Toxic gases add to hazards near Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano May 16, 2018 0 5262 12345 REUTERSPAHOA, HawaiiToxic gas emanating from steaming gashes on the flank of Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano on Tuesday added to the danger facing residents, whose escape routes are threatened with closure because of lava flows, officials said.Dangerous levels of sulfur dioxide gas and other emissions prompted state health officials to urge residents to stay indoors or leave the eastern end of Hawaii's Big Island, which has been ravaged by volcanic activity since May 3.A 20th fissure releasing lava and gases has opened on Kilauea's side, state officials said on Tuesday. Lava oozing out of fissures have hit the island's lower Puna area especially hard, tearing through farmland some 25 miles (40 km) east of the volcano's smoking summit, destroying 37 homes and other structures and posing a risk of blocking one of the last exit routes, state Highway 132.No deaths or major injuries have been reported, but officials have ordered about 2,000 residents to evacuate the area.Near-constant small earthquakes and gas emissions have not driven all area residents away.Mark Clawson, a 64-year-old semi-retired plumber, said he was not ready to leave his spacious Upper Kapoho hilltop home, where he has lived for 15 years. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES US Homeland Security unveils strategy to tackle cyber threats May 16, 2018 0 5980 Trump advocates death penalty for killers of cops May 16, 2018 0 5269 Cannes cheers Spike Lee's raging rebuke of Trump's America May 16, 2018 0 5300 Top Democrat on Senate intel' panel backs Trump CIA pick REUTERS WASHINGTON The top Democrat on the US Senate Intelligence Committee said on Tuesday he would support President Donald Trump's nominee to be CIA director, Gina Haspel, all but ensuring her confirmation as .. Melania Trump hospitalised for treatment of kidney condition Washington US first lady Melania Trump is recovering in hospital after undergoing successful surgery for a kidney condition, the White House said Monday. The 48-year-old wife of President Donald Trump had the surgery .. Mexico journalist murdered, fourth of 2018 Mexico City A Mexican journalist was murdered Tuesday in the southern state of Tabasco, the governor said, as the country mourned acclaimed reporter and writer Javier Valdez on the first anniversary of his killing. Juan .. Rio baby hit by stray bullet is 15th child shot this year: Reports Rio de Janeiro A baby was wounded by a stray bullet in Rio de Janeiro while in his mother's arms, becoming the 15th child shot here this year, reports said Tuesday. The non-governmental organisation Fogo Cruzado, .. Schwarzenegger urges Trump to 'join us' on climate action afp Vienna Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger urged US President Donald Trump to join action to support renewable energy, at a summit on climate change in the Austrian capital Vienna on Tuesday. "To those ..