Seventy-five people are missing after a crowded boat of migrants sank off Tunisia, according to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). The IOM said 24 people had been rescued from the boat, which left the beaches of Zawara in northern Libya and sank off the coast of Sfax. A Tunisian security official told Reuters news
President Joe Biden has said that the US would intervene militarily if China attacks Taiwan. “That’s the commitment we made,” Mr Biden told reporters at a press conference in Tokyo. The remarks seem to be a departure from the US’s longstanding policy of “strategic ambiguity” in its response to a potential Chinese invasion. Washington must
Monkeypox is something “everybody should be concerned about” and the US is looking into what kind of treatments and vaccines are available, President Joe Biden has said. The World Health Organisation has identified about 80 monkeypox cases globally, and roughly 50 more suspected cases. Cases of the smallpox-related disease have previously been seen only among
Carpet bombing is indiscriminate – devastatingly destructive and utterly random. But if you’re an advancing army, it’s a deadly and effective tactic, and it’s being used mercilessly against the townspeople of Soledar. The town in eastern Ukraine’s Donbas has seen its topography alter dramatically in the last 72 hours as the Russians intensify their assault
Anthony Albanese is known as a pragmatic politician willing to work outside ideological lines – and someone whose first taste of politics came as a child. Australia’s new prime minister is from a humble background, reminding supporters of that as he made his acceptance speech on Saturday. “It says a lot about our great country,”
Australia’s opposition Labor Party has won power for the first time since 2007, after Scott Morrison conceded defeat of the ruling conservatives. The party’s leader, Anthony Albanese, is to become prime minister after Mr Morrison’s conservative Liberal Party failed to win the minimum 76 seats needed for a majority in the 151-seat parliament. Labor has
The Donbas is feeling the brunt of the recent Russian military failures. The country’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, says the twin areas of Luhansk and Donetsk in eastern Ukraine are being “turned into hell”. He’s right. They are. The towns and cities here are being pummelled; homes and businesses are being smashed by this war. Ukraine
Russia has started moving an armoured fighting vehicle nicknamed the “Terminator” around a Ukrainian city which shows their “determination” to capture the area, a military expert has told Sky News. Justin Crump, a veteran British army tank commander, said Russia was “quite proud” of the vehicle, which is used to support other tanks and “suppress”
More than 200 Ukrainian soldiers are being evacuated from Azovstal steel plant in the city of Mariupol after weeks of resistance against the Russian invasion. Some 53 troops are being taken to hospital in the Russian-controlled town of Novoazovsk, about 30 miles to the east, according to Ukraine’s deputy defence minister Hanna Malyar. Another 211
Finland has confirmed it will apply to join NATO despite Russia’s president warning it would be a “mistake” to do so. Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto said joining the military alliance will “maximise” his country’s security following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. A formal membership application is expected to be submitted to NATO headquarters in Brussels next