And Jonas began to enter into the city one day's journey: and he cried, and said: Yet forty days, and Ninive shall be destroyed. And the men of Ninive believed in God: and they proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth from the greatest to the least. And the word came to the king of Ninive; and he rose up out of his throne, and cast away his robe from him, and was clothed with sackcloth, and sat in ashes. And he caused it to be proclaimed and published in Ninive from the mouth of the king and of his princes, saying: Let neither men nor beasts, oxen nor sheep, taste any thing: let them not feed, nor drink water. And let men and beasts be covered with sackcloth, and cry to the Lord with all their strength, and let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the iniquity that is in their hands. Who can tell if God will turn, and forgive: and will turn away from his fierce anger, and we shall not perish? And God saw their works, that they were turned from their evil way: and God ha…
These are the first pictures of five people who were electrocuted at a water park - including the hero owner and his son who gave their lives trying to stop the tragedy.
Mehmet Kaya, 58, and Kadir Kaya, 30, jumped into a pool at the attraction in Akyazi, north-west Turkey, to try and save three teenagers.
The three young victims were named as Gokay Yildirim, aged 12, Nurullah Unluturk, 15, and Mert Kalic, 17. All five people were taken to hospital but doctors were unable to save them.
A sixth victim was injured and received treatment. Two other people were hurt after touching metal railings by the pool. Daily Mail>>>>>>
Tornado knocks out half the Pentagon's fleet of nuke-proof 'Doomsday' planes
Two of the Pentagon's four specially reinforced 'Doomsday' planes, designed to withstand the heat from a nuclear blast, have been grounded after being damaged by a tornado.
The Air Force said Friday that two E4-B Boeing 747s were damaged when a tornado whipped through Nebraska's Offutt Air Force Base with little advance warning on June 16.
Built in the 1970s during the Cold War, the planes are essentially flying command centers that can refuel in the sky and are designed to remain airborne for days on end in times of crisis.
The two damaged 'Doomsday' planes were reportedly parked in hangars during the storm, but their tails were exposed to strong winds.Daily Mail>>>>>>
Bomber planning to attack Mecca's Grand Mosque blows himself up: ministry
Saudi security forces on Friday foiled a suicide attack on the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, cornering the would-be attacker in an apartment, where he blew himself up, the Interior Ministry said.
In a statement read on state television, the ministry said that three cells had planned the attack on worshippers and security forces at the mosque as the Muslim holy month of Ramadan nears its climax.The trapped would-be suicide bomber exchanged fire with the security forces, then set off explosives when he was surrounded in a house in the central Mecca neighborhood of Ajyad al-Masafi near the mosque that had been used as the base for the attack, the ministry said.
The building collapsed, injuring six foreigners and five members of the security forces.
Earlier in the day, security forces had shot dead a wanted man at another suspected Islamist militant hideout in Mecca's al-Aseelah neighbor…
Mysterious orange water at Dubai Marina raises concerns
DUBAI // The waters of Dubai Marina mysteriously turned orange on Thursday.
Residents were quick to share their concerns on social media suggesting that an oil spill could be responsible for the change in colour.
A spokesperson from Dubai’s Municipality said they had not yet identified the cause and a team of officials had been sent to inspect the site on Friday morning.
"There are some speculations that the spillage can be from a near by construction or from groundwater", the spokesperson said.
Residents said the water was still strangely coloured on Friday morning.
"I woke up this morning and can still see the discolouration of the water, there was no smell, however, by late afternoon it seems to clear up," Shereen Hafidh said.
Other residents were unable to see the orange water indicating said potential spillage was localised to one area of the marina.
"I went to check Marina Walk, it’s…
Mutton dressed as man: Superstitious villagers living in fear after sheep gives birth to 'half-human half-beast' creature that was 'sent by the devil'
Superstitious villagers have been living in fear since a sheep gave birth to this creature that was said by elders to be half-human half-beast and 'sent by the devil'.
Many of the 4,000 residents and farmers of Lady Frere in Eastern Province, South Africa, were convinced that bestiality and witchcraft had led to the birth of the creature.
The panic got so great that the Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development sent out experts to carry out tests after pictures of it spread like wildfire through the community. Daily Mail >>>>>>>
The Etymologies of Isidore of Seville Book xi The human being and portents
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A herd of more than 400 cows got loose inside a graveyard and trampled across dozens of graves.
Upset visitors claim gravestones were left in disarray following the rampage, after the animals filed in en-masse after smashing down a fence from a neighbouring field.In CCTV footage, the animals can be seen storming into the graveyard, walking around on top of the graves and eating the grass - leaving cowpats and hoof marks behind.
Pete and Sue Turl, who visited family grave plots at the Thornbury Cemetery in South Gloucester the following day, said they were horrified. Mirror Read More>>>>>
A US Navy destroyer and a Philippine-flagged container ship collided off the coast of Japan, causing an undetermined number of injuries, the US Navy reported Friday.
The collision between the guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald and the ACX Crystal took place about 56 nautical miles southwest of Yokosuka, Japan at about 2:30 am Saturday (1730 GMT Friday).
The Japanese Coast Guard was on the scene and the extent of damages and injuries was being determined, the Navy said.
But it also said the Japanese were helping to evacuate one sailor by helicopter, indicating injuries serious enough to rush the person back to shore for treatment.
Video taken by NHK News showed the starboard side of the Fitzgerald just ahead of the control tower heavily damaged, and the ship had taken on water. Daily Mail Read More>>>>>>>
Cops: Dead Body Found Floating In Central Park Conservatory Pond
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A grim discovery was made in a body of water in Central Park Sunday morning.
As WCBS 880’s Myles Miller reported, three passersby were walking their dog around Conservancy Pond near 74th Street and Fifth Avenue just before 8 a.m. when they saw a body in the water and dove in to rescue the person. They saw the body appeared unresponsive and called police. Authorities immediately pronounced the person deceased and roped off a significant portion of the park to determine what happened.Investigators describe the deceased body as that of a black male in his 20s or 30s.
Last month two corpses were found in a two-day period in separate bodies of water in Central Park. In both cases, no criminality was found.
The investigation is ongoing as the medical examiner works to determine the cause of death. Source
Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool to be drained, cleaned after 80 ducks die in water
WASHINGTON (ABC7) —
Eighty ducks have allegedly died in the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool within a matter of two days, the National Park Service reports.
From May 20 to May 21, approximately 80 ducks were found deceased in the Reflecting Pool, a press release reads.NPS says a necropsy performed on the ducks revealed their death was caused by "high levels of parasites that developed and grew in snails that live in the pool."
Chemicals alone are not sufficient enough to fully reduce the parasite and snail population, so the pool must be drained and cleaned, NPS says.
NPS says humans who come into contact with the parasite could develop a "swimmer's itch:" an allergic reaction in the form of a skin rash. They say it is not contagious and rarely requires medical attention.
It will take around two days for the pool to be fully drained, NPS says. Crews are set to clean the pool…
Leo Varadkar is set to become the Republic of Ireland's next taoiseach (prime minister) after winning the leadership of the Fine Gael party.
The 38-year-old will become the first gay taoiseach and will also be the country's youngest ever leader.
Mr Varadkar beat his rival, Housing Minister Simon Coveney, with 60% of the votes to lead Fine Gael - the biggest party in the coalition government.
He will succeed Enda Kenny as leader of the centre-right party within weeks.Mr Varadkar is to contact Mr Coveney to discuss what position he will hold in government and the future of the party.
He is also expected to hold talks with Fine Gael's partners in government and with Fianna Fáil next week. BBC>>>>>>
Power outages wreak havoc on brand-new Second Ave. subway line
Service on the new Second Ave. subway line was knocked out Friday morning.
The third rail at 72nd St. and 86th St. lost power twice — first at 10:30 a.m., then again at 10:50 a.m.
“MTA needs to get their act together & communicate to UES Q train community,” commuter Lauren Smith tweeted from inside a station. “3rd rail power outage w/no MTA reps in sight.” No Q and W trains were running from 57th St.-Seventh Ave. to 96th St. in both directions Source
Giant Swarm of Mysterious Bees Shuts Down Fifth Avenue
Talk about a sting operation! A busy Midtown Manhattan block—47th Street between Madison and Fifth Avenue—was shut down by the NYPD today because of…a gigantic hive of bees breaking loose. All cars were denied access and made to turn north on Madison as some sort of beekeeper, unprotected, tried to wrangle with the pesky pollinators.
At this time, it is unclear where the bees originated and, perhaps most importantly, if they have been contained. While the outbreak may seem unusual, the New York City Beekeepers Association does offer swarm removal—which is to say, such a service could be more common than we’d think. The Association, “an ever-growing group of beekeepers, bee enthusiasts and honey lovers who live, work and pollinate in the greatest city in the world,” also offers a $200 four-session, 12-hour course on Urban Beekeeping 101.Source