Texas woman Julia Poff charged for sending booby-trapped packages to former U.S. President Barack Obama, two others

A Houston-area woman has been charged with mailing booby-trapped packages designed to explode to former U.S. President Barack Obama, Texas Governor Greg Abbott and a federal office in Maryland. Julia Poff was ordered held in jail last week ahead of trial after she was indicted on charges of mailing packages last year that were designed… Read More Texas woman Julia Poff charged for sending booby-trapped packages to former U.S. President Barack Obama, two others

Uber embarks on partnership with Indian automaker Mahindra for production of electric vehicles

Ride-hailing firm Uber will partner with automaker Mahindra and Mahindra to pilot electric vehicles on its platform in India, the two companies said on Friday, at a time when the government is pushing to have all new vehicles electrified by 2030. Uber will deploy hundreds of electric vehicles in Delhi and Hyderabad by March next… Read More Uber embarks on partnership with Indian automaker Mahindra for production of electric vehicles

South African appeals court extend Oscar Pistorius sentence to thirteen years

South Africa’s Supreme Court more than doubled Oscar Pistorius’ murder sentence on Friday after the state argued the original jail term of six years for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was shockingly lenient. The gold medal-winning athlete, known as the ‘Blade Runner’ for his carbon-fiber prosthetics, was not in court to hear the new sentence… Read More South African appeals court extend Oscar Pistorius sentence to thirteen years

Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe’s president

Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in on Friday as president of Zimbabwe in front of thousands of cheering supporters at Harare’s national stadium, bringing the final curtain down on the 37-year rule of Robert Mugabe. Taking his oath of office, the 75-year-old known as the Crocodile vowed to uphold the constitution of the former British colony… Read More Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe’s president

Hundreds dead, scores injured as suspected militants attack mosque in Egypt

Militants killed more than 230 people at a mosque in North Sinai on Friday, detonating a bomb and gunning down worshippers in the deadliest such attack in Egypt’s modern history, state media and witnesses said. No group immediately claimed responsibility, but since 2013 Egyptian security forces have battled an Islamic State affiliate in the mainly… Read More Hundreds dead, scores injured as suspected militants attack mosque in Egypt