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Deadly attack on Methodist church in Pakistan

Deadly attack on Methodist church in Pakistan

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hundreds of worshippers were reported to be inside at the time A suicide bomb and gun attack on a Methodist church in Pakistan has killed at least five people, reports say. The attack happened in the city of Quetta, some 65km (40 miles) from the border with Afghanistan. More than […]

Sydney man charged with being ‘economic agent’ for North Korea

Sydney man charged with being ‘economic agent’ for North Korea

Image copyright AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE HANDOUT Image caption It is the first time anyone has been charged under Australia’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Act A man has been arrested in Sydney for allegedly acting as an economic agent for North Korea, Australian Federal Police (AFP) have said. Chan Han Choi, 59, has been charged with […]

Hua Yong: Detained Chinese artist’s emotional last video

Hua Yong: Detained Chinese artist’s emotional last video

Image copyright @HuaYong798 Image caption “Once the apartment door is open, I’ll have to leave with them [police]. Daddy will use this last moment to sing you a song,” Hua Yong tells his daughter in the video, where he verges on tears Concerns are mounting for a Chinese artist who has been taken into police […]

Australia citizenship row: Government wins key by-election

Australia citizenship row: Government wins key by-election

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The victory for John Alexander (right) is a huge relief for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (left) Australia’s ruling coalition has retained its one-seat majority after it won a bitterly contested by-election in a Sydney suburb. Former tennis professional John Alexander was re-elected in Bennelong division after stepping down over a […]

Australian citizenship row: By-election threatens PM’s majority

Australian citizenship row: By-election threatens PM’s majority

Image copyright AFP/GETTY Image caption John Alexander faces a strong challenge from former New South Wales premier Kristina Keneally Australians in a suburb of Sydney are voting in a by-election that could cost the governing conservative coalition its slim majority in parliament. The poll was called after Bennelong MP John Alexander stepped down in a […]

Australia abuse: Archbishop rejects call to report confessions

Australia abuse: Archbishop rejects call to report confessions

Media captionAbuse survivor Andrew Collins recounts his story A senior member of the Roman Catholic Church in Australia has rejected a key recommendation of a landmark inquiry into child sex abuse. It said priests should report abuse confided to them, even in the secret context of the confessional. But the archbishop of Melbourne said any […]

China investigates attack on South Korea photographer

China investigates attack on South Korea photographer

Media captionChina has said it is investigating the incident China says it is investigating an incident that saw a South Korean photographer beaten during a visit by President Moon Jae-in. The photographer, who was thrown to the ground and kicked, reportedly suffered fractured bones in his face and ruptured vessels in an eye. It has […]

Chinese man jailed for stamping on Genghis Khan portrait

Chinese man jailed for stamping on Genghis Khan portrait

Image copyright Hulton Archive / Getty Images Image caption Genghis Khan is a revered figure among ethnic Mongols A Chinese man has been jailed for a year for stamping on a portrait of Mongol ruler Genghis Khan, after being found guilty of inciting ethnic hatred. The court in China’s Inner Mongolia region was told the […]

Sumatran rhino ‘hanging on by a thread’

Sumatran rhino ‘hanging on by a thread’

Image copyright Tom Uhlman Image caption Ipuh at the Cincinnati Zoo Scientists have decoded the genome of the Sumatran rhinoceros – one of the most threatened mammals on Earth. Its genetic blueprint shows that populations have been in decline for a very long time. The rhino’s troubles began during the last Ice Age, when its […]

Australian sentenced to 46 years for torturing and killing niece

Australian sentenced to 46 years for torturing and killing niece

Image copyright Facebook/XmichellelengX Image caption Ms Leng was bound and gagged before being killed by her uncle An Australian man has been sentenced to the maximum sentence of 46 years for torturing and killing his 25-year old Chinese niece. Derek Barrett was found to have stabbed Mengmei Leng to death after binding her and taking […]

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