131 dead, several injured as airstrikes hit wedding ceremony in Yemen

At least 131 people were killed and scores were wounded in airstrikes on a wedding ceremony in Taiz province in southwestern Yemen , the Houthi-controlled state-run Saba news agency said. Three Yemeni security officials and Saba said the Saudi-led coalition conducted the airstrikes on Monday. Saudi officials, however, denied responsibility. “We don’t have any operations… Read More 131 dead, several injured as airstrikes hit wedding ceremony in Yemen

F.G. declares Thursday, October 1st public holiday

The Federal Government has declared Thursday, Oct. 1 public holiday to mark Nigeria’s 55th Independence celebration. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mr Abubakar Magaji, made the declaration on behalf of the government in a statement signed by Yusuf Isiaka the Ministry’s Director of Press. The statement was made available to newsmen on Monday in… Read More F.G. declares Thursday, October 1st public holiday

‘Nitro Circus’ star, Erik Roner dies in chute accident

Erik Roner, an extreme athlete whose feats were seen regularly on MTV and Outside Television, died Monday in a parachuting accident, California authorities said. Witnesses told the Placer County Sheriff’s Office that Roner was participating in a group skydive at the Squaw Valley Institute’s annual Celebrity Golf Tournament. “One of the skydivers impacted a tree… Read More ‘Nitro Circus’ star, Erik Roner dies in chute accident

Log Lady of ‘Twin Peak’, Catharine Coulson dies at 71

Catherine Coulson — who portrayed Margaret Lanterman, the Log Lady in the surreal cult series “Twin Peaks” — died on Monday, according to her rep. Coulson was 71. She went back decades with “Twin Peaks” co- creator David Lynch, having been an assistant director on his first feature film, “Eraserhead.” Lynch thought she would be… Read More Log Lady of ‘Twin Peak’, Catharine Coulson dies at 71

2 dead, hundreds injured as Typhoon Dujuan hits Taiwan

Typhoon Dujuan walloped Taiwan with howling winds and sheets of rain, killing at least two people and injuring more than 300 before heading on to mainland China. The powerful storm made landfall late Monday on Taiwan’s east coast, pummeling the town of Suao with gusts as strong as 246 kph (153 mph). “The rain was… Read More 2 dead, hundreds injured as Typhoon Dujuan hits Taiwan