16.03.18 France Judge Issues Arrest Warrant For Princess Hasa bint Salman
A French judge has issued an arrest warrant for Princess Hassa bint Salman, the daughter of the Saudi king.
Princess Hassa is accused of ordering her bodyguard to beat up a worker at her apartment on Avenue Foch in Paris.
The victim of the alleged assault says he took a photo of the room he was due to work on and was suspected of wanting to sell the images, French media say.
The bodyguard has already been charged in relation to the incident, which took place in 2016.
The alleged victim claims he was punched, tied up and forced to kiss the princess's feet, and was only able to leave the apartment several hours later, according to AFP.
Princess Hassa, whose brother is Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was reported at the time to have fled France shortly after the incident.
Thailand is rushing to contain the spread of rabies after a spike in cases across the country.
The virus has been detected in 40 provinces including popular tourist areas Bangkok and Chiang Rai. Three infected people have died this year.
Rabies is passed on to humans from infected animals and is almost always fatal.
Authorities say the outbreak is "under control" and aim to vaccinate 10 million dogs and cats by September.
The World Health Organisation say vaccinating dogs is the most effective means of preventing rabies in humans.
16.03.18 / Extreme / – Ships Sailing In Caribbean Told To Steer Clear Of Underwater Volcano
16.03.18 Ships Sailing In Caribbean Told To Steer Clear Of Underwater Volcano
Ships sailing in the Caribbean have been told to steer clear of an underwater volcano after it started showing increased seismic activity.
The volcano, called Kick 'em Jenny, is located 8km (5 miles) off Grenada.
The government of Grenada has imposed a 5km exclusion zone around Kick 'em Jenny after the alert was raised to orange, which means an eruption could take place within 24 hours.
Seismologists said there was no imminent danger to the region.
Prof Richard Robertson, of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre (SRC) in Trinidad, said there was no indication that the increased seismic activity would generate a tsunami.
He explained that while an eruption was likely, it would probably not produce enough material to dislodge large amounts of water.
But he warned marine operators to stay outside the exclusion zone, as an increase in gases could reduce the buoyancy of ships.
The volcano is on the shipping route from St Vincent to Grenada.
Kick 'em Jenny, which rises 1.3km above the seafloor on a steep slope of the Lesser Antilles ridge, is one of the most active volcanoes in the eastern Caribbean.
It has erupted at least a dozen times since its first recorded eruption in 1939 but has not caused any reported deaths.
In 1939, a 270m-high ash cloud shot up from the sea's surface when Kick 'em Jenny erupted.
16.03.18 United States Thousands Exposed To Measles At Detroit, New Jersey And Memphis Airports
Thousands of people have been exposed to measles at airports in Detroit, New Jersey and Memphis.
Officials confirmed this week that two international travelers with the viral infection passed through the Detroit Metropolitan airport, Memphis International Airport and the Newark Liberty International airport.
Measles is so contagious that if one person has it, there's a 90 percent chance that someone close to that person who has not been vaccinated against the illness will catch it too.
Symptoms usually take seven to 14 days to develop, and officials are urging passengers to be vigilant over a possible measles outbreak.
Travelers who visited airports in Detroit, Memphis and Newark (pictured) may have been exposed to the measles
The respiratory illness can be spread through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes or by touching a contaminated object.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) released a statement yesterday saying that a person with the infection traveled from India and landed in Detroit Metropolitan Airport on March 6.
They are asking people who were in the airport's north terminal between 2pm and 5pm that day to seek medical attention if they develop any symptoms of the disease.
People exposed to the measles at the Detroit airport may develop symptoms by next week.
Passengers at the Newark airport in New Jersey between 12.45pm and 9pm on Monday were also exposed to the respiratory infection.
Officials said a young child diagnosed with measles arrived to Newark airport from Brussels then flew to Memphis that evening.
Those who were exposed to the measles at Newark or Memphis airports may develop symptoms as late as April 2.
'This case underscores the importance of following vaccine recommendations and being up-to-date on vaccines,' said Dr. Eden Wells, MDHHS Chief Medical Executive. 'Immunizations are the best way to protect our families and communities from the harmful, sometimes deadly consequences of vaccine-preventable diseases like measles.'