North Korea claims NHS and Sony hack suspect ‘doesn’t exist’

North Korea claims NHS and Sony hack suspect ‘doesn’t exist’

Image copyright FBI.gov Image caption The FBI has released a ‘wanted’ poster for a man North Korea says doesn’t exist North Korea has said that a man charged with hacking Sony Pictures in 2014 is a “non-existent” individual and warned the US that its accusation could have a negative effect on relations between the two countries. The US […]

Strawberry needle scare: Contamination affects six brands in Australia

Strawberry needle scare: Contamination affects six brands in Australia

Image caption Health officials have warned people purchasing strawberries to be cautious (file photo) Australians have been warned to cut fresh strawberries before biting into them after several people found sewing needles hidden inside the fruit. Contaminated punnets have been reported in supermarkets in the states of New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. One man […]

North and South Korea set up liaison office to ‘talk 24/7’

North and South Korea set up liaison office to ‘talk 24/7’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The office was opened with great fanfare on Friday The two Koreas have opened a “liaison office” that will allow them to communicate on a regular basis for the first time since the Korean War. The office, on the North’s side of the militarised border, will be staffed by up […]

Email scam: Nigerian ‘ran ring from Sydney detention centre’

Email scam: Nigerian ‘ran ring from Sydney detention centre’

Image copyright NSW Police Image caption The alleged ringleader, in a blurred image released by New South Wales Police Australian police have charged a man they say was running a multi-million dollar email scam from inside an immigration detention centre in Sydney. The Nigerian man, 43, headed a fraud ring which sent fake messages that […]

Typhoon Mangkhut: Millions in path of ‘monster’ storm

Typhoon Mangkhut: Millions in path of ‘monster’ storm

Media captionPeople in Aparri are tying down their roofs ahead of Typhoon Mangkhut Super Typhoon Mangkhut has gathered strength as it barrels towards the Philippines, weather officials say. The storm is now packing winds of 255 km/h (160 mph) and officials say more than five million people are directly in its path. Last-minute preparations are […]

Typhoon Mangkhut: Millions in Philippines braced for storm

Typhoon Mangkhut: Millions in Philippines braced for storm

Image copyright EPA Image caption Soldiers and emergency workers have been holding drills in readiness for the storm Thousands of people have begun evacuating from coastal areas of the Philippines as a super typhoon heads towards the country. Typhoon Mangkhut, which is currently a Category 4 hurricane, is due to make landfall on the northern […]

Scott Morrison: Australia PM puts hands up over Fatman Scoop use

Scott Morrison: Australia PM puts hands up over Fatman Scoop use

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Scott Morrison set footage of MPs raising their hands to a song by US artist Fatman Scoop Australian PM Scott Morrison has apologised for posting a video online after discovering its soundtrack – a famous hip-hop song – contained lyrics that were “just not OK”. The 11-second video showed […]

K-pop: HyunA and E’Dawn relationship causes controversy

K-pop: HyunA and E’Dawn relationship causes controversy

Image copyright Cube Entertainment Image caption E’Dawn (left) and HyunA (middle) formed K-pop band Triple H with Hui (right) The head of a major music label in South Korea has denied reports HyunA and E’Dawn, two members of the pop trio Triple H, have been sacked after revealing their relationship. Cube Entertainment CEO Shin Dae-Nam […]

Harper Nielsen: Australian schoolgirl’s national anthem protest

Harper Nielsen: Australian schoolgirl’s national anthem protest

Image copyright AFP Image caption An Australian schoolgirl claims the national anthem disregards the country’s indigenous people A nine-year-old girl has stirred controversy after refusing to stand for Australia’s national anthem in protest at alleged institutional racism. Harper Nielsen claimed the song “Advance Australia Fair” ignored the nation’s indigenous people. “When it says ‘we are […]

The country where Facebook posts whipped up hate

The country where Facebook posts whipped up hate

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption More than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar Decades of ethnic and religious tensions, a sudden explosion of internet access, and a company that had trouble identifying and removing the most hateful posts. It all added up to a perfect storm in Myanmar, where the United Nations says Facebook […]