The tragic death of young Trayvon Martin is back in the news daily as the trial of George Zimmerman, the man who shot Martin, wraps up. The prosecution and defense will begin closing arguments Thursday.
The tiny Pacific island nation of Samoa will skip an entire day on Friday as the international dateline is adjusted. The adjustment is being made so that the nation will be up to date with other international economic powers.
Two Polynesian islands in the South Pacific are running so low on water its residents expect to run out of drinking water within one to two weeks. Tokelau and Tuvalu are typical tropical islands of paradise but now they face an environmental crisis.
The top ten fattest nations in the world for the year 2010 have been released. Think the United States or Canada, known for their numerous fast food restaurants, are number one? Nauru, a tiny South Pacific island, topped the list.
Another strong earthquake has been reported. A 6.0-magnitude earthquake has rocked the Samoa-Tonga region. No aftershocks have yet been reported and the proper authorities have not issued a tsunami alert.
New guidelines released by the U.S. CPSC recommend gutting thousands of home tainted by corrosive, potentially unhealthy Chinese drywall. Some samples of the drywall emit 100 times as much hydrogen sulfide as drywall made elsewhere
Almost simultaneously, disasters and calamities occurred in South Asia, including Samoa, during the last two weeks. The typhoons have killed more than 3,000 people and injured thousands in calamity affected areas.
An 8.0-magnitude earthquake off Samoa resulted in a tsunami hitting the islands five minutes later. Locals did get warning, but that time span wasn’t enough. The capital of American Samoa, Pago Pago, looks like a bomb site.
Today, citizens of the Independent State of Samoa has marked the island nation's switch from right to left-side-driving on the road, with the blaring of car horns and the ringing of church bells, while onlookers clapped and cheered by the roadside.
In a recent swine flu-related study. Researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have concluded that pregnant women who get the dreaded virus are four times more likely to be hospitalized as compared to other swine flu patients.