Southern England was hit by a major Atlantic storm, which could be its worst in years.
Strong winds blew and heavy rains fell late Sunday.
Two people were killed by falling trees in the severe storm and Sky News reported that a 14-year-old boy, named locally as Dylan Alkins, is feared dead after being swept out to sea on Sunday in Newhaven, East Sussex.
Hurricane-speed winds of up to 100mph swept across the South West, South, South East, the Midlands and the East of England.
Several London Underground and train services were suspended, the port of Dover in Kent temporarily shut after gusts of 65 knots were recorded in the area.
More than 130 flights at Heathrow Airport were cancelled because of the weather.
The Environment Agency said there were 12 flood warnings in place across the South West, the Midlands and the East of England.
National Geographic magazine turned 125 this month.
The magazine moves the birthday celebration off its pages with the October 1st public launch of a photo-sharing platform, Your Shot (NGYourShot.com), that allows photography fans to connect with photographers and editors around virtual assignments, get direct feedback on their work and participate in a unique photography-based community.
One of the magazine’s young star photographers, Cory Richards, will usher in the month as lead curator of the magazine’s first assignment on Your Shot.
Led by Richards and his magazine photo editor, Sadie Quarrier, the assignment invites photographers to share three images that convey how photography can help us explore our changing world.
Throughout the assignment, Richards and Quarrier will provide photo tips and feedback on the images that are submitted along with direction on what they feel will best help tell the story.
Their favourite photograph will be selected to appear in a future issue of National Geographic magazine.
Participants must join Your Shot, National Geographic’s free online photo community and storytelling platform, to submit photos to the assignment, which runs until today, October. 22. (National Geographic)
Congratulations to Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM) for today’s Khutbah Jummat with the title, ‘Menangani Konsep Kebebasan’. It was a very good khutbah about Human Rights and freedom. The Khatib also spoke about Universal Periodic Review (UPR), United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) demands and COMANGO (Coalition of Malaysian Non-Governmental Organisations).
The UPR process is getting closer. As what was said by the Khatib, we must not accept the UNHRC demands that wanted Malaysia to legitimise LGBTIQ, abolishing some part of the Syariah Law and others that are against the Malaysian Federal Constitution.
Article 3(1) of the Federal Constitution stated that, “Islam is the religion of the Federation; but other religions may be practised in peace and harmony in any part of the Federation”. So, as Islam is the religion of the Malaysia, we cannot accept total freedom, in fact total freedom is bad for us. That is why every country has rules that must be obeyed by everybody in the country including the tourists and visitors from other countries.
This proves that COMANGO, does not represent Malaysian Muslims. COMANGO leaders are not Muslim, so how could they represent the Muslims on Islamic issues? COMANGO is lying when it claims that it represent most Malaysian. And after I read their reports, I know that they are lying about the situation in Malaysia and accusing the Malaysian government for things that are not true.
After all, most of the COMANGO leaders are Malaysian opposition parties’ DAP and PKR leaders who would blame the government for every thing that they can ever imagine.
Lao Airlines plane crashed into the Mekong River in the southern city of Pakse, near the border with Thailand, just before 16:00 (ICT) on Wednesday.
Lao Airlines Flight QV301 crashed in the Mekong River, killing all 49 passengers and crews.
The state-run Lao Airlines said in a statement that the plane took off from the capital Vientiane and “ran into extreme bad weather conditions” as it prepared to land at Pakse Airport.
AP reported that 17 of the victims were from Lao, seven from France, five were from Australia five from Thailand, three from Korea, two from Vietnam and one person each from Canada, China, Malaysia, Taiwan and the United States.
The airline said it had yet to determine reasons for the crash of the ATR-72 aircraft which was virtually new and had just been delivered in March.