Category: World

Japan Earthquake:  Death toll rises to 41, More Than 1500 Injured (UPDATE)

Two powerful earthquakes a day apart shook southwestern Japan, killing at least 29 people, trapping many others beneath flattened homes and sending thousands of residents to seek refuge in gymnasiums and hotel lobbies. The exact number of casualties remained unclear as rescue efforts continued to unfold Saturday. Kumamoto Prefectural official Tomoyuki Tanaka said the death…

Japan earthquake:  tsunami Warning Lifted

A tsunami risk advisory was issued Friday  in Japan by the meteorology agency after another strong earthquake in the southwest. A magnitude 7.1 jolt as the Japanese weather agency and 7.0 according to USGS US Geological institute occurred at 1:25 local raising fears a tidal wave. Tsunami risk concerns a part of the west coast…

Brussels Arrests:  Belgian Authorities Arrest Suspected Third Brussels Airport Attacker

BRUSSELS—Two Paris police officials have confirmed that a key suspect in the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris has been arrested in Belgium. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak about the Belgian investigation, confirmed the arrest Friday of the last identified fugitive in the Paris attacks, Mohamed Abrini.…

EgyptAir hijacking:  ‘not something that has to do with terrorism’

EgyptAir hijacking An Egyptian man hijacked an EgyptAir plane Tuesday and forced it to land in Cyprus, where most passengers were eventually allowed to get off, though the crew remained on board, Egyptian and Cypriot officials said. EgyptAir tweeted that there are nine people on the plane: three passengers, three crew members, the pilot, the co-pilot,…