Twenty dead as Tropical Storm Amanda hits El Salvador

Tropical Storm Amanda has killed at least twenty people in El Salvador as heavy rains made rivers overflow, flooded city streets and produced landslides, Interior Minister Mario Duran said on Sunday. “We’ve seen people asking for help, asking for the government. We haven’t deployed everywhere, the situation is overwhelming,” said Duran. The bulk of the… Read More Twenty dead as Tropical Storm Amanda hits El Salvador

Unknown assailants assault, rape University of Benin student in church

The police in Edo State said they are searching for people who might have witnessed the assault that led to the death of a female student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Edo State. The victim, Vera Omozuwa, a 100-level Microbiology student of UNIBEN, was beaten and raped inside a hall in the Redeemed Christian… Read More Unknown assailants assault, rape University of Benin student in church

Nigerian police arrest eleven men for rape of 12-year-old girl in Jigawa State

The Police Command in Jigawa has arrested 11 suspects for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl (name withheld). The spokesman of the command Abdu Jinjiri, confirmed the arrest to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Sunday in Dutse. Mr Jinjiri said the suspects (names withheld) were arrested on May 30, in Dutse Local Government Area… Read More Nigerian police arrest eleven men for rape of 12-year-old girl in Jigawa State

Mexican broadcaster Televisa set to launch mobile phone service

Mexican broadcaster Televisa said on Sunday it will start offering mobile phone service, a bid to challenge billionaire Carlos Slim’s America Movil, which has long dominated the country’s telecommunications market. Rather than building infrastructure, Televisa will operate as a mobile virtual network operator, or MVNO, and begin by offering service to existing customers of its… Read More Mexican broadcaster Televisa set to launch mobile phone service

SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule carrying NASA astronauts docks with International Space Station

Just under 19 hours after launching from Florida, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley arrived at the International Space Station aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule on Sunday, marking the first U.S. space capsule to do so with a crew since 2011. After a tense automatic docking sequence successfully linked Crew Dragon to the station’s… Read More SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule carrying NASA astronauts docks with International Space Station

SpaceX launches NASA astronauts into orbit from U.S. soil

SpaceX, the private rocket company of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, launched two Americans into orbit from Florida on Saturday in a landmark mission marking the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts from U.S. soil in nine years. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center at 3:22 p.m. EDT (1922 GMT), launching… Read More SpaceX launches NASA astronauts into orbit from U.S. soil

Fifteen dead as armed assailants attack town in northern Burkina Faso

At least 15 people were killed following an attack on a convoy transporting traders in a town in northern Burkina Faso on Friday, the government said on Saturday. The attack, carried out by an unidentified group of assailants, left several others wounded. Many more were still unaccounted for, the government said in a statement. Burkina… Read More Fifteen dead as armed assailants attack town in northern Burkina Faso

Journalist, technician killed following bomb attack in Afghanistan

Islamic State claimed responsibility for Saturday’s bomb explosion that killed an Afghan journalist and a technician in minibus carrying employees of a local television station in Kabul. At least seven people were wounded in the evening rush hour attack. Pictures showed a white minibus with extensive damage to its front. “Our colleagues Mir Wahed Shah,… Read More Journalist, technician killed following bomb attack in Afghanistan