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Koala screwed to post sparks anger in Australia

Koala screwed to post sparks anger in Australia

Image copyright KOALA RESCUE QUEENSLAND Image caption The incident has drawn widespread condemnation Australian animal welfare authorities are investigating the discovery of a dead koala that was screwed to a wooden post, in an act criticised as “sick”. The incident has caused widespread anger after a photo of the marsupial was posted on social media. […]

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar army admits killings

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar army admits killings

Image copyright AFP Image caption Entire villages were burned during the violence that broke out in August last year Myanmar’s army has admitted for the first time its soldiers were involved in the killing of Rohingya Muslims in recent violence in Rakhine state. It said an inquiry had found that four members of the security […]

Zainab murder: Riots in Pakistan’s Kasur after child rape and killing

Zainab murder: Riots in Pakistan’s Kasur after child rape and killing

Image caption Seven-year-old Zainab was raped and murdered Two protesters have died in rioting over the latest in a series of child murders in the Pakistani city of Kasur. The body of seven-year-old Zainab was found in a rubbish dump on Tuesday, several days after she went missing. She had been raped and strangled. Angry […]

Trump deserves credit for Korea talks, says President Moon

Trump deserves credit for Korea talks, says President Moon

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Moon said Trump deserved credit for the pressure that had led North Korea to take part in talks South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in says his US counterpart, Donald Trump, “deserves big credit” for talks between South and North Korea. The talks, held on Tuesday, were the first in […]

Akubra girl Dolly’s bullying suicide shocks Australia

Akubra girl Dolly’s bullying suicide shocks Australia

Image copyright Facebook/akubraofficial Image caption “Dolly” Everett had been the face of a well-known Akubra campaign when she was eight A 14-year-old girl who as a child was the face of iconic Australian outback hat firm Akubra has taken her own life over online bullying, say her family. In a Facebook post, the father of […]

Koreas agree military talks to defuse border tension

Koreas agree military talks to defuse border tension

Media captionNorth and South Korea had a warm meeting in the DMZ North and South Korea have agreed to hold military talks to defuse border tension, after their first high-level meeting in two years. The North will also send a delegation to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games taking place in South Korea in February. Agreement […]

India national anthem no longer compulsory in movie halls

India national anthem no longer compulsory in movie halls

Image copyright AFP Image caption It is compulsory to stand to attention when the anthem is played India’s Supreme Court has reversed its previous order that the national anthem must be played in every cinema before a film is screened. The court order came on Tuesday in response to a government request to reconsider the […]

ISS: Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai worried by growth spurt

ISS: Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai worried by growth spurt

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Astronaut Norishige Kanai (L) left Earth for the ISS last month on a six-month mission A Japanese astronaut who is living on the International Space Station says he has grown 9cm (3.5in) since arriving there just over three weeks ago. Norishige Kanai wrote on social media he was worried he […]

India woman kills self ‘over WhatsApp bullying’

India woman kills self ‘over WhatsApp bullying’

Image copyright AFP Image caption There is growing anger in India against harassment of women A Hindu woman has killed herself after facing harassment over her friendship with a Muslim man in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, police say. She told a friend on WhatsApp that she loved Muslims after being questioned over her […]

North Korea to send team to Olympic Games in Pyeongchang

North Korea to send team to Olympic Games in Pyeongchang

Image copyright EPA Image caption The meeting is the first high-level talks in more than two years North Korea is to send a delegation to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games taking place in South Korea in February, officials from the South say. The breakthrough announcement came as the countries met for their first high-level talks […]