Fire torches Guinness Nigeria brewery in Abia State

A wildfire on Friday engulfed parts of the Guinness Nigeria Plc, Aba Brewery, Abia, razing bottles, chemicals, office structures and furniture to ashes. Firefighters battled hard to contain the fire, which started at about 11 a.m. on Friday and blazed on till late in the evening. Okezie Uche, Aba Fire Service Commander, said that his… Read More Fire torches Guinness Nigeria brewery in Abia State

Two dead as magnitude-6.7 earthquake hits Chilean coast

A magnitude 6.7 earthquake hit the coast of north-central Chile on Saturday evening, the U.S. Geological Survey said, with authorities reporting as many as 200,000 without power and two people dead of heart attacks. The quake struck at 10:32 p.m. about 16 km (10 miles) south-southwest of Coquimbo, the USGS said. The quake, measured 53… Read More Two dead as magnitude-6.7 earthquake hits Chilean coast

Hungarian movie producer Andrew Vajna dies at 74

Andrew G. Vajna, the Hungarian movie producer behind ‘Rambo’, ‘Evita’ and other international hits, died in his Budapest home on Sunday following a long illness, the Hungarian National Film Fund said. Vajna produced 59 films in all, including the 1996 Evita starring Madonna and Sylvester Stallone’s first three Rambo movies. He was born in Budapest… Read More Hungarian movie producer Andrew Vajna dies at 74

Tens of thousands rally in Athens to protest Macedonia name change

Police fired tear gas to disperse protesters outside parliament on Sunday as tens of thousands of Greeks rallied in Athens to protest against a name deal with Macedonia. Central Athens turned into a sea of people holding blue and white Greek flags as thousands came from all over the country to rally against the accord… Read More Tens of thousands rally in Athens to protest Macedonia name change

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani declares intention to contest in 2019 presidential election

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday entered the 2019 presidential race after forging an alliance with a staunch critic to challenge his former governing partners at a time when the Taliban has shut him out of talks to end more than 17 years of war. 69-year-old Ghani is seeking a second term amid the war… Read More Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani declares intention to contest in 2019 presidential election

WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao defeats Adrien Broner

WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao showed flashes of his past brilliance as he delivered a dominant performance to earn a unanimous decision victory over Adrien Broner in Las Vegas on Saturday. The 40-year-old Filipino multiple world champion was quicker and more accurate as he controlled each round and cruised to the triumph to take his… Read More WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao defeats Adrien Broner