Seventeen dead, dozens injured as Air India plane overshoots runway and breaks into two in Kerala

At least 17 people were killed and dozens injured when an Air India Express passenger plane repatriating Indians stranded by the COVID-19 pandemic overshot the runway in heavy rain near the southern city of Kozhikode, officials said. The Boeing-737 flight from Dubai to Calicut airport was carrying 190 passengers and crew, the civil aviation ministry… Read More Seventeen dead, dozens injured as Air India plane overshoots runway and breaks into two in Kerala

Death roll from Lebanon explosion rises to at least 145

Lebanese rescue teams pulled out bodies and hunted for missing people on Wednesday from the wreckage caused by a massive warehouse explosion that sent a devastating blast wave across Beirut, killing at least 145. Prime Minister Hassan Diab declared three days of mourning from Thursday as early investigations blamed negligence for the explosion at Beirut… Read More Death roll from Lebanon explosion rises to at least 145

Dozens dead following massive explosion in Lebanon

A powerful blast in port warehouses near central Beirut storing highly explosive material killed 78 people, injured nearly 4,000 and sent seismic shockwaves that shattered windows, smashed masonry and shook the ground across the Lebanese capital. Officials said they expected the death toll to rise further after Tuesday’s blast as emergency workers dug through rubble… Read More Dozens dead following massive explosion in Lebanon

Storm Isaias moves towards Florida’s eastern coast

Isaias, downgraded from a hurricane but still a powerful tropical storm, moved along Florida’s eastern coast on Sunday, bringing strong winds but no longer posing a storm surge threat. The storm is forecast to move upward along the East Coast and reach Washington, Philadelphia and New York City on Tuesday before moving into New England.… Read More Storm Isaias moves towards Florida’s eastern coast

Microsoft in talks to acquire TikTok as parent company faces forced breakup

The White House is preparing to force Chinese internet giant ByteDance to shed the U.S. operations of TikTok, as potential buyers, including Microsoft Corp, are already in talks to buy the popular short video app, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. The move would be the culmination of U.S. national security concerns over… Read More Microsoft in talks to acquire TikTok as parent company faces forced breakup

State of emergency declared in Florida, North Carolina as Hurricane Isaias approaches

Florida and North Carolina declared states of emergency on Friday as Hurricane Isaias churned toward the U.S. East Coast, prompting authorities to close COVID-19 testing sites and people to stock up on essentials with heavy rains feared within hours. The hurricane, packing maximum sustained winds of 75 miles (120 km) per hour, was lashing the… Read More State of emergency declared in Florida, North Carolina as Hurricane Isaias approaches

Three arrested, charged with recent hack of high-profile Twitter accounts

Two teenagers and a 22-year-old were charged with hacking the Twitter Inc accounts of famous people including former President Barack Obama, billionaire Bill Gates and Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk, the Department of Justice said on Friday. Mason Sheppard, a 19-year-old British man who went by the alias Chaewon, was charged with carrying out the… Read More Three arrested, charged with recent hack of high-profile Twitter accounts