MH17 victims’ father condemns Trump over Russian ‘lie’

Image copyright ANTHONY MASLIN Image caption Anthony Maslin’s children Evie, Mo and Otis died when MH17 was shot down The father of three Australian children killed when a Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down has delivered a scathing attack on Donald Trump over his attitude to Russia. Anthony Maslin’s children were among 298 people who […]

Kim Jong-un blasts delays in North Korean economic projects

Image copyright AFP Image caption The leader complained about the condition of bath tubs at a holiday resort North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has launched an unusual barrage of criticism at officials over delays in completing economic projects. The country’s leaders usually praise officials during factory visits. But this time state media said he was […]

Kim Jong-un blasts delays in North Korean economic progress

Image copyright AFP Image caption The leader complained about the condition of bath tubs at a holiday resort North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has launched an unusual barrage of criticism at officials over delays in completing economic projects. The country’s leaders usually praise officials during factory visits. But this time state media said he was […]

Cave rescue: Australians to receive honours, PM Turnbull says

Image copyright AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT Image caption Craig Challen (L) and Richard Harris are both experienced divers Two Australian divers who helped rescue 12 boys from a flooded cave in Thailand will receive civilian honours, PM Malcolm Turnbull says. Mr Turnbull confirmed the as yet unspecified honours would be awarded to Richard Harris, an anaesthetist, and […]

Mother Teresa India homes in ‘baby trade’ investigation

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The charity runs homes for unmarried pregnant women India is investigating Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity amid allegations that it has been selling babies. The government has asked officials to inspect the charity’s centres across India. The order came after a nun and an employee were arrested earlier this […]

Usain Bolt may play football in Australia

Image copyright EPA Image caption Usain Bolt has played in a number of exhibition matches this year Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt is in talks for a trial to play football in Australia, a club says. The Jamaican former sprinter, 31, is negotiating a six-week stint with the Central Coast Mariners, a team in the […]

China’s most expensive film pulled after opening weekend

Image copyright Youtube/AsuraFilmOfficial China’s big-budget fantasy epic Asura has been pulled from cinemas after a dismal opening weekend. The 750m yuan ($112m; £85m) film reportedly made less than 50m yuan on its weekend debut. Asura’s plot is based on Chinese mythology and featured leading actors and flashy special effects. Producers are reportedly planning to rework […]

Usain Bolt may play football trial in Australia

Image copyright EPA Image caption Usain Bolt has played in a number of exhibition matches this year Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt is in talks for a trial to play football in Australia, his agent says. The Jamaican former sprinter, 31, is negotiating a six-week stint with the Central Coast Mariners, a team in the […]

Singapore’s first Premier League recruit must first do national service

Image copyright JoseRaymond/SPIN Image caption Benjamin currently plays for Fulham’s Under-18 team The first Singaporean footballer to sign a professional contract with an English Premier League club has been denied the chance to defer mandatory military service. Benjamin Davis, 17, who has a two-year deal with Fulham, had applied to defer from national service (NS). […]

Pakistan mourns 149 dead in country’s second deadliest terror attack

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Pakistani cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan (c) prays with relatives of a local candidate who was killed Pakistan is mourning the deaths of 149 people, including nine children, in the country’s second deadliest militant attack since its independence. A suicide bomber hit a campaign rally in Mastung, in the south-western province […]