Former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry dies in road accident

Cyrus Mistry, the 54-year-old former chairman of Indian conglomerate Tata Sons, died in a road accident near financial capital Mumbai on Sunday, Indian police said. Mistry was ousted as chairman of Tata Sons, the holding company of the $300-billion salt-to-software Tata conglomerate, in a boardroom coup in 2016, sparking a long-drawn-out legal tussle on which… Read More Former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry dies in road accident

Two dead following building collapse in Nigerian city of Lagos

Two people died after a seven storey building under construction collapsed in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos in the early hours of Sunday and rescue efforts were underway to find survivors, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency said. The building was being constructed next to a hospital in the neighbourhood of Oniru, said the agency’s chief executive… Read More Two dead following building collapse in Nigerian city of Lagos

Turkish warship docks in Israel as bilateral relations improve

A Turkish warship has docked in Israel for the first such visit in more than a decade as relations between the U.S. allies improve following fierce feuding over the Palestinian cause. The frigate Kemalreis docked in Haifa on Saturday as part of NATO manoeuvres in the Mediterranean sea, a Turkish official said. An Israeli official… Read More Turkish warship docks in Israel as bilateral relations improve

Six injured as Palestinians fire on bus conveying Israeli troops in West Bank

Palestinians fired on an Israeli bus on a desert highway in the occupied West Bank on Sunday, Israeli military authorities and medics said, wounding five soldiers and the driver in an attack that suggested violence may be spiralling anew. The incident, in which authorities said two suspected gunmen were detained as they tried to escape,… Read More Six injured as Palestinians fire on bus conveying Israeli troops in West Bank

Chileans head to polls for constitutional referendum

Chileans voted on Sunday to approve or reject a progressive new constitution that would replace its current market-friendly text dating back to the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship. The new text is the result of an agreement reached to quell violent protests against inequality in 2019 and focuses on social rights, the environment, gender equality and indigenous… Read More Chileans head to polls for constitutional referendum

Pope Francis dissolves Knights of Malta leadership, issues new constitution

Pope Francis on Saturday dissolved the leadership of the Knights of Malta, the global Catholic religious order and humanitarian group, and installed a provisional government ahead of the election of a new Grand Master. The change, which the pope issued in a decree, came after five years of often acrimonious debate within the order and… Read More Pope Francis dissolves Knights of Malta leadership, issues new constitution