New Afghan President Ashraf Ghani sworn in

Today Ashraf Ghani, a former Afghan finance minister and World Bank official, was sworn in as President of Afghanistan following a months-long dispute over election results. The transfer of power from former President Hamid Karzai marks the first democratic leadership … Continue reading

Chicago air traffic facility evacuated for basement fire

A Chicago, Illinois air traffic facility was evacuated early this morning due to a fire in the basement. The fire occurred in a telecommunications room in the basement. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grounded all metropolitan Chicago flights and transferred … Continue reading

Tropical storm Fung-wong makes landfall in Eastern China

Tropical Storm Fung-wong made landfall in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China, at about 7:35 p.m local time (1135 UTC) yesterday, bringing with it reportedly 100kph (60mph) winds and heavy rains. China prepared for the storms by recalling nearly 33,000 ships and … Continue reading

Students protest against police action in Jadavpur University, Kolkata

35 students of Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India protesting against an August 28 sexual assault case in the university, were arrested by police in the early morning of Wednesday. The arrests and alleged baton charge on students led to further protests … Continue reading

Five hundred migrants alleged killed in deliberate sinking in Mediterranean

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Monday about 500 migrants may have been killed in a deliberate sinking in the Mediterranean Sea last week. The unverified claim comes after IOM debriefed two Palestinian survivors. In a statement, IOM … Continue reading