Onize Ohikere

Onize is a reporter for WORLD Digital based in Abuja, Nigeria.

Associated Press/Photo by Pablo Ramos

Search for quake survivors continues, but not at collapsed school

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/22/17, 11:20 am

A Mexican navy official on Thursday confirmed all the children from a school that collapsed during Tuesday’s earthquake have been accounted for, abruptly ending the search for a young girl reportedly still trapped beneath the debris. “We have done an accounting with school officials and we are certain that all the children either died, unfortunately, are in hospitals, or are safe at home,” said Navy Assistant Secretary Angel Enrique Sarmiento.

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by Dar Yasin

Another 100,000 Rohingya waiting to cross into Bangladesh

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/22/17, 10:06 am

Satellite photos of the Cox’s Bazar region of Bangladesh show the extent of the Rohingya crisis, as more than 420,000 people flee violence in Burma, also known as Myanmar. Photos reveal thousands of temporary shelters scattered over the landscape. One of the images, taken Sept. 16 by Colorado-based DigitalGlobe, shows the Kutupalong refugee camp has quadrupled in size. Elsewhere, refugees are building bamboo structures covered with plastic sheeting to create shelter from the rain. But the United Nations points out that refugees in makeshift shelters lack basic amenities.

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by Frank Augstein/File

British police charge teen in subway bombing

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/22/17, 09:52 am

British police have charged an 18-year-old man in connection to last week’s explosion on a subway train that injured 30 people. The Metropolitan Police said Ahmed Hassan is accused of attempting to “murder persons traveling on a District Line train,” and using a chemical compound known as TATP to cause an explosion likely to kill. He will appear before the Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Friday afternoon. Authorities arrested Hassan on Saturday at Dover, a major port for ferries heading to France. On Sept.

Read more