In the News 4/15-4/20

I’ve been kind of distracted this week with housekeeping duties, so I haven’t taken the time to post the interesting news blips. Here is a short recap. *I have not included reports on the Marathon bombing or plant explosion in TX, not out of disrespect, but because that news is everywhere. I want to share news that may have been overlooked, but is still pertinent.

Natural Disasters

Strong quake hits southwestern China, killing 100

Geyser erupts in Russia

Powerful earthquake hits off Japan

Floodwaters rising after storm deluge heartland

OK earthquake reveals unknown fault line

Japan Island rocked by over a dozen quakes

33 earthquakes reported for April 11-17

5.0 quake strikes China

Strong 8 mag. quake hits Iran

Middle East

Iran warns of WWIII

Israel ready to act on Syria weapons

Israel, UAE and Saudis in huge US arms deal

Iran seeks to export oil to N Korea



No Poultry Contact in some China bird flu cases

Experts gathering to focus on H7N9 bird flu mystery

Drugs to fight deadly super bugs in short supply

Food Poisoning on the Rise

Antibiotics:Can’t get enough of them


On the Home Front

Teacher Assign Nazi Propaganda Essay

Infant’s body found in hospital linens

USPS losing $25 million daily


Around the world

Maduro wins Venezuelan election

North Korea demands end of sanctions

China pulls back curtain on its expanding military; 1.4 million members

UN says N.Korea, Iran serious nuke threats

Chile rushes to Antarctica to aid boat fire

Child soldiers in C.Africa