Ten sailors missing as U.S. warship USS McCain collides with Liberian merchant vessel near Singapore

Ten sailors are missing after a U.S. warship collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore before dawn on Monday, tearing a hole beneath the waterline and flooding compartments that include a crew sleeping area, the U.S. Navy said. The collision between the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain and the tanker Alnic MC was… Read More Ten sailors missing as U.S. warship USS McCain collides with Liberian merchant vessel near Singapore

Hundreds of students set to graduate from Africa Film Academy’s So You Wanna Act workshop in Owerri

The city of Owerri is set to play host to the graduation ceremony of this year’s edition of its So You Wanna Act workshop organised by Africa Film Academy. The graduation event scheduled for the 24th of August, 2017 marks the end of a highly educative and interactive workshop for the participants and is billed… Read More Hundreds of students set to graduate from Africa Film Academy’s So You Wanna Act workshop in Owerri

YouTube expands streaming services into new U.S. markets

Alphabet Inc’s Google has expanded its YouTube TV streaming service into 14 new U.S. markets to reach half of American households, with an additional 17 markets to launch in the next few weeks, the company said on Thursday. YouTube is broadening access to live TV streaming as younger viewers increasingly watch shows online and traditional… Read More YouTube expands streaming services into new U.S. markets

Ericsson sues smartphone maker Wiko over patent infringement

Swedish mobile infrastructure firm Ericsson is suing French-Chinese smartphone maker Wiko in two German regional courts over patent infringements, it said on Thursday. Ericsson said Wiko had infringed its rights for several years without any licence or compensation, despite negotiations since 2013. Wiko, which has its head office in France but is majority-owned by Chinese… Read More Ericsson sues smartphone maker Wiko over patent infringement

Dozens killed in security raid on Venezuelan prison

Thirty-seven inmates were killed during an overnight raid by government security forces on a prison in Venezuela’s southern jungle state of Amazonas, the governor said on Wednesday. Human rights advocates have long complained that violent gangs exercise de facto control over many of the chaotic country’s prisons and have ready access to automatic weapons and… Read More Dozens killed in security raid on Venezuelan prison

Philippine police kill dozens in a day in anti-drugs operations

Twenty-five criminals were killed overnight in the Philippine capital Manila, police said on Thursday, including 14 in anti-drug operations in a second night of heavy bloodshed this week as a fierce war on drugs intensifies. The killings across Manila followed 32 deaths in near-simultaneous police operations on Monday night through to Tuesday in Bulacan province,… Read More Philippine police kill dozens in a day in anti-drugs operations