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Cyclone Debbie: Experts fear damage to Great Barrier Reef

Cyclone Debbie: Experts fear damage to Great Barrier Reef

Image copyright AFP Image caption Boats have been swept ashore in the Whitsunday Islands Cyclone Debbie is likely to have damaged Australia’s already beleaguered Great Barrier Reef, experts have said. The cyclone struck the Queensland coast as a category four storm, carrying winds of up to 263km/h (163 mph). Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said some […]

Cambodia breast milk: The debate over mothers selling milk

Cambodia breast milk: The debate over mothers selling milk

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Critics say the practice encourages mothers to sell their breast milk instead of giving it to their own babies Some Cambodian mothers have been selling their breast milk to women in the US, in a controversial practice that has now been banned. But the case has raised questions about […]

Indonesian man’s body found inside python – police

Indonesian man’s body found inside python – police

Image copyright West Sulawesi Police Image caption Police said they had cut the snake open and found the man inside A missing Indonesian man was found dead inside the body of a python, according to local police. Akbar went missing on Sunday on the island of Sulawesi, after leaving to harvest palm oil. In the […]

Toshiba’s Westinghouse files for US bankruptcy

Toshiba’s Westinghouse files for US bankruptcy

Image copyright Getty Images Westinghouse, Toshiba’s US nuclear unit, has filed for US bankruptcy protection. The US firm has struggled with hefty losses that have thrown its Japanese parent into a crisis, putting the conglomerate’s future at risk. Westinghouse has suffered huge cost overruns at two US projects in Georgia and South Carolina. Toshiba said […]

Cambodia bans export of human breast milk

Cambodia bans export of human breast milk

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Critics say the practice encourages mothers to sell their breast milk instead of giving it to their own babies Some Cambodian mothers have been selling their breast milk to women in the US, in a controversial practice that has now been banned. But the case has raised questions about […]

Cyclone Debbie: Queensland braced for dangerous floods

Cyclone Debbie: Queensland braced for dangerous floods

Image copyright ABC/Jonathan Hair Image caption A yacht stranded at Airlie Beach, in Queensland’s Whitsunday region A 1,300km (800 miles) stretch of Australia’s north-east coast is at dangerous risk of flooding after a powerful cyclone, authorities warn. Cyclone Debbie has caused major damage, torrential rain and power cuts to tens of thousands of homes. Australian […]

Samsung: Is Galaxy S8 the firm’s most important phone yet?

Samsung: Is Galaxy S8 the firm’s most important phone yet?

Image copyright AFP The Samsung Galaxy S8 will likely be the South Korean firm’s biggest test yet: a phone that has to live up to the highest expectations and also the toughest scrutiny. Even in normal circumstances, the stakes are high when a phone maker unveils its latest flagship handset. But the past few months […]

Cyclone Debbie: Baby born amid storm ‘safe and dry’

Cyclone Debbie: Baby born amid storm ‘safe and dry’

Image copyright Queensland Ambulance Service Image caption Billiana was born amid cyclonic winds in Australia As Cyclone Debbie bore down on Australia, one family was distracted with a more urgent arrival – their newborn daughter. The girl, Billiana, was born about 04:20 local time. She was delivered in an ambulance station in Cannonvale, Queensland, a […]

Cyclone Debbie: Australia activates disaster response plan

Media captionThe powerful storm is expected to last for hours Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has activated a disaster response plan after a powerful cyclone pummelled the north-east coast. Cyclone Debbie caused major damage, torrential rain and power cuts to tens of thousands of homes. Defence force helicopters and naval vessels carrying aid are to […]

Cyclone Debbie: Deadly storm batters Australia

Media captionThe powerful storm is expected to last for hours A powerful cyclone has pummelled the north-east Australian coast, causing major damage, torrential rain and power cuts to tens of thousands of homes. Cyclone Debbie made landfall between Bowen and Airlie Beach in Queensland as a category four storm, whipping gusts of up to 263km/h […]