Head of IMF, Christine Lagarde, to stand trial over payout

The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, will stand trial over a state payout to the French tycoon Bernard Tapie, an appeals court has ruled. She is charged with negligence over the award to Mr Tapie of €404million, an eqiivalent of $445million or £339million, in 2008 when she was France’s economy minister. Ms… Read More Head of IMF, Christine Lagarde, to stand trial over payout

Hundreds evacuated as wildfire rocks outskirts of Los Angeles

About 300 firefighters were battling a fast-moving wildfire in northern Los Angeles early on Saturday that forced the evacuation of about 300 homes, fire officials said. The blaze broke out on Friday afternoon and spread quickly to cover some 2,500 acres in Santa Clarita about 40 miles (65 km) northwest of the city, the state’s… Read More Hundreds evacuated as wildfire rocks outskirts of Los Angeles

87 dead, thousands displaced as floods, landslides hit China

Heavy rain in China has killed at least 87 people and forced thousands from their homes, state media reported on Saturday. Seventy-two people have been killed and 78 are missing in the northern province of Hebei after rain triggered floods and landslides, the Xinhua news agency reported, citing the civil affairs department. Nearly 50,000 homes… Read More 87 dead, thousands displaced as floods, landslides hit China

29 dead as suicide bombers attack demonstration in Kabul

At least 29 people were killed and 142 injured when suicide bombers hit a large demonstration in Kabul on Saturday, officials said. The demonstration was organized by members of Afghanistan’s Hazara minority. Graphic television footage from the site of the blasts showed many dead bodies lying on the bloodied road, close to where thousands of… Read More 29 dead as suicide bombers attack demonstration in Kabul

Put off Rivers State rerun elections, politicians are not yet ready

This is a sponsored post. It was not written by 247NewsUpdate Blog. Following the violence that trailed the March 19, 2016 rerun of elections in Rivers State which claimed the lives many rivers indigenes and the life of a Youth Corps member, Samuel Okonta, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) cancelled the elections in several constituencies including… Read More Put off Rivers State rerun elections, politicians are not yet ready