Thirteen people killed in helicopter crash following magnitude-7.2 earthquake in Mexico City

​At least 13 people on the ground, including three children, were killed when a Mexican military helicopter carrying top officials surveying damages from an earthquake crashed in a small town in the southern state of Oaxaca, authorities said on Saturday. The helicopter, which was carrying Mexico’s interior minister and the state governor, crashed on top… Read More Thirteen people killed in helicopter crash following magnitude-7.2 earthquake in Mexico City

Renowned Nigerian playwright Akinwunmi Isola passes on at 79

Renowned Nigerian playwright, screenwriter, poet and actor, Akinwunmi Isola is dead. He died earlier today in his base, Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. Isola passed away at the age of 79. He was born in Ibadan in 1939, attended Labode Methodist School and Wesley College. He studied at the University of Ibadan, earning a B.… Read More Renowned Nigerian playwright Akinwunmi Isola passes on at 79

Two dead, houses damaged as magnitude-7.2 earthquake hits Mexican capital 

A prolonged 7.2 magnitude quake that rocked Mexico on Friday left nearly a million homes and businesses without power in the capital and south but the only reported deaths came when a military helicopter crashed after surveying the aftermath. At least 50 homes suffered damage in the southern state of Oaxaca, which, along with Mexico… Read More Two dead, houses damaged as magnitude-7.2 earthquake hits Mexican capital 

Turkish army attacks village with suspected gas in Syria’s Afrin region

​Syrian Kurdish forces and a monitoring group said the Turkish military carried out a suspected gas attack that wounded six people in Syria’s Afrin region on Friday. There was no immediate comment from the Turkish military, which has previously denied accusations of hitting civilians in its Afrin operation. Birusk Hasaka, a spokesman for the Kurdish… Read More Turkish army attacks village with suspected gas in Syria’s Afrin region

U.S. indicts Russians for meddling in 2016 presidential elections

A Russian propaganda arm oversaw a criminal and espionage conspiracy to tamper in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign to support Donald Trump and disparage Hillary Clinton, said an indictment released on Friday that revealed more details than previously known about Moscow’s purported effort to interfere. The office of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged 13… Read More U.S. indicts Russians for meddling in 2016 presidential elections