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Indonesia Lion Air flight with 189 on board crashes into sea

Oct 29, 2018
KARAWANG, Indonesia — A Lion Air plane crashed into the sea just minutes after taking off from Indonesia’s capital on Monday, likely killing all 189 people on board, in a blow to the country’s aviation safety record after the lifting of bans on its airlines by the European Union and U.S. The national search and rescue agency said human remains have been recovered from the crash area.... 

Shocking news of an accident that claimed the lives of 56 Kenyans Londiani -Muhoroni highway

Oct 10, 2018
 Wednesday 10, October, Kenyans woke up to the shocking news of a tragic road accident that had claimed atleast 50 lives as at 9:30 am.  According to eyewitnesses, the accident happened at 4 am. It occurred at Tunnel area, a black spot on the Londiani-Muhoroni road. Kericho police boss James Mugera confirmed there are 31 male casualties, 12 women and seven children.  moreRead more at: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001298492/kakamega-bound-bus-kills-50-people-in-kericho-photos  Read More →

Death toll from Indonesia earthquake, tsunami rises to over 380

Sep 29, 2018
A tsunami that hit two central Indonesian cities swept away buildings and at least several hundred people, leaving a devastated landscape that rescuers were struggling to reach Saturday, hindered by damaged roads and broken communications. Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said 384 people were killed in the hard-hit city of Palu alone.more cbc news  Read More →

Tanzania ferry death toll rises to 224, ship’s managers detained

Sep 23, 2018
DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) – Tanzanian authorities said on Sunday the number of people who died in a ferry that capsized in Lake Victoria had risen to 224 and the vessel’s managers had been detained for questioning. The ferry, MV Nyerere, sank on Thursday evening just a few meters from the dock on Ukerewe, the lake’s biggest island. Works, Transport and Communication Minister Isack Kamwelwe... 

Former Republican presidential candidate John McCain dies at 81

Aug 25, 2018
WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain, who faced down his captors in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp with jut-jawed defiance and later turned his rebellious streak into a 35-year political career that took him to Congress and the Republican presidential nomination, died Saturday after battling brain cancer for more than a year. He was 81. McCain, with his irascible grin and fighter-pilot moxie, was a... 

Kofi Annan death: World leaders honour former UN chief

Aug 18, 2018
World figures have been paying tribute to former UN secretary-general and Nobel laureate Kofi Annan, who has died at the age of 80. Current UN chief Antonio Guterres hailed him as “a guiding force for good” and Russian President Vladimir Putin described a “remarkable person”. Ex-US President Barack Obama said Annan had always pursued “a better world”. The Ghanaian... 

Canada Day 2018 celebrated across the country

Aug 18, 2018
Despite some scorching temperatures, thousands of people across the country gathered to commemorate Canada’s 151st birthday. Here’s a look at how people celebrated. MORE  Read More →

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: Anti-apartheid campaigner dies at 81

Apr 2, 2018
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was the former wife of South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela. The couple – famously pictured hand-in-hand as Mr Mandela walked free from prison after 27 years – were a symbol of the anti-apartheid struggle for nearly three decades. However, in later years her reputation became tainted legally and politically. more  Read More →

Mar 12, 2018
A plane carrying 71 passengers and crew has crashed on landing at Nepal’s Kathmandu airport, killing 49 people, according to police. Rescuers pulled bodies from the charred wreckage of the plane, operated by Bangladeshi airline US-Bangla, after a raging fire was put out. The airline has blamed air traffic control, but the airport says the plane approached from the wrong direction. Flight BS211... 

Sridevi: India mourns Bollywood superstar Sridevi dead at 54

Feb 25, 2018
The actress, known simply as Sridevi, died of a heart attack on Saturday while at a family wedding in Dubai. Over five decades, she featured in almost 300 films, including classics Mr India, Chandni, ChaalBaaz and Sadma. She was considered one of the very few Indian female superstars capable of huge box office success without the support of a male hero. Top Bollywood figures, sporting giants and leading... 

Gunman kills at least 17 people at Florida high school

Feb 14, 2018
PARKLAND, Fla. — A former student opened fire at a Florida high school Wednesday, killing at least 17 people and sending scores of students fleeing into the streets in the nation’s deadliest school shooting since a gunman attacked an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. Frantic parents rushed to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to find SWAT team members and ambulances surrounding... 

At least 36 dead, 18 hurt after bus collides with truck at Migaa

Dec 31, 2017
At least 36 people have been confirmed dead after a Nairobi-bound bus collided with a truck at Migaa along the Nakuru-Eldoret highway. Among the dead include the driver of the truck and his loader while 28 bodies were retrieved from the ill-fated bus. The truck was heading to Eldoret. Thirty people were confirmed dead at the scene while another four succumbed to injuries while receiving treatment at... 

Deadly flooding and landslides hit the Philippines

Dec 24, 2017
The death toll from Tropical Storm Tembin in southern Philippines has risen to at least 200 people with hundreds more missing, according to officials and aid agencies. Rescue efforts are under way after the storm lashed the country’s second largest island, Mindanao on Friday, triggering mudslides and flash floods. Aid workers fear the number of casualties will further increase as forecasters... 

Kenya marks 54th Jamhuri Day

Dec 13, 2017
Kenya will today mark 54 years of self rule after gaining independence from Britain. The national fete, led by President Uhuru Kenyatta, will be held at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani, in the capital Nairobi while regional celebrations will be held in the other 46 county headquarters. Kenyans started trickling in to Kasarani for celebrations on early Tuesday morning, with gates opening at... 

Veteran Bollywood actor and producer Shashi Kapoor has died aged 79

Dec 5, 2017
Kapoor, who acted in huge hits like Deewar and Kabhie Kabhie, had been ill for some time and was in hospital. He was a member of the Kapoor dynasty, which has dominated the Hindi film industry for decades. He won several national film awards and was awarded the Padma Bhushan civilian honour by the Indian government in 2011. He also acted in a number of British and American films. Kapoor died at the... 

Uhuru Kenyatta sworn in as president in for final term

Nov 28, 2017
President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn for his second and final five-year term on Tuesday to thunderous cheers from tens of thousands of supporters. “I swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Republic of Kenya; that I will obey, preserve, protect and defend this Constitution of Kenya, as by law established, and all other laws of the Republic; and that I will protect and uphold... 

Ratko Mladić convicted of war crimes and genocide at UN tribunal

Nov 23, 2017
The former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladić, nicknamed the ‘butcher of Bosnia’, has been sentenced to life imprisonment after being convicted of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. More than 20 years after the Srebrenica massacre, Mladic was found guilty at the United Nations-backed international criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague of 10 offences involving... 

Celebrations as Supreme Court upholds Uhuru Kenyatta’s election

Nov 20, 2017
Supporters of President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday broke out in song and dance as they celebrated the Supreme Court decision to uphold his re-election. Jubilee leaders also expressed their satisfaction with the judges’ decision. MORE  Read More →

Iran-Iraq earthquake: More than 300 die in heavy tremor

Nov 13, 2017
A 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the border region between Iraq and Iran late on Sunday, killing at least 328 people and injuring an estimated 2,530 more. As aftershocks continued on Monday and as rescuers sped up their operation, Iran’s state news agency IRNA confirmed the death toll, saying at least 382 of the injured remain in hospital. The US Geological Survey (USGS) said Sunday’s... 

Texas: At least 26 killed in Sutherland Springs church

Nov 6, 2017
At least 26 people have been killed and 20 others injured in a mass shooting inside a church in Sutherland Springs, in the US state of Texas. The shooting took place on Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Wilson County during the 11:00am (17:00 GMT) service, officials told reporters. Sergeant Robert Murphy of the Guadalupe County Sherrif’s office confirmed to Al Jazeera that the shooter... 
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