Fri, May 29, 2020

  • Search teams recovered the cockpit voice recorder from the wreckage of the Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A320 that crashed into a residential neighbourhood of Karachi last Friday, a spokesman...
    Crashed Pakistan plane hit runway three times on first approach - minister
    The captain of a Pakistani airliner that crashed last week, killing 97 people on board, approached Karachi airport without announcing he couldn’t open his landing gear and hit the runway three times, a government minister said on Thursday.Search teams recovered the cockpit voice recorder from the wreckage of the Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A320 that crashed into a residential neighbourhood of Karachi last Friday, a spokesman for the airline said. Two people on board survived.Flight PK8303, from the eastern city of Lahore, came down less than a mile short of the runway as it was making a second attempt to land.The flight data recorder has already been found.Minister for Civil Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan told reporters the plane’s engines touched the ground three times on the first attempt at landing.“The pilot never announced...
  • We want money not medals, say protesting French health workers We want money not medals, say protesting French health workers

    The rally was taking place as the government is working on a new support plan for healthcare workers who have been at the forefront of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Islamic State calls COVID-19 God's punishment for foes - tape Islamic State calls COVID-19 God's punishment for foes - tape

    The person on the tape, which was posted on one of the militants’ websites identified himself as IS spokesman Abu Hamzah al-Quraishi.

  • US joins G7 artificial intelligence group to counter China US joins G7 artificial intelligence group to counter China

    The Trump administration had been the lone holdout among leaders of the Group of Seven — the world's wealthiest democracies — in setting up the Global Partnership on AI.

  • Shooting at smuggling warehouse in Libya kills 30 migrants Shooting at smuggling warehouse in Libya kills 30 migrants

    The slayings underscore the perils that migrants face in Libya, where violence and lawlessness have created a haven for smugglers to operate along the North African country's coastline.

  • Clear-cut solution: Patrons under plastic- Restaurants get creative in virus era Clear-cut solution: Patrons under plastic- Restaurants get creative in virus era

    Dining at a table where each person is enclosed by a clear plastic shield might look and sound futuristic, but it could be one way for some restaurants to reopen. It also might help out if your...

  • PM Modi not in 'good mood' over border row with China: Trump PM Modi not in 'good mood' over border row with China: Trump

    They like me in India. I think they like me in India more than the media likes me in this country. And, I like Modi. I like your prime minister a lot. He is a great gentleman, Trump said.

  • Downward debt spiral: Corona will be paid for by Europe’s next gen Downward debt spiral: Corona will be paid for by Europe’s next gen

    The EU wants to stimulate its coronavirus-hit economy with joint borrowing. The funding model proposed is a very audacious one. And, once again, it’s our children who will have to pay the debt.

  • Trump signs executive order escalating war on Twitter, social media Trump signs executive order escalating war on Twitter, social media

    Trump's actions seek to blunt Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act which immunises websites from legal liability for the comments of their users.

  • White House declines to elaborate on Trump's offer to mediate between India and China White House declines to elaborate on Trump's offer to mediate between India and China

    In the midst of latest flare-ups between Indian and Chinese armies, Trump on Wednesday said he was ready, willing and able to mediate between the two countries.