Officials issue evacuation notice as wildfire rages in north-central Arizona

A raging fire in north-central Arizona continues to grow and has burned an unknown number of structures. Officials said on Monday that the blaze that sparked on Friday about nine miles east of Clints Well has grown to more than 8,600 acres, or about 13.5 square miles, and forced the evacuation of nearby communities. Strong… Read More Officials issue evacuation notice as wildfire rages in north-central Arizona

Nigerian Air Force acquires helicopter gunships to aid insurgency war

​Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Monday took delivery of two Mi-35M helicopter gunships that the Federal Government ordered from Russia. The Antonov aircraft, which brought the new Mi-35M helicopters, touched down on the runway at NAF Base Makurdi at exactly 12.20pm. The Chief of Aircraft Engineering at NAF Headquarters, Air Vice Marshal Abdulganiyu Olabisi, received… Read More Nigerian Air Force acquires helicopter gunships to aid insurgency war

Court orders interim forfeiture of two houses belonging to former First Lady Patience Jonathan

​The Abuja chapter of the Federal High Court on Monday ordered an interim forfeiture of two properties linked to Patience Jonathan, wife of former President, Goodluck Jonathan. The properties are located at Plot No. 1960, Cadastral Zone A05, Maitama District; and Plot No. 1350, Cadastral Zone A00, both in Abuja. The properties were said to… Read More Court orders interim forfeiture of two houses belonging to former First Lady Patience Jonathan

One dead, injured as armed man opens fire at private party in Missouri

​Two men in their 30s were shot inside Ballpark Village in downtown St. Louis, Missouri, prompting a police investigation on Sunday night. One later died, the station says. The shooting occurred around 8:04 p.m. local time. Ballpark Village is a dining and entertainment district across from the stadium where the St. Louis Cardinals play. At… Read More One dead, injured as armed man opens fire at private party in Missouri

Seventeen injured as bus carrying high school chorus team crashes in South Carolina

​Authorities say 17 people were injured, two of them in serious condition, when a charter bus carrying a high school chorus team crashed early on Sunday morning. The crash occurred around 1 a.m. local time on Sunday, Colleton-Fire Rescue Chief Barry McRoy said. The bus was carrying 30 students and adult chaperones from Beddingfield High… Read More Seventeen injured as bus carrying high school chorus team crashes in South Carolina

Eight journalists, several others killed as explosions rock Afghanistan capital

Twin blasts in the Afghan capital Kabul killed at least 25 people on Monday, including eight journalists who had arrived to report on the first explosion and who were apparently targeted by a suicide bomber, officials said. Several hours later, a suicide bomber in a vehicle attacked foreign military forces in the southern province of… Read More Eight journalists, several others killed as explosions rock Afghanistan capital