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Typhoon Lashes Japanese Capital, One Dead, Power, Transport Disrupted

Typhoon Lashes Japanese Capital, One Dead, Power, Transport Disrupted

One of the strongest typhoons to hit Japan in recent years struck just east of the capital, Tokyo, on Monday, killing one woman, with record-breaking winds and stinging rain damaging buildings and disrupting transport. More than 160 flights were cancelled and scores of train lines were closed for hours, snarling the morning commute for millions […]

Scores Feared Drowned in ‘Worst Mediterranean Tragedy of the Year’

Scores Feared Drowned in ‘Worst Mediterranean Tragedy of the Year’

More than 100 migrants and refugees are feared drowned after the boats they were travelling in capsized off Libya’s coast in the Mediterranean Sea, Al Jazeera reports. Ayoub Qasim, a spokesman for Libya’s coast guard, is quoted as telling The Associated Press that two boats carrying around 300 migrants sank around 120km east of the capital, […]

South Sudan: Wildfire Kills 50 People

South Sudan: Wildfire Kills 50 People

More than 50 people have died and dozens injured in a wildfire in South Sudan’s Lol State, in the north of the country. The incident happened at Korok village on Sunday night as people slept. Eye radio in Juba reported that strong winds spread the fire rapidly. “Everyone was in bed as the fire burned […]

Boeing Charged Extra For Safety Features

Boeing Charged Extra For Safety Features

The New York Times is reporting that the downed Ethiopian and Indonesian 737 MAX jets may have lacked “two notable safety features” – because manufacturer Boeing charges extra for them. The article, by Hiroko Tabuchi and David Gelles, says that airlines around the world pay to have the jets they order fitted with customised add-ons. “Sometimes these […]

7 Killed, Thousands Displaced After Mozambique Cyclone

7 Killed, Thousands Displaced After Mozambique Cyclone

 Seven people have been killed following a tropical cyclone in northern Mozambique. Some 32 222 people were affected, including 4 242 that have been displaced. The Southern African country is suffering the effects of Tropical Cyclone IDAI. It formed over the Northern Mozambique Channel on Saturday. The cyclone was moving south-east with a wind speed […]

Actionaid Gives Succor To Over 1000 Women, Children In Delta State

Actionaid Gives Succor To Over 1000 Women, Children In Delta State

 AS flood continues to ravage communities across the country, an international humanitarian organisation, ActionAid Nigeria, have alleviated the sufferings of over 1,000 women and children affected by flood in Ndokwa East and Ndokwa West local government areas of Delta State. The organisation, touched by the sufferings of the victims, swung into action to assist the […]

Ethiopia: 28 people killed in floods in remote regions

Ethiopia: 28 people killed in floods in remote regions

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The state broadcaster in Ethiopia says 28 people have been killed in severe flooding in two remote regions. The Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation reported Monday that 23 people were killed and 84 more people were injured when a river that crosses Jigjiga, the regional capital of the Somali region, burst its banks […]