Australia considers following US on Jerusalem embassy

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US moved its embassy to Jerusalem in May Australia will consider recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moving its embassy there from Tel Aviv, Prime Minister Scott Morrison says. If acted upon, the move would follow a recent policy shift by the US that has drawn criticism internationally. […]

Bryan Adams concert photograph shows off Delhi pollution

Skip Instagram post by bryanadams End of Instagram post by bryanadams Image Copyright bryanadams bryanadams Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams showed his love for his Indian fans on Sunday in a social media post that also brought attention to the country’s pollution problem. He shared an image on Instagram of his shadow eerily cast into the […]

MJ Akbar: India minister sues #MeToo accuser

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Akbar has strongly denied the allegations Indian minister MJ Akbar has filed a defamation case against a woman journalist who named him as part of a #MeToo movement gripping the country. Priya Ramani’s allegations against Mr Akbar inspired more women to talk about his alleged “predatory conduct”. Apart […]

Yang Kaili: China live-streamer detained for ‘insulting’ national anthem

Yang Kaili: China live-streamer detained for ‘insulting’ national anthem

Image copyright Weibo Image caption Ms Yang has over one million followers on Weibo, arguably China’s most popular social media platform A Chinese live-streaming celebrity has been detained for five days for “insulting” the country’s national anthem. Yang Kaili, a 20-year-old with tens of millions of followers, had appeared on camera singing the anthem while […]

Sanath Jayasuriya: Ex-Sri Lanka captain faces corruption charges

Sanath Jayasuriya was the player of the tournament when Sri Lanka won the World Cup in 1996 Ex-Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya has been charged by the International Cricket Council with two breaches of its anti-corruption code. The 49-year-old former all-rounder is accused of failing to co-operate with an investigation by the governing body. He […]

Air India flight attendant falls from plane

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Air India is India’s biggest international carrier An Air India flight attendant has been injured after falling from the door of a parked aeroplane at India’s Mumbai airport. Harsha Lobo was preparing the flight for boarding to Delhi on Monday morning when the incident happened. Ms Lobo, 52, suffered […]

Himalayan storm: Climbers’ bodies removed from Nepal mountain

Image copyright EPA Image caption Kim Chang-ho, who was among those killed, had won awards for his mountaineering efforts The bodies of nine climbers who died when a violent snowstorm destroyed their camp on a Himalayan peak in Nepal have been retrieved. The five South Koreans and four Nepali guides were found scattered across the […]

Kangaroo launches savage attack on family in Queensland

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Linda Smith has been caring for animals for 15 years An Australian wildlife carer has suffered a punctured lung as she and her family fought off a savage attack by a kangaroo at their property. Linda Smith, 64, and her husband Jim were feeding kangaroos hit by drought conditions in […]

Harry and Meghan arrive in Australia on first official tour

Image copyright ABC Image caption The pair’s arrival in Sydney on Monday attracted much attention The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have arrived in Sydney to begin an official visit to Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. It is the couple’s first official royal tour since getting married in May. The 16-day trip coincides with […]

Nepal storm kills climbers on Himalayan peak Gurja

Image copyright Frank Bienewald/Getty Image caption Nepal is home to eight of the world’s 14 highest peaks At least seven climbers died when a violent snowstorm destroyed their camp on a Himalayan peak in western Nepal. A five-member South Korean expedition team and four Nepali guides were at the base camp of Mount Gurja when […]