Australia's Turnbull: 'Now we are the land of droughts'

Australia's Turnbull: 'Now we are the land of droughts'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The drought has affected 99% of New South Wales Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has warned that the country has become a “land of drought” as he announced further measures to help stricken farmers. The new package will provide an extra A$140m ($104m; £80m) in payments to farmers and for […]

Senegal star 'racially abused' in China

Senegal star 'racially abused' in China

Ba played for West Ham, Newcastle and Chelsea in the Premier League Former Newcastle and Chelsea striker Demba Ba has been the victim of alleged racial abuse during a Chinese Super League game, according to his Shanghai Shenhua manager Wu Jingui. The Senegal star, 33, was involved in a heated exchange with a Changchun Yatai […]

Huge Indonesia earthquake rocks Lombok island

Huge Indonesia earthquake rocks Lombok island

A powerful magnitude 7 earthquake has hit the Indonesian island of Lombok, prompting a tsunami warning. The US Geological Survey said the quake, off the north coast of the island, struck 10km (6.21 miles) underground. It comes a week after another quake hit the island, which is popular with tourists, killing at least 16 people. […]

Bangladesh violence: Armed men attack US envoy's cars amid protests

Bangladesh violence: Armed men attack US envoy's cars amid protests

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Bangladesh police have fired tear gas on student protesters demanding better road safety Armed men attacked a convoy of cars carrying the US envoy to Bangladesh in the capital Dhaka on Saturday night, US officials said. Ambassador Marcia Bernicat and her security team were able to get away unharmed, but […]

Nato soldiers killed in Afghan suicide bombing

Nato soldiers killed in Afghan suicide bombing

A suicide bomber has killed three Nato foreign soldiers in an attack in eastern Afghanistan. The victims, whose nationalities have not been disclosed, were on a routine foot patrol alongside Afghan forces, Nato officials said in a statement. A US soldier and two Afghan soldiers were wounded in the attack in Charikar, the capital of […]

China's football future: The mountain school producing prodigies

China's football future: The mountain school producing prodigies

Image caption Wang Chun (left) dreams of playing for China’s national team It’s just after dawn in the mountains of Gansu province, north-central China, and 40 children are beginning their first football practice of the day. One girl stands out from the rest: the girls’ football captain, 12-year-old Wang Chun. She’s taller than many of […]

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