British volunteer killed during rescue mission in Ukraine mourned | Russia-Ukraine war News

Memorial service is held for aid worker Andrew Bagshaw, one of two Britons killed during a humanitarian evacuation in war-torn Ukraine. People gathered in Ukraine’s capital Kyiv to commemorate a British volunteer killed during a rescue mission in the eastern town of Soledar, where Russian and Ukrainian forces have fought an intense battle for control. … Read more

Why India banned the BBC’s Modi documentary | The Listening Post – Al Jazeera English

Why India banned the BBC’s Modi documentary | The Listening PostAl Jazeera English BBC-Modi row: Tharoor targets people in ‘secular camp’ over ‘move on’ chargeHindustan Times Moderation à la Modi: Indian government’s crackdown on BBC documentary backfires • FRANCE 24FRANCE 24 English Elon Musk says he can’t fix Twitter ‘overnight while still running Tesla and … Read more

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

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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

600-square-mile iceberg, roughly the size of two New York Cities, breaks off Antarctica ice shelf

One of the planet’s most closely observed ice shelves just had a major change. On Sunday, a massive piece of Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf — a chunk about the size of two New York Cities — broke free. The British Antarctic Survey said Monday that the iceberg is 1,550 square kilometers, or just under 600 … 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

Four-year-old Teddy Hobbs becomes the UK’s youngest Mensa member

This 4-year-old British boy puts us all to shame. High-achieving Teddy Hobbs has become the UK’s youngest member of Mensa — after he taught himself to read as a toddler and can count to 100 in seven languages. The brainy boy’s mom, Beth Hobbs, of Portishead, North Somerset, said he learned to read when he … Read more