Hundreds airlifted from Norway cruise ship

Rescuers have airlifted hundreds of people stranded on a cruise ship off the west coast of Norway. The Viking Sky lost power on Saturday and sent out a distress signal...

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Thousands join New Zealand vigil

Thousands gathered in New Zealand’s cities on Sunday to protest racism and remember the 50 Muslims killed by a gunman in Christchurch and as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a national remembrance service to be held later this week. About 15,000 turned out for an evening vigil in Christchurch in a park near the Al Noor mosque, where a suspected...

US-backed forces in Syria declare victory over IS

Islamic State has been defeated at its final shred of territory of Baghouz in Syria, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Saturday, announcing the end of its self-declared ‘caliphate’ that once spanned a third of Iraq and Syria. The SDF declared the “total elimination of (the) so-called caliphate”, Mustafa Bali, head of the SDF media office, wrote on...

  Americas

Magnitude 6.1 quake hits Colombia

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck western Colombia in the Andes on Saturday (local time) but it was deep, the US Geological Survey has said. The quake struck 32 miles (51.5 km) northwest of the city of Tula, but it was 70.4 miles (113 km) deep, which would have dampened the shaking, according to a Reuters...

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  Africa

Death toll from Mozambique cyclone reaches 446

Mozambique has recorded more deaths from a cyclone and floods around southern Africa, a government minister said on Sunday, with hundreds left in camps after homes were destroyed. Cyclone Idai lashed the Mozambican port city of Beira with winds of up to 170 kph (105 mph), then moved inland to Zimbabwe and Malawi, flattening buildings and putting the lives of...

Youngest captain, loving son: Ethiopian pilots honoured in death

The dreams of the two young men soared as high as the Ethiopian Airlines planes they proudly flew. Handsome, cosmopolitan Yared Getachew was to marry another plane captain this year. Studious, serious Ahmednur Mohammed rented his first apartment with his maiden paycheck in February. Their lives, along with 155 others, ended when Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 plunged into a field...