One dead, scores injured as tornadoes slam Ohio

Tornadoes pulverized western Ohio early on Tuesday, killing one person, injuring scores of others and requiring emergency officials to send out snowplows to clear debris from a major highway, officials and media reports said. At least one tornado hit Dayton and at least two touched down near the city, including one near Wright-Patterson Air Force… Read More One dead, scores injured as tornadoes slam Ohio

French police arrests four over Lyon bomb attack

French police have arrested a 24-year-old Algerian computer student suspected of planting a bomb in Lyon last week that wounded 13 people, authorities said on Monday. Three other people were also arrested in connection with the case, which is being treated as a terrorism investigation. A man was spotted by security cameras leaving the explosive… Read More French police arrests four over Lyon bomb attack

Austrian parliament votes out Chancellor Sebastian Kurz

Austrian conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz suffered the biggest setback of his meteoric career on Monday as parliament voted the 32-year-old’s government out of office in the wake of a video sting that blew up his coalition with the far right. The star among Europe’s conservatives, known for his hard line on immigration, looked unassailable just… Read More Austrian parliament votes out Chancellor Sebastian Kurz

Japan set to restrict foreign ownership of high-tech firms

Japan’s government said on Monday that high-tech industries will be added to a list of businesses for which foreign ownership of Japanese firms is restricted. The new rule, effective August 1, comes amid heightening pressure from the United States in dealing with cyber-security risks and technological transfers involving China. The Japanese government made no mention… Read More Japan set to restrict foreign ownership of high-tech firms

Four dead, seven injured following multiple explosions in Nepal

Four people were killed and seven others injured on Sunday in three separate explosions in the Nepali capital, Kathmandu, and police said they suspected a Maoist splinter group may have been responsible. “Three people were killed on the spot and the fourth one died while undergoing treatment at a hospital,” police official Shyam Lal Gyawali… Read More Four dead, seven injured following multiple explosions in Nepal

Six dead as Mexican Navy MI-17 helicopter crashes in Queretaro

A Mexican military helicopter engaged in firefighting operations crashed in central Mexico on Friday, killing five members of the Navy crew and an inspector with the national forestry commission, the Navy said on Saturday. The MI-17 helicopter came down about 55 miles (89 km) north of the town of Jalpan de Sierra in the central… Read More Six dead as Mexican Navy MI-17 helicopter crashes in Queretaro

One dead as magnitude 8.0 earthquake rocks northern Peru

Peruvian authorities were scrambling to assess the damage after an earthquake with a magnitude as high as 8.0 rocked the Peruvian Amazon region in the early hours of Sunday morning, leaving at least one person dead. Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra left Lima early this morning to survey the damage following the strong quake that struck… Read More One dead as magnitude 8.0 earthquake rocks northern Peru