Rainbow trout can now be called salmon in China

Rainbow trout can now be called salmon in China

Image copyright iStock Image caption The rainbow trout has been labelled as the true victim of the move If you think there’s something fishy about the salmon you’re eating, that could be because it’s not salmon. New rules introduced in China mean rainbow trout can now be labelled and sold domestically as salmon. Why? Because […]

Melbourne no longer 'most liveable city'

Melbourne no longer 'most liveable city'

Image copyright Getty Images Austrian capital, Vienna, has beaten Australia’s Melbourne to be named the world’s most liveable city. It’s the first time a European city has topped the rankings of the Economist Intelligence Unit annual global survey. The worldwide league table ranks 140 cities on a range of factors, including political and social stability, […]

Philip Wilson: Ex-archbishop in cover-up to be detained at home

Philip Wilson: Ex-archbishop in cover-up to be detained at home

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Philip Wilson was convicted in May of concealing child sexual abuse A former Catholic archbishop will serve a maximum 12-month sentence in home detention for concealing child sexual abuse, an Australian court has confirmed. The decision means Philip Wilson, who resigned as archbishop of Adelaide after his conviction, will avoid […]

The farmers using sewage to make saris

The farmers using sewage to make saris

India is one of the biggest users of groundwater in the world, extracting more than the USA and China combined. But as the population grows, supplies are becoming scarce in some areas, like rural Bangalore. Muniragu was forced to abandon his vegetable farm when his borewell ran dry. But by diverting urban wastewater on to […]

Korea talks: Moon to visit Pyongyang in September

Korea talks: Moon to visit Pyongyang in September

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Agreement on the summit was reached between Northern (left) and Southern officials at the border on Monday South Korean President Moon Jae-in is to visit the North Korean capital Pyongyang next month to meet the North’s leader, Kim Jong-un. It will be the first time in more than a […]

South Korean woman jailed over secret nude model photo

South Korean woman jailed over secret nude model photo

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe use of hidden and up-skirt cameras is a huge problem in South Korea A South Korean woman has been jailed for secretly photographing a male nude model and posting the image online. The 25-year-old – who is also a nude model – was sentenced to 10 […]

China Uighurs: Beijing denies detaining one million

China Uighurs: Beijing denies detaining one million

Image caption China says it is fighting separatism and Islamist militants in Xinjiang China has said reports it is holding a million Muslim Uighurs in detention in Xinjiang are “completely untrue”. Uighurs enjoyed full rights but “those deceived by religious extremism… shall be assisted by resettlement and re-education”, officials admitted. The rare admission from Beijing […]

China's ire puts global focus on fringe activist

China's ire puts global focus on fringe activist

Image copyright Alamy Image caption Andy Chan says China’s pressure proves that Hong Kong should go it alone A lunchtime talk by a little-known Hong Kong politician has drawn global attention to China’s influence on free speech in the territory. Andy Chan is the head of a fringe nationalist party calling for Hong Kong’s independence […]

Waiting list for avocado trees amid NZ crime wave

Waiting list for avocado trees amid NZ crime wave

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Want to grow your own avocados for toast? There’s a waiting list Nurseries in New Zealand are struggling to keep up with demand for avocado trees as the country’s love of the pulpy fruit has seemingly fuelled a crime wave, it’s been reported. According to the Stuff.nz news website, […]

Ghazni: Afghans in battlefield city 'can't find food'

Ghazni: Afghans in battlefield city 'can't find food'

Image copyright EPA Image caption Some families have managed to get out of Ghazni, where food is running low Food supplies in the Afghan city of Ghazni are running low, as a battle with the Taliban rages for a fourth day, the UN has warned. “Life is getting hard for people, they can’t get food […]