Daily Archives: May 7, 2019

Authorities: Toll From Niger Tanker Truck Blast Rises to 60

NIAMEY The death toll from a tanker truck explosion near the international airport in Niger’s capital, Niamey, has risen to 60, authorities said Tuesday.

The tally is likely to rise further as the prognosis is poor for several people who …

Melania Trump Unveils Steps to Make ‘Be Best’ Even Better

WASHINGTON A year after launching her first major initiative, Melania Trump unveiled plans Tuesday to make her “Be Best” children’s program even best-er.

New steps in the first lady’s second-year push include broadening the program’s focus on drug abuse and …

Malawi’s Election Preparations Impacted by Cyclone Idai Flooding

BLANTYRE, MALAWI As Malawi gears-up for elections this month, candidates and voters say flooding from March’s Cyclone Idai has already negatively impacted the vote. Some registered voters living in evacuation camps lost voting registration certificates in the floodwaters while candidates …

UN Warns of Fate of Ethiopian Migrants Imprisoned in Yemen

One of the absurd tragedies of the Yemen conflict has been the plight of the thousands of migrants who have traveled to Yemen, despite the ongoing conflict. Driven by the promise of finding gainful employment elsewhere on the Arabian Peninsula, …