by Helen ROXBURGH Agence France Presse As China locks down the city at the epicentre of a new viral outbreak, countries around the world are scrambling to prevent the spread of the deadly disease. Here’s what we know so far about the illness that has killed 17 people and infected at least 570, mostly in Wuhan: – It’s entirely new – The pathogen appears to be a never-before-seen strain of coronavirus — a family […]
Infographics – International
Graphic on crewed missions to the moon, ahead of the 50th anniversary of the first human steps on the moon by Neil Armstrong on July 20, 1969
This infographic from AFP shows the first photograph of a black hole located in the M87 galaxy in the Virgo constellation, 50 billion lights years from Earth. Sophie Ramis, Sabrina Blanchard, Jonathan Walter / AFP
Illustration showing the different parts of a black hole. VALENTINA BRESCHI, ALAIN BOMMENEL / AFP
Health impacts of space flight.
Warming Arctic driving extreme weather Infographics on how global warming in the Arctic is weakening the jet stream and polar vortex, leading to severe winter storms at lower latitudes. Arctic warming at twice global average Variation in temperature, in the Arctic and worldwide, compared to the average temperature for the period 1981-2010
Graphic on coral bleaching.
Illustration of the effects of cold on the human body. (AFP Graphics)
The Philippines is again at the world’s center stage as it hosts the 31st Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits from November 13 to 14, 2017. The ASEAN Member States and Dialogue Partners will come together to discuss regional and global issues. All the leaders of the ASEAN and their dialogue partners are now in the country for the historic summit happening as ASEAN celebrates its 50th year. The list […]
KARANGASEM, India (AFP) — Nearly 50,000 people have evacuated their homes amid fears of an imminent volcanic eruption on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, disaster officials said Monday. Mount Agung, about 75 kilometers (47 miles) from the tourist hub of Kuta, has been rumbling since August, threatening to erupt for the first time in more than 50 years. Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency said Monday 48,540 people had fled, although the number was expected to rise […]
(Eagle News) — Since July 2016, Europe has seen a deadly trend of attacks where “terrorists” used vehicles to kill and harm innocent people – bystanders, tourists, pedestrians, including teenagers and children. The places they targeted were busy and popular streets, tourist spots, markets or just about any place where there were many pedestrians. The deadly vehicle-ramming attacks hit popular and highly developed European cities which people would normally think were safe and well-secured. […]
Washington has already deployed a powerful anti-missile system, THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense), in the Asia-Pacific region, including South Korea, Japan and Guam itself. The system uses “hit-to-kill” technology, and it was successfully tested against an IRBM for the first time last month in Alaska. But it is designed to intercept a missile at the final “terminal” stage of its flight, so the South Korean- and Japanese-based batteries are unlikely to be effective. And […]