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Humanitarian assistance from Australia is unloaded at Fua’amotu International Airport in Tonga on Thursday. Photograph: Emma Schwenke/Australian Defence Force/ AFP via Getty Images

The first aid flights reached Tonga on Thursday with more en route, five days after a devastating volcanic eruption and tsunami, as communities inten(...)

Various groups of Trump supporters broke into the US Capitol and rioted. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

The Capitol riots may appear to be the final chapter of Donald Trump’s tumultuous period in power but they become yet another talking poi(...)

The UK foreign office’s top civil servant, Sir Philip Barton, giving evidence on the evacuation from Afghanistan to a Commons foreign affairs  committee.  Photograph: House of Commons/PA Wire

Britain’s handling of the evacuation of Kabul last August is under fresh scrutiny after the country’s most senior diplomat told MPs that he remained o(...)

Passengers flown out of Kabul in August on flight cited for “judgment and flying skill”.

Irish aviation will recognise the bravery of the US air force crew of a Boeing C-17 Globemaster for flying 823 refugees, including 186 children, from (...)

Aircraft maintenance specialist Atlantic Aviation Group is buying rival Lufthansa’s Shannon business in a move likely to save 300 of 485 jobs. Photograph: Alan Betson

Union officials are seeking a meeting with Lufthansa Technik Shannon following news that up to 180 jobs could be lost in a deal that will rescue the a(...)

Rolls-Royce, which is paid according to the hours flown by aircraft that are fitted with its engines, took a big financial hit from the grounding of flights during the pandemic. Photograph: iStock

Rolls-Royce has taken a big step forward in repairing its battered balance sheet after agreeing to sell its Spanish aircraft engine manufacturing busi(...)

Passengers aboard a SpaceX capsule react as the capsule parachutes into the Atlantic Ocean off the Florida coast. Photograph: SpaceX/AP

The quartet of newly minted citizen astronauts comprising the SpaceX Inspiration4 mission safely splashed down in the Atlantic off Florida’s coast on(...)

An Afghan National Army commando stands guard on top of a vehicle  in the Enjil district of Herat province on August 1st. Photograph: Hoshang Hashimi/AFP via Getty Images

Habiba was cooking in her home near an abandoned Nato base in the southern Afghanistan province of Kandahar when a police officer knocked on her door.(...)

 US Capitol police officer Sgt Aquilino Gonell becomes emotional as he testifies before the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th attack on the US Capitol. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Image

It was, I must admit, a virtuoso performance by Sean Hannity. Not since the sheriff in Blazing Saddles put a gun to his own head and took himself host(...)

Search operations following a Philippine Air Force C-130 cargo plane crash at the vicinity of Jolo airport, Sulu island, southern Philippines. Photograph: EPA

Philippine authorities ordered on Monday an investigation into the crash of an Air Force plane that overshot a runway killing 47 soldiers on board, th(...)

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