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March 16, 2018 7:47 AM Israel court suspends plan to deport African migrants

Israel’s supreme court has suspended a controversial government plan to deport tens of thousands of African migrants who entered the country illegally. It gave the state until 26 March to provide more information on the plan. In January, the migrants – mostly from Eritrea and Sudan – were offered $3,500 (£2,510) and a plane ticket to leave Israel voluntarily 96

March 12, 2018 12:03 PM At least 39 dead as plane crashes at Kathmandu airport

At least 39 people are dead after a plane crashed on the runway while landing at Tribhuvan Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal on Monday, police spokesperson Manoj Neupane told CNN. The aircraft, which belongs to US-Bangla Airlines, a privately owned Bangladeshi carrier, caught fire while landing at 2:15 p.m. local time, the police spokesman said. The plane 103

February 19, 2018 1:49 PM Iran plane crash: Search continues for missing Aseman Airlines jet

Search and rescue teams are continuing to search for an Iranian plane that crashed in bad weather on Sunday. Officials told state media that the wreckage had been found, but an aviation spokesman said he could not confirm this. The Aseman Airlines passenger plane came down in the Zagros mountains on Sunday, and all 66 people on board are feared to have been killed 68

February 11, 2018 1:01 PM Russian jet ‘crashes’ after Moscow take-off

A Russian airliner carrying 71 passengers and crew has crashed after vanishing from radar screens as it left a Moscow airport for the Urals, media say. The Saratov Airlines An-148 regional jet was en route to the city of Orsk when it went missing. An emergency services source has told Interfax news agency the plane crashed and there was “no chance” of survivors 42

February 9, 2018 8:05 AM Nigeria’s Dana Air blames passenger after door falls off

A Nigerian airline has blamed a passenger after one of its aircraft doors fell off shortly after landing. The flight from Lagos to Abuja was taxiing on the runway when the emergency exit door came away. Dana Air denied that it was caused by a mechanical fault, and said the door could not fall off “without a conscious effort by a passenger to open it”. But one passenger 47

February 8, 2018 4:48 PM Emergency door falls off Nigerian plane

A Nigerian airline has blamed a passenger after one of its aircraft doors fell off shortly after landing. The flight from Lagos to Abuja was taxiing on the runway when the emergency exit door came away. Dana Air denied that it was caused by a mechanical fault, and said the door could not fall off “without a conscious effort by a passenger to open it”. But one passenger 70

January 27, 2018 1:00 PM Court remands two for fraud

An Accra Circuit Court on Thursday remanded two persons into police custody for conspiring to commit crime, defrauding by false pretense, money laundering and forgery of documents. Razak Debbie, unemployed and Lukman Afuwapes, a student, pleaded not guilty and would reappear on February 8. Superintendent of Police, Kweku Bempah, told the court that the complainant 85

December 27, 2017 3:11 PM LA-Tokyo flight turns back after passenger ‘boards with wrong ticket’

A Tokyo-bound flight carrying the model Chrissy Teigen and her musician husband John Legend turned back to LA after someone reportedly boarded in error. According to Ms Teigen, the passenger boarded at LAX airport with a ticket for a different airline, although this was not confirmed by authorities. The plane turned back four hours into the flight, over the Pacific 88

October 30, 2017 11:16 PM Somali baby born at 32,000ft

An unexpected passenger joined a flight in Somalia after a baby boy was born mid-air, Jubba Airways has confirmed to the BBC. The flight was travelling from Hargeisa, the capital of the self-declared republic of Somaliland, to Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, on Saturday, the Dubai-based airline said. The woman, who was seven-months pregnant, started to feel contractions 88

October 17, 2017 11:26 AM Implementing ITLOS Judgment My Immediate Focus –Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has reiterated his resolve to ensure the full implementation of the judgment delivered by the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The tribunal ruled last month that Ghana did not violate the sovereign right of Cote D’Ivoire by drilling oil around the maritime area shared by both countries 36