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North Korea ‘hacked crypto-currency exchange in South’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Digital currency trading is big business in South Korea South Korea’s spy agency believes that North Korea is behind hacking attacks on a crypto-currency exchange in the South, sources say. At least $7m (£5.25m) in digital money was stolen in the hacks – although the money is now said to […]

Australian citizenship row: By-election threatens PM’s majority

Image copyright AFP/GETTY Image caption John Alexander faces a strong challenge from former New South Wales premier Kristina Keneally Australians in a suburb of Sydney are voting in a by-election that could cost the governing conservative coalition its slim majority in parliament. The poll was called after Bennelong MP John Alexander stepped down in the […]

Australian citizenship row: By-election threatens PM’s majority

Image copyright AFP/GETTY Image caption John Alexander faces a strong challenge from former New South Wales premier Kristina Keneally Australians in a suburb of Sydney are voting in a by-election that could cost the governing conservative coalition its slim majority in parliament. The poll was called after Bennelong MP John Alexander stepped down in a […]

North Korea must earn right to talks, says US Secretary of State Tillerson

Image copyright Reuters Image caption North Korea’s ambassador to the UN, Ja Song Nam, said Pyongyang posed no threat as long as its interests were not infringed upon US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said North Korea must “earn its way back to the table” for negotiations between the two countries to restart. Mr Tillerson […]

Australia abuse: Archbishop rejects call to report confessions

Media captionAbuse survivor Andrew Collins recounts his story A senior member of the Roman Catholic Church in Australia has rejected a key recommendation of a landmark inquiry into child sex abuse. It said priests should report abuse confided to them, even in the secret context of the confessional. But the archbishop of Melbourne said any […]

China investigates attack on South Korea photographer

Media captionChina has said it is investigating the incident China says it is investigating an incident that saw a South Korean photographer beaten during a visit by President Moon Jae-in. The photographer, who was thrown to the ground and kicked, reportedly suffered fractured bones in his face and ruptured vessels in an eye. It has […]

Japan court rules father legally responsible for secret IVF child

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The girl, now aged two, was born without her father’s consent or knowledge (Stock image) A Japanese court has ruled a father legally responsible for a child who was born after his ex-partner impregnated herself with a frozen embryo without his knowledge. The man conceded he was the biological […]

Don’t let me entertain you – Robbie Williams Uzbek concert criticised

One is a former member of Take That who now has a successful solo career, the other is one of Russia’s richest men and shareholder of Arsenal football club. Together, Robbie Williams and Alisher Usmanov are putting on a concert for the people of Uzbekistan. According to Uzbek English-language news publication The Tashkent Times, the […]

Indian carol singers arrested after ‘conversion’ complaint

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The group was held under the state’s strict anti-conversion laws Six carol singers have been arrested in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh after a man accused them of trying to convert him to Christianity. The state has some of the strictest anti-conversion laws in India. One of […]

Australia child abuse inquiry finds ‘serious failings’

Media captionAbuse survivor Andrew Collins recounts his story A five-year inquiry into sexual abuse in Australia has released its final report, saying institutions had “seriously failed” to protect children. The royal commission, Australia’s highest form of public inquiry, heard more than 8,000 testimonies from victims of abuse. The accusations covered churches, schools and sports clubs […]