Typhoon Mangkhut: First Philippines’ deaths confirmed

Media captionSuper typhoon reaches the Philippines At least two people have died after a massive storm brought destruction to the northern Philippines. Typhoon Mangkhut ripped through the Philippines’ main island of Luzon, and is now moving west towards China. Almost all buildings in the city of Tuguegarao sustained some damage, a government official said, and […]

Typhoon Mangkhut: Philippines hit by strongest storm

Media captionPeople in Aparri are tying down their roofs ahead of Typhoon Mangkhut The world’s strongest storm this year, Super Typhoon Mangkhut, is blasting the northern coast of the Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain. More than four million people are directly in the path of the storm, which has winds of 205km/h (130 […]

Trump ‘orders further China tariffs’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Workers unload bags of chemicals at a port in Zhangjiagang in China’s eastern Jiangsu province US President Donald Trump has instructed staff to move forward with the next round of tariffs on Chinese goods, US media have reported. The tariffs are expected to apply to about $200bn worth of […]

North Korea claims NHS and Sony hack suspect ‘doesn’t exist’

Image copyright FBI.gov Image caption The FBI has released a ‘wanted’ poster for a man North Korea says doesn’t exist North Korea has said that a man charged with hacking Sony Pictures in 2014 is a “non-existent” individual and warned the US that its accusation could have a negative effect on relations between the two countries. The US […]

Strawberry needle scare: Contamination affects six brands in Australia

Image caption Health officials have warned people purchasing strawberries to be cautious (file photo) Australians have been warned to cut fresh strawberries before biting into them after several people found sewing needles hidden inside the fruit. Contaminated punnets have been reported in supermarkets in the states of New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. One man […]

North and South Korea set up liaison office to ‘talk 24/7’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The office was opened with great fanfare on Friday The two Koreas have opened a “liaison office” that will allow them to communicate on a regular basis for the first time since the Korean War. The office, on the North’s side of the militarised border, will be staffed by up […]

Email scam: Nigerian ‘ran ring from Sydney detention centre’

Image copyright NSW Police Image caption The alleged ringleader, in a blurred image released by New South Wales Police Australian police have charged a man they say was running a multi-million dollar email scam from inside an immigration detention centre in Sydney. The Nigerian man, 43, headed a fraud ring which sent fake messages that […]

Typhoon Mangkhut: Millions in path of ‘monster’ storm

Media captionPeople in Aparri are tying down their roofs ahead of Typhoon Mangkhut Super Typhoon Mangkhut has gathered strength as it barrels towards the Philippines, weather officials say. The storm is now packing winds of 255 km/h (160 mph) and officials say more than five million people are directly in its path. Last-minute preparations are […]

Typhoon Mangkhut: Millions in Philippines braced for storm

Image copyright EPA Image caption Soldiers and emergency workers have been holding drills in readiness for the storm Thousands of people have begun evacuating from coastal areas of the Philippines as a super typhoon heads towards the country. Typhoon Mangkhut, which is currently a Category 4 hurricane, is due to make landfall on the northern […]

Scott Morrison: Australia PM puts hands up over Fatman Scoop use

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Scott Morrison set footage of MPs raising their hands to a song by US artist Fatman Scoop Australian PM Scott Morrison has apologised for posting a video online after discovering its soundtrack – a famous hip-hop song – contained lyrics that were “just not OK”. The 11-second video showed […]