In a 4-1 vote that revitalized a regional secession movement that supporters hope will one day lead to creation of the new state of Jefferson, county supervisors approved a declaration that called for breaking away from the Golden State.
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|Rescooped by Allison Anthony from Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security)|
A warning of "widespread, hazardous" tsunami waves has been issued after a powerful earthquake off the Solomon Islands.
Parts of the coasts of the Solomons, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, New Caledonia, Tuvalu and Kosrae could be affected within hours, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says.
The 7.7 magnitude quake struck at about 70km (43 miles) off the Solomons.
The USGS said it struck at about 17:40 GMT (04:40 Friday local time).
US officials say they are investigating if there is a threat to Hawaii.
According to the warning centre, the waves could hit the areas under the warning in the next three hours.
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Life expectancy has increased rapidly since the Enlightenment. Estimates suggest that in a pre-modern, poor world, life expectancy was around 30 years in all regions of the world. In the early 19th century, life expectancy started to increase in the early industrialized countries while it stayed low