How one heatwave killed 'a third' of a bat species in Australia

How one heatwave killed 'a third' of a bat species in Australia

Image copyright DAVID WHITE Image caption Many spectacled flying foxes were found dead around Cairns, a city in Queensland Over two days in November, record-breaking heat in Australia’s north wiped out almost one-third of the nation’s spectacled flying foxes, according to researchers. The animals, also known as spectacled fruit bats, were unable to survive in […]

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei denies firm poses spying risk

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei denies firm poses spying risk

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ren Zhengfei founded Huawei in 1987, since when it has become one of China’s biggest companies Huawei’s founder has denied Chinese authorities have ever asked his company to help spy on its clients. Ren Zhengfei was speaking to foreign media in a rare interview, following claims Huawei posed a […]

Germany hold 'Iran spy' over Afghan ops

Germany hold 'Iran spy' over Afghan ops

Image copyright AFP Image caption Germany has more than 1,000 troops in northern Afghanistan German police have arrested a 50-year-old Afghan-German man suspected of passing military secrets to Iran. Federal prosecutors named the army linguist, arrested in Rhineland state, only as Abdul Hamid S. He is understood to have known details of German military operations […]

Robert Schellenberg: What we know about his case so far

Robert Schellenberg: What we know about his case so far

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was sentenced to jail last year but had his case suddenly reviewed A court in China has sentenced a Canadian citizen to death for drug smuggling amid rising diplomatic tensions between the two countries. The court said Robert Lloyd Schellenberg’s 15-year jail term, received in November, […]

Sabarimala: Woman who defied India temple ban 'attacked by mother-in-law'

Sabarimala: Woman who defied India temple ban 'attacked by mother-in-law'

Image caption Kanaka Durga was the first woman to enter the Sabarimala shrine One of the two Indian women who defied a historic ban to enter a Hindu temple is recovering in hospital after her mother-in-law allegedly attacked her. Kanaka Durga, 39, had been in hiding since 2 January, when her entry into the Sabarimala […]

South Korea replace fake gold medals for 1960 Asian Cup winners

South Korea replace fake gold medals for 1960 Asian Cup winners

Son Heung-min has joined up with South Korea and will be missing for Tottenham during his country’s Asian Cup campaign South Korea’s Football Association has given gold medals to the children of four dead players who received fakes after their 1960 Asian Cup win. The country has not won the Asian Cup since that success, […]

Robert Schellenberg case: China accuses Canada of 'double standards'

Robert Schellenberg case: China accuses Canada of 'double standards'

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Robert Lloyd Schellenberg has had his jail sentence increased to a death sentence China has rejected accusations from Canada that it is arbitrarily applying a death sentence to a Canadian convicted of drug smuggling. Beijing accused Canada of double standards. Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was initially given a 15-year jail […]

China province looks to boost shopping with longer weekend

China province looks to boost shopping with longer weekend

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Under a new proposal, workers in Hebei province could see their weekend extended A province in China may give workers Friday afternoon off as part of wider efforts to boost consumption in the country’s slowing economy. Hebei province is considering extending the weekend “in areas where conditions allow,” according […]

China's Moon mission sees first seeds sprout

China's Moon mission sees first seeds sprout

Image copyright CLEP Seeds taken up to the Moon by China’s Chang’e-4 mission have sprouted, says China National Space Administration. It marks the first time any biological matter has grown on the Moon, and is being seen as a significant step towards long-term space exploration. The Chang’e 4 is the first mission to land on […]

China's weakening trade figures should concern us all

China's weakening trade figures should concern us all

Image copyright Getty Images If China wanted to appease Donald Trump’s ever-present anger at its trade surplus with the United States, the latest trade figures won’t work to calm him down. China’s exports to the rest of the world, announced on Monday, were unexpectedly down when they had been expected to rise. But that was […]

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