Stricken liner sails for port after hundreds airlifted to safety

A cruise liner that ran into trouble in stormy seas off Norway is heading for the nearest port under its own steam after hundreds of passengers were taken by helicopter to safety.

Large crowd attends Erdogan campaign rally in Istanbul

Large crowds attend a campaign rally held by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul. The vote in Istanbul, with a population of 15 million out of Turkey’s 80 million, will be a major test for Erdogan’s party to consolidate its power. IMAGES of Erdogan at the campaign rally

New Zealand’s Linwood mosque reopens after massacre

New Zealand’s Linwood mosque in Christchurch reopens, after seven people were gunned down on 15 March as part of an attack by a white supremacist that left a total of fifty people dead.

Mozambicans try to move forward after deadly cyclone

Despite more rain over the last few days, Mozambicans are trying to pick up the pieces after deadly Cyclone Idai struck a week ago. The powerful tropical cyclone killed more than 700 people in Mozambique and Zimbabwe after sweeping through southern Africa.

Polls close in Thailand’s first election since 2014 coup

Polling stations across Thailand closed on Sunday afternoon after the country’s first general election since a junta seized power in 2014. IMAGES

Comoros leader Azali casts his vote in presidential poll

The president of the Comoros, Azali Assoumani, casts his vote in Mitsoudje as he seeks to win a new term in the small archipelago’s presidential election.