Pond ordeal survivor describes ‘euphoric’ rescue

Pond ordeal survivor describes ‘euphoric’ rescue

Image copyright Saimaa Miller Image caption The moment Daniel Miller was pulled from the water Daniel Miller, the yoga-inspired builder trapped in an Australian waterhole, was rescued just in time. The 45-year-old man’s back was bruised, his lungs were full of diesel and hydraulic fluid, and he feared pneumonia was setting in. He laughed, swore […]

Trump backs One China policy in ‘cordial’ call with Xi

Trump backs One China policy in ‘cordial’ call with Xi

Image copyright AP Image caption Mr Trump has been calling world leaders in recent weeks US President Donald Trump has agreed to honour America’s “One China” policy in a phone call with Chinese president Xi Jinping, the White House said. The “One China” policy is the diplomatic acknowledgement that there is only one Chinese government. […]

Twelve killed in Bali village landslide in Indonesia

Twelve killed in Bali village landslide in Indonesia

Image copyright BNBP Image caption Pictures provided by authorities showed collapsed tin roofs at the village Twelve people, including two children, have been killed in a landslide on the popular Indonesian tourist island of Bali. The landslide hit several villages in the Kintamani area at about 23:00 on Thursday (1500 GMT). A national disaster agency […]

Race to save 100 stranded whales on New Zealand beach

Media captionOne volunteer said “people from all over the world” were helping to try to save the whales Volunteers in New Zealand are racing to rescue survivors after more than 400 pilot whales beached themselves. About 300 stranded whales died overnight at Farewell Spit, on the South Island, in one of the worst such cases […]

Japan PM Shinzo Abe arrives in US for Trump talks

Japan PM Shinzo Abe arrives in US for Trump talks

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Abe and his wife, Akie, arrived at the Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Thursday night Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has arrived in the US for key economic and security talks with President Donald Trump. They plan to discuss job creation and Japanese investment following recent criticism from […]

Row over Indian textbook that tells children how to kill kittens

Row over Indian textbook that tells children how to kill kittens

Image copyright AFP Image caption Animal lovers are outraged about a Delhi textbook which they say endangers kittens An animal rights row has erupted in India over a school textbook which tells children how to suffocate kittens. The book, which is used in hundreds of private schools, features a science experiment in which two cats […]

Thailand jet ski death: Parents do not place ‘any blame’

Thailand jet ski death: Parents do not place ‘any blame’

Image copyright Seven News Image caption Australian man Thomas Keating has been charged in Thailand The parents of an Australian woman who died in a jet ski collision in Thailand say they do not hold her boyfriend responsible. Thomas Keating, 22, has been charged with reckless driving over the death of 20-year-old Emily Jayne Collie. […]

Nato has troops ‘shortfall’ in Afghanistan – US general

Nato has troops ‘shortfall’ in Afghanistan – US general

Image copyright Reuters Image caption There are currently about 8,400 US troops in Afghanistan The commander of US and Nato forces in Afghanistan has said he needs a “few thousands” more troops to break a stalemate in the war with the Taliban. Gen John Nicholson told the US Senate Armed Services Committee he had enough […]

Chinese hospital infects five with HIV by reusing equipment

Chinese hospital infects five with HIV by reusing equipment

Image copyright AFP Image caption Awareness of HIV/Aids and how it is transmitted has improved in China in recent years A Chinese hospital has admitted accidentally infecting five people with HIV because a staff member reused medical equipment that should have been discarded. Officials said that a technician reused a tube used to treat an […]

Trump breaks ice with China in letter to Xi

Trump breaks ice with China in letter to Xi

Image copyright AP Image caption Mr Trump has been calling world leaders in recent weeks US President Donald Trump has sent a letter to Xi Jinping, his first direct approach to the Chinese leader. The president thanked Mr Xi for congratulating him on his inauguration last month and said he looked forward to “constructive” relations. […]

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