Russian military missile brought down MH17, say investigators

The Hague, May 24 : The missile that brought down a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine in 2014, killing all 298 people on board, belonged to the Russian military, Dutch investigators said on Thursday. For the first time, the Dutch-led team said the missile had come from a unit based in western Russia, […]

Vaishno Devi yatra remains suspended due to forest fire

Jammu, May 24 : The annual pilgrimage to the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine remained suspended for a second consecutive day on Thursday following a forest fire, police said. Around 25,000 pilgrims were currently stranded at the Katra base camp for clearance to start the uphill trek to the shrine located in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi […]

Rains batter Sri Lanka, 10 killed

Colombo, May 23 : The death toll in Sri Lanka’s monsoon rains has climbed to 10 while 27,621 people have been evacuated, officials said on Wednesday. The number of evacuees rose from 6,090 to 27,621 on Tuesday, according to the latest figures released by the country’s Disaster Management Centre. Refuge has been sought in 194 […]

Hawaii volcano lava reaches geothermal plant area

[Pahoa : Jim Carpenter take pictures of lava erupting from fissures in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Authorities were racing Tuesday to close off production wells at a geothermal plant threatened by a lava flow from Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island. /PTI] Honolulu, May 23 : Relentless lava […]

Hawaii volcano lava reaches geothermal plant area

Honolulu, May 23 : Relentless lava flow from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano which had erupted 19 days ago, has now reached the Puna Geothermal Venture property, Hawaii County’s civil defence agency said. The plant produces electricity by bringing steam up from underground wells and funnelling it to a turbine generator, reports CNN. Officials are trying to […]

Mexican firm suspended after Cuban plane crash

Mexico City, May 22 : Mexico’s civil air authority has suspended the operations of a company that owned the plane which crashed in Cuba killing 111 people. It is the country’s deadliest air disaster in 30 years. The charter company, Aerolineas Damojh, had leased the airplane in question to Cuban state airlines Cubana de Aviacion, […]