MH370: Mauritius and South Africa debris ‘almost certainly’ from missing plane

Two pieces of debris found on beaches in Mauritius and South Africa almost certainly came from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, say Malaysian and Australian officials. It is the latest development in efforts to solve the mystery of the aircraft, which went missing in March 2014. The plane, flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, had 239 people on board when it vanished. It is presumed to have crashed into the sea after veering off course. Three ships are searching a 120,000 sq km area of the southern Indian Ocean but have so far found no trace of the plane. Five pieces of debris have been confirmed Read more...

Bin Laden: CIA criticized for live-tweeting his death

US CIA has been criticized for live-tweeting the killing of Osama Bin Laden as it took place five years ago. The CIA has tweeted about the mission and intelligence of the hunt for Laden. However, the move was met with criticism. Some social media users posted memes and gifs of people rolling their eyes and putting their heads in their hands.  Read more...

Trump details ‘America First’ foreign plan

Donald Trump has detailed his foreign policy in a speech, a day after sweeping to wins in Connecticut, Delaware, Rhode Island, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Trump said he would pursue an “America First” policy, after calling himself the Republican “presumptive nominee” after his primary wins. Meanwhile, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has announced Carly Fiorina as his vice-presidential pick. Cruz needs a win in Indiana, and he really needs a strong performance in Read more...

It’s A Boy! Hyderabad Police Delivers A Baby In Heart Of City

At about noon, a police inspector heading a station in the heart of Hyderabad got a distress call. A woman appeared to be in labour opposite a popular cinema, Shanti Theatre. Bheem Reddy quickly dispatched a team that included women constables. It was too late to shift the woman who needed help. So a makeshift labour room was set up with sarees and bedsheets on the side of the road; policemen stood guard to ensure crowd control and privacy. The heroes of the hour – policewomen Sharadha, Shoba, Read more...

At least 28 dead in Kabul

A Taliban attack on the Afghan capital of Kabul on Tuesday has left 28 dead and over 300 wounded. The Taliban was targeting a security team that protects government VIPs, Afghan police has said. Despite the target, most of the victims were civilians — including women and children, Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqi said.  Read more...

Deadly earthquake hits Ecuador

A powerful, 7.8-magnitude earthquake has killed 28 people in Ecuador, Vice-President Jorge Glas has said citing preliminary reports. A state of emergency has been declared in six provinces, after the tremor struck near the country’s coast. The quake, centred near the city of Muisne, shook buildings in the capital Quito more than 160km away (100 miles). There are reports of an overpass being destroyed in the port city of Guayaquil and damage to buildings in many areas. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Read more...

Over 70 dead, 200 injured in fire at Puttingal Temple in Kerala

Over 70 people are feared dead and 200 injured after a fire broke out at the Puttingal temple in Kerala’s Kollam early this morning, police said today. Senior police and district officials have reached the coastal city around 60 km from Thiruvananthapuram  and the fire has been brought under control. The fire broke out during celebrations involving firecrackers around 3 am, police said. Several injured people have been rushed to hospitals nearby and in Thiruvananthapuram. Kerala Home Minister Read more...

Agreement to build the Saudi- Egypt Bridge

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has announced an agreement with Egypt to build a bridge over the Red Sea to connect the two countries, on the second day of his visit to Cairo, foreign media reports. Making the announcement, King Salman said, I agreed with my brother his Excellency President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to build a bridge connecting the two countries. “This historic step to connect the two continents, Africa and Asia, is a qualitative transformation that will increase Read more...

TN Chief writes to Modi again

Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J. Jayalalithaa has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi again asking his to take immediate action to release their fishermen apprehended in Sri Lanka for poaching. In a letter to Modi, the Chief Minister said that four fishermen in a mechanised fishing boat, who set off from Rameswaram fishing base of Ramanathapuram District have been apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy in the early hours of (April 5) and taken to Kankesanthurai, Sri Lanka, the New Indian Express Read more...

Five dead in Tennessee helicopter crash

Five people were killed when a sightseeing helicopter crashed in Tennessee yesterday. All five were passengers, Tennessee Emergency Management Agency has said. Firefighters were working to battle a blaze that had spread around the crash site on a hillside in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, authorities say.  Read more...