Volcanic ash envelops Kagoshima city. Kagoshima city has received a heavy dusting of ash since yesterday due to eruption of Sakurajima Volcano--
here. Or you can read about dry fog from a real science guy, here.
The BBC reported on the rare annular eclipse, here, and published this photo of the eclipse over Tokyo.
Below, PM Netanyahu meets with Winston Churchill's granddaughter Edwina Sandys. Prior to WWII, Winston Churchill spoke against appeasing Hitler and foresaw the dreadful effects of failing to stop Hitler's ambitions in time. He was laughed out of the room, only to unfortunately be shown later how right he had been. The situation brings to mind Netanyahu's current sole position in his speaking of how dangerous it is to appease Ahmadinejad, and how precarious it would be for the world to fail to stop Iran's convulsive power, cult of death and ideological zeal as that was demonstrated in the Third Reich.
Thousands homeless in deadly quake in Italy: 3000 homeless, 50 injured, 7 dead. Historic buildings destroyed.
Food shortages in North Korea's rice belt have become so bad that farmers there have starved to death. As the caption to this photo states, "Famine amid food: North Korean rice farmers are starving to death on meagre government-mandated rations. Picture: AFP Source: AFP"
When he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, "Come!" And I looked, and behold, a black horse! And its rider had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard what seemed to be a voice in the midst of the four living creatures, saying, "A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius, and do not harm the oil and wine!" (Revelation 6:5-6). [A denarius was a day's wages].
Mexico's Popocatepetl Volcano erupts dramatically at night