The World Health Organization has declared more than 18 thousand new cases of cholera in Haiti

25.06.2011, 9:21:39 Geneva World Health Organization (WHO) said on more than 18 thousand new cases of cholera in Haiti. These cases are identified in the state capital — the city of Port-au-Prince, TV channel France24. Victims of the disease, the epidemic which broke out after the devastating earthquake in January 2010., Were already 5 thousand 397 people. The total number of cases is more than 344 thousand people.

WHO believes that the new outbreak was the result of heavy rains that led to flooding in some areas of Port-au-Prince and worsened an already difficult situation with the

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Showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday once again return to the center of Russia

Short period of sunny weather in the central regions of European Russia on Tuesday over — come back to the region showers and thunderstorms soobschaetGidromettsentr Russia.

"During the early weeks of the weather in the center of European Russia (CFD) is unstable — the periods of sunny weather will give way to thunderstorms. Besides, the temperature will fluctuate within a small range close to normal," — said in a statement.

On Monday, the CFA is a sunny and warm weather with maximum temperatures of 20-25 degrees to the north-west to 24-29 degrees in the south-east. But on Tuesday the weather

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Tver Governor recommends cancel school due to snow

Tver Region Governor Andrei Shevelev recommended cancel Saturday classes in schools in the region due to heavy snowfall, regional government said on Friday.

"This will reduce the traffic flow on the roads and give the maximum opportunity for harvesting equipment," — said in a statement.

In addition, the head of the region assigned deputy chairman of the regional government Svetlana Verzhbitskaya mobilize leaders of educational institutions and health organization for clearing areas and entrances to social facilities.

Managers of public utilities is recommended to focus on cleaning the snow from the surrounding areas and interyard.

Earlier it was reported that

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Seismologists have raised the estimate of the magnitude of the earthquake in Japan to 8.9

Seismologists have once again raised the estimate of the magnitude of the earthquake on Friday in Japan, which now is 8.9, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. When the first report of its magnitude earthquake was estimated at 7.9, then seismologists upgraded to 8.8. According to some data, the epicenter of the earthquake was located 373 kilometers northeast of Tokyo, his focus lies at a depth of 24 kilometers. Japanese authorities reported injured in the quake, but the exact number is unknown. In Miyagi prefecture came tsunami ten meters to the north of Hokkaido — six meters, a tsunami threat

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Downpours, hail and wind storms are expected in the Kursk region — MOE

Kursk regional emergencies department of Russia announced on Monday warning of worsening weather conditions: the expected storm, hail and strong winds up to 23 meters per second.

As said the agency, the bad weather is expected with MSK 16.00-20.00 Monday to the first half Tuesday night.

"It is expected the complex adverse weather phenomena sometimes heavy rain, rain, hail and squally winds increased to 15-20 meters per second, and in some areas — up to 23 meters per second," — said the MOE.

Frog, which makes for itself the water

Korallovopalaya litoriya living in Australian savannas in the dry season drinking dew own making. Creeping out into the cold night air, and returning to a warm shelter, amphibian condenses the moisture on the skin surface, which absorbs and.

Frog korallovopalaya litoriya (Litoria caerulea) is living in a relatively arid Australian savannas, where, apparently, amphibians is not the place. The rainy season in these parts are replaced drought and frogs before there is a problem, as it did not really dry. Researchers from the University of Melbourne report that korallovopalaya litoriya found quite ingenious way out: she makes the water using

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The court ordered the government to eliminate 350 tons of mercury waste near Tula

The court ordered the government district of Tula region Kireyevski recycle 330 tons of mercury-containing waste, which is stored for 17 years in the bankrupt company, told RIA Novosti on Monday, senior assistant prosecutor of Lyubov Kuznetsova.

According to her, during the prosecutor's investigation found that in the "AK Sintvita" in the village Schwartz Kireyevski area hosts more than 330 tons of mercury waste belonging to the first class of danger, which is stored in metal containers, collections, settling tanks and other containers.

"The waste at this site are the result of activity of JSC" Sintvita "in the production of

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Dead fish on the banks of the Mississippi. Video

Beach on the banks of the Mississippi covered dead fish. We found a lot of sea turtles, dolphins, crabs, rays and fish, the water became very dangerous

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In Lithuania was large hail

Friday night Lazdijai hydrometeorological station recorded large hail. He started at 18.17 h and lasted for about 7 minutes. The largest hailstone reached 5 cm Fire Rescue, according DELFI, no requests for assistance had been received. According to the Lithuanian Hydrometeorological Service, at the same time in Lazdijai district experienced heavy wind, heavy rain, lost electricity. Forecasters warned that Friday in Lithuania can storm, strong wind and storm. About 18.30 h Pakruojis hail fell in the area in the town Zheymyalis.

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Coon left thousands of people without electricity Canadian city

Thousands of residents of Winnipeg Canada on Tuesday for a few hours without electricity after a raccoon climbed into the transformer vault, provoked in the wire, according to Canadian broadcaster CBC.

According to a power company Manitoba Hydro Glenn Schneider (Glenn Schneider), because of this incident left without electricity the St. Vital, Fort Garry and Charlsvud, home to several thousand people.

"We are more anxious to keep away the hardware people, we have a fence and barbed wire. But raccoons — very curious creatures, they can get anywhere," — commented on the incident Schneider.

As noted in the channel itself

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