Melbourne crash: Driver arrested after hitting pedestrians

Melbourne crash: Driver arrested after hitting pedestrians

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Flinders Street (seen in a file image) is one of Melbourne’s busiest intersections Australian police have arrested a driver after a car drove into a crowd in Melbourne. The car “collided with a number of pedestrians” on Flinders Street, a busy junction in the centre of the city, said […]

Australian WW1-era naval submarine HMAS AE-1 found

Australian WW1-era naval submarine HMAS AE-1 found

Image copyright AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT Image caption There have been 13 missions to find the submarine The wreck of Australia’s first naval submarine has been found after a 103-year search. The HMAS AE-1 was the first Allied submarine lost in World War One, vanishing off Rabaul, Papua New Guinea with 35 Australian and British crewmates onboard […]

Justine Damond: Family ‘concern’ over US shooting probe

Justine Damond: Family ‘concern’ over US shooting probe

Image copyright AFP Image caption Justine Damond’s father speaks to reporters in Sydney on Thursday Relatives of an Australian woman shot dead by a US policeman say they are concerned the incident may not have been investigated properly. Justine Damond, 40, was killed after calling police to report a woman screaming outside her Minneapolis home […]

North Korean soldier ‘defects across DMZ’

North Korean soldier ‘defects across DMZ’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The DMZ is one of the world’s most fortified borders A North Korean soldier has walked across the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) to defect, the South’s military has said. The “low-ranking” soldier emerged from thick fog and appeared at a checkpoint shortly after 08:00 (23:00 Wednesday) reported South Korean media. […]

Taiwan’s comic book heroes

Hsu Mao-sung, one of Taiwan’s earliest comic book artists, says it may be too late to save the industry. His generation endured censorship during the martial law period from the 1960s to 80s, but he says it didn’t kill off his passion for drawing. Taiwan’s comic book heroes}

Myanmar bars UN probe as mass grave found in Rakhine

Myanmar bars UN probe as mass grave found in Rakhine

Image copyright EPA Image caption About 650,000 Rohingya have been forced to flee their homes The UN’s investigator into human rights in Myanmar has been barred from entering the country. Yanghee Lee had been due to visit in January to review Myanmar’s human rights, including alleged attacks on Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state. The government […]

Suhaib Ilyasi: India TV crime show host jailed for wife’s murder

Suhaib Ilyasi: India TV crime show host jailed for wife’s murder

Image copyright Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times Image caption Suhaib Ilyasi was first arrested in March 2000 A court in India’s capital New Delhi has sentenced the host of a popular TV crime series to life in jail for murdering his wife in 2000. Suhaib Ilyasi, who fronted India’s Most Wanted, was found to have stabbed […]

A Christmas miracle for workers stranded in Hong Kong?

A Christmas miracle for workers stranded in Hong Kong?

Image copyright AFP Image caption Cathay says it might use bigger planes for the Manila flights Imagine having booked your flight to get home to your family for Christmas – and then to find out at the airport there’s no ticket, no seat, and no chance to get on any flight. That’s what happened to […]

Vandals damage ancient dinosaur footprint in Australia

Vandals damage ancient dinosaur footprint in Australia

Image copyright PARKS VICTORIA Image caption The damaged footprint with missing toe sections Vandals have partially destroyed a 115-million-year-old dinosaur footprint in a national park in Australia. Palaeontologists first discovered the imprint of the theropod dinosaur in a tidal rock platform in Flat Rocks, Victoria in 2006. The area is a famous dinosaur fossil area […]

Why China noodle sales are off the boil

Why China noodle sales are off the boil

Image copyright AFP Image caption China remains the world’s biggest consumer of instant noodles Easy to make and cheap to buy, instant noodles have long been China’s ultimate convenience food. Be it a snack for students, a meal on the train, or just the go-to choice for hungry workers, more than 42.2 billion packets were […]