Arrival British EV start-up gets £85m from Hyundai and Kia

Korean manufacturers, Hyundai and Kia have invested €100m into electric-vehicle start-up Arrival with a €3bn price tag in one of the largest investments in Britain’s motor industry since the Brexit vote to leave the EU in 2016. “This will lead to significant collaboration this is far more than just an investment” Avinash Rugoobur, Arrival’s chief…

Sinkhole kills 6 and injures 16

Six people have been killed and 16 injured after an enormous sinkhole swallowed a bus and several pedestrians in Central China outside a hospital in Xining, the capital of  Qinghai province on Monday evening.

Volcanic storm in the Philippines

Taal volcano, one of the smallest volcanoes situated on an island in the middle of a lake in the Philippines has begun spewing lava and emitting huge plumes of ash, located 45 miles south of the capital Manila, triggering the evacuation of over 8, 000 people from the area. 75 earthquakes have occurred in the…

Iran admits “unintentionally shooting down plane”

Iran has admitted  “unintentionally shooting down a Ukrainian passenger jet flight PS752 killing 176 people on board. President Hassan Rouhani said an investigation found that “missiles fired due to human error, an unforgivable mistake”. The military said the jet flew too close to a sensitive site belonging to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and was then mistaken…

Iran’s Civil Aviation Organisation to investigate the crash

Ali Abedzadeh, Iran’s Civil Aviation Organisation chief said: “ The plane, which was initially headed west to leave the airport zone, turned right following a problem and was heading back to the airport at the moment of the crash”. US National Transportation Safety Board would have normally investigated any crash involving US-made Boeings, but he…

Ghosn’s escape more details

Dubai based company made a payment to the private jet operator. Former British serviceman  Mike Taylor and George Zayek, two private security contractors who accompanied Mr. Ghosn on escape from Japan. Their involvement cost Mr. Ghosn’s audacious escape $20m in the escapes and forfeited bail and is believed to have involved his boarding a plane…

Koko famous music venue engulfed in flames

Sixty firefighters and eight fire engines helped to tackle a major fire at Koko in Camden High Street, just before 21:00 GMT, as smoke and flames could be seen billowing from the scaffolding in the roof of KoJo which is currently under refurbishment and was due to reopen in spring. According to fire brigade 30…

Heaven – Who’s There?

I have been on the planet two and sixty years Full of aspirations, love and hate and hopes and fears I have seen some doing lots of good, and some lots of bad Some bringing happiness and joy, some making people very sad So I am wondering who created the idea of hell and heaven?…

Three Thousand Troops Fighting Fires in Australia

More than 5.9 million hectares (14.7m acres) are affected in the forest fires in Australia and the Queen has sent a message of sympathy and support to the country as at least 24 people have died and more than 1,300 houses have been destroyed. Other countries assisting in fighting the fires includes the US, Canada…

Interpol issues arrest warrant for fugitive Ghosn

Lebanon confirmed it had received an international wanted warrant notice from Interpol for the sixty-five-year-old ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn, who has French, Lebanese and Brazilian citizenship. Interpol’s red notices are used to request law enforcement agencies to arrest a fugitive. Ghosn was facing trial in April on financial misconduct charges, which he denies before he…