Several soldiers killed, trucks missing following Boko Haram attacks on Nigerian military troops 

​Boko Haram jihadists overran a military base in northeast Nigeria after a ferocious firefight, security sources said Sunday, the second major assault on the country’s forces in two days. The militants invaded a base holding hundreds of soldiers in Yobe state, where they abducted over 100 girls from a school earlier this year, in an… Read More Several soldiers killed, trucks missing following Boko Haram attacks on Nigerian military troops 

China willing to invest $3billion in Nigerian oil and gas operations

​China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) is willing to invest $3 billion in its existing oil and gas operation in Nigeria, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said on Sunday following a meeting with the Chinese in Abuja. During a visit to Nigeria’s state-owned NNPC, CNOOC Chief Executive Yuan Guangyu said the Beijing-based oil company… Read More China willing to invest $3billion in Nigerian oil and gas operations

Rolls-Royce designs propulsion system suitable for vertical take-off and landing of flying taxis

British jet engine maker Rolls-Royce has designed a propulsion system for a flying taxi and is starting a search for partners to help develop a project it hopes could take to the skies as soon as early next decade. Rolls-Royce said on Sunday it had drawn up plans for an electric vertical take-off and landing… Read More Rolls-Royce designs propulsion system suitable for vertical take-off and landing of flying taxis

Five killed as suicide bomb attack hits Afghan capital Kabul

An apparent suicide attack close to a government ministry in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday killed at least five people as staff were leaving the office in the evening rush hour, officials said. A police spokesman said the explosion was believed to have been caused by a suicide attacker but had no further details.… Read More Five killed as suicide bomb attack hits Afghan capital Kabul

Twitter suspends two accounts linked to indicted Russian intelligence officers 

Social networking site Twitter Inc on Saturday suspended two accounts linked to 12 Russian spies indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller for interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. On Friday, a federal grand jury charged the 12 Russian intelligence officers with hacking Democratic computer networks in 2016 in the most detailed U.S. accusation yet… Read More Twitter suspends two accounts linked to indicted Russian intelligence officers 

Jaguar escapes from habitat, kills eight animals at Audubon Zoo in New Orleans

Audubon Zoo in New Orleans shut down early on Saturday when a jaguar escaped from its habitat and killed six animals. Zoo officials said this is the first time in at least 50 years that one of its animals has killed others. “This is by far the biggest incident we’ve had, the biggest magnitude, the… Read More Jaguar escapes from habitat, kills eight animals at Audubon Zoo in New Orleans

Violent protests erupt in Chicago after police fatally shoots man 

​A violent clash broke out late Saturday in Chicago’s predominately black South Side neighborhood after police shot and killed a man whom they suspected was carrying a firearm. A crowd of about 150 residents shouted ‘murderers’ and obscenities, local media reports said. They tossed rocks, bottles and jumped on police cars as the protest escalated… Read More Violent protests erupt in Chicago after police fatally shoots man