A French aid worker was kidnapped in the west African country of Mali, on Saturday, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement Sunday. She was identified as Sophie Petronin and runs a charity to help children suffering from malnutrition, the statement said. The aid worker was seized in Gao. Malian authorities are… Read More French aid worker abducted in Mali
A magnitude 7.7 earthquake occurred off the coast of southern Chile on Sunday, 40 km (about 25 miles) southwest of Puerto Quellon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami threat message for parts of the Pacific Ocean close to the earthquake. Tsunami waves 1-3 meters above tide level… Read More Magnitude-7.7 earthquake hits Chilean coast
Super typhoon Nock-ten made landfall in the Philippines on Christmas Day after authorities worked to evacuate thousands of residents from low-lying areas of the Southeast Asian country’s eastern provinces. At 8 p.m. local time (7 a.m. ET), authorities said the typhoon, known locally as Nina, made landfall over Bato in the province of Catanduanes. The… Read More Typhoon hits Philippines on Christmas day
A major typhoon is gaining strength as it draws closer to the Philippines, where it’s expected to make landfall during Christmas Day. Forecasters warned that Nock-ten, also known as Nina in the Philippines, could bring lashing winds and dump heavy rain throughout parts of the country, including the capital, Manila. Nock-ten is now a super… Read More Typhoon Nina forecasted to lash the Philippines on Christmas day
A white man whose nationality is yet to be disclosed, was arrested inside Sambisa Forest as Nigerian troops cleared Boko Haram insurgents out of their last fortress on Thursday. “The man is under custody and providing positive information”, said a soldier, who just returned to Maiduguri from the liberated forest. The soldier said while hundreds… Read More Nigerian soldiers arrest white man in Sambisa Forest
A Russian military plane carrying 92 people, including dozens of Red Army Choir singers, dancers and orchestra members, crashed into the Black Sea on its way to Syria on Sunday, killing everyone on board, Russian authorities said. The Russian Defence Ministry said one of its TU-154 Tupolev planes had disappeared from radar screens at 0525… Read More Black Xmas: 92 dead as Russian military jet crash in the Black Sea
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