December 2nd, 2013
2nd December: At least 4 people were killed and around 67 injured when a passenger train derailed near Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx, early on Sunday morning.
New York Police Chief Ray Kelly briefed the press that the cause of the derailment was not known and seven of the eight cars of the train had flipped over. One of the cars fell close to the Harlem river. New York Fire Department Chief Edward Kilduff confirmed that three ....Read More →
November 26th, 2013
Sidewalk Shooting in Oakland Leaves Seven Dead
26th November: A shooting on an Oakland, California, sidewalk on Monday 25th evening, resulted in seven people being wounded. The victims are seven men whose ages range from 23 to 31. Two of the victims are in critical condition.
Eye witnesses said that a barbeque was taking place when the shooter or shooters approached the victims on the sidewalk and opened fire. Oakland police authorities explained that they are yet to determine a ....Read More →
November 26th, 2013
Q 1. Which are the countries that have agreed to the nuclear deal with Iran?
A 1. The countries that have agreed to the nuclear deal with Iran are the Permanent Members of the UN Security Council – USA, Russia, China, United Kingdom, France – and Germany.
These countries are collectively called the P5+1 countries.
Q 2. Who were the key people involved in negotiating the nuclear deal with Iran?
A 2. The key people involved in the negotiations were: US Secretary of State ....Read More →
November 19th, 2013
19th November, 2013: At least 23 people have been killed and more than 140 people were wounded in two bomb explosions just outside the Iranian embassy in Beirut, the capital of Lebanon. The victims included Iran's cultural attache Sheikh Ibrahim Al-Ansari. The explosions took place on Tuesday morning as visitors arrived outside the Iranian embassy building in an area dominated by Hezbollah in southern Beirut. One of the blasts was a car bomb, while another was caused by ....Read More →
November 18th, 2013
18th November: The US Midwestern states of Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky were hit by devastating tornadoes which killed at least five people and may have injured several hundred more as they swept through these states on Sunday. The US National Weather Service confirmed that as many as 67 tornadoes were recorded by 10:15 pm (Central Time) on Sunday.
All the deaths were reported in Illinois, though the tornadoes caused severe damage in all three states, destroying houses, damaging cars ....Read More →
November 18th, 2013
50 People Killed in Plane Crash in Russia
18th November: A Boeing 737 passenger aircraft of Tartarstan Airlines crashed at 19.20 local time on 17th November night at the airport in Kazan, the capital of the Russian Republic of Tartarstan. Authorities confirmed that all 50 people on board the plane died in the crash. The plane was carrying 44 passengers and six crew members. The Boeing 737 passenger plane was on a routine flight from Moscow and was coming to land ....Read More →
November 13th, 2013
13th November: A tropical cyclone swept through the Puntland region in northeastern Somalia on Sunday 10th November. The Puntland government confirmed 100 deaths on Monday and unconfirmed reports say the death toll from the cyclone has risen to around 300 people. Many deaths were caused due to people being trapped in collapsing buildings or drowning as a result of flash floods. A storm surge with waves up to 2-3 meters high swept away fishing boats and damaged homes ....Read More →
November 12th, 2013
12th November: While the Philippines struggles to cope with the devastating aftermath of super typhoon Haiyan, a new tropical storm, Zoraida, has made landfall in the country. It crossed the coast at Caraga, in Davao Oriental province, around 9 A.M. local time. Tropical storm Zoraida is located in the southern Philippine region of Mindanao, about 600 miles from Manila, and is bringing rainfall to areas about 290 miles from the regions worst affected by super typhoon Haiyan.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical ....Read More →