North Korea vows to retaliate against US over sanctions

North Korea vows to retaliate against US over sanctions

Image copyright AFP Image caption Tensions between North and South have intensified as Pyongyang continues its missile tests North Korea has vowed to retaliate and make “the US pay a price” for drafting fresh UN sanctions over its banned nuclear weapons programme. The sanctions, which were unanimously passed by the UN on Saturday, were a […]

Australian navy locate crashed US military Osprey

Australian navy locate crashed US military Osprey

Image copyright AFP Image caption Three MV-22 Osprey aircraft were photographed off Sydney in June Australian navy searchers have located the US military aircraft that crashed off the Queensland coast, leaving three US marines presumed dead. Defence Minister Marise Payne said a survey ship found the submerged MV-22 Osprey in Shoalwater Bay shortly after starting […]

Australian teenager in hospital after sea bug attack

Australian teenager in hospital after sea bug attack

Image copyright Jarrod Kanizay Image caption The 16-year-old is staying in hospital for another night An Australian teenager is recovering in hospital after being bitten by multiple “mite-sized sea critters”. Sam Kanizay, 16, found his feet and ankles covered in blood after soaking his legs in Melbourne’s Brighton Beach on Saturday evening. Jarrod Kanizay said […]

North Korea calls offer of talks from the South ‘insincere’

North Korea calls offer of talks from the South ‘insincere’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption South Korea’s Kang Kyung-wha (R) has also been meeting with other countries’ envoys North Korea has dismissed an offer of talks from the South as “insincere”. South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha had raised the issue with her North Korean counterpart Ri Yong Ho on the sidelines of a regional […]

Afghan conflict: Dozens killed in ‘brutal’ Sar-e Pul attack

Afghan conflict: Dozens killed in ‘brutal’ Sar-e Pul attack

At least 50 civilians have been killed by militants in northern Afghanistan, officials say. They report that a checkpoint manned by local police was attacked in the Mirzawalang area of Sar-e Pul province. The assailants then entered the village and shot dead mainly Shia Muslim civilians including women and children, a spokesman for the provincial […]

Manus Island: Asylum seeker found dead in Australia-run centre

Manus Island: Asylum seeker found dead in Australia-run centre

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Library photo of asylum-seekers at the Manus Island detention centre in Papua New Guinea An asylum seeker who was being held at the Australian-run detention centre on Manus Island has been found dead. Police say the man’s body was found near the East Lorengau refugee transit centre on Monday morning. […]

Australia ‘golden girl’ Betty Cuthbert dies aged 79

Australia ‘golden girl’ Betty Cuthbert dies aged 79

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Betty Cuthbert (in wheelchair) and Raelene Boyle at the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Australian sprinting legend and four-time Olympic gold medallist Betty Cuthbert has died aged 79. At the age of 18, Cuthbert won three gold medals at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics – the 100m, […]

Chinese tourists arrested for Hitler salute in Germany

Chinese tourists arrested for Hitler salute in Germany

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The men made the gesture outside the Reichstag building in Berlin Two Chinese tourists were arrested in Berlin for making Hitler salutes outside the German parliament on Saturday. Criminal proceedings have been started against the middle-aged men for using symbols from a banned organisation. The pair have been released on […]

North Korea: UN backs fresh sanctions over missile tests

North Korea: UN backs fresh sanctions over missile tests

Image copyright EPA Image caption The resolution was passed by 15 votes to zero The United Nations Security Council has agreed on fresh sanctions against North Korea over its missile programme. A resolution banning North Korean exports and limiting investments in the country was passed unanimously. Pyongyang tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July, claiming […]

South Korea open to talks with North amid nuclear crisis

South Korea open to talks with North amid nuclear crisis

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Kang Kyung-wha said she was willing to speak to her counterpart from North Korea South Korea says it may hold direct talks with the North during a regional meeting this weekend. Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said she was willing to talk to her counterpart from Pyongyang, if the chance “naturally […]