Christchurch shooting: Australia PM calls for social media crackdown

Image copyright Getty Images Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for global restrictions on social media following the Christchurch mosque attacks. Facebook and other firms have been criticised for failing to block a live-stream of the attack. In a letter to Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who chairs the G20, Mr Morrison asked for […]

Afghanistan win ‘historic’ first Test

Insanullah Janat’s 65 contributed to Afghanistan’s match-clinching partnership Afghanistan earned their first Test win after Rahmat Shah’s 76 and Ihsanullah Janat’s 65 helped them earn a seven-wicket victory over Ireland. Starting day four on 29-1 chasing 147 for victory, the duo’s 139-run partnership ended any hopes of an unlikely Ireland fightback in Dehradun. After hitting […]

Christchurch shootings: NZ cabinet backs tighter gun laws

Media captionPM Jacinda Ardern says details of gun law reforms will come within days New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern has said she will announce detailed gun law reforms within days, after an attack on two mosques left 50 people dead. Ms Ardern said her cabinet had backed gun law changes “in principle”. Australian Brenton Tarrant, […]

Christchurch shootings: Erdogan criticised for showing NZ video

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Erdogan is trying to galvanise support ahead of local elections this month Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been criticised for showing some of the New Zealand mosque gunman’s video to bolster support at election rallies. Mr Erdogan said part of gun suspect Brenton Tarrant’s manifesto was to keep […]

Dead Philippines whale had 40kg of plastic in stomach

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Plastic pollution in the world’s oceans is a growing problem A dead whale that washed up in the Philippines had 40kg (88lbs) of plastic bags inside its stomach, researchers have said. Workers at D’Bone Collector Museum recovered the Cuvier’s beaked whale east of Davao City earlier in March. In […]

Christchurch shootings: NZ cabinet backs action on gun laws

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (R) said details of the new gun laws would be outlined within days PM Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand’s cabinet has backed gun law changes “in principle” after an attack on two mosques left 50 dead and many injured. Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28, has been […]

Christchurch shootings: Australian homes raided over NZ mosque attacks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A policeman stands guard outside Al Noor mosque after the attacks Police have raided two homes in Australia as part of the investigation into the attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Fifty people died and dozens were injured in the twin shootings on Friday. Australian Brenton Tarrant, […]

Hong Kong subway trains collide amid new signal system trials

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The collision was said to have involved a “modernised train” and occurred during a signal trial Two subway trains have collided during a new signal system test in Hong Kong, halting services and threatening travel disruption for millions of commuters. The incident occurred between the Central and Admiralty stations before […]

Christchurch shootings: Stories of heroism emerge from attacks

Media captionThe New Zealand church-goers rallying to help mosque attack victims Stories of heroism have emerged from Friday’s attacks at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in which 50 people died and dozens were wounded. A worshipper says he confronted the gunman and threw a credit card reader at him. Two police officers, one of […]

Indonesia floods: Dozens dead in Papua province

Image copyright EPA Image caption The town of Sentani was one of the worst affected areas At least 58 people have been killed in flash floods in the eastern Indonesian province of Papua. Rescue workers are struggling to reach remote parts of the province, and there are fears the number of dead may rise. Roads […]