Zipline launches delivery of vaccines, blood and drugs across Ghana using drones

Hundreds of drones will begin delivering life-saving vaccines, blood and medicines to patients in Ghana this week in the largest scheme of its kind, the global vaccine alliance GAVI said on Wednesday. Medics will place orders by text message when supplies run dry, said GAVI chief executive Seth Berkley. Drones will then fly in from… Read More Zipline launches delivery of vaccines, blood and drugs across Ghana using drones

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives Russia for meeting with President Vladimir Putin

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in the Russian city of Vladivostok on Wednesday for a summit he is likely to use to seek support from President Vladimir Putin while Pyongyang’s nuclear talks with Washington are in limbo. The armored train carrying Kim, on his first official visit to Russia, pulled into the quayside… Read More North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives Russia for meeting with President Vladimir Putin

Turkish security forces arrest Islamic State member, foil attack on ANZAC commemoration servie

Turkish authorities have arrested a suspected Islamic State member they believe was planning to attack a World War One commemoration at Gallipoli this week attended by hundreds of Australians and New Zealanders, police said on Wednesday. The suspect, a Syrian national, was detained in Tekirdag, a northwestern province close to the Gallipoli peninsula, a Tekirdag… Read More Turkish security forces arrest Islamic State member, foil attack on ANZAC commemoration servie

Dozens dead as heavy rains trigger flooding, mudslides in South Africa

Rescue workers were digging through collapsed buildings along South Africa’s eastern coast, where more than 50 people were killed when heavy rain caused flooding and mudslides, authorities said on Wednesday. Hundreds have been displaced, mainly in the port city of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal province. Flooding also killed at least three people in Eastern Cape province,… Read More Dozens dead as heavy rains trigger flooding, mudslides in South Africa

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena fires police chief, defense secretary following Eater Day attacks

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has asked the police chief and defense secretary to quit following the Easter Sunday suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels that killed 359 people, two sources close to the president said on Wednesday. The sources declined to be named due to the sensitivity of the matter amid accusations… Read More Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena fires police chief, defense secretary following Eater Day attacks

Taliban insurgents battle Islamic State counterparts over territory in eastern Afghanistan

Afghan Taliban insurgents are battling fighters loyal to Islamic State over control of territory in eastern Afghanistan in some of the heaviest clashes over the past year between the rival militants, officials said on Wednesday. The fighting erupted on Monday in two districts of the eastern Afghan border province of Nangarhar, when Islamic State fighters… Read More Taliban insurgents battle Islamic State counterparts over territory in eastern Afghanistan

Nigeria’s National Theatre chief Stella Oyedepo dies in auto crash

Stella Oyedepo, the General Manager of the National Theatre in Lagos State is dead. She was aged 65. Mrs Oyedepo died on Easter Monday while returning to Lagos from an official trip in Calabar, Cross River State. Her car reportedly rammed into an articulated vehicle at Sagamu along the Benin- Ijebu-|Ode Express Road. Abiodun Abe,… Read More Nigeria’s National Theatre chief Stella Oyedepo dies in auto crash

Nigerian police launches manhunt for armed gang over attack of officers

The Nigerian police are hunting for members of an armed gang who allegedly attacked some officers in Cross River state. The officers were attacked on April 17 while on a mission to arrest suspected armed robbers and receivers of a stolen vehicle in a community in Ogoja, according to a statement from the spokesperson at… Read More Nigerian police launches manhunt for armed gang over attack of officers