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Indonesia tsunami: Walking through the remains of a village

Indonesia tsunami: Walking through the remains of a village

World
The number of people who have died in Indonesia has risen to 429 and more than 1,400 others are injured. At least 128 are still missing and thousands are homeless.I am in the coastal village of Teluk. Or to be more accurate I am walking through what remains of the village.It lies on Java's western coast, the same Indonesian shoreline that was battered by a volcano-triggered tsunami on Saturday night. Image: The village of Teluk lies on the coast of Anyer beach The broken toys in the rubble hint at the life that existed here just few days ago.The narrow alleyways might have echoed with the laughter of children. Now there is a deathly silence.Some eighteen thousand people called Teluk their home. But it has been wrecked. ...
Teen vaping on the rise as use of other substances remains steady or declines: Survey

Teen vaping on the rise as use of other substances remains steady or declines: Survey

Health
Cigarettes and other drugs have taken a backseat to vaping as more teens partake in the activity, making it second only to alcohol in substances used, according to a survey. The National Institute of Drug Abuse-funded Monitoring the Future survey looked at vaping rates in teens for the second year in 2018, and found a dramatic increase in the number of teens who used the devices — from 27.8 percent of 12th-graders to 37.3 percent who reported “any vaping” in the past 12 months. That includes students who vaped nicotine, marijuana or hash oil or just flavoring. The survey has assessed drug, alcohol and nicotine and tobacco use — as well as attitudes toward them — in students in the eighth, 10th and 12th grades in hopes of identifying and responding to unhe...
Cut off from the world, an Indian island remains a mystery

Cut off from the world, an Indian island remains a mystery

Technology
For thousands of years, the people of North Sentinel Island have been isolated from the rest of the world. They use spears and bows and arrows to hunt the animals that roam the small, heavily forested island, and gather plants to eat and to fashion into homes. Their closest neighbors live more than 50 kilometers (30 miles) away. Deeply suspicious of outsiders, they attack anyone who comes through the surf and onto their beaches. Police say that is what happened last week when a young American, John Allen Chau, was killed by islanders after paying fishermen to take him to the island. "The Sentinelese want to be left alone," said the anthropologist Anup Kapur. Scholars believe the Sentinelese migrated from Africa roughly 50,000 years ago, but most details of their lives remain completely u...
Remains of sailor killed at Pearl Harbor attack buried in Guam

Remains of sailor killed at Pearl Harbor attack buried in Guam

Business
Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The remains of a U.S. Navy sailor killed in action during Japan's surprise attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor was laid to rest in Guam on Thursday. Steward Mate 1st Class Ignacio Camacho Farfan's recently identified remains were returned to the island of Guam where he was born and raised before he joined the Navy at age 19 in 1939. He was interred at the Guam Veterans Cemetery at Piti. "Petty Officer Farfan, this veteran's cemetery will welcome you home today to your final resting place, carried on the arms of your Navy brothers and sisters, your coffin swathed in an American flag, escorted by the descendents of your family's bloodline, surrounded today by an entire community," Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield, commander of Joint Region Marianas, said in an address ...
BSEE: One-third of Gulf oil output remains 'shut-in' two days after Michael

BSEE: One-third of Gulf oil output remains 'shut-in' two days after Michael

Business
Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Some hydrocarbon producers that evacuated facilities and suspended extraction in the Gulf of Mexico ahead of Hurricane Michael had not yet fully restarted operations as of noon on Friday. As much as 32 percent of the area's crude oil production and 13 percent of the natural gas production still "shut-in," a U.S. agency said Friday. The volumes indicated in the Friday report by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement corresponding to the 'shut-in' production were 550,313 barrels per day of crude oil and 334 million cubic feet per day of natural gas. As of 11:30 a.m. EST on Friday, personnel from only nine production platforms, or just over one percent of the total 687 manned platforms, remained evacuated. "The production percentages are calculated using informa...