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Microsoft Global Outrage: Airlines Struggle To Recover, IndiGo Alerts Passengers To Expect Delays | Updates

A massive IT outage on Friday disrupted businesses and services worldwide, affecting airlines, banks, TV channels, and financial institutions. The outage, one of the largest in recent years, was caused by a malfunctioning software update to Microsoft Windows users from CrowdStrike, a cybersecurity firm specialising in cloud-based companies. While systems are gradually being restored, delays and disruptions are expected to persist. In India,...


This time-lapse map shows US air traffic slowing to a near-standstill after the massive IT outage

A map from Flightradar24.com shows US air traffic slowing down dramatically after an IT issue caused airlines to ground flights.


You'll soon be able to get an automatic refund when your flight is delayed or canceled

The new DOT regulations mean passengers can also get automatic refunds when their checked bags are delayed, too.


Seven of the UAE's best stargazing spots

The Buck full moon will illuminate the UAE skies for three days starting from Sunday. The Dubai Astronomy Group announced that it will be visible in the Emirates at about 7.20pm. July's full moon is known by other names, including the Hay Moon and Wort Moon, each reflecting aspects of nature and agricultural cycles observed by various cultures. Fol...


Vintage photos of famous cities

Have you ever wondered how some of the world's biggest cities looked like decades ago? Well, this is your chance! In this gallery, we compiled the most amazing vintage photos of numerous capital cities and other major cities. From Europe to North America, and Asia to Africa and further, we've covered many big cities across the globe. Browse through and marvel at these retro pictures of famous cities.


Absolutely incredible places to visit in Central America

Central America is generally regarded as being composed of seven countries—Guatemala, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, and Nicaragua. That's seven wonderfully compelling vacation destination options famed for stunningly varied ecosystems, culturally significant historic ruins, and some of the best beaches around. But where do you start? If this part of the world is on your must-see bucket list, click through this gallery for ideas on where to go and what to see!


I’m a Travel Writer in New York, and This Is the Sweat-wicking Mini Skort I’m Wearing Everywhere This Summer

I’m about to buy one in every available color.


Some airports were forced to use whiteboards to handwrite flight information due to the global IT outage

Belfast International Airport and Singapore Changi, around 7,000 miles apart, both resorted to low tech means of keeping passengers up to date.


'I went to a European festival and these 10 things were super different to UK events'

I headed to NOS Alive in Portugal to experience the iconic music festival set on the banks of the river Tagus just outside Lisbon, and found ten big differences to UK festivals


Revealed: The cheapest and most expensive beach resorts in Europe for British families this summer, with Ibiza DOUBLE the cost of the best-value hotspot

A Post Office Travel Money report ranked 16 holiday resorts on price by looking at the cost of essentials - from Greece and Spain to Portugal and Turkey. Find out which destination is the best value...


12 top ’80s off-roaders


The July Full Moon known as the Buck Moon is seen in the sky

The July Full Moon known as the Buck Moon is seen in the sky once a heavy cloud was out of the way


Hospital systems and airlines crash across US amid worldwide outage

Major US carriers American Airlines, United and Delta have grounded all flights as hospitals and 911 services reported systems outages


Mystical landscapes on Earth that are out of this world

Space travel may be out of reach for most people, but there are still many fascinating landscapes on our planet waiting to be explored. Earth itself offers a multitude of strange and otherworldly sights that you don't need a spaceship to experience. Curious? Check out the gallery and take a virtual tour through some of the most incredible alien-looking landscapes on Earth.


Why this sign at a Coles could save you money at the checkout

A sign spotted at the Coles checkout is promising to save customers money on their grocery shop.


24 game-changing camping tips you NEED to try

Fool-proof tips to make your next camping trip a true success.


'Maersk Frankfurt' cargo ship fire rages for more than 24 hours, Indian Coast Guard in action

At present, three Indian Coast Guard ships- Sujeet, Sachet and Samrat are carrying out the firefighting operation


The complete guide to being an amazing grandparent

When you become a grandparent, it is truly life-changing. And whether it’s your first grandchild or third, this guide is designed to make every step an adventure. Becoming a grandparent means the opportunity to relish in the joy of childhood once more and gives you the opportunity to impart some advice and invaluable lessons you’ve learned over the years. In this guide, you’ll learn things ranging from practical tips to heartfelt advice, as well as insights to help you embrace your grandparent role with wisdom and confidence. So, curious to learn how you can be an even better grandparent? Click through now.


The best free exhibitions in London – get your culture fix and keep your money for coffee

The best free exhibitions in London – get your culture fix and keep your money for coffee - Want to have a fun day out but also save those pennies? These free London art exhibitions are perfect


EgyptAir Plans To Double Fleet & Boost Route Network By 2030

EgyptAir's Airbus A350s will help it expand further afield, including to Shanghai and Los Angeles.


Citi Research's Stephen Trent on global outage impact on airlines

Stephen Trent, Citi Research airline analyst, joins 'Power Lunch' to discuss the impact of CrowdStrike's IT outage on the airline industry and more.


‘I’m a historian – but even I was left speechless by this overlooked Egyptian treasure’

There aren’t many cultures where waste management is considered the height of glamour. But for the ancient Egyptians, the daily grind of the dung beetle – the Scarabaeus satyrus – was most noble of all. These scurrying scarabs – who pushed spherical piles of dung around – were believed to be the earthly manifestation of the god Khepri, who pushed t...


Bangkok airport chaos as Microsoft crash freezes checkin decks

Footage shows the chaos at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, today amid the Microsoft global outage. Long queues formed at the Thai Air Asia counters, with the company saying its 'core reservation and check-in system are impacted by a global IT issue affecting airlines worldwide'. They added: 'You may experience slower check-ins and longer queues and we are doing our best to address this situation.' Check-in desks were closed and computers shut down when the tech firm crashed, plunging IT systems around the world into darkness. The tech giant said: 'We're investigating an issue impacting users' ability to access various Microsoft 365 apps and services. We're working on rerouting the impacted traffic to alternate systems to alleviate impact in a more expedient fashion.'


Microsoft outage leaves passengers waiting at check-in counters at Bangkok airport

Footage shows the chaos at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, today amid the Microsoft global outage. Long queues formed at the Thai Air Asia counters, with the company saying its 'core reservation and check-in system are impacted by a global IT issue affecting airlines worldwide'. They added: 'You may experience slower check-ins and longer queues and we are doing our best to address this situation.' Check-in desks were closed and computers shut down when the tech firm crashed, plunging IT systems around the world into darkness. The tech giant said: 'We're investigating an issue impacting users' ability to access various Microsoft 365 apps and services. We're working on rerouting the impacted traffic to alternate systems to alleviate impact in a more expedient fashion.'


History's most infamous unfinished buildings

There are numerous examples of ambitious but ultimately flawed architectural projects. Around the world are plenty of structures that on paper probably appeared destined for success, but instead were either abandoned or left languishing in construction limbo, often due to lack of funds or political strife. Among these unfinished buildings are palaces, cathedrals, skyscrapers, and even a nuclear power plant. So, where can you find some of the most notorious architecture that never was... or still might be? Click through and study the blueprints, so to say.


Postcard from Jakarta: Powering Indonesia's rise with volcanic energy and smiles

Geothermal energy and tourism are the cornerstones of the nation's reform strategy


UAE: Keep AC on even when you're not home during long holidays; here's why

Returning to a cool house, instead of baked walls, is welcoming however, balancing comfort and energy conservation is crucial


Cool or crazy? Influencer climbs Florence dome for a selfie


Helicopter carrying five - including two Aussies - crashes in Bali

A helicopter with two Australians on board has crashed near cliffs at Pecatu in Bali's South Kuta region this afternoon.


Chilling video shows wreckage of 'ghost boat' after dinghy washed up

Chilling footage shows the drowned wreck of an empty 'ghost boat' called 'Skomer' which sunk off the coast of Cornwall last week. RNLI crews were called but could not save the vessel.


Wheelchair adventurer completes Yr Wyddfa climb

Nick Wilson dedicates his feat to his father, who died in June.


Dubai and Abu Dhabi airports operating as normal following global outage

Following a global technology outage that caused travel disruption around the world, operations at airports and airlines are returning to normal on Sunday. In the UAE, flight tracking website FlightRadar24 reported low airport disruption on Sunday morning. Good traffic flow was reported at Zayed International Airport and in Dubai, only minor delays...


10 of the Most Unique Museums In the United States

Add these one-of-a-kind destinations to your travel bucket list.


Passengers stranded as Microsoft outage affects flights at Manila airport

Passengers were stranded as the Microsoft global outage disrupted flights at the Manila airport in the Philippines. Footage shows crowds of people waiting as staff of local airlines Cebu Pacific manually processed boarding at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on July 19. The airlines in a statement blamed the situation on technical issues reportedly related to technology provider CrowdStrike. It said: 'The technical issue requires us to handle affected processes manually, potentially causing delays.' IT systems around the world were affected by the crash, which grounded flights and disrupted operations across various industries. The tech giant said: 'We're investigating an issue impacting users ability to access various Microsoft 365 apps and services. 'We're working on rerouting the impacted traffic to alternate systems to alleviate impact in a more expedient fashion.'


UAE weather: rainfall likely in eastern and southern areas on Sunday and Monday

High humidity and temperatures into the 40s set to continue through the week


Timeframe: On Nelson Mandela Day, remembering his kindness and close ties with the UAE

As the world remembered anti-apartheid activist and statesman Nelson Mandela on his birthday on July 18 this week, it's a good time to reflect on his unwavering kindness and humanity. In his book, Ye Shall Bowl on Grass, Rafique Gangat, who had just been posted to Abu Dhabi as the new South African ambassador, fondly remembers Mandela's state visit...


I explored one of America's most isolated towns - where all the residents live under ONE ROOF

YouTube creator Nomadic Introvert ventured to Whittier, which is in the heart of the Alaskan wilderness and just over an hour by car from Anchorage.


These historical figures were incredibly good looking

We're exposed to attractive famous people everywhere we look it seems. But before the age of the internet and indeed the proliferation of photography, how did we know how someone looked like? Luckily, some photos and paintings survived to tell the story. Curious to see who the hottest people in history were? Click on!


Olympics-Palestinians are winners by just being at Paris Games, say athletes

PARIS (Reuters) - The presence of Palestinian athletes at the Paris Olympic Games is already a major victory for the team amid the conflict in the Middle East, they said on Saturday, less than a week before the start of the Olympics. The Palestinian team for the Games starting on Friday consists of six athletes who will be competing in boxing, judo, taekwondo, shooting and swimming, with slim


Billionaire's fight with council over $45million property

New York-based Australian David Droga, 54, purchased the 1,100sqm 1920s brick house overlooking Tamarama Beach in Sydney's east for a record-breaking $45million in May 2023.


Millionaires priced out of Miami are now flocking to this Florida city

Millionaires who have been driven out of Miami and Palm Beach by an influx of billionaires have resettled in a different Florida city. Their arrival in the new area has driven up real-estate prices.


Microsoft outage hits Bangkok airport causing long queues

Footage shows the chaos at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, today amid the Microsoft global outage. Check-in desks were closed and computers shut down when the tech firm crashed, plunging IT systems around the world into darkness. The tech giant said: 'We're investigating an issue impacting users' ability to access various Microsoft 365 apps and services. We're working on rerouting the impacted traffic to alternate systems to alleviate impact in a more expedient fashion.'


Transportation from Cancun International Airport to your hotel: How to avoid scams, overpaying and more

If you're traveling from Cancun International Airport to your hotel, TPG recommends prebooking your transportation to avoid scams. Here's what you should know.


Beauty spot named 'friendliest town' in US is being shunned by hikers

A quaint town in Northern California is suddenly being avoided. The town would previously welcome about 6,000 visitors a year but plans appear to have changed at the last minute.


Summer heatwave is causing terrifying explosions on Southwest planes

Southwest Airlines has reported cases of soda bursting open due to heat pressure on flights out of airports in Phoenix and Las Vegas as temperatures continue to hit triple digits.


I've Been a Travel Writer for Years and This South African Safari Lodge Is the Nicest Place I've Ever Stayed

Get a peek inside Cheetah Plains, one of the world’s most incredible safari hotels


Discovery of 3,800-year-old artifact mentioned in Bible story

Archaeologists have discovered an ancient artifact in Israel's 'Cave of Skulls,' which bears features that are mentioned 25 times throughout the Bible.


Iconic British indie band are forced to postpone their show after missing their flight due to airport chaos caused by Crowdstrike IT outage

An Iconic British indie band was forced to reschedule their Friday festival appearance after missing their flight due to Crowdstrike IT outage.


San Francisco's 'very aggressive' move against the homeless

Mayor London Breed revealed the city is set to take a 'very aggressive' approach to remove encampments from the streets which have blighted the City by the Bay for the past four years.


16 unbelievable treasures people found at home

From the lost Rembrandt painting in a family dining room to a set of rare gold coins unearthed in a cottage, discover some of the most incredible treasures found in people's homes.