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Philippines President Duterte declares martial law on Mindanao island

Philippines President Duterte declares martial law on Mindanao island

Image copyright EPA Image caption Soldiers are seen in Davao after the declaration of martial law in Mindanao Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law for 60 days on the island of Mindanao, after clashes between the army and militants linked to so-called Islamic State (IS). The violence on the southern island left three […]

Australian indigenous leaders meet for historic summit

Australian indigenous leaders meet for historic summit

Image caption Uluru, in Australia’s Northern Territory, was formerly known as Ayers Rock Hundreds of indigenous leaders have gathered in central Australia for a historic summit on formally recognising the country’s first inhabitants. The three-day summit at Uluru coincides with the 50th anniversary of a vote that allowed indigenous Australians to be included on a […]

Chinese student sorry after uproar at US ‘fresh air’ speech

Chinese student sorry after uproar at US ‘fresh air’ speech

Media captionWhat did Maryland university students think of the ‘fresh air’ speech A Chinese student has apologised following a furious reaction to her US graduation speech that praised the “fresh air of democracy”. Speaking at the University of Maryland, Yang Shuping drew a parallel between air pollution in China and the country’s restrictions on free […]

Sydney siege: Coroner to reveal inquest findings

Sydney siege: Coroner to reveal inquest findings

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A hostage escapes from the cafe in Martin Place, in central Sydney An Australian coroner has begun delivering his long-awaited findings into Sydney’s deadly cafe siege. In December 2014, gunman Man Haron Monis held 18 people hostage inside a Lindt cafe until police stormed the building 17 hours later. Relatives […]

Indonesian men caned for gay sex in Aceh

Indonesian men caned for gay sex in Aceh

Image copyright Junaidi Image caption The punishment was delivered outside a mosque in the provincial capital of Banda Aceh Two men have been caned 83 times each in the Indonesian province of Aceh after being caught having sex. The men stood on stage in white gowns praying while a team of hooded men lashed their […]

Myanmar army rejects UN Rohingya abuse claims

Myanmar army rejects UN Rohingya abuse claims

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Myanmar’s government sees the Rohingya as immigrants and denies them citizenship Myanmar’s military has rejected allegations by the United Nations that it committed atrocities during its crackdown on Rohingya Muslims last year. Some 65,000 Rohingya fled to Bangladesh as the military searched for those behind attacks on police border posts. […]

WannaCry attack ‘linked’ to North Korea hacking group

WannaCry attack ‘linked’ to North Korea hacking group

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sony was attacked for releasing The Interview, which involves a plot to kill the North Korean leader A hacking group closely tied to North Korea was behind the massive WannaCry attack earlier this month, security company Symantec says.. The way the attack was set up made it “highly likely” […]

Park Geun-hye: S Korea trial of impeached president begins

Park Geun-hye: S Korea trial of impeached president begins

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ms Park was brought to court in Seoul in handcuffs South Korea’s former President Park Geun-hye has gone on trial for corruption, the latest stage in her dramatic fall from grace. In her first appearance in public since her arrest in March, she arrived at court handcuffed in a prison […]

Indonesian men to face caning for gay sex

Indonesian men to face caning for gay sex

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The men were found in bed together by vigilantes in a part of Indonesia which bans homosexuality Two men are to be caned on Tuesday in the Indonesian province of Aceh after being caught having sex. Gay sex is not illegal in most of Indonesia but is in Aceh, the […]

Everest’s Hillary Step: Has it gone or not?

Everest’s Hillary Step: Has it gone or not?

Image copyright Everest Expedition/Tim Mosedale Image caption The Hillary Step as it looked last week, in a photo taken by Tim Mosedale Days after a British mountaineer claimed that a famous rock feature near the summit of Mount Everest had disintegrated, two Nepali climbers have contradicted him. So has the Hillary Step collapsed, and if […]

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