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Johnny Depp may face perjury charges, Australia’s deputy PM warns

Johnny Depp may face perjury charges, Australia’s deputy PM warns

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Johnny Depp strikes a pose on a Cadillac at Glastonbury Festival Australia’s deputy prime minister has threatened US actor Johnny Depp with perjury charges in a new instalment of the “war on terrier”. The Pirates of the Caribbean star and then-wife Amber Heard failed to declare their dogs to Australian […]

Aadhaar: India court says biometric ID mandatory for welfare

Aadhaar: India court says biometric ID mandatory for welfare

Image copyright Mansi Thapliyal Image caption More than a billion residents of India have a unique identity number India’s Supreme Court has rejected an attempt to stop the government making a controversial biometric identity card mandatory for social welfare schemes. The government’s policy was challenged over data security and privacy concerns. Aadhaar, which means foundation, […]

Philip Carlyle murder: Breakthrough in Australian cold case

Philip Carlyle murder: Breakthrough in Australian cold case

Image copyright Getty Images Australian police have arrested three people in what could mark a breakthrough in a 20-year-old execution-style murder case. Philip Carlyle, 47, was shot four times in the head in his office on Queensland’s Gold Coast in April 1997. Police have long suspected that the father-of-three knew his killer because there were […]

Trump praises US-India relations after talks with Modi

Trump praises US-India relations after talks with Modi

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Trump and Prime Minister Modi held their talks at the White House President Donald Trump says the relationship between the US and India “has never been stronger”, following talks with Indian PM Narendra Modi. In a joint news conference, he said he looked forward to improving the trading relationship […]

Vatican concerns over bishop detained in China

Vatican concerns over bishop detained in China

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption China’s Roman Catholics are hopeful that relations between the country and the Vatican will improve The Vatican has expressed “grave concerns” for one of its bishops who was detained after being “forcibly removed” from his diocese in China. Chinese Catholic bishop Peter Shao Zhumin was seized by authorities in […]

Liu Xiaobo: Jailed Chinese dissident has terminal cancer

Liu Xiaobo: Jailed Chinese dissident has terminal cancer

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Liu Xiaobo is a poet and human rights campaigner Chinese Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo has been moved from prison to hospital after being diagnosed with terminal liver cancer. Mr Liu, a human rights campaigner, was jailed in 2009 on subversion charges for calling for greater democracy. His lawyer says […]

North Korea refuses Olympic offer from South

North Korea refuses Olympic offer from South

Image copyright AFP Image caption South Korea is hosting the Winter Olympics in 2018 North Korea has rejected an offer from the South to form a unified team for next year’s Winter Olympics. South Korea’s new President Moon Jae-in backed proposals for a collaboration after it was suggested by sports minister Do Jong-hwan. But North […]

British rugby fan crashes on New Zealand All Blacks’ couch

British rugby fan crashes on New Zealand All Blacks’ couch

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Ioane brothers: national stars and surprise hosts to one British rugby fan When a British rugby fan supporting his side in New Zealand was offered a place to stay over with some friendly locals, he had no clue he would end up in the home of two All […]

Takata: Airbag-maker files for bankruptcy

Takata: Airbag-maker files for bankruptcy

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The faulty devices have been linked to at least 17 deaths globally Japanese car parts maker Takata has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US and Japan. It is facing billions of dollars in liabilities over its defective airbags, which have been linked to at least 17 deaths worldwide. Some […]

Pakistan fuel tanker inferno kills at least 150

Pakistan fuel tanker inferno kills at least 150

Media captionPeople smoking at the scene may have sparked the fire A lorry carrying fuel has burst into flames near the Pakistani city of Ahmedpur East, killing at least 150 people, local officials say. Villagers had gathered, reportedly to collect fuel leaking from the crashed tanker, when it caught fire. Dozens are being treated in […]