Zara Rutherford becomes youngest woman to fly the world solo

(CNN) – Teen pilot Zara Rutherford has become the youngest woman to fly around the world alone. The 19-year-old, who holds dual British-Belgian citizenship, landed at Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport in western Belgium on Thursday, completing an epic 41-country journey spanning more than 52,000 kilometers (32,300 miles) and breaking two Guinness World Records. . the operation. “It … Read more

UK government accused of ‘blackmail’ to keep scandal-plagued Johnson in power

Senior lawmaker said lawmakers were targeted Johnson vows to keep fighting Not aware of any evidence, says Downing Street LONDON (Reuters) – A senior Conservative MP accused the British government on Thursday of intimidating and trying to “blackmail” lawmakers suspected of wanting to force Prime Minister Boris Johnson out of power. Johnson, who won a … Read more

Prosecutor: Norway mass killer still ‘a very dangerous man’

Norway’s attorney general says the far-right extremist who killed 77 people in 2011 remains a “very dangerous man” and should not be released by David Keaton The Associated Press January 20 2022, 12:53 pm • 3 minutes to read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article Oslo, Norway – A far-right extremist who killed 77 … Read more

Pope Benedict XVI knew of abusive priests when he ran Munich archdiocese, investigators say

“He has been informed of the facts,” said lawyer Martin Bosch, as law firm Westpfahl Spilker Wastl announced the results of an investigation into the historic sexual abuse in the Diocese of Munich over several decades. The report was commissioned by the church itself. “We believe he can be charged with misconduct in four cases,” … Read more

New Covid threats dismay residents and experts

HONG KONG – In their relentless quest to stamp out the coronavirus, authorities in China and Hong Kong have focused on new targets: international mail and hamsters. Faced with an ongoing outbreak that threatened to undermine Beijing’s tough strategy for Covid-19 and overshadowed next month’s Winter Olympics, officials resorted to new measures this week that … Read more

China says it warned away U.S. warship in South China Sea, U.S. denies

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s military said on Thursday that Chinese forces followed and warned a U.S. warship that had entered waters near the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, but the U.S. Navy denied the ship had been warned. The People’s Liberation Army’s Southern Theater Command said the USS Penfold had “illegally” sailed in … Read more

First aid flights arrive in Tonga after big volcano eruption

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AFP) – The first flights carrying fresh water and other aid finally arrived in Tonga on Thursday after ash left by a massive volcanic eruption was cleared on the main tarmac of the Pacific nation’s airport. New Zealand and Australia sent military transport planes carrying water containers, temporary shelter kits, generators, hygiene … Read more

South China Sea: US Navy warship USS Benfold challenges Chinese territorial claims

In the statement, a spokesman for the US Seventh Fleet, Lieutenant Mark Langford, said the USS Penfold has sailed around the Paracel Islands, known as the Xisha Islands in China, in what the Navy calls Operation Freedom of Navigation (FONOP). Paracels are a group of 130 small atolls and reefs in the northwestern part of … Read more

China says it warned away U.S. warship in South China Sea

BEIJING, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Chinese forces followed and warned away a US warship which entered waters near the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, the country’s military said on Thursday, in the latest uptick in tensions in the disputed waterway. The Southern Theater Command of the People’s Liberation Army said the USS Benfold … Read more

New Zealand will not impose lockdown when omicron hits : NPR

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addresses a post-cabinet press conference in Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand, Monday, October 4, 2021. Mark Mitchell/AFP Hide caption Caption switch Mark Mitchell/AFP New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addresses a post-cabinet press conference in Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand, Monday, October 4, 2021. Mark Mitchell/AFP WELLINGTON, New Zealand … Read more