Eighteen dead as suicide bombers attack mosque during evening prayer in Borno

There are reports that a suicide bomb attack has hit a mosque in the Muna garage area of Borno State. Suicide bombers attacked a mosque during magrib (sunset) prayer. Police in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital has confirmed that eighteen people, including four suicide bombers died in the ensuing explosion that rocked the state this… Read More Eighteen dead as suicide bombers attack mosque during evening prayer in Borno

Four critically injured as fire razes high rise building in Belfast

Four residents living in a high rise tower block have been rushed to hospital after a 15-storey building was engulfed in flames. Photographs and footage posted online showed smoke and flames coming from the Coolmoyne House tower block in Dunmurry, near Belfast. Emergency services are currently tackling the blaze which comes just five months after… Read More Four critically injured as fire razes high rise building in Belfast

General Motors to launch new batch of electric vehicles with less expensive batteries in 2021

General Motors Co. plans to launch a new family of electric vehicles in 2021 with batteries costing about 30 percent less than those used on the current Chevrolet Bolt, Chief Executive Mary Barra told investors on Wednesday. The No. 1 U.S. automaker is developing an all-new electric vehicle platform that will accommodate multiple sizes and… Read More General Motors to launch new batch of electric vehicles with less expensive batteries in 2021

Delta State police command declares militant leader Pere Gbakumor for kidnap of Britons

The Delta State police command has declared one, Karo-Owei Pere Gbakumor, a militant leader wanted for the alleged kidnap of four British citizens. The victims, David Donavan ‘’m’, 57yrs, Shirley Donavan ‘f’, 57yrs, Alanna Carson ‘m’, Ian Squire ‘m’, now late, were abducted on October 10 in Enekorogha Community, Burutu Local Government Area of Delta… Read More Delta State police command declares militant leader Pere Gbakumor for kidnap of Britons

Uber’s Asia policy chief Shweta Rajpal Kohli announces resignation

Uber’s chief of policy for India and South Asia has quit, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday, in the latest high-level departure at the online taxi company. Shweta Rajpal Kohli, a former Indian journalist who joined Uber last year, would join cloud-based software maker Salesforce.com Inc. next month, the sources said. Uber,… Read More Uber’s Asia policy chief Shweta Rajpal Kohli announces resignation

Qualcomm invests in Chinese artificial intelligence facial recognition startup SenseTime

Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) startup SenseTime Group said on Wednesday it has sealed an investment from chipmaker Qualcomm Inc. as part of a funding round that will close later this year. SenseTime and Qualcomm had announced a strategic tie last month to collaborate on AI, which will see SenseTime’s proprietary algorithms deployed in smart devices.… Read More Qualcomm invests in Chinese artificial intelligence facial recognition startup SenseTime

Four killed as gunman open fire at various locations in Northern California

A gunman carrying a semi-automatic weapon and two handguns opened fire at multiple locations across a small Northern California community on Tuesday, killing four people before he was slain by police. At least 10 other people were wounded, including two children at an elementary school near the small town of Corning, about 100 miles (160… Read More Four killed as gunman open fire at various locations in Northern California

Zimbabwe military seizes political power, gives assurance that President Robert Mugabe and family safe and sound

Zimbabwe’s military said it had seized power in a targeted assault on criminals around President Robert Mugabe who were causing social and economic suffering, but gave assurances the 93-year-old leader and his family were safe and sound. Zimbabwean soldiers and armored vehicles blocked roads to the main government offices, parliament and the courts in central… Read More Zimbabwe military seizes political power, gives assurance that President Robert Mugabe and family safe and sound