Outbreak of SARS-like pneumonia being investigated in China

China is investigating an outbreak of atypical pneumonia that is suspected of being linked to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), the flu-like virus that killed hundreds of people in the early 2000s, state media reported Tuesday. A team of experts Read More …

Three terror suspects arrested in police operation along Nairobi-Garissa highway

Three men who police branded members of Al-Shabaab terror group were at the weekend arrested while in a bus headed for Nairobi. The men, all Kenyans were intercepted in Thika Town during a police operation.It is not yet clear on Read More …

Afghanistan: Senior police official killed in Takhar bomb explosion

An explosion took place near provincial police commandment’s compound in northeastern Takhar province of Afghanistan earlier today amid reports a number of people have been killed or wounded in the incident. Provincial governor’s spokesman Jawad Hejri confirmed the incident and Read More …

Cyber-attack disrupts printing of major US newspapers

A cyber-attack has caused printing and delivery disruptions to major US newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and the Baltimore Sun. The attack on Saturday appeared to originate outside the United States, the Los Angeles Times reported. It led Read More …

Statement on disruptions to the Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

WHO and partners are continuing to respond to the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, despite a deterioration of the security situation since yesterday morning. Yesterday our teams in Beni were Read More …

CenturyLink outage takes down several 911 emergency services across the US

Emergency 911 services in some US states have gone down yesterday and today due to a massive outage reported at several CenturyLink data centers. According to a CenturyLink status page, the outage began at around 12pm ET on December 27, and Read More …

Cairo bombing: At least four killed after explosion hits tourist bus near Giza Pyramids

A roadside bomb has hit a tourist bus near the pyramids in Cairo, killing at least four people and wounding 10 others, Egyptian authorities said. Three Vietnamese tourists and an Egyptian guide were killed as the bus was travelling in the Marioutiyah area near Read More …

Salford chemical incident: Residents told to keep windows and doors shut as firefighters battle ammonia leak overnight

Fire crews have spent the night battling a chemical leak in Salford. Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service declared a hazmat incident at a cash and carry in Langley Road South, following an ammonia leak. A number of roads around Read More …

Authorities must do more to meet airport drone threat – Met police chief

Government and security officials must “up their game” to tackle the illegal use of drones at airports which brought chaos to London’s Gatwick airport in the run-up to Christmas, Britain’s most senior police officer said on Thursday. Three days of Read More …