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Boeing Calls For Grounding Of Some 777s After Denver Engine

Boeing has called for the grounding of 128 of its 777 planes across the world on Sunday as US regulators investigated a United Airlines flight whose engine caught fire and fell apart over a suburban American community. United, Korean Air, and Japan’s two main airlines confirmed they had already suspended operations of 62 planes fitted […]

Powerful Typhoon Slams Japan With Violent Winds, Heavy Rain

A powerful typhoon that officials warned could bring record rains and gusts strong enough to flip cars slammed into southern Japan on Saturday, September 5, 2020, prompting authorities to urge millions to seek shelter. Channels TV reports that Typhoon Harshen has weakened somewhat as it neared Japan’s mainland, and shifted further west out to sea, […]

Japan Reports More Than 200 Daily Cases For The First

Japan’s Health Ministry reported at least 249 new coronavirus infections and one death today, Saturday, July 4, 2020, marking the first time the country is reporting more than 200 cases since May 3, 2020. This brought the national total to at least 19,994, including 19,282 on land and 712 on the Diamond Princess cruise ship […]

COVID-19: Japan To Declare State Of Emergency Amid Virus Spread

Japanese Government has decided to expand the state of emergency over the coronavirus to nationwide in an effort to curb its further spread. Xinhua news agency cited public broadcaster NHK  as stating that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made the disclosure on Thursday. On April 7, Japan declared a state of emergency over the coronavirus […]

COVID-19 Pandemic: FG Issues Travel Ban On 13 Countries

The Federal Government has issued a travel ban on 13 countries over the spread of the Coronavirus. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha made the announcement at a media briefing on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, as he said it was part of measures to contain and manage the pandemic. The affected […]

UK Says Nigerian High Commission Owes ₦3.3 Billion Traffic Fee

The United Kingdom says the Nigerian  High Commission in  London owes £7.1m (₦3.3bn) in congestion charges and parking tickets. Giving the breakdown on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, the UK Foreign Office said Nigeria was owing  £7,063,965  in congestion fees and £47,165  in parking tickets. The figure amounts to more than two times the entire 2020 […]

World’s Oldest Man Dies In Japan At 112

A Japanese man recently named the world’s oldest living male has died aged 112, a local official said Tuesday, February 25, 2020. Chitetsu Watanabe, who was born on March 5, 1907 in Niigata, North of Tokyo, died on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at his nursing home in the same prefecture, the official said. The news […]

Coronavirus: Passengers disembark from Diamond Princess in Japan

The first hundreds of passengers who tested negative for the new coronavirus have begun leaving a ship moored off Japan, after 14 days of quarantine. At least 542 passengers and crew on the Diamond Princess have been infected by the Covid-19 virus the biggest cluster outside mainland China. Several nations are evacuating their citizens from […]

France Confirms First COVID-19 Death Outside Asia

French Health Minister, Agnes Buzyn has disclosed that an 80-year-old Chinese tourist has died from the new coronavirus in France, the first death confirmed outside of Asia. Buzyn, on Saturday, February 15, 2020, said she had been told about the death of the patient in a hospital in Paris since late January, adding that his […]

Coronavirus: Japan Confirms 39 Fresh Cases On Cruise Ship

Japanese Health Minister Katsunobu Kato said on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, that an additional 39 people on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship off the Japan coast have tested positive for the new coronavirus, said bringing the total to 174. Out of 53 new test results, 39 people were found positive, he told reporters, adding that a quarantine official had […]