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More than 11,000 confirmed fatalities in Turkey and Syria in deadliest earthquake in over a decade

More than 11,000 people have died after devastating earthquakes rocked Turkey and Syria. The first 7.8 magnitude earthquake happened before dawn on Monday, when many people would have been sleeping.…

Man travels from Wales to Turkey to find family buried in rubble

We meet Ahmat at one of the few functioning airports in the earthquake zone. He has travelled through the night from South Wales to reach his family home of Tut…

Moment young girl pulled from rubble of building in Syria

Footage has emerged from Syria of the incredible moment men digging through rubble with their hands freed a tiny girl as her father tries to keep her calm. The father…

5,600 buildings destroyed by quake in Turkey – as civil war complicates rescue efforts in Syria

More than 5,600 buildings in Turkey have been destroyed by yesterday’s powerful earthquake and aftershocks – as the long-running civil war in Syria complicates rescue efforts there. At least 3,554…

Powerful earthquake hits Turkey and Syria killing more than 1,700

Over 1,800 people have died after a huge earthquake hit Turkey and Syria. The 7.8-magnitude quake was centred in the town of Pazarcik in Kahramanmaras province, about 20 miles from…

Ukraine expecting major Russian offensive around invasion anniversary

Ukraine is expecting a possible major Russian offensive launched for “symbolic” reasons around the anniversary of its invasion later this month, the country’s defence minister has said. Oleksii Reznikov said…

Beyond the ‘balloon watch’ gimmicks this is an extremely serious moment

For beach-walking South Carolinians, it would have been quite the Saturday afternoon spectacle.  Two US fighter jets soaring above them, armed with air-to-air missiles. Then a launch. From an altitude…

‘Significant’ accident at electricity station in Ukraine

Half a million people have been left without power after a “significant” accident at an electricity substation in Odesa, southern Ukraine. The Black Sea port and its surrounding areas were…

China ‘spy’ balloon: What are they? And why could they play a key role in the future of aerial reconnaissance?

In an era of orbital satellites so advanced that they are able to make out objects half the size of cars from space, a spy balloon might seem like a…

Diplomatic row between China and US escalates as Pentagon says second ‘spy balloon’ being tracked

China has claimed the flight of an “airship” over the US was an accident and accused politicians and the media of taking advantage of the situation. The US claims the…

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