Iraqi man charged over deaths of migrants heading for Australia

Iraqi man charged over deaths of migrants heading for Australia

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The 43-year-old Iraqi man is the third to be charged for the incident, which took place in 2001 Police in Australia have charged an Iraqi man over a people-smuggling operation which caused the deaths of more than 350 people. The group of asylum seekers drowned in 2001 after their […]

Australia knocked out of Rugby World Cup

Australia knocked out of Rugby World Cup

Jonny May scores two tries within two minutes on the day he won his 50th cap 2019 Rugby World Cup quarter-final England: (17) 40 Tries: May 2, Sinckler, Watson Pens: Farrell 4 Cons: Farrell 4 Australia: (9) 16 Tries: Koroibete Pens: Lealiifano 3 Cons: Lealiifano England are into the World Cup semi-finals for the first […]

England v Australia: Michael Hooper braced for World Cup quarter-final battle

England v Australia: Michael Hooper braced for World Cup quarter-final battle

Rugby World Cup quarter-final: England v Australia Venue: Oita Stadium Date: Saturday, 19 October Kick-off: 08:15 BST Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live and online with text updates on the BBC Sport website and app. Australia’s Michael Hooper says he is prepared for England flankers Tom Curry and Sam Underhill to try usurp […]

Afghanistan violence: Dozens killed in mosque blast

Afghanistan violence: Dozens killed in mosque blast

Image copyright EPA At least 62 people have been killed and dozens more injured after a bomb exploded during Friday prayers at a mosque in Afghanistan, according to a provincial spokesman. The force of the blast, in eastern Nangarhar province, destroyed the building’s roof, eyewitnesses said. No one has yet claimed the attack. It comes […]

Zhao Ziyang: Purged Chinese Communist reformer is buried

Zhao Ziyang: Purged Chinese Communist reformer is buried

Image copyright BBC NEWS CHINESE Image caption The grave of Mr Zhao, who has been airbrushed from Chinese history The ashes of reformist Chinese leader Zhao Ziyang, purged for opposing using force to suppress student protests in 1989, have been buried in Beijing. The remains of Mr Zhao, who died in 2005, were interred along […]

Typhoon Hagibis: Japan postpones Emperor Naruhito's enthronement parade

Typhoon Hagibis: Japan postpones Emperor Naruhito's enthronement parade

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Japan’s Emperor Naruhito. here with Empress Masako, began his reign in May A parade celebrating the formal ascension of Japan’s Emperor Naruhito has been postponed in the wake of Typhoon Hagibis. The parade, which sees the emperor travel in an open-top car to “meet” the public, was postponed out of […]

Does Huawei's future lie with India after US ban?

Does Huawei's future lie with India after US ban?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US says Huawei equipment has back doors that would enable Chinese surveillance Chinese tech giant Huawei, which has been banned from selling 5G equipment to US telecom companies, is making an aggressive push to market itself in India. “It’s been squeezed out of countries by a few governments […]

Abominable: A DreamWorks movie, a map, and a huge regional row

Abominable: A DreamWorks movie, a map, and a huge regional row

Image copyright Supplied Image caption Vietnamese media featured this photograph – showing the controversial dashed line – which was taken in the cinema Malaysian censors have ordered a scene to be cut from DreamWorks film Abominable before it is screened there – because of a brief glimpse of a map. It is the third South […]

Australian racehorse slaughter allegations prompt investigation

Australian racehorse slaughter allegations prompt investigation

Image copyright ABC 7.30 Image caption The investigation was prompted by images broadcast on Australian television Australian authorities have launched an investigation into suspected animal cruelty after a TV report revealed the alleged mass slaughter of racehorses. Footage of horses allegedly being mistreated at an abattoir in Queensland caused widespread anger when it was aired […]

Fierce Australian dust storm turns day to night in seconds

Fierce Australian dust storm turns day to night in seconds

The Australian town of Kingaroy in Queensland was hit by a fierce dust storm on Thursday, with winds reaching up to 90km/h (56 mph). Meteorologists say that as Australia’s drought continues, the country will see more of such storms as more dust gets kicked up by strong gales. Source link

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