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Volcanic eruption disrupts Iceland air traffic

Volcanic eruption disrupts Iceland air traffic

World
March 19 (UPI) -- A volcanic eruption near Reykjavik on Friday paused inbound and outbound air traffic at Iceland's largest airport, local officials said. The volcano -- Fagradalsfjall -- is located about 20 miles southwest of the capital and about 12 miles southeast of Keflavik International Airport. It erupted Friday evening. Advertisement The Icelandic Meteorological Office warned residents of the possibility of falling rocks and boulders, and landslides. Officials urged people to avoid the eruption site. "We ask people to stay calm and not under any circumstances go close to the eruption site or on Reykjanesbraut," police said. "First responders need to be able to drive freely to assess the situation. Scientists are working on assessing the eruption." Thousands of minor earthquakes ha...
Storm ‘Filomena’ blankets Spain with snow, disrupts traffic

Storm ‘Filomena’ blankets Spain with snow, disrupts traffic

World
Spain is on high alert as a cold snap is covering much of the country with snow that is disrupting road, sea, rail and air traffic, and authorities warn that worse might be in store over the weekendBy ARITZ PARRA Associated PressJanuary 8, 2021, 10:01 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleMADRID -- Spain was on high alert Friday as a cold snap covered much of the country with record levels of snow that is disrupting road, rail, sea and air traffic, while authorities warned that worse might be in store over the weekend.The national AEMET weather agency had forecasted that the Spanish capital and other parts of the country's central regions would receive more than 24 hours of continuous snowfall as Storm Filomena moved north from the Straits of Gibraltar.The light ...
Signal failure at London train station disrupts thousands

Signal failure at London train station disrupts thousands

World
Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Thousands of customers were stranded or delayed Thursday after a signal failure at a London train station. An hour after tweeting about the signal failure at the Euston railway station Thursday, London Euston tweeted that power was restored. "Signals are now working again," the tweet said. "We're sorry to passengers as significant disruption is expected while trains get back to normal." The signal failure left thousands of commuters stranded or delayed up to an hour. The train operating company, Virgin Trains, announced earlier in a tweet that delays and cancellations were due to "fault with the signaling system," at Euston, which caused "all lines to be blocked." National Rail said on its website that "all lines have now reopened," but "major disruption" is still expecte...
Cyber-attack disrupts distribution of multiple US newspapers

Cyber-attack disrupts distribution of multiple US newspapers

Technology
Several US newspapers suffered major printing and delivery disruptions on Saturday following a cyber-attack.The attack led to delayed distribution of The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and other titles belonging to Tribune Publishing.The company said it first detected the malware on Friday, which hit papers sharing the same printing plant.The attack is believed to have come from outside the US, the LA Times said.West Coast editions of the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, which share the same production platform in Los Angeles, were also affected."We believe the intention of the attack was to disable infrastructure, more specifically servers, as opposed to looking to steal information," an anonymous s...