US state department employee ‘concealed contacts with China’

US state department employee ‘concealed contacts with China’

Image copyright AP Image caption The US employee allegedly had contacts with two Chinese intelligence agents A veteran US state department employee with access to sensitive information has been accused of concealing her contacts with Chinese intelligence agents, the justice department says. A criminal complaint said 60-year-old Candace Marie Claiborne received tens of thousands of […]

Family of Chinese victim of Paris killing calls for calm

Family of Chinese victim of Paris killing calls for calm

Image copyright AP Image caption The family of Liu Shaoyo and their lawyers held a press conference The family of a Chinese man whose killing has sparked clashes in Paris has called for calm, as they disputed French police’s version of events. Liu Shaoyo was shot dead in his apartment on Sunday by police responding […]

‘Exploding’ soup dumpling video angers Asian foodies

‘Exploding’ soup dumpling video angers Asian foodies

Image copyright TimeOut London Image caption “You’re not supposed to pop the dumplings! *Asians screaming everywhere*” Asian food lovers are fuming over a video they say “manhandles” traditional soup dumplings. The video published by Time Out London on Facebook, shows diners attempting to burst their Xiao Long Bao (little basket buns), and throw out the […]

Cyclone Debbie: Saturated cockatoo in photo dies

Cyclone Debbie: Saturated cockatoo in photo dies

Image copyright Rex Features Image caption The image of the cockatoo was widely shared A bedraggled cockatoo that was pictured stripped of its feathers in a cyclone-hit Australian forest has died. The bird – dubbed “Debbie”, after the cyclone – was rescued among broken twigs in Queensland on Tuesday. A photograph of the cockatoo, by […]

Virat Kohli: India captain clarifies ‘hostile’ Australia remark

Virat Kohli: India captain clarifies ‘hostile’ Australia remark

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kohli missed the final Test of the series against Australia Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli has said comments about his friendship with Australian players have been “blown out of proportion”. He said his comments were not about the “whole Australian team”. Prior to the first Test, Kohli had said […]

Storm forces mass school closures

Storm forces mass school closures

Image copyright EPA Image caption Floodwaters rise outside a hospital on Queensland’s Gold Coast All schools in south-east Queensland have been closed amid fears of flash-flooding caused by ex-Cyclone Debbie. The storm has entered the state’s most populous region after pummelling the north-east coast for two days. Although no longer a cyclone, the storm is […]

Indian red faces over tallest flag at Pakistan border

Indian red faces over tallest flag at Pakistan border

Image copyright Robin Singh Image caption India’s laws say a damaged flag cannot be flown India’s tallest flag, which towers over the border with arch-rival Pakistan, is causing red faces – because it cannot stand up to the weather. The tricolour was hoisted last month but keeps getting torn by the wind and is being […]

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 […]

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