Category: International News

Flydubai Plane Crashes In Russia; 62 Aboard Reported Dead.

Flydubai Plane Crashes In Russia; 62 Aboard Reported Dead.

    A passenger jet circled a southern Russian airport in high winds and poor visibility before making a second, fatal attempt at landing Saturday, killing all 62 people aboard.   The flydubai Boeing 737 jet crashed at the Rostov-on-Don airport after traveling from Dubai, Russia’s Southern Regional Emergency Center said Saturday.   All those [&hellip

Trump presidency on top 10 risk list

Trump presidency on top 10 risk list

Donald Trump winning the US presidency is considered one of the top 10 risks facing the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit. The research firm warns he could disrupt the global economy and heighten political and security risks in the US. However, it does not expect Mr Trump to defeat Hillary Clinton who it sees [&hellip

UN urges probe into Saudi Yemen strikes

UN urges probe into Saudi Yemen strikes

​United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for an investigation into recent Saudi aerial attacks on a crowded marketplace in Yemen’s northwestern province of Hajjah, which claimed more than 100 lives. “The secretary general condemns the airstrikes that hit al-Khamis market in Mastaba district in the Hajjah Province of Yemen yesterday,” Ban’s office said in [&hellip

Benin To Deploy Troops Against Boko Haram.

Benin To Deploy Troops Against Boko Haram.

      Benin will deploy 150 troops to a regional, Nigeria-backed military coalition fighting Boko Haram and other extremist groups crisscrossing local borders. A spokesman for the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), Nigerian army colonel Mohammed Dole, said Beninese Minister of Defense Yarou Robert Theophile had ordered the release of the first batch of [&hellip

Kenya Army Foils Al-Shabaab Raid in Somalia Killing 19 Fighters.

Kenya Army Foils Al-Shabaab Raid in Somalia Killing 19 Fighters.

      Kenyan soldiers killed 19 al-Shabaab insurgents who planned to carry out an attack near a camp housing Somali National Army and African Union troops in southern Somalia, the Kenyan Defence Ministry said. The Islamist-militant fighters approached the camp after midnight on Wednesday before being identified by a Kenya Defence Forces patrol, who [&hellip

Brazil pres. names new chief of staff

Brazil pres. names new chief of staff

​Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has named her predecessor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as her new chief of staff, the presidential office says. On Wednesday, a statement from Brazil’s presidential office said “ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will assume the post of chief minister of state for the Casa Civil.” The new chief of [&hellip

Homeless man gets $100,000 police reward

Homeless man gets $100,000 police reward

​A homeless man from San Francisco is to be given a reward of $100,000 (£71,000) for helping police recapture two prison inmates who had escaped. Matthew Hay-Chapman had seen photographs of the two fugitives on the news and spotted them in a stolen van. They had broken out of Orange County Jail six days earlier, sparking [&hellip

US issues new North Korea sanctions

US issues new North Korea sanctions

US President Barack Obama has issued an executive order imposing new sanctions on North Korea, after its “illicit” nuclear test and satellite launch. It freezes North Korean government property in America and bans US exports to, or investment in, North Korea. The order also greatly expands powers to blacklist anyone, including non-Americans, dealing with North [&hellip

Zimbabwe Hunger May Spiral Out Of Control, UN Warns.

Zimbabwe Hunger May Spiral Out Of Control, UN Warns.

    Malnutrition rates in Zimbabwe are at risk of “spiralling out of control” if more is not done to prevent the crisis, the UN has warned. The country has endured two years of failed rains, with this year’s problems linked to the El Nino weather pattern. Last month, President Robert Mugabe declared a state [&hellip

Trump and Clinton win more primaries

Trump and Clinton win more primaries

Republican US presidential hopeful Donald Trump has won at least three states in primary elections. His rival Senator Marco Rubio has quit the race. Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton has also won at least four states. Trump, the billionaire businessman, now faces a three-way struggle for the Republican nomination with Ohio Governor John Kasich and Senator [&hellip