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Russia’s new civilian airliner takes off on maiden flight (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

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Russia’s new civilian airliner takes off on maiden flight (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

 The Irkut MC-21, Russia’s newest civilian narrow-body airliner, made its long-awaited maiden flight, as confirmed by the producer, which hopes the jet will compete with China’s COMAC C919, the legendary Boeing 737, and the Airbus A320. READ MORE: New Russian airliner set to take on Airbus and Boeing The flight on Sunday differed from the […]

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Norwegian security reassures Bruno Mars concertgoers after Manchester attack

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Norwegian security reassures Bruno Mars concertgoers after Manchester attack

Organisers of a Bruno Mars concert scheduled for Wednesday met with police to discuss security following Monday night’s terrorist attack at a concert in Manchester. The Pro Sec security company, which is responsible for the Oslo event, reassured the public following the meeting that appropriate safety measures are in place. Bruno Mars is scheduled to […]

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Merkel warns US, Britain no longer reliable partners

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Merkel warns US, Britain no longer reliable partners

Europe “must take its fate into its own hands” faced with a western alliance divided by Brexit and Donald Trump’s presidency, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday. “The times in which we could completely depend on others are on the way out. I’ve experienced that in the last few days,” Merkel told a crowd at […]

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Trump’s Ramadan message gets hard response from US-Somali legislator

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Trump’s Ramadan message gets hard response from US-Somali legislator

United States President, Donald Trump, had added his voice to wishing Muslims a happy Ramadan period as the faithful begin the period of fasting and worship. The message has, however, elicited a response which raises issues with the content and wording. According to a US-Somali legislator, Ilhan Omar, Trump’s ‘tepid statement,’ was willfully ignorant and […]

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N. Korean leader oversees test of anti-aircraft weapon

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N. Korean leader oversees test of anti-aircraft weapon

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reportedly oversaw a test of a new anti-aircraft weapon system. The North Korean leader ordered the weapon system’s mass production and deployment in the country, Reuters reported, citing the state news agency. The test was reportedly organized by North Korea’s Academy of National Defense Science. © Getty Images “Kim […]

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Philippines: 19 dead as troops fight ISIL-linked groups

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Philippines: 19 dead as troops fight ISIL-linked groups

Latest group of civilians killed in Marawi City adds to deaths of scores over past week, including police and fighters. Fighters locked in street-to-street battles with security forces in a southern Philippine city on Mindanao island have killed 19 civilians, the military said on Sunday, bringing the official death toll from nearly a week of fighting to […]

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Jet owned by Elvis Presley auctioned after sitting on runway for 30 years

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Jet owned by Elvis Presley auctioned after sitting on runway for 30 years

A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley has been auctioned after sitting on a runway in New Mexico for 30 years. The plane sold for $430,000 on Saturday at an Agoura Hills, California, event featuring celebrity memorabilia, GWS Auctions Inc. said. This undated photo provided by GWS Auctions, Inc. shows a private jet once […]

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Putin, Macron to air tough issues at Versailles meet

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Putin, Macron to air tough issues at Versailles meet

France’s new President Emmanuel Macron will hold delicate talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday with the two countries harbouring longstanding differences over Ukraine and Syria. Coming just three weeks after an election in which the Kremlin was widely seen as backing centrist Macron’s far-right rival Marine Le Pen – with Putin hosting […]

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Cancer defense: Scientists create designer viruses that send ‘killer cells’ to fight tumor

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Cancer defense: Scientists create designer viruses that send ‘killer cells’ to fight tumor

A team of Swiss scientists have created artificial viruses that stimulate the immune system which in turn activates and sends a “powerful army” of so-called killer cells to fight cancerous tumors. Cancer cells are notoriously good at evading the immune system, but viral infections cause the body to act quickly, stimulating the system to use […]

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Their American Dream Deferred, Deported Somalis Arrive Home

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Their American Dream Deferred, Deported Somalis Arrive Home

A group of 50 Somali nationals deported from the United States arrived in Mogadishu on Friday, officials says. The Somali ambassador to United States, Ahmed Isse Awad, told VOA Somali that the 50 deportees are the second group to be sent to Mogadishu this month. “There were 50 people deported; 30 of them were removed […]

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