INTERNATIONAL Climate change is widespread, rapid, and intensifying, and some trends are now irreversible, at least during the present time frame, according to the latest much-anticipated Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, released on Monday. Human-induced climate change is already affecting many weather and climate extremes in every region[…]
China has fired two missiles, including one dubbed an “aircraft-carrier killer”, into the South China Sea, according to a news report, in a pointed warning to the United States as tensions in the disputed sea lane rise to new levels. The South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported on Thursday that[…]
It’s time to crank up the heater and lay out some extra blankets as a massive cold front is approaching South Africa’s shores, bringing with it heavy rain and snow in some parts. SAWX has reported that a cold front was developing in the South Atlantic and will be arriving on[…]
The Turkish army has released what it said was audio recordings of warnings to a Russian warplane before it was shot down along the Syrian border. A voice in one of the recordings can be heard saying in English: “You are approaching Turkish airspace, change your heading.” According to the[…]
Beach and ocean users should expect an increase in in-shore shark activity over the spring and summer months, the City of Cape Town has warned. “Typically, shark sightings start in late August, and continue through to April, with most sightings being reported in mid-summer,” mayoral committee member for energy, environmental[…]
US President Barack Obama has warned that Africa will not advance if its leaders refuse to step down when their terms end. He also called for an end to the “cancer of corruption”, saying it took money away from development . Mr Obama made the comments in the first ever[…]
The Ministry of Haj has warned pilgrims against the dangers of being exposed to sun especially during midday and in a crowd, saying that it could lead to heatstroke. It also urged pilgrims to use umbrellas and masks as part of precautionary measures, the Saudi Press Agency reported. According to the[…]
Hamas has dismissed as a sign of weakness warnings from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for Gaza residents to leave any site where Palestinian fighters are operating, saying the locations could be attacked. In a statement on Sunday, Sami Abu Zuhri, a Hamas spokesman, said: “The [Israeli] occupation has failed[…]
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