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Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull accepts election responsibility

Media captionPrime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told reporters “the counting continues” while opposition leader Bill Shorten hit out at the “farcical” situation Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull says he accepts full responsibility for an election campaign that has left him on the brink of losing office. Counting continued on Tuesday and the race remains too close to […]

Farmers’ tearful farewell to flooded pigs prompts sympathy online

Farmers’ tearful farewell to flooded pigs prompts sympathy online

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The pictures were widely shared on social media sites like Weibo Photographs of two farmers bidding an emotional farewell to 6,000 pigs who they feared would drown in severe flooding in China may have helped secure their rescue. Pictures of the tearful goodbyes spread across social media, with many netizens […]

Indian doctors grow new nose on boy’s forehead

Indian doctors grow new nose on boy’s forehead

Image copyright S Niazi Image caption Arun Patel’s nose was badly damaged and disfigured when he suffered from pneumonia as a baby Doctors in India have replaced a 12-year-old boy’s damaged nose with a new one which was grown on his forehead. Arun Patel’s nose was badly damaged and disfigured when he suffered from pneumonia […]

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull accepts election blame

Media captionPrime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told reporters “the counting continues” while opposition leader Bill Shorten hit out at the “farcical” situation Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull says he accepts full responsibility for an election campaign that has left him on the brink of losing office. Counting continued on Tuesday and the race remains too close to […]

Farmers’ tearful farewell to flooded pigs prompts sympathy online

Farmers’ tearful farewell to flooded pigs prompts sympathy online

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The pictures were widely shared on social media sites like Weibo Photographs of two farmers bidding an emotional farewell to 6,000 pigs who they feared would drown in severe Chinese floods may have helped secure their rescue. Pictures of the tearful goodbyes spread across social media, with many netizens calling […]

Bangladesh attack: Shock over ‘elite’ Holey Cafe suspects

Media captionA police officer injured in the shooting says he was fired on as he went to help an injured man Bangladeshi police are continuing to investigate Friday’s deadly attack on a Dhaka cafe, amid shock at the elite background of most of the suspects. They include the son of a government politician, along with […]

Tokyo 2020 chief tells Japanese athletes not to mumble anthem

Tokyo 2020 chief tells Japanese athletes not to mumble anthem

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mori said at a send-off ceremony that athletes who did not sing properly did not deserve to represent Japan Japan’s Olympic team has been warned by the president of the Tokyo 2020 organising committee not to “mumble” the national anthem. Those who did not sing properly did not deserve to […]

South Korea launches first Internet of Things network

South Korea launches first Internet of Things network

Image copyright Getty Images South Korea has launched its first commercial, low-cost Internet of Things (IoT) network aimed at making the country even more connected. The network would allow smart devices to talk to each other via the network. Phone carrier SK Telecom is behind the initiative, which uses technology that will allow it to […]

Malaysia police say bar blast is first Islamic State attack

Malaysia police say bar blast is first Islamic State attack

Image copyright AFP Image caption Most Malaysians practice a moderate form of Islam and the country had not seen significant attacks for years Malaysian police have said a blast at a bar last week, which injured eight, was the first attack by the so-called Islamic State group in the country. Police initially said that business […]

Pauline Hanson: Australian anti-Islam senator criticised

Pauline Hanson: Australian anti-Islam senator criticised

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Australian senator-elect Pauline Hanson has outlined a series of protectionist and anti-immigration positions at her first post-election press conference Comments made by Australian senator-elect Pauline Hanson could lead to violence, according to the country’s racial discrimination commissioner. Ms Hanson won a Senate seat in Australia’s recent election, and has […]