Israel Adesanya defeats Anderson Silva to maintain unbeaten status

The matchup between Anderson Silva and Israel Adesanya was billed as a battle of old vs. new, the greatest striker in UFC history taking on the man anointed as The Next One. Somehow, the battle lived up to the billing, as the 43-year-old Silva coupled fight wisdom with flashes of his former self and made… Read More Israel Adesanya defeats Anderson Silva to maintain unbeaten status

Ten dead, three injured as fire torches training center of Brazilian football club Flamengo

A fire swept through the training center and lodgings of Rio de Janeiro soccer club Flamengo on Friday, killing 10 people, including members of the club’s youth side, firefighters and news reports said. At least three youths aged 14 and 15 were injured in the blaze. All three were taken to the hospital, one of… Read More Ten dead, three injured as fire torches training center of Brazilian football club Flamengo

Poland’s former prime minister Jan Olszewski dies at 88

Poland’s former prime minister Jan Olszewski died in a Warsaw military hospital late on Thursday, state television reported on Twitter. Olszewski was the third premier after the collapse of communism in 1989 and served as head of the government for six months from December 1991 to June 1992. Previously an attorney, Olszewski had represented democratic… Read More Poland’s former prime minister Jan Olszewski dies at 88

British police identify body recovered from plane wreckage as Emiliano Sala 

A body retrieved from the wreckage of a crashed plane in the English Channel has been formally identified as Cardiff City’s Argentina-born football player Emiliano Sala, British police said on Thursday. Sala had been flying from his previous club Nantes in western France to Wales on January 21 to make his debut for the Premier… Read More British police identify body recovered from plane wreckage as Emiliano Sala¬†

Six dead following gas explosion at coal mine in South Africa

The number of people killed by a gas explosion in an unused coal mine in South Africa’s eastern province of Mpumalanga has risen to six, and several others remain trapped, an official at the mine said on Thursday. The representative of the creditor protection team at the mine, Michael Elliot, said more than 20 people… Read More Six dead following gas explosion at coal mine in South Africa

Norwegian Air plane crew and passengers evacuated following bomb threat

All 169 passengers and the crew of a Norwegian Air Shuttle plane that returned to Arlanda airport outside Stockholm after receiving a bomb threat on Thursday have been evacuated, Swedish police said. “The national bomb squad will shortly begin a search of the plane,” the police said in a statement. Passengers had to wait about… Read More Norwegian Air plane crew and passengers evacuated following bomb threat

One dead, four missing following residential building collapse in Turkish city of Istanbul

At least one person was killed and four others were left under rubble after an eight-storey residential building collapsed in Istanbul, Turkish private broadcaster NTV said on Wednesday. It was not immediately clear why the building, in the Kartal district on the Asian side of the city, had collapsed but NTV said prosecutors had launched… Read More One dead, four missing following residential building collapse in Turkish city of Istanbul