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Dreamworld: Australia theme park to reopen on Friday

Dreamworld: Australia theme park to reopen on Friday

Image copyright EPA Image caption Visitors to the site have been laying floral tributes The Dreamworld theme park, in the Australian state of Queensland, is to reopen on Friday, three days after an accident on a ride killed four people. The Gold Coast park said it hoped the reopening would begin the “healing process” and […]

Dreamworld: Siblings and couple among dead at Australia theme park

Media captionEyewitness: ‘There were children on the ride screaming’ A sister and brother and the brother’s partner have been named as three of the four people killed in an Australian theme park accident. Kate Goodchild and Luke Dorsett, 32 and 35, died on the Thunder River Rapids ride at Dreamworld on Queensland’s Gold Coast on […]

Thirty abducted civilians killed by IS in Afghanistan

Thirty abducted civilians killed by IS in Afghanistan

Thirty people have been kidnapped and killed by militants linked to so-called Islamic State in Afghanistan’s Ghor province, officials said. The civilians and two flocks of sheep were taken as they collected firewood in the mountains. An IS commander was killed during a police operation to free them and the militants killed the civilians in […]

China receptionist job sees 10,000 applicants

China receptionist job sees 10,000 applicants

Image copyright VCG/Getty Images Image caption More than a million people take the civil service examination in China every year Serving tea and receiving guests may not be everyone’s dream job, but it was a good enough prospect to make nearly 10,000 people apply for one receptionist job. The results of China’s annual civil service […]

North Korea nuclear: US intelligence chief says disarmament unlikely

North Korea nuclear: US intelligence chief says disarmament unlikely

Image copyright KCNA Image caption Observers say North Korea has made progress developing missiles The US policy to persuade North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons programme is “probably a lost cause”, the US national intelligence director has said. James Clapper said the best the US could hope for was a cap on the North’s […]

Jakarta attacks: Militant jailed over bomb-making role

Jakarta attacks: Militant jailed over bomb-making role

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ali Makhmudin helped to prepare bombs used in the Jakarta attack An Indonesian court has jailed a supporter of the so-called Islamic State group (IS) for his role in a bomb and gun attack in Jakarta in January. Ali Makhmudin, 41, was jailed for eight years after being found guilty […]

Dreamworld: Siblings among dead at Australia theme park

Media captionEyewitness: ‘There were children on the ride screaming’ A sister and brother have been named as among four people killed at a theme park in Australia on Tuesday. Kate Goodchild and Luke Dorsett, 32 and 35, died on the Thunder River Rapids ride at Dreamworld on Queensland’s Gold Coast, their mother said. Mr Dorsett’s […]

Quetta attack: Pakistan mourns police college victims

Media captionAftermath of Quetta attack Senior Pakistani figures have been attending funerals for 61 people killed when militants stormed into a police college in Quetta in Pakistan. Two of the attackers died as they detonated suicide vests and a third was shot dead by security forces, while fleeing cadets jumped from the roof. The so-called […]

Quetta attack: Militants kill dozens at Balochistan Police College

Media captionScenes from the attack on a police academy in Quetta, Pakistan At least 58 cadets and guards have been killed after militants attacked a police college in the Pakistani city of Quetta, officials say. Three militants wearing suicide bomb vests entered the college late on Monday, reportedly taking hostages. A major security operation lasted […]

Dreamworld: Four killed on Australian theme park ride

Dreamworld: Four killed on Australian theme park ride

Image copyright EPA Four people have been killed on a ride at the Dreamworld theme park on Australia’s Gold Coast, police have confirmed. Media reports said the accident happened on the Thunder River Rapids ride. Queensland police had said they were attending a “critical incident” at the park in Coomera. Dreamworld bills itself as Australia’s […]