Thirteen dead, twenty-three injured following building collapse in Cambodia

Thirteen people were killed when an under-construction building in Cambodia collapsed early on Saturday, an official said, as rescuers struggled to reach missing workers feared trapped under a mountain of twisted steel and rubble. The seven-storey steel and concrete structure in the coastal town of Sihanoukville, west of the capital Phnom Penh, was a Chinese-owned… Read More Thirteen dead, twenty-three injured following building collapse in Cambodia

Huawei sues U.S. Commerce Department over seizure of equipment

Huawei Technologies Co Inc filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Commerce Department on Friday challenging whether telecommunications equipment it sent from China to the United States, and then back to China, is covered by Export Administration Regulations, according to a court filing. The lawsuit is the latest salvo in a battle between the U.S. government… Read More Huawei sues U.S. Commerce Department over seizure of equipment

Eleven killed as skydiving plane crashes in Hawaii

Eleven passengers and crew were killed on Friday evening when their plane crashed near an airfield in Hawaii, authorities said, during a skydiving trip. The twin-engine King Air plane, with eleven people onboard, went down soon after takeoff from Dillingham Airfield and there were no survivors, the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) said. The fire… Read More Eleven killed as skydiving plane crashes in Hawaii

Thirty dead as fire razes matchsticks factory in Indonesia

At least 30 people died on Friday after a fire swept through a small factory producing matchsticks in Indonesia’s North Sumatra province, authorities said. The blaze broke out at midday in the makeshift facility located in a residential area, killing 27 adults and three children, said Riadil Akhir Lubis, head of the provincial disaster mitigation… Read More Thirty dead as fire razes matchsticks factory in Indonesia

Foreign companies evacuate staff following rocket strike at oil site in Iraq

A rocket hit a site in southern Iraq used by foreign oil companies on Wednesday, including U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil, wounding three people and threatening to further escalate U.S.-Iran tensions in the region. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack near Iraq’s southern city of Basra, the fourth time in a week… Read More Foreign companies evacuate staff following rocket strike at oil site in Iraq

U.S. makes cocaine bust worth over $1billion on ship in Philadelphia

Federal authorities seized 16.5 tons of cocaine worth more than $1 billion from a ship in Philadelphia in one of the largest drug seizures in U.S. history, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday. Federal, state and local law enforcement agents on Monday boarded the MSC Gayane, a cargo ship docked in Philadelphia’s Packer Marine… Read More U.S. makes cocaine bust worth over $1billion on ship in Philadelphia

Nigerian Students Fashion and Design Week (NSFDW) announces ambassadors for 2019 edition

After holding six successful editions, Nigerian Students Fashion & Design Week has announced the ambassadors for its upcoming 2019 Edition. As it celebrates its 7th year, the Nigerian Student Fashion & Design Week unveils Adeaga Bukunmi and Nonye Udeogu as brand ambassadors for #NSFDW2019. Adeaga Bukunmi is a fashion designer and TV presenter who is… Read More Nigerian Students Fashion and Design Week (NSFDW) announces ambassadors for 2019 edition

Facebook set to launch Libra cryptocurrency next year

Facebook Inc plans to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra next year as part of its wider efforts to expand beyond social networking into e-commerce and global payments. Facebook said it has linked with 28 partners to form Libra Association, a Geneva-based entity governing its new digital coin, which it will launch in the first half… Read More Facebook set to launch Libra cryptocurrency next year