October 11, 2018

Queensland storm: Tornadoes and huge hailstones wreak damage

Queensland storm: Tornadoes and huge hailstones wreak damage Image copyright STEVEN HARLAND Image caption Locals posted images online showing injured and distressed animals Tornadoes and a thunderstorm "supercell" have swept across Queensland in Australia, injuring four people and causing widespread damage. The dangerous weather system hit the state's south-east on Thursday, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said. One tornado struck Tansey, a town 250km (155 miles) north of Brisbane, snapping trees and ripping roofs from houses. Elsewhere, four people were injured when tennis ball-sized hail shattered car windscreens, authorities said. One, Fiona Simpson, posted images online of bruises and scrapes across her body. "I covered my infant with my body to stop her from getting badly injured.... never drive in a hail storm," she wrote of the incident in the town of Kingaroy. Image copyright FIONA SIMPSON Image caption Fiona Simpson suffered injuries while shielding her baby The nation&..
October 11, 2018

Investigation starts into dramatic Soyuz rocket breakdown

Investigation starts into dramatic Soyuz rocket breakdown Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe malfunction became apparent about 90 seconds into the flight Russian officials are investigating the cause of a booster problem that forced a Soyuz rocket capsule to make an emergency landing just after launch. The two crew members, Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and American astronaut Nick Hague, are in good health, officials say. They were heading for a six-month mission on the International Space Station when their flight was aborted. Their capsule separated and landed 400km (250 miles) from the launch site. What happened during the flight?The launch appeared to be going smoothly, but some 90 seconds into the flight, the US space agency Nasa reported a problem with the booster rocket between the first and second stages separating. Live video of the astronauts showed them shaking violently with the vibrations caused by the malfunction. After around 114 second..
October 11, 2018

UN General Assembly UNG73: World Leaders Speaks at the United Nations

New York  September 27, 2018 (CABNC-TV)-CenterAfricatv.com, Washington D.C based Pan African cloud-based news network has received the UN Press accreditation recognition. The multi-media news outlet is […]
October 11, 2018

Cyclone Titli: Eastern India battered by deadly storm

Cyclone Titli: Eastern India battered by deadly storm Image copyright AFP Image caption High winds toppled many trees in Andhra Pradesh A powerful cyclone has swept into eastern India, leaving at least eight people dead and destroying hundreds of homes. Cyclone Titli tore into coastal areas of Orissa and Andhra Pradesh states with winds of up to 150km/h (93mph). About 300,000 people have been evacuated from low-lying districts in Orissa. Authorities say roads are blocked and power supplies have been lost in many areas. "We fear that 6,000 to 7,000 electricity poles may have been uprooted," K Dhananjaya Reddy, the district administrative chief of Srikakulam district in Andhra Pradesh, told Reuters news agency. "Around 400,000 to 500,000 people are now without electricity." Image copyright AFP Image caption Many roads have been blocked by fallen trees in Orissa state The eight reported deaths were all in Andhra Pradesh. The state's disaster management chief, D Varaprasad, said t..
October 11, 2018

UN General Assembly (UNG73): CENTERAFRICATV.COM GETS United Nations ACCREDITATION

New York  September 27, 2018 (CABNC-TV)-CenterAfricatv.com, Washington D.C based Pan African cloud-based news network has received the UN Press accreditation recognition. The multi-media news outlet is […]
October 11, 2018

If Countries Act Now, Children Born Today Could Be Healthier, Wealthier, More Productive

BALI, Indonesia, October 11, 2018—New World Bank research released today gives policymakers compelling evidence that delivering better outcomes in children’s health and learning can significantly boost the […]
October 11, 2018

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim Opening Remarks at the 2018 Annual Meetings

Welcome to the 2018 IMF/World Bank Group Annual Meetings. It’s an honor to be here. I’d like to start by thanking the government of Indonesia for […]
October 11, 2018

Indonesia arrests four for ‘selling babies on Instagram’

Indonesia arrests four for 'selling babies on Instagram' Image copyright Instagram Image caption The account features pictures of babies, pregnant woman and ultrasound scans, amongst others Four Indonesians have been arrested over an alleged baby-selling operation using Instagram. An account which claimed to be a family welfare agency posted images of pregnant women, ultrasound scans and babies. A telephone number was provided so potential buyers could make contact via WhatsApp, said police in Surabaya. They said they managed to intercept one transaction but were still searching for at least one baby that was sold. "People who want to adopt children use that account and the transaction is completed through WhatsApp," Col Sudamiran, Surabaya's chief detective, was quoted by Detik as saying. According to news website Detik, the account was posing as a consultation service, offering to solve family problems. The Instagram account, with more than 700 followers, features ..
October 11, 2018

The Bali Fintech Agenda: A Blueprint for Successfully Harnessing Fintech’s Opportunities

BALI, Indonesia, October 11, 2018(CABNC-TV)–The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group today launched the Bali Fintech Agenda, a set of 12 policy elements aimed […]
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