Seven dead, several injured as train derails and rams into trailer in Lagos

Seven persons have been confirmed dead in a train derailment which occurred on Thursday morning, at the Abbatoir area of Agege, the outskirts of Lagos. The incident which involved the train that rammed into a trailer on the railway line along Fagba resulted in a multiple crash among trucks and vehicles. Four persons hanging on… Read More Seven dead, several injured as train derails and rams into trailer in Lagos

First ‘space nation’ Asgardia launched into outer space

The world’s first space nation has taken flight. On November 12, Asgardia cemented its presence in outer space by launching the Asgardia-1 satellite. The nanosat — it is roughly the size of a loaf of bread — undertook a two-day journey from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, the United States, to the International Space… Read More First ‘space nation’ Asgardia launched into outer space

China denies U.S. espionage allegations, denounces call to register journalists as agents

China denounced on Thursday a U.S. congressional commission that accused its state media of involvement in spying and propaganda and called for their staff in the United States to be registered as foreign agents. The U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission said in its latest annual report that while China had tightened restrictions on… Read More China denies U.S. espionage allegations, denounces call to register journalists as agents

China, Philippines agree to peaceful resolution of South China Sea differences

China and the Philippines have agreed to avoid force to resolve their differences over the South China Sea, according to a joint statement issued on Thursday by China at the end of a visit to Manila by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. China and the Philippines have long sparred over the South China Sea, but relations… Read More China, Philippines agree to peaceful resolution of South China Sea differences

Da Vinci’s ‘Salvator Mundi’ portrait of Christ sells for record price of $450.3million at New York auction

Leonardo da Vinci’s portrait of Christ, ‘Salvator Mundi’, sold for a record-smashing $450.3 million on Wednesday at Christie‘s, more than double the old price for any work of art at auction. The painting, only recently rediscovered, was the last da Vinci left in private hands and fetched more than four times Christie‘s’ pre-sale estimate of… Read More Da Vinci’s ‘Salvator Mundi’ portrait of Christ sells for record price of $450.3million at New York auction