China has launched a cargo service which connects the Chinese city of Yiwu with Madrid, media reports stated. This is an initiative on the part of China to build a new silk road which would connect Asia and Europe through Central Asia. The 82-wagon train would cover a much greater distance than that of Moscow-Vladivostok Rossinya 002.
Man shot dead after shooting rampage
A man was shot dead by the police in Austin after he opened fire on a federal courthouse and a Mexican consulate, media reports stated. The shooter, who was shot dead outside the police headquarters, fired over 100 rounds but did not hit anyone. The shooter has been identified as 49-year-old Larry McQuilliam. The police are investigating the motive behind the attack.
120 dead in Nigeria mosque attack
Around 120 people were killed when suicide bombers blew themselves up and gunmen opened fire on a crowd of worshippers in a mosque in Nigeria. According to media reports, around 270 people were injured in the attack which took place in the central mosque located in the city of Kano. Officials have said that there is a possibility that the death toll may rise as many people are in a critical condition.
Volcano eruption disrupts flights in Japan
A volcano erupted in Japan leading to cancellation of flights, media reports stated. The Mount Aso, which threw out lava debris and smoke, is the first such eruption in 22 years. According to reports, dozens of flights from Kumamoto were canceled. Officials have issued warnings to stay away from its crater
According to a surveillance video released by the police, 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot dead by a police officer in Cleveland just two seconds after the officer and his partner arrived to investigate a report that someone was brandishing a gun at people in a park.
According to media reports, the police said that Tamir had an air gun that looked like a real firearm. The boy was shot dead outside a recreation center. WBPB251114
Thousands of New Englanders without power on Thanksgiving DayResidents in many parts of the New England region were left without power on Thanksgiving Day. Residents in New England had a tough time as power went out on Thursday morning. Thousands of people were affected by power outages in Vermont and Massachusetts. Maine, where around 110,000 people had to spend the Thanksgiving morning without electricity, will not get back power until Friday. According to officials, the outages are due to a ....Read More →
At least 40 people have been killed in a plague outbreak in Madagascar, as per media reports. An estimated 119 people have been diagnosed with the disease. The World Health Organization is worried that the disease may spread rapidly in Antananarivo, the capital of the country. According to officials, a national task force has been set up to deal with the crisis. The international organization is working closely with Red Cross and the health authorities of the country to combat ....Read More →
Female suicide bombers: Around 100 lost their lives in thronged Nigerian market
Around 100 people have been killed since Monday in attacks led by of Boko Haram extremists in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, Ashigarchi, and Damasak towns, according to media reports.
Security officials reportedly said that two blasts that rocked the busy market of Maiduguri on Tuesday, November 25, wounded 15 and killed more than 45 people.
The suicide attacks were carried out by two female terrorists when the market was completely ....Read More →
At least 24 killed in China coal-mine fire A coal-mine fire in Liaoning Province of northeastern China on Wednesday killed at least 24 workers and left 52 others wounded, according to media reports. So far, it has been registered as one of the worst mining accidents in the country this year. The fire took place in a coal mine operated by Hengda Coal, a subsidiary of the state-owned Fuxin Coal Corp., media reports say. Fuxin Coal reportedly said that rescue ....Read More →