Manhunt underway following shooting of two persons in central Vienna

One person was killed and another injured in a shooting outside a popular schnitzel restaurant in central Vienna on Friday but police said the incident was not terrorism-related. A manhunt was underway across the historic centre of the Austrian capital after the shooting in an alleyway that houses Figlmueller, a restaurant popular with tourists who… Read More Manhunt underway following shooting of two persons in central Vienna

Ford recalls hundreds of thousands of pickup trucks in North America over fire risks

Ford Motor Co said on Friday it is recalling 874,000 pickup trucks in North America with engine block heaters for fire risks. The second largest U.S. automaker said the recall covers some 2015-2019 Ford F-150 trucks, along with the 2017-2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty, F-350 Super Duty, F-450 Super Duty, and F-550 Super Duty pick-up… Read More Ford recalls hundreds of thousands of pickup trucks in North America over fire risks

Thirteen dead following gas explosion in coal mine in Czech

A methane explosion killed 12 Poles and one Czech at an eastern Czech coal mine, the OKD mining company said on Friday, in the worst disaster of this kind in almost three decades. The state-run firm said that a methane blast more than 800 metres (875 yards) underground devastated areas of the CSM hard coal… Read More Thirteen dead following gas explosion in coal mine in Czech

Facebook, Twitter remove accounts and pages linked to fake news sites ahead of elections in Bangladesh

Facebook and Twitter said on Thursday they had removed accounts and fake news pages linked to the Bangladesh government that had posted anti-opposition content, days ahead of an election in the South Asian nation. Facebook, Bangladesh’s most popular social network with an estimated 30 million users, said it had removed nine fake news pages linked… Read More Facebook, Twitter remove accounts and pages linked to fake news sites ahead of elections in Bangladesh

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis announces resignation following withdrawal of troops from Syria

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis resigned on Thursday, effective February 28, 2019, over disagreements in policy following President Donald Trump’s recently announced decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria. The following are the key highlights from his resignation letter: “One core belief I have always held is that our strength as a nation is inextricably… Read More U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis announces resignation following withdrawal of troops from Syria