Onize Ohikere

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

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Plane crash kills dozens in Russia

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/06/19, 11:17 am

At least 40 people died when a Russian airplane caught fire during an emergency landing Sunday evening. The Sukhoi Superjet 100, operated by national carrier Aeroflot, bounced off the runway and burst into flames at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport. Video footage showed passengers escaping on emergency slides and running across the tarmac to safety.

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Israel and Gaza agree to cease-fire

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/06/19, 11:15 am

Israel and Gaza reached a fragile truce on Monday after at least 27 people died in the bloodiest weekend in the region since 2014. Hamas, the Islamic militant group in control of Gaza, launched hundreds of rockets toward Israel, which retaliated with airstrikes. Twenty-three Palestinians died in the clashes. At least four Israelis died, the first since a war in 2014.

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Cyclone Fani damages eastern India

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/03/19, 12:20 pm

Cyclone Fani made landfall on India’s eastern coast early Friday with torrential rainfall and winds of up to 127 miles per hour. The cyclone struck the coastal state of Odisha and later weakened to a “very severe storm” as it moved north to the state of West Bengal, the Indian Meteorological Department said.

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