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Australia to lift cap on citizens returning as thousands left stranded

Australia to lift cap on citizens returning as thousands left stranded

Australia will slightly lift the cap on the number of citizens and permanent residents allowed to return each week, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday, as local Covid-19 cases slow to single digits.

100,000 Aussies stranded due to Covid-19 ‘flight caps’

100,000 Aussies stranded due to Covid-19 ‘flight caps’

Australians are set to struggle even more to get home from overseas with airlines pulling flights to deal with strict passenger caps.

First group of stranded Indian healthcare professionals expected to return Wednesday

First group of stranded Indian healthcare professionals expected to return Wednesday

A group of about 170 Indian healthcare professionals who had been stranded in India due to Covid-19 restrictions is expected to return to Qatar on Wednesday.

Free-of-cost chartered flight for stranded Indian community members

Free-of-cost chartered flight for stranded Indian community members

Pravasi Co-ordination Committee Qatar (PCCQ), a body of various Indian community organisations in the country, will arrange a free-of-cost chartered flight to carry about 180 distressed and stranded Keralites ...

'Stranded' Indians in Qatar to be flown home from May 7

'Stranded' Indians in Qatar to be flown home from May 7

The Indian embassy has initiated steps to facilitate the repatriation of stranded Indians from Qatar after the Indian government has decided to operate special flights to bring home nationals ...

Tens of thousands stranded as travel company Thomas Cook collapses

Tens of thousands stranded as travel company Thomas Cook collapses

The collapse of British travel company Thomas Cook left tens of thousands of holidaymakers stranded on Monday in the Mediterranean region.

Thousands stranded in Bangkok as flights affected by India-Pak tensions

Thousands stranded in Bangkok as flights affected by India-Pak tensions

Thousands of travellers were stranded in Bangkok on Thursday when Thai Airways International cancelled more than a dozen flights to and from Europe after Pakistan closed its airspace ...

6,000 still stranded, over 1 million in camps in flood-hit Kerala

6,000 still stranded, over 1 million in camps in flood-hit Kerala

Authorities and military on Monday stepped up rescue and relief efforts in the flood-ravaged state of Kerala where an estimated 6,000 people remained stranded in the worst-hit areas.

38 pilot whales die after New Zealand rescue bid abandoned

38 pilot whales die after New Zealand rescue bid abandoned

All 38 pilot whales of a pod that became stranded on a remote beach on New Zealand's West Coast are dead after the surviving 12 had to be euthanised on Thursday.

Hundreds of stranded tourists freed as roads reopen in New Zealand

Hundreds of stranded tourists freed as roads reopen in New Zealand

Hundreds of tourists trapped in a remote New Zealand town for 48 hours after a strong storm damaged roads were freed on Saturday after authorities cleared a highway.

UN seeks to resettle 1,300 refugees stranded in Libya

UN seeks to resettle 1,300 refugees stranded in Libya

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) urged potential host countries on Monday to take in 1,300 vulnerable refugees currently in Libya, part of an international effort to tackle the migration crisis ...

Thousands stranded as Bali volcano alert raised to highest level

Thousands stranded as Bali volcano alert raised to highest level

Indonesia raised its warning for Bali's Mount Agung volcano to the top level four alert on Monday, closed the holiday island's airport and told residents around the mountain to immediately evacuate ...