The death toll from a May 6 tanker truck explosion near the international airport in Niger's capital has risen to 76, state television reported late Sunday. An earlier official report Tuesday gave 60 dead, including 55 who died at the time of the explosion a few hundred metres (yards) fromRead More
A trainee pilot who without much sleep the night before the flight and had only consumed a chocolate bar, an energy drink and some water, flew a solo ride unconscious for 40 minutes through controlled airspace above Adelaide airport in Australia.
The Australian Transport Safety BureauRead More
US President Donald Trump said on Friday trade talks with China would continue even after Washington moved to increase tariffs on Chinese imports, avoiding the worst-case scenario of a complete breakdown in negotiations.
Trump's remarks, which were made in aRead More
The US is sending a Patriot air defence missile system and a warship to the Middle East amid escalating tensions with Iran. The USS Arlington, which transports amphibious vehicles and aircraft, will join the USS Abraham Lincoln strike group in the Gulf, officials say.
US B-52 bombersRead More
US fast-food chain McDonald’s has decided to temporarily close 165 of its Quick Service Restaurants (QSRs) in north and east India after it announced an out-of-court settlement with its estranged India partner Vikram Bakshi, ending its almost six years of acrimonious legal battles. As partRead More
North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles on Thursday in its second such test in less than a week, and the United States said it had seized a North Korean cargo ship as tensions again mounted between the two countries.
US President Donald Trump said thatRead More
President Donald Trump’s latest tariff hikes on Chinese goods took effect Friday and Beijing said it would retaliate, escalating a battle over China’s technology ambitions and other trade strains.
The Trump administration raised import taxes on $200 billion ofRead More
Australia's latest A$50 note comes with a big blunder hidden in the small print - a somewhat embarrassing typo.
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) spelled "responsibility" as "responsibilty" on millions of the new yellow notes.
The Reserve Bank ofRead More
China said on Thursday it will retaliate if US President Donald Trump goes ahead with more tariff hikes in a fight over technology and trade, ratcheting up tensions ahead of negotiations in Washington.
Beijing will be forced to take “necessary countermeasures” if theRead More
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unscheduled, fleeting visit to Iraq, amid growing tensions with Iran. Mike Pompeo on Tuesday suddenly cancelled talks in Berlin, Germany to meet Iraqi leaders during a four-hour stop in the capital Baghdad where he met both President Barham Salih andRead More