Russia: Explosion At Military Base Kills Two, Injures Six

Two people have been killed in an explosion at a Russian naval test facility. The explosion occurred during testing of a missile engine unit at a military base in the north. Both killed were civilian specialists, the Russian defence ministry said in a statement. Six other people a mix of military and civilian personnel were… Continue reading Russia: Explosion At Military Base Kills Two, Injures Six

Pakistan: Opposition Leader Maryam Nawaz arrested

Pakistan opposition leader Maryam Nawaz and vice-president of the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) has been arrested by the country’s National Accountability Bureau (NAB), a spokesperson for her party said. She was detained on Thursday while she was visiting her father, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, at a Lahore prison, local media reported. “Maryam Nawaz has been… Continue reading Pakistan: Opposition Leader Maryam Nawaz arrested

Hollywood Star Danny Trejo Rescues Baby From Overturned Car

One of Hollywood’s best-known villains, Danny Trejo has been hailed as a real-life hero for helping to rescue of a baby that was trapped in an overturned vehicle in Los Angeles. The actor said he had seen a motorist drive through a red light and crash into another car, which flipped onto its roof with… Continue reading Hollywood Star Danny Trejo Rescues Baby From Overturned Car

US Immigration: ICE Arrests Nearly 700 People In Mississippi Raids

Almost 700 people have been arrested by US immigration officials after a series of raids in the state of Mississippi. The co-ordinated operations targeted workers at seven agricultural processing plants who allegedly did not have proper documentation. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said “approximately 680 removable aliens” had been detained. This could be seen as… Continue reading US Immigration: ICE Arrests Nearly 700 People In Mississippi Raids

UN: More Than 2 Million Zimbabweans On The Brink Of Starvation

More than two million Zimbabweans are on the cusp of “starvation”, the United Nations food agency has said, launching a $331.5m aid appeal to help the southern African country recover from a devastating drought. David Beasley, executive director of the World Food Programme (WFP), said on Tuesday that 2.3 million people in rural Zimbabwe were… Continue reading UN: More Than 2 Million Zimbabweans On The Brink Of Starvation

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$2.5 Million Carted Away From Mexico’s Mint In Daylight Robbery

Robbers made off with an estimated $2.5 million from a mint in Mexico City Tuesday, after the vault was reportedly left open. Police are searching for the perpetrators of the theft, which took place in broad daylight on one of the Mexican capital’s most prestigious avenues, Avenida Reforma. The heist is the latest development in… Continue reading $2.5 Million Carted Away From Mexico’s Mint In Daylight Robbery

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Beer, Cigarettes Are Inappropriate As Gifts – Irish Priest

An Irish priest has spoken out over “inappropriate” items such as tins of beer and cigarettes being used as offertory gifts during funeral Masses. Fr Tomás Walsh, who is based in Cork city, said such items “don’t tell us anything uplifting” about the deceased. Writing in a July newsletter, he said it happened “more and… Continue reading Beer, Cigarettes Are Inappropriate As Gifts – Irish Priest

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IT Failure Causes Chaos, Flights Cancellations For British Airways

Problems with British Airways’ IT systems left thousands of passengers facing flight cancellations, delays and long queues at airports in the airline’s third major computer failure in a little more than two years. Wednesday’s woes are the latest in a string of problems at the airline, which was fined $230 million last month for a… Continue reading IT Failure Causes Chaos, Flights Cancellations For British Airways

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