Lynette Dawson: No remains found in podcast-famous mystery police dig

Image copyright SUPPLIED Image caption Lynette Dawson, a mother of two, was last seen in 1982 Australian police say they have found no remains or items of interest during a dig at the former home of a Sydney woman whose whereabouts have been a mystery since she disappeared in 1982. Lynette Dawson, a mother of […]

Typhoon Mangkhut: South China battered by deadly storm

Media captionTyphoon Mangkhut moved from the Philippines to Hong Kong A powerful storm which killed dozens of people in the Philippines is now making its way across southern China. Typhoon Mangkhut is one of the most powerful storms to hit the region in decades. Two people have been killed in the Chinese province of Guangdong, […]

Strawberry needle scare: Australia probe as ‘vicious crime’ widens

Image copyright JOSHUA GANE Image caption Sewing needles have been inserted inside strawberries in Australia Australia has ordered an investigation into the discovery of sewing needles hidden in strawberries, amid growing alarm over scares across the country. Contaminated punnets have now been reported in six states and territories. A minister called it a “vicious crime”. […]

Typhoon Mangkhut: South China hunkers down for deadly storm

Media captionTyphoon Mangkhut moved from the Philippines to Hong Kong South China is bearing the brunt of Typhoon Mangkhut, which is deluging areas with heavy rain and wind speeds of up to 100mph (162km/h). Millions of lives have been put on standstill as flights are cancelled, trains stopped and major roads closed. Residents in the […]

Amazon investigates staff bribery claims

Image copyright Getty Images Amazon is investigating claims that its employees accepted bribes in exchange for leaking confidential sales data. Independent sellers were also allowed to delete negative reviews and restore banned accounts for payments of between $80 (£61; €69) and $2,000, according to allegations in the Wall Street Journal. The Journal said the practice […]

Typhoon Mangkhut: Deadly typhoon lands in south China

Media captionTyphoon Mangkhut moved from the Philippines to Hong Kong Typhoon Mangkhut is lashing China’s most populous province, bringing winds of up to 100 mph (162 kph). Guangdong is on its highest alert for the storm, which also hit Hong Kong, where it swayed skyscrapers and blew out windows. The death toll from the Philippines […]

Sydney’s Defqon 1 music festival: Authorities call for ban after two ‘drugs deaths’

Image copyright Getty Images Australian state authorities have vowed to shut down a dance music festival after two people died from a suspected drugs overdose. New South Wales police said 700 sought medical help for drug-related issues at Sydney’s Defqon. 1 and three people are in a critical condition. State premier Gladys Berejiklian called the […]

Hamilton cruises to Singapore F1 win

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton cruised to victory in the Singapore Grand Prix to strengthen his hold on this year’s world championship. Hamilton’s controlled drive from a pole position won brilliantly on Saturday was helped by the latest in a series of questionable strategy calls from Ferrari. It dropped Hamilton’s title rival Sebastian Vettel from second […]

Typhoon Mangkhut: Deadly typhoon takes aim at south China

Media captionTyphoon Mangkhut moved from the Philippines to Hong Kong Parts of China are on high alert as heavy rains and strong winds from Typhoon Mangkhut began lashing the southern coast. More than 100 people have been injured in Hong Kong, where skyscrapers swayed in the wind and windows were blown out. At least 30 […]

Typhoon Mangkhut: Philippines counts cost of deadly typhoon

Media captionFlash floods and landslides have led to fatalities in the Philippines The Philippines is counting the human and economic cost of Typhoon Mangkhut, which ripped through its main island with deadly consequences on Saturday. At least 25 people are known to have died but blocked roads and downed communications lines mean the true impact […]