Onize Ohikere

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

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Cyclone Amphan recovery begins

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/22/20, 11:37 am

The death toll from the superstorm that hit parts of India and Bangladesh rose to at least 95 people on Friday as officials and residents began cleanup operations. Cyclone Amphan pulled down trees, ripped off roofs, and overturned cars in Kolkata, India, which bore the brunt of the storm’s damage. Workers are trying to get roads and utility lines repaired in the area.

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Plane crashes into neighborhood in Pakistan

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/22/20, 11:03 am

A passenger plane carrying 98 people crashed into a residential area in Karachi, Pakistan, on Friday, destroying at least five homes. Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar initially said the crash killed everyone on board, but aviation officials later said at least two people survived. It remains unclear how many people in the poor and heavily congested residential area near the airport also died in the accident. The Airbus A320, operated by state-run Pakistani International Airlines, had departed from Lahore, Pakistan.

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China to limit Hong Kong freedoms

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/21/20, 12:33 pm

Nearly a year after protesters launched a pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong, the Chinese government is preparing to drastically undercut the territory’s autonomy. The National People’s Congress will discuss new security laws for Hong Kong as it begins its annual meeting on Friday. It has scheduled a vote on the measure for May 28, the South China Morning Post reported.

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