India doctors fired for mistakenly declaring newborn dead

India doctors fired for mistakenly declaring newborn dead

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Doctors declared the infant dead, hours after his still-born twin A hospital in the Indian capital Delhi has fired two doctors for mistakenly declaring a newborn dead. The doctors at the privately run Max Hospital had pronounced the baby dead hours after his twin who was stillborn on 30 […]

‘Kwaussie’: Dual citizen saga behind Australia’s word of 2017

‘Kwaussie’: Dual citizen saga behind Australia’s word of 2017

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Barnaby Joyce was the year’s most prominent “kwaussie” The term “kwaussie” – a hybrid of Kiwi and Aussie – has been named Australia’s word of the year. The portmanteau came to prominence in 2017 through the nation’s dual citizenship political saga, said the Australian National Dictionary Centre. It describes a […]

South Korea boat collision leaves 13 dead

South Korea boat collision leaves 13 dead

Media captionSouth Korea’s coast guard divers search for survivors At least 13 people have died after a fishing boat collided with a 336-tonne tanker and capsized off South Korea’s west coast. Two others were missing, South Korea’s coast guard said, as a search and rescue operation continued. The chartered fishing boat, the Seonchang-1, had been […]

Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani apologises for headscarf remark

Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani apologises for headscarf remark

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ashraf Ghani apologised to women and said his comments had been misinterpreted The Afghan president has apologised to women for remarks he made about the traditional headscarf. On Saturday, Ashraf Ghani responded to claims that some government officials have links to so-called Islamic State. He said people should provide […]

Triple talaq: India considers jail for ‘instant divorce’

Triple talaq: India considers jail for ‘instant divorce’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Divorce by a man saying “talaq” three times was declared unlawful in August Husbands who attempt “instant divorce” could be sentenced to three years in prison under draft legislation being considered in India. The traditional practice involves a Muslim man saying “talaq” (divorce) three times – in any form, […]

Australian MP Joyce wins seat back after dual citizenship row

Australian MP Joyce wins seat back after dual citizenship row

Image copyright EPA Image caption Barnaby Joyce had to run again for his own seat following a dual citizenship row Australia’s former Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has won back his seat, just a month after being forced to resign over a dual citizenship row. He quit when it was revealed he held dual Australian-New […]

Rugby League World Cup: Australia edge out England to retain trophy

Rugby League World Cup: Australia edge out England to retain trophy

Media playback is not supported on this device Highlights from the Rugby League World Cup final Australia edged out England in a tight and nervy Rugby League World Cup final to retain the trophy at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. England produced a dogged and resilient performance in their first final for 22 years, but the […]

Australian MP Joyce wins back seat after dual citizenship row

Australian MP Joyce wins back seat after dual citizenship row

Image copyright EPA Image caption Barnaby Joyce had to run again for his own seat following a dual citizenship row Australia’s former Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has won back his seat, just a month after being forced to resign over a dual citizenship row. He quit when it was revealed he held dual Australian-New […]

Pope refers to Rohingya in Dhaka meeting

Pope refers to Rohingya in Dhaka meeting

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Pope’s comment to the refugees was made in an improvised remark Pope Francis has met a group of Muslim Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and referred to them by name for the first time on his Asian visit. The Pope told a group of 16 refugees at an interfaith meeting […]

Pakistan attack: Gunmen storm Peshawar training college

Pakistan attack: Gunmen storm Peshawar training college

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The Pakistani Taliban said they had carried out the attack Gunmen have stormed a college in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, killing at least nine people and injuring 36. At least three men disguised in burkas arrived in a rickshaw and entered the Peshawar Agriculture Training Institute on Friday […]