September 24, 2018


Opposition defeats China-backed Abdulla Yameen

Maldives (HRNW): Opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has won the Maldives’ presidential election in a surprise defeat of President Abdulla Yameen. He took 134,616 votes to beat Mr Yameen, who received 96,132, provisional results showed. Mr…



Pilot error in fatal shopping centre incident

Australia (HRNW): Pilot error was responsible for a small plane crash which killed five people in Melbourne last year, Australian authorities say. The plane hit a shopping centre after take-off, killing pilot Max Quartermain and his…




Migrant rescue ship has registration revoked

Europe (HRNW): A rescue vessel operating in the central Mediterranean Sea has had its registration revoked, leaving its future operations in jeopardy. When the Aquarius next docks, it will have to remove its Panama maritime flag…



Forensic DNA laboratory to be established at KU

Karachi (HRNW): The provincial health department has planned to set up a forensic DNA laboratory at the International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) at Karachi University. The laboratory will be called Strengthening Forensic DNA…