Sunday 29 November 2015

700 feared dead after boat sinks off Libya

As many as 700 people are feared dead after a boat carrying migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight, a United Nations official said on Sunday. Twenty eight people were rescued in the incident, which happened in an area ju


Ferry with 500 passengers sinks off Tanzania

A ferry carrying more than 500 passengers from Zanzibar to Pemba island off the east African country of Tanzania has capsized and scores of people are missing, police said on Saturday. Zanzibar, also know as Unguja, and Pemba are the two


Underground water 'absorbs CO2 emissions'

Water deep below ground has safely trapped carbon dioxide for millions of years and may one day help absorb emissions of the greenhouse gas to help slow climate change, researchers said. The finding shows that such carbon capture and stora


Jewellers on buying spree as gold price sinks

Jewellers across Asia rushed to buy gold on Thursday after prices tumbled more than $100 an ounce since spiking to a record above $1,000 an ounce this week, pushing up premiums in key bullion trading centres. Gold fell more than two per ce

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