Australia Day: Poll examines attitudes to controversial date

Australia Day: Poll examines attitudes to controversial date

Media captionAustralia Day: Why a celebration has become controversial Less than half of Australians know the historical origin of the country’s national day, according to a poll. Australia Day, on 26 January, has been the subject of debate in recent times over concerns it is offensive to indigenous Australians. The day commemorates the arrival of […]

India rape and murder: Suspect in Haryana case found dead

India rape and murder: Suspect in Haryana case found dead

Image copyright AFP Image caption The case had triggered protests against Haryana’s chief minister Indian police say they have found the body of a teenage boy who was the main suspect in a rape and murder case in the northern state of Haryana. A manhunt was launched after the girl’s parents alleged he abducted her. […]

Tony Abbott head-butt: Attacker pleads guilty in court

Tony Abbott head-butt: Attacker pleads guilty in court

Image copyright EPA Image caption Tony Abbott was head-butted in Hobart in September A man has pleaded guilty to head-butting former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott. Astro Labe, 38, admitted in court on Thursday to a charge of causing harm to a Commonwealth official. The incident happened in Hobart in September. At the time Mr […]

Delhi parents to watch government schools via CCTV

Delhi parents to watch government schools via CCTV

Image copyright Steffi Loos/Getty Images Image caption Surveillance cameras will soon be placed in Delhi’s school classrooms Parents in India’s capital will soon be able to watch their children in the classroom in real time, using a mobile phone app. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said CCTV will be installed in all government schools within […]

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh and Myanmar agree repatriation timeframe

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh and Myanmar agree repatriation timeframe

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya are living in refugee camps in Bangladesh Bangladesh says it has agreed a timeframe with Myanmar for repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who fled an army crackdown last year. Myanmar has agreed to accept 1,500 Rohingya every week, Bangladesh says, adding that it aims […]

Australian father’s instinct helps find trapped son

Australian father’s instinct helps find trapped son

Image copyright NSW Ambulance Image caption The man had been trapped for 30 hours by the time he was rescued An Australian teenager has been found alive in a car wreck after his father made an intuitive decision to search for him in a helicopter. Samuel Lethbridge, 17, was trapped for 30 hours after his […]

Japanese city on alert for deadly fugu blowfish

Japanese city on alert for deadly fugu blowfish

Image copyright AFP Image caption Fugu – the Russian roulette of dining? A Japanese city has broadcast emergency warnings to prevent people consuming blowfish, after potentially deadly portions were mistakenly sold. A local supermarket in Gamagori city sold five packets of fugu fish without removing the livers, which contain poison. Three have been found but […]

Moshe Holtzberg: Boy who survived 2008 attack returns to Mumbai

Moshe Holtzberg: Boy who survived 2008 attack returns to Mumbai

Image caption Moshe Holtzberg was two years old when his parents were killed An Israeli boy whose parents were killed in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks has returned to the Indian city for the first time as part of a delegation. Moshe Holtzberg, 11, will be present as Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu opens a memorial […]

Huge oil spill left after burning tanker sinks off China

Huge oil spill left after burning tanker sinks off China

Media captionFootage said to be filmed on Sunday 14 January showed huge plumes of smoke Chinese ships are racing to clean up a giant oil spill after an Iranian tanker sank in the East China Sea. The 120 sq km (46 sq mile) oil slick is thought to be made up of heavy fuel that […]

Jakarta stock exchange walkway collapses

Jakarta stock exchange walkway collapses

Media captionFloor collapses at Jakarta stock exchange building A mezzanine floor has collapsed at the Jakarta stock exchange building (IDX), injuring dozens of people. Dramatic CCTV footage captured the moment of collapse, which sent a group of more than 30 students gathered on the mezzanine crashing into the lobby. The area was evacuated and cordoned […]

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