Summer fires aren't unusual. But climate change means they've scorched Western Europe much earlier than usual this year, destroying tens of thousands of acres of land and causing massive evacuations as some places record their hottest temperatures ever.
The first deportation from the UK to Rwanda has been grounded after a European Court of Human Rights ruling.
A controversial plan by the British government to fly asylum-seekers from the UK to Rwanda is set to go ahead after a court rejected a last-minute appeal.
27 Oct 2021
The UN has suspended flights to Tigray's regional capital after a plane had to abort landing in Mekelle. The humanitarian situation in the region is dire with civilians facing famine-like conditions, the UN added.
29 Sep 2021
Chinese single-engine J-10 and J-20 stealth fighter jets showcase Chinese military might at the opening of the 13th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition. The country's biggest airshow, in the southern coastal city of Zhuhai, comes as Beijing pushes to meet a 2035 deadline to retool its military for modern warfare.
19 Sep 2021
Afghan pop star Aryana Saeed, an indefatigable women's rights activist, made only one request of her fiance before heading to Kabul airport when the Taliban took over the city: "just shoot me in the head but don't let them take me away alive".
10 Sep 2021
Qatari officials say a Qatar Airways flight that departed Kabul with Americans on board has landed in Doha. The flight departed with over 100 passengers on board.
7 Aug 2021
America's top diplomat in Afghanistan, Ross Wilson, says that the first flight carrying Afghans who worked as interpreters for American troops and diplomats has arrived in the United States, the start of an operation to evacuate thousands from possible Taliban retaliation.
24 May 2021
Passengers who were aboard a Ryanair flight carrying a wanted Belarusian opposition activist to Lithuania describes what happened during the flight, after it was forced by Belarus to land in Minsk. The plane was diverted from its Athens-to-Vilnius route, ostensibly over a security scare.
19 May 2021
42-year-old Nigerian and an aide to a state governor in Nigeria, Abidemi Rufai, has been arrested for wire fraud schemes in the United States. Abidemi Rufai was picked up at the JFK Airport, New York by the FBI while trying to board his flight back to Nigeria.
25 Apr 2021
NASA has carried out the first powered, controlled flight on another planet. Ingenuity was able to lift, rotate, and land. More complicated tests are planned in the coming weeks.
9 Apr 2021
Deportation flights of asylum-seekers to Afghanistan remain controversial, due to the precarious security situation there.