Thomas Cook customers to fly home after firm collapses By BBC | Last Updated: 23rd September, 2019, 17:51

The biggest peacetime repatriation is underway after travel agent Thomas Cook collapsed on Monday, bringing 150,000 Britons back from overseas

Thomas Cook customers to fly home after firm collapses

500 Pak terrorists on stand-by, India warns of response at 500 Pak terrorists on stand-by, India warns of response at "any level"

Close to 500 terrorists are waiting at terror launch pads in Pakistan to infiltrate into India but the military is ready to respond "at any level


35 killed, Bangladeshi man held during Afghanistan army raid 35 killed, Bangladeshi man held during Afghanistan army raid

The raid had targeted a militant hideout that was being used as a camp by the Taliban to train suicide bombers


Seven children killed in Nairobi classroom collapse: medics Seven children killed in Nairobi classroom collapse: medics

The building collapsed shortly after seven am as pupils entered the classroom


Grenade attack injures 16 in Colombia Grenade attack injures 16 in Colombia

A number of 14 civilians and two police officers were injured, Fabian Ospina, police commander of the department, says local media


Indonesia blames 737 MAX design for Lion Air crash: report Indonesia blames 737 MAX design for Lion Air crash: report

Preliminary investigations into both accidents have implicated the MCAS anti-stall system, designed specifically for the 737 MAX


WHO accused of rationing Ebola vaccine in DR Congo

WHO accused of rationing Ebola vaccine in DR Congo

The Merck vaccine is tested but unlicensed, while the second drug is still in the trial investigation stage


Trump, Modi vow relentless fight on extremists in mass rally Trump, Modi vow relentless fight on extremists in mass rally

Taking the flavor of one of Trump's own boisterous rallies, Modi later asked the crowd to give a standing ovation to Trump for his stance


Iran asks West to leave Persian Gulf as tensions heightened Iran asks West to leave Persian Gulf as tensions heightened

Hassan Rouhani separately promised to unveil a regional peace plan at this week's upcoming high-level meetings at the United Nations


Saudi-led coalition launches 27 airstrikes on Yemen in 24 hours: Houthi spokesman Saudi-led coalition launches 27 airstrikes on Yemen: Houthi spokesman

There was no immediate confirmation from Saudi Arabia on the alleged attacks


UN Secretariat announces 10-year plan to halve own emissions UN Secretariat announces 10-year plan to halve own emissions

The announcement came on the eve of a Climate Action Summit that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will host on Monday


Prince Harry and family head to South Africa for official visit Prince Harry and family head to South Africa for official visit

Prince Harry, Meghan and their son will touch down in the coastal city of Cape Town for the first leg of their 10-day southern Africa trip


Trump praises Modi at ‘historic’ Texas rally Trump praises Modi at ‘historic’ Texas rally

US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi exchanged warm words of friendship…


Girl 'killed by police' triggers huge public outcry in Brazil Protests in Brazil as girl, eight, 'killed by police'

Ágatha was going back home with her mother on Friday night in a van when she was shot in the back in Alemão, one of Rio's largest favelas, she was sent to a hospital but died


UN Secretariat announces 10-year plan to halve own emissions UN Secretariat announces 10-year plan to halve own emissions

The global operations of the UN Secretariat represent approximately 58 percent of the reported greenhouse gas emissions from the entire UN system


Hong Kong protesters trample Chinese flag Hong Kong protesters trample Chinese flag

Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests, now in their fourth month, have often descended into violence late in the day and at night


Trump to deliver 30-minute speech at ‘Howdy, Modi’ event Trump to deliver 30-minute speech at ‘Howdy, Modi’ event

In the evening, PM Modi will attend the ‘Howdy, Modi! Shared Dreams, Bright Futures’ at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas


10 killed, 16 injured as truck rams into crowd in China 10 killed, 16 injured as truck rams into crowd in China

The truck was coming down an incline when the driver lost control


Senior aide to UK Labour leader to quit Senior aide to UK Labour leader to quit

Andrew Fisher, head of policy, will leave his job by the end of the year "to spend more time with his young family"


Iran warns foreign forces to stay out of Gulf, amid new US deployment Stay out of Gulf, Iran warns foreign forces

The US is sending more troops to Saudi Arabia after an attack on Saudi oil facilities both nations blame on Iran



Take concrete climate action, UN chief urges all Take concrete climate action, UN chief urges all

The UN chief says peace is at the heart of all their work at the United Nations


American drowns after proposing to his girlfriend underwater in Tanzania American drowns after proposing to his girlfriend underwater in Tanzania

The State Department confirmed that a US tourist had died in Tanzania but gave no further details


Iran vows to lead Gulf security, as US sends more troops Iran vows to lead Gulf security, as US sends more troops

The military parade marked the 39th anniversary of the eight-year war with Iraq that began when Saddam Hussein invaded Iran in 1980


Imran flies to US in Saudi Crown Prince's Imran flies to US in Saudi Crown Prince's "special Aircraft": Report

He will participate in the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)


Argentina's Cristina Fernández delights crowd as vote looms

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Fernández is the vice presidential candidate on a slate headed by Alberto Fernández, her chief of staff when she led Argentina. The two are not related


Hong Kong protesters, police face off in renewed clashes

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That will "only escalate tension between protesters and police," the organizer, Michael Mo, was quoted as saying


Tunisia ex-president Ben Ali buried in Madina Tunisia ex-president Ben Ali buried in Madina

Ben Ali, the first leader to be toppled by the Arab Spring revolts, died aged 83


Stakes are high for Ukraine's comedian-turned-politician Stakes are high for Ukraine's comedian-turned-politician

Now the comedian-turned-politician faces his first big challenge: Managing his relationship with America's reality-TV President


Bus crash kills 26 in northwest Pakistan(Update) Bus crash kills 26 in northwest Pakistan(Update)

Such road accidents are common in Pakistan where motorists largely disregard traffic rules and safety standards on battered roads


Typhoon heads northeast Japan after some damage in south Typhoon Tapah heads northeast Japan

Tapah passes near Nagasaki in southern Japan on Sunday afternoon after hitting other parts of southern Japan



Indian Prime Minister Modi meets religious communities in US Indian PM meets religious communities in US

On September 27, the prime minister will attend the United Nations General Assembly


IS claims Iraq minibus bombing that killed 12 IS claims Iraq minibus bombing that killed 12

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Saturday for a minibus bombing in Iraq a day earlier,…


Saudi Arabia vows to respond to oil attacks Saudi Arabia vows to respond to oil attacks

Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen have said they were responsible for the drone and missile strikes on 14 September that affected the global oil supply


Powerful typhoon triggers blackout in southern Japan Powerful typhoon triggers blackout in southern Japan

At least 18 people were injured, according to officials, while local utility company Okinawa Electric said some 9,200 households were still without power as of 7:45 pm, down from 17,000 homes earlier in the day


Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in J&K's Rajouri, Poonch Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in J&K

India has repeatedly called upon Pakistan to maintain peace and tranquility along the LoC and the International Border


Demonstrators march in Hong Kong in new weekend of protest Demonstrators march in Hong Kong in new weekend of protest

Hong Kong is in its fourth month of protests that started with opposition to a proposed extradition law and have expanded to include demands for greater democracy


Woman trampled to death by cattle in UK Woman trampled to death by cattle in UK

Hilary Adair was trampled on by Belted Galloway cattle and repeatedly attacked as she tried to get up at Linchmere Common in West Sussex of  United Kingdom on 7 January


Talks with Cameron: Suu Kyi lies over Rohingyas’ identity Talks with Cameron: Suu Kyi lies over Rohingyas’ identity

The report found that Myanmar has failed “to investigate genocide and to enact effective legislation criminalising and punishing genocide”


Trump dismisses 'ridiculous story' about alleged promise to foreign leader Trump dismisses whistleblower's 'ridiculous story'

Mr Biden is frontrunner to be the Democrat's 2020 presidential candidate


Egyptians protest against President Fattah al-Sisi Egyptians protest against President Fattah al-Sisi

The protests are in response to corruption allegations against President Sisi's government

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