Thursday, February 02, 2012

Teen kills mom, sister to save planet - World News | IOL News |

Kan Ka-leung used a cleaver to hack to death his mother and younger sister, later telling an ambulance officer that fewer people in the world would be more environmentally-friendly, the South China Morning Post reported.

Serbia: 11,000 trapped in remote villages by snow |

— At least 11,000 villagers have been trapped by heavy snow and blizzards in Serbia's mountains, authorities announced Thursday, as the death toll from Eastern Europe's weeklong deep freeze rose to 114.

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Peeing boy suffers from frost — RT

“Manneken Pis”, a bronze sculpture of a little boy peeing into a fountain, has stopped his daily routine due to Siberian frosts that have reached the Belgian capital.

­City authorities fear that freezing water could damage the ‘inner mechanisms’ of one of the best-loved symbols of Brussels.

New February 2 cold record registered in Latvian Zoseni – minus 30.7 degrees Celsius :: The Baltic Course | Baltic States news & analytics

Last night was the coldest February 2 night in Latvia's history: temperature in Zoseni (northeastern Latvia)
reduced to minus 30.7 degrees Celsius, Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Center informed LETA.

The previous February 2 record was registered in 1976, when the reading was at minus 26 degrees in Northern Vidzeme.

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