August 5th, 2010
05:46 AM ET

World update: Reports of plane accident in Zimbabwe

An update from the CNN newsdesk in London on stories we're following on Thursday:

Zimbabwe plane -   We are checking out reports from officials that a Boeing 767 flying from London, England, has been involved in an accident while trying to land at Harare International Airport in Zimbabwe.

Campbell testifies - Supermodel Naomi Campbell gave testimony at the Special Court for Sierra Leone at The Hague, Netherlands. She stated that two men gave her “dirty-looking stones” following a dinner hosted by Nelson Mandela in South Africa. She was subsequently told that the stones “probably came from Charles Taylor.”

Russia wildfires - Russian state media says the smog over Moscow has eased but the numbers of fires burning across the country has increased.  President Medvedev reprimanded the commander of Russia's naval forces and his first deputy for incompetence and fired a number of senior Defense Ministry officials over a fire at a naval base near Moscow, according to the president's website.

Kenya referendum - Votes are being counted following the historic referendum in Kenya which is aimed at changing the landscape of the country’s parliamentary structure. Kenya’s leaders are due to make an announcement at 4 p.m. local time to update on the progress of the count.

Liverpool FC - UK media reports suggest that the state-owned China Investment Corporation is funding a takeover bid by Hong Kong tycoon Kenny Huang. Mr Huang has a released a statement confirming his interest in the club but saying that he has not made a formal bid.

soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Mike Makoni

    Reliable sources, some of whom are employees of Air Zimbabwe, just informed me that the so called accident was just a drill. They made it seem real in order to ascertain competency. Everything is fine. Air Zimbabwe boasts of a accident free record. This would have heartbroken me and a lot of people.

    August 5, 2010 at 6:17 am | Report abuse |
  2. Sabrina Atkins

    Ms Jordan is a great blogger, great concise updates!

    August 5, 2010 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |