China police detain 17 persons in connection with chemical plant explosion

Police have detained another 17 people in connection with a deadly pesticide plant blast that killed 78 people in eastern China last month, authorities said on Monday. The March 21 explosion at a plant owned by the Tianjiayi Chemical Co prompted China’s safety watchdog to launch a nationwide inspection of hazardous chemicals, mines, transportation and… Read More China police detain 17 persons in connection with chemical plant explosion

Two arrested as South African police intercept dozens of rhino horns

South African police have intercepted 167 rhino horns believed to be destined for Southeast Asia, in one of the biggest such hauls ever in the country. Two suspects, aged 57 and 61, were arrested with the horns on Saturday, police said on Sunday. They had been tipped off about the suspects’ vehicle. “The value has… Read More Two arrested as South African police intercept dozens of rhino horns

EU approves copyright rules to favour European creative industries

Google will have to pay publishers for news snippets and Facebook filter out protected content under new copyright rules aimed at ensuring fair compensation for the European Union’s $1 trillion creative industries. EU governments on Monday backed the move launched by the European Commission two years ago to protect Europe’s creative industries, which employ 11.7… Read More EU approves copyright rules to favour European creative industries

Hundreds of thousands in need of aid in southern African countries following Cyclone Idai

Hundreds of thousands of people are still in need of aid after Cyclone Idai battered Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi in March. One month after Cyclone Idai tore through the southern African countries bringing devastating floods, aid agencies say the situation remains critical with some communities in worst-hit Mozambique only just being reached with aid. The… Read More Hundreds of thousands in need of aid in southern African countries following Cyclone Idai

Five dead as tornadoes sweep through southern coast of U.S.

Weekend tornadoes killed at least five people, including three children, in the U.S. South, authorities said on Sunday, as a massive storm system with damaging wind and hail moved across the country and began drenching East Coast states. A tornado touched down and spun toward Enigma, Georgia, on Sunday, after 17 twisters were reported on… Read More Five dead as tornadoes sweep through southern coast of U.S.

Tiger Woods wins fifth Masters to end 11-year game drought

Tiger Woods completed one of sport’s greatest comebacks to end an 11-year major title drought at the Masters on Sunday by claiming a fifth Green Jacket. A gritty two-under 70 clinched a one-shot victory over Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Xander Schauffele and earned the 43-year-old a 15th major title that many thought would never… Read More Tiger Woods wins fifth Masters to end 11-year game drought

Three dead, injured as small plane crashes into helicopter in Nepal

A small plane operated by a private airline in Nepal hit a parked helicopter on Sunday while preparing to take off in a mountainous area near Mount Everest, killing three people including a co-pilot, an airport official said. The Let L-410 aircraft crashed into the helicopter at Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla, known as the… Read More Three dead, injured as small plane crashes into helicopter in Nepal