South African police investigating at least 22 deaths at East London tavern

NYP – CAPE TOWN – South African authorities are investigating the deaths of at least 22 patrons found inside a popular township tavern close to East London city, provincial health officials said on Sunday. The bodies will be transported to state mortuaries where relatives are expected to help identify both male and female victims, said Siyanda Manana, a spokesperson for the Eastern Cape provincial health department. “We are going to immediately be embarking … Continue reading South African police investigating at least 22 deaths at East London tavern

Train derailment in east Iran kills at least 17, injures 50

TEHRAN, Iran — A passenger train partially derailed in eastern Iran early Wednesday, killing at least 17 people and injuring 50 more, including some critically, authorities said. The report said the number of casualties could rise, though initial details about the disaster involving a train reportedly carrying some 350 passengers remained unclear. Four of the seven cars in the train derailed in the early morning … Continue reading Train derailment in east Iran kills at least 17, injures 50

How to watch tonight’s ‘all-or-nothing’ meteor shower

NYP – A spectacular meteor shower may light up the sky in what astronomers say will be an “all-or-nothing” event overnight on Monday. For those on or near the Eastern seaboard, NASA says that the best chance to view the tau Herculid shower will be at around 1 a.m. on Tuesday, or 10 p.m. on the West Coast. However, NASA says while there is no … Continue reading How to watch tonight’s ‘all-or-nothing’ meteor shower

Finland, Sweden inch closer to seeking NATO membership

(AP) — Finland’s government declared a “new era” is underway as it inches closer to seeking NATO membership, hours before Sweden’s governing party on Sunday backed a plan to join the trans-Atlantic alliance amid Russia’s war in Ukraine. Russia has long bristled about NATO moving closer to its borders, so the developments will be sure to further anger Moscow. President Vladimir Putin has already warned his Finnish counterpart on … Continue reading Finland, Sweden inch closer to seeking NATO membership

Western officials visit Ukraine after deadly school bombing!!

(AP) — Dozens of Ukrainians were feared dead Sunday after a Russian bomb flattened a school sheltering about 90 people in its basement, while Ukrainian troops refused to surrender at a besieged steel plant that Moscow’s invading forces sped to seize before Russia’s Victory Day holiday. The governor of Luhansk province, one of two areas that make up the eastern industrial heartland known as the Donbas, … Continue reading Western officials visit Ukraine after deadly school bombing!!

Flight that crashed and killed 66 people was caused by pilot’s cigarette, investigation finds…

NYP – An EgyptAir flight that crashed en route to Cairo, killing all 66 people on board, was brought down by a pilot who had a cigarette in the cockpit and started a fire, a new report found. EgyptAir flight MS804 was traveling on May 19, 2016, from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Cairo International Airport when it fell out of the sky between … Continue reading Flight that crashed and killed 66 people was caused by pilot’s cigarette, investigation finds…