Rivers building collapse: Wike orders Arrest of owner, contractor
29 November 2018 | 8:43 am
Rivers building collapse: Wike orders Arrest of owner, contractor.
The Biden administration has said it "opposes" the advancement of Israeli settlements in the West Bank. The move is a shift from the open support of settlements from ex-President Trump.
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On Monday, a 21-storey building collapsed in the Ikoyi area of Lagos, trapping an estimated 50 people. Over 20 people have so far been confirmed dead and brought out of the rubble but there have also been survivors. As emergency workers continue their quest to hopefully get more people out alive, here's what we know so far about the November 1 disaster.
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At least 18 people were killed on Sunday in an artisanal gold mine collapse in southern Niger, the local mayor said on Monday. The disaster took place in the southern Maradi region, near the border with Nigeria. The death toll is likely to rise, said the mayor of the commune of Dan Issa, Adamou Guero, . The Governor of the Maradi region, Aboubacar Chaibou, visited the site on Monday and promised better working conditions for people at the sire.
After deadly flash flooding devastated villages in Germany's Ahr Valley, many residents are hoping to return. But experts say there needs to be a fundamental change in how we build in areas at risk of floods.
The six-member technical panel of inquiry inaugurated up by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to investigate the cause of the collapsed 21-storey building in Ikoyi, Lagos, has sighted lack of quality control, quality assurance, among others as reasons the building collapsed.
Since September, the name Evergrande has caused panic on stock exchanges around the world. Paralysed by $300 billion in debt (€260 billion), or the equivalent of 2 percent of Chinese GDP, the country's second-largest real estate developer is now threatening Chinese growth. Evergrande has more than 1,300 construction projects across China, as well as financial products, electric cars, livestock, bottled water and even a football club.
It has become a major preoccupation of many governments across the globe; how to build a productive diplomatic relationship with China. This particularly as tensions between Washington and Beijing continue to ratchet upwards with Beijing's Winter Olympic Games in February now facing an American diplomatic boycott. Annette Young talks to Canadian-Chinese journalist and author, Joanna Chiu, whose new book 'China Unbound' argues how democracies have effectively enabled Beijing's campaign to increase its global influence. She speaks about the diplomatic toolkit required to ensure a healthy and robust relationship with China.
A new report by Amnesty international has documented war crimes and atrocities committed during the fall of the internationally backed Afghan government in August.
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