Crocodile attack suspected in search for Australian woman

Image copyright Queensland Police Image caption Anne Cameron was reported missing on Tuesday Police searching for a missing woman in Australia say she is likely to have been killed by a crocodile. Anne Cameron, 79, was reported missing from a nursing home near the Queensland town of Port Douglas on Tuesday. Clothes and a walking […]

US priest, 84, vows to defy N Korea travel ban

Image copyright Submitted Image caption Mr Hammond helps TB patients in North Korea A Catholic priest who has been to North Korea 52 times on a humanitarian mission says a new US travel ban will not stop him from going again. Father Jerry Hammond has been travelling to North Korea since 1995, helping to treat […]

Kingsman banned in Cambodia over ‘negative portrayal’

Image copyright Press Association Image caption The blockbuster has grossed more than $261m (£199m) less than a month after its release. Cambodia has banned Hollywood movie Kingsman: The Golden Circle over its alleged negative portrayal of the kingdom. The decision was made last week on the grounds that the blockbuster was unacceptable for local audiences. […]

New Zealand: Thousands of jelly creatures wash up on beaches

Image copyright Greymouth Star Thousands of jellyfish-like creatures have washed up on the western beaches of New Zealand’s South Island. Known as By-the-wind-sailors they are related to jellyfish and common in the waters of the southern hemisphere. According to the country’s Department of Conservation (DOC), the sudden increase is likely triggered by the rising water […]

Aarushi Talwar murder: Parents Rajesh and Nupur cleared on appeal

Image copyright AFP Image caption The murders generated huge interest in India An Indian couple accused of murdering their daughter Aarushi Talwar and their Nepalese servant, Hemraj Banjade, have been acquitted on appeal. Dentists Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were convicted in 2013 and jailed for life for murder, destroying evidence and misleading investigators. Their 14-year-old […]

Australia jet and navy data stolen in ‘extensive’ hack

Image copyright AFP Image caption The theft included details about Australia’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter programme, authorities said Sensitive information about Australia’s defence programmes has been stolen in an “extensive” cyber hack. About 30GB of data was compromised in the hack on a government contractor, including details about new fighter planes and navy vessels. The […]

Kobe Steel president: More data fabrication cases possible

Image copyright Getty Images Kobe Steel President Hiroya Kawasaki warned on Thursday there may be more cases of falsified product data, in a sign the unfolding scandal may worsen. The company has already admitted that products were sold to about 200 firms with false data about their strength and durability. Toyota, Mazda and General Motors […]

Duterte pulls police off controversial drugs crackdown

Image copyright AFP Image caption It is the second time Rodrigo Duterte has barred police from his controversial war on drugs Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has demoted the country’s police from leading his drugs war, amid growing criticism of the bloody crackdown. The country’s Drugs Enforcement Agency will take charge of operations instead. Police say […]

Vietnam flash floods and landslides kill dozens

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption A bridge collapsed in the northern Yen Bai province on Wednesday amid torrential rains Vietnamese authorities say 37 people have died from floods and landslides caused by heavy rain. Another 40 are missing, and thousands have been evacuated from their homes, as a tropical depression sweeps across northern and […]

Australia dual citizenship saga: Court hearings conclude

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull (L) with his deputy, Barnaby Joyce The political fate of seven Australian MPs embroiled in a dual citizenship saga remains unclear after a court finished three days of hearings. The High Court of Australia will rule whether they were invalidly elected for being dual nationals under […]