11 die as elevator cable snaps at China construction site

Eleven workers were killed and two seriously injured on Thursday when an elevator at a construction site in northern China fell due to snapped cable, state media reported. The Voice...

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11 die as elevator cable snaps at China construction site

Eleven workers were killed and two seriously injured on Thursday when an elevator at a construction site in northern China fell due to snapped cable, state media reported. The Voice of China radio said the accident, the latest in a series of deadly industrial incidents, occurred around 8 am in the Hebei province city of Hengshui. It didn't say how...

Blast in town east of Sri Lankan capital, no casualties

An explosion occurred in a town east of the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, on Thursday but there were no casualties, a police spokesman said. Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said police were investigating the blast on empty land behind the magistrate’s court in Pugoda, 40 km (25 miles). “There was an explosion behind the court, we are investigating,” he said, adding it...

  Americas

Trump ‘set to make state visit to UK in June’

Buckingham Palace is expected to announce on Tuesday that US President Donald Trump will make a state visit to the UK in early June. The president was promised the visit by Prime Minister Theresa May after he was elected in 2016 - but no date was set. Downing Street did not comment on the matter,...

  Europe

  Europe

  Africa

  Africa

Gold worth billions being smuggled out of Africa, Reuters investigation finds

Billions of dollars’ worth of gold is being smuggled out of Africa every year through the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East – a gateway to markets in Europe, the United States and beyond – a Reuters analysis has found. Customs data shows that the UAE imported $15.1 billion worth of gold from Africa in 2016, more than any...

Egypt unearths eight mummies in 3,500-year-old tombs

Egyptian officials unearthed eight mummies, 10 colourful sarcophagi and numerous figurines in 3,500-year-old tombs, the Ministry of Antiquities announced Tuesday. An Egyptian archaeological mission found the tombs in the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis near Luxor in southern Egypt. The main T-shaped tomb belonged to a city judge named Userhat and is typical of New Kingdom noblemen tombs, the ministry said...