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21
Jan

Chile: Earthquake near Coquimbo

A 6.7-magnitude earthquake that hit north-central Chile late Saturday has killed at least two people and left thousands temporarily without power. Chile’s national emergency service said the two casualties, an elderly man and an elderly woman from Coquimbo, suffered heart attacks due to the quake. Damage The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake struck […]

18
Jan

Zimbabwe: civil unrest

Demonstrations and civil unrest Demonstrations, civil unrest, and general strikes have been taking place in parts of the country since January 13, 2019, due to the increase in the cost of fuel. Clashes between demonstrators and security forces have resulted in injuries. Internet access, particularly social media and messaging services, may be blocked countrywide with […]

17
Jan

Colombia: Bogotá: Car bomb: 8 confirmed dead and 41 injured

A powerful explosion has rocked the south of Bogotá after a car bomb detonated inside the country’s most important Police Academy, the Escuela de Cadetes General Santander, resulting in at least 8 confirmed dead and 41 injured. The explosion occurred at 9:30 am local time when, according to eyewitnesses, a car driven at high speed […]

17
Jan

Amsterdam: Schiphol: Rail service to, from airport will be reduced until Jan 21

LIMITED TRAINS TO/FROM SCHIPHOL DUE TO RAIL WORKS Rail manager ProRail will be working on the railways around Schiphol airport over the coming days, which means less train traffic to and from the airport. The rail works will take four days, starting on Thursday. On Thursday and Friday, trains from Amsterdam will still be able […]

17
Jan

Argentina: flights disrupted due to pilot strike

The Argentinian Association of Airline Pilots (APLA) has called a 48-hour strike to protest the decision of the National Civil Aviation Administration (ANAC) to allow foreign pilots to work at Argentine national airlines. According to the association’s statement, published on its official website late on Wednesday, the strike will kick off at 6:00 a.m. local […]