The impact of a Facebook experiment

The impact of a Facebook experiment

Image caption Catherine Harry says the new design couldn’t have come at a worse time for Cambodia Until recently, video blogger Catherine Harry was a Facebook success story in Cambodia. Her page, A Dose of Cath, featured a series of outspoken first person videos on taboo topics like virginity and menstruation that never got airtime […]

Singapore python tries to eat ‘petrified’ pet parrot

Singapore python tries to eat ‘petrified’ pet parrot

Image copyright Melvin Yap Image caption The cockatoo named Nikki was clinging on to one side of the cage A pet parrot in Singapore has been rescued from the jaws of death, after its owners discovered a huge python coiled around their bird’s cage. The 1.5m long (5ft) snake was found on Monday in Melvin […]

Japan man held over bodies and severed heads in flat

Japan man held over bodies and severed heads in flat

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Reporters gathered outside the suspect’s home on Tuesday Japanese police have arrested a man after finding parts of nine bodies in his apartment in Zama, near Tokyo. Police found two severed heads in a cold-storage container outside the flat of the suspect, named as Takahiro Shiraishi, while investigating the disappearance […]

Australia Senate’s Stephen Parry ‘may be UK citizen’

Australia Senate’s Stephen Parry ‘may be UK citizen’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Stephen Parry (centre) being elected president of the Senate in 2014 Australia’s Senate president has revealed he could be a dual citizen, meaning he may join five others in becoming ineligible for office. Stephen Parry, who is part of the government, may have inherited UK citizenship through his father. […]

North Korea: Fresh test could trigger radioactive leak, South says

North Korea: Fresh test could trigger radioactive leak, South says

Image copyright AFP Image caption North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has defied the international community by continuing to test missiles and nuclear weapons A fresh nuclear test at North Korea’s mountainous testing site could trigger a leak of radioactive material, South Korea’s chief meteorologist has warned. A hollow space of up to 100m in length […]

Lightning storm blazes across Queensland skies

Lightning storm blazes across Queensland skies

Image copyright Alex Gregg Severe storms have brought heavy rain and a spectacle of lightning to Australia’s Queensland, with lightning bolts ripping across the night skies for hours. There were over 176,000 lightning strikes overnight – with more expected on Monday. Queensland’s bureau of Meteorology has warned of more “severe thunderstorms”, “damaging winds and large […]

Kim Jong-un visits cosmetics factory with wife and sister

Kim Jong-un visits cosmetics factory with wife and sister

Image copyright KCNA via Reuters Image caption Mr Kim was seen inspecting make-up products and hairspray North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has visited a cosmetics factory in Pyongyang, accompanied by his wife Ri Sol-ju and sister Kim Yo-jong. State media released undated photos of the visit on Sunday. Both women are rarely seen in public. […]

India: Separated twin ‘opens eyes’ four days after surgery

India: Separated twin ‘opens eyes’ four days after surgery

Image copyright AIIMS Image caption Picture released by the hospital two days after the historic surgery One of the twin boys who were conjoined at the head has opened his eyes four days after a historic surgery to separate them in India, a doctor says. Two-year-old Jaga has also responded to simple commands, including moving […]

AFL player Broad sorry for sharing topless woman photo

AFL player Broad sorry for sharing topless woman photo

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nathan Broad wears his premiership medallion after the AFL Grand Final An Australian rules football player has apologised for distributing an image of a topless woman without her consent. Nathan Broad, a player for the Richmond Tigers in the Australian Football League, admitted to sending the image, which then […]

PNG: Australia must support Manus refugees

PNG: Australia must support Manus refugees

Image copyright AFP/refugee action coalition Image caption Australia’s detention centre in Papua New Guinea is due to close on Tuesday Papua New Guinea has said that Australia is solely responsible for refugees who do not want to resettle in PNG when its detention centre closes. Australia has held asylum seekers on PNG’s Manus Island since […]