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Malcolm Turnbull: Australian PM survives leadership challenge

Malcolm Turnbull: Australian PM survives leadership challenge

Image copyright EPA Image caption Malcolm Turnbull initiated a party vote on his leadership Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has survived a challenge to his leadership by a senior government colleague. Mr Turnbull defeated Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton in a party room ballot in Canberra on Tuesday. The prime minister won the vote 48-35, […]

Human rights groups call for children to be taken off Nauru

Human rights groups call for children to be taken off Nauru

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nauru is a tiny island in the Pacific, north-east of Australia A group of human rights organisations has demanded the Australian government remove all child asylum seekers held on the Pacific island of Nauru. It comes as reports of a 12-year-old boy on a weeks-long hunger strike fuelled fresh […]

‘Telling a girl’s story in a boy’s way’

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Kerala floods: Relief teams rescue 22,000 as rains ease

Kerala floods: Relief teams rescue 22,000 as rains ease

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Relief supplies were taken to stranded residents in Chengannur About 22,000 people were rescued from the flood-hit Indian state of Kerala on Sunday, officials say, after monsoon rains finally eased. Military teams as well as disaster response forces and local fishermen reached some of the worst hit areas. Helicopters […]

North Korea to host emotional family reunions

North Korea to host emotional family reunions

Image copyright EPA Image caption Lee Chun-ja shows a picture of her wedding which she intends to give to her relatives in North Korea A group of 89 elderly South Koreans are travelling into North Korea to see relatives they have not seen since the Korean War of 1950-1953. The war left the Korean peninsula […]

Lombok earthquake: Strong tremors shake Indonesian island

Lombok earthquake: Strong tremors shake Indonesian island

Image copyright Reuters Image caption About 100 homes were severely damages in the latest quakes The Indonesian island of Lombok has been shaken by two strong earthquakes, after weeks of tremors that have killed hundreds of people. A magnitude 6.3 quake killed one person and wrecked homes near the town of Belanting on Sunday. It […]

Kerala floods: Rescue efforts step up as rains begin to ease

Kerala floods: Rescue efforts step up as rains begin to ease

Media captionSoldiers winch small children to safety in Kerala’s floods (Footage credit: Indian Air Force) Rescue efforts are being stepped up in the flood-hit Indian state of Kerala, where monsoon rains have eased for now. The India Meteorological Department has removed a red weather alert from all districts, though some areas are still under water. […]

Lombok earthquake: Strong tremor shakes Indonesian island

Lombok earthquake: Strong tremor shakes Indonesian island

Image copyright AFP Image caption Sunday’s earthquake caused people to panic and flee their homes, officials said The Indonesian island of Lombok has been shaken by another strong earthquake, after weeks of tremors that have killed more than 476 people. Sunday’s quake measured magnitude 6.3 and was at a depth of 7.9km (4.9 miles). It […]

Australia drought: New South Wales town ‘mobbed’ by thirsty emus

Australia drought: New South Wales town ‘mobbed’ by thirsty emus

Image copyright Reuters Image caption At least five emus have been hit by cars in the town of Broken Hill Large numbers of emus have been flocking to an outback mining town in New South Wales as Australia continues to struggle with extreme drought. The flightless birds are desperately searching for food and water in […]

China arrests over Tang Dynasty relic thefts

China arrests over Tang Dynasty relic thefts

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ancient relics have been stolen from a Tang Dynasty burial site, Chinese police say Chinese police have arrested 26 people suspected of stealing relics from an ancient burial site. The gang allegedly seized almost 650 objects, including gold and silver cutlery and jewellery, from the Dulan Tombs, which lie on […]

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