| 0.9°C Dublin

Falling scaffold kills 10 workers

A scaffolding collapse at one of Beijing's most prestigious high schools killed 10 construction workers and injured four others, officials have said.

The accident occurred at the start of the school day at Tsinghua High School in the city's northwest, but did not affect any classrooms or other buildings used for instruction, according to a statement from Beijing officials. It said the injured were in stable condition.

A high school official with the surname Jiang said all of the victims were constructing a gymnasium at the school, which is affiliated with one of China's top universities, also called Tsinghua. He said no teachers or students were hurt.

Bishop named in hit-and-run

The Episcopal Church of Maryland has admitted that its first female bishop was the driver in a hit-and-run crash that killed a cyclist in Baltimore.

Diocese spokeswoman Sharon Tillman confirmed yesterday that Bishop Suffragan Heather Cook was the driver in the Saturday afternoon crash in which 41-year-old Tom Palermo was killed. It is not yet known if Cook will be charged.

Comic Rock set to divorce

Comedian Chris Rock has filed for divorce from his wife Malaak Compton-Rock, a statement from his representative has confirmed.

The statement went on to specify that Rock and his family request privacy as they go through this process because it is a personal matter.

Rock and philanthropist Malaak Compton-Rock had been married for 19 years and have two daughters, Lola Simone (12) and Zahra Savannah (10).

Death sentence for cop killers

A court in Bahrain has sentenced two Shi'ite Muslim men to death and handed a third a life sentence after they were convicted of killing a policeman.

The ruling could further destabilise the Western-allied kingdom, where sporadic protests have erupted and occasional bomb attacks have taken place since the government quelled mass protests in 2011 led by Shi'ite Muslims. demanding reforms.


Privacy