Sri Lanka: More than 140 die in worst floods since 2003 Play

Sri Lanka: More than 140 die in worst floods since 2003

More than 140 people have been killed in floods in Sri Lanka. Caused by the worst torrential rains since 2003, half a million people have been affected by the floods. Many had to flee to evacuation centres or shelter on higher ground. Aid had to be delivered by helicopter to cut-off areas. May is the beginning of the wet season in Sri Lanka which lasts until September. May 28, 2017
Massive queue forms at Heathrow exit as passengers are told to leave airport Play

Massive queue forms at Heathrow exit as passengers are told to leave airport

All British Airways flights from Heathrow and Gatwick were cancelled on 27 May after a major IT system failure disrupted the companys flight schedule worldwide. Passengers were told to leave the airport because there were no facilities available to rebook flights. As people tried to leave the terminal an impressive queue formed at the exit as this video shows. May 27, 2017
Palestinian prisoners end mass hunger strike after securing concessions Play

Palestinian prisoners end mass hunger strike after securing concessions

Around 1,100 hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners ended their 40-day fast. They reached a compromise with Israel on additional family visits. Israel agreed to allow the inmates a second family visit each per month. 18 prisoners are being treated in hospital because of the hunger strike.Palestinians rallied behind the hunger strikers as national heroes. More than 6,000 Palestinians are currently in prison for offences linked to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. May 27, 2017