Russian police arrest drunk man for attempted hijack of Aeroflot passenger plane

A drunk Russian man who unsuccessfully tried to hijack an Aeroflot passenger flight was detained by police on Tuesday after the plane made an emergency landing in Siberia, Russian investigators said. The passenger, who claimed he was armed, tried to break into the cockpit during the flight from the Siberian city of Surgut to Moscow… Read More Russian police arrest drunk man for attempted hijack of Aeroflot passenger plane

Three dead as Russian supersonic bomber crashes due to snowstorm

A nuclear-capable Tupolev-22M3 supersonic bomber crashed while trying to land in a snowstorm on Tuesday in Russia’s far north, the Defence Ministry said, saying the aircraft did not have any weapons on board. Two of the plane’s four-man crew died in the crash and a third later died of his wounds in hospital, Russian news… Read More Three dead as Russian supersonic bomber crashes due to snowstorm

European Union fines MasterCard over €570million for cross-border barriers

The European Commission said on Tuesday it had fined Mastercard 570.6 million euros (an equivalent of $648.3 million) for limiting the possibility for merchants to benefit from better conditions offered by banks elsewhere in the European Union. “By preventing merchants from shopping around for better conditions offered by banks in other member states, Mastercard’s rules… Read More European Union fines MasterCard over €570million for cross-border barriers

Light aircraft carrying footballer Emiliano Sala disappears over English Channel

The search continued on Tuesday for a light aircraft carrying Cardiff City soccer player Emiliano Sala which went missing off Guernsey. Rescue helicopters and lifeboats scoured the seas off the Channel Islands and French police sources confirmed the 28-year-old Argentine forward was on board the single-engine Piper Malibu which disappeared from radar screens late on… Read More Light aircraft carrying footballer Emiliano Sala disappears over English Channel

French police arrest Chris Brown over allegations of sexual harassment

U.S. singer Chris Brown was arrested in Paris on Monday with two other people on suspicion of rape, a French police source said. The arrests were first reported by Closer magazine, which said Brown, his bodyguard and a friend were detained after a 24-year-old woman alleged she was raped at the singer’s suite at the… Read More French police arrest Chris Brown over allegations of sexual harassment

One dead, dozens injured following platform collapse at presidential campaign rally in Borno State

At least one person died while over 50 people were injured on Monday after a platform at President Muhammadu Buhari’s election campaign venue in Maiduguri, Borno State, collapsed, witnesses said. President Buhari campaigned for his reelection in the state capital and the All Progressives Congress event at the Ramat Square was attended by thousands of… Read More One dead, dozens injured following platform collapse at presidential campaign rally in Borno State