Vanguard Group former chairman and co-founder John Bogle dies at 89

John Bogle, whose family’s struggles during the Great Depression led him to pioneer low-cost investing and to found Vanguard Group, now the world’s biggest mutual fund firm, died on Wednesday at the age of 89, Vanguard said. Bogle had been in frail health for years, surviving at least six heart attacks and receiving a heart… Read More Vanguard Group former chairman and co-founder John Bogle dies at 89

Unknown gunmen murder Ghanaian investigate journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale

Gunmen in Ghana killed an investigative journalist who had helped uncover corruption in football, rights groups and his employer said on Thursday. Ahmed Hussein-Suale was shot three times by men on a motorbike while driving home from work on Wednesday in the capital Accra, said his production company Tiger Eye PI. “We … are terribly… Read More Unknown gunmen murder Ghanaian investigate journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale

Nine dead, 24 injured following car bomb attack at police academy in Colombia

A car bomb exploded at a police academy in Colombia’s capital Bogota on Thursday, killing at least nine people and wounding over 20 in an attack that prompted fears of a return to the country’s violent past. The car rammed into the grounds of the General Santander School in the south of the capital before… Read More Nine dead, 24 injured following car bomb attack at police academy in Colombia

Vodafone links up with IBM to provide cloud system services to businesses

Vodafone is teaming up with IBM to offer businesses a way to link different cloud computing systems to support the next wave of digital advances, such as machine learning, on super-fast fifth-generation telecoms networks. As part of the deal, the UK-based telecoms operator will pay $550 million to IBM under an eight-year managed-services agreement that… Read More Vodafone links up with IBM to provide cloud system services to businesses

Traffic halted on Brussels-Willebroek Canal following bridge collapse

All traffic on Belgium’s Brussels-Willebroek Canal, a freight link between the capital and the Scheldt estuary around Antwerp, was halted on Thursday until at least early Saturday and probably longer after a bridge accident. Officials were still assessing the damage to the Humbeek Bridge, which lifts on cables to let ships and barges pass beneath,… Read More Traffic halted on Brussels-Willebroek Canal following bridge collapse

Volcano erupts on island in southwestern Japan

A volcano erupted on a remote island in southern Japan on Thursday, the meteorological agency said, but the warning level was kept below the scale requiring evacuation. The Japan Meteorological Agency said the volcano on Kuchinoerabujima island, roughly 1,000 km (620 miles) southwest of Tokyo, erupted at 9:20 a.m. (0020 GMT). Live images showed thick… Read More Volcano erupts on island in southwestern Japan