Police chief quits over Australian’s death

Police chief quits over Australian’s death

Media captionPolice Chief Janee Harteau held a news conference before her resignation A police chief in the US state of Minnesota has resigned after one of her officers fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman. Justine Damond was killed after she called the police to report a woman screaming outside her home in a quiet suburb […]

North Korea tourism: US to ban Americans from visiting

North Korea tourism: US to ban Americans from visiting

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The US State Department currently warns US citizens not to travel to North Korea The US is to ban its citizens from travelling to North Korea. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement that the ban would be published next week in the Federal Register, to come into […]

N Korea economy grows at fastest rate in 17 years

N Korea economy grows at fastest rate in 17 years

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Looking up? North Korea recorded its fastest economic growth since 1999. North Korea’s economy accelerated at its fastest pace in 17 years, despite sanctions over its nuclear and missile programs. Gross domestic product grew by 3.9% in 2016 compared with the previous year, according to the Bank of Korea. […]

India musician plays guitar during brain surgery

India musician plays guitar during brain surgery

Image copyright PTI Image caption Mr Prasad said he felt normal and awake on the operating table An Indian musician played the guitar on the operating table to help doctors treat involuntary muscle spasms in his fingers. Abhishek Prasad was asked to play every time doctors “burnt” a circuit in his brain to treat what […]

New agreement will allow US rice exports to China

New agreement will allow US rice exports to China

Image copyright Huw Evans picture agency Image caption China is the world’s biggest rice producer and consumer. China has agreed to allow imports of rice from the US for the first time. The agreement gives US farmers access to the world’s biggest rice consumer, with China importing about 5 million tonnes last year. It follows […]

Student likely to become Australia’s youngest senator

Student likely to become Australia’s youngest senator

Image copyright Australian Greens Image caption Jordon Steele-John is expected to become Australia’s youngest senator A university student is likely to become Australia’s youngest-ever senator after the resignation of a politician he calls his “mentor”. UK-born Jordon Steele-John, 22, has agreed to replace Scott Ludlam in the Senate for the left-wing Greens party. Mr Ludlam […]

Justine Damond’s death ‘should not have happened’

Justine Damond’s death ‘should not have happened’

Media captionIt’s the first news conference Police Chief Janee Harteau has held since the fatal shooting The fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer “should not have happened”, the city’s police chief has said. Justine Damond, originally from Sydney, was shot when she approached a police car after reporting a suspected […]

Egypt’s Uighurs fear deportation to China

Some Chinese Muslim Uighurs have gone into hiding amid a wave of arrests in Egypt in the past two weeks. Egypt says the detainees are illegal immigrants, but human rights activists say the Uighurs are at serious risk of arbitrary detention and torture if they are deported to China. China has cracked down on the […]

North Korea drought: Children at risk in ‘worst crisis since 2001’

North Korea drought: Children at risk in ‘worst crisis since 2001’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption North Korea’s crop production has been hit in recent years by both drought and flooding North Korea is facing severe food shortages after being hit by its worst drought since 2001, a report from the United Nations says. Crop production in the country has been hampered by a prolonged […]