Safety

Paris bans e-scooters from sidewalks, citing rise in accidents

France will ban electric powered scooters from its sidewalks from September, after locals grew frustrated with the cars congesting public areas and inflicting an enlarge in accidents. Paris and different cities have grow to be domestic to hundreds of e-scooters since their introduction just a year ago, with a number of groups operating scooter-sharing systems in the capital. But their use has triggered tensions with residents, and France’s transport minister admitted they have resulted in accidents. “The development of these (scooters) was very speedy and a little anarchic. We did not see it coming …

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CHINA ORDERS 300 AIRBUS JETS

China and Airbus have signed a major deal worth tens of billions of dollars for the supply of 300 jets. The deal which includes an order for 290 A320 family jets and 10 A350 wide body jets has seen China match its record previously struck between them and Boeing, when the under fire company supplied …

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US MILITARY CONDUCTS SUCCESSFUL MISSILE DEFENSE TEST

The U.S Military has successfully completed a missile defense test to knock down down any intercontinental Ballistic Missile class target. The tests were carried out with two ground-based interceptors used in the field. The U.S. Missile Defense Agency said two ground-based interceptors were used in the test. One destroyed the re-entry vehicle, and the other …

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MOZAMBIQUE IN MOURNING AS CYCLONE IDAI WASHES CITY AWAY

The city of Beira in Mozambique has been hit with one of the greatest natural disasters since it became a habitable town. Reports say over 90% of the city has been washed away by muddy flood waters. An estimated 200-300 people can be said to have lost their lives in the sevent as many more …

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MILAN- BUS DRIVER HOLD 51 CHILDREN HOSTAGE, SETS BUS ABLAZE

While trying to pass a message to the Italian government, 47-year-old Ousseynou Sy an Italian citizen originally from Senegal, held 51 children captive while driving them back home from school. According to reports, the man is angry about the continued deaths of African immigrants at sea. Last year alone, an estimated 2,297 persons were confirmed …

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YOUTUBE STAR ARRESTED FOR ABUSING HER 7 ADOPTED CHILDREN

48-year-old Machelle Hackney, a YouTube star, whose channel “Fantastic Adventures” amassed a whopping 799,000 subscribers and 250 million views since 2012, was arrested last Friday following a welfare check at her residence in Maricopa, Arizona, about 35 miles south of downtown Phoenix. The adopted children made the shocking revelation that the woman deprived them of …

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US BORDER PATROL TO STOP DETAINING MIGRANT FAMILIES AT THE BORDER

The American Border Patrol will release some families caught entering the country illegal as detention centers are filled up. Many of such families have been sentenced to relevant courts which tackle such cases. A CBP official cited the recent increases in border arrests as the reason for the temporary policy change, saying it was done …

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SIMILARITIES BETWEEN ETHIOPIAN AIRLINE AND THE LION AIRLINE CRASH

The news of the grounding of all Boeing 737 Max 8 was greeted with applause from around the world. Questions are being asked as to what could have caused plane crashes in planes of the same models. The full details have not yet been released, but here are some similarities in both accidents of March …

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EU QUARTER EVACUATED IN BRUSSELS

A part of the EU Quarter has been evacuated barely two days to the European summit over bomb threats. Belgian police and the fire brigade mobilized significant resources, including a team to evacuate potential victims as quickly as possible. The perimeter was sealed off, building residents confined and police sniffer dogs inspected vehicles parked in …

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INDIAN BUILDING COLLAPSE-2 DEAD, MANY MORE INJURED

A building site has collapsed in Southern India, killing at least 2 persons and leaving many others injured. The incident which happened in the Karnataka state of the country happened in the early hours of today. Rescue teams and ambulances were scrambling to Dharwad district, roughly 700 kilometers (430 miles) northwest of the state capital …

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