U.S. student falls 20-feet to her death while viewing sunset in Myanmar

A 20-year-old U.S. student fell to her death while trying to view the sunset from a 20-foot pagoda in Myanmar’s ancient former capital of Bagan, the government said on Wednesday. Kassandra Braun accidentally fell from the tiered tower around 4.30pm on Tuesday and died from severe injuries on the way to a hospital in Mandalay,… Read More U.S. student falls 20-feet to her death while viewing sunset in Myanmar

Georgia woman charged with murder of three-year-old son for leaving him in hot car

A mother whose three-year-old son died after being left inside a hot car in Georgia has been charged with his murder. 25-year-old Lillian Stone was given the extra charge in the death of her son on Tuesday. She was originally charged with first-degree cruelty to children after her arrest by Fulton County Police on October… Read More Georgia woman charged with murder of three-year-old son for leaving him in hot car

Democrats defeat Republicans to sweep executive and legislative offices in U.S. states 

Democrat Ralph Northam won a bitter race for Virginia governor on Tuesday, dealing a setback to President Donald Trump with a decisive victory over a Republican who had adopted some of the president’s combative tactics and issues. Northam, the state’s lieutenant governor, overcame a barrage of attack ads by Republican Ed Gillespie that hit the… Read More Democrats defeat Republicans to sweep executive and legislative offices in U.S. states 

Two dead, several injured as Customs officials raid shops in Ogun State

Officials of the Nigerian Customs service have been accused of killing two Nigerians following a house raid in Oja-Odan area, Ogun state. It was learnt that the officials accompanied by soldiers broke into some shops in the area, searching for smuggled rice. A source said that the customs officers during the operation shot continuously into… Read More Two dead, several injured as Customs officials raid shops in Ogun State

Eleven dead as gunmen attack village in Plateau State

Eleven people were on Tuesday night shot dead by gunmen along Rim, Riyom Local Government Area of northern Plateau State. According to the Police Public Relations Office of the Plateau State Police Command, Terna Tyopev, the victims were returning from a village market in Makera when they were attacked by the gunmen. Tyopev added that… Read More Eleven dead as gunmen attack village in Plateau State

Twitter set to introduce 280-character tweets worldwide

Microblogging website Twitter Inc., known for its iconic 140-character tweets, said on Tuesday it would roll out 280- character tweets to users across the world. Twitter said it ran a test on 280-character tweets in September that showed users spent less time editing their tweets and were less likely to abandon them. User posting in… Read More Twitter set to introduce 280-character tweets worldwide