A grandmother, two dogs, a four-month-old baby – every day, there are survivors surfacing in Japan as the country continues to assess the damage of a massive earthquake and tsunami. Names are put to the faces of the missing as people come forward in the media with amazing tales of rescue and endurance. Some stories … More Incredible survival stories from Japan
We are all naturally exposed to background radiation from radon, a colourless, odourless gas found in soil, water and air. Unnatural sources of exposure such as medical X-rays deliver about 10 days’ worth of naturally occurring radiation. Symptoms of radiation sickness occur when the body is damaged by a very large dose of radiation over a … More Japan – Radiation’s health effects
TWO little Afghan girls horrifically injured by a Taliban bomb have been saved by the determination and skill of a group of caring British soldiers and medics. Three-year-old Kamila and pal Wasila, six, nearly died after accidentally triggering an improvised explosive device (IED) as they played outside their home in Musa Qala, Helmand Province.Kamila took … More Two girls blown up by callous Taliban saved by hero !
A golden retriever fended off a potentially deadly cougar attack when the animal began approaching a boy in a small town in British Columbia.On Sunday, as the dog recovered from a vicious fight with the cougar, Austin Forman, 11, recounted his dog’s bravery.Forman said that he was collecting firewood in his family’s backyard in the … More Dog saves 11-year-old B.C. boy from cougar attack!
He was an impassioned and articulate man, a respected teacher, beloved father and grandfather — but none of these explain the unique distinction of Tsutomu Yamaguchi (left), who has died in Nagasaki aged 93.He was the victim of a fate so callous that it almost raises a smile: he was one of a small number … More Man who survived two atomic bombs dies aged 93!