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  1. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Four killed in Indonesian plane crash after lightning strike

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 08:01pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta A light aircraft crashed and burst into flames on a beach in eastern Indonesia on Sunday after being hit by lightning, killing all four people on board, ... Hanubun said the aircraft was pounded by fierce winds and rain before being hit by lightning and crashing near a village. “The plane’s left wing broke after it was struck by lightning ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books - POETRY

    Book review: The Cloud that Contained the Lightning, by Cynthia Lowen

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 05:37pm by Amy Russell

    ... Amy Russell The Cloud that Contained the Lightning by Cynthia Lowen University of Georgia Press 4 stars Amy Russell Putting the wide world of the atomic bomb, nuclear physics, technology ... that Contained the Lightning. Julius Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967), American physicist and "father of the atomic bomb", is the vehicle by which she examines these vast and multifaceted ...

  3. News - Asia

    Video: Moment lightning strikes moving Japanese passenger train

    Posted Aug 14th 2013, 01:26pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter This is the dramatic moment a bolt of lightning struck a moving Japanese passenger train, sending a shower of sparks into the air. The strike was caught on camera by a man ... a bright explosion. Watch the lightning strike below The train ground to a halt and passengers were left in darkness after the hit, but amazingly no one inside was hurt, local media reported. ...

  4. Nine killed by lightning in five months

    Posted Jun 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen About 670,000 bolts of lightning have struck the mainland in the past five months and nine people were killed, according to Yu Xinwen, spokesman for the China Meteorological Administration. Compared with the same period last year, the number of lightning strikes had increased by more than 13 per cent, Mr Yu said. However, the number of fatalities had dropped dramatically. ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books

    'Lightning rod' Aslan happy to engage Christians over 'Zealot'

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... John Williams 'Lightning rod' Aslan happy to engage Christians over 'Zealot' In a recent interview, Fox News host Lauren Green spoke to Reza Aslan about his new book, ... me, rather than the arguments in the book, because of my Muslim background. But I did not realise I was going to become such a lightning rod for these kinds of questions. Do you hope to reach ...

  6. Digi-quest

    Posted Aug 10th 2008, 12:00am by Danyll Wills

    ... you will need a shareware application called 'Pacifist', which you can get from www.charlessoft.com. I worry a lot about lightning striking power and telephone lines and destroying ... of my earliest experiences when I came to Hong Kong in 1992 and lived in Mui Wo was a bolt of lightning destroying my modem, fax and computer. One of the problems with the outlying islands ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Hong Kong flight struck by lightning during first 'black' storm since 2010

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 12:00am by CLIFFORD LO AND THOMAS CHAN

    ... Clifford Lo and Thomas Chan Landslides and floods hit city, along with 15,000 lightning strikes in three hours Heavens open in first 'black' storm since 2010 Follow @SCMP_News A Hong Kong Express Airways Airbus was hit by lightning on Wednesday in the first 'black' storm to hit the city since 2010. The plane was struck shortly before 3pm as it flew in from ...




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