Tony Abbott head-butt: ‘No same-sex marriage link’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Tony Abbott has described how he was assaulted in Tasmania A man charged with head-butting former Australian leader Tony Abbott says the incident was nothing to do with the same-sex marriage vote. Mr Abbott says he was assaulted by a man wearing a “vote yes” badge on Thursday in Hobart, […]

Kim says ‘deranged’ Trump shows need for nuclear programme

Image copyright Reuters/KCNA Image caption North Korean statemedia released this picture of Mr Kim delivering his statement Kim Jong-un has said remarks by “deranged” US President Donald Trump have convinced him he is right to develop weapons for North Korea. In an unprecedented personal statement, via state media, Mr Kim said Mr Trump would “pay […]

Hours old and a refugee

Conceived in their homeland Myanmar but born as a refugee in Bangladesh, many children were in their mothers’ womb as they made a tough journey to Bangladesh, to save their lives from alleged attacks by army and Buddhist mobs. BBC’s Neha Sharma and Shalu Yadav met one of the newborns in Kutupalong refugee camp. Hours […]

‘Dress day’ donations pour in after politician’s criticism

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Conservative senator Cory Bernardi took issue with the school’s wear a dress day Donations to an Australian school’s “wear a dress day” charity drive have skyrocketed after the event was criticised by a Conservative senator. Craigburn Primary School in Adelaide encouraged its students to wear a dress or casual […]

North Korea: Trump signs new order to widen sanctions

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Donald Trump was speaking ahead of a meeting with South Korea’s Moon Jae-in (L) US President Donald Trump has signed a new order that boosts sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear weapons programme. The US treasury has been authorised to target firms and financial institutions conducting business with the […]

Mass protest in Philippines over Duterte ‘dictatorship’

Image copyright EPA Image caption These protesters in Manila marched against President Duterte’s policies, but other rallies were held in support of him Thousands of people in the Philippines have attended a day of protest over President Rodrigo Duterte’s controversial law-and-order policies. Opponents criticised Mr Duterte’s open threat to reinstate martial law and his brutal […]

Ex-Australia PM Abbot head-butted ‘over same sex marriage views’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Tony Abbott has described how he was assaulted in Tasmania Australia’s former prime minister Tony Abbott has said he was head-butted by a same-sex marriage campaigner. Mr Abbott, a prominent figure in the “no” campaign during a poll on the issue, says the man asked to shake his hand before […]

Kashmir: Three dead and more than 20 injured in attack

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The incident took place in Tral, the hometown of militant Burhan Wani, whose death sparked violence in the region last year Three civilians have been killed and more than 20 injured in a suspected militant attack in Indian-administered Kashmir. Police told reporters the target for the grenade attack was […]

Rohingya crisis: Rakhine aid boat ‘blocked by Myanmar mob’

Image copyright Myanmar Government Information Committee Image caption Myanmar’s Information Committee posted a picture to Facebook which it said was of the boat carrying ICRC supplies Police in Myanmar’s Rakhine state have fired warning shots to disperse a Buddhist mob trying to block a boat carrying aid, reports say. The boat was bound for the […]

Australian schoolgirl raises alarm over flesh-eating disease

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cases of a flesh-eating disease have rapidly increased in parts of Victoria (File photo) An Australian schoolgirl suffering from a flesh-eating ulcer is calling for better government funding for research into the infectious disease. Ella Crofts, 13, is slowly recovering from a Buruli ulcer, a skin disease more usually […]