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White tiger cubs maul keeper to death in India

White tiger cubs maul keeper to death in India

Bangalore (India) (AFP) – Two white tiger cubs have mauled their keeper to death at a wildlife national park in southern India, an official said on Sunday. Anji, 40, was killed late Saturday at Bannerghatta Biological Park on the outskirts of Bangalore when the two cubs attacked him as he …

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Solar cars begin race across Australian desert

Solar cars begin race across Australian desert

SYDNEY, Oct 8 (Reuters) – The World Solar Challenge began on Sunday with 42 solar cars crossing Australia’s tropical north to its southern shores, a gruelling 3,000 km (1,864 mile) race through the outback. The race from the northern city of Darwin to the southern city of Adelaide is expected …

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Ex-NANS President Dauda Mohammed is dead

The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has announced the death of its former National President, Dauda Mohammed, 38, due to a protracted illness. The NANS’ President, Chinonso Obasi, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja, said Mr. Mohammed died on Sunday enroute India where he had …

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20 feared dead in northern India boat mishap

At least 20 people died when a boat packed with labourers capsized on the Yamuna river in northern India on Thursday. “It appears the boat was crowded beyond its capacity,” said Dharam Pal Singh, a magistrate in the Baghpat district in Uttar Pradesh state where the tragedy occurred. “The incident …

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Veteran Bollywood actor Khanna is dead

Acclaimed Indian actor Vinod Khanna, who starred in dozens of hit Bollywood movies including “Amar Akbar Anthony” and “Mere Apne”, died aged 70 from cancer Thursday, a Mumbai hospital said. Tributes poured in from the world of Hindi cinema for the award-winning actor, who was lauded for his roles playing …

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Africa slams India for xenophobic attack

African missions in India on Monday condemned “racial, xenophobic” attacks on their students near New Delhi. They called for an international inquiry, while slamming India’s inaction on the issue. In a statement, the heads of African missions slammed the Indian government for failing to adequately condemn the violent incident. “No …

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