Australia Police grant cancer patient’s wish ‘to blow stuff up’

Australia Police grant cancer patient’s wish ‘to blow stuff up’

Image copyright Australian Federal Police Image caption Police gave a sick young man the chance to detonate explosive charges A 12-year-old Australian boy in remission from cancer has been granted his request to “blow stuff up” with an elite police squad. Make-A-Wish Australia organised the day for Declan, who was diagnosed in 2015. He was […]

Nie Shubin: China clears man 21 years after execution

Nie Shubin: China clears man 21 years after execution

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The supreme court says there was not enough evidence to convict Mr Nie A Chinese man has had his conviction for rape and murder overturned, 21 years after he was executed. Nie Shubin was killed by firing squad in 1995 at the age of 20 after being found guilty […]

Thai Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn proclaimed king

Media captionWhat do we know about Thailand’s new king? Thai Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, 64, has become the country’s new king, succeeding his much-revered late father King Bhumibol Adulyadej. He accepted the throne in a televised broadcast following an invitation from parliament, formalising his accession. King Bhumibol, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, died on 13 October. […]

That ‘tremendous’ call between Trump and Pakistan’s PM Nawaz Sharif

That ‘tremendous’ call between Trump and Pakistan’s PM Nawaz Sharif

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Trump has spoken to a number of world leaders since winning the election Late on Wednesday afternoon US President-elect Donald Trump had a phone call with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. According to a Pakistani account of what should probably have been a procedural discussion, Mr Trump lavished extravagant […]

That ‘tremendous’ call between Trump and Pakistan’s PM Nawaz Sharif

That ‘tremendous’ call between Trump and Pakistan’s PM Nawaz Sharif

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Trump has spoken to a number of world leaders since winning the election Late on Wednesday afternoon US President-elect Donald Trump had a phone call with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. According to a Pakistani account of what should probably have been a procedural discussion, Mr Trump lavished extravagant […]

Thai Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn to be proclaimed king

Thai Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn to be proclaimed king

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The monarchy is accorded enormous respect in Thailand Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn is set to be proclaimed Thailand’s new king, 50 days after the death of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The head of the National Legislative assembly is expected to publicly announce the prince’s acceptance of the throne later […]

Martin Shkreli: Australian boys recreate life-saving drug

Martin Shkreli: Australian boys recreate life-saving drug

Image copyright ABC Image caption The Sydney students at work in their high school laboratory The man who sparked outrage last year by hiking the price of a life-saving drug may have met his match in some Australian schoolboys. US executive Martin Shkreli became a symbol of greed when he raised the price of a […]

South Korea: Birthplace of president’s father ‘torched’

South Korea: Birthplace of president’s father ‘torched’

Image copyright EPA / Yonhap Image caption The memorial hall was badly damaged by the blaze South Korean police say they have arrested a man accused of setting fire to the birthplace of the father of embattled President Park Geun-hye. The memorial hall for Park Chung-hee, the country’s former military ruler, was badly damaged in […]

India Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter account hacked

India Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter account hacked

Image copyright @OfficeOfRG The Twitter account of India’s main opposition Congress party and its leader Rahul Gandhi have been repeatedly targeted by hackers. A tweet on Mr Gandhi’s timeline addressed his “haters” and was retweeted by the official account of the Congress party. The new message appeared shortly after a series of abusive tweets on […]

That ‘tremendous’ call between Trump and Pakistan’s PM Nawaz Sharif

That ‘tremendous’ call between Trump and Pakistan’s PM Nawaz Sharif

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Trump has spoken to a number of world leaders since winning the election Late on Wednesday afternoon US President-elect Donald Trump had a phone call with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. According to a Pakistani account of what should probably have been a procedural discussion, Mr Trump lavished extravagant […]