Sunday 3 May 2015

Heavy clashes in Aden airport

Local fighters battling the rebel Houthi militia in Yemen's port of Aden stormed areas around the airport on Sunday in an operation supervised by the Saudi-led coalition, which also provided air support, the group's spokesman said. "Special forces from the southern f


Russia's oil production hits record 10.7m bpd

Russian oil and gas condensate production, among the world's largest, remained at a post-Soviet record level of 10.71 million barrels per day (bpd) in April, underpinned by a recent recovery in oil prices, Energy Ministry data showed. Global oil prices jumped 21 per cent in A


Nepal earthquake: Death toll passes 7,000

A Nepali police team has pulled out the bodies of about 50 people, including some foreign trekkers, from an avalanche-hit area, officials said on Sunday, as the death toll from last month's devastating earthquake climbed to over 7,000. None of the bodies have been identified,


British manufacturing growth slows sharply

British manufacturing growth slowed sharply in April, a survey showed yesterday, underlining the uneven nature of an economic recovery that is at the heart of a national election just six days away. Separate data showed consumer lending rising sharply, suggesting that the recover


Six US policemen charged over custody death

Baltimore's chief prosecutor charged one police officer with murder on Friday and five others with lesser crimes in the death of a young black man who suffered a critical neck injury in the back of a police van, a case that fueled new anger over police conduct in black communities.


Clashes overshadow start of Milan Expo

Police fired tear gas at demonstrators on Friday as protests overshadowed the start of the Milan Expo, a global fair the government had been hoped would help to put a new face on Italy after years of economic decline. Thick clouds of smoke from burning cars filled parts of centra


Thousands still missing after Nepal quake

Thousands of people were still missing in Nepal on Friday as food and help began to trickle through to those stranded in remote areas after last week's earthquake which killed 6,250. The death toll could rise further. Bodies are still being pulled from the debris of ruined bu


Nepal earthquake death toll passes 6,200

The death toll from Nepal's devastating earthquake rose steadily past 6,200 on Friday as fresh aftershocks and the stench of rotting bodies made it hard for nervous survivors to return to their homes. Disposal of the hundreds of bodies still being found six days after the 7.9


Houthis clash with Saudi forces on Yemen border, dozens killed

Dozens of Houthi fighters were killed in clashes with Saudi forces on Yemen's northern border, Riyadh said on Thursday, while air strikes and artillery fire rocked the southern city of Aden in fighting residents said was the worst in over a month of war. Three Saudi soldiers


Nasa Messenger spacecraft crashes into Mercury

Nasa’s pioneering Messenger spacecraft ended its four-year study of the planet Mercury on Thursday by crashing into the planet's surface, scientists said. Flight controllers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Maryland earlier estimated that Me

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