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WhatsApp now marks forwarded messages to curb the spread of deadly misinformation

WhatsApp just introduced a new feature designed to help its users identify the origin of information that they receive in the messaging app. For the first time, a forwarded WhatsApp message will include an indicator that marks it as forwarded. It’s a small shift for the messaging platform, but potentially one that could make a big difference in the way ...

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Deadly quake interrupts traffic, wrecks houses & causes blackout in Japan’s Osaka area (VIDEOS)

As well as killing at least three people and injuring hundreds, a powerful earthquake in the Osaka region has briefly brought chaos to local transportation systems and caused substantial damage to housing and infrastructure. The earthquake, measuring a magnitude 6.1, left a trail of destruction in its wake after striking the northern part of Osaka Prefecture during a Monday morning ...

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Deadly brain-eating parasite strikes Louisiana water supply

A brain-eating amoeba has been detected in the Louisiana water system – the third time the potentially deadly organism has been found in the same district since 2015. Naegleria fowleri, a parasite which causes fatal brain swelling and tissue destruction, was identified in Terrebonne water. All freshwater sources in the parish have been affected, including drinking water, water in the ...

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Thousands flee lava & ash fallout after deadly Guatemala volcano eruption (VIDEOS)

The deadly eruption of Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire has affected more than 1.7 million people and created havoc in surrounding municipalities, sending thousands of people fleeing for their lives through streets buried in ash. As least seven people have been confirmed as killed so far – including two children who were burned to death while standing on a bridge watching ...

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Race to stifle deadly Nipah virus after 13 killed in outbreak

Some 13 people have died following an outbreak of a rare and deadly disease in southern India. Scientists are now racing to find the source of the virus in case the spate of deaths heralds the beginning of a pandemic. READ MORE: Indian biotech firm says it has developed 2 vaccines for Zika virus Health officials in the state of ...

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Fears of deadly gas explosion as lava inches toward Hawaii geothermal plant (VIDEOS)

Lava from Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano is edging closer to a geothermal plant, escalating fears of a potentially lethal and toxic hydrogen sulfide explosion. Molten lava crossed into the property of Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) Saturday, according to the US Geological Survey, heightening concerns that the lava flow could make contact with the power station’s 11 wells. The potential impact ...

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Deadly protests in India spark suspension of copper smelting plant’s expansion

An Indian court has halted the expansion of a Sterlite Copper smelter after 11 protesters were killed during rallies demanding the closure of the existing plant due to pollution. The Madras High Court in India’s southern Tamil Nadu state ordered to “cease construction and all other activities” related to the expansion of the facility in Tuticorin, a city with more ...

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‘Whole world turned red’: Groom recalls deadly Saudi airstrike on Yemeni wedding

People were torn apart and the world turned red when a Saudi-led airstrike hit a wedding in Yemen’s Hajjah province, the event’s groom told RT’s Ruptly, calling the indiscriminate attack “an act of barbaric aggression.” Yahya Jaafar said that he was with young guests at his wedding when “the missile came and targeted the room and the rest of the ...

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Deadly trap: Austria probes whether its UN peacekeepers let Syrian police drive into ambush

Austria has launched a probe into whether its UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights allowed Syrian police to drive into a deadly ambush launched by smugglers in 2012. Local media was told their behavior was “100% correct.” The probe was opened after a video of the incident was published by the Austrian weekly Der Falter. The outlet says it received ...

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Global disasters ‘not so deadly’ but second most costly last year

A new report by the Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) showed that 318 natural disasters which occurred last year and affected 122 countries have resulted in lower mortality than in previous years. Floods and hurricanes, as well as landslides and a number of other natural disasters, claimed 9,503 lives compared to the average annual figure of ...

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