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Irish politician Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan has taken video conferencing calamities to extraordinary new heights by being caught on camera attending a European Parliament committee in his underpants.
The US oil industry is facing an unprecedented collapse, and as the global economy faces its worst recession since the 1930s, the industry isn’t likely to recover to pre-crash levels ever again.
Adding to humanity’s seemingly ever-growing list of woes in 2020, NASA has given a global ‘heads up’ about not one but two potentially hazardous asteroids due to come our way next month.
Ukrainian firefighters are struggling to contain a blaze raging near Pripyat, in the contaminated area heavily hit by the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, as a wall of fire creeps dangerously close to its abandoned nuclear power plant.
Several people died after powerful tornadoes swept through parts of southern America, damaging homes, knocking down power lines and blocking roads with uprooted trees. Louisiana and Mississippi have been hit the hardest.
In a distant and rugged region where bears, tigers and other wildlife can often be sighted near highways, it takes quite a lot to scare a motorist. But a collapsing bridge is more than capable of doing the trick.
Billionaire Elon Musk’s latest SpaceX test has ended in disaster, with a rocket crumpling on the launch pad. The Starship SN3 prototype was undergoing cryogenic proof testing at the company’s facility in Boca Chica, Texas.
Ukrainian football great Andriy Shevchenko says there are “similarities” between the Covid-19 pandemic ravaging the world and the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in his homeland in 1986.
The US Centers for Disease Control has advised nurses and frontline healthcare workers to use bandanas and scarves as makeshift masks when caring for Covid-19 patients “as a last resort” should hospitals reach “crisis capacity.”