Typhoon hits Philippines on Christmas day

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

Typhoon Nina forecasted to lash the 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

Nigerian soldiers arrest white man in Sambisa Forest

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

Black Xmas: 92 dead as Russian military jet crash in the Black Sea

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