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Bonza: Passengers stranded as Australian airline enters administration

Bonza: Passengers stranded as Australian airline enters administration

The low-cost carrier has only been operating flights in Australia since 2023

Australia's newest budget airline has gone into voluntary administration, after abruptly cancelling all of its flights on Tuesday.

Bonza's financial woes have left thousands of passengers stranded around the country. Operating since last year, the carrier had been the first to launch in Australia since 2007. Aviation remains one of the nation's most concentrated industries, dominated by Qantas and Virgin Australia. "We apologise to our customers who are impacted by this and we're working as quickly as possible to determine a way forward that ensures there is ongoing competition in the Australian aviation market," Bonza said in a statement. The company has appointed Hall Chadwick as voluntary administrators for its operating and holding company, according to documents filed with Australia's corporate regulator. Bonza's eight planes - a Boeing 737 Max fleet - were repossessed by creditors on Tuesday, according to local media. The airline has not confirmed the claim. Passenger Mel Watkins, who was due to fly to Launceston for a family holiday, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) that she was "absolutely shattered" by news her flight had been axed. "I thought it's an Australian airline, and we'd be better off supporting a small company, but it turns out no," she said. The federal transport department set up an emergency help hotline for passengers on Tuesday, after planes were cancelled across Queensland and Victoria. Qantas Group and Virgin Australia - which account for 95% of the nation's domestic aviation market - each offered to assist anyone stranded mid-journey. Based in Queensland's Sunshine Coast, Bonza launched in 2021, promising low-cost fares and a suite of new domestic destinations. After delays with regulatory approval, it finally took to the skies in 2023 but aircraft shortages and low patronage saw it slash several routes in quick succession. Those setbacks, combined with its inability to secure access to take-off and landing spots in the lucrative Sydney market, quickly sparked speculation over its future. Australia's main transport union is now seeking an urgent meeting with the airlines leadership to discuss how the sudden closure will impact workers. "Bonza must ensure staff are prioritised and informed as this process plays out," the national secretary of the transport workers union, Michael Kaine said, according to the Guardian. Mr Kaine also criticised the "unchecked corporate greed" in the aviation industry that's led to higher fares and warned that any carrier attempting to break into the market "has little chance of survival".

source: BBC

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From prison to palace: Faye's road to Senegal's presidency

From prison to palace: Faye's road to Senegal's presidency

Just a few months ago, the man set to be Senegal's next president, Bassirou Diomaye Faye,

Senegal election result: Opposition's Bassirou Diomaye Faye set to win

Senegal election result: Opposition's Bassirou Diomaye Faye set to win

Senegal's ruling coalition candidate Amadou Ba has called the opposition's Bassirou Diomaye Faye to concede victory

Senegal opposition's Faye leads early presidential election results

Senegal opposition's Faye leads early presidential election results

Early results in Senegal's presidential election suggest opposition candidate Bassirou Diomaye Faye may have clinched an

Israel kills dozens in Gaza attacks and besieges two hospitals, Palestinian medics say

Israel kills dozens in Gaza attacks and besieges two hospitals, Palestinian medics say

Israel's military killed dozens of people in new attacks in Gaza, Palestinian medics said on Monday,

Kremlin: we are not joining death penalty debate after concert hall attack

Kremlin: we are not joining death penalty debate after concert hall attack

The Kremlin said on Monday it was not taking part in discussions about restoring the death

EU countries split over nature law in latest blow to green agenda

EU countries split over nature law in latest blow to green agenda

The European Union's flagship policy to restore damaged nature is hanging in the balance, with a

Russian security failure? Kremlin says no country is immune to terrorism

Russian security failure? Kremlin says no country is immune to terrorism

The Kremlin said on Monday that no country was immune to terrorism when asked if there

Bullets and panic - the Moscow concert that became a massacre

Bullets and panic - the Moscow concert that became a massacre

It was just before eight o'clock and the auditorium at Crocus City Hall was filling up,

Exclusive: Pressure mounts on Ukraine to scrap 'sponsors of war' blacklist

Exclusive: Pressure mounts on Ukraine to scrap 'sponsors of war' blacklist

Ukraine could dismantle within days its "sponsors of war" blacklist, central to Kyiv's campaign to expose

Haiti gang leader killed as transition council nears completion

Haiti gang leader killed as transition council nears completion

Attacks, including a shooting that left a gang leader dead, flared in Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, on

Former Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste dies by suicide, reports say

Former Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste dies by suicide, reports say

A 63-year-old man whom police in South Africa on Thursday said apparently died by suicide was

Leo Varadkar to step down as Irish prime minister and party leader

Leo Varadkar to step down as Irish prime minister and party leader

The Taoiseach (Irish prime minister) Leo Varadkar will step down party leader immediately and will resign

Famine looms in Sudan as civil war survivors tell of killings and rapes

Famine looms in Sudan as civil war survivors tell of killings and rapes

Civilians caught up in Sudan's civil war have given graphic accounts to the BBC of rape,

Vietnam's president resigns, raising questions over stability

Vietnam's president resigns, raising questions over stability

The Vietnamese Communist Party has accepted the resignation of President Vo Van Thuong, the government said

Many hospitals in China stop newborn delivery services as birth rate drops

Many hospitals in China stop newborn delivery services as birth rate drops

Many hospitals in China have stopped offering newborn delivery services this year, state-backed news outlet Daily

Drones are key to gain advantage over Russia, Ukraine army chief says

Drones are key to gain advantage over Russia, Ukraine army chief says

The development of unmanned systems, or drones, is key to give Kyiv an advantage over "a

Gaza's catastrophic food shortage means mass death is imminent, monitor says

Gaza's catastrophic food shortage means mass death is imminent, monitor says

Extreme food shortages in parts of the Gaza Strip have already exceeded famine levels, and mass

Unsinkable idea: Australian billionaire refloats dream to build Titanic II

Unsinkable idea: Australian billionaire refloats dream to build Titanic II

Flurry of interest after Clive Palmer recommits to outlandish venture but company admits it has yet

US to send new weapons package worth $300 million for Ukraine

US to send new weapons package worth $300 million for Ukraine

The United States will send a new military aid package for Ukraine worth $300 million,

Putin warns the West: Russia is ready for nuclear war

Putin warns the West: Russia is ready for nuclear war

President Vladimir Putin warned the West on Wednesday Russia was technically ready for nuclear war and

Andrew Tate and brother Tristan appear in a Romanian court over UK arrest warrant

Andrew Tate and brother Tristan appear in a Romanian court over UK arrest warrant

Controversial influencer Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan have appeared in a Romanian court after the

Nigerian army hunts for kidnapped students, parents seek answers

Nigerian army hunts for kidnapped students, parents seek answers

Nigerian soldiers were on Monday hunting for armed kidnappers who seized nearly 300 school pupils in

Ukraine knocks out Russian refinery in major attack

Ukraine knocks out Russian refinery in major attack

Ukraine pounded targets in Russia on Tuesday with dozens of drones and rockets in an attack

New Zealand to seize black boxes from LATAM Boeing 787 as passengers recount incident

New Zealand to seize black boxes from LATAM Boeing 787 as passengers recount incident

New Zealand's Transport Accident Investigation Commission said on Tuesday it was seizing the cockpit voice recorder

Trump won't give money to Ukraine if elected, says Hungary's Orban

Trump won't give money to Ukraine if elected, says Hungary's Orban

Former U.S. leader Donald Trump will not give money to help Ukraine fight Russia if he

Kate, UK's Princess of Wales, apologies for 'any confusion' photo edit

Kate, UK's Princess of Wales, apologies for 'any confusion' photo edit

Kate, Britain's Princess of Wales, issued an apology on social media on Monday for "any confusion"

Kremlin says appeal by Pope Francis for Ukraine talks is quite understandable

Kremlin says appeal by Pope Francis for Ukraine talks is quite understandable

The Kremlin on Monday said that a call by Pope Francis for talks to end the

Theresa May, whose premiership ended over Brexit, to stand down as lawmaker

Theresa May, whose premiership ended over Brexit, to stand down as lawmaker

Former British Prime Minister Theresa May will not stand for re-election, she said on Friday, ending

'Dragon Ball' creator Akira Toriyama dies at 68

'Dragon Ball' creator Akira Toriyama dies at 68

Japanese manga comic creator Akira Toriyama, best known for his "Dragon Ball" series that spawned widely

India says it busts trafficking racket duping people into fighting for Russia in Ukraine

India says it busts trafficking racket duping people into fighting for Russia in Ukraine

India said it had busted a "major human trafficking network" which lured young men to Russia

Russia's Medvedev says Biden is a 'mad' disgrace to America

Russia's Medvedev says Biden is a 'mad' disgrace to America

Dmitry Medvedev, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, called Joe Biden a "mad" disgrace to

Sri Lankan family dead in Canada 'mass killing'

Sri Lankan family dead in Canada 'mass killing'

Canadian police are describing the deaths of members of a Sri Lankan family, including four young

Venezuela: Presidential election date to be held on 28 July

Venezuela: Presidential election date to be held on 28 July

Venezuela has announced it will hold presidential elections on 28 July - months earlier than expected.

Australian man charged after allegedly using cable ties to detain children

Australian man charged after allegedly using cable ties to detain children

A Western Australian man has been charged with aggravated assault after allegedly using cable ties to

Haiti PM Ariel Henry in Puerto Rico as gang violence continues

Haiti PM Ariel Henry in Puerto Rico as gang violence continues

Haiti's Prime Minister Ariel Henry has landed in Puerto Rico after apparently being unable to return

China drops 'peaceful reunification' reference to Taiwan

China drops 'peaceful reunification' reference to Taiwan

China will boost its defence spending by 7.2% this year, fuelling a military budget that has

Ships entering Yemeni waters must obtain permit, Houthi minister says

Ships entering Yemeni waters must obtain permit, Houthi minister says

Ships will have to obtain a permit from Yemen's Houthi-controlled Maritime Affairs Authority before entering Yemeni

EU provisionally agrees on law to cut packaging waste

EU provisionally agrees on law to cut packaging waste

The European Union has reached a provisional deal on a new law to cut packaging waste

Bangladesh fire: At least 43 dead in Dhaka building blaze

Bangladesh fire: At least 43 dead in Dhaka building blaze

At least 43 people have been killed after a fire broke out in a multi-storey building

Anant Ambani: World's rich in India for tycoon son's pre-wedding gala

Anant Ambani: World's rich in India for tycoon son's pre-wedding gala

Some of the world's most influential people have arrived in India's Gujarat state to attend a

Iran elections: Polls open in first elections since mass protests

Iran elections: Polls open in first elections since mass protests

Voting is under way in Iran as the country holds its first elections since the 2022

Germany hosts peace talks between Armenia and Azerbaijan

Germany hosts peace talks between Armenia and Azerbaijan

Germany is hosting two days of peace talks between Azerbaijan and Armenia five months after Azerbaijan

South Korean woman dies as doctors strike continues

South Korean woman dies as doctors strike continues

South Korea's government has launched an investigation into the death of a woman in her 80s

Taylor Swift's father Scott Swift accused of assaulting photographer

Taylor Swift's father Scott Swift accused of assaulting photographer

Australian police are investigating an allegation by a paparazzo that he was assaulted by Taylor Swift's

Macron says Russian defeat in Ukraine vital for security in Europe

Macron says Russian defeat in Ukraine vital for security in Europe

French President Emmanuel Macron has said it is key for Europe's security to defeat Russia in

Palestinian Prime Minister Shtayyeh resigns

Palestinian Prime Minister Shtayyeh resigns

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said on Monday he was resigning to allow for the formation

Exclusive: Satellite images reveal floating barrier at mouth of disputed atoll in South China Sea

Exclusive: Satellite images reveal floating barrier at mouth of disputed atoll in South China Sea

Satellite images of the hotly disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea show a new

China's "dragon" baby boom may boost population in 2024, report says

China's "dragon" baby boom may boost population in 2024, report says

More babies are being born in hospitals across China in the Year of the Dragon, financial

Debris from North Korean missile in Ukraine could expose procurement networks

Debris from North Korean missile in Ukraine could expose procurement networks

Revelations that a North Korean missile fired by Russia in Ukraine contained a large number of

US to target Russia with more sanctions

US to target Russia with more sanctions

The United States will impose sanctions on over 500 targets on Friday in action marking the

Police fire tear gas on Indian farmers marching to capital, government offers talks

Police fire tear gas on Indian farmers marching to capital, government offers talks

Indian police fired tear gas on Wednesday to scatter thousands of protesting farmers as they sought

Israeli airstrike kills two people in Damascus, Syrian state TV says

Israeli airstrike kills two people in Damascus, Syrian state TV says

An Israeli airstrike hit a residential building in the Kafr Sousa district in Syria's capital Damascus

Ukraine outnumbered, outgunned, ground down by relentless Russia

Ukraine outnumbered, outgunned, ground down by relentless Russia

As the Ukraine war enters its third year, the infantry of 59th Brigade are confronting a

At least 53 killed in tribal fighting in Papua New Guinea, ABC reports

At least 53 killed in tribal fighting in Papua New Guinea, ABC reports

At least 26 people were killed in tribal fighting in the northern highlands of Papua New

French recycling plant on fire housing 900 tonnes of lithium batteries

French recycling plant on fire housing 900 tonnes of lithium batteries

Some 900 tonnes of lithium batteries were on fire at a battery recycling plant in southern

Alexei Navalny: US and UK ambassadors to Russia lay tributes

Alexei Navalny: US and UK ambassadors to Russia lay tributes

US ambassador Lynne Tracy and Britain's Nigel Casey were pictured paying their respects at a memorial

Greece legalises same-sex marriage

Greece legalises same-sex marriage

Greece has become the first Christian Orthodox-majority country to legalise same-sex marriage.

Ukraine Russia war: US warns Avdiivka could fall

Ukraine Russia war: US warns Avdiivka could fall

The US has warned that Russia could seize Ukraine's key eastern town of Avdiivka - the

Chun Ki-won: Hero pastor jailed for sexually abusing North Korea teenage escapees

Chun Ki-won: Hero pastor jailed for sexually abusing North Korea teenage escapees

A South Korean pastor once hailed as a hero for smuggling out hundreds of North Koreans

South African military: 2 soldiers killed, 3 wounded on Congo mission

South African military: 2 soldiers killed, 3 wounded on Congo mission

The South African military said on Thursday two of its soldiers were killed and three wounded

Putin says he prefers 'more predictable' Biden over Trump

Putin says he prefers 'more predictable' Biden over Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview broadcast on Wednesday that he preferred Joe Biden

Putin says Russia is close to creating cancer vaccines

Putin says Russia is close to creating cancer vaccines

President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russian scientists were close to creating vaccines for cancer

Israel Gaza: UN warns attack on Rafah could lead to 'slaughter'

Israel Gaza: UN warns attack on Rafah could lead to 'slaughter'

A top UN official has warned an Israeli assault on Rafah, Gaza's southernmost city, could lead

India farmers: Police fire tear gas again at protesters trying to resume march to Delhi

India farmers: Police fire tear gas again at protesters trying to resume march to Delhi

Indian police have used tear gas for a second day to stop farmers demanding minimum crop

Pakistan election: Imran Khan's rivals PML-N and PPP reach deal to form government

Pakistan election: Imran Khan's rivals PML-N and PPP reach deal to form government

Nawaz Sharif and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari's parties in Pakistan have reached a deal to form a

Israel frees two hostages, Palestinian TV says 74 killed in assault

Israel frees two hostages, Palestinian TV says 74 killed in assault

Israel on Monday freed two Israeli-Argentine hostages held by Hamas in Rafah in a ferocious rescue

Indian farmers to march to Delhi after talks with ministers fail

Indian farmers to march to Delhi after talks with ministers fail

Indian farmers plan to continue a protest march to New Delhi on Tuesday after talks with

Exclusive: France proposes Hezbollah withdrawal, border talks for Israel-Lebanon truce

Exclusive: France proposes Hezbollah withdrawal, border talks for Israel-Lebanon truce

France has delivered a written proposal to Beirut aimed at ending hostilities with Israel and settling

Kremlin, commenting on purported Mariupol death toll, accuses Ukraine of many civilians deaths

Kremlin, commenting on purported Mariupol death toll, accuses Ukraine of many civilians deaths

The Kremlin said on Friday it had not yet reviewed an assessment by Human Rights Watch

With over 100 seats counted, Imran Khan's supporters lead in Pakistan - media

With over 100 seats counted, Imran Khan's supporters lead in Pakistan - media

Supporters of jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan had the edge on Friday in Pakistan's election

Putin tells Tucker Carlson Russia has no interest in attacking Poland or Latvia

Putin tells Tucker Carlson Russia has no interest in attacking Poland or Latvia

Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview that aired on Thursday that Russia will fight

Australians cheer law giving workers right to ignore after-hours work calls

Australians cheer law giving workers right to ignore after-hours work calls

Australians on Thursday cheered new proposed laws that give workers the right to ignore calls and

Five killed in violent Pakistan elections; mobile services suspended

Five killed in violent Pakistan elections; mobile services suspended

At least five people were killed in militant attacks as Pakistan held a general election on

UK PM Sunak makes transgender jibe during visit of murdered girl's mother

UK PM Sunak makes transgender jibe during visit of murdered girl's mother

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak joked that the leader of the opposition Labour Party could not

Chile's former president Sebastian Pinera dies in helicopter crash

Chile's former president Sebastian Pinera dies in helicopter crash

Chilean ex-President Sebastian Pinera died in a helicopter crash on Tuesday, sending the country he led

Russian missile strikes on Ukrainian cities kills five, officials say

Russian missile strikes on Ukrainian cities kills five, officials say

Russia unleashed missile and drone strikes on Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities during Wednesday morning's rush

Australia to allow workers to ignore after-hours calls from bosses

Australia to allow workers to ignore after-hours calls from bosses

Australia will introduce laws giving workers the right to ignore unreasonable calls and messages from their

Israel presses onslaught in Gaza's Khan Younis as US pursues ceasefire quest

Israel presses onslaught in Gaza's Khan Younis as US pursues ceasefire quest

Israeli forces killed at least 14 Palestinians in airstrikes as they pressed their onslaught in Gaza's

Spanish farmers blockade roads, joining EU peers' protests

Spanish farmers blockade roads, joining EU peers' protests

Spanish farmers blocked traffic on some of the country's main highways on Tuesday, joining colleagues in

Kazakh president names chief of staff Bektenov new PM

Kazakh president names chief of staff Bektenov new PM

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev named his chief of staff, Olzhas Bektenov, prime minister on Tuesday, quickly

Samsung chief Jay Y. Lee cleared of charges in 2015 merger case

Samsung chief Jay Y. Lee cleared of charges in 2015 merger case

Samsung Electronics (005930.KS), opens new tab Chairman Jay Y. Lee was found not guilty of accounting

Forest fires kill 112 in Chile's worst disaster since 2010 earthquake

Forest fires kill 112 in Chile's worst disaster since 2010 earthquake

Firefighters in central Chile on Sunday battled to quell fierce forest fires that have killed 112

El Salvador's Bukele re-elected as president in landslide win

El Salvador's Bukele re-elected as president in landslide win

President Nayib Bukele on Sunday secured a thumping victory in El Salvador's elections after voters cast

Trudeau condemns mosque attack, says Islamophobia 'has no place' in Canada

Trudeau condemns mosque attack, says Islamophobia 'has no place' in Canada

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday condemned an attack against a mosque in the city

China executes couple who flung two toddlers to their death

China executes couple who flung two toddlers to their death

China has executed a couple who fatally threw two children out of the window of an

Nairobi fire: Gas blast in Kenyan capital kills three and injures nearly 300

Nairobi fire: Gas blast in Kenyan capital kills three and injures nearly 300

A huge gas blast in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, has killed at least three people and

Eyes on Hungary as EU decides on more aid to Ukraine

Eyes on Hungary as EU decides on more aid to Ukraine

European Union leaders will seek to agree on Thursday on extending 50 billion euros ($54 bln)

Germany's airport security staff to ground flights in nationwide protests

Germany's airport security staff to ground flights in nationwide protests

Security staff at some of Germany's biggest airports, including the global hub Frankfurt, walked off the

Brazil's Lula sacks deputy intelligence chief amid spying probe

Brazil's Lula sacks deputy intelligence chief amid spying probe

Brazil's President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has sacked the deputy director of the national intelligence

Myanmar hands over three junta-backed Chinese warlords to Beijing

Myanmar hands over three junta-backed Chinese warlords to Beijing

Myanmar has handed over three Chinese warlords to Beijing, who were notorious for trafficking thousands of

Imran Khan: Former Pakistan PM and wife Bushra Bibi jailed for corruption

Imran Khan: Former Pakistan PM and wife Bushra Bibi jailed for corruption

Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi have been jailed for 14 years, the second sentence

EU leaders to pledge continued military support to Ukraine at summit - draft text

EU leaders to pledge continued military support to Ukraine at summit - draft text

European Union leaders will restate their determination to continue to provide "timely, predictable and sustainable military

Pakistan court jails ex-PM Imran Khan for 10 years ahead of elections

Pakistan court jails ex-PM Imran Khan for 10 years ahead of elections

A Pakistan court handed Imran Khan a 10-year jail term on Tuesday for leaking state secrets,

Brussels threatens to hit Hungary's economy if Orban vetoes Ukraine aid - FT

Brussels threatens to hit Hungary's economy if Orban vetoes Ukraine aid - FT

The European Union will sabotage Hungary's economy if Budapest blocks fresh aid to Ukraine at a

Pope says Africans are 'special case' when it comes to LGBT blessings

Pope says Africans are 'special case' when it comes to LGBT blessings

Pope Francis said in an interview published on Monday that Africans were a "special case" in

South Africa's genocide case is a diplomatic win, whatever the verdict

South Africa's genocide case is a diplomatic win, whatever the verdict

South Africa's genocide case against Israel may have ruffled feathers in the capitals of vital Western

Norman Jewison: Renowned Canadian film director dies at 97

Norman Jewison: Renowned Canadian film director dies at 97

Famed Canadian film maker and producer Norman Jewison has died aged 97, his publicist has announced.

China landslide kills eight, dozens missing

China landslide kills eight, dozens missing

A landslide in China's Yunnan province killed eight people on Monday and dozens were missing as

India's Modi leads consecration of grand Ram temple in Ayodhya

India's Modi leads consecration of grand Ram temple in Ayodhya

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the consecration on Monday of a grand temple to the

Russian oil depot catches fire after Ukrainian drone downed -governor

Russian oil depot catches fire after Ukrainian drone downed -governor

Oil tanks at a storage facility in the town of Klintsy in Russia's Bryansk region caught

China's population drops for 2nd year, with record low birth rate

China's population drops for 2nd year, with record low birth rate

China's population fell for a second consecutive year in 2023, as a record low birth rate

Ukraine says downs Russian drones targeting Odesa port

Ukraine says downs Russian drones targeting Odesa port

Ukraine shot down 19 of the 20 Shahed drones launched by Russia in an overnight attack

Cyclone Belal: Mauritius raises warning to maximum

Cyclone Belal: Mauritius raises warning to maximum

Mauritius has raised a cyclone warning alert to maximum after Cyclone Belal brought torrential rain and

UK to 'wait and see' on possible further strikes against Houthis, says defence minister

UK to 'wait and see' on possible further strikes against Houthis, says defence minister

Britain will "wait and see" before deciding to launch fresh military strikes against the Iran-aligned Houthis

Canadians worry US democracy cannot survive Trump's return to White House, poll finds

Canadians worry US democracy cannot survive Trump's return to White House, poll finds

About two-thirds of Canadians surveyed this month said American democracy cannot survive another four years of

North Korea poised to admit first known tourists since 2020

North Korea poised to admit first known tourists since 2020

A group from Russia is poised to be the first known tourists allowed into North Korea

US, Britain carry out strikes against Houthis in Yemen

US, Britain carry out strikes against Houthis in Yemen

The United States and Britain carried out strikes from the air and sea against Houthi military

Ukraine war: Russian missiles wreck Kharkiv hotel - governor

Ukraine war: Russian missiles wreck Kharkiv hotel - governor

Two Russian missiles have struck a hotel in Ukraine's second-largest city, Kharkiv, injuring 11 people, the

To old friend in Iowa, Xi says world requires stability in China-US ties

To old friend in Iowa, Xi says world requires stability in China-US ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping, in a recent reply to a letter from an Iowa native whom

French PM Élisabeth Borne resigns ahead of expected reshuffle

French PM Élisabeth Borne resigns ahead of expected reshuffle

France's Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne is to leave office after less than two years in the

India-Maldives row escalates, agency suspends flight bookings to islands

India-Maldives row escalates, agency suspends flight bookings to islands

One of India's largest travel platforms suspended flight bookings to the tourism-dependent Maldives on Monday after

Blinken seeks to avert wider war, Israel says it is not fighting a single enemy

Blinken seeks to avert wider war, Israel says it is not fighting a single enemy

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will hold talks in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi

Tribe Called Judah becomes highest-earning Nigerian film

Tribe Called Judah becomes highest-earning Nigerian film

A Nollywood film has smashed box office records, becoming the first Nigerian movie to earn 1bn

Court deals blow to Argentine leader Milei's plan for labour reform

Court deals blow to Argentine leader Milei's plan for labour reform

A court in Argentina has dealt a blow to the sweeping economic changes introduced by the

Hamburg hospital fire kills four patients

Hamburg hospital fire kills four patients

Four people have died in a fire at a hospital near Hamburg, in northern Germany.

Ukraine war: Some residents leave Belgorod after deadly attacks

Ukraine war: Some residents leave Belgorod after deadly attacks

Russia has begun moving some residents from the city of Belgorod following deadly attacks by Ukraine.

Japan earthquake: Nearly 250 missing as hope for survivors fades

Japan earthquake: Nearly 250 missing as hope for survivors fades

Rescuers in Japan are rushing to find 242 people missing after a devastating New Year's Day

Tesla recalls more than 1.6 million cars in China over steering software issues

Tesla recalls more than 1.6 million cars in China over steering software issues

Tesla is recalling more than 1.6 million vehicles in China over issues with steering software and

Ousmane Sonko: Senegal court upholds opposition leader's libel conviction

Ousmane Sonko: Senegal court upholds opposition leader's libel conviction

Senegal's Supreme Court has rejected opposition leader Ousmane Sonko's appeal against a libel conviction, potentially ruling

Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly Iran attack, Tehran vows revenge

Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly Iran attack, Tehran vows revenge

Islamic State claimed responsibility yesterday for two explosions in Iran that killed nearly 100 people and

North Korea’s Kim orders increased production of mobile launch vehicles as tensions grow with US

North Korea’s Kim orders increased production of mobile launch vehicles as tensions grow with US

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered authorities to increase production of mobile launch vehicles for

Ex-Miss Namibia pledges to run for president

Ex-Miss Namibia pledges to run for president

The former Miss Namibia has doubled down on her pledge to run to be president of

South Africa beaten in quickest ever Test match with a winner

South Africa beaten in quickest ever Test match with a winner

India have completed the quickest victory in Test match history, beating South Africa in just a

Oscar Pistorius to be released on parole in South Africa

Oscar Pistorius to be released on parole in South Africa

Ex-Paralympian Oscar Pistorius is to be freed on parole from a South African jail, nearly 11

Libianca’s People one of UK’s most streamed songs of 2023

Libianca’s People one of UK’s most streamed songs of 2023

Cameroonian-American singer Libianca had one of the most popular songs in the UK in 2023.

Will Smith gifts Guinean man who cycled 4,000km to dream university

Will Smith gifts Guinean man who cycled 4,000km to dream university

Hollywood actor Will Smith has given a surprise gift package to a student from Guinea who

DR Congo president's poll win contested in court

DR Congo president's poll win contested in court

One of the presidential candidates in the Democratic Republic of Congo has filed a petition to

US dismisses SA's case against Israel as 'meritless'

US dismisses SA's case against Israel as 'meritless'

The US has dismissed South Africa's case against Israel at the International Court of Justice (ICJ)

Nigeria seeks to ban degrees from Kenya, Uganda in crackdown

Nigeria seeks to ban degrees from Kenya, Uganda in crackdown

Nigeria says it will extend the suspension of degrees accreditation to more countries, including Kenya and

Uproar as Kenyan leader threatens to defy 'corrupt judges'

Uproar as Kenyan leader threatens to defy 'corrupt judges'

Kenyan President William Ruto has come under a barrage of criticism following his threat to disobey

Runway safety concerns in focus as Japan probes Tokyo crash

Runway safety concerns in focus as Japan probes Tokyo crash

Japanese investigators are preparing to probe the collision of two airplanes at Tokyo's Haneda airport, weeks

Japan quake: Rescuers rush to reach survivors

Japan quake: Rescuers rush to reach survivors

At least 30 people were killed after a powerful earthquake hit Japan on New Year's Day,