Going out of his way: Pilot does U-turn mid-air to allow passengers to view Northern Lights
05 March 2023 | 10:20 am
Nigeria declares Bola Tinubu the new president-elect, but the opposition say the election was rigged. In Italy, there's sadness and anger over the deaths of dozens of migrants in a shipwreck. French football federation president Noël Le Graët resigns, but announces he'll be filing a lawsuit for defamation against the French sports minister.
20 Jul 2021
Nigeria almost lost another highly-trained military officer after a Nigerian Airforce fighter jet was shot down by so-called bandits between the boundaries of Zamfara and Kaduna. But Flight Lieutenant Abayomi Dairo, against all odds, displayed why the motto of the air branch of the Nigerian Armed Forces is "Willing … Able … Ready."
21 Jul 2021
Firefighters rescue trapped passengers from a flooded subway station in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou, where deadly torrential rains have wreaked havoc.
8 Mar 2022
First Nigerian female pilot to fly the Boeing 787 Dreamliner Across the Atlantic, First Officer Adeola Ogunmola talks about her background and how she kept her dream alive with little or no resources.
1 May 2022
Swiss authorities have approved a plan for pilot testing the sale and use of cannabis for recreational purposes this summer in Basel, joining in on a debate over the pros and cons of selling cannabis legally.
3 May 2022
Syrian pilot, Danielle Rezek, for years kept her dream of becoming a pilot alive until she finally found her place in the cockpit.
15 May 2022
A Passenger With No Flying Experience Landed a Cessna After the Pilot Went Down. This flight passenger really stuck the landing. After the pilot on his private plane became incapacitated, an anonymous passenger landed the aircraft himself—without any previous flying experience.
4 Jun 2022
A 16-year-old schoolboy who is on a quest to become the youngest person to fly around the world solo, landed his small plane in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, on Wednesday.
23 May 2022
Semakaleng Mathebula is South Africa's first Black hot air balloon pilot and one of few women participating in the niche sport, which traditionally has been the domain of the white and privilege.
23 Aug 2022
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2 Sep 2022
The UN has released a highly-awaited report accusing China of serious human rights violations against Uighur Muslims in the Xinjiang province. The China Daily fiercely refutes these accusations in its edition today. Also, French papers pay tribute to the late Mikhail Gorbachev. Finally, a US pilot issues a stern warning to rowdy passengers mid-flight who kept "airdropping" nude pics to him.
1 Sep 2022
A Southwest Airlines pilot recently threatened to deplane a flight headed to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, after he learned that a passenger had AirDropped unsolicited nude photos to other travelers on board.
37 mins ago
The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has called on African countries to take urgent action to end poverty and mismanagement of natural resources if they want to earn the respect of the global community. Adesina made the remarks while delivering his speech titled “For the world to respect Africa” at the 40th anniversary of the Guardian newspaper in Lagos.
46 mins ago
The death toll from floods in northern Tanzania following torrential rains this weekend has risen to 63, the prime minister said on Monday, adding to hundreds of other deaths caused by extreme weather in East Africa since seasonal rains began in October.
1 day ago
At COP28 in Dubai, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz called for a phase out of fossil fuels, the US announced $3 billion in new climate funding and France pushed for nuclear energy as a way to reduce emissions.
1 day ago
South Korea has been ramping up its surveillance capabilities in order to gain a strategic edge over North Korea. The move comes after North Korea launched a satellite of its own in violation of UN resolutions.
1 day ago
Early drafts of the COP28 agreement refer to the "phasedown/out" of fossil fuels, which are responsible for most climate emissions. The final wording will likely be disputed. What's the difference — and does it matter?
1 day ago
Britain and Rwanda have inked a new treaty aimed at rescuing failed plans for the UK to deport asylum-seekers. A top court ruling had blocked the policy, saying it violated human rights laws enshrined in UK legislation.
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