Receive Breaking News updates as they occur
A Turkish cargo jet crashed near Kyrgyzstan's Manas airport on Monday, killing at least 37 people, most of them residents of a village struck by the Boeing 747 as it tried to land in dense fog, Kyrgyz officials said. According to the airport administration, the plane was supposed to make a stopover at Manas, near the capital city Bishkek, on its way from Hong Kong to Istanbul.
By Anastasia Moloney TAPACHULA, Mexico (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Using a stone, Ahmed Ali Hassan scraped away at the side of the container truck until he made a small hole, and putting his parched mouth to it, gasped for air. The overcrowded truck carrying nearly 100 migrants, many from Africa, took turns to breathe in pockets of dry air as the truck rattled through rural Nicaragua. "We all thought we were going to die," Hassan, a Somali, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation as he recalled last month's journey.
French lensmaker Essilor has agreed to buy Italy's Luxottica, maker of Ray-Ban sunglasses, in a bid to create a new global giant in the sector, the two groups announced Monday. Shares in Essilor, the world leader in corrective lenses, surged by nearly 14 percent on the Paris stock exchange and Luxottica shares were up 7.6 percent in Milan on the news as of 1000 GMT. The combined group will have market capitalisation of around 46.2 billion euros ($49 billion), based on both companies' closing share prices on Friday.