SpaceX launches heavyweight communications satellite into orbit

Lighting up the deep overnight sky, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket roared away from Cape Canaveral early Sunday, boosting a heavyweight communications satellite into orbit while its upgraded first stage booster flew itself back to a pinpoint landing on an off-shore droneship. Earlier versions of the Falcon 9 first stage likely would have been unable… Read More SpaceX launches heavyweight communications satellite into orbit

Eleven killed, several injured as suicide bomb attack rocks Kabul International airport 

​A suicide bomber killed at least 11 people and wounded 14 at the entrance to Kabul international airport on Sunday, officials said, as scores gathered to welcome home Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum from exile. Senior government officials, political leaders and supporters were leaving the airport after greeting the powerful ethnic Uzbek leader and… Read More Eleven killed, several injured as suicide bomb attack rocks Kabul International airport 

Suicide bomb attack kills Pakistan political candidate Ikramullah Gandapur 

A candidate from the party of Pakistan prime ministerial hopeful and former cricket star Imran Khan was killed on Sunday in a suicide attack that wounded four others, a police official said, days before Wednesday’s general elections. The attack in the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa follows a series of bombings at political rallies before… Read More Suicide bomb attack kills Pakistan political candidate Ikramullah Gandapur 

Police arrest gunman for fatal shooting, hostage incident in Los Angeles grocery store

​Police in Los Angeles arrested a man who took hostages and barricaded himself inside a Trader Joe’s grocery store on Saturday, ending a three-hour standoff during which he fatally shot a woman, authorities said. The man, who was chased by police after he was suspected of repeatedly shooting his grandmother and another woman in a… Read More Police arrest gunman for fatal shooting, hostage incident in Los Angeles grocery store

Eighteen killed as Boko Haram militants attack village in Chad

Eighteen people have been killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram jihadists in the Lake Chad region, a Chadian military source said on Sunday. “Boko Haram elements attacked a village south of Daboua,” not far from Chad’s border with Niger, at around 9:00 pm (2000 GMT) on Thursday, the military source said. The assailants… Read More Eighteen killed as Boko Haram militants attack village in Chad