Boeing conducts inaugural test flight for flying car prototype

Boeing Co said on Wednesday its flying car prototype hovered briefly in the air during an inaugural test flight, a small but significant step as the world’s largest planemaker bids to revolutionize urban transportation and parcel delivery services. Boeing is competing with arch-rival Airbus SE and numerous other firms to introduce small self-flying vehicles capable… Read More Boeing conducts inaugural test flight for flying car prototype

Former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond charged for sexual harassment

Former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond, a figurehead of Scotland’s independence movement, denied committing any crimes on Thursday after he appeared in court charged with multiple sex offences including two counts of attempted rape. Scottish prosecutors said 64-year-old Salmond had also been charged with nine counts of sexual assault, two counts of indecent assault and… Read More Former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond charged for sexual harassment

Nigerian Senate passes new minimum wage bill

The new minimum wage bill passed the first and second readings at the Senate on Thursday just hours after President Muhammadu Buhari transmitted the draft legislation to the lawmakers. The president’s letter, read to the lawmakers by the deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, urged the amendment of the National Minimum Wage Amendment Act 2011 to… Read More Nigerian Senate passes new minimum wage bill

Five killed as gunman open fire at SunTrust Bank in central Florida

A gunman killed five people in a bank in central Florida on Wednesday and then called police to inform them of the shooting before he eventually surrendered, local authorities said. The shooting occurred at the SunTrust Bank in Sebring, a town of about 10,000 people 95 miles (153 km) south of Orlando, around 12:30 p.m.… Read More Five killed as gunman open fire at SunTrust Bank in central Florida

Thirty dead as overflowing dam floods villages in Indonesia

An overflowing dam has killed at least 30 people in Indonesia and forced thousands to flee their villages, authorities said on Thursday. Twenty-five people are missing. Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency has set up temporary shelters and field kitchens for residents fleeing floodwaters over a meter high that inundated riverside settlements in South Sulawesi province, including… Read More Thirty dead as overflowing dam floods villages in Indonesia