August 26, 2019

First Boeing 787 Dreamliner delivered

US aircraft manufacturer, Boeing has delivered its first 787 Dreamliner to Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA), after three years of delays. The Dreamliner had originally been scheduled for delivery in 2008, but Boeing has suffered a string of setbacks, including an onboard fire during test flights … [Read more...]

Earthquake hits US East Coast

A strong 5.9 magnitude earthquake has struck the East Coast of the United States of America and Canada, shaking buildings and forcing evacuation of office buildings. Buildings in Boston were evacuated, and the earthquake has been felt as far away as Toronto. Traffic lights were knocked out … [Read more...]

Michele Bachmann might be Palin with brains

Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann has announced her bid for the Republican nomination for the United States presidential elections in 2012. Michele Bachmann, 55, is a favourite of the conservative Tea Party movement. Being born in Iowa will be handy with the Republican caucases kicking … [Read more...]

China hackers access Google e-mail accounts

Google has announced that a hacking attack originating in China has successfully compromised personal e-mail accounts of hundreds of top US officials, military personnel and journalists. Google says the hacking a campaign to obtain passwords originated in Jinan, China and was aimed at monitoring … [Read more...]

United Airlines flight forced to turn back after passenger brawl

A United Airlines flight from Washington to Ghana turned back and made an emergency landing, after a fight broke out on board over a reclined seat. Two F-16 fighter jets were scrambled to escort the Boeing 767 with 144 people onboard back to Washington-Dulles International Airport. Federal … [Read more...]

NASA chooses manned deep-space ship design

Nasa has confirmed that it will use a space vehicle based on the Orion capsule design to send astronauts on deep space missions. The Orion was ship being built to restart America moon missions. The project was cancelled by President Obama last year, but NASA says that the financial investment in … [Read more...]

Wikileaks reveals “carve up” of Arctic resources

Wikileaks has released Secret US embassy cables showing Arctic Council nations are racing to "carve up" Arctic resources like oil and gas, now accessible as the ice retreats. The Arctic Council member states are, Russia, the United States, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden and Iceland. … [Read more...]

Bradley Manning facing death penalty over WikiLeaks charges

The US Army has brought 22 new charges against Private Bradley Manning, a former intelligence analyst accused of leaking thousands of classified military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks. One of the charges - 'aiding the enemy' carries the death sentence. But prosecutors would not say who … [Read more...]

Colombia announces ‘new’ Panama Canal project with China

Latin American country Colombia has announced it is working with China to build an alternative to the Panama Canal. The plan is to create a 'dry canal' that uses a rail link between the Pacific port of Buenaventura and the Atlantic Coast. With Asian trade to Latin and South America booming … [Read more...]