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A car ploughed on the people at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro

A black Hyundai car driving along Avenida Atlântica not at high speed ploughed onto the crowded seaside boardwalk along Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro. The car stopped in the sand after it apparently crossed the wide sidewalk that runs between the beach and a busy road. The car was badly damaged.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: International

A bus caught in fire in Kazakhstan, dozens were killed

Only five people managed to get out from a bus which caught fire in north-western Kazakhstan on Thursday in the Irgiz district of Aktobe region. The route is used by migrant workers heading to Russia.The bus was driving up north from Shymkent in southern Kazakhstan near the border with Uzbekistan. The tragedy happened near the village of Kalybai.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: International

Pope Francis performed a marriage on board of a papal flight

Pope Francis performed first marriage on board a papal flight at 36,000ft as it flew from Santiago to the northern city of Iquique, on the third day of his South American trip. It was a first such event in the history of the Catholic Church. The Pope formally joined in matrimony Carlos Ciuffardi, 41, and Paula Podest, 39, who are  an air steward and a stewardess.

  • Written by Jerry Seward
  • Category: International

A suspended bridge in construction collapsed in Colombia killing ten workers

A partially constructed suspended bridge located in Chirajara on the border of Cundinamarca and Meta provinces, 65 kilometers from Bogota, which was intended to be part of the highway connecting the capital Bogota to the city of Villavicencio in Colombia collapsed killing at least ten construction workers. Three others were injured.

  • Written by James Prewitt
  • Category: International

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