India hospital: 60 children die in Uttar Pradesh

India hospital: 60 children die in Uttar Pradesh

Image copyright AFP Image caption It was not immediately clear what caused so many deaths at the hospital At least 60 children have died at a public hospital in northern India, officials say, amid allegations that the oxygen supply was cut over unpaid bills. Officials in Uttar Pradesh state admitted the supply had been disrupted […]

Trump threatens North Korea with "big trouble" over Guam

Trump threatens North Korea with "big trouble" over Guam

Media captionTrump: North Korea will regret it fast President Donald Trump has warned North Korea to expect “big, big trouble” if anything happens to the US territory of Guam. Speaking at his Bedminister, New Jersey golf resort, he promised the territory would be “very safe, believe me”. Mr Trump said the US could impose further […]

Antarctica fruitcake: 106-year-old dessert ‘left by Capt Scott’

Antarctica fruitcake: 106-year-old dessert ‘left by Capt Scott’

Image copyright Antarctic Heritage Trust Image caption Antarctica’s freezing conditions helped to preserve this cake, which researchers say is in “excellent condition” Ice-covered Antarctica is one of the earth’s most hostile natural environments. But a new find by the Antarctic Heritage Trust suggests it’s no match for a 106-year-old British fruitcake. Conservators found the elderly […]

Hong Kong activist ‘abducted by Chinese agents’

Hong Kong activist ‘abducted by Chinese agents’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Howard Lam says he was warned against trying to engage with Liu Xia A veteran democracy activist in Hong Kong says he was kidnapped, beaten and tortured by agents of mainland China after trying to get in touch with Liu Xia, the widow of Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo. […]

Wife of former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif seeks parliament seat

Wife of former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif seeks parliament seat

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kalsoom Nawaz (right) is hoping to replace her husband as member of parliament The wife of Pakistan’s ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has announced she is running for his parliamentary seat. Kulsoom Nawaz will contest the seat her husband was forced to vacate last month after becoming embroiled in […]

Sydney tent city: Homeless people leave Martin Place after new laws

Sydney tent city: Homeless people leave Martin Place after new laws

Image copyright AFP Image caption The “tent city” has been the subject of a six-month debate Sydney’s “tent city”, which ignited debate about homelessness in Australia, has begun to be dismantled following the introduction of new laws. Homeless people had been camping at Martin Place in central Sydney for more than six months. State legislators […]

Australia ‘would aid’ US in event of North Korea attack

Australia ‘would aid’ US in event of North Korea attack

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Donald Trump and Malcolm Turnbull in New York in May Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull has said his nation is prepared to join a conflict against North Korea if the United States comes under attack. Pyongyang said on Wednesday it had a plan to fire four missiles near the US […]

Trump to North Korea: Be very, very nervous

Trump to North Korea: Be very, very nervous

Media captionTrump says his earlier warning to North Korea “wasn’t tough enough” President Donald Trump has warned North Korea it should be “very, very nervous” if it does anything to the US. He said the regime would be in trouble “like few nations have ever been” if they do not “get their act together”. His […]

Australia same-sex marriage vote: Why is there talk of a boycott?

Australia same-sex marriage vote: Why is there talk of a boycott?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Australia is debating whether to legalise same-sex marriage Australia is preparing for a voluntary and non-binding postal vote on legalising same-sex marriage. It will happen next month unless there is a successful court challenge. The ballot itself would not change the law, but a “yes” result could clear a […]