Chinese plane catches fire at airport during takeoff

China’s Tibet Airlines said all passengers and crew had been evacuated from an Airbus A319 plane that caught fire after an aborted takeoff in the southwestern city of Chongqing on Thursday. There were no deaths and only minor injuries among the 113 passengers and nine crew members on board, the …

Read More »

Shoot-on-sight orders issued to quell Sri Lanka riots

Sri Lanka’s defense ministry on Tuesday ordered troops to shoot on sight people involved in looting or damaging property, a day after mobs targeted the homes of ruling-party politicians. “Security forces have been ordered to shoot on sight anyone looting public property or causing harm to life,” the ministry said. …

Read More »