Flybe flights canceled after UK airline ceases trading

London CNN — British airline Flybe has “ceased trading” and canceled all scheduled flights, the company and the British Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said on Saturday. “Flybe, which operated scheduled services from Belfast City, Birmingham and Heathrow to airports across the United Kingdom and to Amsterdam and Geneva, has ceased trading,” the CAA wrote in … Read more

Turkey says Sweden was complicit in burning of Quran amid tension over NATO membership bid

CNN — The Swedish government was complicit in the burning of the Quran at a protest in Stockholm last weekend, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu reportedly said Thursday. Increased tensions between the two countries come at a time when Sweden is relying on Turkey to support its bid for membership of the North Atlantic Treaty … Read more

Iceberg roughly the size of London breaks off in Antarctica

CNN — An iceberg nearly the size of Greater London broke off the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica on Sunday according to the British Antarctic Survey. Scientists first discovered significant cracks in the ice shelf a decade ago, but in the last two years there have been two major breaks. The BAS Halley Research Station … Read more

Australian of the Year: Dylan Alcott’s bet with PM revealed

Dylan Alcott has told the Prime Minister he will need to “change the locks” to keep him away, in a warm close to his tenure as Australian of the year. A stark difference to the frosty exchange between former Australian of the year Grace Tame and former prime minister Scott Morrison last year, Mr Alcott … Read more

Hundreds of child asylum seekers have gone missing in the UK, the government admits

CNN — Hundreds of child asylum seekers have gone missing since the British government started housing minors in hotels due to a strain on the country’s asylum accommodation system, British Immigration Minister Robert Jenrick told lawmakers in parliament on Tuesday, amid calls for an investigation into the matter. Jenrick said Tuesday that around 200 children … Read more

Hundreds of child asylum seekers have gone missing in the UK, the government admits

CNN — Hundreds of child asylum seekers have gone missing since the British government started housing minors in hotels due to a strain on the country’s asylum accommodation system, British Immigration Minister Robert Jenrick told lawmakers in parliament on Tuesday, amid calls for an investigation into the matter. Jenrick said Tuesday that around 200 children … Read more

Dating app bosses to join roundtable to stamp out violence

Dating app executives will take part in an online safety roundtable as the federal government looks to address alarming sexual violence figures. Representatives from Bumble, Grindr and Match Group — the parent company of Tinder — state and territory governments, law enforcement, academia and NGOs will all attend the meeting in Sydney on Wednesday. Communications … Read more

Rex Hunt hospitalized after 2am incident, footy icon’s condition revealed

Friends are rallying around legendary footy caller Rex Hunt after he was taken to hospital following a late-night health scare. The Herald Sun is reporting the 73-year-old was driving along the Princes Highway to Geelong around 2am when he pulled to the side of the road near Avalon Airport and called the police for assistance. … Read more

Cost of living: Mum hit with $1500 power bill as Smith Family praised for help

A Brisbane single mother has revealed how the country’s cost of living crisis has caused her electricity bills to spike to $1500. Lenice Davidson, who lives with four of her six children in Brighton in the city’s north, said expenses from parenting a child with disabilities have left her barely able to stay afloat. This … Read more

Protests in Stockholm, including Koran-burning, draw strong condemnation from Turkey

Reuters — Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Saturday that a planned visit by his Swedish counterpart to Ankara has been canceled after Swedish authorities granted permission for protests in Stockholm. Protests in Stockholm on Saturday against Turkey and Sweden’s bid to join NATO, including the burning of a copy of the Quran, sharply … Read more