Kenya secures $666 million from China for tech city, highway

Kenya secures $666 million from China for tech city, highway

Kenya has secured 67.5 billion shillings ($666 million) in funding from China to build a data centre in a tech city currently under construction and a highway in Nairobi, the president's office said on Friday.

At least five dead after bus hits viaduct in Spain

At least five dead after bus hits viaduct in Spain

Five people died and 20 others were injured on Monday when a bus crashed into the pillar of a viaduct in northern Spain, authorities said.

Dam breach floods communities in Myanmar, blocks highway

Dam breach floods communities in Myanmar, blocks highway

Water from a breached dam flooded communities in central Myanmar on Wednesday and blocked part of a highway linking the main cities of Yangon, Mandalay and Naypyitaw.

New Jersey school bus crash kills two, leaves 43 injured

New Jersey school bus crash kills two, leaves 43 injured

The crash occurred about 10:20 am in Mount Olive Township in northern New Jersey's Morris County, Governor Phil Murphy told a news conference.

Syrian rebels pull out of their last besieged area

Syrian rebels pull out of their last besieged area

It further cements President Bashar al-Assad's dominant position over the most populated parts of Syria after years of fighting, but means any new military campaign might risk direct conflict with foreign powers.

Heavy rain causes flooding in Greece, 13 killed

Heavy rain causes flooding in Greece, 13 killed

Interior Minister Panos Skourletis, speaking on state television ERT, described the flooding as "a catastrophe, a tragedy".

Traffic chaos as protesters besiege Pakistan's capital

Traffic chaos as protesters besiege Pakistan's capital

The roughly 2,000 protesters are demanding the resignation of the federal law minister over a hastily-abandoned amendment to the country's blasphemy laws.

Ashghal opens southern part of Doha Express Highway and Hamad Port Road

Ashghal opens southern part of Doha Express Highway and Hamad Port Road

The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has opened the southern part of Doha Express Highway and Hamad Port Road, two key roads designed to further improve traffic flow in the southern areas of Qatar.

Around 1,800 people stranded after landslide in India

Around 1,800 people stranded after landslide in India

Some 1,800 people, many of them pilgrims, were stranded after a landslide hit a highway near a Hindu temple site in India's northern mountainous state of Uttarakhand, officials said.

E-Ring Road upgrade: QIB financing deal to help projects

E-Ring Road upgrade: QIB financing deal to help projects

QIB has signed a QR1bn financing deal with Daewoo Engineering and Construction Company that will support the latter’s projects in Qatar including the construction and upgrading of the E-Ring Road.

South Korea tour bus fire kills 10

South Korea tour bus fire kills 10

A South Korean tour bus carrying a group of retirees crashed and caught fire on a highway near the southeastern city of Ulsan, killing 10, police said on Friday, adding that the driver survived and had been arrested.

Sri Lankan cricketer briefly held over fatal crash

Sri Lankan cricketer briefly held over fatal crash

Sri Lanka police briefly detained a national cricketer after a fatal crash involving his car and a motorcycle on one of the most dangerous roads in the country.