Russia completed the maiden flight of its new MS-21 medium-range passenger plane yesterday, its first post-Soviet foray into production of a mainline commercial aircraft which it hopes will rival those of its Western competitors.
The United States might ban laptops from aircraft cabins on all flights into and out of the country as part of a ramped-up effort to protect against potential security threats, US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said yesterday.
Gregg Allman, whose soulful vocals made the Allman Brothers Band one of rock’s top acts in the 1970s with songs such as Whipping Post, in a career also marred by tragedy and drug abuse, died on Saturday at the age of 69, his official website said.
Emergency teams rushed food and water yesterday to half a million Sri Lankans displaced by the island’s worst flooding for more than a decade, as the death toll climbed to 151.
Nigeria tomorrow marks 50 years since the declaration of an independent Republic of Biafra plunged the country into a civil war, amid renewed tensions and fresh calls for a separate state.
The official campaigns for Kenya’s presidential and general elections kicked off yesterday. Opposition leader Raila Odinga launched his campaign with a march and rally in the capital Nairobi after presenting his nomination papers to the country’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.