At least 44 people were confirmed dead and rescuers resumed searching at the crack of dawn on Friday for hundreds more still missing, a day after a ferry sank in Lake Victoria, Tanzanian police said, Reuters reports. Initial estimates suggested that the MV Nyerere was carrying more than 300 people when it went down on Thursday afternoon, just a few meters from the dock on Ukerewe, the lake’s biggest island, which is part of Tanzania. Thirty-seven people had been rescued from the sea, while the confirmed death toll rose to 44 from 42, Jonathan Shana, the regional police commander for Mwanza, a port on the southern shore of the lake, told Reuters by phone on Friday. Shana said more rescuers had joined the operation when it resumed at daylight on Friday. He did not give exact numbers. The precise number of those aboard the ferry when it capsized was hard to establish since crew and equipment had been lost, officials said on Thursday. Tanzania has been hit by several major ferry … [Read more...] about Hundreds still missing in Tanzania ferry sinking, 44 confirmed dead
Islamabad has invited Saudi Arabia to become the third partner in the Beijing-funded Belt and Road corridor of major infrastructure projects inside Pakistan, Reuters reported citing Pakistan’s information minister. The announcement comes on the back of a two-day trip to Saudi Arabia by new Prime Minister Imran Khan, who had been expected to push for financial assistance from Islamabad’s ally to help Pakistan deal with a brewing currency crisis. Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry did not reveal if Saudi Arabia would be loaning money to Pakistan to help top up its dwindling foreign currency reserves, but said he expected Saudi Arabia to invest in Pakistan in a major way. “Saudi Arabia is the first country whom we have invited as third country partner in CPEC,” Chaudhry said, referring to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the Pakistan leg of China’s vast Belt and Road infrastructure initiative. Beijing has pledged $60 billion to build power … [Read more...] about Pakistan invites Saudi Arabia to join China’s Belt and Road corridor
Brazil’s far-right, poll-leading presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro underwent a procedure to drain liquid from his abdominal cavity two weeks after he was stabbed in an assassination attempt, according to a Thursday hospital statement. Bolsonaro had a slight fever, the Albert Einstein hospital said in a written statement, prompting doctors to order a scan. It showed a collection of liquid, which was successfully drained. That will now be analyzed to see if Bolsonaro is suffering from an infection, two doctors with knowledge of the procedure told Reuters, on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to discuss the matter. Follow Trend on Telegram. Only most interesting and important news … [Read more...] about Brazil presidential candidate Bolsonaro undergoes new medical procedure
0 Post a comment Friday, 21 September 2018 - Other News Everyone from Aristotle to Nasa has got it wrong. The Earth is flat - and seeing the Isle of Man from Lancashire is all the proof some need.Flat Earther Anthony Riley has shown off a video ’proving’ his theory at a Flat Earth conference at Jurys Inn in Birmingham.He says that the fact he can take a picture of the Isle of Man from England proves that the Earth isn’t curved.In a report by Esquire he said: ’I lay, on the beach, on my belly. The water was there 20 minutes ago and I’m now lying on the wet sand.’There’s people on the beach wondering, what the hell is he doing? I’m wondering, can I see it? Is it there?’ After Mr Riley’s speech, Flat Earthers have become obsessed with the Isle of Man - with videos ’proving’ the Earth is flat cropping up on Youtube frequently.There’s just one problem. They don’t prove that the Earth is flat, at … [Read more...] about Proved: The Earth IS flat!
Nearly 303 million children and young people globally between 5 and 17 years old are out of school, said a report released on Wednesday by UNICEF, the UN Children's Agency, according to Xinhua. More than one-third of them, or about 104 million, are in countries affected by conflict or disaster, said the report, "A future stolen: young and out-of-school." Additionally, it said 1 in 5 young people 15-17 years old in countries affected by conflicts and disasters never even entered any school and 2 in 5 never completed primary school. "When a country is hit by conflict or disaster, its children and young people are victimized twice," said Henrietta Fore, UNICEF executive director. "In the near term, their schools are damaged, destroyed, occupied by military forces or even deliberately attacked, and they join the millions of young people out of school, and as the years progress they seldom return." "In the long term they -- and the countries they live in -- will continue to face … [Read more...] about Nearly 303 mln children, youth not in school worldwide: UN report