Air New Zealand posts third straight loss, sees rebound in 2023
Air New Zealand posts third straight loss, sees rebound in 2023

Flagship carrier says it expects capacity to reach 75-80 percent of pre-pandemic levels for the 2023 financial year.

Uvalde police chief fired for botched response to school shooting
Uvalde police chief fired for botched response to school shooting

Pete Arredondo fired for his much-criticised handling of the shooting that killed 19 children and two teachers.

Rocket attacks on US bases in Syria
Rocket attacks on US bases in Syria

Several rocket attacks have been carried out on the two gas fields in southern Syria where forces of the United States deployed.Anadolu Agency reported that according to the local sources the attacks

Pakistan rejects India’s closure of missile firing incident
Pakistan rejects India’s closure of missile firing incident

Indian Air Force on Tuesday said it sacked three officers for accidentally firing a missile into Pakistan in March.

What impact will a nationwide strike have on S Africa’s economy?
What impact will a nationwide strike have on S Africa’s economy?

South Africa's powerful trade federations called for a national shutdown.

At least 15 killed in Russian attack on train station: Zelenskyy
At least 15 killed in Russian attack on train station: Zelenskyy

Ukraine's president says at least 15 people were killed and dozens of others wounded at a train station in Chaplyne.

UN calls for ceasefire amid renewed fighting in northern Ethiopia
UN calls for ceasefire amid renewed fighting in northern Ethiopia

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls for a ceasefire after renewed fighting erupted around the Tigray region.

2 dead, 3 hurt in shooting in front of DC senior residence
2 dead, 3 hurt in shooting in front of DC senior residence

The Metropolitan Police Department said Wednesday’s shooting happened in the Truxton Circle neighborhood of Washington in front of a residence for senior citizens and near several high schools.

US ambassador arrives to post in Sudan following 25-year freeze
US ambassador arrives to post in Sudan following 25-year freeze

The ambassador arrives as Sudan is experiencing widespread unrest, with protesters calling for an end to military rule.

Indian tycoon’s bid for broadcaster stokes media freedom concerns
Indian tycoon’s bid for broadcaster stokes media freedom concerns

NDTV said that the move by billionaire Gautam Adani came 'without any discussion' with the broadcaster or its founders.

Florida postal carrier mauled by 5 dogs dies
Florida postal carrier mauled by 5 dogs dies

61 year old woman, Pamela Jane Rock, died Monday night at a hospital from the injuries of the dog attack which was tried to be stopped by a neighbor who fired into the air, sheriff’s Col. Joseph Wells

Vote counting begins in tight Angola election
Vote counting begins in tight Angola election

Some 14.7 million people were registered to vote at 13,200 polling stations across the southern African nation.

Russia preparing to hold 'sham' referendum in Ukraine, US warns
Russia preparing to hold 'sham' referendum in Ukraine, US warns

Moscow has instructed officials to begin preparations in areas that have fallen under its control during its war on Ukraine, including Kharkiv, Kherson, Zaporizhia, parts of Donetsk and Luhansk, National

15 killed, 50 hurt in Ukrainian rail station strike of Russia, Zelensky says
15 killed, 50 hurt in Ukrainian rail station strike of Russia, Zelensky says

"I have just received information about a Russian missile strike on a railway station in the (central) Dnipropetrovsk region... At least 15 people were killed and around 50 injured," Zelensky said in a

On Ukraine’s Independence Day, UN urges end to ‘senseless’ war
On Ukraine’s Independence Day, UN urges end to ‘senseless’ war

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the people of Ukraine 'need peace' as the conflict enters its seventh month.

US elections: Five key takeaways from New York, Florida primaries
US elections: Five key takeaways from New York, Florida primaries

Contests across key states offer preview of midterm elections as Republicans will push to regain control of Congress.

US first lady Jill Biden again tests positive for coronavirus
US first lady Jill Biden again tests positive for coronavirus

"After testing negative on Tuesday, just now, the First Lady has tested positive for COVID-19 by antigen testing," said Biden's Deputy Communications Director Kelsey Donohue in a statement. "This represents

ACLU, news orgs challenge Arizona law limiting filming of police
ACLU, news orgs challenge Arizona law limiting filming of police

The ACLU says the law, which bans filming of police within eight feet, is 'blatantly unconstitutional'.

Man gets COVID, Monkeypox, HIV simultaneously after Spain visit
Man gets COVID, Monkeypox, HIV simultaneously after Spain visit

The 36-year-old man had a fever, a sore throat, fatigue, and headache among others, after traveling back to Italy. He tested positive for covid first and he had rash and blisters appearing after that.He

Pope won't meet Russian Orthodox patriarch during Kazakh visit - RIA
Pope won't meet Russian Orthodox patriarch during Kazakh visit - RIA

When Pope Francis attends a gathering of religious leaders in Kazakhstan next month he will not meet the Russian Orthodox patriarch, who backs the war in Ukraine, RIA news agency cited a senior Orthodox

Iran says received, reviewing US response on final nuclear proposal
Iran says received, reviewing US response on final nuclear proposal

Tehran "received this evening via the (EU) coordinator, the response from the US government over the Islamic republic of Iran's opinions on the outstanding issues in the negotiations to lift sanctions",

Toxic gas in Mannheim as bleach agent catches fire: BASF
Toxic gas in Mannheim as bleach agent catches fire: BASF

A gas cloud formed over the industrial estate that reached 150 metres in height. Sixteen police officers were injured.The substance was found in a barrel in a shipping container from the industrial

Biden administration to cancel at least $10K in student loan debt
Biden administration to cancel at least $10K in student loan debt

President Joe Biden announces debt forgiveness of up to $20,000 per student amid worsening debt crisis in United States.

Qatar to invest $3bn in Pakistan economy
Qatar to invest $3bn in Pakistan economy

The Qatar Investment Authority's announcement comes as Pakistani PM Shehbaz Sharif visits Doha on an official trip.

Russia arrests ex-mayor for ‘discrediting’ army amid Ukraine war
Russia arrests ex-mayor for ‘discrediting’ army amid Ukraine war

Police arrest opposition figure Yevgeny Roizman, 59 who served as mayor of Yekaterinburg from 2013-2018.

Poland begins to dismantle Soviet-era monument
Poland begins to dismantle Soviet-era monument

The removal of the memorial in Brzeg, in southwestern Poland, fell on Ukraine's Independence Day and on the sixth-month anniversary of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24.

World needs our independence, Zelensky tells Security Council
World needs our independence, Zelensky tells Security Council

"Today our country is celebrating Independence Day and now everyone can see how much the world depends on our independence," Zelensky told the meeting at UN headquarters in New York via video link on Wednesday

UN chief calls for peace as Ukraine marks 31st Independence Day
UN chief calls for peace as Ukraine marks 31st Independence Day

''The people of Ukraine and beyond need peace and they need peace now,'' Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told a UN Security Council meeting.Thousands of civilians have been killed and injured, including

2 Russians, 1 Ukrainian face espionage charges in Albania
2 Russians, 1 Ukrainian face espionage charges in Albania

Judge Pajtime Fetahu ruled in favor of prosecutors, who requested that the trio be kept in detention over accusations of “securing secret information of military or any other character in order to be supplied

Biden announces nearly $3bn in US military aid to Ukraine
Biden announces nearly $3bn in US military aid to Ukraine

As Russia's invasion enters seventh month, new US aid package signals 'shift' towards Ukraine's long-term needs.

Jamaican farmworkers decry ‘seismic-level exploitation’ in Canada
Jamaican farmworkers decry ‘seismic-level exploitation’ in Canada

Temporary foreign workers renew calls for Canada to grant them permanent residency amid fresh abuse allegations.

South African unions go on protests against high cost of living
South African unions go on protests against high cost of living

The protests were about soaring costs of living, power cuts and high unemployment rates in South Africa.

Explainer: What is behind South Africa’s union strikes?
Explainer: What is behind South Africa’s union strikes?

South Africa unions called for national strike due to power cuts, rising costs of living, and high unemployment levels.

Prominent Russian opposition figure arrested
Prominent Russian opposition figure arrested

He stands accused of spreading false information about the Russian army in the wake of Moscow's invasion of Ukraine, according to news portal e1.ru, which showed a video clip of Roizman talking about his

Ukraine demands more 'real weapons' from Germany
Ukraine demands more 'real weapons' from Germany

Ukrainian Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov has called on Germany to authorize the delivery of Leopard tanks from other countries."You could give them permission to give us the tanks. That's why we

Belarus congratulates Ukraine on Independence Day
Belarus congratulates Ukraine on Independence Day

Ukrainians reject the greeting from Alexander Lukashenko, who has allowed Russian troops into his country.

Switzerland plans to procure 40,000 doses of monkeypox vaccine
Switzerland plans to procure 40,000 doses of monkeypox vaccine

Switzerland plans to procure 40,000 doses of monkeypox vaccine as well as 500 units of an antiviral drug, the government said on Wednesday.The army simultaneously aims to procure 60,000 vaccine doses

UK's Johnson, in Kyiv, warns against 'flimsy' plan for talks with Russia
UK's Johnson, in Kyiv, warns against 'flimsy' plan for talks with Russia

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson lauded Ukraine for its "indomitable" resistance to Russia's invasion during a surprise visit to Kyiv on Wednesday, and said now was not the time to advance a "flimsy

Italy's Draghi calls for EU price cap on Russian gas
Italy's Draghi calls for EU price cap on Russian gas

"The Italian government has pressed hard at the European level for a maximum ceiling on the price of Russian gas that we import," Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said

Indian politician boasts about getting Muslims killed – on camera
Indian politician boasts about getting Muslims killed – on camera

A video of Gyan Dev Ahuja, a former legislator belonging to PM Narendra Modi's BJP, has gone viral in India.

Can Honduras tackle deep-seated police corruption?
Can Honduras tackle deep-seated police corruption?

New investigation reveals allegations of torture, evidence-planting and extrajudicial killings by security forces.

French energy giant accused of fuelling Russian bombers
French energy giant accused of fuelling Russian bombers

A Russian gas field partly owned by France's TotalEnergies is being used to produce fuel for bombers striking targets in Ukraine, Le Monde daily reported Wednesday."Le Monde was able to track the supply

Japan signals return to nuclear power to stabilise energy supply
Japan signals return to nuclear power to stabilise energy supply

Japan's government previously insisted it would not consider building new nuclear power plants or replace aged reactors.

Heavy flash flooding claim lives of 178 people in Afghanistan
Heavy flash flooding claim lives of 178 people in Afghanistan

In Afghanistan, at least 178 people have lost their lives as a result of devastating flash floods during the past four weeks, an official said on Wednesday.Another 250 were wounded in the heavy rainfalls

Six months of war in Ukraine: Five key military takeaways
Six months of war in Ukraine: Five key military takeaways

Russia’s military ineptitude, Ukraine's energetic defence, HIMARS, and now - the focus on the south.

Taiwan belongs to China, defense chief tells SCO summit
Taiwan belongs to China, defense chief tells SCO summit

China's defense chief on Wednesday reiterated Beijing's position that Taiwan belongs to the mainland.Addressing his counterparts from Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), China's Defense Minister

Former Russian mayor detained for criticising Ukraine invasion
Former Russian mayor detained for criticising Ukraine invasion

Russian police on Wednesday detained one of the last opposition figures still in the country and not behind bars after he reportedly criticised Moscow's military campaign in Ukraine.

South Korea military gov’ts blamed for abuses, deaths at facility
South Korea military gov’ts blamed for abuses, deaths at facility

Thousands, including disabled people and children, were snatched off streets and detained at 'Brothers Home'.

Six months of war: Ukraine regains initiative, but makes no push
Six months of war: Ukraine regains initiative, but makes no push

Western allies provided Ukraine enough assistance to deprive Russia of victory but not to defeat it, analysts say.

Monkeypox vaccine maker and WHO ink Latin America deal
Monkeypox vaccine maker and WHO ink Latin America deal

The Danish maker of the only authorised monkeypox vaccine said Wednesday it had signed a deal with the World Health Organization (WHO) to facilitate distribution in Latin America and the Caribbean."Deliveries