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School building collapses in Nigeria with scores said inside

Photo : In this image taken from video rescue workers and emergency teams work at the scene of a building collapse in Lagos, Nigeria, Wednesday March 13, 2019. There was no immediate official word on numbers of casualties. Sao Paulo, Mar 13 : Two young men, wearing hoods and carrying firearms and other weapons, opened fire at a school in ...

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22 women and children killed in Yemen fighting: UN

Yemenis displaced from areas near the border with Saudi Arabia receive humanitarian aid given by the Norwegian Refugee Council and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in the northern province of Hajjah on March 11, 2019. Photo: Collected United Nations, March 13 : UN medical sources report at least 12 children and 10 women have been killed in Hajjah Governorate ...

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Rainstorms kill at least 12 in greater Sao Paulo area

Heavy rains deluged Brazil’s biggest city, causing flooding and other damage that resulted in the deaths of at least 12 people, authorities said Monday. Six people were reported injured. Sao Paulo’s emergency center said it rained in one day almost a third of all precipitation expected for the entire month of March. Several roads were blocked by mud and destroyed ...

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2nd crash renews safety concerns for Boeing’s prized new jet

Photo: The Boeing 737 Max 8 airplane deliver to Air China during a ceremony at Boeing Zhoushan 737 Completion and Delivery Center in Zhoushan, east China’s Zhejiang Province. Houston, Mar 12 : The second deadly crash of a prized new airplane in five months has renewed safety concerns about the 737 Max that could shape Boeing’s fortunes for many years. ...

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Foreign Minister expresses deep condolences about the shocking incident of the airplane crash in Ethiopia

Dhaka,  11 March, 2019: Foreign Minister Dr. A.k. Abdul Momen expressed his heartfelt condolences and deepest grief to the bereaved families of the incident of the airplane crash in Ethiopia that has caused death of 157 people from different countries including Ethiopia. In a Message,  Dr. A. k. Abdul Momen prayed for the salvation of the departed souls. Foreign Minister also conveyed ...

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Indian elections to begin April 11 as Modi seeks re-election

Photo: India’s Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora listens to a question from a journalist during a press conference in New Delhi, India, Sunday, March 10, 2019. New Delhi, Mar 11 : India’s Election Commission announced Sunday that national elections will begin April 11, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party seeks a second term. About 900 million people are ...

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Venezuela blackout hits fourth day

Furious Venezuelans lined up to buy water and fuel on Sunday as the country endured a fourth day of a nationwide blackout that has left already-scarce food rotting in shops, homes suffering for lack of water and cell phones without reception. Authorities have managed to provide only patchy access to power since the outage began on Thursday in what President ...

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China halts flights using same plane as in Africa crash

China’s aviation regulator ordered local airlines to halt Boeing 737 Max 8 flights after a deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash using the same model. Airlines must suspend commercial operations of all Boeing 737 Max 8 planes before 18:00 local time (10:00 GMT). The Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed minutes after takeoff on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board. It was the ...

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Indonesian woman freed in Kim Jong-nam murder case

The Indonesian woman accused of killing Kim Jong-nam, half-brother of North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, has been freed after charges against her were dropped. Siti Aisyah had been accused of smearing VX nerve agent on Mr Kim’s face in Kuala Lumpur airport in 2017. She and her co-accused, Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, deny murder and say they thought they were part ...

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Ethiopian Airlines says flight has crashed with 157 people on board

An Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi crashed early on Sunday with 149 passengers and eight crew members aboard, a spokesman for the airline told Reuters. Flight ET 302 crashed near the town of Bishoftu, 62 kilometers southeast of the capital Addis Ababa, the airline said, confirming the plane was a Boeing 737-800 MAX. “It is confirmed it happened 8.44 (am),” ...

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