Australia citizenship: Sixth MP in eligibility trouble

Australia citizenship: Sixth MP in eligibility trouble

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Fiona Nash has asked a court to rule on her eligibility A sixth Australian MP will have their eligibility for office decided by the nation’s High Court over the issue of dual citizenship. Government Senator Fiona Nash revealed she is a UK citizen by descent because of her Scottish-born father. […]

USS Fitzgerald: US Navy to discipline dozen sailors

USS Fitzgerald: US Navy to discipline dozen sailors

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The USS Fitzgerald sustained considerable damage The US Navy has announced that about a dozen sailors are to be disciplined after seven crew on the USS Fitzgerald were killed in a collision. The destroyer collided with a Philippines container ship in Japanese waters in June. The deputy chief of naval […]

Indian rape victim, 10, gives birth by Caesarean section

Indian rape victim, 10, gives birth by Caesarean section

Image copyright AFP Image caption India has a grim record of sexual assaults on children, with more than 10,000 raped in 2015 A 10-year-old rape victim who was denied permission for an abortion by the Indian Supreme Court last month has given birth to a baby girl. The girl is not aware that she has […]

North Korea crisis: War would be horrific, US general says

North Korea crisis: War would be horrific, US general says

Image copyright AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS Image caption US tensions with North Korea and its leader Kim Jong-un (pictured) have flared in recent weeks A military response to North Korea would be “horrific” but remains an option, the top military adviser to US President Donald Trump says. Gen Joseph Dunford, chairman of the US Joint […]

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong jailed for six months

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong jailed for six months

Image caption The three activists including Wong (centre, holding microphone) addressed the public before the sentencing Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong has been jailed for six months for taking part in the 2014 pro-democracy protests. He was tried and found guilty of unlawful assembly last year, and sentenced to community service. But in an unusual […]

Chinese media ‘racist’ video on India clash sparks anger

Chinese media ‘racist’ video on India clash sparks anger

Image copyright Xinhua Image caption The video features a Chinese actor in costume mimicking an Indian accent Chinese state media has released a propaganda video that lambasts India over a border dispute, sparking accusations of racism. The English-language clip, which accuses India of committing “sins”, features a Chinese actor in a turban, mockingly speaking in […]

Pauline Hanson wears burka in Australian Senate

Pauline Hanson wears burka in Australian Senate

Media captionSenator Pauline Hanson is calling for the burka to be banned in Australia The leader of Australia’s far-right One Nation party has worn a burka on the floor of the nation’s Senate. Pauline Hanson’s entrance drew audible shock from other senators ahead of a bid by her party to ban the garment in Australia. […]

The Indian schoolgirl fighting to save her ‘lifeline’ park

The Indian schoolgirl fighting to save her ‘lifeline’ park

Image caption The park is Navya Singh’s “favourite place” A seven-year-old Indian schoolgirl has filed a petition in court and written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a bid to save her neighbourhood park. Navya Singh wrote, ” I think you’ll listen to me. This park is our lifeline,” in her open letter. She is […]

Guam: A conflicted island at the centre of a firestorm

Guam: A conflicted island at the centre of a firestorm

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Guam is known for its picturesque beaches Last week a threat from North Korea to fire missiles into the sea near Guam led to a spike in war rhetoric from both the US and the North, and put the tiny island territory squarely at the centre of the world’s […]

Australian justice minister denies UK citizenship

Australian justice minister denies UK citizenship

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Michael Keenan says he relinquished dual citizenship in 2004 Australian Justice Minister Michael Keenan has denied he is a British dual citizen, after becoming the latest figure caught up in a political saga. Australian MPs and senators are not allowed to hold dual citizenship. Five other Australian politicians are […]