much blood that doctors could do nothing to save her."

The latest tragedy, which happened on Wednesday, happened just five days after the child, called Arush, was snatched from his mum as she breastfed him.

Comment: See also: Newborn baby is killed by MONKEY after being snatched from his mother's arms indoors in India


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NewsReal: California Wildfires, Climate Change, And The Impossible Brexit

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When Trump weighed in on the record-breaking California wildfire season last week, he was - as usual - roundly condemned in the media for 'insensitivity', 'stupidity' and 'ignorance'. But what if his comments about forest management and climate change were actually well-informed?

This week on NewsReal With Joe & Niall, your hosts discuss the raging California wildfires and the pretentious ideological beliefs that lead federal and state authorities to go way beyond their station by attempting (and repeatedly failing) to tackle local environmental problems via hare-brained measures intended to 'save the planet'.

Also discussed on this episode is the interminable 'Brexit' fiasco. This political wildfire flared again last week when May's govt announced that 'a Brexit deal' had been settled with the EU. 'Brexit' in name only, the deal effectively keeps the UK in the EU, which led to the mass resignation of govt ministers and the threat of an imminent leadership challenge.

Watch to learn why the UK cannot leave the EU...


Running Time: 01:27:46

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Fire truck on the way to an emergency falls into a sinkhole in Kiev, Ukraine

firetruck sinkhole
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Kiev's infrastructure woes were highlighted on Sunday when a fire engine responding to an emergency failed to reach its destination because it fell into a sinkhole on the road.

Kyiv Operative, a news outlet specializing in crime, fires and other emergencies in the Ukrainian capital, published footage showing the aftermath of the incident on its Facebook page.

It was not immediately clear what exactly caused the sinkhole to form. But a similar incident happened in Kiev last Tuesday when a hot-water pipe burst filled streets with streams of steaming water and caused traffic chaos in the city. The road then collapsed right under a car.

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6.7-Magnitude undersea earthquake off Fiji, but no tsunami

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A 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Fiji Monday, the United States Geological Survey said, but it was too deep to cause any damage.

It was centred 534 kilometres (331 miles) deep and 283 kilometres east of the capital Suva where residents said they did not notice any shaking.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no tsunami threat from the tremor which occurred at 9:25 am (2025 GMT Sunday).

The area is prone to deep undersea earthquakes and was hit with a 7.8-magnitude tremor two months ago.

Source: Agence France-Presse

Cloud Precipitation

Death toll from central Vietnam typhoon-triggered flood rises to 14

FLOODS
Floods and landslides caused by Typhoon Toraji over the weekend in Vietnam's central Nha Trang city have killed 14 people and left two others missing, according to local authorities on Monday.

Due to heavy rain and floods, many areas were still inundated including roads to the city's airport, local daily newspaper Sai Gon Giai Phong (Saigon Liberation) quoted the municipal People's Committee as reporting.

Flash floods and landslides also destroyed 12 houses, injured several people and triggered a breach of a reservoir. According to local online newspaper VnExpress, the municipal authorities told some 90,000 students to stay home from school on Monday.


Snowflake

Spring snow blankets lower South Island, New Zealand with more on the way

Snow at Arthurs Point near Queenstown on Monday morning.
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Snow at Arthurs Point near Queenstown on Monday morning.
Snow has fallen to 400 metres in lower parts of the South Island and thunderstorms could be on the cards for the top half.

MetService duty forecaster Bill Singh said an unstable southerly flow is the culprit behind the snow.

"As we move towards the day, the snow level is expected to rise to about 600 metres," he said.

"There has been a warning out for central Otago, inland Clutha and Southland for snow ... to [fall] to 800 metres where between 30 to 40 centimetres of snow is expected to accumulate."


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Thousands are urged to evacuate as erupting 'Volcano of Fire' spews lava in Guatemala

Thousands have been urged to evacuate after an increased eruption of Guatemala's 12,300ft 'Volcano of Fire'. Images captured overnight show huge amounts of lava and ash spewing out

Thousands have been urged to evacuate after an increased eruption of Guatemala's 12,300ft 'Volcano of Fire'. Images captured overnight show huge amounts of lava and ash spewing out
Thousands of people have been urged to evacuate after an increased eruption of Guatemala's 12,300ft 'Volcano of Fire'.

Dramatic pictures show glowing lava spewing from the summit of the volcano, located among the departments of Escuintla, Chimaltenango and Sacatepéquez in the south-central part of the country.

Disaster coordination authorities have asked ten communities to evacuate and go to safe areas.

This morning, David de Leon, spokesman for the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction, said monitoring of the volcano's activity yesterday showed the intensity of the eruption was being maintained.