Metro station in Kensington gets evacuated over inferno alert

High Street Kensington station was evacuated on Friday after a fire alert. British Transport Police said a fire alarm went off in the shopping centre above the station and the Tube station was closed as a precautionary measure. Police at the scene that the alert had been triggered by a short circuit and fire fighters… Read More Metro station in Kensington gets evacuated over inferno alert

Federal Government declares May 2nd a public holiday

The Federal Government has announced Monday, May 2, 2016, as a public holiday to commemorate the 2016 Workers’ Day Celebration. The Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.), disclosed this yesterday. In the statement which was released by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Bassey Akpanyung, Nigerian workers were congratulated for “their resilience, hard… Read More Federal Government declares May 2nd a public holiday

Thirteen dead as helicopter crashes in Norway

Eleven people have been found dead and two are missing after a helicopter crashed west of the Norwegian city of Bergen carrying 13, rescuers say. A massive search and rescue operation was underway on Friday afternoon, with emergency workers saying there was no sign of survivors. “They are searching in the hope of finding survivors.… Read More Thirteen dead as helicopter crashes in Norway

Gay marriage legalized in Colombia

Colombia’s top court has legalised same-sex marriage, making the country the fourth in Latin America to do so. Gay couples were already allowed to form civil partnerships, but Thursday’s ruling extends them the same marriage rights as heterosexual couples. Earlier this month the constitutional court dismissed a judge’s petition against equal marriage rights for heterosexual… Read More Gay marriage legalized in Colombia

North Korea sentences American to ten years imprisonment for espionage

North Korea sentenced a South Korean-born American citizen to 10 years of hard labor for subversion and espionage, China’s Xinhua news agency reported on Friday. Kim Dong Chul is the second American that North Korea has given a hard labor sentence in the past two months. In March, University of Virginia student Otto Frederick Warmbier… Read More North Korea sentences American to ten years imprisonment for espionage