Paddles, New Zealand PM’s ‘first cat’, dies in car crash

Paddles, New Zealand PM’s ‘first cat’, dies in car crash

Image copyright Clarke Gayford via Twitter Image caption Jacinda Ardern’s cat Paddles had gained a cult following after a Twitter profile was set up in her name A cat belonging to New Zealand’s new Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, has died after being hit by a car. A spokesperson for Ms Ardern confirmed to local media […]

Sydney crash: Vigil held for two boys killed in classroom

Sydney crash: Vigil held for two boys killed in classroom

Image copyright EPA Image caption Flowers have been left outside the primary school in Sydney More than 100 people have taken part in a vigil outside an Australian primary school after two boys were killed when a car crashed into their classroom. The crash in Sydney on Tuesday also left three girls in hospital. The […]

Afghan television channel Shamshad TV back on air after attack

Afghan television channel Shamshad TV back on air after attack

Media captionAfghan security used explosives to reach the TV station attackers An Afghan television station has returned to air just hours after an attack by militants left at least one staff member dead. Gunmen disguised as police officers stormed the Shamshad TV building in the Afghan capital Kabul. So-called Islamic State later said it was […]

Shamshad TV: Afghan channel back on air after IS-claimed attack

Shamshad TV: Afghan channel back on air after IS-claimed attack

Media captionAfghan security used explosives to reach the TV station attackers An Afghan television station has returned to air just hours after an attack by militants left at least one staff member dead. Gunmen disguised as police officers stormed the Shamshad TV building in the Afghan capital Kabul. So-called Islamic State later said it was […]

India award for burning elephant photo

India award for burning elephant photo

Image copyright Biplab Hazra/Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Awards Image caption The elephants had to run for their lives as a mob threw burning tar balls at them An image of two elephants fleeing a mob that set them on fire has won top entry in a wildlife photography competition. (Warning: The full version of this image […]

Delhi residents panic as ‘deadly smog’ returns

Delhi residents panic as ‘deadly smog’ returns

Image copyright MaanviNarcisa Image caption Twitter user ‘MaanviNarcisa’ took this picture in Noida – a suburb of Delhi Panic has gripped the Indian capital, Delhi, as residents woke up to a blanket of thick grey smog on Tuesday. Visibility is poor as pollution levels reached 30 times the World Health Organization’s recommended limit in some […]

New Zealand: Jacinda Ardern’s ‘first gent’ on his ‘surreal’ new life

New Zealand: Jacinda Ardern’s ‘first gent’ on his ‘surreal’ new life

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Clarke Gayford, Jacinda Arden’s partner, intends to “keep life as normal as possible” The partner of New Zealand’s new Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, has said his life has become “surreal” since she took office last month. Clarke Gayford, is known in the country’s press as the “first gent”. He said […]

Trump urges N Korea to ‘come to table’ over nuclear issue

Trump urges N Korea to ‘come to table’ over nuclear issue

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump said he “hoped to God” he would not have to use the US’ full military capabilities against Pyongyang US President Donald Trump has urged North Korea to “come to the table” and discuss giving up its nuclear weapons. Striking a different tone from previous fiery rhetoric, he […]

Shamshad TV: Afghan channel hit in IS-claimed attack

Shamshad TV: Afghan channel hit in IS-claimed attack

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Afghanistan is one of the world’s most dangerous countries for journalistic work Gunmen disguised as police officers have attacked a television station in the Afghan capital Kabul, killing at least two people, police say. The attackers lobbed grenades before storming the Shamshad TV building. Afghan security forces have ended the […]

Sydney car hits classroom killing two boys

Sydney car hits classroom killing two boys

Image copyright EPA Image caption Police investigate the crash in the Sydney suburb of Greenacre Two eight-year-old boys have died after a car crashed into a primary school classroom in Sydney, police have said. The incident at Banksia Road Public School also left three girls in hospital with injuries. Most of the other 19 children […]