March 8th, 2014
Malaysian Airlines Goes Missing; 239 on board
A flight of the Malaysian Airlines, carrying around 227 passengers and 12 members of the crew, en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur, has lost contact with the base within hours after take-off.
The flight MH370, flying a Boeing B777-200 aircraft failed to reach its destination on time after its take-off, after about six hours. The plane is suspected to be lost in Vietnamese airspace. Contact was lost while the plane was flying over the ....Read More →
February 19th, 2014
Russian Troops Seize Ukrainian Base and Navy Ships
Pro-Russian troops in Ukraine’s Crimea region are reported to have forcefully entered a Ukrainian base and trapped navy ships. A military truck broke down the gates of the base in the Sevastopol, but no violence has been reported. Ukrainian troops are also stationed at the base.
With growing resistance from US and other countries, Russia retaliated and said that any US sanctions imposed on Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine will boomerang back on ....Read More →
February 19th, 2014
A fight between the violent protestors and the police in Bangkok, Thailand, has led to the death of four. Dozens of people, both police officers and protesters, were wounded in the clashes, according to the Erawan Emergency Center, a medical unit monitoring the unrest in Thailand. A gun-battle took place between the police and the protesters, when the police tried to clear the streets. The demonstrations have been going on in Central Bangkok for months.
The protests are an attempt to ....Read More →
February 17th, 2014
Two successive attacks launched by the Boko Haram Islamists in the towns Izghe and Doron Baga of North Eastern Nigeria, took away the lives of dozens of inhabitants. Many Islamists mutineers feigning as military officials, ransacked the Izghe's Christian farming village, in Borno state, and opened sporadic fire especially targeting the male residents. Around 106 people have been killed in the attack. The surviving grief-stricken locals departed to the neighboring district of Madagali, in Adamawa state for their safety. Barnabas ....Read More →
February 14th, 2014
The volcano of Mount Kelud in the Java island of Indonesia erupted on Thursday night spewing ash and sand into the air. Nearly 200,000 people are said to have been evacuated. About130,000 people living in the nearby areas of Kelud have been impacted with continuous showers of ash falling and there are even reports of 2 people having been killed. Three of Indonesia’s airports at Surabaya, Solo, and Yogyakarta too have been closed down.
The Kelud volcano is among the 130 ....Read More →
February 13th, 2014
US South, East Lashed by Fresh Snow Storm
A severe snow storm struck the south and eastern states of US on February 12 leaving thousands stranded and almost 3,300 flights cancelled. The states most affected were Atlanta, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Mississippi. The storm left about 11 people dead in various accidents and thousands of homes without electricity and snow upto 30 cm in places such as Raleigh in North Carolina.
A weather advisory has been issued for over ....Read More →
February 12th, 2014
A military plane carrying 78 passengers crashed into the mountains on February 11, in the north-east region in Algeria. The Hercules plane crashed due to bad weather conditions leaving 77 people, including women and children of military personnel dead. One person had a miraculous escape, though with severe, critical injuries.
The military authorities have condoled the deaths saying those dead were indeed martyrs. The Algerian president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, has declared a period of national mourning for three days.
The plane’s ....Read More →
February 10th, 2014
A fire that broke out in a hotel in the holy city of Medina near Mecca on the afternoon of February 8 has claimed at least 15 lives.
Medina is considered to be the second holiest city in Saudi Arabia after Mecca. The city is currently flooded with pilgrims who are on a minor pilgrimage or Umra that is made by Muslims.
Not much is clear about the nationalities of the victims, though many are said to be from Egypt. The fire ....Read More →
February 7th, 2014
A snowstorm that hit parts of US including the states of Pennsylvania and Maryland has caused a power outage more severe than the one caused during Super Storm Sandy as per reports. Wednesday's fresh snowing – about a foot – in its aftermath caused almost half a million people to go without electricity. A state official said the damage to trees and property was similar to that during hurricanes.
Most schools and offices stayed shut and in a different ....Read More →
February 3rd, 2014
A young gunman, believed to be a student in a school on the northern outskirts of Moscow, has shot dead two people – a student and a teacher of the same school. The investigative authorities of Russia claimed that when police came in to rescue the students and a teacher whom the gunman had held at gunpoint, he fired and killed the teacher and a police officer.
While the incident comes at the backdrop of the forthcoming Sochi Olympics, ....Read More →