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River dolphins are among the world's rarest creatures

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...separate nature were found in their genes. By analyzing DNA samples from dozens of dolphins in both rivers, the team concluded the Araguaia River creature was indeed a new species. The researchers acknowledge though that some experts may question whether or not the discovery is in fact, wholly distinct. Dr. Tomas Hrbek, from the Federal University of Amazonas said: “We looked at the mitocho...

Images of a “serpent-like” sea creature gliding through the waters of an Icelandic river have been captured last week by Hjörtur Kjerúlf

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Images of a “serpent-like” sea creature gliding through the waters of an Icelandic river have been captured last week by Hjörtur Kjerúlf. The video shows a mysterious creature swimming through the cold water of the glacial river Jökulsá í Fljótsdal, in east Iceland and it has already become a monster hit on the internet in just over a week. Some are claiming this grainy footage is proof of the ex...

Viewing the tidal bore has become an annual tradition for people living by the mouth of the Qiantang River and a popular attraction for visitors as well

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...Viewing the tidal bore has become an annual tradition for people living by the mouth of the Qiantang River and a popular attraction for visitors as well.   Hundreds of people came at the banks of the Qiantang River in Haining, in east China’s Zhejiang province to see what is considered to be one of Mother Nature’s more unusual spectacles. Viewing the tidal bore has become an annu...

The Bell 206 tourist helicopter, which was not equipped with floats, was pulled from the East River hours after the crash

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...a was killed after the helicopter she had hired to celebrate her 40th birthday crashed into the East River in New York One of the five people rescued was the veteran pilot, called Paul Dudley. The pilot was treated at the scene. His helicopter was not equipped with floats and was upside down in the water as rescuers arrived. Joy Garnett and her husband were on the dock waiting to take the East Riv...

The man is believed to have been killed by a crocodile in the Northern Territory while swimming in Mary River during a birthday party

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...man is believed to have been killed by a crocodile in the Northern Territory while swimming in Mary River during a birthday party. Police say he ignored signs to stay out of the water at a popular camping ground at Mary River, 65 miles from Darwin, the state’s capital. The river has one of the highest crocodile populations in the area. Onlookers watched in horror as the victim was suddenly...

Elk River chemical spill leaves 300,000 people without water in West Virginia

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...drinking water to emergency services agencies in the counties hit by the chemical spill into the Elk River. The advisory was expanded at night to nine counties and includes West Virginia American Water customers in Boone, Cabell, Clay, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Putnam and Roane counties. It followed a notice from the West Virginia American Water Company that its water supply had become con...

Paris Hilton was linked to River Viiperi for the first time in September

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...Hilton embarked on a same-sex kiss with a fellow member of the female species, her latest boyfriend River Viiperi was later arrested for misdemeanor battery. TMZ are claiming that the alleged victim told police that 21-year-old model River Viiperi “punched him in the face sometime around 2:30 a.m. … and injured him so badly, he needed medical attention.” It is believed the victim is the boy...

Father Johann Kuehberger saved 4-year-old Adolf Hitler from drowning in the icy waters of River Inn of Passau in 1984

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...nn Kuehberger, around the same age as Hitler, had seen the other boy struggling in the waters of the River Inn and dived in to rescue him. The story was never verified by Hitler during his lifetime. But now a small cutting from the Donauzeitung – Danube newspaper – of 1894 has been found in Passau. The report described how a “determined comrade” – the paper at the time was left-w...

The teenagers were in the woods near Mink Creek in Franklin County when they said they noticed a dark creature watching them from a ridge

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...he teenagers were in the woods near Mink Creek in Franklin County when they said they noticed a dark creature watching them from a ridge The news station took the footage and the image of the large foot to Jeff Meldrum, a Sasquatch expert at Idaho State University. While he could not be certain of what the creature was, “it nevertheless is a large dark figure that bears resemblance to descriptions...

Many of Indian boats are overcrowded with poor or minimal safety features

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...rs on the Brahmaputra river in Assam state, where a ferry capsized during a storm on Monday, killing at least 103 people. Police said about 150 people had been rescued or swam to safety while at least 100 more were missing. The death toll was likely to rise, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said. Lax safety standards mean ferry accidents are common on the river, but this is one of the worst disast...

A two-year-old toddler, Nicholai Garrett was rescued by a group of brave men after the boy fell into Caloosahatchee River, Florida

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...toddler, Nicholai Garrett was rescued by a group of brave men after the boy fell into Caloosahatchee River, Florida. Nicholai Garrett dropped into the Caloosahatchee River after he tripped and fell while walking with his mother and grandmother on a pier. Several witnesses in Centennial Park saw what happened, including Andy Fowler, 54, who jumped in to help the boy. But as Andy Fowler tried to get...

Ob River, a large tanker carrying liquefied natural gas, is set to become the first ship of its type to sail across the Arctic

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Ob River, a large tanker carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG), is set to become the first ship of its type to sail across the Arctic. Ob River carrier left Norway in November and has sailed north of Russia on its way to Japan. The specially equipped tanker is due to arrive in early December and will shave 20 days off the regular journey. The owners say that changing climate conditions and a volat...

Southern and eastern German cities are on high alert as heavy floodwaters swell rivers including the Elbe

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...of the Vltava. The Charles Bridge – normally packed with tourists – was shut and tigers at the city’s zoo were tranquilized and moved out of an enclosure thought to be at risk. A system of nine dams called the Vltava Cascade was found to be dangerously full, and the floodgates were opened at 20:00 local time on Monday night. North of Prague, further downstream, the River Elbe is...

Helen Tamaki is the second woman who dies from East River helicopter crash

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...urist who was celebrating her 40th birthday, was trapped in the helicopter when it sank and she died at the scene. Helen Tamaki died one week later, on Tuesday evening, according to officials at New York’s Bellevue Hospital. Helen Tamaki is the second woman who dies from East River helicopter crash Harriet Nicholson, Sonia Marra’s mother, remains hospitalized, according to local media...

Royal Marines and Scotland Yard took command of the River Thames yesterday in a determined show of strength as part of a security exercise for the London Olympics called Operation Woolwich Arsenal Pier

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...oner Chris Allison, head of the force’s security operation for the Games, said a Mumbai-style terror attack was one of a host of potential threats to the games. Royal Marines and Scotland Yard took command of the River Thames yesterday in a determined show of strength as part of a security exercise for the London Olympics called Operation Woolwich Arsenal Pier Speaking on the shores of the Thames...

Fernando Brazier, a 28-year-old father of two from New Rochelle, took his own life by throwing himself into a river just hours after marrying his long-term love

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Fernando Brazier, a 28-year-old father of two from New Rochelle, took his own life by throwing himself into a river just hours after marrying his long-term love. Fernando Brazier had left a note at the front desk of the hotel where he had his wedding reception the night before to tell his new wife where his body could be found. The groom was then seen leaving the Radisson Hotel in New Rochelle, N...

Shukri Ghanem, muammar gaddafi, danube river, oil minister, lybia,

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...Committee of Libya (prime minister) and Oil Minister Shukri Ghanem has been found dead in the Danube River, Austrian police say. A spokesman said there were no signs of violence to Sukri Ghanem’s body, which was in the river that flows through Vienna. Shukri Ghanem, 69, worked as a consultant for a Vienna-based company. He apparently left his home early on Sunday, police said. The former pri...

According to an eyewitness, the man fell into the River Stour, in Dedham, Essex, on Sunday, but managed to climb out with the animal

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A man from Essex, UK, who stripped down to his underwear and crawled across a frozen river to rescue his trapped dog, has been condemned by firefighters. According to an eyewitness, the man fell into the River Stour, in Dedham, Essex, at about 10:00 GMT on Sunday but managed to climb out with the animal. Fellow dog walker Paul Wenborne, who witnessed the incident, described it as a “foolish...

A Lao Airlines aircraft on an internal flight has crashed into the Mekong River in southern Laos,

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...cial quoted by the Bangkok Post said the plane crashed in bad weather just before it was due to land at Pakse on a flight from the capital Vientiane. A Lao Airlines official said the plane had crashed at about 4 p.m.  near Pakse, Champasak province, which is on the borders of both Thailand and Cambodia. A Lao Airlines aircraft on an internal flight has crashed into the Mekong River in southern La...

The sea creature or “sea pen” - so called because it looks like a writer's quill - is a colony of polyps that anchors itself to the sea bed in the North Sea

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A sea creature that lights up when touched – was one of several rare and elusive species captured by Scottish marine surveys this year. The phosphorescent sea creature or “sea pen” – so called because it looks like a writer’s quill – is a colony of polyps that anchors itself to the sea bed in the North Sea. Other finds included the “prehistoric faceless and brainless fish”...

Sarah Teelow won the Formula 2 category at the World Waterski Racing Championships in Spain in September

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...pion Sarah Teelow has died following a fall during a high-speed race on Australia’s Hawkesbury River. Sarah Teelow, 20, came off her skis shortly after the start of the Bridge to Bridge Water Ski Classic near Sydney on Sunday. She suffered serious spinal and head injuries and later died in hospital. Sarah Teelow won the Formula 2 category at the World Waterski Racing Championships in Spain i...

At least 18 Romanians were killed after a bus plunged off Moraca river bridge in Montenegro

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A bus with Romanian nationals has plunged off a bridge over the Moraca river in central Montenegro, killing 18 people and injuring at least 30 others, local officials say. The bus toppled 40 m into a ravine 30 km (18 miles) north of the capital Podgorica, reports said. Officials said there were almost 50 people on board, and all the victims were Romanian nationals. At least 18 Romanians were kil...

Budapest Danube is set to reach record levels this weekend

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...s been declared, and thousands of volunteers worked overnight to reinforce the banks of the swelling river. Water levels are set to reach reach 8.85 m (29 ft), some 25 cm (10 in) higher than the Danube’s previous record high in 2006. Emergency workers have set up camps along the river as residents packed sandbags around their homes amid an atmosphere of concerned expectation. Kristalina Geor...

US divers have found what appear to be remains of a crew of an Army amphibious plane that went down in the Eastern St Lawrence River during World War II

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...appear to be remains of a crew of an Army amphibious plane that went down in the Eastern St Lawrence River during World War II The amphibious plane was serving an airfield in Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan during the war as part of a corridor linking the US to Europe. According to reports at the time, the plane failed to take off during a storm due to high waves. On the second attempt, the plane hit a la...

At least 39 people have been killed in Kenya in fresh clashes between rival communities in the Tana River district

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At least 39 people have been killed in Kenya in fresh clashes between rival communities in the Tana River district, police say. The attack by ethnic Pokomo farmers on an Orma village, Kipao, came in the early hours of the morning, they say. Thirteen children and six women were among those killed. Police say the latest attack was revenge for the killing of more than 100 villagers earlier this year...