Hong Kong crisis: Trump moots ‘personal meeting’ with China’s Xi

Hong Kong crisis: Trump moots ‘personal meeting’ with China’s Xi

Image copyright Reuters Image caption US President Donald Trump has suggested having a “personal meeting” with Chinese President Xi Jinping over Hong Kong US President Donald Trump has suggested meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping to discuss the deepening political crisis engulfing Hong Kong. In a tweet Mr Trump said he was confident Mr Xi could […]

Mount Everest: Climbers set to face new rules after deadly season

Mount Everest: Climbers set to face new rules after deadly season

Image copyright AFP PHOTO / PROJECT POSSIBLE Image caption Four of the deaths on Everest this climbing season were blamed on overcrowding Climbers who want to attempt Mount Everest should first have to demonstrate that they are experienced mountaineers, a panel advising Nepal’s government has recommended. Its report proposes that applicants must already have climbed […]

China describes Hong Kong protests as ‘near terrorism’

China describes Hong Kong protests as ‘near terrorism’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters rallying in Sham Shui Po on Wednesday were quickly dispersed with tear gas China has condemned violent clashes in the Hong Kong protests as “behaviour that is close to terrorism” – in a sign of its rhetoric hardening. After days of peaceful protests at Hong Kong International Airport, clashes […]

Michaela Dunn: Sydney stabbing victim, 24, identified

Michaela Dunn: Sydney stabbing victim, 24, identified

Image copyright AFP PHOTO / NEW SOUTH WALES POLICE Image caption Tributes have poured in for the 24-year-old following her death The woman killed in a knife attack in central Sydney on Tuesday has been named as 24-year-old Michaela Dunn. Ms Dunn was found dead inside an apartment after a 20-year-old man was detained by […]

Hong Kong protests: Flights resume amid new security measures

Hong Kong protests: Flights resume amid new security measures

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Flights have now resumed at Hong Kong airport Hong Kong airport has resumed operations after a night of chaos which saw protesters clash with riot police. Hundreds of flights were cancelled on Tuesday after protesters flooded the terminal buildings. Early on Wednesday flights appeared to be running as scheduled, […]

Shah Faesal: India detains Kashmir politician at airport

Shah Faesal: India detains Kashmir politician at airport

Image caption Shah Faesal was arrested at the international airport in Delhi A well known bureaucrat-turned-politician from Indian-administered Kashmir has been arrested in Delhi and sent back to the region, reports say. Shah Faesal was one of the few Kashmiri politicians who was not detained ahead of India’s controversial decision to revoke the region’s special […]

Tencent sorry for Typhoon Lekima deaths blunder

Tencent sorry for Typhoon Lekima deaths blunder

Image copyright China Daily via Reuters Image caption Typhoon Lekima battered eastern China – but casualties were not in the millions China’s largest video-streaming platform has apologised after it mistakenly said a typhoon had killed everyone in Shandong province – home to around 99 million people. Tencent Video made the error in a push notification […]

‘Human-sized penguin’ lived in New Zealand

‘Human-sized penguin’ lived in New Zealand

Image copyright Canterbury Museum Image caption The enormous penguin, as reconstructed by Canterbury Museum The remains of a giant penguin the size of a human have been discovered in New Zealand. The fossilised bones are of an animal thought to have been about 1.6m (5ft 3in) tall, weighing up to 80kg (176lb). It lived in […]

Hong Kong protests: Flights resume as airport authority restricts protests

Hong Kong protests: Flights resume as airport authority restricts protests

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Flights have now resumed at Hong Kong airport Hong Kong airport has resumed operations after a night of chaos which saw protesters clash with riot police. Hundreds of flights were cancelled on Tuesday after protesters flooded the terminal buildings. Early on Wednesday flights appeared to be running as scheduled, […]

Nora Quoirin: Family ‘heartbroken’ after body found in Malaysia

Nora Quoirin: Family ‘heartbroken’ after body found in Malaysia

Image copyright Lucie Blackman Trust/Family handout/PA Media Image caption Nora Quoirin went missing from her room on 4 August The family of British teenager Nora Quoirin, whose body has been found in Malaysia, have said their “hearts are broken”. Nora, who had special needs, was found just over a mile away from the Dusun resort […]