A magnitude-6.3 earthquake struck southern Mexico today in an area hard hit by a quake two weeks ago.
The jolt was felt in Mexico City, but there were no reports of injuries or major damage.
This summer’s Olympics will increase the already 'extreme risk' of a flu pandemic spreading in the UK, according to a new report.
Britain was ranked second only to Singapore for its vulnerability to the rapid spread of an influenza outbreak.
The UK is at such high risk because of its densely-packed cities, highly-mobile population and popularity as a global travel hub, analysts Maplecroft found.The study said the London Olympics in July and August will increase the danger of flu spreading because an extra 5.3 million foreign tourists - many from countries where any pandemic is likely to emerge - are expected to visit Britain for the Games.
The capital is expected to see almost 800,000 additional people use public transport each day, which is an ideal breeding ground for viruses.
Maplecroft’s influenza pandemic risk index rates five countries at 'extreme' risk for the spread of the disease, with Singapore top, followed by the UK, South Korea, the Netherlands and Germany.
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov issued a strong warning against a military attack on Iran Monday, April 2,, saying that a pre-emptive strike would violate international law. His comments, made during a visit to Armenia, stopped short of threatening (the US and/or Israel) of consequences. But they backed up and were in tune with the explicit threat from Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei last Thursday of strong Iranian resistance to foreign intervention in Syria and vow to defend Damascus as the “center of resistance against Israel.”Western military observers link the two statements as representing an evolving Russian-Iranian front.After their shared success in delivering Bashar Assad from the revolt against his regime, the two partners are preparing to fend off a potential strike against Tehran’s nuclear program as well as shore up Iran’s regional interests from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean.