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    Children struggling in the aftermath of Indonesian disasters

    Children struggling in the aftermath of Indonesian disasters


    Lachlan Forsyth from Unicef shares an update on the recovery work taking place in Indonesia after an earthquake and tsunami killed...

    Lachlan Forsyth from Unicef shares an update on the recovery work taking place in Indonesia after an earthquake and tsunami killed thousands.
    Flight attendant falls out of plane in India

    Flight attendant falls out of plane in India


    A flight attendant with Air India has been badly injured after falling out of a parked plane in...

    A flight attendant with Air India has been badly injured after falling out of a parked plane in Mumbai.
    Children swept away, 27 people dead in floods, landslides on Indonesia's Sumatra island

    Children swept away, 27 people dead in floods, landslides on Indonesia's Sumatra island


    Torrential rains triggered flash floods and landslides on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, killing at least 27 people, including a dozen children at a school, officials...

    Torrential rains triggered flash floods and landslides on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, killing at least 27 people, including a dozen children at a school, officials said.
    Seven dead, two missing on Nepal mountain

    Seven dead, two missing on Nepal mountain


    Seven people, including South Korean climbers, were killed and two more are missing on Gurja Himal mountain after a strong storm swept through their base camp, Nepalese police said  on...

    Seven people, including South Korean climbers, were killed and two more are missing on Gurja Himal mountain after a strong storm swept through their base camp, Nepalese police said  on Saturday.
    Kim Jong Un's new Rolls-Royce shows North Korea sanctions 'a bit of a joke'

    Kim Jong Un's new Rolls-Royce shows North Korea sanctions 'a bit of a joke'


    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may be under international sanctions - but that did not stop him turning up for a meeting with the US Secretary of State in what appeared to be a brand new...

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may be under international sanctions - but that did not stop him turning up for a meeting with the US Secretary of State in what appeared to be a brand new Rolls-Royce.
    Malaysia says it will end death penalty for all crimes

    Malaysia says it will end death penalty for all crimes


    Malaysia's new government said it will abolish the death penalty for all crimes and halt all pending executions, a rare move against capital punishment in Asia that human rights groups hailed Thursday as a major...

    Malaysia's new government said it will abolish the death penalty for all crimes and halt all pending executions, a rare move against capital punishment in Asia that human rights groups hailed Thursday as a major advance.
    Indonesia to end search for thousands missing from quake and tsunami

    Indonesia to end search for thousands missing from quake and tsunami


    Indonesia's search for victims buried in Palu neighbourhoods annihilated by an earthquake and tsunami is drawing to a close Thursday (local time) almost two weeks after the double disasters hit the remote...

    Indonesia's search for victims buried in Palu neighbourhoods annihilated by an earthquake and tsunami is drawing to a close Thursday (local time) almost two weeks after the double disasters hit the remote city.
    Powerful deadly earthquake strikes Bali

    Powerful deadly earthquake strikes Bali


    At least three people have been killed and four injured after a powerful earthquake struck near the popular tourist island of...

    At least three people have been killed and four injured after a powerful earthquake struck near the popular tourist island of Bali.
    7.0 quake hits Papua New Guinea

    7.0 quake hits Papua New Guinea


    A magnitude 7.0 earthquake has hit Papua New Guinea, the US Geological Service...

    A magnitude 7.0 earthquake has hit Papua New Guinea, the US Geological Service reports.
    Russian plane with 91 on board rolls off runway

    Russian plane with 91 on board rolls off runway


    A plane with 91 passengers on board was left with its engines resting on the tarmac, a badly damaged tail, and collapsed rear wheels, after rolling off a runway in Russia's far...

    A plane with 91 passengers on board was left with its engines resting on the tarmac, a badly damaged tail, and collapsed rear wheels, after rolling off a runway in Russia's far east. 
    Calvin Klein cologne could be used to capture killer tiger in India

    Calvin Klein cologne could be used to capture killer tiger in India


    Calvin Klein cologne may be the ideal secret weapon to capture a tiger that's believed to have killed at least nine and possibly as many as 13 people in...

    Calvin Klein cologne may be the ideal secret weapon to capture a tiger that's believed to have killed at least nine and possibly as many as 13 people in India.
    Wife of ex-Interpol boss Meng Hongwei describes phone call threats

    Wife of ex-Interpol boss Meng Hongwei describes phone call threats


    The wife of the former Interpol president who disappeared in China has revealed that she had received a threatening phone call warning of agents coming for her while she fights a so-far fruitless battle for information about her husband's...

    The wife of the former Interpol president who disappeared in China has revealed that she had received a threatening phone call warning of agents coming for her while she fights a so-far fruitless battle for information about her husband's fate.
    On Hong Kong's new bullet train - the Vibrant Express

    On Hong Kong's new bullet train - the Vibrant Express


    In 1997, when British jurisdiction of Hong Kong was handed back to the Chinese, the mantra was "One country, two systems". As of this week that's no longer the case, certainly as far as the rail network is...

    In 1997, when British jurisdiction of Hong Kong was handed back to the Chinese, the mantra was "One country, two systems". As of this week that's no longer the case, certainly as far as the rail network is concerned. 
    Mum is confident for twin separation surgery

    Mum is confident for twin separation surgery


    Devoted mum Bjumchu Zangmo is confident Australian surgeons will separate her conjoined twin daughters who are scheduled for surgery a long way from their Himalayan...

    Devoted mum Bjumchu Zangmo is confident Australian surgeons will separate her conjoined twin daughters who are scheduled for surgery a long way from their Himalayan home.
    10 minutes of terror: A quake, a tsunami and a missing son

    10 minutes of terror: A quake, a tsunami and a missing son


    The Muslim call to prayer had just started echoing across the Indonesian city of Palu when Musrifah's home shook...

    The Muslim call to prayer had just started echoing across the Indonesian city of Palu when Musrifah's home shook violently.
    China says detained former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei accused of bribery

    China says detained former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei accused of bribery


    Chinese authorities scrambled to contain a public relations mess over the disappearance of the former Interpol president during his trip home to China, saying on Monday that he was being lawfully investigated for bribery and other...

    Chinese authorities scrambled to contain a public relations mess over the disappearance of the former Interpol president during his trip home to China, saying on Monday that he was being lawfully investigated for bribery and other crimes.