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Flooding, landslides kill at least 17, displace 12,000 on Indonesian island

Flooding, landslides kill at least 17, displace 12,000 on Indonesian island

World
April 29 (UPI) -- At least 17 people were dead, nine were missing and thousands were displaced due to floods and landslides on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, officials said. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for the Indonesian National Disaster Mitigation Board, said severe weather over the weekend caused flooding and landslides throughout the island, displacing some 12,000 people while impacting a total 13,000 of the island's residents. Two people were also seriously injured, Antara News reported. In response, the National Disaster Mitigation Board offered Monday $ 158,306 to Bengkulu province to help the worst affected. "The ready-to-use aid will be handed out to district and city disaster mitigation agencies in line with the extent of damage arising from the disaster," Sutopo said in...
At least 28 killed in Madeira bus crash

At least 28 killed in Madeira bus crash

World
April 17 (UPI) -- More than two dozen people in a tour bus crash Wednesday on the Portuguese island of Madeira. The bus crashed in the city of Santa Cruz while carrying a group of tourists, killing at least 28 people and injuring as many as 22, Portuguese news agency Lusa reported. The area was cordoned off and Portugal's National Institute of Forensic Medicine and Forensic sciences was sending a team from the mainland to assist a large ambulance response to treat the victims. "I have no words to describe what happened. I cannot face the suffering of these people," Santa Cruz Mayor Filipe Sousa said. German media reported that the majority of the victims on the bus were believed to be German, although no nationalities were immediately confirmed, according to The Telegraph. The bus was tr...
Tornadoes kill at least 23 in Lee County, Alabama

Tornadoes kill at least 23 in Lee County, Alabama

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Media playback is unsupported on your device At least 23 people have been killed as tornadoes struck Lee County in eastern Alabama, authorities say.County Sheriff Jay Jones said there had been "catastrophic" damage and there were fears more bodies would be found. The number of injured is not yet known.Rescue efforts have been halted until dawn due to the danger of searching in the dark. The most devastating tornado struck the area around Beauregard, carving a path at least half a mile (0.8km) wide. The National Weather Service (NWS) classified it as at least an EF-3 - meaning winds of up to 165mph (266km/h).How a tornado is formedIt warned people to "stay out of damaged areas so first responders could do their job".Where have the tornadoes str...
The Ancestral Puebloans were getting tattoos at least 2,000 years ago

The Ancestral Puebloans were getting tattoos at least 2,000 years ago

Science
Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Archaeologists have identified the oldest tattoo tool in western North America. The ancient artifact, which had been sitting in storage for 40 years, was found by Andrew Gillreath-Brown, a doctoral candidate in anthropology at Washington State University. "When I first pulled it out of the museum box and realized what it might have been, I got really excited," Gillreath-Brown said in a news release. Archaeologists determined the inking tool is at least 2,000 years old and was built and used by the Ancestral Pueblo people who made their home in southeastern Utah. Researchers described the discovery in a new paper published this week in the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. "Tattooing by prehistoric people in the Southwest is not talked about much because there h...
Winnipeg Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey out until at least April

Winnipeg Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey out until at least April

Sports
Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Winnipeg defenseman Josh Morrissey will be out until at least April after sustaining an upper-body injury, Jets head coach Paul Maurice said. Morrissey suffered the injury on a hit from Arizona Coyotes forward Vinnie Hinostroza during the third period of the Jets' 4-1 loss on Sunday. "Josh will be out through the month of March and his window will open sometime in early April," Maurice told reporters Tuesday. Morrissey, who missed three games because of different lower-body injuries this season, has 31 points (six goals, 25 assists) in 59 games this year. The Jets acquired defenseman Nathan Beaulieu from the Buffalo Sabres on Monday in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft. Beaulieu is expected to replace Morrissey on the top defensive pair with Jacob Trou...