China’s biggest steelmaking city, Tangshan, issued a second-level or ‘orange’ pollution alert for a wave of smog expected to blanket the region, a website run by the city government reported on Sunday.
A rumbling volcano on Bali could erupt at any moment, authorities warned Monday as they raised alert levels to maximum, accelerated a mass evacuation and closed the main airport, leaving thousands of tourists stranded on the Indonesian resort island.
Iran’s Cyber Police warn that the “ransomware,” which has affected countless computer systems worldwide, has reached some systems inside the country, urging pre-emptive measures to prevent it from spreading further.
Russia began to implement measures to enhance combat readiness a day after Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu put the air force on high alert following an order from President Vladimir Putin to ensure their combat competence.
Sierra Leone called for increased vigilance to prevent a resurgence of the Ebola virus after new cases in neighboring Liberia and Guinea, but cautioned against shutting off borders between the west African states.
Mexico City's government ordered traffic restrictions and recommended people stay indoors due to serious air pollution, issuing its second-highest alert warning for ozone levels for the first time in 13 years.
The US military is preparing to deploy to Ferguson, Missouri, in anticipation of fresh unrest ahead of a grand jury decision on whether to indict a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in August.