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Fallen tree ties up traffic on major Cebu provincial artery

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Fallen century-old tree blocks the national road in Barangay Perrelos, Carcar City, Cebu. No one was hurt in the incident Saturday, July 26, 2014. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

A century-old tree Acacia fell in the middle of a road that runs through the length of Cebu province on Saturday morning, tying up traffic in Barangay (village) Perrelos on the outskirts of Carcar City, about 40 kilometers south of here.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Taiwan airline sorry for crash as relatives blast chairman

Rescue workers survey the wreckage of TransAsia Airways flight GE222 which crashed while attempting to land in stormy weather on the Taiwanese island of Penghu, late Wednesday, July 23, 2014.  AP PHOTO/WONG YAO-WEN

Taiwan’s TransAsia Airways ran an apology on the front pages of five major newspapers Friday, pledging to shoulder the “utmost responsibility” after 48 people died when one of its planes crashed in stormy weather.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Wreckage of missing Algerian airliner found in Mali

The logo of the Air Algerie company office, at the Opera avenue in Paris Thursday July 24, 2014.  AP

The wreckage of an Air Algerie plane missing since early Thursday with 116 people on board has been found in Mali near the Burkina Faso border, an army coordinator in Ouagadougou said.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Canadian family among victims of Algerian jet crash – media

This photo taken on Friday, May 16, 2014 shows an MD-83 aircraft in the livery of Swiftair landing at Zaventem Airport Brussels. An Air Algerie flight carrying over 100 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali after heavy rains were reported, according to the plane's owner and government officials in France and Burkina Faso. Air navigation services lost track of the MD-83 about 50 minutes after takeoff from Ougadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, at 0155 GMT (9:55 p.m. EDT Wednesday), the official Algerian news agency APS said. Air Algerie Flight 5017 was being operated by Spanish airline Swiftair, the company said in a statement. The Spanish pilots' union said the plane belonged to Swiftair and it was operated by a Spanish crew. (AP Photo/Kevin Cleynhens)

A Canadian family of four were among the victims of Thursday’s Air Algerie plane crash in Mali near the Burkina Faso border that killed 116 people, local media said.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

4 countries in search for missing Algeria plane – official

The logo of the Air Algerie company office, at the Opera avenue in Paris Thursday July 24, 2014.  AP

Four countries are now taking part in the search for the Air Algerie plane which went missing over northern Mali, an air traffic control official in Dakar said on Thursday.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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