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More than 260 migrants died trying to cross the US southern border: Report

More than 260 migrants died trying to cross the US southern border: Report

World
The recent death of a 7-year-old girl in U.S. government custody appears to have been one of four people who died this month trying to cross the Mexico border, and one of more than 260 this year, according to an unclassified government report obtained by ABC News. The report, marked “sensitive but unclassified,” had been updated on Friday, suggesting that Jakil Caal Maquin, 7, was counted among those four December deaths counted by border authorities. The figure represents migrant deaths recorded by border officials within their area of responsibility and is not exclusive to people in U.S. custody. For example, 50 deaths in 2018 are marked as “water-related,” presumably people who drowned trying to cross sections of the border marked by rivers. Another 27 dea...
South Asian Monsoon affects more people in Southern Hemisphere than once thought

South Asian Monsoon affects more people in Southern Hemisphere than once thought

Science
Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Warming in the southern hemisphere of Asia has a stronger affect on monsoon strength than scientists previously thought, a discovery that could have a devastating affect billions of people, according to a new study. A team of researchers from Georgia State University, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel in Germany, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Brown University rebuilt the eastern Indian Ocean's precipitation history by examining ancient sediment core from the eastern Indian Ocean. Each year, between June and September, the South Asian Monsoon dumps heavy rainfall on the region. A half year of drought and a negative economic, social and environmental impact for India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Pakistan and Sri Lanka follow the downpour. The monsoon'...
78-foot wave off New Zealand largest ever in Southern Hemisphere

78-foot wave off New Zealand largest ever in Southern Hemisphere

Science
May 11 (UPI) -- Scientists believe a 78-foot wave that formed off the coast of New Zealand this week is the largest wave ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere. A storm close to the Southern Ocean's Campbell Island, a low-pressure system and 65-knot winds helped create prime conditions for the wave to form. "To our knowledge, it is the largest wave ever recorded in the southern hemisphere," said Tom Durrant, senior oceanographer at New Zealand's MetService, adding the Southern Ocean is the "most energetic part" of the world's oceans for producing waves. A buoy recorded the 80-foot wave, but Durrant said the storm likely created bigger waves in other locations. The Southern Ocean comprises the southernmost waters of the world's ocean, the water surrounding Antarctica. Storms generated t...
Old private Southern banks like Federal, Lakshmi Vilas Bank set for better times

Old private Southern banks like Federal, Lakshmi Vilas Bank set for better times

Finance
The South-based mid-sized private sector lenders are poised to see accelerated earnings growth going ahead as their asset quality ratios have peaked out and loan growth is likely to revive after remaining muted over the past couple of years, said a report today.Also, the niche positioning in their respective home markets will help banks like Federal Bank, Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB), South Indian Bank, City Union Bank and Karur Vysya Bank to grow faster, said the report by ICICI Securities."We prefer banks with superior earnings growth, sustainable NIMs, stable asset quality, granular loan mix and adequate capital. We expect these five banks to witness a loan CAGR of 11-22 per cent and earnings CAGR of 12-25 per cent over the next two years," it said.The brokerage says these banks' expertise ...
Hurricane Max hits southern Mexico near Acapulco

Hurricane Max hits southern Mexico near Acapulco

World
Hurricane Max hit Mexico's southern Pacific coast as a Category 1 storm Thursday and was expected to move inland into Guerrero state, a region that includes the resort city of Acapulco. The U.S. National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane warning for Max for the coastline between Zihuatanejo and Punta Maldonado. The center said Max should weaken as it moves over land but could bring "life-threatening flash floods and rainfall" to Guerrero and Oaxaca states. Max had maximum sustained winds of 80 mph (130 kph), was located about 55 miles (90 kilometers) east-southeast of Acapulco and was heading toward the east at 8 mph (13 kph), the hurricane center reported. The area where Max is making landfall is a sparsely populated area dotted with fishing villages. Acapulco, about 30 miles (60 kilom...