World’s longest sea crossing: Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge opens

Media captionFlying over the world’s longest sea bridge Chinese President Xi Jinping has officially opened the world’s longest sea crossing bridge, nine years after construction first began. Including its access roads, the bridge spans 55km (34 miles) and connects Hong Kong to Macau and the mainland Chinese city of Zhuhai. The bridge cost about $20bn […]

Invictus Games: Athlete comforted in moving on-court moment

Image copyright Getty Images/Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Image caption Paul Guest was quickly comforted by team-mate Edwin Vermetten A British athlete has been comforted by his team-mate in a moving moment at the Invictus Games, after becoming unsettled by the sound of a helicopter. Former mine warfare specialist Paul Guest was playing in a wheelchair […]

World’s longest sea crossing: Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge opens

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption China has been working on the bridge since 2009 Chinese President Xi Jinping has officially opened the world’s longest sea crossing bridge, nine years after construction first began. Including its access roads, the bridge spans 55km (34 miles) and connects Hong Kong to Macau and the mainland Chinese city […]

Nauru migrants: Australia evacuates 11 children off detention island

Image copyright AFP Image caption Australia set up a detention centre in Nauru in 2013 Some 11 children have been transferred to Australia from the Nauru detention centre to receive medical treatment. They are the latest to be moved amid a mental health crisis on the island, which has long been plagued by allegations of […]

Koreas to remove guns and guard posts from Panmunjom ‘truce town’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Removing guns at the border is aimed at reducing tension between the two Koreas North and South Korea have agreed to remove guns and guard posts from Panmunjom, the “truce town” that straddles their border. Also known as the Joint Security Area (JSA), Panmunjom is the only place along the […]

Amritsar train crash: India searches for blame after crowd mowed down

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The tragedy has prompted outrage and grieving relatives are demanding answers India is still reeling after 58 people, including children, were killed after an express train ploughed into a crowd of festival-goers last Friday. The crowd had gathered on railway tracks near the city of Amritsar in northern Punjab […]

Australia sexual abuse: National apology delivered to victims

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Scott Morrison delivers the national apology in parliament on Monday Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has given a national apology to victims of child sexual abuse. Hundreds of people gathered in Canberra on Monday to hear Mr Morrison deliver the emotional address in parliament. It follows a five-year inquiry which […]

Taiwan train derailment in Yilan County kills at least 18

Image copyright TAIWAN RAILWAY ADMINISTRATION / HANDOUT Image caption Rescue operations are continuing into the night At least 18 people have been killed and 170 injured in a passenger train derailment in north-east Taiwan. Railway authorities say they are investigating the accident, which happened in Yilan County at about 16:50 local time (08:50 GMT) on […]

Taiwan train derailment in Yilan County kills at least 22

Image copyright TAIWAN RAILWAY ADMINISTRATION / HANDOUT Image caption Rescue operations are continuing into the night At least 22 people have been killed and 170 injured in a passenger train derailment in north-east Taiwan. Railway authorities say they are investigating the accident, which happened in Yilan County at about 16:50 local time (08:50 GMT) on […]

Afghanistan election: Polling to be extended amid delays

Media captionAfghan “war on terror” generation votes Voting in Afghanistan’s long-awaited parliamentary elections will be extended after delays at polling stations and several deadly attacks. Some constituencies will remain open on Sunday, officials said, amid technical problems with a recently introduced biometric verification system. Violence marred the campaign and dozens of incidents have been reported […]

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