Airbus flies past Boeing in aircraft orders
European manufacturer clocked up 1,036 sales in 2015, with order book now worth $1tn – enough to secure production for 10 years, according to the Guardian. Airbus has claimed to have edged ahead in its battle with rival Boeing ...
Al-Shabab attacks African Union base in Somalia
Fighters from the al-Shabab group have attacked a base for African Union peacekeepers in southwestern Somalia, blasting their way into the compound and exchanging fire with peacekeepers, a Somali military official told Al Jazeera. ...
Annie Leibovitz exhibit starts world tour in London
Leibovitz began her career as a photojournalist with Rolling Stone in 1970 before moving on to work for Vanity Fair and Vogue, and is one of the world’s best known photographers, according to the Lonely Planet. ...
‘Friends’ cast returning to NBC in February
Your favorite “Friends” will be back on NBC one last time this February, network president Bob Greenblatt announced during his executive session at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena, Calif. on Wednesday morning. ...
Bulgarian PM: Closing of borders is necessary for halting refugee influx
During a parliamentary question and answer session on Wednesday, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov stated that the closing of borders is necessary in order to halt the refugee influx. Borisov added that the Bulgarian government has always maintained ...
Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena wins 2016 Pritzker prize
The radical Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena, known for his pioneering social housing projects in Latin America, has been named as the winner of the 2016 Pritzker prize, the highest accolade in architecture ...
Brazil port fire unleashes toxic gas
A chemical explosion at a cargo warehouse in Brazil has spread toxic gas over the country's biggest port. The company owners said the containers in Santos were full of acid and a disinfectant which came into contact with rainwater, ...
Jaish-e-Mohammad chief arrested over Pathankot air base attack
Pakistan has arrested the head of the Jaish-e-Mohammad militant group on suspicion his outfit masterminded an attack this month on an air base in Pathankot, two officials said on Wednesday ...
Police officer martyred in Turkey’s southeast
A police officer has been martyred in Turkey’s southeastern province of Siirt during a counter-terrorism operation against the PKK, according to Anadolu Agency. According to security sources, police squads extended their operation to an address in Ulus ...
UN must get ‘priorities right’ in 2016, Ban tells Member States
Sharing his thoughts on the direction of the United Nations’ work in 2016, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the global community begins the year needing to get its “priorities right,” while underlining that more and better work needs to be done ...
Bronze Age village found near ancient Roman city
A 3,500-year-old settlement has been unearthed near an ancient Roman city in northeast Italy, according to The Local. The Roman city of Aquileia, in Friuli Venezia Giulia, is one of Italy's 51 world heritage sites but the discovery of a Bronze Age village ...
Two French teens, Ukrainian man killed in Alpine avalanche
Two French teenagers and a Ukrainian man were killed Wednesday when an avalanche swept away skiers in the French Alps, including a group on a school outing, local officials said, according to AFP ...
UK transport network continues on its journey to a cashless future
The UK’s credit card makers, along with public transport operators, have unveiled a new payments structure with the aim of rolling out contactless payments across the whole of the country, according to the TNW News. Modelled on London’s Oyster Card system, bus and rail operators will soon be ...
Orange creates its own bank in France
French telecom group Orange, which is currently in merger talks with Bouygues, has announced its interest in entering a banking segment with a new partnership with a French insurance group Groupama with a target to establish its own ‘Orange Bank ...
Blasts, gunfight occur in Indonesian capital shopping mall
At least six explosions were heard in the shopping mall of Sarinah located at the heart of the Indonesian capital on Thursday morning, with fire exchanges between suspected terrorists and police going on and at least six people killed, according ...
Australian police say operation underway at Sydney Opera House
A police operation was underway at the Sydney Opera House on Thursday, police said, with at least one ferry leaving the area cancelled and media reporting that people were being cleared away from the site, according to The Jerusalem Post ...
6.7 quake hits northern Japan
A strong 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck southeast of Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, the country’s meteorological agency said, according to Russia Today. The quake was centered 51 kilometers southeast of the city of Shizunai at a depth of 51 kilometers, according ...
The U.S. Department of energy reduces by more than 20% forecast of oil prices in 2016
U.S. Department of energy has lowered its forecast of oil prices for the current year by more than 20%. The average price of WTI is expected to average $38,54 per barrel compared with the previous estimate of $50,89 per barrel. The forecast for Brent reduced ...
Steven Seagal gets Serbian citizenship
American action hero Steven Seagal has been granted Serbian citizenship, the country’s official state newspaper reported. A decree granting Seagal Serbian citizenship was signed by the country’s Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic on January ...