Fan dies after fall from upper deck at Atlanta Braves game

A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees . Lt. Charles Hampton of the Atlanta Police Department homicide unit confirmed the death hours after the fall in the seventh inning. Hampton said the… Read More Fan dies after fall from upper deck at Atlanta Braves game

‘Les Miserables’ actor, Kyle Jean-Baptiste dies at 21

Actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste, who made history as the first African-American to play the lead role in a Broadway production of “Les Miserables,” died Friday night in New York. Marc Thibodeau, a spokesman for the production, said Saturday that Jean-Baptiste fell from a fire escape. “The entire Les Miserables family is shocked and devastated by the… Read More ‘Les Miserables’ actor, Kyle Jean-Baptiste dies at 21

Gov. El-Rufai commiserates with families of the Kaduna air crash victims

Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has commiserated with the families of the seven people that died in a Donier plane crash on Saturday in Kaduna. A statement signed by the governor’s spokesperson, Samuel Aruwan, in Kaduna on Saturday, said the governor also condoled with the Chief of Air Staff, and the officers and men… Read More Gov. El-Rufai commiserates with families of the Kaduna air crash victims

Turkey launches airstrikes against ISIS

Turkey launched its first airstrikes against ISIS in Syria on Saturday as part of the U.S.-led coalition against the extremist group, the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement. The participation of Turkish air forces in coalition operations was formalized and signed on Monday, according to the ministry. As part of the framework… Read More Turkey launches airstrikes against ISIS

Nigeria transports 18,909 pilgrims for the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Saturday said it had transported 18,909 intending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for the 2015 pilgrimage. About 76,000 intending pilgrims from the 36 states and FCT are expected to participate in this year’s Hajj in Saudi Arabia. The Director, Public Affairs of the commission, Alhaji Uba Mana, told… Read More Nigeria transports 18,909 pilgrims for the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca