Kabul attack: Gun battle and suicide bombing in Afghan capital

Kabul attack: Gun battle and suicide bombing in Afghan capital

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Pictures on social media show black plumes of smoke rising into the sky Afghan security forces battled gunmen following a suicide attack outside the Iraqi embassy in the capital, Kabul. A bomber blew himself up at the gate of the embassy in the central Shar-e-Naw neighbourhood, then three other attackers […]

New Zealander paints his own parking restrictions

New Zealander paints his own parking restrictions

Image copyright Virginia Fallon/Fairfax Image caption Mr Taylor says that his unofficial yellow lines stop people from parking on blind corners A New Zealand activist who has unlawfully painted yellow line parking restrictions outside his house in Wellington for the last 20 years says he has done so to improve road safety and to protest […]

Flipkart-Snapdeal mega-deal collapses

Flipkart-Snapdeal mega-deal collapses

Image copyright Getty Images A deal between India’s two biggest e-commerce businesses has collapsed. Market leader Flipkart offered $850m (£648m) for rival Snapdeal earlier this month, and the sale had been expected to go through. But Snapdeal said it had now decided to pursue “an independent path” and was ending talks. With Amazon aggressively getting […]

Kabul attack: Gunfire after explosions hit Afghan capital

Kabul attack: Gunfire after explosions hit Afghan capital

Image copyright AFP Image caption Afghan security forces are at the site of an explosion in Kabul Afghan police say a suicide attack has taken place outside the Iraqi embassy in the capital, Kabul. Gunfire was heard following several explosions in the central Shar-e-Naw neighbourhood. A gun battle is said to be under way and […]

Caring for dying children in China

Lyn Gould, from the UK, set up a centre to care for terminally ill children in Changsha, China, a place where palliative care is not well understood. Caring for dying children in China}

Trump ‘disappointed’ with China after North Korea missile test

Trump ‘disappointed’ with China after North Korea missile test

Image copyright AFP Image caption Coverage of the latest ICBM launch was shown on giant screens in Pyongyang US President Donald Trump says he is “very disappointed” with China for not doing enough to stop North Korea’s weapons programme. Writing on Twitter, he said he would not allow China to “do nothing” about the reclusive […]

Australia police ‘foil terror plot to bring down plane’

Australia police ‘foil terror plot to bring down plane’

Image copyright AFP Image caption At least one of the raids took place in the Sydney suburb of Surry Hills Counter-terrorism police in Australia have stopped a suspected plot to bring down an aeroplane, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said. He was speaking after four people were arrested in raids across Sydney. Investigators said they […]

Australian comedian Chris Lilley attacked over race video

Australian comedian Chris Lilley attacked over race video

Image copyright Princess Pictures Image caption Chris Lilley apologised for the timing of the video, but not its content A leading Australian comedian has apologised after a video of him posing in blackface was posted on his Instagram account. Social media users had criticised Chris Lilley, the star of TV show Summer Heights High. In […]

President’s daughter sparks breastfeeding debate with photo

President’s daughter sparks breastfeeding debate with photo

Image copyright Aliya Shagieva Image caption Aliya Shagieva said the row was because the female form had been hyper-sexualised A picture of the Kyrgyz president’s youngest daughter feeding her baby dressed in her underwear has sparked a debate about breastfeeding and sexualisation. Aliya Shagieva posted the photo on social media back in April with the […]

North Korea says missile test shows all US within range

North Korea says missile test shows all US within range

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Kim Jong-un said the test demonstrated North Korea’s ability to launch “at any place and time” North Korea has hailed as a success its latest test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), describing it as a “stern warning” for the US. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said the test proved […]