Saturday 19 April 2014

Jordan airforce destroy vehicles crossing from Syria

Jordanian warplanes hit and destroyed several vehicles trying to cross the border from Syria, a government spokesman said on Wednesday, underlining Amman's concern about incursions from areas controlled by Syrian rebels. "There was an attempt to infiltrate across the bor


BREAKING NEWS: Jordan destroys vehicles crossing border

Jordan's airforce hit and destroyed military vehicles trying to cross from Syria, Jordanian state television said on Wednesday. "The Royal Airforce destroyed a number of military vehicles which tried to cross the Jordanian-Syrian border," the television said, withou


Over 300 missing after S Korea ferry sinks

More than 300 people were missing after a ferry sank off South Korea, the coastguard said on Wednesday, with a three-fold increase in the number of passengers unaccounted for put down to a miscalculation by officials. The ferry was carrying 477 people, of whom 164 were confirmed


100 missing after S.Korea ferry sinks

More than 100 people remained missing on Wednesday after a South Korean ferry with 477 people aboard capsized off the country's southwest coast, Yonhap news agency said. Yonhap and YTN television said 368 people had been rescued from the vessel, which sank after issuing a dis


Rebels abduct 100 Nigeria schoolgirls

Suspected Islamist insurgents have abducted more than 100 female students from a secondary school in Nigeria's northeast Borno state, a teacher said on Tuesday. "Over 100 female students in our government secondary school at Chibok have been abducted," Audu Musa, wh


Rebel videos show US-made rockets in Syria

Online videos show Syrian rebels using what appear to be US anti-tank rockets, weapons experts say, the first significant American-built armaments in the country's civil war. They would signal a further internationalisation of the conflict, with new rockets suspected from Rus


Sky-watchers see 'blood moon' in total lunar eclipse

Parts of the world saw a rare celestial event on Tuesday when the Earth's shadow fell across the moon, turning it orange.   The lunar eclipse unfolded over three hours beginning at about 2 am EDT, when the moon began moving into Earth's shadow. 


'Heartbleed' attack on Canada tax agency

Canada's tax-collection agency said that the private information of about 900 people had been compromised as hackers exploited the "Heartbleed" bug, and security experts warned that more attacks will likely follow. The breach allowed hackers to extract social insura


BREAKING NEWS: Jordan envoy kidnapped in Tripoli

Jordan's ambassador to Libya was kidnapped on Tuesday morning after masked gunmen attacked his car and shot his driver, a spokesman for Libya's foreign ministry said. The driver survived the attack and was in hospital, spokesman Said Laswad said. A Jordanian foreign minis


Citigroup's net income surges to $4.5bn

Citigroup posted better-than-expected quarterly income as losses on troubled assets narrowed, but revenue declined in many of its major businesses and operating expenses remained stubbornly high. First-quarter adjusted net income rose to $4.15 billion, or $1.30 per share, from $4

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