December 7th, 1941, a Day to Remember!

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U.S. Navy sailors in a motor launch rescue a survivor from the water alongside the sunken battleship USS West Virginia (BB-48) during or shortly after the Japanese air raid on Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941. USS Tennessee (BB-43) visible behind West Virginia. Note extensive distortion of West Virginia´s lower midships superstructure, caused by torpedo hits below. Also note 5″/25 gun, still partially covered with canvas, boat crane swung outboard and empty boat cradles near the smokestacks, and base of radar antenna atop West Virginia´s (BB-48) foremast.

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Swine fever adds to China’s economic headaches

In this photo taken Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, pigs are seen in a hog pen in a village in Linquan county in central China’s Anhui province. Reeling from rising feed costs in Beijing’s tariff fight with U.S. President Donald Trump, Chinese pig farmers face a new blow from an outbreak of African swine fever that has sent an economic shockwave through the countryside. (Chinatopix Via AP) Continue reading

Helping Those in Need! The Victims of Hurricane Florence and the Indonesian Earthquake/Tsunami

Sept. 30: People search through debris in a residential area following an earthquake and tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Sept. 30: People search through debris in a residential area following an earthquake and tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia.

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Volcano erupts on same Indonesian island as earlier quake

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A giant plume of volcanic ash rises from Mount Soputan, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in the town of Tomohon, Northern Sulawesi, Indonesia. The volcano erupted Wednesday morning on the same central Indonesian island as an earlier earthquake and authorities warned planes about volcanic ash in the air. (AP Photo/Hetty Andih)

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Hundreds killed in Indonesia tsunami, with death toll likely to rise

Residents make their way along a street full of debris after an earthquake and tsunami hit Palu, on Sulawesi island on September 29, 2018. Rescuers scrambled to reach tsunami-hit central Indonesia and assess the damage after a strong quake brought down several buildings and sent locals fleeing their homes for higher ground. / AFP PHOTO / MUHAMMAD RIFKI

Residents make their way along a street full of debris after an earthquake and tsunami hit Palu, on Sulawesi island on September 29, 2018.Rescuers scrambled to reach tsunami-hit central Indonesia and assess the damage after a strong quake brought down several buildings and sent locals fleeing their homes for higher ground. / AFP PHOTO / MUHAMMAD RIFKI

Officials report at least 384 dead after powerful quake near island of Sulawesi causes waves to sweep away houses

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