Tsunami Alert – Breaking News

September 13, 2007

Two hours after the issue of the tsunami alert, only a small tsunami has been reported to hit the city of Padang (West Sumatra). Normally, 2 hours after a quake, the probability of a tsunami to hit the coast is nearly null, being safe to say that the danger of a tsunami has now passed undone.

The quake was felt as far as Western Thailand and Singapore.

The worst has now passed, but the 2004 tsunami which hit South-East Asia in 2004 killing around 140,000 people came once again to the memory of the world.

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Tsunami Alert

September 13, 2007

Earlier this morning, a massive earthquake stroke in the Sumatra island (Indonesia), collapsing several buildings and killing an unconfirmed number of 10 people.

This quake, which measured 8.0 in the Richter Scale, lead authorities to issue a tsunami alert, extensive to the areas of Sri Lanka, Malaysia, The Maldives, India and Indonesia.

The epicentre of the quake was located 117 miles from Bengkulu, having a depth of around 20 miles ( a forestall area).

More detailed reports as soon as possible.

Russia Reveals New Bomb

September 12, 2007

In this evenings broadcast in Russia, the “father of all bombs” was unveilled with russian army generals claiming Russia had developed the most powerful bomb in the world. This new bomb was described as an explosive device capable of emitting shockwaves similar to a nuclear weapon, and has having “no match in the world”.

In QRT channel, it was visible a Tupolev bomber dropping one of these devices over a testing area, followed by an overwhelming explosion.

According to Russian generals, this new bomb is four times more destructive than the american MOAB (Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb), aka the Mother of All Bombs. The MOAB has never been used, but according to the US Military, it is capable of destroying nine city blocks in a single artillery strike.

In national television, Russian general Rushkin explained that the new bomb is smaller than the MOAB and much more effective, because of the use of nanotechnology, which enabled the temperature at the epicentre of the explosion to be twice as high.

Stating the QRT channel, “test results of the new airborne weapon have shown that its efficiency and power is commensurate with a nuclear weapon“, and “the main destruction is inflicted by an ultrasonic shockwave and an incredibly high temperature.”

This new bomb is revealed after weeks of strange Russian military movements. President Putin has ordered long-range nuclear bombers to be positioned in international space, what had never happened since Cold War. Last week, Russian Tupolev’s have flown near British airspace and US Military installations.

President Putin just announced the funding of £100 billion to the Russian military, in order to develop new ground and see nuclear missiles.

Harry Potter – Most successful box office

September 11, 2007

The Harry Potter saga has become the most successful in box office history, beating the mighty James Bond and Star Wars series.

The Harry Potter films earned around £2.2 billion around the globe, beating James Bond, which had made around £2.18 billion, and Star Wars with £2.08 billion. This result is released as the latest film, HP and The Order of the Phoenix has made an estimated £454 million so far.

Two more films are still to come, respectively, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (scheduled for 2008) and the final film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (expected in 2010).

“With two movies yet to come, it is amazing to think what heights the franchise could reach by the end of the decade”, remarked Dan Fellman, the US Warner Bros. distribution president.

The most astonishing feature about this rank for the Harry Potter series is that it has beaten the James Bond series (22 films over 45 years) with just 5 films over 6 years.

Earlier this year, the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows book was the fastest selling book in UK’s and USA’s history. The author, JK Rowling, is now the richest woman in Britain, with a fortune evaluated in £545 million.

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Maddie – Her body was in the car

September 11, 2007

The portuguese police believes that Madeleine’s body was transported in a rented Renaul Scénic, a month after the little girl’s dissapearance.

Madeleine McCann

The blood analysis indicate that Maddie’s body was placed under the spare tyre, in the trunk of the car. Meanwhile, the Polícia Judiciária has delivered the case files to the DA’s office, José de Magalhaes e Menezes.

Also in an exclusive interview to the portuguese television RTP in the show “Prós & Contras”, the national director of the Polícia Judiciária has admitted that new search warrants will be obtained, and more people may be interrogated during this week.

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