How backpacking around the world in his 80s helped Dean Springbett overcome Cyclone Debbie trauma

In gusts of howling wind and rain, it took his boat and established gardens—but Cyclone Debbie did not touch Dean Springbett’s free spirit. Five years on from the disaster that rocked Queensland, the 85-year-old said it was enough to make him want to up and leave on an adventure. “It comes in a big roar, … Read more

Russia-Ukraine war updates for March 18, 2022

Zelenskyy calls for talks with Russia, says it’s time to restore Ukraine’s territorial integrity Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy makes a speech on evaluation the 22nd day of the Russia-Ukraine war during virtually addressing in Kyiv, Ukraine on March 17, 2022. Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has urged Russia to come to the table for … Read more

Latest news on the war in Ukraine

The aftermath of bombing in Okhtyrka, Ukraine Photos show the aftermath of bombing in Okhtyrka, a city in eastern Ukraine. A view shows a building destroyed by an air strike, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in the town of Okhtyrka, in the Sumy region, Ukraine March 14, 2022. Iryna Rybakova | Press service of … Read more

Latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine

Russia says it has alternative buyers for oil and gas Asked about Russia’s response to Western sanctions on oil and gas, the country’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Moscow had other buyers for its fuel. Citing Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak, who oversees the Russian energy sector, Lavrov told reporters: “We’re not going to try … Read more