The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood, now a television series based on the 1985 novel, is the number one bestselling ebook on Amazon in Australia for July 2017.
Here are the top 10 ebooks on Amazon in Australia for July:
1. The Handmaid's Tale (Vintage Classics) Atwood, Margaret
2. Pandemic (The Extinction Files Book 1) Riddle, A.G.
3. Hour of Need (Scarlet Falls Book 1) Leigh, Melinda
4. Little Boy Lost Trafford, J. D.
5. The Late Show (RENEE BALLARD) Connelly, Michael
6. Brilliance (The Brilliance Trilogy Book 1) Sakey, Marcus
7. BURIED ON THE FENS ELLIS, JOY
8. Everything We Keep Lonsdale, Kerry
9. After You Left Mason, Carol
10. The Missing Ones (Detective Lottie Parker Book 1) Gibney, Patricia
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Source: The 10 bestselling ebooks in Australia for July 2017
Winds gusting above 100km/h have caused widespread chaos across Sydney today, delaying dozens of flights, blacking out suburbs and traffic lights, stopping trains and blocking roads.
The Bureau of Meteorology recorded winds at 104km/h were measured at Sydney airport just before 2pm and the highest gust was 106km/h on Sydney Harbour at 11.30am, while Newcastle has registered 89km/h gusts.
Gusts in excess of 100km/h were also recorded around Wollongong.
The Fire & Rescue NSW building in the city has its roof blown off and around 80 people were evacuated. There were no injuries but Crown Street, Wollongong is closed.
#NSWSES responding with @FRNSW - roof down in Crown St @Wollongong_City. Crown Street currently closed. https://t.co/KRcWpcikLc pic.twitter.com/ufJ5BRLopT
— NSW SES (@NSWSES) August 18, 2017
The State Emergency Service [SES] says it had received more than 290 calls for help.
#NSWSES crews responding to roof damage to residence on Princes Hwy Corrimal due to strong #wind. Stay inside & delay travel where possible. pic.twitter.com/5eI9dttBhq
— NSW SES (@NSWSES) August 18, 2017
Tens of thousands homes across Sydney had suffered blackouts. Around 43,000 homes around Cronulla and Kirawee lost power earlier today, but it has since been restored according to Ausgrid. Current problem areas include Bexley, Copacabana on the Central Coast, and Lugarno and Mortdale.
Power's out to about 900 homes and businesses in parts of Lugarno and Mortdale. Emergency crews on way. Updates at https://t.co/MxbaFPxBlK pic.twitter.com/EM5PFmCCoN
— Ausgrid (@Ausgrid) August 18, 2017
Emergency crews working to get power back to about 3100 homes and businesses mainly around Bexley. Report outages: https://t.co/MxbaFPxBlK pic.twitter.com/uh1wsAwCmg
— Ausgrid (@Ausgrid) ...
Checking your phone while driving can have disastrous consequences, but none more obvious than driving into a sinkhole.
Footage from Chinese television shows the ground suddenly give way in the middle of a street, creating a hole almost the whole way across one side.
Some time later, a scooter zoomed into view and drove straight into it without slowing down at all.
Both driver and bike disappeared into the hole just as another man frantically ran towards it in a doomed attempt to warn the driver.
Source: Man on disability scooter in China accidentally drives into a massive sinkhole
A landslide has swept over a fishing village on the banks of a lake in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, killing 40 people, a regional official says.
Part of a mountain engulfed "a fisherman's camp after heavy rains caused a landslide," the deputy governor of Ituri province, Pacifique Keta, told AFP on Thursday.
He said 40 people were killed in the disaster in the village of Tora on the banks of Lake Albert on Wednesday.
"Yesterday (Wednesday), we buried 28 bodies and today we will bury 12 more," said Keta.
A doctor at the nearby Tshomia hospital, Herve Isamba, said they were treating four people injured in the landslide.
The vast country has experienced a number of previous such disasters.
Source: Landslide kills 40 people in DR Congo
Meteotsunami? Ocean dramatically recedes on South American Atlantic coast as huge waves batter the Pacific sideMeteotsunami? Ocean dramatically recedes on South American Atlantic coast as huge waves batter the Pacific side
On August 11, 2017 the ocean suddenly receded in different coastal locations of Uruguay such as Montevideo and Punta del Este. Several hours later the same phenomenon occurred along beaches in Porto Alegre and Tramandaí in Brazil. Some local people feared a possible tsunami.
The Uruguayan Meteorological Institute (INUMET) had issued orange wind warnings earlier for Montevideo, Canelones, Maldonado, Rocha and Lavalleja. According to El Pais as reported in Elonce, the spokesman for the National Navy, Gastón Jaunsolo,said the phenomenon was caused by strong winds coming from the north.
Source: Meteotsunami? Ocean dramatically recedes on South American Atlantic coast as huge waves batter the Pacific side
Poor seamanship and flaws in keeping watch contributed to a collision between a Navy destroyer and a commercial container ship that killed seven sailors, Navy officials said, announcing that the warship captain will be relieved of command.
Source: U.S. Navy captain in charge of USS Fitzgerald during collision to lose command
Catalonia's regional president says that there's at least one "terrorist still out there" after the attacks in Barcelona and a seaside resort.
Source: Latest: One terrorist still on the loose, Catalonia politician says
Ground crew strike at Toronto International Airport By Carl Bronski 18 August 2017 Seven hundred ground crew and baggage handlers at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport are in the third week of a strike against a vicious, concessionary contract proposal from Swissport. Under a Greater Toronto Airport Authority contract, Swissport services flights of some 30 […]
Source: Ground crew strike at Toronto International Airport
Why Was This ‘Crowd Hire’ Company Recruiting $25 An Hour ‘Political Activists’ In Charlotte Last Week?Why Was This ‘Crowd Hire’ Company Recruiting $25 An Hour ‘Political Activists’ In Charlotte Last Week?
Zero HedgeAugust 17, 2017 Trump ignited a political firestorm during an impromptu press conference in which he said there was “blame on both sides” for the tragic events that occurred in Charlottesville over the weekend. Now, the discovery of a craigslist ad posted last Monday, almost a full week before the Charlottesville protests, is raising new […]
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A former House IT aide who had access to emails and files of dozens of Democratic lawmakers has been indicted on four counts, including bank fraud and engaging in unlawful monetary transactions. Imran Awan, 37, an information technology (IT) aide who worked for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Florida) and dozens of other lawmakers in the […]
Source: Grand jury expands felony indictment of Wasserman Schultz’s former IT aide
Video: Barcelona attack aftermath: 13 people dead, 100+ injured as van plowed into the crowd (GRAPHIC)Video: Barcelona attack aftermath: 13 people dead, 100+ injured as van plowed into the crowd (GRAPHIC)
Bodies lay motionless on the ground as police and passersby helped those wounded in a deadly van attack on Las Ramblas, Barcelona, on Thursday. Via Youtube
Source: Video: Barcelona attack aftermath: 13 people dead, 100+ injured as van plowed into the crowd (GRAPHIC)
Vishal Sikka was appointed in June 2014 and tasked with turning around the struggling business.
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