Australian strawberries: Why would someone hide a needle in fruit?

Australian strawberries: Why would someone hide a needle in fruit?

Image copyright QUEENSLAND POLICE Image caption Why are needles being inserted into strawberries? Australia is currently searching for a saboteur (or saboteurs) amid a national scare involving the hiding of sewing needles within strawberries. In one case, a consumer who swallowed a needle had to be treated in hospital. Children and others have reported narrow […]

Philippines landslide victims 'sent texts from underneath rubble'

Philippines landslide victims 'sent texts from underneath rubble'

Image copyright AFP Image caption The area had seen heavy monsoon rains A landslide in the Philippines has killed at least 21 people and left dozens missing, with some texting for help from under the rubble, say police. The slide on Thursday engulfed two villages in Naga in Cebu province. It comes days after the […]

Australia emu video investigated for 'horrific cruelty'

Australia emu video investigated for 'horrific cruelty'

Image copyright RSPCA/FACEBOOK Image caption The video appears to show a man using his car to strike emus Animal welfare authorities in Australia are investigating a video which appears to show a motorist deliberately running over several emus. The footage has drawn widespread anger after being shared online. Authorities are treating the footage as authentic. […]

Hayabusa-2: Japan's rovers ready for touchdown on asteroid

Hayabusa-2: Japan's rovers ready for touchdown on asteroid

Image copyright Jaxa Image caption Rovers 1A and 1B (left and centre), alongside Minerva II-2 (right) which will be released at a later date Japan’s space agency is preparing to deploy two robotic explorers to the surface of an asteroid. On Friday, the Hayabusa-2 spacecraft will despatch a pair of “rovers” to the 1km-wide space […]

How China's GPS 'rival' Beidou is plotting to go global

How China's GPS 'rival' Beidou is plotting to go global

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Beidou’s coverage is expanding rapidly, with more than 10 satellite launches in 2018 China has ambitions for its rapidly expanding Beidou satellite navigation system to serve the whole world, not just Asia, but will it really be able to rival the well-established – and US-owned – GPS system? Dalintai […]

Indian spinner breaks limited-overs record

Indian spinner breaks limited-overs record

Shahbaz Nadeem plays for Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League Spinner Shahbaz Nadeem took eight wickets for 10 runs to break the world record for the best bowling figures in top-level limited-overs cricket. The 29-year-old returned figures of 10-4-10-8 for Jharkhand against Rajasthan in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, India’s highest domestic one-day competition. The […]

India killing: 'My father ordered my husband's murder'

India killing: 'My father ordered my husband's murder'

Image copyright Amrutha Varshini Image caption Pranay and Amrutha were high school sweethearts On 14 September, Pranay Perumalla was murdered in front of his wife, Amrutha, in an alleged honour killing. BBC Telugu’s Deepthi Bathini spoke to Amrutha, whose father has been arrested for plotting the attack. Amrutha and Pranay were high school sweethearts in […]

Taiwan hair salon covers 'swastika' signs after outcry

Taiwan hair salon covers 'swastika' signs after outcry

Taiwan hair salon covers ‘swastika’ signs after outcry By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright EPA Image caption German and Jewish communities criticised the shop’s logo A hairdressers in Taiwan has covered up its street signs, after it was criticised for having a logo similar to the Nazi swastika, it’s reported. […]

Ex-Malaysia PM Najib hit with 25 charges of money laundering and abuse of power

Ex-Malaysia PM Najib hit with 25 charges of money laundering and abuse of power

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Najib has pleaded not guilty to all 25 charges Malaysia’s former prime minister, Najib Razak, has been charged with 21 counts of money laundering, in a case linked to a multi-million dollar corruption scandal. He was charged in court on Thursday in relation to the alleged transfer of $556m […]

North Korea's Kim wants fast denuclearisation, South's leader says

North Korea's Kim wants fast denuclearisation, South's leader says

Image copyright AFP Image caption The visit of Moon Jae-in (R) took in the symbolic Mt Paektu North Korea’s leader wants to complete denuclearisation quickly and hold a second summit with Donald Trump soon, South Korea’s president says. President Moon Jae-in, who has ended a landmark trip to the North, said Kim Jong-un also wanted […]