Melbourne siege a ‘terrorist incident’

Melbourne siege a ‘terrorist incident’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police bomb experts arrive at the scene in Melbourne Australian police are treating as a “terrorist incident” a Melbourne siege in which a gunman was killed. Heavily armed officers arrived at an apartment building on Monday after reports of an explosion and found one man already dead in the foyer. […]

Philippine militants ‘prepared for long siege’ in Marawi

Philippine militants ‘prepared for long siege’ in Marawi

Media captionA mother talks of her family’s ordeal as they hid for 11 days Islamist militants who have overrun the Philippine city of Marawi have prepared for a long siege, hiding in tunnels and basements with stockpiles of food and weapons, officials say. Security forces have been trying to flush out the gunmen since they […]

China protests at Zambia mining arrests

China protests at Zambia mining arrests

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu visited China in 2015 to strengthen ties between the two countries China has complained to Zambia after 31 of its nationals were arrested at the weekend for alleged illegal mining practices. A senior Chinese foreign ministry official is quoted as saying that the Zambian authorities […]

India launches ‘monster’ rocket

India launches ‘monster’ rocket

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III is the heaviest rocket ever made by India India’s space agency has successfully launched its heaviest rocket. The 640-tonne rocket blasted off from a launching site off the Bay of Bengal in Sriharikota. As one website put it, “it’s been a big day for […]

India passenger bus crash kills 22

India passenger bus crash kills 22

Image caption A senior police official said all 22 victims had been charred badly At least 22 people have been killed after a bus they were travelling in collided with a truck in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The crash happened early on Monday in the city of Bareilly, 251km (155 miles) from […]

Philippines violence: Marawi civilians trapped as fire breaks truce

Philippines violence: Marawi civilians trapped as fire breaks truce

Image copyright AFP Image caption Dozens of residents managed to flee before the ceasefire broke down Hundreds of civilians remain trapped in the besieged Philippine city of Marawi after gunfire disrupted a four-hour truce to evacuate them. Officials had hoped that around 1,000 residents would leave the city but only some 130 were freed, reports […]

Trump climate deal: Modi vows to go beyond Paris accord

Trump climate deal: Modi vows to go beyond Paris accord

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Narendra Modi (left) met Emmanuel Macron in Paris Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has vowed his country will go “above and beyond” the 2015 Paris accord on combating climate change. Speaking at a news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron, Mr Modi described the agreement as part of “our duty […]

India rout Pakistan in cricket Champions Trophy

India rout Pakistan in cricket Champions Trophy

Media playback is not supported on this device 72 runs in four overs – India’s stunning end to innings An unbeaten 81 from captain Virat Kohli helped steer India to a comprehensive 124-run victory over Pakistan in the opening match of their Champions Trophy campaign at Edgbaston. Kohli’s big hitting – allied to a more […]

Philippines police identify Manila casino killer

Philippines police identify Manila casino killer

Image copyright EPA Image caption Police issued these images of the gunman after the attack Police in the Philippines say they have identified an attacker who killed at least 36 people when he set fire to a casino in Manila on Friday. They said he was a Filipino, Jessie Javier Carlos, who had heavy gambling […]

Resorts World Manila: Police release CCTV footage of gunman

Police in the Philippines have released surveillance footage of the gunman who set fire to Resorts World Manila casino on Friday leaving 36 people dead. The Islamic State militant group said they carried out the attack – but police say the incident appears to have been a botched robbery. Resorts World Manila: Police release CCTV […]