17 August 2015

Bomb blast rocks Bangkok intersection; 15 reported dead

Motorcycles are strewn about after an explosion in Bangkok, Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. A large explosion rocked a central Bangkok intersection during the evening rush hour, killing a number of people and injuring others, police said.
A bomb exploded at a popular shrine near a key political protest site in central Bangkok on Monday evening, the government said, reportedly killing more than a dozen people and injuring many others.

Indian airline makes huge order for 250 Airbus jets

This April 16, 2015 file photo shows an India's budget airline IndiGo aircraft approaching for landing at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport in New Delhi, India. Indian budget airline IndiGo finalized an exceptionally large order for 250 single-aisle Airbus A320neo jets on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015 to keep up with rapid growth in the country's air travel.
Indian budget airline IndiGo finalized an exceptionally large order for 250 single-aisle Airbus A320neo jets on Monday to keep up with rapid growth in the country's air travel.
IndiGo, India's largest domestic airline, had signed a preliminary order last year and firmed it up Monday, Airbus said in a statement. The manufacturer based in Toulouse, France, called it the biggest order by number of jets that it had ever received.