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James Ricketson: Jailed Australian filmmaker pardoned in Cambodia

James Ricketson: Jailed Australian filmmaker pardoned in Cambodia

Image copyright AFP Image caption James Ricketson has denied all charges An Australian filmmaker who was sentenced by a Cambodian court to six years in prison on spying charges has been granted a royal pardon. James Ricketson, 69, was arrested in June 2017 while flying a camera drone over an opposition rally. Mr Ricketson, who […]

Chinese anger at US sanctions for Russian weapons purchases

Chinese anger at US sanctions for Russian weapons purchases

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The sanctions relate to China’s purchase of 10 Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets China has told the US to withdraw sanctions on its military over purchases of Russian jets and missiles or “bear the consequences”. The US says China has contravened US sanctions on Moscow introduced over Russian actions in […]

James Ricketson: Jailed Australian filmmaker granted Cambodia royal pardon

James Ricketson: Jailed Australian filmmaker granted Cambodia royal pardon

Image copyright AFP Image caption James Ricketson denied all charges An Australian filmmaker who was sentenced by a Cambodian court to six years in prison on spying charges has been granted a royal pardon. James Ricketson, 69, was arrested in June 2017 while flying a camera drone over an opposition rally. Mr Ricketson, who denied […]

Australia emu video: Man arrested over ‘horrific cruelty’

Australia emu video: Man arrested over ‘horrific cruelty’

Image copyright RSPCA/FACEBOOK Image caption A video of the incident was shared widely online An Australian man has been arrested over a video that allegedly showed him deliberately driving his car into several emus. The footage caused outrage after surfacing online earlier this week. It prompted a nationwide effort to find the perpetrator. On Friday, […]

Hayabusa-2: Japan hopes for historic asteroid landing

Hayabusa-2: Japan hopes for historic asteroid landing

Image copyright JAXA Image caption Rovers 1A and 1B (left and centre), alongside Minerva II-2 (right) which will be released at a later date Japan’s space agency (JAXA) believes it has successfully landed two robotic explorers on the surface of an asteroid, making history. “We don’t have confirmation yet, but we are very, very hopeful,” […]

Philippines landslide victims ‘sent texts from underneath rubble’

Philippines landslide victims ‘sent texts from underneath rubble’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The area had seen heavy monsoon rains A landslide in the Philippines has killed at least 21 people and left dozens missing, with some texting for help from under the rubble, say police. The slide on Thursday engulfed two villages in Naga in Cebu province. It comes days after the […]

Australian strawberries: Why would someone hide a needle in fruit?

Australian strawberries: Why would someone hide a needle in fruit?

Image copyright QUEENSLAND POLICE Image caption Why are needles being inserted into strawberries? Australia is currently searching for a saboteur (or saboteurs) amid a national scare involving the hiding of sewing needles within strawberries. In one case, a consumer who swallowed a needle had to be treated in hospital. Children and others have reported narrow […]

Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang dies aged 61

Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang dies aged 61

Image copyright Reuters Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang has died in a military hospital at the age of 61, state media report. Reports say he had been suffering from serious illness for several months and had received medical treatment abroad and in Vietnam. He had been sworn into office in the communist country in 2016, […]

US imposes sanctions on China for buying Russian weapons

US imposes sanctions on China for buying Russian weapons

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The sanctions relate to China’s purchase of 10 Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets The US has imposed sanctions on the Chinese military over its purchasing of Russian military jets and surface-to-air missiles. It says such purchases contravene US sanctions on Moscow introduced in response to Russian actions in Ukraine […]

Australia emu video investigated for ‘horrific cruelty’

Australia emu video investigated for ‘horrific cruelty’

Image copyright RSPCA/FACEBOOK Image caption The video appears to show a man using his car to strike emus Animal welfare authorities in Australia are investigating a video which appears to show a motorist deliberately running over several emus. The footage has drawn widespread anger after being shared online. Authorities are treating the footage as authentic. […]