Fire razes alkylation unit at Philadelphia refinery

The alkylation unit involved in a massive fire on Friday at Philadelphia Energy Solutions Inc’s oil refinery has been completely destroyed, which will hamper the supply of gasoline from the U.S. East Coast’s largest refinery, sources familiar with the matter said on Sunday. The destruction of the unit, coupled with damage from the fire that… Read More Fire razes alkylation unit at Philadelphia refinery

WarnerMedia appoints Ann Sarnoff as chief executive of Warner Bros

WarnerMedia on Monday said it appointed Ann Sarnoff as the chief executive officer of Warner Bros, the first woman to run one of Hollywood’s most powerful studios in its 96-year history. Sarnoff, currently president of BBC Studios Americas, will take over the studio behind ‘Wonder Woman’, ‘Friends’ and the Harry Potter franchise, following a scandal… Read More WarnerMedia appoints Ann Sarnoff as chief executive of Warner Bros

SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy rocket carrying 24 satellites

SpaceX launched its Falcon Heavy rocket on Tuesday from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, carrying 24 experimental satellites in what Elon Musk’s rocket company called one of the most difficult launches it has attempted. The craft blasted off to cheers from onlookers at 2:30 a.m. (0630 GMT) after a three-hour delay from the original launch… Read More SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy rocket carrying 24 satellites

Five dead, several injured following derailment of train in Bangladesh

A passenger train carrying at least 2,000 people derailed as it was crossing a bridge in Bangladesh on Monday killing five people and injuring more than 100, officials said. The train left the rails on its way to the capital, Dhaka, from the eastern city of Sylhet, police superintendent Mohammad Shahjalal said. Television pictures showed… Read More Five dead, several injured following derailment of train in Bangladesh

Cambodian PM sacks top management official as death toll rises to 28

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen sacked a top disaster management official on Monday, saying he had failed to take responsibility for a Chinese-owned building under construction that collapsed on the weekend killing at least 28 people. Some 24 people were injured and many were feared still entombed in a mountain of twisted steel and rubble… Read More Cambodian PM sacks top management official as death toll rises to 28

Cypriot court sentences army captain to seven life imprisonment terms for serial killings

A Greek Cypriot army captain was sentenced to seven life imprisonment terms on Monday after pleading guilty to killing five women and two children in a three-year murder spree in which he preyed on his victims online. The case, involving the worst peace-time atrocities against women in Cyprus in memory, has triggered outrage and horror… Read More Cypriot court sentences army captain to seven life imprisonment terms for serial killings

Army chief, three others killed in attempted regional coup in Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s army chief of staff and the head of the northern state of Amhara were killed in two separate but related attacks when a general tried to seize control of Amhara in an attempted coup, the prime minister’s office said on Sunday. Amhara state president Ambachew Mekonnen and his adviser were shot dead and the… Read More Army chief, three others killed in attempted regional coup in Ethiopia

Kenyan security forces fatally shoot three al Shabaab militants following attack on police outpost

Security forces in Kenya killed three suspected militants from Somalia’s Islamist group al Shabaab after they attacked a police outpost in Garissa county near the border, police said on Saturday. The incident happened on Friday night after the militants raided a camp used by a border patrol police unit, according to a statement. No security… Read More Kenyan security forces fatally shoot three al Shabaab militants following attack on police outpost