One injured as magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits southwest Panama

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake rattled homes in southwest Panama on Sunday near the border with Costa Rica, damaging buildings and injuring at least one person, but there were no immediate reports of fatalities, authorities said. The quake struck some 4 miles (7 km) southeast of Plaza de Caisan, Panama, at a depth of 23 miles… Read More One injured as magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits southwest Panama

Sri Lankan mosques, Muslim stores attacked following Facebook dispute

Several dozen people threw stones at mosques and Muslim-owned stores and a local man was beaten in the town of Chilaw on Sri Lanka‚Äôs west coast on Sunday in a dispute that started on Facebook, sources told Reuters. Three weeks ago in Sri Lanka Islamist bombers blew themselves up in four hotels and three churches,… Read More Sri Lankan mosques, Muslim stores attacked following Facebook dispute

Myanmar pilot safely lands plane without front wheels following gear failure

A Myanmar pilot safely landed a passenger jet without its front wheels on Sunday, after landing gear on the Myanmar National Airlines plane failed to deploy, the airline and an official said. It was the second aviation incident in Myanmar this week, after a Biman Bangladesh Airlines plane skidded off the runway during strong wind… Read More Myanmar pilot safely lands plane without front wheels following gear failure

Priest, five others dead following attack outside Catholic church in Burkina Faso

Gunmen killed six people including a priest outside a Catholic church in Burkina Faso on Sunday, the government said, the second attack on Christians in two weeks in a nation increasingly overrun by jihadists. Congregants were leaving church around 9 a.m. (0900 GMT) in the town of Dablo in the Central North region when about… Read More Priest, five others dead following attack outside Catholic church in Burkina Faso