Indonesia plane crash: Boy, 12, survives Papua accident

Indonesia plane crash: Boy, 12, survives Papua accident

Image copyright AFP Image caption Rescuers walked for two hours to reach the site of the crash A 12-year-old boy has been found alive in the wreckage of a plane crash which killed eight people in Indonesia. Photos from the scene show the boy conscious and looking at the camera. He was found with the […]

South China Sea: ‘Leave immediately and keep far off’

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South China Sea: ‘Leave immediately and keep far off’

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South China Sea: ‘Leave immediately and keep far off’

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South China Sea: ‘Leave immediately and keep far off’

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South China Sea: ‘Leave immediately and keep far off’

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China Uighurs: One million held in political camps, UN told

China Uighurs: One million held in political camps, UN told

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Uighur protesters pictured in 2009 wield the ID cards of detained relatives A UN human rights committee has heard there are credible reports that China is holding a million Uighurs in “counter-extremism centres”. Gay McDougall, a member of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, raised the […]

China mosque demolition sparks stand-off in Ningxia

China mosque demolition sparks stand-off in Ningxia

Image copyright Weibo Image caption The Weizhou mosque is a towering structure that features domes and minarets in a Middle Eastern style Hundreds of Muslims in western China are engaged in a standoff with authorities to prevent their mosque from being demolished. Officials said the newly completed Weizhou Grand Mosque in Ningxia had not been […]

Taliban attack strategic Afghan city of Ghazni

Taliban attack strategic Afghan city of Ghazni

Image copyright AFP Image caption Few pictures have emerged from the city since the assault began The Taliban have launched a major night-time assault on the Afghan city of Ghazni, a provincial capital on the key highway between Kabul and Kandahar. The militants took control of parts of the city before being pushed back to […]

Australian MPs field sudden requests for Queen portraits

Australian MPs field sudden requests for Queen portraits

Image copyright Andrew Hastie Image caption MP Andrew Hastie with his own portrait of the Queen Australians have emailed MPs with dozens of requests for free portraits of the Queen, after the little-known entitlement was publicised this week. Under official rules, citizens may ask for “nationhood” material – things such as Australian flags, anthem recordings, […]