The police said that eight people, including four children, were killed and over 12 others injured when a factory wall collapsed in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday.
The police said the incident took place early in the morning at Saraj Majra village, 120 km from the state capital Shimla, when the boundary wall of the factory adjoining a big slum suddenly collapsed during a storm.
“While eight people died on the spot, those injured have been admitted Continue reading “Eight killed, morethan 12 injured as factory wall collapses in India”
Europa League champions Manchester United have overtaken record UEFA Champions League winners, Real Madrid, as the world’s most valuable football club, going by statistics provided by business magazine Forbes.
Manchester United were valued at $3.69 billion (about £2.86 billion, about N1.476 trillion) and returned to the top of the annual list for the first time in five years.
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Egyptian police on Tuesday confirmed that seven suspected Islamic State militants have been killed in a shootout as they were meeting to plan attacks on minority Christians.
The Interior Ministry said that the incident in the southern city of Assiut occurred a day after Egypt’s cabinet approved a three-month state of emergency in the wake of Islamic State attacks on two Christian Coptic churches that killed at least 44 people.
The Continue reading “Egyptian police kill seven suspected Islamic State militants in shootout”
European financial authorities have launched a probe into funds that were hidden from tax authorities in accounts at a Swiss bank, Dutch prosecutors said on Friday in Zurich.
It also announced the seizure of paintings, gold and jewellery.
While they did not name the bank, Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse said that its offices in Amsterdam, London and Paris had been searched on Thursday as part of investigations into clients’ tax matters.
The prosecutors said that in the Netherlands, dozens of people are Continue reading “European authorities launch probe into fund hidden in Swiss bank”
Malaysian police have arrested a third suspect in its investigation into the death of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un.
Abdul Mat, the police chief of Selangor state, told journalists that the suspect, a 26-year-old male Malaysian, was arrested in Ampang city of Continue reading “Malaysia arrests third suspect in Kim Jong Nam’s death”
Demand for international tourism remained robust in 2016 despite challenges, the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, UNWTO, has said in its latest report.
The UNWTO, a specialised agency of the United Nations, UN, said international tourist arrivals grew by 3.9 per cent to reach a total of 1.2 billion
According to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, some 46 million Continue reading “Tourism recorded 3.9 per cent growth in 2016 – UN World Tourism Organisation”
The African Investigative Publishing Collective, has called for international solidarity to protest the internet blackout that is suffocating the southern Cameroon regions since January 22.
In a statement Thursday, the AIPC said the blackout has cut off one of its members, veteran investigative editor, Bisong Etahoben, in Cameroon, from its interactions and transnational investigative projects.
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No fewer than five journalists were killed in a coordinated suicide bombing attack at a hotel in Mogadishu on Tuesday, the UN Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) has said.
The attack also reportedly killed dozens of Somali civilians and soldiers, while wounding many more, according to Joseph Contreras, spokesperson for the mission.
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Rafael Nadal produced his most assured performance at the 2017 Australian Open tournament on Wednesday by dispatching World No.3, Milos Raonic, in three straight sets.
Nadal beat the big-hitting Canadian 6-4 7-6(7) 6-4.
The former World No.1 will meet Grigor Dimitrov on Friday to try and book his first Grand Slam final ticket in four years.
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Senegalese troops have entered The Gambia to force out the country’s defiant former President Yahya Jammeh.
The development came hours after Adama Barrow, a property developer who won the country’s presidential election in December, was sworn in at a Gambian embassy in Dakar, the capital of Senegal.
Mr. Jammeh refused to quit despite calls from ECOWAS and the African Union for him to do so. The United Nations also supported calls for Mr. Continue reading “Senegalese troops now in Gambia to remove Jammeh”