(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Sri Lanka Navy sources indicate that 8 Sri Lankans were on board the fuel freighter that is reported to have been hijacked by Somali pirates off the seas of Djibouti on Monday (14). The vessel had been carrying fuel from Djibouti to Somalia’s Capital, Mogadishu."8 Sri Lankan crew members in vessel hijacked by Somali pirates"
(HAITI, LANKAPUVATH) – At least 34 people have been killed after a runaway bus veered into crowd in the Haitian City of Gonaives, officials say."Runaway bus kills 34 in Haitian City of Gonaives"
(ADDIS ABABA, LANKAPUVATH) – At least 48 people have been killed in a landslide at a vast rubbish dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s Capital Addis Ababa, officials say."Ethiopia rubbish landslide kills 48 in Addis Ababa"
(MOGADISHU, LANKAPUVATH) – Some 110 people have died in Southern Somalia in the last 2-days from famine and diarrhea resulting from a drought, the Prime Minister said on Saturday (04), as the area braces itself for widespread shortages of food."Somalia says 110 dead in last 48-hours due to drought"